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Change My Game (2017 Ruf Records)


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Songs on the CD:
1 I Used To Love You
2 Dreamland
3 Change My Game
4 Holler ’n’ Moan
5 Hard Time
6 Long Gone
7 Hold My Lover Tight
8 Maybe It’s Alright
9 Train
10 Lay My Burden Down
11 City Of Love

Total playing time 51:39

Songs on the LP:
A
1 I Used To Love You
2 Dreamland
3 Change My Game
4 Holler ’n’ Moan
5 Hard Time
23:28

B
6 Long Gone
7 Hold My Lover Tight
8 Maybe It’s Alright
9 Train
10 Lay My Burden Down

Total playing time 22:45

The Band
Thorbjørn Risager – Vocals, Guitar
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ, Würlitzer
Peter Skjerning – Guitars
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax,
Hans Nybo – Tenor Sax
Peter W Kehl – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Sousaphone
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass, Barithone Guitar, Synth
Martin Seidelin – Drums, Percussion

The Backing
Miriam Mandipira-Mumba – Background Vocals and fills in “Maybe it’s Alright”
Pia Trøjgaard – Background Vocals
Mads Lumholdt – Background Vocals

The Crew
Recorded at The Medley Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in January and August 2016
Recorded by Henrik West and Lars Andresen – Medley Studios and by Søren Bøjgaard – 107C Studios
Mixed by Søren Bøjgaard
Mastered by Mikkel Gemzøe @ Studio C4 and Varibeat Mastering
All songs written by Thorbjørn Risager, except “Holler ’n’ Moan” by Peter Skjerning and “Dreamland” by Thorbjørn Risager/Peter Skjerning
Horn arrangements by Kasper Wagner & Peter W Kehl
Produced by Søren Bøjgaard, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Design & Art Direction by Paul Wilson – Yellow1
Photography by Søren Rønholt
Sponsored by Stetson Europe / FWS Hats

Songs From The Road (2015 Ruf Records)

Songs on  the CD:
1. If You Wanna Leave
2. Paradise
3. Drowning
4. Baby Please Don’t Go
5. Too Many Roads
6. China Gate
7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ride
8. Through The Tears
9. Long Forgotten Track
10. On My Way
11. All I Want
12. High Rolling
13. Let The Good Times Roll
14. I Won’t Let You Down
15. Opener

Songs on  the DVD:
1. If You Wanna Leave
2. Paradise
3. Drowning
4. The Straight And Narrow Line
5. Too Many Roads
6. I’m Tired
7. China Gate
8. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ride
9. High Rolling
10. Get Up, Get Higher
11. Through The Tears
12. Long Forgotten Track
13. On My Way
14. All I Want
15. Baby Please Don’t Go
16. Let The Good Times Roll
17. I Won’t Let You Down
18. Opener

The Black Tornado band
Thorbjørn Risager – Leadvocal, Guitar
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ
Peter Skjerning – Guitars, Vocal
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Baritone Sax
Hans Nybo – Tenor Sax, Vocal
Peter W Kehl – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion, Vocal
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass
Martin Seidelin – Drums, Percussion, Vocal

The Tornadettes
Ida Bang – Background Vocals, Percussion
Lisa Lystam – Background Vocals + duet on “I won’t let you down”

Album covernotes
DVD PRODUCED BY Christian Wagner (INTACT Produktion+Verlag) & Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records GmbH) AUDIO PRODUCED BY Thomas Ruf EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Thomas Ruf AUDIO RECORDED BY Thomas Mundorf AUDIO MIXED BY Søren Andersen, Henrik West, Søren Bøjgaard, Thorbjørn Risager & Peter W Kehl AUDIO MASTERED BY Søren Andersen, Henrik West FILM EDITING & DVD AUTHORING BY Andreas Fennel (Far Horizons)
COVER PHOTO BY Tony Joe Gardner Photography ALL OTHER PHOTOS BY Rob Cale ARTWORK BY queens-design.de
All songs written by Thorbjørn Risager, published by Crunchy Tunes; except China Gate (by Victor Young/Harold Adamson, published by Chappell Music Ltd/Harold Adamson Music), BaBy Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams, published by Leeds-Music Corp) and let the GooD times Roll (Fleecy Moore/Sam Theard, published by Rytvoc Inc).
Thanks to Michal R. „Bronski“ Brzozowski and Klaus Kirschner @ Stetson Europe and to Ida Bang & Lisa Lystam for helping us out on the recording!

Too Many Roads (2014 Ruf Records)

Songs:
1. If You Wanna Leave
2. Too Many Roads
3. China Gate
4. Paradise
5. Drowning
6. Backseat Driver
7. Through The Tears
8. High Rolling
9. Long Forgotten Track
10. Red Hot & Blue
11. Rich Man
12. Play On

Total playing time 48:24

The Band
Thorbjørn Risager – Vocals, Guitars, Dobro
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ, Rhodes
Peter Skjerning – Guitars
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Clarinet
Hans Nybo – Tenor Sax
Peter W Kehl – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Sousaphone
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass
Martin Seidelin – Drums, Percussion

The Backing
Lea Thorlann – Background Vocals
Pia Trøjgaard – Background Vocals

The Crew
Recorded at The Medley Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 17th – December 6th 2013
Recorded by Søren Andersen, Henrik West and David Olufsson – Medley Studios
Mixed by Jesper Reginal – Kondi Frost
Mastered by Mikkel Gemsøe – C4
All songs written by Thorbjørn Risager, except “China Gate” by Harold Adamson/Victor Young,“Rich Man” by Martin Seidelin & “Backseat Driver” by Peter Skjerning
All songs arranged by the band
Horn Arrangements by Kasper Wagner, Peter W Kehl and Hans Nybo
Produced by Søren Bøjgaard and Thorbjørn Risager
Executive producer Peter W Kehl
Design, Video & Art Direction by Paul Wilson – Yellow1
Photography by Christian Geisnæs

Between Rock and Some Hard Blues (2013 Cope Records)

Songs:
1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ride
2. Precious Time
3. Rhythms of the Night
4. Back Home
5. The Straight and Narrow Line
6. You Walked Right In
7. Stand Beside Me
8. Get up, Get Higher
9. Burning Up
10. You Can Have It Your Way
11. End of Time
12. Single Tear
13. Eyes That Turned Away
14. Love Turned Cold
15. Let’s Go Down
16. I Won’t Let You Down
17. Heart of the Night
18. In the Back of My Mind
19. You Better Pay Attention
20. On My Way
21. Good Thing
22. From Now On
23. 7 Steps to Heaven
24. In the Back of My Mind
25. Ain’t Ever Gonna Leave No More
26. Take It Off
27. All I Want
28. I’ll Be Moving On
29. Down Home Blues
30. Baby Please Don’t Go
31. Bells of Joy 

Dust and Scratches (2012 Cope Records)

Songs:
1. Single Tear
2. More
3. Back Home
4. In The Back Of My Mind
5. Precious Time
6. End Of Time
7. Dealer’s Dealing
8. All Your Dollars
9. On My Way
10. Make It Real
11. House Rocking Band

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager – Vocals, Guitar
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ, Rhodes
Peter Skjerning – Guitar, Background Vocals
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Peter Kehl – Trumpet
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass
Martin Seidelin – Drums

Guest appearing
Lars Skjærbæk – Background Vocals
Rune Harder Olesen – Percussion

Produced by Lars Skjærbæk

All songs written by Thorbjørn Risager,
except ”More” and ”All Your Dollars”
written by Peter Skjerning
Horn Arrangements by
Peter Kehl & Kasper Wagner
Recorded at The Village Recording,
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2011
Recorded and Mixed by Thomas Vang
Mastered by Søren Mikkelsen
Design & Art Direction by Maria Tran Larsen
Photography by Gudmund Thai

Track Record (2010 Cope Records)

Songs:
1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ride (Risager)
2. Baby Please Don’t Go (Williams)
3. Let’s Go Down (Risager)
4. You Walked Right In (Risager)
5. 7 Steps To Heaven (Seidelin)
6. Stand Beside Me (Risager)
7. Eyes That Turned Away (Risager)
8. Rhythms Of The Night (Risager)
9. I’ll Be Moving On (Risager)
10. Bells Of Joy (Seidelin)

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager: Vocal/Guitar
Emil Balsgaard: Piano and Keyboards
Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar/Background Vocals
Søren Bøjgaard: Bass
Martin Seidelin: Drums
Peter Kehl: Trumpet
Kasper Wagner: Saxophone
Pia Trøjgård: Background Vocals
Lea Thorlann: Background Vocals
Lars Skjærbæk: Background Vocals
Jarno Varsted: Harmonica

Produced by Lars Skjærbæk

Live At Victoria (2009 Cope Records)

Songs:
1. You Walked Right In (Risager)
2. I’m Tired (Risager)
3. You Better Pay Attention (Risager)
4. Burning Up (Risager)
5. The Straight And Narrow Line (Risager)
6. Mr Bad Luck (Risager)
7. Down Home Blues (Risager)
8. In The Back Of My Mind (Risager)
9. 7 Steps (Seidelin)
10. Love Turned Cold (Risager)
11. You Can Have It Your Way (Risager)

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager: Vocal/Guitar
Emil Balsgaard: Piano and Keyboards
Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar/Background Vocals
Søren Bøjgaard: Bass
Martin Seidelin: Drums
Peter Kehl: Trumpet
Kasper Wagner: Saxophone
Pia Trøjgård: Background Vocals
Lea Thorlann: Background Vocals

Here I Am (2007 Cope Records)

Songs:
1. Here I Am (Risager)
2. All I Want (Risager)
3. Heart Of The Night (Risager)
4. From Now On(Risager)
5. You Better Pay Attention (Risager)
6. Take It Of (Risager)
7. Down Home Blues (Risager)
8. Johnny Called The Whole Thing Off (Risager)
9. Good Thing (Wagner/Risager)
10. I’Won’t Let You Down(Risager)

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager: Vocal/Guitar
Emil Balsgaard: Piano and Keyboards
Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar/Background Vocals
Søren Bøjgaard: Bass
Martin Seidelin: Drums
Peter Kehl: Trumpet
Kasper Wagner: Saxophone

Produced by: Marc Tee / Thorbjørn Risager Band

FROM THE HEART (2006 Gateway Music ApS)

Songs:
1. Love Turned Cold (Risager)
2. You Can Have It Your Way (Risager)
3. Burning Up (Risager)
4. Ain’t Gonna Turn My Back On You (Risager)
5. Roll ‘Em Pete (Johnson)
6. Heart Of The Night (Risager)
7. Can’t Get Enough (Wagner/Risager)
8. Same Old Blues (Don Nix)
9. I Don’t Mind (Risager)
10. Ain’t Ever Gonna Leave No More (Risager)

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager: Vocal/Guitar
Emil Balsgaard: Piano and Keyboards
Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar/Background Vocals
Søren Bøjgaard: Bass
Martin Seidelin: Drums
Andreas Biilmann: Trumpet
Kasper Wagner: Saxophone

Guest Musicians:
Pia Trøjgård: Background Vocals #6
Lea Thorlann: Background Vocals #6
Anders Larsson: Trombone # 2, 3, 6
Jarno Varsted: Harmonica # 10

Produced by: Billy Cross

Live 2004 (Music Mecca)

Songs:
1. Opener (Risager)
2. Alimony Blues (Risager)
3. A Little Piece of Mind (Risager)
4. Hold On (Risager)
5. More Than I Can Bear (Risager)
6. Call Me Up (Risager)
7. You Don’t Know What Love Is (J. Johnson)
8. I Wanna Tell (Risager)
9. Messaround (A. Ertegun)
10. Ain’t Nobodys Business (J. Witherspoon)
11. Sleepless Nights (Martinsen)
12. Let The Good Times Roll (L. Jordan)

Personnel:
Thorbjørn Risager: Vocal/Guitar
Emil Balsgaard: Piano and Keyboards
Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar/Lapsteel/Background Vocals
Søren Bøjgaard: Bass
Martin Seidelin: Drums
Andreas Biilmann: Trumpet
Kasper Wagner: Saxophone