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A Whole 15 Years Since The 'Playing My Game' Release Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 March 2014 16:00

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(Editorial by Tef Johs, March 29, 2014)

 

 

A week ago, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, there were exactly 15 years since Lene's first album hit retail stores in Norway.

 

Before the actual album, "Playing My Game", was released on March 22, 1999, the two singles, "Unforgivable Sinner" and "Sitting Down Here", had made Lene famous even outside of Norway. The beautiful song "Maybe I'll Go" was the B-side of the original "Unforgivable Sinner" single, released on October 12, 1998.

 

However, even so, not many in the early phases - as stated by both Lene herself and producer Hans Olav Grøttheim - understood the power that the songs on this album were to unleash upon the music world. The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet claims to have the very first article regarding Lene Marlin published already on July 11, 1998, well over a month before US was even aired on radio.

 

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Lene In Sorrow From Her Mentor's Demise Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:31

The previous managing director of EMI Music Norway (Virgin Records), Per Eirik Johansen, is dead, only 54 years old. The demise of the man behind the discovery of Lene Marlin and other great Norwegian musicians creates deep sorrow in Lene herself and all her friends today.

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(Published by VG (extract), January 15, 2014)




Just 54 years old, Per Eirik Johansen, the previous musician, record director and manager, dies.


The musical profile Per Eirik Johansen was the head of the Norwegian record industry in its greater days at the end of the 90-ies. He was the man behind, among others, Madrugada, Lene Marlin, Röyksopp, Turboneger, and Morten Abel's solo success. The latter years he was at the top level as the manager for Jarle Bernhoft.


Svein Berge of Röyksopp is telling VG that Johansen's passing away came as a shock.

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Lene And Kåre Conradi Engaged On Christmas Eve Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 23:00

It seems good fortune also follows Lene in her private life - soon she can truly call Kåre Conradi "My Love", according to VG.

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(Published by VG, January 3, 2014)



Kåre Conradi (41) confirms that he and Lene Marlin (33) are engaged.


Their close ones received the news on Christmas Eve. This is according to seher.no. The couple have been living together for five years. They were living in London for several years, but now they are living together in Oslo.



Released the news on Christmas Eve


According to Se og Hør the proposal took place just before Christmas, and the two of them supposedly told their close ones the pleasant news on the very Christmas Eve itself.

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The Lene Marlin Year 2013 In Review Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 14:43

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(Notice by Tef Johs, December 24, 2013)



The year 2013 is coming to an end, and Lene was very much present in the first few months.

This year, Lene was weekly on TV2 national broadcasting with the series "Hver Gang Vi Møtes" recorded at Kjærnes Gård. Every Saturday, from January 5th to February 23rd, Lene and her colleagues could be viewed and listened to on TV.


On Saturday, February 9th, this author had the pleasure of saying hello to the whole ensemble (minus Morten Abel) - Marion Ravn, Magnus Grønneberg, Lene Marlin (of course), Kurt Nilsen, Anita Skorgan, and Ole Paus at the Oslo City shopping mall in Oslo. The artists were present for a signing session of the official album release connected to the series.

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A Handful Of Lene Marlin Anniversaries Fall 2013 Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 October 2013 19:10

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(Notice by Tef Johs, October 12, 2013)



In the latter weeks there have been a handful of noteworthy Lene Marlin anniversaries that we should care to mention.



These are, in particular:



5 years:
Lene performing her very first and only full 90 minutes concert at the Värmland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden (Aug 29, 2008)


5 years: lene-marlin.info website going live after weeks of development (Sep 8, 2008)

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Another Happy Birthday For Lene Marlin Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 August 2013 15:12

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(Notice by Tef Johs, August 17, 2013)



Warm congratulations to Lene Marlin on her 33rd birthday today.

Lene herself has not spoken since June 17 on her facebook wall, which was in regards to the Ole Paus cooperation. In July a sudden appearance of the song "Visualize" reached her fans through Cobnash Studios. In the meantime, we are all waiting for news on her forthcoming Norwegian album project, revealed in an interview with Ole Paus in the beginning of June.

In any case, we wish all the best for Lene Marlin on her birthday today, Saturday August 17, 2013.

 

 
New Lene Song: Visualize - And Trondheim Expo 2013 Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 July 2013 01:40

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(Notice by Tef Johs, July 6, 2013)




British Cobnash Studios presents "Visualize" - a new Lene Marlin song.


Thanks to lene.it member peppe89, a brand new Lene song has surfaced now in July, the song entitled "Visualize". It was according to a tweet made by Cobnash Studios to lene.it member Knox written (and sung) by Lene for another artist/producer and mixed by Josh Watkins at Cobnash (with the label Mainland Records).

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