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BEST OF
(2021 RUF RECORDS)

The Very Best of The First Two Decades. All Killers, No Fillers and Same Old Lies!

 

Double LP tracklist

The first decade – side A

  1. Rock n Roll Ride
  2. Rhythms Of The Night
  3. You Can Have it Your Way
  4. Burning Up
  5. Stand Beside Me
  6. Eyes That Turned Away

The Band
Thorbjørn Risager – Vocal, Guitar
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer
Joachim Svensmark – Guitar, Synthesizer, BG vocal
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax,
Hans Nybo – Tenor Sax
Peter W Kehl – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Sousaphone
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass, Moog Bass, Synthesizer
Martin Seidelin – Drums, Percussion

Old band members
Peter Skjerning
Svein Erik Martinsen Ånestad
Andreas Biilmann

Studio musicians:
Lea Thorlann (BG vocal)
Pia Trøjgaard (BG vocal)
Miriam Mandipira Mumba (BG vocal)
Mads Lumholdt (BG vocal)
Jarno Varsted (Harmonica)

The Tournadettes  feat. on ‘Song From The Road’!
Ida Bang (BG vocal)
Lisa Davidsson (BG vocal)

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) and ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ (Big Joe Williams, published by Leeds-Music Corp)

Horn arrangements by Kasper Wagner & Peter W Kehl
Produced by Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, Lars Skjærbæk, Billy Cross, Marc Tee, Peter Iversen, Søren Bøjgaard, Joachim Svensmark og Thorbjørn Risager

Executive Producer: Thomas Ruf

Mastered by Morten Bue

Bandphotos by Christoffer Askman and Søren Rønholt

Album artwork photography by https://forladtesteder.dk – Morten Kirckhoff og Jan Elhøj

Design & Art Direction by Martin Couri

The first decade – side B

  1. On My Way
  2. You Better Pay Attention
  3. Love Turned Cold
  4. In The Back Of My Mind
  5. Heart Of The Night
  6. All I Want
  7. Ain’t ever gonna leave no more

 

The second decade – side A

  1. If You Wanna Leave
  2. Last Train
  3. Paradise
  4. Hold My Lover Tight
  5. China Gate
  6. Baby Please Don’t Go

 

The second decade – side B

  1. Maybe It’s Alright
  2. Through The Tears
  3. Come On In
  4. Long Forgotten Track
  5. High Rolling
  6. Same Old Lies – part un
  7. Same Old Lies – part deux
 
 

Double CD tracklist

First decade – CD1       

  1. Rock n Roll Ride #5
  2. Rhythms Of The Night #5
  3. You Can Have it Your Way #4
  4. Burning Up #4
  5. Stand Beside Me #5
  6. Love turned cold #4
  7. Eyes That Turned Away #5
  8. On My Way #6
  9. You Better Pay Attention #3
  10. You Walked Right Into My Heart #5
  11. I won’t let you down #3
  12. In The Back Of My Mind #6
  13. Heart Of The Night #3
  14. All I Want #3
  15. Ain’t Ever Gonna Leave No More #2


Total playing time 56:55

 Second decade – CD2   

  1. If You Wanna Leave #8
  2. Last Train #11
  3. Paradise #9
  4. I Used To Love You #10
  5. Hold My Lover Tight #1
  6. China Gate #8
  7. Never Givin In #11
  8. Dreamland #10
  9. Too Many Roads #8
  10. Baby Please Don’t Go #9
  11. Sin City #11
  12. Maybe It’s Alright #10
  13. Through The Tears #8
  14. Come On In #11
  15. Long Forgotten Track #8
  16. High Rolling #9
  17. Same Old Lies – part un NEW
  18. Same Old Lies – part deux NEW

Total playing time 75:54

COME ON IN (2020 RUF RECORDS)

Come On In

Songs on the CD:
1. Come On In
2. Last Train
3. Nobody But The Moon
4. Two Lovers
5. Never Givin’ In
6. Sin City
7. Over The Hill
8. On And On
9. Love So Fine
10. I’ll Be Gone

Total playing time 42:04

The Band
Thorbjørn Risager – Vocal, Guitar
Emil Balsgaard – Piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer
Joachim Svensmark – Guitar, Synthesizer, BG vocal
Kasper Wagner – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax,
Hans Nybo – Tenor Sax
Peter W Kehl – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Sousaphone,
Søren Bøjgaard – Bass, Moog Bass, Synthesizer
Martin Seidelin – Drums, Percussion

The Crew
Recorded at Viktoria Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in January – October 2019
Recorded by Peter Iversen – Viktoria Studios
Mixed by Søren Bøjgaard & Peter Iversen – Viktoria Studios
Mastered by Joel Krozer / 6 Bit Deep
All songs written by Thorbjørn Risager, except “Never Givin’ In” by Thorbjørn Risager and Peter Skjerning
Horn arrangements by Kasper Wagner & Peter W Kehl
Produced by Peter Iversen, Søren Bøjgaard, Joachim Svensmark, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Design & Art Direction by Paul Wilson – Yellow1
Photography by Christoffer Askman – Askman Photography
Supported by KODA, DMF, Artisten, Kapelmesterforeningen, MPO
Sponsored by Stetson Europe

 

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Songs on the LP:

A
1. Come On In
2. Last Train
3. Nobody But The Moon
4. Two Lovers
5. Never Givin’ In

Playing time side A 22:00

 

B
6. Sin City
7. Over The Hill
8. On And On
9. Love So Fine
10. I’ll Be Gone

Playing time side B 20:04
Total playing time 42:04

CHANGE MY GAME (2017 RUF RECORDS)

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

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

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Songs on the LP:

A
1. I Used To Love You
2. Dreamland
3. Change My Game
4. Holler ’n’ Moan
5. Hard Time

Playing time side A 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

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

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!

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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

TOO MANY ROADS (2014 RUF RECORDS)

Too Many Roads

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

 

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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)

Dust and Scratches

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

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

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

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

FROM THE HEART (2006 GATEWAY MUSIC APS)

From the Heart

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)

Blue 7

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

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