Originally, Gula Gula -Hør Stammødrenes Stemme(translated: Hear the voices of the Foremothers) was released on the label that the Norwegian singer founded with her former husband. The album was then discovered by Peter Gabriel and released worldwide on his label Real World Records, introducing the folk artist to international audiences, who welcomed her with open arms. With Gula Gula won Mari her first Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy Award) in 1989.
For this exclusive re-issue, the original recording tapes from 1989 were located and two previously unreleased tracks from the Gula Gula studio sessions were discovered. The original producer Tellef Kvifte mixed the two songs. The authentic producer notes have been included in this edition and the artwork has been re-envisioned by the original designer Madla Hruza.