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Take This World in Your Hands

by Markus Rüeger & Greentrees

Dear friend, do you feel hopeless, angry or sad looking at today’s world? Are you worried for the future of your own and others’ children? Here is the soundtrack of a new generation taking the world in there hands with love and honesty! Let's join them!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Donkey John of Carnew
Markus Rüeger
5:45 $0.99
2. Asylum for Polar Bears 18
Markus Rüeger
4:08 $0.99
3. Call of the Soul
Markus Rüeger
3:45 $0.99
4. In Flux
Markus Rüeger
5:07 $0.99
5. Magic of the Four
Markus Rüeger
5:12 $0.99
6. Woman, You Are Coming Home
Markus Rüeger
4:35 $0.99
7. Trust in the Sea
Markus Rüeger
4:08 $0.99
8. Sausage Salad
Markus Rüeger
3:37 $0.99
9. Saami Land
Markus Rüeger
3:53 $0.99
10. Mother of the Living
Markus Rüeger
3:59 $0.99
11. Eva’s Garden of Peace
Markus Rüeger
3:48 $0.99
12. One Drop of Your Hearts Blood
Markus Rüeger & Greentrees
3:22 $0.99
13. Take This World in Your Hands
Markus Rüeger
3:14 $0.99
14. Green Island of Beauty (Dorli Joik)
Markus Rüeger
4:22 $0.99
15. Asyl Für Ijsbäre 18 (Swiss Version)
Markus Rüeger
4:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Markus Rüeger and GreenTrees
Foreword from producer Wayne P Sheehy
The early meetings with a client / artist can sometimes be the most informative. This proved to be the case when I first met Markus. It was a damp and wet Irish day and he suggested we walked and had our first meeting on the mountain! An old Swiss custom I wondered? A test of my connection with nature? It was in fact where he was most comfortable and at peace and this set the feel for the entire production. This album is about being connected, not about being cool (although it is very cool indeed). It’s about integrity, honesty, loyalty and most importantly authenticity. The cross pollination of an Irish man producing an eclectic group of Swiss musicians could have been a recipe for a rather too diverse piece of work. However this diversity has made it extra special. In the days of homogenized sounds, arrangements and production, this record stands out as a truly beautiful, organic, authentic and unique body of work. A composer who has travelled Ireland and Western Europe with a donkey and cart was always going to have a story to tell. A band of Swiss academics and craftsmen were always going to have a different musical feel and then to top it off they go and choose a crazy Irishman like myself to produce, arrange and record it for them in a 200 year old converted farm house on the shores of the North Atlantic on the West coast of Ireland.
It was a pleasure to make this album and now i respectfully ask the listener do one thing. In these days of instant gratification, everything is a quick hit, a rush, a buzz! Please take the time to listen to this album, the stories, the music, the places it will take you to will be like a short but pleasant holiday from the occasional madness of this beautiful world.
Breathe the mountain air off this music.
GreenTrees – The Band
The sound of friendship
A Band for the storm, rain and snow – to go this way I was looking for friends, who would be ready to carry my vision with me in all kind of weather. Looking for the kind of alpine fir, who would stand on it’s own in snow and storm and sing in the wind. They are well rooted and communicate in a magical way under ground, knowing how to support each other. Sure it wasn’t easy to bring these mountain guys across the ocean to Ireland – but what works with a donkey should be possible with four GreenTrees I said to myself. So by the time we got over they managed to stand through all the storms the Irish weather threw at them, of which there where quiet a lot during that time. But as the wind makes firs sing, the Irish winds with all its temper and with the great help of sailor Wayne made us grow into strong and unique sounds. Now we find ourselves as travelling trees, roaming to connect with those who also look for to be oxygen for this planet.

• Markus Rüeger: Songs, Lead-vocal, Guitar, Whistles
• Roman Manser: Accordeon, Trombone, Keyboards, Vocals
• Franz Michel: Vocals, Mauixophone
• Kurt Tschanz: Bass, Vocals

Additional musicians and staff
• Wayne Sheehy: Production Engineer, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
• Eoghan Clarke: Sound-Assistant, Vocals
• Esosa Ighodaro: Vocals on Woman you are coming home/Mother of the living
• Eva Hurley: Travelling assistance, cover illustrations, film direction “asylum for polar bears”
• Lukas Rüeger: Layout cover
• Palma Fiacco: Photographs



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