I just got a 3 CD set compilation from Finland. It seems to be a series called MUISTOJEN 70 LUKU featuring 20 Finnish songs per CD, so a total of 60 in such a set. I got the set dedicated to the year 1977 so it is 60 songs that were popular in Finland in that year. It is more or less split 50-50 between original songs and covers. Most interesting of course is the covers of Eurovision songs. This set contains the following
FRANCE – L’oiseau et l’enfant
In Finnish it is sung by Katri Helena (who herself took part for Finland at Eurovision twice). She called her cover LINTU JA LAPSI
MONACO – Une petite francaise
In Finnish it is sung by Merja Rantamaki and it is called OON TYTTO MAALTA
SPAIN – Ensename a cantar
In Finnish it is sung by Arto Sotavalta and it is called SAI LAULU AIKAAN SEN
SWITZERLAND – Swiss lady
In Finnish it is sung by Kari Tapio and it is called AIKUINEN NAINEN
Of course also there is the 1977 Finnish entry LAPPONIA sung by Monica Aspelund
For ABBA fans there are also several covers
MONEY MONEY MONEY
In Finnish this is RAHAA RAHAA RAHAA and sung by Vicky Rosti who also took part in Eurovision one year
In Finnish this is PRINSESSA and sung by Marion
One of the last compilations for Vienna is now finished,NORWEGIAN NOVELTIES. Again Gerry of the USA did a stunning cover design.
There are 180 compilation CD’s of the 6oth celebration of Eurovision. As reported 67 will go to the artists in Vienna, 13 more to special people and then 100 to be won by fans – either in VIENNA or not, either OGAE R O W members or not.
This post will be updated daily as we announce some winners prior to EUROVISION.
1 MAY 2015
The first winner is announced today and he is very special. It is GERRY AVELINO from the USA – he has been the designer of the covers. He is an OGAE R O W member not coming to Vienna and so I have posted off the CD’s for him and he has received it the last day or so. Because he worked so hard on the covers, I have decided he is one of 2 or so people to get the COMPLETE set of 6 CD’s.
Gerry I hope you enjoy listening to 60 euro covers over the years.
2 MAY 2015
Two more winners are announced today, JOHN JAGODOWSKI from the USA and DAVID SCOTT from the USA – both are OGAE R O W members and not coming to Vienna. Their CD’s have been posted and they reported receiving it yesterday. John has already started reporting on listening and he is blown away by some of the songs.
3 MAY 2015
Another 2 winners are announced today. JEFF NEAL and ADELE ADELLE from AUSTRALIA – both are OGAE R O W members but unfortunately they cannot join us this year in Vienna. Their CD’s have been posted but they have not arrived as yet.
4 MAY 2015
There are more than 60 SA singers on the 6 compilations and just 2 of them wrote to be on the list of winning a compilation. So these 2 singers will be the only artists to get a copy of the 60th anniversary compilation – of course each singer will get a copy of the compilation his or her song is on.The two singers are
HENRY VAN DYK
5 MAY 2015
Two South African members not going to Vienna are the winners today
PIKKE DE LANGE
HENNIE DE LANGE
6 MAY 2015
And another two SA members, not going to Vienna are the winners today.
MICHAEL DE LANGE
LIZETTE VAN DER WALT
7 MAY 2015
Today’s two winners are from EUROPE
ARMIN DUTTLE – SWITZERLAND
ANDREAS BLASCHKE – AUSTRIA
Yes, we are really into the groove of showcasing just how many songs have been covered in South Africa and this compilation has been done on the request of some SWEDISH composers – this is to once again remind Eurovision fans that it is a SONG CONTEST and a good song can be sung by any artist in any language. This compilation also highlight just how success Swedish composers are as it feature Eurovision songs they have written for countries other than Sweden. Gerry from the USA once again created a special cover design.
Here is the second compilation CD available for fans in Vienna. This is EUROVISION WE SING YOUR SONGS VOL 10, which contains covers of older Eurovision songs as well as a few bonus tracks, including a cover of a song originally sung by Conchita Wurst. Here is the index:
Besides the 6 compilation CDs to celebrate the fact that Eurovision is 60 years old (the covers of these 6 will be posted soon — Gerry is still finishing his designs), we have a few copies left of the compilation CDs we had in 2014 in Copenhagen. These will be made available in Vienna. The first up is the compilation – EUROVISION WE SING YOUR SONGS VOL 9 – this CD contains Euro covers of 2013 songs and just 2 copies are still available. Here is the index: