Traces
Release Date, digital: June 5, 2014,
Release Date, physical: August, 2014
Label: DHP Records
Length: 12 tracks

 



The Heart's Cry
Release Date, digital: May 15, 2012,
Release Date, physical: June 13, 2012
Label: DHP Records
Length: 12 tracks

Synopsis: Haunting songs and soundscapes from different folk traditions, some modern, with a little scent of country.

Liner notes:
The heart’s cry is that deep call within us which urges us to express ourselves and to be who we truly are. It includes all the feelings in our experience, as well as all our hopes and desires. It is joy and love, but also disappointment and loss – it is the sum of all our feelings and of our experience: it is who we are and who we dare to be.
These songs express some of those feelings which call to us. They are variations on a theme, from the hurt we hold inside to the joy of being in resonance with oneself. They are a journey through the experience of living, and as such, they echo the passion of being alive./Deborah Henriksson
“Key to everything is love, warms into a deep desire, passion and desire”
from The Heart’s Cry by Bill Whelan



Simply Christmas
Release Date:November 23, 2009
Label:Mandarin Records
Length:42:06
19 tracks

Synopsis: Christmas songs from different traditions.
Why Simply Christmas ?
I wanted to play with the different meanings of ”simply”: for while “simply” implies “simplicity”, it also signals that something may be plain, unembellished, or may be done easily. “Simply” also suggests that something “just is”. I wanted, simply, to create Christmas spirit and awaken our memories of a special time. I wanted to sing “simple” Christmas songs and carols without complicated arrangements. I wanted to create music where the beauty of simplicity can be seen to best advantage. I wanted a return to the essential, to the melodic core, to the eternal, to that which calls to people’s hearts and minds at Christmas. So there are no embellishments, only that which is accessible, and which touches the heart.
/Deborah Henriksson
Songs from Simply Christmas aired on www.radio10.se and on www.julradio.se, as well as SRP4Vastmanland in Dec. 2010


Simple Gifts
Release Date:October 01, 2007
Label:Nosag Records
Length:50:37
23 tracks

Synopsis
”Simple Gifts” combines different kinds of songs in
order to come closer to universal experience, in order
to move the listener.
23 tracks containing traditional Afro/Anglo-American, British and Celtic songs, and songs by American composers Paul Bowles and Samuel Barber.

 



CD REVIEW: Deborah Henriksson - The Hearts Cry
By: Cyrus Rhodes
"amazing collection of music"
- INDIE MUSIC DIGEST-






Artist: Deborah Henriksson
CD: The Heart’s Cry
Label: DHP Records


Genre: Celtic, Orchestral, Contemporary Vocal, Classical
Sounds Like: Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Sarah McLaughlin, Celine Dion
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 9/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: My Lagan Love, Perfect Time, Harry’s Game
Weakness: None

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CD REVIEW:


New Jersey born, Sweedish based singer-songwriter Deborah Henriksson just releases her latest CD entitled The Heart’s Cry in 2012. This is her third releases to date. Herniksson crafts vocal lines that are inseparable from the soundscapes which support them, ranging in style from Celtic to ambient to traditional and contemporary, with a scent of country.

The CD gently takes flight with “Snow” a smooth intro groove that serves up an inviting vocal presence against impressive earthy fretwork, smooth as silk rhythm section and mesmerizing vocal delivery from Henriksson. Track 2 “My Lagan Love” presents a striking, slow moving piece that serves up a methodical musical build with a passionate melodic delivery with heartfelt vocals from Henriksson that flows and ebbs its way through to emotional fruition. Track 3 “Perfect Time” delivers an hypnotic melody with impressive strings, thought provoking lyrical content and mesmerizing vocals. The production quality is impressive and the musicianship of everyone involved is clearly above the bar. Along the way you will notice an array of instrumentation with things like piano, harp, acoustic guitar, orchestral elements and ambient accents, lush harmonies all built upon an earthy rhythmic foundation. Song for song the combination of Celtic masterpieces meshed with Henriksson’s vocal presence are masterful.

Now turning our attention over to Henriksson - as for her vocal abilities she is quite impressive. Her vocal style is cut from the cloth of Sara McLaughlin, Loreena McKennitt, Enja, and Celine Dion. It definitely works well within the confines of this contemporary Celtic catalogue. Henriksson’s impressive vibrato, falsetto and overall vocal passion clearly showcases a strong and confident vocal ability. I especially like how her voice just sort of flows and ebbs melodically with the music. This is an amazing quality that not many artists can execute. This X-Factor quality clearly makes Henriksson a marquee talent from Sweden. No doubt she has solid musical instincts behind the microphone. This CD from Henriksson delivers 12 compelling tracks all providing an interesting snapshot of an amazing artist with thought provoking lyrical wisdom and amazing wisdom. All piece are striking, captivating, positive, passionate and extremely compelling. From striking “Hearts Cry” to heartfelt “Ae Fond Kiss” to earthy “My Love is like a Red, Red Rose” to hypnotic “We Sprout in thy Soul” to melodic Harry’s Game” to powerful “Woman of Ireland” to mesmerizing “I Know You by Heart” to upbeat “Evangeline” this CD has something for just about everyone.

It’s hard to find serious weakness with this production. I give up...

I like everything about Deborah Henriksson. She's truly an infectious Celtic artist that possess a "Gold Standard" - look, sound, appeal, talent and vocal presence. From start to finish “The Hearts Cry” is an impressive collection of music. The music is warm and earthy, highly passionate, uplifting and passionate. The pin drop moments are to die for and her vocal touch is of legends. The songwriting craft is an interesting snapshot of Celtic music delivered from from a clairvoyant artist. All songs are consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair and signature groove. Note for note, song for song this catalogue is extremely consistent and fills the space with what I would describe as peaceful earthy exuberance that captures the essence of the amazing Celtic spirit.

/ Cyrus Rhodes

 

Review – All What’s Rock


“..this cd will simply make your day more passionate…”

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Review- RocknRoll review


“… an endearing album limited by nothing…”

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Review – Vents Magazine


“…Deborah Henriksson will affirm your faith in music again…”

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Review – Music Emissions (please scroll down for most recent review!)


“…the overall vibe is… poetic with pockets of joy and hope shining through..”

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Review – Indie Shark


“… the Heart’s Cry has everything to offer the listener…”

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Review – Indie Artist’s Alliance


“Deborah Henriksson releases epic The Heart’s Cry”


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“Deborah Henriksson sings with understatement, for the force of her voice is in the artistic expression, not in vocal strength. Her diction is distinct with simple beauty. She uses her voice like an instrument which is both a loyal subordinate to the songs but which also lifts them to heavenly heights in a clear eloquence of purity, beauty and exquisite expressiveness.”
Keep reading for the review in Swedish:

Deborah Henriksson
The Heart’s Cry
DHP Records


FOLKTONAD SÅNGKONST

För sex år sedan gav Deborah Henriksson, USA född sångerska bosatt i Västerås,
ut en kammarmusikalisk skiva med blandad repertoar.
Ackompanjerad av piano tolkade hon shaker-sången Simple gifts likaväl som sånger av amerikanska 1900-talstonsättare.
Även Deborah Henrikssons nya skiva The heart’s cry rymmer tidlös sångkonst,
men den här gången kompas hon även av gitarr, dragspel och trummor
fast i skiftande sättningar.
Hon framför främst sånger från de brittiska öarna, klassiska tonsättningar av
Robert Burns dikter samsas med nyare sånger av bland andra Eleanor McEvoy.
Deborah Henriksson sjunger nertonat. Kraften finns i det konstnärliga uttrycket,
inte i vokal styrka. Diktionen är klar och underskönt enkel.
Hennes röst blir ett instrument som både lojalt underordnas sångerna och lyfter dessa mot himmelska höjder i ett avklarnat utryck av renhet,
skönhet och en utsökt vacker expressivitet.

/Magnus Eriksson

 

 

Real Roots Café - Dutch magazine, December 2012 Review:

“…A very understated, subtle CD with heavenly sounding music…”

Google translation. For original text in Dutch please go to link.

Deborah Hendriksson, The Heart's Cry
Deborah Henrikson, also born in the USA, is a Swedish singer who renamed her music celtic with a New Age twist, very similar to Enya, both in atmosphere and in terms of repertoire. Together with her Swedish producer presents her third album to date, fully incorporated in Sweden, where she lives and works again for some time. The twelve songs on the CD are wonderfully sung, Deborah has a beautiful ethereal voice in the higher regions, and she sings as pure as a babbling mountain stream. The guidance is in Swedish hands and is very subdued. We hear piano, keyboards, guitar, drums / percussion and harmonica / accordion and ethereal background vocals by himself and Deborah, Kent Ihren. Among the songs we meet some old friends, such as "My Lagan Love" (to Van Morrison & The Chieftains), "Snow" (Loreena McKennitt), 'Women of Ireland' (Chieftains, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush eva) and "A woman's heart" (Eleanor McEvoy). And - not entirely hold in this genre - there are two beautiful music provided poems of Scotland's most famous troubadour, Robert Burns, whose titles speak volumes: "Ae fond kiss" respectively. "My love is like a red, red rose '.
A very understated, subtle CD with heavenly sounding music. Like an angel on earth has settled and our hair clean singing is heard. It's like author Bill Whelan in his song 'The heart's cry ", the title song of the CD, says:" Key to everything is love, warm into a deep desire, passion and desire. "For a very pleasant winter, stay inside, the fireplace and a glass of wine (or - more appropriate - a nice malt whiskey). A Swedish surprise in a Celtic bath

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Skope Magazine, US:


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Fatea Records Magazine, UK:
”The Heart’s Cry is a hauntingly beautiful album… a masterpiece, which stands out for its deep meaning and representation of hope within all walks of life…
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Keys and Chords, the Netherlands:
“Authentic and timeless Celtic inspired folk from a great female singer. Deborah Henriksson is gifted with one of the finest voices in the contemporary folk scene…”
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Neufutur web magazine, U.S.A.:
“There is honesty to Henriksson’s voice that resonates through each of the tracks on The Hearts Cry…”
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Skope Magazine, U.S.A.:
“…The Heart’s Cry is a deeply moving and beautiful release and I look forward to hearing more from this gifted vocalist.”

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Rocktimes web magazine, Germany:
“Die ‘frau im schwarzen Kleid’ auf dem Cover sprach mich auf den allerersten Blick an. Das Coverbild ist eigentlich ganz einfach gehalten und hat doch ein gewisses Etwas, das neugierig macht. Schon nach den ersten paar Tönen bestätligte die Hörprobe den positiven optischen Eindruck…”
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Hallandsposten, Sweden:
“varma sånger med ren röst…”
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