Peter LeMarc

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LeMarc's late-'80s and early-'90s albums show an unusual blend of guitar pop and soul. The pop/soul scene had other exponents in Sweden at the time, like Mauro Scocco and Lisa Nilsson, but they drew mainly from modern R&B and slick Philly soul, where LeMarc's was considerably less slick, in the ballads almost southern. This was very obvious on his self-titled album from 1987, but lessened with every new record and eventually gave way to somewhat bland, guitar-based pop. This album is somewhere in the middle of that development, and while the soul is still there in the harmonies and the choruses, the sound is late-'80s pop. But LeMarc has always mainly been a singer/songwriter, whether he has played pop, pop/soul, or guitar-based rock, with the storytelling at the core of the music. In that aspect this album can be disappointing with its pretty, abstract pop lyrics. As a pop album it is one of LeMarc's better, though, and if it is skilled blue-eyed soul in Swedish you are looking for rather than lengthy narratives, ballads like "Hur Man Älskar en Sargad Själ" and "Vaggsång kl. Fyra" will be right on the spot.

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