Monday, July 28, 2008


Any Prince fans around? Check out the wildest cover project in Norwegian record history (I hope). Christer Falck managed to get Norwegian artists to record 81 Prince tunes on 5 CDs, to honour him at 50! 5000 copies of "Shockadelica - 50th anniversary tribute to the artist known as Prince" are made. This is overkill for me, but there are a lot of great versions here (not that I'm a Prince expert). What about these artists: Maja Ratkje, Susanna and The Magical Orchestra, Kornstad, Bendik Hofseth, Jacob Young, Anneli Drecker & Bugge Wesseltoft, Kaada and Nils Petter Molvær feat. Sissel Endresen? You'll find the rest of the artists here, and will also be able to listen to parts of the tunes and shop the digital version (only the whole package!).
There are a lot of corny greetings for Prince's birthday in the booklet, but I love Fitts For Fight's way of saying happy birthday (starting like this): "We don't know who Prince is. We were born in the 90s. We always thought of him as the dude who played in Batman."
And what about Prince? He hates the project of course.

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