Monday, August 11, 2014

Polle & Myrthe - Calm after the storm

The Kids Are Alright!. Here's Polle and Myrthe doing a younger version of the Common Linnets' Eurovision hit Calm After The Storm.

Junior fans may know Polle from his 2011 participation in the Dutch preselection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. His Music In My Heart stranded in the first semi.

It was an unexpected pleasure to see the Netherlands end the runner up at the Copenhagen contest, but the commercial success of Calm After The Storm is even more surprising. The song went top 10 in many countries' charts and is still in the top 10 in Germany and Austria (August 2014).
It was also the first ever #1 hit for a Dutch entry in the Belgian (Flemish) charts.

Find out more about Calm After The Storm, the chart history, the cdsingles, versions and the acclaimed hit album The Common Linnets here at the Copenhagen Collection

More Calm After The Storm coverversions
Zuwer Scheerwol - Pien In Mien Haart (Pain In My Heart, sung in Gronings,Dutch regional language)
- on CD Doalders (2015, Amlow records 0150028)
Lisa del Bo and Eli  - Stilte na de storm (Flemish)
- on CD Voor Een Moeder, Door Een Moeder (APR Works 217)
Howard Carpendale (English, live)
- on CD Das ist unsere Zeit - Live aus Berlin
Sonja Maria (English)
- on CD Last Chance Texaco 
Uwe Müller (English)
- on CD Ein Weihnachtstraum von Uwe Müller 2017 Live!
Josh Oudendijk (English)
- on CD Nylon
Peter Simon Company (English)
- on CD Harvest
Urban Beach (English)
- on CD Urban Vibes-Live in Hamburg
Gab Veläzques (English)
- on CD The Remixes (Ethernal works)
Asher Quinn (English)
- on CD Sun, Sorrow, Flowers, Moon
Ben Ransom (English)
- on digital album Ben Ransom Live
Erica from Drifters and Andreas from Sannex  - Lugn Efter En Storm (Swedish)
- on CD Blå blå Känslor (Drifters)   (Neptun Records)
Tommi Soidinmäki ja Saija Tuupanen - Myrskyn Jälkeen Kirkastuu (Finnish)
- digital release (Magnum music)
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Sylvia Night) & Magni Ásgeirs - Þegar storminn hefur lægt (Icelandic)
- digital release (Magnaðir ehf, 2018)
Frankie Zhyrnov a Lenka Ambrožová (Violin + Saxophone instrumental)
- on CD Memory

Cheap xerox versions under different names like The Campfires, Mix factor, MC Flipside, New Tribute Kings, Clara Oaks, Cream Cuts etc. also exist but are crap.

Polle FB, at KidsTop20 and Youtube channel.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Eisenhauer - One For Me

Above video is a coverversion of the Hungarian 2013 entry Kedvesem by ByeAlex

It's sung in English by Eisenhauer and is titled One For Me.
The track wass released in May 2014 in Germany. The cdsingle includes four versions of the song.
One For Me - single version
One For Me - Thomas Lizzara mix
One For Me - "One Love" remix
One For Me - Karaoke
Out on Rhingtön (Universal Music), also available at your usual digital outlets.

Kedvesem ended 10th in the final in Malmö.
Read all about the original song and its versions here at the Malmö Collection.
For a coverversion by Swedish Eurovision singer Jan Johansen go here at Eurocovers.
Special thanks to Ivor Lyttle.