|Posted by Eurovision On Top on December 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM|
With the year coming to an end, so are the album releases. Some have been forgotten by us throughout the year, others have just seen the light of day. This is the last part we dedicate to this year's album releases.
Already known to us is the excellent album of Zdob si Zdub, Bestiarium. Folk, Rock and Ska make this album a perfect fusion that transports us to world music. The latest albums by Ani Lorak and Polina Gagarina, which are already a hit in Ukraine and Russia, confirm the power of these women who almost won Eurovision. Also from Ukraine arrives Octopus from Melovin. Another banal pop album which is expected of this performer.
From Germany comes the album of Michael Schulte and also the already veteran Nicole, who assumes that the 50 years are the new 25. But with 50 would win Eurovision again? From Switzerland comes the expected new album from Michael Von Der Heide, in German and French as expected. The revelation of last year's OT of Spain, Alfred Garcia, who from Catalonia gives us one of the best albums from the Iberian country.
The collections are not far behind this holiday season. Some to celebrate their careers like Doris Dragovic, in a collection of several albums, or Dulce Pontes that brings us another Best Of. The same happens with the Spanish classics of Raphael or Paloma San Basilio. The younger ones also gather their old albums and after public recognition they take advantage to make them better known. That's what Conan Osiris does to reprint his 3 albums in a special box.
Just out, Laura's new album from Estonia, which after her Best Of and Verona's failure releases "9 elu". Vaiko Eplik and Jakob Sveistrup were in the drawer in the busy May but could not be forgotten. Now here and highly recommended. The first alternative and the second in a more soulful environment. Finally, Sara Aalto smells like Christmas in her international "Fairytale" EP.
And finally, a Xmas EP from Miro gathering old festive hits from his carreer along with new recordings.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 22, 2019 at 1:35 PM||comments (2)|
By midweek this was expected to happen but now it's official, the first three places on ALBUM Chart UK are Eurovision artists, this week.
First place is Nicky Byrne and his Irish band Westlife who are returning with Spectrum, their new album. The group’s first studio album in nine years becomes their eighth record to top the UK albums chart, shifting 63,000 chart sales this week across physical, download and streaming formats.
Second place is also a direct entry and belongs to Celine Dion's return to the Tops with her new Courage. Coming down but still in the Top 3 is Michael Ball and his friend Alfie Boe who Together Again promise to stick with this Chart for a long time.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 10, 2019 at 11:15 AM|
Josep Sergi Capdevila (Sabadell, Catalunya,1964) defines himself as a enjoyment of life, someone who, at 55 years of age, continues to have “that illusion and desire to face new challenges” (La Vanguardia). The most immediate was the launch this Friday of the new album ... and so much, a work in which he compiles some of his successes of always evolving and modernizing his sound and in which he also includes three unpublished songs, such as Donna. The singer from Bailar Pegados (Eurovision 1991) never stopped and even before Eurovision he was very well known in south America. ‘30… AND SO MUCH ’ (translation) is the album that celebrates the 30-year career of one of the most iconic voices in the country, that of Sergio Dalma. How could it be otherwise, the launch precedes the start of his new tour. The singer now announces the first dates and cities of his tour of Spain. Latin America will comes next!
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 10, 2019 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
To celebrate a decade in Music, Il Volo releases his album 10 Years - The Best Of, a collection of the greatest hits of the talented trio. 10 Years is being launched in multiple versions, including a special one for Latin America and another for Japan. In iTunes the album has 27 tracks along with a digital booklet. On the other hand, the regular digital and physical versions of the album are composed of 19 tracks, while the CD + DVD format includes the concert they gave this past summer in Matera. In Mexico the album will be available in physical format at the end of November with a special edition. This album contains the best of Il Volo's repertoire, from “O Sole Mio” to “My Way”, through “Grande Amore”; from the bel canto of the Italian tradition to American songs. The first single, as Gianluca revealed t was Sonreirás, released in August. Then the trio published a version of the classic Smile, recorded in Matera, Italy, on digital platforms.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 4, 2019 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
Christmas is approaching and publishers are preparing for the new record editions of the high season. After summer, it feels good to come back to the couch and listen to a CD of our favorite artists. In the midst of release, many are returning and first try a single and then release a new album if there is considerable success. But others insist on satisfying their most loyal following with new song sets.
Eurovision winners continue their careers with new forays. Recently, Celine Dion presented us her Courage in two editions, the regular one and a Deluxe with 4 more songs. Tanel Padar, Estonia's first and only winner, makes his foray into Paris on his latest album. Mans Zelmerlow returns to albums with Time, the eighth studio album and debuted at # 18 on the Swedish chart. Another winner, Conchita Wurst, in a very different record of the ballad with which she won Eurovision and the last album returns with Truth Over Magnitude (TOM) in which she expresses her constant search and means WURST values any compromises.
The month of November will start off very lively for the Irish Westlife who are back with their fellow ESC participant Nicky Byrne with the expected album Spectrum. From next door, from the UK, runner up Michael Ball is also back. Back Together with Alfie Boe, they revisit musical themes in what is expected to be a big hit in Her Majesty's country. Cliff Richard and the Shadows publish a 2 CD collection: The Best of The Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers.
From Belgium and the Netherlands we reach Laura Tresoro's debut album which tries to overcome her Limits; Straight to you from OG3NE; the return of the Clouseau. A good three years after 'Clouseau Danst', Clouseau is back with their thirteenth Dutch-language album, called 'Tweesprong'. It has become a very honest and emotional album, and Koen and Kris sincerely think that they have never had such a collection of impressive songs on one album. And they don't say that because that is often the classic promo talk: you just feel that they are really proud of their new album, perhaps the most proud of their long career. Honesty, warmth and sometimes coldness, zest for life and sometimes doubt, deep joy and sometimes bitter disappointment: all those emotions have their place on 'Tweesprong', within 14 fantastic good songs.