Anna-Lena

Dein Herz, Das Muss Aus Gold Sein

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Swedish pop singer Anna-Lena Löfgren made a number of recordings for release in German-speaking countries and scored a few German chart hits in the '60s. Dein Herz, Das Muss Aus Gold Sein collects 29 of her German-language cuts dating from 1962-1973, most of which are versions of American pop and country hits painted in bright, youthful tones like Little Peggy March. The title track, a cover of Ned Miller's "Do What You Do, Do Well," was her biggest hit in Germany, and "Morgan Hast Du Keine Sorgen" (a cover of Ricky Nelson's "Today's Teardrops") also achieved chart success. "Alle Blumen Wollen Blühen," composed by German songwriter Hans Blum, was Anna-Lena's award-winning entry in the 1968 Deutsche Schlagerwettbewerb, a German song competition held in Berlin. Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," Connie Francis' "Don't Cry on My Shoulder," and Susan Raye's "L.A. International Airport" are other American hits Anna-Lena interprets, but her repertoire occasionally looks to other countries for material, like "Immer Am Sonntag," a cover of a song by Italian vocalist Adriano Celantano. "Dein Herz, Das Muss Aus Gold Sein," with its brisk tempo and fast-strummed guitars, set the pattern for many of her subsequent recordings, and "Zum Weinen Kein Talent" even recycles part of its melody. Anna-Lena's vocal talent is wonderfully displayed on "Das Lied Vom Glück," a gorgeous a cappella performance with Peter Cornehlsen's choir. Dein Herz, Das Muss Aus Gold Sein was created for the German reissue market, but is full of pleasing sounds for adventurous pop music lovers around the world.

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