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"Byssan Lull" in Lucidity

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Uploaded on Oct 10, 2009

I haven't followed the development of 2D puzzle/platformer Lucidity very closely, so imagine my surprise when I tested the demo version on Xbox LIVE Arcade and suddenly heard this hauntingly beautiful rendition of a well-known Swedish lullaby while staring at the otherwise completely English main menu.

Turns out that the composer at Lucasarts had been actively searching for a non-English lullaby as well as an opportunity to work with a Swedish singer named Lisa Eriksson, and then decided to combine these two ideas by picking "Byssan Lull" as the game's title theme. For more details on this interesting turn of events, read this:

http://lucasartsworkshop.wordpress.co...

As is evident from the blog post, the exact origins of "Byssan Lull" are difficult to pin down but what's certain is that the song become widely known through the efforts of legendary Swedish artist, songwriter and musicologist Evert Taube (1890-1976). The complete lullaby is much longer than this short excerpt, by the way...

The Lucasarts composer provides a partial translation of the lyrics on his site which I used as a starting point for writing the subtitles included in this video.

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