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1980 German 7" Maybe I'm Crazy

    Maybe I'm Crazy 3.17 [Single Version] / We Don't Do It 4.14 (Strand 6.12927)
A-side recorded on a 4-track at Laid Back Studio in May 1979. Tim Stahl: vocal, keyboards and acoustic drums. John Guldberg: vocal, bass and synthesizer guitar. Jorgen Thomsen: backing vocal and bongos. Overdubs and mix in Sep 1979 by Werner Scherrer at Werner's Studio. B-side recorded on a 4-track at Laid Back Studio in April 1979. Tim Stahl: vocal and keyboards. John Guldberg: vocal, guitar and bass. Jeppe Reipurth: drums. Overdubs and mix in Oct 1979 by Werner Scherrer at Werner's Studio.

"John Guldberg (vocals, guitar) & Tim Stahl (vocals, keyboards) had been booked for a studio session, but the singer they were supposed to work with didn't show up! Studio owner Werner Scherrer then said 'jam up something as you're here anyway', and that's where an embryonic duo actually started out. Guldberg & Stahl soon decided to form Laid Back, relinquishing a promising studio musician career prospect. After having peddled some early tapes all over town in Copenhagen, they were rejected and dejected... By then, they had found themselves a dynamic manager in Kjeld Wennick leading to a deal with a Hamburg-based label instead of signing up with a local Danish record company. Teldec's label Strand went on to release 'Maybe I'm Crazy' in Germany but nothing sensational happened... until it reached the shores of Denmark. ' 'Maybe I'm Crazy' went on to become a massive hit back in their native country, where record companies had earlier said 'no thanks... won't work in Denmark' ". [Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/868428]

1981 German 7"/12" Bolivia

    Bolivia 3.54 / China Girl 3.00 (7": Strand, 6.13137)

    Bolivia 3.54 / Maybe I'm Crazy [Single Version?] 3.21 (promo 7": 6.13225)

    Bolivia/Maybe I´m Crazy 7.05 // We Don't Do It 4.14 (12": 6.20093-01-1)

1981 German LP (+ Scandinavan MP3 album) LAID BACK
  1. Roger 4.31
  2. Bolivia 3.54
  3. Night Train Boogie 4.08
  4. Maybe I'm Crazy 3.33 [LP version]
  5. I Wanna Go Back 4.46
  1. The Man from the Moon 4.07
  2. Take Me Home 4.10
  3. Keep On Movin' 4.17
  4. China Girl 3.00
  5. Melody 5.31 (Teldec 6.24925)
    iTunes album 2008:
  1. Walk On 3.20 [previously unreleased]
  2. Roger 4.31
  3. Bolivia 3.54
  4. Night Train Boogie 4.08
  5. Maybe I'm Crazy 3.33 [LP version]
  6. I Wanna Go Back 4.46
  7. We Don't Do It 3.53 [Edited] [B-side Maybe I'm Crazy]
  8. The Man from the Moon 4.07
  9. Take Me Home 3.51 [Edited]
  10. Keep On Movin' 4.17
  11. New Feeling 4.05 [previously unreleased]
  12. China Girl 3.00
  13. Melody 5.31
Original LP recorded in Laid Back Studio and Werner Studio, Copenhagen.

1981 German 7"/12" Night Train Boogie

    Night Train Boogie 4.03 / Keep On Movin' 4.17 (7": Ultraphone, 6.13363)

    Night Train Boogie 4.03 / Melody 5.31 (12": 6.20130)


Summer 1982 Danish 7" Sunshine Reggae

    Sunshine Reggae 4.16 / Step Out of Your Box 4.21 (Medley Records, MDS 211)
A-side recorded at Laid Back Studio in May/June 1981. Tim Stahl: vocal, steel drum, accordion and keyboards. John Guldberg: vocals and synthesizer guitar. Frank Marstokk: drums. Peter Hansen: bass. Mixed in May 1982 by Henrik Lund at Easy Sound Studio.

From Laid Back official fb page 24 June 2014: "Hey hey - we recently received fan mail with questions about Sunshine Reggae and the story behind. Here goes: The idea of Sunshine Reggae was born on a honeymoon in the Caribbean way back in 1981. A carnival was taken place where many steel bands were performing. I immediately loved the sound. When I got back in Copenhagen, Tim and I met at the studio on a sunny afternoon. The weather was perfect to give a try on a reggae, our style of reggae, a Danish Reggae. I had some catchy chords and soon we had the groove going. The electronic sound was made with my new Roland synth-guitar and a vocoder. Then Tim went to a music shop near by to borrow a steel drum. He never played it before but laid down the licks in no time. We had a small toy-accordion at the studio, that he used for the intro. Later on he added the rest on a full-scale accordion. Still there were no vocals. The wall in our small toilet was like a collage, full of all kind of notes, postcards, photos from magazines with all kind of massages. We picked one line from here, a word from there, just like a puzzle and then, blending it all together when we began singing and making the melody. As I recall it, it took about 3 to 4 hours to write and record Sunshine Reggae. A few days later the legendary Norwegian drummer Frank Marstokk, added the drums and finally Peter Hansen added the bass. The song was complete, ready for the final mix as you know it. Luckily we had no idea of what we were doing but spreading good vibes, indeed a true recording. The rest is history. Good Vibes John"

Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/858462: "Following the success in Denmark of 'Maybe I'm Crazy', Laid Back thought it appropriate to sign with the then funkiest label in Copenhagen - namely Medley Records (later acquired by EMI), rather than operating out of Hamburg, Germany. By the time tracks had been recorded and were submitted to Medley, there was a slight hitch... Medley didn't really like the tracks Laid Back intended for singles ['Sunshine Reggae' and 'White Horse']. A compromise was reached, though: Medley agreed to release the two favourite Laid Back single choices as a double A-side release, intending to call all shots from then on."

1982 German 7"/12" Step Out of Your Box

    Step Out of Your Box 4.21 / High Society Girl 3.33 (7": Metronome, 0030.593; 12": 0930.091)
1983 International LP (+ CD) ... KEEP SMILING
  1. Elevator Boy 4.53
  2. Slowmotion Girl 5.49
  3. White Horse 3.51
  4. So Wie So 4.35

  5. High Society Girl 3.33
  6. Don't Be Mean 3.20
  7. Sunshine Reggae 4.16
  8. Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.27 (Danish LP: Medley MDLP 6133, German LP: Metronome 815 299-1; Danish CD: MDCD 6133)
    Special Danish LP/MC Version for "Pladeringen" ["Record Circle"]:
  1. Elevator Boy 4.53
  2. Slowmotion Girl 5.49
  3. White Horse 3.51
  4. Keep It Simple 2.49 [New track]
  5. So Wie So 4.35

  6. High Society Girl 3.33
  7. Don't Be Mean 3.20
  8. Sunshine Reggae (Special Long Version) 6.34
  9. Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.27 (Medley Records, MDLP 6150/MDMC 6150)
    US LP 1984:
  1. White Horse 5.42
  2. Elevator Boy 4.55
  3. Slowmotion Girl 5.51
  4. So Wie So 4.32
  1. Sunshine Reggae 4.15
  2. High Society Girl 3.41
  3. Don't Be Mean 3.22
  4. Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.35 (US LP: Sire Records 1-25058)
    iTunes album 2008:
  1. Elevator Boy 4.53
  2. Slowmotion Girl 5.49
  3. White Horse 3.51
  4. Keep It Simple 2.49
  5. So Wie So 4.35
  6. High Society Girl 3.33
  7. Don't Be Mean 3.20
  8. Sunshine Reggae Special Long Version) 6.34
  9. Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.27
1983 Danish/German 7"/12" High Society Girl
    High Society Girl 3.33 / So Wie So 4.33 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 214; German 7": Metronome 811 502-7/815 789-7)

    High Society Girl (Long Dub Version) 6.07 / So Wie So 4.35 (German 12": Metronome 815 789-1)

1983 Danish/German 7"/12" Elevator Boy
    Elevatory Boy (Single Edit) 3.31 / White Horse 3.51 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 242)

    Elevatorboy (Single Edit) 3.31 / Don't Be Mean 3.20 (German 7": Metronome, 821 670-7)

    Elevatorboy 4.53 / Don't Be Mean 3.20 (German 12": Metronome, 821 670-1)

1983 International 7"/12" Sunshine Reggae
    Sunshine Reggae (Re-Mixed Version) 4.16 / Step Out of Your Box 4.21 (Danish 7": Medley Records, MDS 211)

    Sunshine Reggae 4.08 / White Horse 3.51 (German 7": Metronome 813 872-7; Dutch 7": CNR Records, 145.043)

    Sunshine Reggae / So Wie So 4.35 (UK 7" Nov 1983: Creole Records, CR 60)

    Sunshine Reggae (Dub Version) 6.34 // Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.27 (Danish 12": Medley Records, MDX 247)

    Sunshine Reggae (Extended Dub Version) 6.35 / White Horse 3.51 (German 12": Metronome 813 872-1; Dutch 12": CNR Records 151.134)

    Sunshine Reggae 6.34 / Sunshine Reggae [Instrumental] 4.10 (French 12": Polydor, 813 710-1)

    Sunshine Reggae / (Extended Dub Version) 6.35 (UK 12" Nov 1983: Creole Records, CR 12-60)

    Sunshine Reggae (Extended Dub Version) 6.35 / White Horse (U.S. 12" Edit by Bobby Shaw, Butch Jones & John Potoker) 5.50 (US 12": Sire Records 0-20178)

"This has to be one of the best-ever B sides of any 7" single. The A side was 'Sunshine Reggae', a monster hit in Europe, but... Seymour Stein of Sire Records [USA] liked it but soon found out that his crew liked the B side - 'White Horse'. Thus, the A side became 'White Horse' in the US! Besides having been used as a sample countless times by now by other artists, 'White Horse' is a textbook example of less-is-more when using synths - and, synth guitar (the very first Roland ones)! This was done way before the introduction of sequencers, MIDI, etc. Tech buffs note: TR-808, Rolands & Prophet V synths, GR synth and a lot of knob-twiddling, done live while recording but also in the mix. The fact that 'White Horse' became a US hit didn't reflect back on Europe, though. Only hardcore Laid Back buffs in Europe are aware of this track while 'Sunshine Reggae' routinely gets compilation requests whenever a Summer songs multi-artist CD release is due." [Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/128624]

Feb 1984 7" White Horse

    White Horse (U.S. 7" Edit) 3.49 / Don't Be Mean 3.20 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 272; German 7": Metronome 821 236-7; Dutch 7": CNR Records 145.097)

    White Horse / White Horse (Megamix (UK 7": CR 63)

    White Horse (U.S. 7" Edit) 3.49 / So Wie So 4.35 (US 7": Sire Records 7-29346)

    White Horse (U.S. 12" Edit) 5.44 / Sunshine Reggae (Extended Dub Version) 6.35 (Danish 12": Medley Records, MDX 272)

    White Horse (U.S. 12" Edit) 5.44 // Fly Away/Walking in the Sunshine 8.27 (German 12": Metronome 821 236-; European 12": Polydor 821 322-1; Dutch 12: CNR Records 151.148)

    White Horse / White Horse (Megamix) (UK 12": Creole Records, CRT 63)

"While Europe had 'Sunshine Reggae' as an A-side and 'White Horse' as a B-side to what was originally a double A-side single 7" release, the US simply reversed it all. Sire Rec's and Seymour Stein had signed Laid Back up on the reputation of 'Sunshine Reggae' but soon found out that 'White Horse' was hitting clubs. Next up was a 12", including a remix by Shep Pettibone, that helped launch the then-nascent 12" DJ / Dance vinyl format. By now, 'White Horse' rivals the James Brown track 'Funky Drummer' in terms of sample uses." [Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/564419]


1985 7"/12" One Life

    One Life 3.17 / It's the Way You Do It 3.55 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 308; German 7": Metronome 883 124-7)

    One Life (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix - Edit) 3.32 / One Life (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix - Edit) 3.32 (US promo 7": Sire, 7-28886)

    One Life 6.23 / It's the Way You Do It 7.07 (Danish 12": Medley Records MDX 308; German 12": 883 124-1)

    One Life (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix) 6.05 / It's the Way You Do It (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix) 6.45 (Danish 12": MDX 3081)

    One Life (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix) 6.05 / One Life (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix - Single Edit) 4.02 //
    It's the Way You Do It (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix) 6.45 / It's the Way You Do It (Shep Pettibone Velvet Spike Mix - Single Edit) 3.57 (US 12": Sire Records, 0-20358)

1985 International LP (+ CD) PLAY IT STRAIGHT
  1. Ice Cream Baby 4.09
  2. White Man 4.55
  3. Don't Run from Your Shadow 4.11
  4. I'm Hooked 2.54
  5. One Life 3.17

  6. Abu-Dhabi 4.55
  7. Play It Straight 4.05
  8. Do You Know What It's All About 4.52
  9. C.C. Cool 5.32 (Danish LP: Medley Records MDLP 6260; CD: EMI 4951882)
Recorded at Laid Back Studio, Copenhagen.

1985 Danish/European 7"/12" I'm Hooked

    I´m Hooked (U.S. Dance Mix by Shep Pettibone - Single Edit) 3.07 / C.C. Cool 5.32 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 328; European 7" 1986: Metronome)

    I´m Hooked (U.S. Dance Mix by Shep Pettibone) 5.52 / C.C. Cool 5.32 (Danish 12": MDX 328; European 12" 1986: Mercury 884 837-1/883 873-1)

1985 Italian 7"/12" Don't Run from Your Shadow
    Don't Run from Your Shadow (Single Edit) 3.24 / Ice Cream Baby 4.09 (7": Atlas Records, AT 126)

    Don't Run from Your Shadow (Maxi Version) 6.20 / I'm Hooked 2.54 (12": ATMA 005)


1987 7"/12" It's a Shame

    It's a Shame (Single Version) 3.48 / Make It Beautiful 3.55 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 373; European": WEA 258 356-7; UK 7" Aug 1987: WEA U8356)

    It's a Shame (New York Mix by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai - Long Version) 7.37 //
    It's a Shame (New York Mix by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai - Short Version) 4.05 / Make It Beautiful 5.38 (Danish 12": Medley Records MDX 373; German 12": WEA 258 350-0)

1987 European LP (+ CD) SEE YOU IN THE LOBBY
  1. It's a Shame 4.41
  2. Tricky Kind of Thing 6.01
  3. Party at the White House 4.12
  4. Don't Run 3.55

  5. Mr. Pusherman 4.35
  6. It's Never Too Late 3.37
  7. I'm Hooked 2.56
  8. Make It Beautiful 3.55
  9. Tell Me the Truth 4.34 (Danish LP: Medley MDLP 6300; CD: MDCD 6300)
    iTunes album 2008:
  1. It's a Shame 4.41
  2. Tricky Kind of Thing 6.01
  3. Party at the White House 4.12
  4. Don't Run 3.55
  5. Mr. Pusherman 4.35
  6. It's Never Too Late 3.37
  7. I'm Hooked 2.56
  8. Make It Beautiful 3.55
  9. Tell Me the Truth 4.34
Recorded at Laid Back Studio, Copenhagen.

1987 German 7"/12" Party at the White House

    Party at the White House 4.12 / It's Never Too Late 3.37 (7": WEA, 258 156-7)

    Party at the White House (Party Version) 4.39 / [See You in the Lobby 6.10?] (12": 258 155-0)

Nov 1987 German non-album 7"/12" So This Is X.Mas
    So This Is X.Mas 3.40 / You're a Part of the Show 4.14 (7": WEA, 258 131-7)

    So This Is X.Mas (X-Mix) 5.02 // So This Is X.Mas (SGL-Mix) 3.40 / You're a Part of the Show 4.14 (12": 258 130-0)


1989 remix 7"/12" White Horse '89

    White Horse '89 (White House Version by Martin Boer) / White Horse (Original Version) 3.54 (Danish 7": Medley Records MDS 343; UK 7" Aug 1989: Sire W 2836)

    White Horse '89 (White House Mix by Martin Boer) 6.11 //
    White Horse '89 (Danse Mix by Martin Boer) 6.26 / White Horse (Original Version) 3.54 (Danish 12": MDX 343; UK 12" Aug 1989: W 2836; US 12": Warner Bros. Records 9 21273-0)


1989 German 7"/12"/CDM Bakerman

    Bakerman (Single Version) 4.10 / I Walk Proud 3.49 (7": Ariola 112 356)

    Bakerman 4.40 / I Walk Proud 3.49 // Bakerman (Extended Remix) 6.02 (12": 612 356)

    Bakerman (Cutfather & Soulshock Remix) 5.41 // Bakerman (Extended Remix) 6.02 / Bakerman (Single Version) 4.10 (12": 612 916)

  1. Bakerman 4.40
  2. I Walk Proud 3.49
  3. Bakerman (Extended Remix) 6.02 (CD-maxi: 662 356)
"After 3 albums on Medley Records in Denmark, Laid Back switched to Munich-based Ariola, with 'Bakerman' as the first single for the album 'Hole in the Sky'. The single became a huge hit in Germany and elsewhere in Europe and was propelled by a highly visual videoclip powerplayed on the likes of the MTV. The clip deserves a special mention: it was conceived and directed by the acclaimed Danish film maker Lars von Trier, that back in 1989 was Danish film's 'enfant terrible' and had only released one movie, 'The Element Of Crime'. In the video, a group of skydivers impersonate a band playing the song while free-falling - they had to have helpers to hand them a parachute before digging a hole in the ground! It was very dangerous and highly unautorized; luckily, no one got arrested afterwards! It was thus done in secret over a disused military airport in Jutland, Denmark. 'Bakerman' is also the only Laid Back single that features a guest vocalist - Hanne Boel, whose soulful voice graces this track." [Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/77440]

1990 German 7"/12"/CDM Highway of Love

    Highway of Love [3.57? 4.47?] / Raindrops in the Peace Pipe [5.06?] (7": Ariola, 113 281)

    Highway of Love (Album Version) 4.47 // Highway of Love (Radio Edit) 3.57 / Raindrops in the Peace Pipe 5.06 (12": 613 281)

  1. Highway of Love (Album Version) 4.47
  2. Highway of Love (Radio Edit) 3.57
  3. Raindrops in the Peace Pipe 5.06 (CD-maxi: 663 281)
"The follow-up to Laid Back's "Bakerman" was to be a breezy and nearly Pink Floydish ballad track, "Highway Of Love". This was in a way a departure from the synth-laden funky rhythm style normally associated with them. Again, Lars von Trier was enlisted to come up with a video idea... yet another crazy one like skydivers for "Bakerman". He figured "if we split up the car trip from New York to San Francisco in individual camera frames-per-minutes and film it non-stop, that's the video". The end result looks as if fast-forwarding a video tape!" [Comments by "MegaCC" - used by his permission, originally posted at http://www.discogs.com/release/632110]

12 Feb 1990 European LP/CD/MC HOLE IN THE SKY

  1. Bakerman 4:38
  2. Hole in the Sky 3:32
  3. Fly with Me 5:12
  4. Highway of Love 4:47
  5. I Walk Proud 3:53

  6. Bet It On You 4:12
  7. Too Late To Worry 3:50
  8. I Wish 4:03
  9. Raindrops in the Peace Pipe 5:06
  10. Bygones 4:25 (BMG Ariola 210 263)
Recorded Sep 1986 to Sep 1989.

1990 German 7"/12"/CDM Bet It On You

    Bet It On You [3.47? 4.12?] / Fly with Me [5.12?] (7": Ariola, 112 983)

    Bet It On You (Extended Version) 6:02 // Bet It On You (Radio Edit) 3.47 / Fly with Me 5.12 (12": 612 983)

  1. Bet It On You (Extended Version) 6.02
  2. Bet It On You (Radio Edit) 3.47
  3. Fly with Me 5.12 (CD-maxi: 662 983)


1991 Scandinavian various artists charity CD/LP ROCK, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING


1 March 1993 German CDM I Can’t Live Without Love

  1. I Can’t Live Without Love 4.11
  2. Wax Dream 3.12
  3. Hoot Nat Noot 4.23 (Ariola, 74321 13286 2)
3 May 1993 German CD/LP WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!
  1. Hoot Nat Noot 4:23
  2. East Coast Man 5:17
  3. I Can’t Live Without Love 4:11
  4. Groovie Train 2:42
  5. Island of K 4:31
  6. Walk the Blues 3:11

  7. Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry! 4:56
  8. Universe of Love 3:57
  9. My Little Fish 3:57
  10. Years Run Wild 4:02
  11. Sunqueen 5:22
  12. New Day 3:21
  13. Wax Dream 3:12 [only on CD] (BMG/Ariola 74321 13285 2/1)
    iTunes album 2008:
  1. Hoot Nat Noot 4:23
  2. East Coast Man 5:17
  3. I Can’t Live Without Love 4:11
  4. Groovie Train 2:42
  5. Island of K 4:31
  6. Walk the Blues 3:11
  7. Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry! 4:56
  8. Universe of Love 3:57
  9. My Little Fish 3:57
  10. Years Run Wild 4:02
  11. Sunqueen 5:22
  12. New Day 3:21
  13. Wax Dream 3:12
  14. Groovie Train RMX 3.36 [new remix]
1 June 1993 German CDM Groovie Train
  1. Groovie Train 2.42
  2. Sunqueen 5.22
  3. Universe of Love 3.57 (BMG/Ariola, 74321 14938 2 )


12 June 1995 German coll-CD LAIDEST GREATEST [1980-1995]

  1. White Horse 3.53 [from ... KEEP SMILING, 1983]
  2. Bakerman 4.41 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  3. Sunshine Reggae 4.15 [from ... KEEP SMILING, 1983 + single 1982]
  4. We Don't Do It 3.51 [Edited] [originally B-side Maybe I'm Crazy, 1980]
  5. Highway of Love 4.47 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  6. Maybe I´m Crazy (Single Version) 3.17 [Single 1980 + on LP LAID BACK, 1981]
  7. Groovie Train (1995 Remix) 2.47 [mixed in March 1995] [originally on WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  8. Abu Dhabi 3.56 [Edited] [from PLAY IT STRAIGHT, 1985]
  9. Bet It On You 4.11 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  10. I Can't Live without Love 4.10 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  11. Bygones 3.50 [Edited] [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  12. Tricky Kind of Thing 4.38 [Edited] [from SEE YOU IN THE LOBBY, 1987]
  13. Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry (1995 Remix) 4.05 [mixed in March 1995] [originally on WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993] (Ariola, 74321 28070 2)
June ca 1995 German CDM We Don't Do It
  1. We Don't Do It 3.53 [Edited]
  2. Bygones 3.50 [Edited]
  3. Maybe I'm Crazy Maybe I´m Crazy (Single Version) 3.17 (Ariola, 74321 28967 2)


(1996) unreleased album (digital album 2011 / CD 2012) COSMIC VIBES

  1. Cosmic Vibes 4.38
  2. Slow Friday 8.08
  3. Gold Top 6.55
  4. Ultramarine Blues 6.03
  5. Yellow Sunday 8.21
  6. Blue Lagoon (Instrumental) 7.11
  7. Ultramarine Blues (Revisited) 3.33
  8. Cosmic Research 11.00 (digital album 2 May 2011; CD 2012: Brother Music 8 27170 11162 2)
Recorded 1995-1996, but not released until 2011/2012. Official quote: "Dear Laid Back friends. These tracks were recorded when the term chill-out music was coming into being. Our record company back then thought the music was too different from our well-known style, but we found it perfect for relaxing and painting. Actually we had begun painting pictures as a part of making music. But also as an excuse to get away from a music business giving us a hard time. We found this music to be healing us and giving us pleasure. Even though we got quite a positive feedback when it was the soundtrack for our painting exhibition at Galleri Projekt, Copenhagen 2001, these tracks went back on the shelf. At the time, Laid Back was working on the album “Happy Dreamer” [released 2004], where “Slow Friday” and “Blue Lagoon” appears in different versions. Recently we listened to the album again, and, like good wine, we believe it has only got better from being stored on a shelf for 15 years before being released. We hope that you will enjoy listening to it. Cosmic Vibes from Laid Back. Copenhagen May 2011."

http://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/cosmic-vibes/id433329533
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cosmic-vibes/id433329533
http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Vibes-By-Laid-Back/dp/B004XOGX96/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306697359&sr=1-1-catcorr


1998 Danish remix CDM/12" Den Gale Pose featuring Laid Back: Den Dræbende Joke

  1. Den Dræbende Joke (Radio Version) 4.08
  2. Den Dræbende Joke (The Copenhagen Country Club Mix) 3.51
  3. Den Dræbende Joke (Saqib & Jimmy's West Side Mix) 3.53
  4. Den Dræbende Joke (FunkShow'et Fuld Vokal (5 Svin Til Laid Back Mix)) 6.11
  5. Den Dræbende Joke (Disco Club Mix) 3.26 (CD-maxi: WEA, 3984243282)


10 May 1999 German coll-CD SUNSHINE REGGAE [1980-1993]

  1. Bakerman 4.41 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  2. Hole in the Sky 3.32 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  3. Sunshine Reggae 4.15 [from ... KEEP SMILING, 1983 + single 1982]
  4. Bygones 3.50 [Edited] [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  5. We Don't Do It 3.51 [Edited] [originally B-side Maybe I'm Crazy, 1980]
  6. Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry (1995 Remix) 4.05 [mixed in March 1995] [originally on WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  7. Raindrops in the Peace Pipe 5.06 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  8. Groovie Train 2.47 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  9. Bet It On You 4.11 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  10. East Coast Man 5.17 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  11. Universe of Love 3.57 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  12. New Day 3.21 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993]
  13. Highway of Love 4.47 [from HOLE IN THE SKY, 1990]
  14. I Can't Live without Love 4.10 [from WHY IS EVERYBODY IN SUCH A HURRY!, 1993] (BMG/Ariola 74321 65542 2)


31 May 1999 Danish CD UNFINISHED SYMPHONIES

  1. Key to Life 3.27
  2. Walking 4.12
  3. Pop the Question 3.56
  4. Cool down Max 4.03
  5. Live Again 3.49
  6. Feels Like Heaven 4.09
  7. Unfinished Symphony 3.35
  8. Do-di-di 7.38
  9. If 3.28
  10. Interface 4.33 (Sundance Records SU 9041-2)
Recorded, mixed and produced by Tim Stahl and John Guldberg at Laid Back Studio 1996-1998.

1999 Danish remix CDM Feels Like Heaven (Ringo Brothers Remix)

  1. Feels Like Heaven (Ringo Brothers Radio Mix) 3.54
  2. Feels Like Heaven (Ringo Brothers Extended Remix) 7.55 (Sundance, SU 9041-43)
29 Nov 1999 German CDM Key to Life
  1. Key to Life (Brother Mix) 3.35
  2. Key to Life (Album Version) 3.27
  3. Unfinished Symphony 3.35 (BMG Ariola, 74321 71007 2)
2000 German CDM Feels Like Heaven
  1. Feels Like Heaven 4.09
  2. Pop the Question 3.56
  3. Cool Down Max 4.03 (Ariola, 74321 75315 2)


2000 Danish various artists remix CD MEDLEY: REMIXES OF FAMOUS DANISH HITS

2000 CDM/CDS Sunshine Reggae 2000 [remix by Funkstar De Luxe]
  1. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Mix - Radio) 3:58
  2. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Club De Luxe Mix - Radio) 4:02
  3. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Mix - Club) 7:02
  4. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Club De Luxe Mix - Club) 6:02 (EMI-Medley 8884752)
  1. Sunshine Reggae (Original Mix '82 - Radio) 4:17
  2. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Mix - Radio) 4:00
  3. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Club De Luxe Mix - Radio) 4:04
  4. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Mix - Club) 7:05
  5. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Club De Luxe Mix - Club) 6:04 (EMI-Medley 8886222)
  1. Sunshine Reggae (Original Mix '82 - Radio) 4:16
  2. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Mix - Radio) 3:58 (EMI-Medley 8889092)


8 Feb 2001 Danish soundtrack CD FLYVENDE FARMOR


1 Sep 2003 German CDM Beautiful Day

  1. Beautiful Day (Radio Version) 3.31 [mixed by Mads Nilsson]
  2. Beautiful Day (Radio Day) 3.00
  3. Beautiful Day (Blue PM Mix) 3.41 [remix by Chris Kusch/O. J.]
  4. Beautiful Day (Album Version) 3.30
  5. Beautiful Day (Banzai Republic Meets Ron Jeremy Band) 3.26 [remix by Banzai Republic] (Hansa, 82876 55532 2)
  1. Beautiful Day 3.00 (promo CD-single: 82876 55567 2)
3 June 2004 Danish CDM/12" Beautiful Day
  1. Beautiful Day (Radio Version) 3.31 [mixed by Mads Nilsson]
  2. Beautiful Day (Morten Trust Club Mix) 8.25 [remix by Morten Trust]
  3. Beautiful Day (Extended Beach Mix) 6.39 [mixed by Mads Nilsson]
  4. Beautiful Day (Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller) 7.34 [remix by Banzai Republic & Trentemøller]
  5. Beautiful Day (Sunny Flugelhorn Mix) 6.18 [produced by Laid Back, Cutfather and Joe]
  6. Beautiful Day (Remix by Frontera) 6.04
  7. Beautiful Day (Royal Theater Mix) 4.24 [remix by Hess Is More meets Jonas Engberg] (CD-maxi: FLEX XX01)
  1. Beautiful Day (Radio Version) 3.31
  2. Beautiful Day (Banzai Republic Vs Trentemøller Cool Radio) 3.26 (promo CD-single: FLEX XX00)
    (Royale Theatre Mix) / (Sunny Flughorn Mix) // (Banzai Vs Trentmoller Mix) / (Frontera Rmx) (12": Music for Dreams zzzv120010)

    Beautiful Day (Morten Trust Club Mix) / (Morten Trust Dub Mix) / (Extended Beach Mix) / Once (12": zzzv120013)

27 May or 18 Oct 2004 Danish CD HAPPY DREAMER
  1. People 4.02
  2. Universe Lovesong 3.44
  3. Groovin' on a Feeling 3.41
  4. Once 4.08
  5. Never Too Late To Learn To Fly 4.49
  6. Happy Dreamer 4.26
  7. Whenever You Want Me 3.39
  8. Didn't You Know 3.10
  9. Slow Friday 5.39
  10. Beautiful Day 3.47
  11. Blue Lagoon 4.09 (Flex Records, LAID A01)
Release date is 27 May according to iTunes and 18 Oct according to cdon.dk.
Bonus Track 2008 iTunes album: Happy Dreamer (D.J. Disse Happy Horse Mix) 6.08.
Alternative digital bonus track from cdon: Groovin' on a Feeling Dub 5.53.

1 March 2005 Danish CDM People

  1. People (Radio Version) 3.33
  2. People (Radio Version Parsberg) 3.17
  3. People (Laid Back Extended) 5.07
  4. People (Radio Parsberg Extended) 5.09
  5. People (Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller Extended Mix) 5.55
  1. People (Radio Version) 3.33
  2. People (Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller Mix) 3.26
  3. People (Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller Extended Mix) 5.55 (promo CD-R: Flex Records, FLEX XX02)
23 May 2005 German CD HAPPY DREAMER
  1. People 3.33 [Radio Version]
  2. Universe Lovesong 3.44
  3. Groovin' on a Feeling 3.41
  4. Once 4.08
  5. Never Too Late To Learn To Fly 4.49
  6. Happy Dreamer 4.16 [Remix]
  7. Whenever You Want Me 3.39
  8. Didn't You Know 3.10
  9. Slow Friday 5.39
  10. Beautiful Day 3.47
  11. Blue Lagoon 4.09 (Edel Records 0161242ERE)
5 Dec 2005 Danish coll-CD LIS SØRENSEN: TÆT PÅ ÆKVATOR
2006 Danish promo CDS Lis Sœrensen & Laid Back: Tæt på ækvator 1996 Version
Produced, arranged, music & backing vocals by Laid Back. I'm not sure if this is the same version as on the previous CD.

11 Aug 2006 German remix CDM Shaun Baker feat. Laid Back: Bakerman

  1. Bakerman (Sebastian Wolter Original Radio Version) 3.30
  2. Bakerman (Arnold Palmer Radio Edit) 3.13
  3. Bakerman (Funktune Remix) 7.50
  4. 1 (Sebastian Wolter Original Radio Edit) 3.32
  5. Bakerman (Funktune Radio Edit) 3.34
  6. Bakerman (Original 1989 Video) 3.30 (Sushi Tunes, 0173714MIN)
22 Jan 2007 Danish reissue/remix CD HAPPY DREAMER
  1. Beautiful Day 7.37 [Longer] [Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller Mix?]
  2. Universe Lovesong 3.44
  3. Groovin' on a Feeling 4.08 [Longer]
  4. Once 4.08
  5. Happy Dreamer 5.34 [Longer]
  6. Never Too Late to Learn to Fly 4.31 [Shorter]
  7. Didn't You Know 3.10
  8. Slow Friday 5.39
  9. People 5.07 [Laid Back Extended]
  10. Blue Lagoon 4.09 (Music For Dreams/Shhh!records, zzzcd0025)
2007 Danish promo remix CDM Beautiful Day
  1. Beautiful Day (Trentemøller vs. Banzai Radio Edit) 3.23 [remix by Trentemøller & Banzai Republic]
  2. Beautiful Day (Radio Version) 3.37 [mixed by Mads Nilsson]
  3. Beautiful Day (Morten Trust Club Mix) 8.36 [remix by Morten Trust]
  4. Beautiful Day (Extended Beach Mix) 6.43 [mixed by Mads Nilsson]
  5. Beautiful Day (Trentemøller vs. Banzai) 7.34 [remix by Trentemøller & Banzai Republic]
  6. Beautiful Day (Sunny Flugelhorn Mix) 6.22 [produced by Laid Back, Cutfather and Joe]
  7. Beautiful Day (Frontera Remix) 6.08
  8. Beautiful Day (Royal Theater Mix) 4.24 [remix by Hess Is More meets Jonas Engberg] (Music For Dreams/Shhh!records zzzcd0008)
2007 Danish various artists CD+book SOUNDS LIKE INWEAR VOLUME #1


27 Oct 2008 coll-2CD GOOD VIBES - THE VERY BEST OF LAID BACK

  1. Maybe I´m Crazy 3.17 (original single version)
  2. Sunshine Reggae 4.15
  3. High Society Girl 3.34
  4. White Horse 3.53
  5. Elevator Boy 4.53
  6. One Life 3.18
  7. I´m Hooked 2.56
  8. It´s a Shame 4.42
  9. Bakerman 4.40
  10. Highway of Love 4.47
  11. Bet It On You 4.11
  12. I Can´t Live without Love 4.09
  13. Groovie Train 2.46
  14. Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry 4.03
  15. Key to Life 3.27
  16. Feels Like Heaven 4.08
  17. Beautiful Day (Radio edit) 3.30
  18. People (Radio edit) 3.32
  19. Happy Dreamer 4.23
  20. So This Is X-mas 3.39 [non-LP 7" 1987]
  1. Roger (Steve Mac Remix) 6.09 [previously unreleased?]
  2. Sunshine Reggae (Extended Dub Version) 6.35 [remix 1983 by The 7 Dwarfs]
  3. White Horse (U.S. 12" Edit) 5.44 [edit 1983 by Bobby Shaw, Butch Jones & John Potoker]
  4. High Society Girl (Long Dub version) 6.07 [1983]
  5. One Life (Velvet Spike Mix) 6.02 [remix 1985 by Shep Pettibone]
  6. I´m Hooked (U.S. Dance Mix) 5.52 [remix 1985 by Shep Pettibone]
  7. It´s a Shame (M&M New York Remix) 7.35 [remix 1987 by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai]
  8. Bakerman (Cutfather & Soulshock Remix) 5.41 [remix 1989 by Cutfather & Soulshock]
  9. Sunshine Reggae (Funkstar's Pool Party De Luxe Remix - Club) 7.02 [remix 2000 by Funkstar De Luxe]
  10. Beautiful Day (Banzai Republic vs. Trentmøller) 7.33 [remix 2005 by Banzai Republic & Trentmøller]
  11. People (Banzai Republic vs. Trentemøller) 5.55 [remix 2005 by Banzai Republic & Trentemøller]
  12. Happy Dreamer (DJ Disse Happy Horse Mix) 6.06 [remix 2007 by DJ Disse] (EMI 2354142)


22 Nov 2010 digital single/12" Cocaine Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r95ub7GSm5k

"Laid Back, still grooving after more than 30 years. Way back in 1981, on the same night the "White Horse" groove was born and jammed onto an 8-track tape recorder, we also did some other recordings. They were never completed and have stayed on the shelf ever since. Recently, in the process of transferring old analog master tapes to digital, we came across those vetust 8-track tapes, and when listening again, we found the unused material quite up-to-date. One of the unfinished grooves we consider musically being a brother to "White Horse" has now been completed by just adding bass and vocals. The lyrics for this track, written by Arthur Stander, go back to the same period of time and from a trip to Los Angeles trying to shop some songs... the coolness of the A/R guys there gave us the inspiration! The poetic kinda rap lyrics have been played around with in various forms over the years. In 1985, an earlier version was included on the album "Play It Straight" as "CC Cool", but now here in 2010, we feel the lyrics have finally found their right groove. The track is called "Cocaine Cool", back to its original title. Artistically, it has been quite satisfying to complete a 29-year old recording, still to find it sounding fresh and relevant to share with the World today. It also signals the dawn of a new era and more to come. For now, we hope you will enjoy this track, along with our self-made video. Good vibes from Laid Back. Copenhagen, September 2010"

25 April 2011 digital remix single/12" Laid Back vs. Soul Clap: Cocaine Cool

https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/cocaine-cool-bakerman-ep/id432723447

24 Oct 2011 digital single/12" Gethigh

"GETHIGH is a new track release from Laid Back. The lyrics may instantly lead your mind into thinking of euphoria drugs, but try to think about it in a broader contest, in a more universal way. We all want to get high whatever we do in life, in all walks of life, in spirits, sports, politics, showbusiness, all kind of business, in school and education and not to forget love. Musically the groove is kept in the recognizable family of the horse, with an updated twist. Actually the song was born in key of major, as a more rock guitar riff kinda song included in the package . Also included is an ultra minimalistic version, mainly made on ipad. Danish electronic musician and DJ Kasper Bjørke has done a really cool remix. Finally we made a space mix, mainly for our own pleasure and for those who like to get out there and more into it. A video is in the final editing stage, following the style of Beautiful Day and Cocaine Cool, with self made animation. Music is more than a trendy sound and a fancy look. Laid Back is always going for something personal, original and timeless. Copenhagen, September 2011."

9 Dec 2011 various artists interview DVD SLICES Issue 4-11

Filmed/recorded 26 Oct 2011. http://en.sensemusic-shop.de/

7 May 2012 CD-EP/digital EP/12"+CD-EP COSYLAND

  1. Cosyland (Video Edit) 3.09
  2. Get Laid Back 4.53
  3. Cocaine Cool (Extended Vol2) 5.40
  4. 101 Part Two 4.25
  5. Cosyland 5.06 (CD-maxi: Brother Music, BMCD004; 12"+CD-EP: BMVI004)
"For a short period in 1981 and with brand-new equipment such as Roland 808, SH 101, GR 500, we made some 8-track “just for fun” jam tapes. Mainly just to experiment for our own pleasure. From those sessions, only “White Horse” made it to a final treatment. The rest of the material was left behind, as our record company at the time found it too “different". After “White Horse” being a track indeed defining our sound, we thought it would be interesting to dig out left-overs to fulfill a documentation of that period - crucial for us at the time. We were still innocent newcomers, without actually knowing to be creating a new sound! Recently, that left-over material was transferred from analogue to digital and, to stay as true as possible to original intentions, we only added vocals, bass and drumbeats ahead of a final mix. We hope that you will enjoy listening to it. Good Vibes from Laid Back"

http://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/cosyland-ep/id522146954?l=da


28 Jan 2013 US remix digital single/12" Matthew Dear: Fighting Is Futile Remixes


25 March 2013 digital single Rocketship to Mars

http://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/rocketship-to-mars-radio-edit/id616177328?l=da

13 May 2013 digital album UPTIMISTIC MUSIC VOL. 1

  1. Clear Your Mind 3.54
  2. Make Your Day 4.00
  3. Oouchi Gucci 3.55
  4. Don't Step on the Grass 5.05
  5. Rocketship to Mars 3.45
  6. Uptimistic Music 3.07
  7. Around the Park 3.32
  8. Let the Music do the Talking 3.49
  9. Supercool Funky Lady 4.57
  10. Time to Live 4.04 (Brother Music, BMCD 005)
19 Aug 2013 digital remix single White Horse (Funkerman Remix)
  1. White Horse (Funkerman Remix) 8.22
  2. White Horse (Ida Corr Remix) 6.29
  3. White Horse (Funkerman Remix Radio Edit) 2.40
23 Sep 2013 digital single Brother
23 Oct 2013 digital album UPTIMISTIC MUSIC VOL. 2
  1. Don't Shoot the Sun Down 4.31
  2. Pitter Patter 4.14
  3. Feel the Way You Do 4.15
  4. Interconti 5.00
  5. Brother 3.39
  6. We Don't Need No Bad Vibrations 3.50
  7. Fuck 3.04
  8. Going Where Living Is Easy 4.07
  9. Cool Down Lover (Simple Life) 3.51
  10. Up To You 3.58
4 Nov 2013 2-CD/2-LP UPTIMISTIC MUSIC (VOL. 1 & VOL. 2)
  1. Clear Your Mind 3.54
  2. Make Your Day 4.00
  3. Oouchi Gucci 3.55
  4. Don't Step on the Grass 5.05
  5. Rocketship to Mars 3.46
  6. Uptimistic Music 3.07
  7. Around the Park 3.32
  8. Let the Music do the Talking 3.49
  9. Supercool Funky Lady 4.57
  10. Time to Live 4.05
  1. Don't Shoot the Sun Down 4.31
  2. Pitter Patter 4.14
  3. Feel the Way You Do 4.15
  4. Interconti 5.00
  5. Brother 3.39
  6. We Don't Need No Bad Vibrations 3.50
  7. Fuck 3.04
  8. Going Where Living Is Easy 4.07
  9. Cool Down Lover (Simple Life) 3.51
  10. Up To You 3.58 (2-CD: Brother Music BMCD 006; 2-LP: BMLP 006)
25 Sep (?) 2014 12"/digital EP Fuck EP
    Fuck (The Kenneth Bager Experience Remix) 5.06 / Fuck (Dub) 6.20 // Don't Step on the Grass (Remix) 7.14 (12": Music for Dreams, zzzv14002; digital EP 8 Dec 2014)


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