CD On have put up the tracklisting for the new Ted Gärdestad box set (see previous blog entry). While there is a lot of good stuff on there (including a few tracks new to CD), there are quite a few missing.
As expected, 7 of the discs are Ted’s studio albums:
- Undringar (1972)
- Ted (1973)
- Upptag (1974)
- Franska Kort (1976)
- Blue Virgin Isles (1978) (with both the English and Swedish versions of “Satellite” added)
- Stormvarning (1981)
- Äntligen På Väg (1994)
The eighth disc contains non-album songs plus the English songs from the “I’d Rather Write A Symphony” album which was the international version of “Stormvarning”:
- Himlen är oskyldigt blå
- För kärlekens skull
- Rockin’ ‘N Reelin’ (probably the Swedish version)
- I’d Rather Write A Symphony
- Let The Sun Shine Through
- Love Light
- Down At The Zoo
- Nobody Loves You Now
- I’d Rather Write A Symphony (alternate version)
As far as I know, there are three songs not included – the rare duet version of “Låt solen värma dig” that was only released on a single and the English versions of “Rockin’ ‘N Reelin'” and “Jag skå fånga en ängel”. I have these songs on scratchy vinyl which is better than nothing I guess. Since this was meant to be a complete collection, I must admit to being a little disappointed. But you know us fans – we’re never happy! 😉
It would have been nice to see his hit single with Michael B. Tretow under the moniker of Caramba but I can cope without that. Maybe the Caramba album will be released on CD one day.
Thanks to Gustav for letting me know that the tracklisting was up on the internet. I am still without the internet at home so I had to rush into an internet cafe in Sydney.