It's a line from a Lene song that we want to use to celebrate the birthday of this fanclub. The words are from "Faces" and truly reflect the spirit of the fanclub today, thirteen years after its foundation on 19th August 2000. Common passion and time spent together, both in meetings with Lene and gatherings, gave us the opportunity to make special friends and create a great family.
This fanclub grew thanks to fans, and we believe it will keep growing with a little help from everybody. Our official channels, the Forum and the Facebook page, are always open to thoughts and contributes, especially in these days of Lene-celebration. The most beautiful present so far was by Lene herself, who wrote on her Facebook page replying to the birthday wishes:
Dear all! Thank you so much for your birthday wishes!!! I really appreciate it!!! 33! Another year gone by… Is it just me or does time go faster as we get older? :) Ha ha, feels like it! Getting older really doesn't bother me. I don't know why, but I like it. Perhaps that will change and a year from now I'll be crying my eyes out :) So I found this photo of me the other day. From a time when a year felt like forever! You know it's cold outside when your parents add a Santa hat to the hat you're already wearing Then again, I was 2 years old, so I probably had strong opinions about what to wear!
And here's the picture, together with the photo she took at the presentation of her album "Twist The Truth" in Milan (15 May 2009)... a tribute to all of her fans!!!
Here we are, united as we've been for many years, to celebrate your birthday, Lene!!!
To thank you for what you've given us will never be enough and this year we want to do it in a different way: sometimes a video may tell more then a thousand words.
Bern 2006, Switzerland. A night full of laughs together, unforgettable for its simplicity, an exciting chat with lots of photographs to review the milestones of a link built with patience and passion! Thank you for the memories and for what you will give to your followers, always more and more fascinated by your talent and your art.
A thank you to the founders of YouTube channel "Lene.it TV", on which we can see the full meeting. Don't forget that in our "Experiences" section you'll find pictures and stories from our meetings with Lene.
In these hot summer days here we find another unexpected surprise from Lene: thanks to our peppe89, here's to you Visualize, a new song by Lene mixed at Cobnash Studios in England. A catchy song, maybe a little more uptempo than the usual Lene tune, but with english lyrics where the touch of Lene is unmistakable. From a tweet by @CobnashStudio we learn that the song was written by Lene for someone else, though at this moment we don't know who the lucky artist is!
Lene Marlin is working in studio on a new album, this time in norwegian! We're indeed surprised, though news have been in the air for a while. First "Hver gang vi møtes", then the new version of Unforgivable Sinner, and then the collaboration with Ole Paus.
And thanks to Ole himself we now know of a new album ahead: in a radio interview Ole Paus reveals that Lene took a break from her project in studio to work with him on the song "Omfavnelsen" (which you can listen on the website of NRK radio, where Paus was interviewed).
Lene-marlin.info was the first to report the news, and still we've got few details. Rumours say Espen Lind could be working in studio with Lene. If we know Lene a bit, it might not be that strange to suddenly wake up one day with Lene's new album on our music player. Our star may seem hidden for a while, but when time is right she leaves us breathless!
We have been waiting for a new version of Unforgivable Sinner, and now we have it! Check it out on Sound Cloud. Those who participated in the online poll, received a message by Lene:
"The song is finally finished, and I had such a great time in the studio! I've done several different versions of Unforgivable Sinner, but this is the first time I've recorded one of them. I've thought about it for so long and finally I can give it to you. A different version; less instruments, less of everything. Almost like I'm right there in the same room as you, that's how close I want it to feel. Just to play a more acoustic version focusing on the lyrics. As I often do anyway, so why not share that with you? Well, here it is!
Thank you so much for voting!"
We can tell it was exciting to receive an email from Lene Marlin, and it was even more delightful to find a song from Lene's 1999 first album in it. Less instruments, more Lene's voice: this time she's the main character in the whole song: even the rythm follows her voice. Many fans were satisfied with the result, as you can tell from the comments on the internet. Regarding this, check out also this article about Lene's colleague Espen Lind taking part in the recording session.
After Unforgivable Sinner, we can't wait to listen to Lene also in singer and songwriter Ole Paus' new album, out tomorrow, June 3rd. This last work, entitled "Oppgjøret" ("The end") is a three-cd set and will be the last in Paus' long and successful discography. In this occasion, Ole called several colleagues (among which Lene) and recorded this album with them. Lene has always showed sincere admiration towards Ole in the TV show "Hver Gang Vi Møtes", to the point of getting emotional during his performances. Can't wait for this!
Many thanks to fans Caterina and Knox for the updates!
The LENE VS. LENE experiment has ended: it was intended to pick up the song Lene's fans would have liked the most to be re-recorded in a new version. And the winner is... Unforgivable Sinner, Lene's very first and immediate hit, which won with 30% over Sitting Down Here. Following, Here We Are, You Weren't There and Where I'm Headed. Definitely no surprises then, considering that all the top five songs were singles and all of them have been already sung in a new version in the last season of Hver Gang Vi Møtes by other artists. Thus, if on one hand one could kind of regret such a choice, on the other hand we'll be able to compare Lene's re-recording with the recent new version by Marion Ravn.
Here's Lene's announcement from her Facebook page:
"Unforgivable Sinner it is! I'm not that surprised :) I've wanted to do this for a long time. But instead of just choosing a song on my own I wanted you to be involved as well. And it's been so much fun! Thank you so much for voting!!! More info about the song soon. Love Lene"
2013 is full of news! Official website lenemarlin.com/en gets restyled for a new nice idea, much appreciated by all the fans, named LENE VS. LENE.
Lene herself explained its content a couple of hours after preannouncing it on Facebook:
"I have something exciting to tell you very soon, check back in a few hours!" :-)
Next, she wrote both on her Facebook page and on her website:
"About two years ago I started thinking how much I wanted to re-record one of my songs. But which song should I choose? And more importantly, if my fans could choose; which song would YOU want? Not necessarily your favorite song, but the one you want to hear in a different version. So please vote below, and I will give you the song for free when it's finished!"
Voting is easy! Just visit Lene's official website, click on the cover of the album you want to pick a song from, then just drag the song and drop it in the box on the right. You can choose three songs. Then just insert your email address and click on Vote. Your email address must be valid, so that you'll have the opportunity to download for free the most voted song re-recorded by Lene; plus, you could win a framed, signed photo of Lene (50 cm x 50 cm). This is truly a beautiful way to say thank you to all the fans who have been following and supporting Lene with all the love they could during all these years, and in this special moment too.
Not so surprisingly, the most voted song in this moment is Unforgivabe sinner, followed by Sitting Down Here and Here we are.
And you? what song have YOU chosen? Tell us in our forum or on our Facebook page!
After the recent piece of news about work being in progress we're all so happy about, here's something new, again!
Following the enthusiasm after "Hver Gang Vi Møtes", Lene has completed a new collaboration, this time with norwegian singer and songwriter Marion Ravn, who was among the participants in the TV show too. After an emotional duet on "Where I'm Headed" on TV, they worked together on a new song from Marion's second solo album, "Songs From a Blackbird", out on april 8th. We had already announced this, and now we know the title of the song and can let you listen to a sample. Here's a video showing Marion performing "Prove me wrong" during a small and intimate concert in Oslo two days ago. Lene's name is not present in the song title on the official tracklist, but thanks to some research on the internet we feel confident in anticipating this news. We want to thank again all the fans following us, on our forum and our Facebook page, thanks to whom we couldn't be more up-to-date!