For the first time on CD – A compilation with one of Sweden’s besots important female sing/songwriter in the 70s.
Already in the late 60s Turid became famous in the underground of Stockholm as a Swedish Buffy Saint Marie, Lotte Lenya or Joni Mitchell.
Her voice has been described as ” a thin thread of gold”.
After winning a radio competition she soon became known even outside the underground. She was chased by the bigger record companies but took a stand and chose Silence that just had started and in 1971 her first record “Vittras Visor”(Vittras Songs) and Silence’s eighth hit the desks (Vittra is a female mythic being living in the woods).
Turid worked with the finest musicians around at the time, such as Kenny Håkansson (Kebnekajse), Björn J:son Lindh and Palle Danielsson. This record was half in English and half in Swedish.
Turid is almost as shy as a Vittra and not so fond of publicity and after 1982 she nearly stopped performing and has pretty much withdrawn to her own private sphere. Some say you can in some aspects compare her to US singer Linda Perhacs.
“Today Turid stands out as a flower child of the seventies, odd but still characteristic of the time. Her songs bear echoes of Joni Mitchell (think “Woodstock”) and Melanie but at the same time there is a Nordic melancholy and a distinct and very personal voice.
The lyrics are avoiding all kinds of clichés and the music weaves beautiful melodies in intricate arrangements. Yes, Turids poetic sensibility works today just as it did thirty years ago”
(Dan Backman, Svenska Dagbladet) 2004
Clic the Youtube link to see her perform a song live with a female band she had put together around 1978.
Vittras Visor (1971), Bilder (1973), Tredje Dagen (1975) (Silence)