Thursday, 31 January 2008
Monday, 21 January 2008
After that funky attempt at recording a backing track for When All Is Said And Done, naturally Bjorn and Benny felt the need to rerecord it with a completely different arangement. It's the arrangement we've come to know (and love), as this was the version released on The Visitors (1981). However, the final release is a slightly cut-down one; the following video includes the complete original recording. (I don't want to spoil the surprise, but essentially at the end of the song there is a repeat of the first verse.)
Saturday, 19 January 2008
...And here is the complete version:
I'm not obsessed. Honest.
Now, enough of my own material already! :P
Friday, 18 January 2008
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Just Like That was written by Björn and Benny in May 1982, and recording sessions began that same month. At least three versions were recorded: the first attempt at recording the song has become known as the 'original', 'slow' or 'dream' version (the version used in my video here). The second version of the song is known as the 'Nanana' or 'Lalala' version. The last known version of the song has become known as the 'saxophone' version.
After recording of the 'saxophone' version in June 1982, Just Like That was left unsatisfactory by Benny and Björn. They stated some time afterwards that the song simply sounded 'wrong': the verses and the choruses did not go together well, and that is why it was scrapped.
Ah well, we can always hope they'll change their minds. :)