Apparently Universal are working on a few projects scheduled for release around October, in preparation for Fridas' 70th birthday. A vinyl single edition of "Slowly" (B-side to be confirmed) and a box set edition of Something's Going On are allegedly on the cards. We'll let you know more when we have any definite news.
+++ Information +++ A lot of you have been contacting the site in recent days after seeing on-line stores advertising things such as a vinyl release of Slowly and a box set edition of Something's Going On. We cannot tell you much about these items at this stage. But Frida has confided in us that Universal is putting together something special to mark her 70th birthday later this year. However we are not allowed to reveal much more at this stage. But please keep an eye on this site because when there is news that we can officially release then we will certainly post this for you.
As her birthday is in November, we won't have too long to wait now. Another month and then Universal may be more specific with what they are planning. Coloured vinyl or picture disc would suit most of us on here I think. Then we got Agnethas' 70th to look forward to :-)
Post by AdamDawson2003 on Aug 9, 2015 17:17:42 GMT
I am actually hoping we get Deluxe Editions of Shine & Something's Going On I would love to see 'I Don't Wanna Be Alone, My Dearest Friend, I'm One Of God's Children, Love Turns To Lies and Can't Be Serious released on a Shine Deluxe Edition.
^^Totally agree. If anything, the "Shine" album seems to offer more scope for bonus material. I'm very curious to see what Universal come up with (and what Frida approves). Ideally, all five albums would be remastered and expanded.
Post by chelseacharger on Aug 11, 2015 11:48:44 GMT
Why limit the numbers? It doesn't take a genius to imagine that this will be on the Amazon / Ebay sites at hugely inflated prices in a very short while. Very little warning too. Seems to have been announced late last night. Lots seemed to have missed out.
FRIDA | Something's Going On Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set
► (Only 2,000 copies with no second edition!) ◄
Polar Music is honouring one of their most successful artists and is releasing a new super limited edition version of Frida´s worldwide 1982 hit album "Something's Going On" to commemorate Frida´s landmark 70th birthday in November.
The boxed set is strictly limited to 2000 copies and contains liner notes written by Frida, as well as a hand-signed art card!
The full contents includes a remastered CD version of "Something's Going On", a DVD featuring a "Making Of" documentary, promo videos and interviews from 1982, a signed art card, a 7" single of the song "I Know There's Something Going On/You Know What I Mean", and a booklet with liner notes written by Frida.
When first released in September 1982, "Something's Going On" reached number one on the album charts in Sweden, went Top 5 in Norway and Belgium, as well as going Top 10 in Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. The single "I Know There's Something Going On" has sold over 3 million copies alone since release. The album is produced by Phil Collins.
► CD: 1. Tell Me It's Over 2. I See Red 3. I Got Something 4. Strangers 5. To Turn The Stone 6. I Know There's Something Going On 7. Threnody 8. Baby Don't You Cry No More 9. The Way You Do 10. You Know What I Mean 11. Here We'll Stay 12. I Know There's Something Going On (Single Edit) 13. Here we'll stay (solo version)
► DVD: 1. Something's Going On - The Making Of A Record Album [Documentary] 2. I See Red [Promo Video] 3. To Turn The Stone [Promo Video] 4. I Know There's Something Going On [Promo Video] 5. Here We'll Stay [Promo Video] 6. Kanal 3, Interview with Lars-Ragnar Forssberg [Interview] 7. Casablanca, Interview With Helen Benno [Interview]
► 7" SINGLE 1. I Know There's Something Going On [A-side] 2. You Know What I Mean [B-side]
Those photos make the set look really tempting! It looks like many people are being tempted, too, with Amazon's UK branch sold out too. It will take no time at all for such a limited quantity to sell out across the various online retail websites. Unfortunately, it looks like this will become one of those very expensive and rare items on eBay and collectors' sites before long.
It would be nice if there was also a more widely available commemorative item released. Personally, I'd like to see a new remix of IKTSGO or Shine released as a new single.
Amazon have sold out already ? I only ordered mine on Thursday this week. if you are desperate for one of these sets then Ebay is your only option I am afraid. By the way, I only bought one copy, but I'll bet many people bought a good handful. MMMmm... I wonder why? Tut! Tut!
I think it's gone from Amazon Italy also now. Funny it doesn't seem to have turned up on any other sites apart from the Museum and those 2 Amazon sites. Surely they didn't sell all 2000 between them. I am thinking it will appear elsewhere in time. I am also thinking that it was released on those sites prematurely. There was not a single scrap of an announcement that I know of - just seen on the Museum site by accident by someone who spread the word.