This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Even The Nights Are Better - Parasta maailmassa
Rexi (real name Raimo Kero ) started his career as a musician in the 60's. He released his first (non-hit) album in 1974 with the peculiar name "Parhaat" (The Best of ..). He finally broke through in 1977 with the song "Puhtaat purjeet" (Clean sails), but it basically remained his only hit. However, he has recorded nine albums. Major part of his songs are his own compositions, but he did also many covers. Like this one - "Parasta maailmassa" (Best in the world), that was recorded in 1983. The original song "Even The Nights Are Better" is a hit from 1982 by the Australian group Air Supply. The song was especially popular in USA and reached number 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Air Supply was a soft rock band who had hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group's line-up was ever-changing but the permanent members were the British guitarist and vocalist Graham Russell and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.