Udo Jürgens, who represented Austria three times in a row in the Eurovision Song Contest in the sixties, has released a new album called Jetzt oder nie ('Now or never'). It is a special jubilee, as it notably is his 50th album which has been released.
Udo Jürgen's official website describes the album like this: It is an honest album with 15 brand-new songs, which are written in the typical hand of Udo Jürgen's – starting with string music and ending with meaningful lyrics, which are mainly written by Wolfgang Hofer. Together with his team, which is used to working together, a homogeneous album was created.
The German TV channel ZDF will screen one of Udo Jürgen's concerts, called Udo Jürgens – Solo on Saturday at 23.15 CET. During the last 40 years, he has made a name of himself as a very succesful singer in the German speaking parts of Europe – he has sold more than 80 million records and CDs, and has also starred in several movies and appeared in well-known TV series like Das Traumschiff. In 1962 he acted in the music movie Annelie – Annelou. The music was composed by Klaus Munro, who wrote Vicky Leandros' winning song in 1972.
Tracklist of Jetzt oder nie:
1. Jetzt oder nie (Now or never)
2. Bis ans Ende meiner Lieder (Till the end of my songs)
3. Frauen (Women)
4. In allen Dingen lebt ein Lied (In everything lives a song)
5. Flieg mit mir (Fly with me)
6. Das Glück des Augenblicks (The fortune of the moment)
7. Verdammt in alle Einsamkeit (Damned in all loneliness)
8. Mein Weg zu mir (My path to me)
9. Dass ich Dich liebe – was geht es Dich an (That I love you – why do you care?)
10. Der Mann mit dem Fagott (The man with the bassoon)
11. Nicht heute nacht (Not tonight)
12. Auch kleine Steine ziehen große Kreise (Also little stones draw big circles)
13. Die Sehnsucht bleibt (The yearning remains)
14. Das Leben gewinnt (Life wins)
15. Danke (Thank you)
Der Mann mit dem Fagott is also the name of his biography which appeared some time ago.
In 1964, Udo Jürgens finished 6th with Warum nur, warum?. One year later, he came 4th with the song Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen. In 1966, he reached the only victory for Austria with Mercie, chérie. Remarkably, Warum nur, warum was commercially the most successful song out of these three.