Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Latest At The Vienna Collection


Latvia - Aminata wins Supernova, Album tracklist, Remix EP, 2017 US release
Italy - Sanremo winner Il Volo, CD out now!, CD/DVD on May 12. Spanish version out now. Albums in September, Live at Pompeii CD and DVD. 2016 UK release.
Israel - Golden Boy Nadav Guedj wins Rising Star contest, remix, metal cover, Greek cover. 2016: Album
Norway - It's a Duett!, A Monster Like Me wins NMGP, promo update, Philharmonic Choir version. Morland album 2016.
Sweden - Hero of his time: Måns Zelmerlöw Wins the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, Album date, Chart history, Album update, European cdsingle, 2016 updates
Russia - A Milllion Voices for Russia, Polina Gagarina wins the first semi final. Russian version released.
Serbia - Bojana Stamenov, downloads, English version to Vienna, downloads, Spanish, French, German versions, Remixes
Romania - It was Voltaj from the start, versions update, Wrong speed version, updated cds info
Lithuania - Duet version of This Time to Vienna, solo version on Baumila CD, French and Lithuanian versions, cdsingle.
versions update, Monika solo album
CzechRepublic - Return with a duo Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta, Listen to the song, Noid CD out now.
Austria - The Makemakes are yours, Debut album out now, Piccanto coverversion
Germany - Black Smoke, but we have a winner, cdsingle out now, Album update, new acoustic version.
United Kingdom - Back to the 20's with Electro Velvet, cds release date, cdsingle out now, pledge project cancelled.

This years records in the shops, updates
France - Don't forget Lisa Angell, album out now.
Switzerland Time to shine for Mélanie René, release updates
Armenia - There's no denying for Intercontentinal supergroup Genealogy, Face The Shadow out now, Listen to the remix, promo updates
Montenegro - And that's 40! Knez gets Zjelko song Adio. Listen to French and English versions, promo updates.
Belarus - Time for Uzari and Maimuna, new version.
Albania - Elhaida Dani wins FiK, New Song I'm Alive.Albanian version Në Jetë. promo update
Greece - One Last Breath for Greece, new version, Greek version and album out now
Slovenia Maraaya wins EMA, Slovenija Na Evroviziji compilation, promo and versions update
Spain - Listen to Edurnes Amanecer, new edit, Brian Cross remix, English version Break Of Day
Azerbaijan Voice of Turkey Elnur Hüseynov sings Hour of the wolf, listen, Turkish version, remixes
Macedonia - Daniel Kajmakoski chosen for Vienna, CD info, English version, updates
Belgium - Loïc Nottet - Rhythm Inside hits the Charts
Estonia - Goodbye To Yesterday for Stig and Elina, Elina's album out now
Hungary Boggie wins A Dal CD's out now, updates
Moldova - Eduardo Romanyuta wants your love, tracklist
Australia - One off date with Guy Sebastian, Listen to the first Australian Eurovision entry, cdsingle on May 22, Madness re-issued
Cyprus - John a.k.a Giannis' One thing he should have done, Listen to the new version, remixes
Poland - Monika Kuszyńska to Vienna, Polish version out now
Georgia - Nina Sublati, warrior princess, new version, acoustic version
Iceland - Unbroken by Maria Olafsdottir wins Söngvakeppnin 2015, CD info, remix, Things go better with ....
Denmark - Anti Social Media types to Vienna, CD info, versions update, Lars Freisig remix, The Way EP.
ESC-zine 2015, your must have 2015 Guide.
The Netherlands - Trijntje Oosterhuis with Anouk song, digital release out now, Album on May 15 
Portugal - Leonor Andrade wins Festival da Canção, versions update
Finland - PKN win UMK, 7"inch vinyl single out now, Greatest Hits CD, US Coverversion I Always Have To
Ireland - 16 year old Molly Sterling to Vienna, updates
San Marino - ex-Juniors to grownup festival, we have a song and a digital EP
Malta - Amber into battle, Eurovision version
Absent Friends: Who is in and who is out

Welcome to the Vienna Collection
Like every year we’ll be bringing you all the details on entries of this years Eurovision stars.
You'll find all official releases (physical and digital), promo info (as much as possible) and the odd coverversion, chart position and important trivia.
The latest updated pages are at the top of this list
Please note only links to official / legal downloads are used in the Vienna Collection.
Digital release info may not apply to all territories, you gotta do some investigating yourselves there.
All digital release images (DRI's) are taken from iTunes and/or Amazon or otherwises noted sources.

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Sweden - Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw

Congratulations Sweden
Måns Zelmerlöw wins the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

Digital release image
1 - 365 pts / 1 - 217 pts in semi 2

2 track cds
Third time Melodifestivalen entrant Måns Zelmerlöw has won the 2015 edition of the Swedish national final extravaganza. His song. Heroes, is written by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb.

Heroes has been released as a digital single and is also available on the Melodifestivalen 2015 2CD. (see below)
A 1-track cdsingle was released on May 20. (Warner Music Sweden WMS-5054196-624521)
A 2-track cdsingle was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on June 5.. It includes a short edit of the Axento remix as track 2. (Warner Music Central Europe 5054196-624552)
A 1-track promo was issued by Warner Music Benelux. It comes with an insert/sleeve similar to the black and white digital release image.

Måns' new album Perfectly Damaged was released June 5 and of course includes Heroes.
The album entered the Swedish charts at No. 1 on June 11. It remained in the album top 60 for 27 weeks and was the 36th best selling album of the year (excluding compilations)
A digital release is the remix EP with four remixes of Heroes. See versions below.
Also out on Spotify.

2016
A new edition of the album is titled Perfectly Re:Damaged. It's released in May 2016 and features the single  performed in the 2016 Eurovision final show Fire In The Rain as the only added track. Fire In The Rain is also released as a single (2-track cdsingle and digital).


cdsingle
Versions
Heroes - Eurovision version
- MF 2CD, Vienna 2CD
Heroes - B.o.Y. remix
Heroes - 7th Heaven remix
Heroes - Axento extended remix
Heroes - Eray Oktav remix
- remixes are digital releases
Heroes - Axento remix single edit
- on cdsingle, see above
Heroes - Karaoke
- on official karaoke album, digital release
2016: The new acoustic version of Heroes performed with the kids at Melodifestivalen and the first 2016 semi final remains unreleased.

The first two Melodifestivalen entries by Måns Zelmerlöw were very successful.
Cara Mia ended 3rd in the final of 2007 and was a No. 1 in the Swedish top 60. In 2009 he ended 4th with Hope and Glory, which made it to No. 2 in the charts.
In 2010 Måns hosted the Festivalen together with Christine Meltzer and Dolph Lundgren.



The album
Tracklist Perfectly Damaged
01 Stir It Up
02 Heroes
03 Someday
04 Live While We're Alive
05 Let It Burn
06 Should’ve Gone Home
07 Fade Away
08 Hearts Collide
09 The Core of You
10 Unbreakable
11 Kingdom In the Sky
12 What’s In Your Eyes (ft. Tilde Vinter)
The extra track on the 2016 re-issue, Fire In The Rain, is track 1, with all the other moving down a place.

Album 2016 re-issue
The Songsmiths:
We know the Debs from 2013 entry You by Robin Stjernberg and last years Melodifestivalen runner up and #1 hit up Busy Doin’ Nothin’ by Ace Wilder.
Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad has had a few MF entries in the past, but he had four in this year of which three ended up in the final (Heroes, Linus Svenning’s Forever Starts Today and Groupie by Samir and Viktor).

Charts
Måns Zelmerlöws Heroes enters the Swedish digital sales charts at No. 2 the week before the MF final. In the 'old' official charts he enters at 16.
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 4, 10, 6, 15, 10, 1, 1, 1, 4, 10, 11, 13, 11, 14, 19, 25, 22, 31, 35, - (from now digilistan is a top 40 list)
Official Swedish top 100: 16, 2, 1, 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 21, 25, 24, 5, 6, 11, 16, 16, 23, 28, 32, 34, 37, 44, 50, 55, 59, 70, 75, 75, 75, 90, 90, 99, -
- Platinum in the 4th week on chart, double platinum in week 8. 4 x platinum was announced week 18.
Spain top 50: 7, 3, 17, 17, 15, 27, 21, 24, 22, 24, 26, 22, 27, 41, 49, -
Austria top 75: 1, 1, 4, 7, 9, 19, 23, 28, 38, 43, 53, 56, 63, -
Germany top 100: 3, 15, 20, 25, 28, 35, 45, 54, 68, 73, 84, 76, 95, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 12, 31, 38, 41, 45, 49, 51, 57, 76, 89, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 5, 2, 5, 5, 9, 12, 18, 23, 33, 36, 48, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 7, 6, 21, 26, -
Ireland top 100: 10, 26, 41, 50, 88, -
U.K. top 100: 11, 51, 71, 96, -
Switzerland top 75: 1, 17, 25, 32, 41, 49, 62, 70, -
Australia top 100: 19, 61, 99, -
France top 200: 38, 33, 173, -
Finland top 20: 16, 5, 11, 13, 19, -
Norway VG lista top 40: 37, 4, 9, 11, 11, 17, 18, 29, -
Denmark Tracklisten 40: 7, 12, 15, 27, -
Heroes also scores on various charts in Iceland (No. 1), Greece, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia.
See below for Swedish charts statistics.

Melodifestivalen
The Melodifestivalen concept has been slightly altered. (Why????) 28 songs have participated in the 6-night extravaganza.
For the 15th* time all the songs have been released on CD, so plenty of fun to be had for the collectors.
(Metronome / WMS 5054196-479329)
I shopped for my MF 2CD at BeaRecords.

MF CDsingles released so far this year are by Magnus Carlsson,  Kirstin Amparo, Dolly Style, Isa, Linus Svenning, Samir och Victor and Jessica Andersson.

* In 2001 a CD with all 10 Melodifestival songs was released some time after the (one show) event took place.
The 32-song multi-night ran from 2002 to 2014. This year there are 28 songs participating.

The official Melodifestivalen CD has been the #1 selling album of the year in Sweden every year since 2007.
In 2004, 2005 and 2006 it was #2, in 2003 it was #4, in 2002 it was #13

Links and sources:
Måns Zelmerlöw FB
SVT Melodifestivalen pages
Thanks to Emma at Warner Music Sweden

Swedens efforts in recent years
2014 - Sanna Nielsen
2013 - Robin Stjernberg
2012 - Loreen
2011 - Eric Saade
2010 - Anna Bergendahl
2009 - Malena Ernman

Melodifestivalen 2015 2CD Tracklist
1. I'll Be Fine - Molly Pettersson -Hammar
2. Pappa - Daniel Gildenlöw
3. One By One - Elize Ryd & Rickard Söderberg
4. Hello Hi - Dolly Style
5. Det Rår Vi Inte För - Behrang Miri Feat. Victor Crone
6. Can't Hurt Me Now - Jessica Andersson
7. Sting - Eric Saade
8. Forever Starts Today - Linus Svenning
9. Där Och Då Med Dig - Emelie Irewald
10. Groupie - Samir och Viktor
11. If I Was God For One Day - Neverstore
12. Nonetheless - Marie Bergman och Sanne Salomonsen
13. Möt Mig I Gamla Stan - Magnus Carlsson
14. Don't Stop Believing - Mariette

15. Insomnia - Ellen Benediktson
16. För Din Skull - Kalle Johansson
17. Bring Out The Fire - Andreas Weise
18. Living To Die - Andreas Johnson
19. Don't Stop - Isa
20. I See You - Kristin Amparo
21. Jag Är Fri (Manne Leam Frijje) - Jon Henrik Fjällgren
22. Don't Say No - Midnight Boy
23. Black Swan - Caroline Wennergren
24. Building It Up - JTR
25. Guld Och Gröna Skogar - Hasse Andersson
26. Make Me (La La La) - Dinah Nah
27. Ett Andetag - Annika Herlitz
28. Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw
(Warner Music Sweden 5054196479329)

MF In the charts
So Melodifestivalen is big business and it makes Lotta Svenska Kronor, but it's good to see a good part of money going to good production of both the TV shows and the records. And a large part of the often recordbreaking televoting revenue always goes to charity, åååååh....
Check out all the updated statistics of modern MF in the 2016 Sweden section.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Russia - A Million Voices - Polina Gagarina

Digital release image
2 - 303 pts / 1 - 182 pts in semi 1

Polina Gagarina (Полина Гагарина) was selected to represent Russia in Vienna with the ballad A Million Voices.

The song is written by Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetskiy,
Listen and watch here at Eurovision.tv's Youtube.

Versions:
A Million Voices - Eurovision version
- on official Vienna 2CD
Миллион Голосов (Million Golosov) - Russian version
- digital release
A Million Voices - Karaoke
- on official karaoke album, digital release

A 2-disc promo set features a 1-track CD and a disc with with video.
promo set
Russian version
A Russian version of A Million Voices has been released through iTunes. It's titled Миллион Голосов (Million Golosov) and is released as a single track through Sound Media.
Listen on Youtube.

Digital release image Russian version
Greatest Hits EP
A promo two disc set (CD+DVD) has been issued by Soundmedia.ru in 2016.
It has five tracks on the CD and the same tracks as videoclips on the DVD
1. A Million Voices      
2. Миллион Голосов  (Russian version of A Million Voices)  
3. Я Не Буду     
4. Не Пара         

5. Любовь Тебя Найдет           
Greatest Hits CD+ DVD

Charts:
Austria top 75: 10, 48, 66, -
Sweden top 100: 48, 26, 50, 100, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 9, 9, 36, -
Netherlands sales top 100: 98, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 22, 22, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 38, 44, -
Germany top 100: 46, -
Ireland top 100: 86, -
U.k. Top 100: 97, -
Switzerland top 75: 39, -
Australia top 100: 79, -

Links and sources
Polina Gagarina Website FB and VK
Eurovision.tv
Thanks to Jean-François and to Andy of ESCKaz


Pic from Polinas VKontakte
More from Russia
2014 - The Tolmachevy sisters
2013 - Dina Garipova
2012 - Buranovskye Babusky
2011 - Alex Sparrow
2010 - Peter Nalitch
2009 - Anastasia Prikhodko

Friday, May 22, 2015

Italy - Grande Amore - Il Volo

7-track CD
3 - 292 pts / not in semi

Il Volo have won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo contest with the song Grande Amore. The trio have accepted the invitation to be be the Italian representatives in Vienna, and it Grande Amore will is their Eurovision song.
Grande Amore is written by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito

A 7 track CD Sanremo Grande Amore was released on februari 17. It includes the winning Sanremo song and also coverversions of two ancient Italian Eurovision songs. See full tracklist below. (Sony 0888750731821).
The 7 track CD will be released in Germany on May 15 (Sony/Columbia)
Grande Amore has also been released through most digital sources.
A cd/DVD re-issue of the 7-tracker will be released on May 12. The CD has the same tracks and the DVD features interviews and Sanremo footage (Columbia)

A new full length album will be released on September 18.

The promo cdsingle used in Vienna has the Eurovision version and the original version of Grande Amore.
CD/DVD issue
Digital release image Spanish version
Spanish version
On july 10 the Spanish version of Grande Amore is released through Sony Music latin.
It is the full (long) version. Spanish lyrics are by Juan Luis Pagán.
The Spanish version ia also included on the new release Grande Amore (see below).








Grande Amore The Albums
September 25 is the release date for a new full album L'Amore Si Muove / Grande Amore.
Three versions will be released. The Italian release is titled L'Amore Si Muove (also the title of the new single).
The 13 tracks include Grande Amore, coverversions of Sanremo classics Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia (1969) and Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) (1965, a.k.a. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me) and Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue (Volare, 1958).
(Sony Music latin 08887-514225-20)
Update: Although originally listed, Grande Amore is not on the L'Amore Si Muove album

The second one is aimed at the Spanish speaking markets. It's titled Grande Amore and it includes 10 tracks in Spanish including Grande Amore and El Amor Verdadero (Spanish version of new single L'Amore Si Muove).
There's also one track in English and coverversions of Volare and Piove (in Italian), Domenico Modugno's Eurovision classics from 1958 and 1959.
Massimo Ranieri's L'Amore Diventa Poesia is present here is here as Cuando El Amor Se Convierte En Poesía.
This edition CD is released in Spain, South America and the U.S..
(Sony Music latin 08887-512291-2)

The third release is Grande Amore International Version, aimed at the rest of the world i guess.
This version has 16 tracks including Grande Amore (Italian), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (English), Volare & Piove (Italian) and well known standards like Caruso and Delilah. Most tracks are in Italian, some in English and one in Spanish.
This edition CD is released in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.
(Sony Music Latin 08887-514454-20)

All will be out through Sony Music on CD and digital formats.

2016 Update
The CD Grande Amore (The international version) has been issued in the U.K. in April 2016 as The UK Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks: Vacanze Romane (The 1983 matia Bazar hit), Romantica (ESC 1960), Ancora and Canzone Per Te (Universal/Right Track 08887-5069745)




Il Volo Live A Pompei
November 27 sees the worldwide release of a new edition of the L'Amore Si Muove album: L'Amore Si Muove The Platinum EditionIt includes a live CD and DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei.
The Live CD and DVD are also availaible individually, so you don't have to buy the original album again.
The live CD and DVD opens and closes with Grande Amore. The first is perfomed in Italian and the last (track 20) in Spanish.
Other live tracks include Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Tei) plus it's English version You Don't have To Say You Love Me , Volare, Piove and recent single L'Amore Si Muove.
Read the full tracklist here at Il Volo's news page.
(Sony Music latin 08887-518029-20)

Il Volo
Young operatic trio Il Volo are Piero Barone (Tenor), Ignazio Boschetto (Tenor) and Gianluca Ginoble (Baritone).

They met in 2009 when they were individual participants at Ti Lascio Una Canzone, a singing competition on RAI TV. They performed one song together during the competition (O Sole Mio, later their first single) and the rest is history.


Vienna promo cds
Il Volo have released four official albums and several digital singles.
Their 2010 (2011 in most countries) debut album Il Volo (produced by Tony Renis) was a worldwide success. It was a #1 album in Austria and #2 in New Zealand. It reached the album top 10 in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the USA. Plus a #18 in Australia and 43 in the U.K..

The trio also recorded the album in Spanish, which scored well the charts in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

The albums Il Volo, We Are Love and live album Il Volo... Takes Flight: Live from
the Detroit Opera House, are re-issued on februari 24 in a boxset named the Platinum collection.

Digital release image for single track
Versions:
Grande Amore - Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 2CD, promo
Grande Amore - Sanremo original version
- on CD Sanremo Grande Amore, promo
Grande Amore - Karaoke of Eurovision edit
- on Vienna 2015 Karaoke album (digital release)
Grande Amore - Spanish version
- on CD Grande Amore (Spanish/South American edition)
Grande Amore - Live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei
Grande Amore - Spanish version live at Pompeii
- on CD/DVD Il Volo Live A Pompei

Charts:
Grande Amore enters the Italian download chart at No. 1.
Italy top 20 downloads: 1, 1, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, -, 16, -
Switzerland top 75: 21, 45, -, 19, 74, -
Germany top 100: 54, -
Belgium top 50 WA: 44, 42, -
Belgium top 50 FL: 50, -
Austria top 75: 5, 43, 54, -
France top 200: 145, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 12, 26, -
Spain top 50: 24, 31, -

The 7 track issue charts in the album charts:
Italy top 20: 1, 2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 11, 11, 11, 9, 5, 9, 15, -
Switzerland top 100: 39, 21, 38, 29, 45, 48, 77, 98, 63, 89, 85, 69, -, 15, 24, 37, 30, 54, 44, 53, 83, 100, -, 78, -, re: 100
Austria top 75: 29, 9, 37, 34, 63, 68, -
Belgium top 200 WA: 133, -, 85, 62, 88, 59, 67, 91, 83, 121, 89, 103, 118, 70, 114, 121, -, re 185, -
Belgium top 200 FL: 148, -, 146, 104, 193, 189, -
Netherlands top 100: 63, -, 90, -

Links and sources
Il Volo Website and FB
Special thanks to Jean François.

Italy's recent entries
2014 - Emma Marone
2013 - Marco Mengoni
2012 - Nina Zilli
2011 - Raphael Gualazzi

Tracklist Sanremo Grande Amore
Grande Amore
- Sanremo 2015 winner
Ancora digital release image
Ancora
- 1981 Sanremo song originally by Eduardo De Crescenzo. Il Volo performed this at the Sanremo coverversions show.
Vacanze romane (2015 Version)
- 1983 single by Matia Bazar from (in my humble opinion) their best album Tango.
Canzone Per Te (2015 Version)
- Sanremo winner from 1968, originally by Sergio Endrigo who went on to Eurovision the same year, but with another song Marianne
Piove (2015 Version)
- Domenico Modugno's second Sanremo winner and Eurovision entry from 1959
Romantica
- 1960 Sanremo winning song that was the Eurovision entry by Renato Rascel. 
L'immensità (2015 Version)
- 1967 Sanremo song originally by Don Backy and by Johnny Dorelli


Grande Amore can also be found on the 2CD Super Sanremo 2015 with many of this years Sanremo entries and several songs performed on the Sanremo coverversions night. 
The 2CD also includes Dio Come Ti Amo (Italy 1966) performed by Anna Tatangelo (Sony 888750 62012-5)





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