Monday, July 3, 2017

The ABBA Review Guide

My new ABBA book is out now at Createspace.  It's a 390 page B&W tome!
It's a fact filled, fun filled journey into the world of ABBA. Just a warning this is not a ABBA picture book. The book only features about twenty illustrations all of which are in black and white-so no fun there. What the book does feature is reviews and information on almost every ABBA related recording, movie, book, video or theater piece ever released.


 For more info see the createspace page for it...
ABBA Review Guide

ABBA Review Guide at Amazon

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The covers of First Aid Kit featuring Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Cover)




The  Swedish sister vocal duo, First Aid Kit has made quite a  reputation from performing covers as well as original self written numbers.  Below you will find  list of the covers that they have done. At least seven  songs,"Tiger Mountain Peasant Song", "Walk Unafraid", "Universal Soldier", "America", "Gloomy Sunday" and "When I Grow Up' have been formally released by the group as recordings but most of the songs have not. Among their most praised performances are their  three appearances at Polar Music Prize ceremonies  performing songs written by Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon and Patti Smith.

It is quite rare to hear vocal harmony today-especially by singers who match so well together..  The other refreshing  aspect of this act is their willingness to perform acoustically pretty much  alone, and live.  More than once I  have been blown away by their songs-and performances and  I can tell you that a rare thing nowadays. The video above is their breakthrough video performing a song by Fleet Foxes, it was filmed in 2008.

America (Simon and Garfunkel)
Blue Christmas (Elvis)
Blues Run the Game(Jackson Frank)
Chelsea Hotel no 2 (Leonard Cohen)
Chiquitita (ABBA cover)
Colorado Girl
Complainte pour Ste. Catherine (McGarrigles)
Dancing Barefoot  (Patti Smith cover)
Devil in Disguise
Diamonds and Rust (Joan Baez Cover)
Enter the Ninja
Gloomy Sunday(Billie Holiday)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Harvest (Neil Young)
Heart Like a Wheel (McGarrigle’s)
I Met Up with the King
If It Be Your Will (Leonard Cohen)
It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan Cover)
It Hurts Me Too
Kathy's Song (Paul Simon Cover) -
Love Interruption (Jack White)
On The Road Again -

One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
Play With Fire (Rolling Stones)
Red dirt girl (Emmylou Harris)
Seven Nation Army
Side of the road
Simple Man (Graham Nash)
Song for Zula
Stand by your man
Still Feeling Blue
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Talk to Me Of Mendocino
The Gambler (Don Schlitz/Kenny Rogers cover)
The Partisan  
The Swallow  Song
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran cover)
This Land is Your Land
Those memories of you"
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Cover)
Universal Soldier (Buffy-Sainte Marie)
Visa vid midsommartid
Waiter at the Station (Willy Mason)
Waiting Around to Die (Townes Van Zandt
Walk the line (J. Cash)
Walk Unafraid
War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover)
Went to War (Amason cover)
We're Going To Be Friends
What's The Point
When I Grow Up(Fever Ray)
Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen)
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? Carter family
With God on Our Side (Bob Dylan)