Back in a former century I recorded an album which was never released. The first choir I'd ever writen music for (Oscar's Mottetkör, renamed Steve Dobrogosz Vocal Ensemble) booked EMI Studios in Stockholm for three days in 1990, but the resulting master tape ended up collecting dust on my closet shelf for 27 years, as the group soon after disbanded and I was drawn into other choir projects across Sweden. Luckily, the reel-to-reel was mostly salvagable and sounded surprisingly crisp and alive. I'm so glad this lost recording is finally seeing the light of day. Musicians include Olle Steinholtz, bass, Per Lindvall, drums, and featured vocalists Erik Spangenberg and Berit Andersson. Original choir-jazz material, and some well-known covers... Hjärtligt tack till alla inblandade.
NEW ALBUM: ANTHOLOGY- Steve Dobrogosz & Berit Andersson (1983 -1993)
I am most happy to announce the release of Anthology, a collection of original songs recorded with vocalist Berit Andersson between 1984 and 1993. As the five albums Berit and I made have not previously been available digitally, a very large body of work is now presented to a new audience for the first time, decades having past since these 45 songs were written and recorded. Anyone familiar with the original LPs (especially "The Final Touch" from 1987) will hear how much has been remixed. Below are Oh Helen (from "SkinBalloon") and Salieri On The Throne (from "Jade"), Topaz and Sir Tom (from "Jade") and The Final Touch (from "The Final Touch").
Thank you, Berit. History.
On April 9, with the release of the "Sha-la" choir album from 1989, this season's project of restoring and re-releasing albums from the 80s and 90s will be complete. In addition to the Anthology collection with Berit Andersson, the albums Confessions, The Tender Arrow and Duckwalk are now restored and up at YouTube. Confessions and The Tender Arrow have undergone serious reformatting and sonic uplift and are, I feel, vastly improved over the original versions.
Along with the official album releases, I am increasingly testing releasing music directly to YouTube, such as Winter Coat, and Songs. More YouTube music links at the Recordings page.
recent pieces: ForgottenMan - 10 rock/country/blues songs Memoirs - piano recording Melodías para guitarra española - 6 pieces for Spanish guitar Self Portrait - recording Veritas - choir a cappella Singing Waters Waltz - piano/violin/bass Number of the Beast, Great Again, Boondockers - The B3z Skyline - piano/string orchestra Will's Ballades - songs from Shakespeare lyrics Ho Ho Ho (Sing Along With Santa) - choir/organ Time - choir a cappella
Recordings underway: Forgotten Man
It appears that the rather insane rate of new album releases (4 last year, plus album-format recordings on YouTube) will be maintained in 2017, as Anthology and Sha-la will soon be followed by the blues/rock/country album Forgotten Man and two new solo piano albums...
Over 100,000 views for this Tokyo performance of Kyrie (from Mass) with the SINGS choir. Domo arigato.
Upcoming albums: Sha-la - Steve Dobrogosz Vocal Ensemble (previously unreleased album from 1990) Singing - solopiano versions of vocal and choir songs