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Sko/Torp - On a Long Lonely Night
(Søren Sko/Palle Torp)
From the album "On a Long Lonely Night" (1990)
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Sko/TorpSko/Torp is a Danish pop/rock duo. Their debut album, “On a Long Lonely Night” (1990), drew inspiration from such American acts as the Eagles, Hall & Oates and Doobie Brothers, achieving huge commercial success with more than 200,000 copies sold. Søren Sko and Palle Torp released five albums before calling it a day in 1997.
In 2004, they reunited, writing new songs and touring again. In 2010, Sko/Torp released their sixth album “Heartland”.
“On a Long Lonely Night” First of all: Please turn the volume up a bit now, because this is the original version of this track with headroom left for peaks and the full dynamics of the title track from Sko/Torp’s 1990 debut album.
The most immediately obvious and at the same time most paradoxical fact about this hugely successful Danish duo is that they don’t sound Danish or Scandinavian at all. “On A Long Lonely Night” actually sounds like a genuine American West Coast production. But there is more to it than that.
Although the sound production by Swedish Mats Ronander is in many respects close to the American West Coast ideal, it also surpasses it in many ways. During the intense selection process we at DALI went through before ending up with the final track list for “The DALI CD Vol. 3”, this 1990 recording was challenged by many alternatives, but the jury kept this track on the list as the best representative of the genre from start to finish.
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