- Audio CD (May 26, 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Import
- Label: Imports
- ASIN: B0029QTBXA
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Fairytale Single, Import
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
Kiss and Tell and Roll with the Wind have a little more beat and are similar to Fairytales (to my untrained ear, at least). Funny Little World, Abandoned, and Horses are more of ballads and have beautiful words and music.
The last 2 bonus tracks are instrumentals and very well played. Anyone who likes Fairytales will LOVE the rest of this CD, each of the songs is beautiful and there are no fluffy filler songs.
Alexander's music, as clearly shown on this disc, tends more towards folk music, particularly Eastern European folk music. He accompanies himself on the violin with other musicians not onstage. He was accompanied in the contest by three male dancers and two female singers who only did some brief wordless vocals. All of this is very low key for Eurovision. It probably helped that he is half Byelorussian as well as Norwegian and spoke fluent Russian in the year the show was in Moscow. But the freshness and originality of the music also had a big influence as well as the fact that he is a very personable performer whose enthusiasm is contagious. He not only won, but by the highest score ever attained to that point.
The winning song was "Fairy Tale" and is featured on this, his first album.The album is true to Alexander and his style of songwriting, and in fact he wrote every vocal song on the album. he's not the product of producers and marketers but a genuine artist and musician.Read more ›
The title-song is very catchy (some may argue annoyingly so), and with multi-cultural influence appealed to audiences all over Europe.
Mr. Rybak is a very accomplished violinist and showman. The songs on the cd vary, but my main objections are that the lyrics in part are not very strong, and also his English accent comes through a bit strong sometimes.
That said, I think people with an open mind will enjoy this cd - I certainly did. It has a mix of catchy tunes (#1 is very good), as well as some quiet songs as well. (Personally, I like 13 horses which is quite sad, but very beautiful).
I am surprised he is not more popular in my country, considering the supposed talent we are force fed by our media.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very unusual, Gypsy violin with modern vocals from a Russian born Norwegian in the USA. So different, you have to listen! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ralph E. Roe Sr.
Lots of good songs, I just wouldn't recommend all of them. Rybak is a bit underrated in my opinion.Published 18 months ago by Destinee
Great album, this is the hottest new singer in the world, outbeats that little jerk from Canada Justin, what's his name?Published 19 months ago by Paulb
What an amazing CD! I can't say this very often, as most are one hit wonders. I remember seeing this gentleman on Eurovision and loving his Fairytale song. Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by Jessica Kramer
Alexander Rybak's first job, pretty good and catchy melodies, lyrics a bit melancholic, and best of all the violin. work that shows that it is a promising artist.Published on May 8, 2011 by Manuel C.
It's a great album and even more that I hoped for. Amazon is a great company through which I was able to get this selection with timely and quality delivery. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by chercheur53
"Fairytale" is a sweet, beautiful album but not something to be listened to when you are depressed! "I don't want to be abandoned" is beautiful but gut wretching and "13 Horses",... Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by Nim the Wombat