Peter’s Pop Squad collection

7″ – Have You Heard

Peter’s Pop Squad
Big Bag Records – BBR 035
1990

Side A
Have You Heard 3.29

Side B
We’re So Glad (That He’s Yours) 2.45

First single from Nanne and Peter’s new group Peter’s Pop Squad.

The cover reads “taken from the forthcoming album”. This album was never released, but some of the songs have found it’s way into other projects, mainly One More Time.

Press Release – Have You Heard

Press release for Peter and Nanne’s new project Peter’s Pop Squad’s first single, Have You Heard.

In Swedish it reads:
“HAR NI HÖRT…

…ATT DET FINNS EN NY GRUPP SOM HETER PETER’S POP SQUAD?
Jaså, det har ni.

…ATT DERAS DEBUTSINGLE JUST HAR SLÄPPTS?
Eh…jaha.

…ATT DEN HETER “HAVE YOU HEARD”?!!
Det visste ni alltså.

…ATT DEN SVÄNGER ETT GÄNG?
Det också ja…

Ja, i så fall är det ju ingen idé att berätta att Peter Grönvall och Nanne Nordqvist, gruppens ur-cell, skriver de flesta låtarna, för det har ni väl också hört. Och t.ex. en sån sak som att Peter är son till Benny Andersson det visst ni väl också, ni som redan vet så himla mycket.

HAR NI HÖRT SINGELN DÅ?

Ja, naturligtvis, den har ni väl fått kopierad direkt från mastertapen för länge sen!
Vi skickar väl med 1 ex. i alla fall, för har ni den redan så är den väl utsliten vid det här laget…!”

Which translates to:

“HAVE YOU HEARD …

…THAT THERE IS A NEW GROUP CALLED PETER’S POP SQUAD?
Oh, you have.

… THAT THEIR DEBUT SINGLE HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED?
Uh…oh well.

… THAT IT’S CALLED “HAVE YOU HEARD?”!
So, you knew that.

… THAT IT IS QUITE ROCKIN’?
That too, yes…

Yeah, so, it’s no use to tell you that Peter Grönvall and Nanne Nordqvist, the group’s cell, writes most of the songs, because surely you have also heard that. And such a thing that Peter is the son of Benny Andersson you surely knew as well, you who already know so very much.

SO, HAVE YOU HEARD THE SINGLE?

Yes, of course, you have probably gotten a copy directly from master tape a long time ago!
We will send you 1 copy anyway, for if you have it already, it must be well worn by now …!”

7″ – Strangers In The Night (Tonight)

Peter’s Pop Squad
Big Bag Records – BBR 036
1990

Side A
Strangers In The Night (Tonight) 4.12

Side B
Knife In The Kitchen 3.34

The B-side, Knife In The Kitchen, was later given new lyrics and recorded with One More Time for their second album. The new title was Chance Of A Lifetime.

On the back of the single it reads:

” In 1986, newcomers SOUND OF MUSIC broke through in the Eurovision Song Contest with “Eldorado”, followed by a string of hits and a very successful Summer tour. The trick was repeated in 1987 – now the big one was called “Alexandra”. S.O.M. was PETER GRÖNVALL’s first unit on record. The career was short but successful and the band made its mark in the Scandinavian history of Popular Music.

After the split-up around Christmas of 1988, PETER and NANNE NORDQUIST – the founders of S.O.M. – decided to form a new band, which would be a development of the unmistakable, melodic music that was the trade mark of S.O.M. The idea now was to concentrate harder than ever on the song writing and pick the rest of the members for the forthcoming recording sessions very carefully. One of Sweden’s definite guitar-aces was invited and accepted the offer – his name was TORBJÖRN STENER. Also, MARIA RÅDSTEN and CECILIA RINGQUIST were added to strengthen the band’s vocal performance. MARIA and CECILIA used to be the back-up vocalists during the S.O.M.-tours, so they returned to a refined set-up and in more distinguished roles.

The new band was called PETER’s POP SQUAD.

Since the quality and potential of the new material more or less enforced a level of ambition able the average, P.P.S.’ management made a co.production arrangement with DIERKS STUDIOS in Germany. The recordings started in September, 1989.

At Christmas time, P.P.S. made a break. During this break, the heads of BIG BAG RECORDS (one of Sweden’s leading independents) by chance heard some of the material and were excited as ourselves and the Germans. The remaining vocals plus come more guitar-work were as now added at BIG BAG’s NORDIC SOUND LAB in Sweden and P.P.S. management – N.E.W. – made a deal with BIG BAG to market P.P.S. in Northern Europe. The mixing of the album was made at DIERKS STUDIOS in the Spring of 1990.

The entire recording has been engineered by TOPO, one of Germany’s absolute foremost engineers, mostly assisted by HANS FX, a leading Scandinavian live-engineer.”

12″ – Strangers In The Night (Tonight)

Peter’s Pop Squad
Big Bag Records – BBRMAXI 1002
1990

Sida A
Strangers In The Night (Tonight) – Refixed 6.29

Sida B
Strangers In The Night (Tonight) – 7″ Extended 4.31
Have You Heard – Refixed 4.46

Peter’s Pop Squad’s first and only 12″. All versions on this 12″ are new version of previously released singles. 2 new mixes of Strangers In The Night (Tonight) and 1 new mix of Have You Heard.

The back of the cover has the same story about Peter’s Pop Squad that is on the 7″ .

Cassette – Ciao Ciao Italia

Various artists
Big Bag Records – BBRMK-117
1990

Sida A
1. Ciao Ciao Italia / After Shave & Fotbollslandslaget
2. Som En Vind / Edin – Ådahl
3. Why (Så Lätt Kommer Du Inte Undan) / Lena Philipsson
4. Looking Through The Eyes Of A Child / Tommy Nilsson
5. Handen På Hjärtat / Sofia Källgren
6. When The Lady Shakes / Peter’s Pop Squad
7. Dum Dum / Magnus Uggla
8. C’mon Let’s Go / Richard Evenlind

Sida B
1. Jimmy Dean / Troll
2. It Started With A Love Affair / Jerry Williams
3. How Does It Feel / Tone Norum
4. Is It Love / Trance Dance
5. Phantom Of The Opera / Sofia Källgren & Uffe Persson
6. Who’s That Boy / Lisa Nilsson
7. Varje Natt / Lisbet Jagedal
8. Goodbye My Love / Shane
9. Heja-Ramsa

When The Lady Shakes only appear on this compilation album, not on any other release.

Also released as LP and CD.

LP – Ciao Ciao Italia

Various artists
Big Bag Records – BBRLP-117
1990

Sida A
1. Ciao Ciao Italia / After Shave & Fotbollslandslaget
2. Som En Vind / Edin – Ådahl
3. Why (Så Lätt Kommer Du Inte Undan) / Lena Philipsson
4. Looking Through The Eyes Of A Child / Tommy Nilsson
5. Handen På Hjärtat / Sofia Källgren
6. When The Lady Shakes / Peter’s Pop Squad
7. Dum Dum / Magnus Uggla

Sida B
1. Jimmy Dean / Troll
2. It Started With A Love Affair / Jerry Williams
3. How Does It Feel / Tone Norum
4. Is It Love / Trance Dance
5. Phantom Of The Opera / Sofia Källgren & Uffe Persson
6. Who’s That Boy / Lisa Nilsson
7. Varje Natt / Lisbet Jagedal
8. Heja-Ramsa

When The Lady Shakes only appear on this compilation album, not on any other release.

Also released as Cassette (with 2 songs less) and CD.

CD – Ciao Ciao Italia

Various artists
Big Bag Records – BBRCD-117
1990

Ciao Ciao Italia / After Shave & Fotbollslandslaget
Som En Vind / Edin – Ådahl
Why (Så Lätt Kommer Du Inte Undan) / Lena Philipsson
Looking Through The Eyes Of A Child / Tommy Nilsson
Handen På Hjärtat / Sofia Källgren
When The Lady Shakes / Peter’s Pop Squad
Dum Dum / Magnus Uggla
C’mon Let’s Go / Richard Evenlind
Jimmy Dean / Troll
It Started With A Love Affair / Jerry Williams
How Does It Feel / Tone Norum
Is It Love / Trance Dance
Phantom Of The Opera / Sofia Källgren & Uffe Persson
Who’s That Boy / Lisa Nilsson
Varje Natt / Lisbet Jagedal
Goodbye My Love / Shane
Heja-Ramsa

When The Lady Shakes only appear on this compilation album, not on any other release.

Also released as Cassette (with 2 songs less) and LP.

CD – 20 år med Nanne

Nanne Grönvall
LIONHEART INTERNATIONAL AB – LHICD0022
2005

1. Håll Om Mig – Nanne
2. Jag Sträcker Mig Mot Himlen – Nanne
3. Svarta Änkan – Nanne
4. Vem Som Helst – Nanne
5. Avundsjuk – Nanne
6. Om Du Var Min – Nanne
7. Nannes Sommarvisa – Nanne
8. Fördomar – Nanne
9. Viktiga Små Ord – Nanne
10. Jag Har Inte Tid – Nanne
11. Evig Kärlek – Nanne
12. Men – Nanne
13. Den Vilda – One More Time
14. Highland – One More Time
15. The Dolphin – One More Time
16. Kvarnen – One More Time
17. Råttfångar´n – One More Time
18. A Life To Live – Peter’s Pop Squad
19. Alexandra – Sound Of Music
20. Love Me Or Leave Me – Sound Of Music
21. Eldorado – Sound Of Music
22. One More Lonely Night – Sound Of Music

First release of song A Life To Live, although it was performed on TV-show ”Billys Värld” in 1990. It is one of Nanne’s favourite songs recorded by Peter’s Pop Squad.