December 29, 2010

Original Album Classics : New release date



Although it has been available via the American Amazon.com since February 2 2010, in Sweden the compilation box set "Original Album Classics" has been missing in action. Originally it was scheduled for a March 24 2010 release, then for June 2, but soon thereafter the release info was changed to TBA (to be announced). Now it appears that the compilation box it back on track, and scheduled for a January 24 2011 release.

The box includes three albums; "Främling" (1983), "Steg för steg" (1984), and "My Tribute" (1993).

December 24, 2010

Swedish charts—w 51

The DVD "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand" climbs one spot, from no 4 to no 3 on this week's Swedish music DVD chart.
DVD CHART
#3 (LW:4 / 5 w) Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand
COMPILATIONS CHART
#4 (LW:3 / 26 w) Absolute Christmas
#8 (LW:8 / 2 w) OKEJ—Tiden vi aldrig glömmer 1980-1989

December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Peace and Joy to all you readers of this blog this Christmas season! Despite nationality, religion (or lack thereof), Merry Christmas to All!

December 20, 2010

Photos from Stockholm



Photos: Peter Karlsson

These photos were sent to us by Peter Karlsson and taken at Carola's final concert at Cirkus in Stockholm yesterday.

You have photos you want to share, email them to carolainternational@yahoo.com.

Thank you Peter!

Photos from Örebro


Photos: Petrus Johansson

These pictures are taken by Petrus Johansson at Carola's Christmas concert at Conventum in Örebro, Sweden. Click to enlarge them.

Thanks to Petrus for sending us the pics! If you want to share your pictures with us, email us at carolainternational@yahoo.com

December 17, 2010

Exclusive: Complete tour schedule



Exclusive News: This is the complete tour schedule for the upcoming tour "Elvis, Barbra & jag" (with reservations for changes, and possible dates outside Sweden). Fourteen cities in Sweden will have the chance to see Carola sing material from her upcoming album with Elvis and Barbra Straisand songs.
24.3 Gävle, SWE Gävle Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
25.3 Uppsala, SWE Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
26.3 Göteborg, SWE Lisebergshallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
27.3 Västerås, SWE Västerås Konserthus, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
30.3 Växjö, SWE Växjö Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
31.3 Kalmar, SWE Kalmarsalen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
1.4 Helsingborg, SWE Konserthuset, TBA WEB | TIX NEW!
2.4 Linköping, SWE Linköping Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
7.4 Halmstad, SWE Halmstads Teater, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
8.4 Karlstad, SWE Scalateatern, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
9.4 Norrköping, SWE De Geerhallen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
10.4 Borås, SWE Åhaga, TBA WEB | TIX NEW!
16.4 Umeå, SWE Umeå Aula Nordica, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
17.4 Luleå, SWE Kulturens Hus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
Tickets for some cities have not yet been released.

(Thanks to Peter Karlsson for the info)

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet

"Elvis, Barbra och jag" tour grows

Carola's upcoming tour "Elvis, Barbra & jag" is growing by the day. Two more dates were added today: Linköping and Karlstad, and we're now up to 12 concerts:
24.3 Gävle, SWE Gävle Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
25.3 Uppsala, SWE Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
26.3 Göteborg, SWE Lisebergshallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
27.3 Västerås, SWE Västerås Konserthus, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
30.3 Växjö, SWE Växjö Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
31.3 Kalmar, SWE Kalmarsalen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
2.4 Linköping, SWE Linköping Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
7.4 Halmstad, SWE Halmstads Teater, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
8.4 Karlstad, SWE Scalateatern, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
9.4 Norrköping, SWE De Geerhallen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
16.4 Umeå, SWE Umeå Aula Nordica, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
17.4 Luleå, SWE Kulturens Hus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
All tickets are on sale now.

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet

Photo: Örebro


Photo: Conny Sillén / Aftonbladet

Carola had her first Christmas concert in Sweden 2010 yesterday. She performed at Conventum in Örebro (see photo above). Tonight she performs in Jönköping, and on Sunday the tour comes to an end with two concerts at Cirkus in Stockholm.

Swedish charts—w 50



This week the new 3xCD "OKEJ—Tiden vi aldrig glömmer 1980-1989" enters the Swedish compilation chart at no 8. The album contains Carola's 1983 hit "Främling".
DVD CHART
#4 (LW:2 / 4 w) Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand
COMPILATIONS CHART
#3 (LW:2 / 25 w) Absolute Christmas
#8 (NEW / 1 w) OKEJ—Tiden vi aldrig glömmer 1980-1989
#14 (LW:12 / 46 w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits

December 16, 2010

Exclusive: NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Carola's new album, containing material by Elvis and Barbra Streisand will be released on March 23 2011.

:)

Three more "Elvis, Barbra & jag" concerts

Three more dates have been announced to Carola's upcoming tour "Elvis, Barbra & jag": Gävle (which will be the opening night) on March 24, Umeå on April 16, and Luleå April 17. Carola said recently in a Norwegian radio interview that she wants to take the tour to Norway as well, so that they get to see more of the rock'n'roll side to her.
24.3 Gävle, SWE Gävle Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
25.3 Uppsala, SWE Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
26.3 Göteborg, SWE Lisebergshallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
27.3 Västerås, SWE Västerås Konserthus, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
30.3 Växjö, SWE Växjö Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
31.3 Kalmar, SWE Kalmarsalen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
07.4 Halmstad, SWE Halmstads Teater, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
09.4 Norrköping, SWE De Geerhallen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
16.4 Umeå, SWE Umeå Aula Nordica, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
17.4 Luleå, SWE Kulturens Hus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
Tickets for Norrköping have been released now, but Gävle and Luleå are not yet on sale.

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet

December 15, 2010

One more concert in Norrköping

Carola's upcoming tour "Elvis, Barbra & jag" will play in Norrköping on April 9. Possibly there are more dates to be expected. These dates have been announced so far:
25.3 Uppsala, SWE Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
26.3 Göteborg, SWE Lisebergshallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
27.3 Västerås, SWE Västerås Konserthus, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
30.3 Växjö, SWE Växjö Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
31.3 Kalmar, SWE Kalmarsalen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
07.4 Halmstad, SWE Halmstads Teater, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
09.4 Norrköping, SWE De Geerhallen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
Tickets for the Norrköping concert are not yet on sale.

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet

December 13, 2010

Photo & video from Bergen



Photo: Eirik Brekke / Bergens Tidende

On top, a video of Carola performing "Himlen i min famn" at Haukeland universitetssjukehus. Above a photo from the concert in Bergen. The Norwegian leg of Carola's Christmas tour is coming to an end with two concerts in Oslo tomorrow night. She has continuously received good reviews--read more of them plus a long interview from VG by clicking the links below.

Link: Read interview in Verdens Gang
Link: Read article in Bergensavisen
Link: Read article in Bergens Tidende

December 11, 2010

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem



Carola is planning to bring fans on a pilgrimage to Bethlehem next year. Her team wants people to sign up if interested to join in.

Link: Sign up at Carola.com

December 10, 2010

New tour: "Elvis, Barbra & jag"

As we reported on November 17, Carola is going on tour during the spring of 2011. This will be a version of the Dalhalla concert featuring material by Elvis Presley and Barbra Streisand. The tour is named "Elvis, Barbra & jag" and is scheduled to kick off in Uppsala, Sweden on March 25. These are the dates announced so far:
25.3 Uppsala, SWE Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
26.3 Göteborg, SWE Lisebergshallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
27.3 Västerås, SWE Västerås Konserthus, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
30.3 Växjö, SWE Växjö Konserthus, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
31.3 Kalmar, SWE Kalmarsalen, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
07.4 Halmstad, SWE Halmstads Teater, 7.00 pm WEB | TIX
Tickets are on sale.

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet

Photo from Haugesund


Photo: Alf-Einar Kvalavåg / Tysvær Bygdeblad

Carola performed her Christmas concert at Tysvær Arena in Haugesund, Norway tonight. Read reviews by clicking links below.

Swedish charts—w 49

The 1999 album "Jul i Betlehem" re-enters the album chart this week at no 57. The DVD "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand—En magisk kväll på Dalhalla" climbs one spot to no 2 on the DVD chart, and "Julkonsert" climbs two spots to no 13.
ALBUM CHART
#57 (RE / 36 w) Jul i Betlehem
DVD CHART
#2 (LW:3 / 3 w) Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand
#13 (LW:15 / 24 w) Julkonsert
COMPILATIONS CHART
#2 (LW:1 / 24 w) Absolute Christmas
#12 (LW:9 / 45 w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
Link: Buy 'Jul i Betlehem'

December 8, 2010

Three videos from Hamar, Norway

These videos are from Carola's free concert at Østre Torg in Hamar, Norway on December 6. The videos sometimes focus mostly on the performing children, but you still a feel of what this concert was like.



December 7, 2010

Listen to interview

Listen to an interview with Carola from Norwegian Radio2, where she talks about her concert at Tysvær Arena in Haugesund on December 10. Among other things she says her tour travels by four trucks, that she performs her Royal wedding song "Det är bara vi" along with her Christmas songs and an Elvis' gospel.

The interview is also available for download at the site.

Link: Listen to the interview here

December 6, 2010

Photo / video from free concert in Hamar


Photo: Hamar Arbeiderblad

Carola performed a free concert at Østre Torg in Hamar, Norway today. To see a video from the performance, plus a short interview, click the NRK link below. To Hamar Arbeiderblad she says she might be back in Hamar sometime during the spring—which is an indication that she's planning her upcoming tour not only play in Sweden, but in Norway as well...

Link: Read article / watch video from NRK
Link: Read article in Hamar Arbeiderblad

December 3, 2010

Photos from Ålesund



Staale Wattø / Sunnmørsposten

Today, Carola moved on to Ålesund for her third stop on her ongoing Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan". These photos are from the local newspaper Sunnmørsposten (read article below).

Link: Read article in Sunnmørsposten

Cover: "Jag vill alltid älska"



Norwegian artist Jan Werner has released a 2xCD titled "One More Time—The Very Best of" that includes a live recording of Carola's 2001 song "Jag vill alltid älska". Listen to the track below. He has a powerful voice and does the song justice. What do you think?



Exclusive: Free concert in Hamar

Exclusive News: The day before her scheduled Christmas concert in Hamar, Norway, Carola will perform a free mini-concert at Østre Torg (the city square). Carola will be joined by guitarist Andrew Ehrenzeller, a local children's choir and a ballet ensemble.

If you live nearby, don't miss the mini-concert on Monday December 6, at 5 pm.

Remember where you read it first!

Swedish charts—w 48

"Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand—En magisk kväll på Dalhalla" drops two spots on the Swedish music DVD chart to no 3 this week.
DVD CHART
#3 (LW:1 / 2 w) Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand
#15 (LW:12 / 23 w) Julkonsert
COMPILATIONS CHART
#1 (LW:2 / 23w) Absolute Christmas
#9 (LW:9 / 44w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
Link: Buy 'Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand'
Link: Buy 'Julkonsert'

December 1, 2010

Photos from Kristiansund



Photos: llen-Marie Pedersen-Gustad / Tidens Krav

These photos were taken at Carola's Christmas concert "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" in Kristiansund, Norway, where she performed today, December 1.

November 29, 2010

Listen to "Heaven in My Arms"

To get into the Holiday spirit, here you can listen to the English version (great translation by the way) of Carola's "Himlen i min famn": "Heaven in My Arms" from last year's Christmas album "Christmas in Bethlehem". Enjoy!

Photos from opening night





Photos: Anders Grønneberg / Dagbladet

These amazing photos from Carola's opening night of her Christmas show "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" in Skien, are taken by Anders Grønnebergoff for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. The production of the show seems great, and Carola looks fantastic.

"Carolas Jul 2010" tour starts today



Today, Carola's Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" kicks off in Skien, Norway with two concerts. This is what Carola herself writes about the tour.
I never get tired of Christmas. When I’m on my Christmas tours, I’m often asked if I have the chance to get into Christmas spirit. My answer is yes. Sure it takes some extra planning, and often I have to buy last-minute gifts at various airports. But nothing can match the joy of celebrating the Christmas season with atmospheric vocals and music together with a great orchestra and an audience filled with anticipation. It is true fellowship and love for me. I never get tired of Christmas. It’s the cradle of my faith, my childhood memories and time of fellowship. But I have great sympathy for those for whom Christmas is a difficult time of loneliness. I miss my mom and dad more as the years pass by, but that's part of life. I rejoice in the memories I have of them. As time goes by, I see more and more of them in myself, which makes me happy and proud. This year I celebrate ten years since the first Christmas in Bethlehem concert and I’m so grateful for the authentic passion I’ve had the chance to convey here at home. My dream is that the Scandinavian and Palestinian audience would meet again in a Christmas concert in Bethlehem Square where we can share traditions and fellowship of God's greatest gift to humanity.
These are the musicians on the tour:
Conductor: Sebastian Robertsson
Drums: Jonas Lidholm
Bass: Thobias Gabrielson
Guitar: Erik Mjörnell
Organ: Carl Flemsten,
Choir: By Grace with Elin Sydhage, Therése Peterson, Jon-Erik Melin, Malcolm Chambers, Karin Hummerdal, and Beatrice Ericsson
And here are the tour dates:
29.11 Skien, NOR Ibsenhuset, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
01.12 Kristiansund, NOR Braathallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
03.12 Ålesund, NOR Sunnmørshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
05.12 Trondheim, NOR Olavshallen, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
07.12 Hamar, NOR Scandic Hotel, 6 pm WEB | TIX
08.12 Gjøvik, NOR Fjellhallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
10.12 Haugesund, NOR Tysvær Arena, 6 pm WEB | TIX
11.12 Stavanger, NOR IMI Forum, 5 pm WEB | TIX
12.12 Bergen, NOR Griegsalen, 5 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX
14.12 Oslo, NOR Folketeatret, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
16.12 Örebro, SWE Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping, SWE Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus, 4.30 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX
(Translation by Carola International)

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

November 26, 2010

Sanna, Shirley & Sonja sings "Himlen i min famn"




Every year, more cover versions of Carola's "Himlen i min famn" are released. Last year Elisabeth Andreassen released the song in Norway and Lene Siel in Denmark. This year the song is relelased in Finland by Tomi Metsäketo, and in Sweden by Sanna, Shirley & Sonja on their new Christmas album "Vår jul". Below is a list of all cover versions released to our knowledge.
2004
Veronica Akselsen - Fattige var de som først fikk se (Norway)

2005
Åsne Valland Nordli og Kristin Skaare - Lille Messias (Norway)
Oslo Gospel Choir - Lys i mørkret (Norway)
Simone - On a Night Like This (Denmark)

2006
GMP Talents - Jul med GMP Talents (Sweden
Marianne Juvik Sæbø - Min tanke går til Betlehem (Norway)
Katri Helena - Taivas Sylissani (Finland)

2007
Rebecca - När julen närmar sig (Sweden)
Ivar Kleive & Aage Kvalbein - Julemeditasjoner (Norway)
Anne Vada - Sacral jul (Norway)
Tore Ljøkjel - Medvandrer (Norway)
Anne-Marie Kvien - Barnet er født (Norway)
Frelsesarmeen - Dirridam (Norway)

2009
The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces - Vol.33: Fairytale (Norway)
Sidsel - Deilig er jorden (Norway)
Elisabeth Andreassen & Rein Alexander - Julenatt (Norway)
Lene Siel - Himlen i min favn (Denmark)
Anna Petersson & Jon Antonsson - Stilla Natt (Sweden)

2010
Sandness Klarinettkor - Reeds in the Wind (Norway)
Tomi Metsäketo - Kuului Laulu Enkelten (Finland)
Sanna, Shirley & Sonja - Vår jul (Sweden)
Link: Buy Sanna, Shirley & Sonja's album from CDON

Swedish charts—w 47

"Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand—En magisk kväll" enters the Swedish music DVD chart at no 1 this week. Congratulations to yet another success on the charts, Carola!
DVD CHART
#1 (NEW / 1 w) Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand
#12 (LW:12 / 22 w) Julkonsert
COMPILATIONS CHART
#2 (LW:8 / 22w) Absolute Christmas
#9 (LW:7 / 43w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
Link: Buy 'Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand'
Link: Buy 'Julkonsert'

November 25, 2010

Extra concert in Stockholm

An 18th concert has been added to Carola's upcoming Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan"—in Stockholm on December 19 at 4.30 pm.
29.11 Skien, NOR Ibsenhuset, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
01.12 Kristiansund, NOR Braathallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
03.12 Ålesund, NOR Sunnmørshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
05.12 Trondheim, NOR Olavshallen, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
07.12 Hamar, NOR Scandic Hotel, 6 pm WEB | TIX
08.12 Gjøvik, NOR Fjellhallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
10.12 Haugesund, NOR Tysvær Arena, 6 pm WEB | TIX
11.12 Stavanger, NOR IMI Forum, 5 pm WEB | TIX
12.12 Bergen, NOR Griegsalen, 5 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX
14.12 Oslo, NOR Folketeatret, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
16.12 Örebro, SWE Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping, SWE Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus, 4.30 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

November 22, 2010

Extra concert in Oslo

Concerts are continuously added to Carola's upcoming Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan". Tomorrow tickets are released for an extra concert in Oslo on December 14 at 9 pm. The concert now includes 17 concerts in total. More might be added...
29.11 Skien, NOR Ibsenhuset, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
01.12 Kristiansund, NOR Braathallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
03.12 Ålesund, NOR Sunnmørshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
05.12 Trondheim, NOR Olavshallen, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
07.12 Hamar, NOR Scandic Hotel, 6 pm WEB | TIX
08.12 Gjøvik, NOR Fjellhallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
10.12 Haugesund, NOR Tysvær Arena, 6 pm WEB | TIX
11.12 Stavanger, NOR IMI Forum, 5 pm WEB | TIX
12.12 Bergen, NOR Griegsalen, 5 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX
14.12 Oslo, NOR Folketeatret, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
16.12 Örebro, SWE Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping, SWE Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus, 8 pm WEB | TIX
Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

November 19, 2010

Two extra concerts in Norway

Last week, we could tell you that an extra concert had been added to Carola's upcoming Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" in Skien, Norway on November 29. Today, Carola.com finally announced this and two other extra concert. Below is an updated tour schedule. Tickets are selling out, so if you haven't already, get your tickets today!
29.11 Skien, NOR Ibsenhuset, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX
01.12 Kristiansund, NOR Braathallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
03.12 Ålesund, NOR Sunnmørshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
05.12 Trondheim, NOR Olavshallen, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
07.12 Hamar, NOR Scandic Hotel, 6 pm WEB | TIX
08.12 Gjøvik, NOR Fjellhallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
10.12 Haugesund, NOR Tysvær Arena, 6 pm WEB | TIX
11.12 Stavanger, NOR IMI Forum, 5 pm WEB | TIX
12.12 Bergen, NOR Griegsalen, 5 pm & 8 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
14.12 Oslo, NOR Folketeatret, 6 pm WEB | TIX
16.12 Örebro, SWE Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping, SWE Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus, 8 pm WEB | TIX
Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

November 17, 2010

Exclusive: New Carola tour!

Carola will tour in Sweden during the spring of 2011. More information to come shortly.

Remember where you read it first!

Thanks to Peter Karlsson for the information.

DVD release: "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand"



The new DVD "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand" is released in Sweden today. The concert was recorded at Dalhalla on July 3 2010 and includes songs like Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" (video), "You've Lost that Loving Feeling" (video) and "In the Ghetto, and Barbra Streisand's "Somewhere" (video), "Papa, Can You Hear Me", and "Enough is Enough" (video). Swedish TV4 aired parts of the concert on August 26, but many songs on the DVD has not been previously shown (see full tracklisting below). If you haven't already—get your copy today!
1. C C Rider
2. Burning Love
3. Suspicious Minds
4. Love Me Tender
5. Blue Suede Shoes
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
8. Somewhere
9. Woman in Love
10. No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
11. Papa Can You Hear Me
12. Walking A Mile In My Shoes
13. Dixieland
14. C C Rider
15. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
16. Can't Help Falling in Love
17. If I Can Dream
18. Love Me Tender
19. Peace In The Valley
20. Put Your Hand In The Hand
21. In The Ghetto
22. Heartbreak Hotel
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight
24. People
25. Tomorrow
26. Evergreen
27. Send In The Clowns
28. What Kind Of Fool
29. The Way We Were
30. Papa Can You Hear Me
Bonus:
1. Backstage
2. Carola möter Elvis Fan Club
3. Publikintervjuer
4. Carolas syster
5. No more tears - intro
6. Orkesterpresentation
7. Carola tackar publiken
8. After dark
Studio recordings of some of these songs will be released as an album next year...

Link: Buy the DVD

November 15, 2010

TV in Norway: "Fredag", TV2


Photo: TV2

Last Friday (November 12), Carola was a guest on the talk show "Fredag" on Norwegian TV2 to promote her upcoming Christmas tour.

You can see a web exclusive clip for free, or the show in its entirety by clicking the links below.

Link: Watch the full show (Requires login & payment)

November 13, 2010

TV: Watch Carola in "Skavlan"


Watch Carola's and Sissel's performance of Sissel's song "Velkommen Hjem" above.

To watch the full episode of "Skavlan", including the interview where Carola talks about dating and her upcoming biography, click the link below.

November 12, 2010

Swedish Charts w 45



This week, Carola's 2009 album "Christmas in Bethlehem" re-enters the Swedish album chart at no 49. The album will likely climb the chart as we get closer to Christmas. The Christmas DVD is still doing well on the DVD chart, this week it's at no 7.
ALBUM CHART
#49 (RE / 8 w) Christmas in Bethlehem
COMPILATIONS CHART
#9 (LW:2 / 20w) Absolute Christmas
#10 (LW:8 / 4 w) Best of the Nordics
DVD CHART
#7 (LW:5 / 20 w) Julkonsert
Link: Buy 'Christmas in Bethlehem'
Link: Buy 'Best of the Nordics'
Link: Buy 'Absolute Christmas
Link: Buy 'Julkonsert'

November 11, 2010

Exclusive news: Duet, album and Skavlan

© Peter Karlsson

Here is some exclusive Carola news:

The picture above is taken by Peter Karlsson at the taping of the Scandinavian talkshow "Skavlan" that airs on Friday in Sweden and Norway (check TV schedule here).

On the show, Carola and Sissel performed the duet "Välkommen hem" taken from Sissel's new album "Til Deg". You can listen to the song on Spotify (click here).

Carola confirmed that an album will be released next year with cover versions of Elvis and Barbra Streisand songs. That's what she's been working on in the studio lately.

There you have it! Remember where you read it first...

Thanks to Peter Karlsson for the info.

Extra concert in Skien



Carola's first stop on her upcoming Christmas tour "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" in Skien, Norway on November 29 has sold out and a second concert has been added the same day at 9 pm. Tickets are on sale now!
29.11 Skien, NOR Ibsenhuset, 6 pm & 9 pm WEB | TIX NEW!
01.12 Kristiansund, NOR Braathallen, 7.30 pm WEB | TIX
03.12 Ålesund, NOR Sunnmørshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
05.12 Trondheim, NOR Olavshallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
07.12 Hamar, NOR Scandic Hotel, 6 pm WEB | TIX
08.12 Gjøvik, NOR Fjellhallen, 6 pm WEB | TIX
10.12 Haugesund, NOR Tysvær Arena, 6 pm WEB | TIX
11.12 Stavanger, NOR IMI Forum, 5 pm WEB | TIX
12.12 Bergen, NOR Griegsalen, 5 pm WEB | TIX
14.12 Oslo, NOR Folketeatret, 6 pm WEB | TIX
16.12 Örebro, SWE Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping, SWE Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm, SWE Cirkus, 8 pm WEB | TIX
Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

November 9, 2010

Carola in duet with Sissel

Don't miss Carola in the popular talk show "Skavlan" on Friday. This is what the show's website says about Carola's participation:
"Two of Scandinavia's biggest stars, Carola Häggkvist and Sissel Kyrkjebö, sing together in a duet for the first time ever."

Sissel is an internationally recongized singer. She and Carola have often been compared to each other; both are major stars in their home countries, both were very young when they began their careers, both have played Maria von Trapp in the musical "Sound of Music", etc.

Why they are singing a duet is a mystery at the moment. Possibly they recorded a duet for Sissels upcoming album? We'll find out on Friday...

The show airs in both Sweden and Norway (see schedule below).

Sweden:
SVT1, Friday Nov 12, 9.00 pm
SVT24, Saturday Nov 13, 9.30 pm
SVT1, Sunday Nov 14, 8.00 am
SVT1, Wednesday Nov 17, 1.05 pm

Norway:
NRK1, Friday Nov 12, 9.25 pm
NRK2, Sunday Nov 14, 6.35 pm
NRK1, Monday Nov 15, 10.55 am
NRK1, Wednesday Nov 17, 12.25 am

Link: Sissel's official website

November 5, 2010

Swedish Charts w 44

With less to two weeks until the new DVD "Carola sjunger Elvis och Barbra Streisand—En magisk kväll på Dalhalla" is released, the Christmas DVD "Julkonsert" continues to do well on the charts in Sweden.
COMPILATIONS CHART
#8 (LW:5 / 3 w) Best of the Nordics
#9 (LW:8 / 19 w) Absolute Christmas
#15 (LW:10 / 41 w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
DVD CHART
#5 (LW:5 / 9 w) Julkonsert
Link: Buy 'Best of the Nordics'

November 2, 2010

Lyrics : "I Still Love You"

Here is the lyrics to the new song "Still Love You" by Mattias Håkansson.
To listen, click the link below.
I promised I would make a change
But slowly in time I just turned away
From everything I knew was right
Something went wrong
A twist of my fate

And I still recall
Every night and every day
And that we can fall
But there’s a way to make it through

I still love you
No matter the time
I wish I could tell you that I,
I still love you
I know that I’m too late
But I hope that you knew
If I only could say
I still love you

Anyone can fall from grace
A sudden mistake
That leads to a strain
And if I should be the one to blame
I pray you never will forget
Cause we’re still the same

I still recall
Every night and every day
We all can fall
But there’s a way to make it through

I still love you
No matter the time
I wish I could tell you that I,
I still love you
I know that I’m too late
But I hope that you knew
If I only could say
I still love

Don’t say you’re sorry
For the things that you’ve done
And don’t you worry
When you feel like hope is gone
It’s never too late
I believe that it’s true
I still love you

I still love you
No matter the time
I wish I could tell you that I,
I still love you
I know that I’m too late
But I hope that you knew
That I still love you
No matter the time
I wish I could tell you that I,
I still love you
I know that I’m too late
But I hope that you knew
If I only could say
I still love
I still love you

October 29, 2010

New song : "Still Love You"

Photo: Rickard Eriksson / Carola.com

To listen to the new song "Still Love You" (written by Mattias Håkansson), please click the link below, which also includes beautiful new photos by Rickard Eriksson.

Swedish Charts w 43

It seems early (not yet November), but the classic "Absolute Christmas" and Carola's Christmas DVD "Julkonsert" are both now charting in Sweden.
COMPILATIONS CHART
#5 (LW:6 / 2 w) Best of the Nordics
#8 (RE / 18 w) Absolute Christmas
#10 (LW:8 / 40 w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
DVD CHART
#5 (LW:6 / 8 w) Julkonsert
Link: Buy 'Best of the Nordics'

October 26, 2010

The DVD tracklist



"Carola sjunger Elvis & Barbra Streisand—en magisk kväll på Dalhalla" will be released in Sweden on November 17. This is the complete tracklist of the DVD:
1. C C Rider
2. Burning Love
3. Suspicious Minds
4. Love Me Tender
5. Blue Suede Shoes
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
8. Somewhere
9. Woman in Love
10. No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
11. Papa Can You Hear Me
12. Walking A Mile In My Shoes
13. Dixieland
14. C C Rider
15. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
16. Can't Help Falling in Love
17. If I Can Dream
18. Love Me Tender
19. Peace In The Valley
20. Put Your Hand In The Hand
21. In The Ghetto
22. Heartbreak Hotel
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight
24. People
25. Tomorrow
26. Evergreen
27. Send In The Clowns
28. What Kind Of Fool
29. The Way We Were
30. Papa Can You Hear Me
Bonus:
1. Backstage
2. Carola möter Elvis Fan Club
3. Publikintervjuer
4. Carolas syster
5. No more tears - intro
6. Orkesterpresentation
7. Carola tackar publiken
8. After dark
This info comes from CDON.com, and I cannot confirm that this is indeed the correct tracklist. It seems funny that some titles are repeated...

October 25, 2010

The book about OKEJ



On October 20th, the book "Boken om OKEJ" was released in Sweden. OKEJ was the biggest pop magazine in Sweden in the 80's, selling over 150,000 copies a week at its peak. From 1983 to 1986, Carola was in the magazine almost weekly, and on the cover frequently. The book chronicles these golden years in the magazine's history and includes an interview with Carola, that apparently her manager wanted to stop.

DVD cover art



Click the thumbnails to see the front and back of the cover of the upcoming DVD "Carola sjunger Elvis & Barbra Streisand—en magisk kväll på Dalhalla".

Exclusive : Listen to original "You+Me"



Above you can listen to Niclas Frisk/Andreas Mattson original version of "You+Me". The song is now included on the rereleased, remastered Sweet Chariot album "Beat Based / Song Centered / Spirit Led", originally released in 2000.

Link: Buy the album

October 24, 2010

Swedish Charts w 42


A number of Carola related products are currently doing well on the charts in Sweden.
COMPILATIONS CHART
#6 (NEW) Best of the Nordics
#8 (39 w) Hits for Kids—Greatest Hits
DVD CHART
#6 (RE / 17 w) Julkonsert
Link: Buy 'Best of the Nordics'

Video : "Förlåt"



In case you missed it, watch the music video for "Förlåt" with Carola and Carola and Doreen Månsson by clicking the link below

Link: Watch the video

Carola on TV today


Photo: Sven-Åke Virsén / Aftonbladet

Don't miss Carola on TV tonight when Swedish children's TV channel SVTB airs the music video for the new song "Förlåt" ("I'm Sorry"). The song is a duet with the Doreen Månsson, the host of the TV show ”Dilemman med Doreen”.

For ten weeks, Doreen will perform songs with famous Swedish artists. Carola jumped at the opportunity to sing the song, which is written by Doreen Månsson. The song has become Doreen's favorite, and is therefor chosen to be the first one to air.

"Dilemman med Doreen" airs today at 6:30 on SVTB.

October 19, 2010

Sweet Chariots' re-release includes "You+Me"


Sweet Chariots (Niclas Frisk & Andreas Mattson) have just released a remastered version of their 2000 album "Beat Based / Song Centered / Spirit Led" including five bonus tracks. One of those tracks is Carola's "You+Me" which the duo wrote for her. Sweet Chariots were supposed to write and produce a whole album for Carola in 2001, but she decided against the idea. When her 2001 pop album "My Show" was released, "You+Me" was the only song by Frisk/Mattson that had survived the cut, but rerecorded, sounding quite different than how Frisk/Mattson had intended it.

Could it be the original Frisk/Mattson version of "You+Me" that is included on this album? It might be, since that recording should be the property of the band. I think many fans would appreciate finally get a chance to hear what the collaboration sounded like.

Sadly, the bonus track is not included on the iTunes version of the album.