Norway : 47 songs of Anita Skorgan on a double CD released

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Under the title Hele Veien a double CD has recently been released in Norway with 47 songs by Anita Skorgan covering her career since her debut in 1975 until 2009, when she records her own version of For var jord, penned by her but originally performed by Karoline Kruger.

In a 24-pages colour booklet, we can find a detailed biography of the singer, with text in Norwegian and many pictures, including all covers of her LPs. The CD includes Anita Skorgan’s entries for Eurovision, as well as some of the songs with which she entered the national selections; like Stjerneskudd (1980 – 6th) and Karma (1985 – 2nd).

Here are two TV teasers to promote the double CD :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0S6kfyaRjg

And a small film on Anita meeting Alexander Rybak rigth after his victory at the Norwegian final this year (with English subtitles) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6VKkZ80-o

Anita Skorgan represented Norway for the first time in 1977 with the song Casanova, which placed 15th out of 18 songs. Two years later in Jerusalem, she came back with Oliver and reached the 11th place out of 19 entries. In 1982, together with lover Jahn Teigen, Anita represented Norway for the third time, with Adieu, which came 12th out of 18 countries. As a backing singer, the lady took part twice : first of all behind Finn Kalvik in 1981, then with Jahn Teigen in 1983. As a composer, Anita Skorgan wrote For Vår Jord for Karoline Krüger in 1988 and reached her best placing as the Norwegian song came 5th. Her last to date connection with Eurovision dates back to 1999, when she was part of the writing team of You used to be mine, by Toril Moe, which placed 5th in the national selection.

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