The Baku Collection presents the releases, versions, backgrounds and chart trivia for the songs of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Never mind the digitals, here an overview of the 2012 material already available on CD.
The Nordics don't disappoint, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland all have their national final songs out on CD. Sweden will add their Melodifestivalen CD to the list early March. Hungary also has an album out. All 20 songs from the preselection are on the CD A Dal Eurovision 2012. It's the first compilation for an Hungarian pre-selection. Slovenia has changed their format to a talent show since last year but, even with only six songs in the selection there's a nice CD release.
Countries like Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia have treated us on wonderful CD releases in the past. But this time they have internal selections, so no Beovizija, Dora or Skopjefest albums sadly.
The first cdsingle to be released is the German entry by Roman Lob. Release of Standing Still is out now. Roman's page is here.
His album Changes is also out now
The second cdsingle to hit the shops is the one of Austria. Jedward released their cdsingle March 19 in Ireland.
More cdsingles in the shops: Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Sweden
Swiss entry Unbreakable is already available on Sinplus' latest CD album Disinformation.
Two versions of Austrian entry Woki Mit Deim Popo can already be found on two Trackshittaz albums. Ivi Adamou has re-released her latest album with a bonus cdsingle with the Eurovision and preselection songs. Anggun will also re-release her latest CD with the French Eurovision entry added. Spains Pastora Soler has now also re-issued her latest album with the Eurovision song and other new tracks included. Izabo's new album Life Is On My Side will include Time. Donny Montell released his debut CD with many versions of his Eurovision entry as bonus tracks. Mandinga's CD Club De Mandinga is out on May 22. Italy's Nina Zilli already released the original version (in Italian) of L'Amore È Femmina on her CD with the same name.
BeaRecords stocks all 2012 Eurovision releases where possible, including several that won't be in the shops. A must visit shop for the Eurovision CD collector.