Monday, August 31, 2009

Sommaren är kort - Kesä häviää

Today is officially the last day of Summer. This is fortunately not exactly true, the summer is just slowly fading away here in Finland. Kurre (see previous entry) recorded "Kesä häviää" (Summer fades away) in 1995. This was not the first version of the song, Kisu recorded it in 1982 with different lyrics (I add it here if I get it from somewhere). The original "Sommaren är kort" (Summer is short) was a great success in Europe for Swedish singer Tomas Ledin in 1982. Since 1970's Ledin has been one of the most popular recording artists in Sweden. In 1980 he represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Just Nu". Tomas has some close ABBA connections; in 1982 recorded a single ("Never Again") with Agnetha Fältskog and in 1983 he married to manager Stig Andersson's daughter Marie.

Updated on 17.10.2009: added first Finnish version done by Kisu.

Here's the triplet:

1 comment:

Magomusiikki said...

T.T. Purontaka on levyttänyt tämän hienon kasariklassikon myös Ari Hylkilän tekstillä vuonna 1995 nimellä Kesä lyhyt on. Löytyy Spottarista ainakin sekä täältä: