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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Carola - Främling (30 År)

As part of last weekend's fantastic Melodifestivalen, thrice-winner (!) and general Swedish legend Carola was invited back to sing a remixed version of her song Främling ("Stranger"), which won the contest in 1983 (also the year of my birth). The updated version turns the midtempo 80's pop track into a full on electro club anthem. On first listen, I honestly thought it was a bit of a mess, but I couldn't have been more wrong. The melody remains simple and brilliant, and shines through all the production in sterling, anthemic fashion. I've always thought more artists should release remixed/reimagined versions of hits from years ago. Can you imagine a rerecorded, remixed album by Madonna or Janet Jackson or Prince?
* This post is written about the studio version, but there are no streaming links of that anywhere online, so below is the live version. Beware the hot pants.

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