the song
title : Stars are rising
written by : North Korean trad. and Knut Reiersrud; English interpretation of the words by Kari Iveland
song copyright : © 2004 Kirkelig Kulturverksted?

the performance
musicians
Knut Reiersrud bass, guitar, keyboards?
David Wallumrød electric piano
Paolo Vinaccia percussion
with :
Eddi Reader lead vocal (English)
Sun Ju Lee lead vocal (Korean)
music
key : D major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 87
form : i V V M V V P
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Stars are rising

[verse in Korean]

stars are rising in the night
like shining beads on velvet skies
as the fathers of our land
care for every man

{oo-ooh behind:} they will protect us all
guide us when darkness falls
blest is every little one
daughter and son

soon the stars will fade away
as we can greet the newborn day
fill our hearts with laughter, laughter
now and ever after

{oo-ooh behind:}
[verse in Korean]

now and ever after
fill our hearts
fill our hearts

fill our hearts

explanations
sorry – I don’t know anything of the Korean language (assuming that is what the ‘original’ lullaby is in)

the recording
personnel
produced by : Erik Hillestad
recorded by : instruments : Giert Clausen at Fersklyd, Oslo;
Eddi Reader’s vocal by Joseph Rusby at CaVa Studios, Glasgow;
Sun Ju Lee’s vocal by Rune Hersvik at an undisclosed location in North Korea
mixed by : Giert Clausen at Fersklyd, Oslo
mastered by : Björn Engelmann at The Cutting Room, Stockholm
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:37
song timing : 3:33
released on
album : Lullabies from the axis of evil track 8