Night City Tribute - The Songs of Secret Service includes newly recorded versions of 24 different songs previously released by Secret Service, including Oh Susie, 10 O'Clock Postman, Flash In The Night and The Way You Are (released in 1986 as a duet between Ola Håkansson and Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA). Among the interpreters we find Parralox (the very productive Australian electro disco act, with “Electric Nights” recently climbing the international charts), the new-generation-of-italo-disco duo Italoconnection (including Fred Ventura, one of the genre’s legendary artists), Jesper Jelse (singer in Swedish 80s duo So What, who now makes his first appearance since 1994), the iconic Canadian synthpop act Rational Youth as well as a number of Swedish and international names from the synth and europop scene.
VA - Night City Tribute, The Songs of Secret Service
1. Let Us Dance Just A Little Bit More (Album Mix) - Matt Pop & Martin Blix
2. Night City (12" Radio Edit) - Italoconnection
3. Cry Softly (Time Is Mourning) - Johan Baeckström
4. Flash In The Night - Rational Youth
5. Bring Heaven Down - GLAS
6. Don't You Know, Don't You Know – Jesper Jelse & RetroTeque
7. Oh Susie - Evan
8. The Way You Are - Electric City Cowboys feat Mia Moilanen
9. Fire Into Ice - Octolab
10. Feel You Near Me - Mirko Hirsch
11. L.A Goodbye - 047
12. The Dancer (Version) - Parralox
13. Broken Hearts - Eurotix
14. Walking - Märtha Frans
15. 10 O'Clock Postman - Cliff Wedge feat James Knights
16. Where The Wind Blows - Stockholm Nightlife feat Eliza
17. I'm So, I'm So, I'm So (I'm So in Love With You) - Stormby
18. Oh Susie (Bara vi två vet) - Modiga Agenter
19. Flash In The Night - Parralox
20. Aux Deux Magots - The Real Parakeet
21. Dancing in Madness - Leaderboard
22. When The Night Closes In - Finkseye
23. How I Want You - Mr Doonut
24. It’s Not Over - Jimmy Fång
25. Oh Susie (Stormby Mix Edit) - Evan
26. Where The Wind Blows (The Stormby 7 inch Mix) - Stockholm Nightlife feat Eliza
27. Night City (12" Instrumental) – Italoconnection
In the wake of the ABBA sortie, Secret Service was Sweden's most successful music export in the early 1980s. The band was founded in 1979 by Ulf Wahlberg, Tim Norell and Ola Håkansson "by chance" because someone needed to back up Ola Håkansson in Melodifestivalen 1979. In the same year, Oh Susie became an international success (# 1 in 29 countries), followed by a string of hits and tours throughout Europe. They released six albums in 1979-1987, and returned both 1999 and 2012 with a hits collection and a collection of previously released material.
Hello, here are hints for a newly recorded version of a Secret Service song from 1985, spiced up with information about both the original artist and a new project ready to launch.
During the 1980s, Secret Service was Sweden's most successful music export, in the wake of ABBA's exit, with hits such as Oh Susie (#1 in 29 countries), 10 O'Clock Postman, Flash In The Night and Night City. Six albums were made during the period 1979-1987, 1999 they released a collection called Top Secret with four new songs and 2012 The Lost Box appered, with forgotten and never finished material. All in all, it means a huge song catalog that is now revitalized with the ambitious Night City Tribute - The Songs of Secret Service project, initiated by Niclas Blyh, 80s enthusiast, blogger, arranger and a huge Secret Service fan.
On Night City Tribute - The Songs of Secret Service, 24 different Secret Service songs are interpreted by artists from all corners of the world, all with a clear link to the 80s synth pop, italo disco and electro. Among the participating artists are Parralox (Australia), Rational Youth (Canada), Italoconnection (Italy), Mirko Hirsch (Germany) and Swedish artists like Eurotix, Cliff Wedge, Octolab, Electric City Cowboys and Evan.
The album is released on April 16th (CD+digital), but already now there’s a preceeding single (with an exclusive remix) out. It’s Dutch producer and remixer Matt Pop (Erasure, Hazell Dean, Peter Wilson et al.), along with Martin Blix (well-known singer in Swedish newgen-italo act Italove) and their interpretation of Let Us Dance Just A Little Bit More from the Secret Service album When The Night Closes In (1985).
Matt Pop & Martin Blix – Let Us Dance Just A Little Bit More