Marie revisits her ’70s favorites with “My Best Friend”

STOCKHOLM – Marie Fredriksson will release her new album “Min bäste vän” (“My Best Friend”) on June 14. On the new album, she gives her own, personal interpretation of the music she grew up with during the end of the ’60s and the beginning of the ’70s.

  You’ll find songs from artists like John Holm, Fred Åkerström, Pugh Rogefeldt and the Hoola Bandoola Band on this album, along with many others.

  As early as May 15 she will release the first single, the John Holm song “Sommaräng” (“Summer Meadow”).

  Marie has again worked with her husband Micke Bolyos as both producer and arranger. The album’s been recorded at her at-home studio Vinden during the winter months. Marie and Micke worked with a small group of musicians: guitarists Ola Gustavsson, Staffan Astner and Jokke Pettersson; brothers Per & Sven Lindvall drums and bass guitar and Mats Ronander plays the harmonica on Pugh’s song “Guldgruva” (“Gold Mine”).

The songs:

DIN BÄSTE VÄN [Your Best Friend] Words & music: John Holm.

SOMMARÄNG [Summer Meadow] Words & music: John Holm.

OM JAG VORE ARBETSLÖS [If I Were Unemployed] (“If I Were A Carpenter”)

Original Words & music: Tim Hardin.

Swedish lyrics: Cornelis Vreeswijk.

GULDGRUVA [Gold Mine] Words & music: Pugh Rogefeldt.

VEM KAN MAN LITA PÅ? [Who Can You Trust?] Words & music: Mikael Wiehe.


AFTONFALKEN [The Evening Falcon] Words: Ulf Lundell. Music: Pugh Rogefeldt.

INGEN KOMMER UNDAN POLITIKEN [No One Escapes Politics] (“Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine”) Original Words & music: Philippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle.

Swedish lyrics: Ola Magnell.

MAN MÅSTE VETA VAD MAN ÖNSKAR SIG [You Have to Know What You Wish For] Words & music: Mikael Wiehe.

DEN ÖDE STRANDEN [The Deserted Beach] Words & music: John Holm.

HÄR KOMMER NATTEN [Here Comes the Night] Words & music: Pugh Rogefeldt.

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April 12th, 2006

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