SANNE SALOMONSEN - Sanne / Love Is Gonna Call (1988-1990)
Description: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3.
Bit rate: 320 kbps.
Sample rate: 44100 Hz joint stereo.
Tags type: ID3V1 & ID3V2.
Source formats: CD.
Number of tracks: 28.
(För oss skandinaver behövs det väl inte någon som helst presentation av varken Sanne eller det här albumet, så vi tar det på utrikiska.)
A classic album by Denmark's leading lady in rock and pop, Sanne Salomonsen, affectionately known as Denmark's very own "Rock Mama" and active in music since the early 1970's. The multiplatinum selling album "Sanne" spawned four major hits; "Hvis Du Forstod" ("If You Understood"), "Kærligheden Kalder" ("Love Is Calling"), "Jeg 'I Live" ("I'm Alive" a duet with Thomas Helmig) and the country-tinged "Tænk På Mig" ("Think Of Me"). It also included a number of other tracks that since have become repertoire standards for Salomonsen, like the hard rock-blues track "Saet Fri" ("Set Free") and the melancholy ballad "Uden Dig" ("Without You").
The "Sanne" album became historic in the sense that it was the first to finally break through the Danish/Swedish language barrier, in the summer of 1989 becoming the very first album entirely sung in Danish to top the Swedish albums chart and going gold also in Sweden, as well as becoming a massive seller in Norway and Finland. In 1988 Salomonsen had had two other major hits with her cover of Dobie Gray's 1973 rock classic "Drift Away" and the funk-flavoured dance track "Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg" (roughly translated as "The One I Make Love To, Is The One I Love"), the latter specifically composed and recorded with fellow top stars Anne Linnet, Søs Fenger and Thomas Helmig for the first Danish HIV/AIDS campaign. One of the best-selling singles in the history of recorded music in Denmark, raising several millions of kroner for HIV/AIDS research, "Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg" quite unexpectedly also became the very first Danish language recording to top the Swedish singles chart - for no less than nine consecutive weeks. Sanne Salomonsen consequently made both Danish and Swedish chart history twice within the space of twelve months and by the end of 1989 she was not only Denmark's but Scandinavia's undisputed Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, a title she has held ever since. In 1989 Salomonsen, Linnet, Helmig and Fenger were collectively awarded with a Danish Grammy for Song Of The Year for "Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg" and in 1990 Sanne received the World Music Award in Monaco for Bestselling Danish Artist for the "Sanne" album which had sold in excess of 600.000 copies, an unparalleled figure for a country with a total population of some 4.5 million. Sanne, "Sanne" and all its hit singles paved way for a large number of other Danish artists like Lis Sørensen, Hanne Boel and Michael Learns To Rock who since have gone on to have considerable commercial success in all of the Scandinavian countries throughout the 1990's and 2000's.
Both "Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg" and the "Sanne" album marked a new musical direction for Salomonsen as they rather unconventionally blended classic rock with influences from contemporary dance music genres like soul, funk, house and hip hop - and even 70's disco (listen out for a very familiar sample on one of the non-album versions). The production also broke new ground; when the laws of rock 'n' roll dictated that music was to be recorded entirely live, by "real" musicians and preferably in one single take, Sanne and her producers Jens Rugsted and Stig Kreutzfeldt went in the exact opposite direction. The album was dominated by for its time technically advanced pre-programmed drums, percussion and synthesizers - but set against bluesy acoustic or semi-acoustic instruments like steel stringed guitars, banjo and harmonica, all recorded live. The juxtaposition of these elements combined with Sanne's powerful and emotive vocals, backed up by among others Thomas Helmig and Hanne Boel, created an up until that point unheard soundscape within the Scandinavian rock genre. Several of the tracks like "Hvis Du Forstod" and "Kærligheden Kalder" were also issued as extended 12" remixes and both these and "Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg" are some twenty years after their original release considered modern dance classics in all of the Nordic countries.
With the unexampled Scandinavian success of the "Sanne" album in 1989 the decision was soon taken by her then record company Virgin Records to release the set internationally. When the fourth single "Tænk På Mig" was released on 12" and CD in Denmark in the autumn of that year, Salomonsen had already recorded English language versions of both "Kærligheden Kalder" (retitled "Love Is Gonna Call") and "Hvis Du Forstod" ("If You Could See", with lyrics by Roxette's Per Gessle), then with the original Danish backing tracks. The entire album was subsequently re-recorded in English the following year and was then remixed and partly re-arranged by notable British producer Greg Walsh (Pink Floyd, Heaven 17, Tina Turner etc.), featuring new versions of both the title track "Love Is Gonna Call" and "If You Could See".
A groundbreaking and timeless album by one of Scandinavia's best loved and most influential artists, not to be missed by anyone - independently of nationality or mother tongue. The language of good music, just like love, is after all universal.
Sanne (1989, original Danish album)
01. Kæerligheden Kalder (Love Is Calling)
02. Uden Dig (Without You)
03. Hvis Du Forstod (If You Understood)
04. Dagdrømmer (Daydreaming)
05. Leve Dit Liv (Living Your Life)
06. Sæt Fri (Set Free)
07. Jeg 'I Live (I'm Alive, duet with Thomas Helmig)
08. Du Ka' Stille Min Længsel (You Can Ease My Desire)
09. Ingen Ka' Forhindre (Nobody Can Stop It)
10. Tænk På Mig (Think Of Me)
11. Den Jeg Elsker, Elsker Jeg (The One I Make Love To, Is The One I Love - Sanne Salomonsen, Anne Linnet, Søs Fenger and Thomas Helmig, non-album single 1988)
12. Hvis Du Forstod (Chief 1's Dance Mix)
13. Kæerligheden Kalder (Chief 1's Hip House Mix)
14. Tænk På Mig (Banjo Mix)
15. Drift Away (non-album single, 1988)
16. If You Could See (Hvis Du Forstod - Version #1)
17. Love Is Gonna Call (Kæerligheden Kalder - Version #1)
Love Is Gonna Call (1990, international version)
01. Love Is Gonna Call (Kæerligheden Kalder)
02. If You Could See (Hvis Du Forstod)
03. Without Love (Uden Dig)
04. Mountain (Dagdrømmer)
05. Think Of Me (Tænk På Mig)
06. Roxanne (Sæt Fri)
07. What Did You Do (Jeg 'I Live)
08. Wait Until Tomorrow (Ingen Ka' Forhindre)
09. Only Reason (Du Ka' Stille Min Længsel)
10. Feel It Within (Leve Dit Liv)
11. Love Is Gonna Call (12" Remix)