CJ Grimmark returns with another solo album, 15 years after his self-titled solo debut from 2007. Together with the renowned musicians Anders Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, ex-Hammerfall, ex-Manowar, Tungsten, etc.), Anders Mossberg (Jerusalem), Andreas “Habo” Johansson (Narnia, Avatarium, Royal Hunt), and Anders Köllerfors (Anette Olzon, Allen/Olzon, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, All For The King, etc.), Grimmark creates instrumental interpretations of carefully selected Christmas hymns.
Tasteful arrangements and ingeniously thought-out details adorn the glittering parade of Christmas hymns, which make the record deeper and worth listening to carefully. But the songs also serve perfectly as a pleasant background and peaceful Christmas atmosphere.
‘Christmas + Hymns & Instrumentals’ shows the range of how experienced and established musicians can interpret some of the greatest Christmas carols of our time in combined respect and creativity.
The CD contains the bonus-track ‘My Way’.
Full album will be released on CD and on all major digital platforms by JONO Music and distributed by Sound Pollution Distribution on November 4, 2022.
01 – Jul, jul, strålande jul
02 – O Come, All Ye Faithful
03 – Betlehems stjärna
04 – Härlig är jorden
05 – Himlen i min famn
06 – Mary, did you know?
07 – O holy night
08 – Silent night
09 – Eg veit i himmerik ei borg
10 – My way (Bonus-track on CD only)
CJ Grimmark – Guitars, keyboards
Anders Mossberg – Bass
Anders Johansson – Drums
Anders Köllerfors – Percussion
Andreas “Habo” Johansson – Drums (CD only)