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3.42 | 18 ratings | 3 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stev (0:48)
2. Jarlen av Murray (2:15)
3. Halling (2:01)
4. Heming og Harald Kongjen (3:57)
5. Eg vil ingjen spelemann ha (2:23)
6. Huldra og Elland (4:27)
7. Inn kom'n Tore (1:28)
8. Herr Verner i fangetårnet (2:27)
9. Den gode grønne skogen (3:48)
10. Brurgangar (3:32)
11. Kjempene på Dovrefjell (4:08)

Total Time: 31:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Lisa Helljesen / vocals
- Lars Helljesen / vocals, guitars
- Trond Villa / fele
- Morten Bing / vocals, guitars, mandolin
- Eilf Amundsen / banjo, guitar, bass
- Trond Øverland / bass, piano
- Morten Jakobsen / drums

Releases information

LP Philips 6317 034 (1975 Norway)
CD Pan Records PACD 015 (1999 Norway)
CD Hifly Sound Anstalt HIFLYCD14008 (2015 Liechtenstein) (digipak)

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FOLQUE Kjempene På Dovrefjell ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Folque's second album is the logical follow-up to their debut but it seems that this would be a concept album. I use the word "seems" because I do not speak or read Norwegian, therefore I am unable to grasp much except judge on the musical qualities of such an album.

And that music is actually still quite folk asa in pure folk with rock beats at times, and the longer tracks hold enough interplay to be at least entertaining to most progheads, but I did not find this album very progressive (at least compared to Comus , Algarnas Tradgard , Spirogyra). This seven piece combo seems to take the early Steeleye Span attitude (mainly traditional folk than give it a rock beat) but sometimes reaching out to Fairport Convention (circa Liege and Lief era) and also a bit of mostly-Scottish Incredible String Band.

As interesting the comparison I just made above , most proghead should approach Folque with much caution because this group is rather borderline for the scope of the ProgArchives. Howeber , should you want to investigate this , You might want to start with this album or its follow-up Vardoger.

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2 stars This band was riding high on the Norwegian folk rock wave back in the 1970s. One of the reasons is this album which is regarded as a classic from that scene. Prog wise, only Den gode grønne skogen have a structure which can be attributed to the prog rock scene. The music is rooted in the Norw ... (read more)

Report this review (#248100) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Den Gode Grønne Skogen is one of the best songs comming from Norway in all time. It have a huge builde up, and when the bass joins in it just rocks crazy. If you dont know Norwegian, the song is about a virgin who bets with her boyfriend 10 against 100 that she will visit him and come back sti ... (read more)

Report this review (#166616) | Posted by Skink_123 | Monday, April 14, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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