A journey into the heart of the Danish soul. Kim Larsen (1945-2018) – the much loved Danish rock musician and multi-artist - captures in music and words the Danish soul. With his 500 recorded songs and 40 albums he is known by all Danes of all ages. Guitarist, and head of guitar department at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Jesper Sivebæk, had 2 heroes in his youth: Andrés Segovia and Kim Larsen – and they have followed him ever since.
For more than 10 years Jesper Sivebæk has worked on the pieces on this album. With his great experience he uses the possibilities of the guitar to the utmost, and follows the classical tradition of making instrumental versions of folk songs. Sivebæk is true both to the beauty and the simplicity of Kim Larsens songs, and to his instrument – the classical Spanish guitar. In these arrangements classical guitar players around the globe now have 12 new pieces to discover and put on their concert programs. Erik Jensen, journalist and former musical editor at Politiken wrote: 'Kim Larsen was unrivalled at taking the big moments and feelings of existence and converting them into music and lyrics in a playful, direct language that Danes loved. In his songs we were able to mirror ourselves and be precisely the Danes we wanted to be: free and brazen, wilful and provocative, but also poetic and elegant, sensitive and standing shoulder to shoulder with those struggling in society.