In February this year, Peter released Swedish language versions of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”, the former a duet with his Phantom co-star, Emmi Christensson. These are available on iTunes and Spotify-
The two songs are also available on an extended version of Peter’s “I Love Musicals – The Album”, again only available digitally.
There are currently no plans to release a full cast recording of the show, unfortunately.
A new triple CD compilation has been released in Sweden featuring songs from Disney animated classics. “Disney Princessor: Följ dina drömmar”. The first two discs feature songs from the Swedish language versions of Disney movies.
Some of you will know that back in the 90s, Peter provided the voice of Aladdin in three movies and the subsequent TV series. The three movies featured Peter singing and soundtrack CDs have been released for the first two movies. However, the songs from the third movie, “Aladdin och Rövarnas Konung” (Aladdin and the King of Thieves) have never been previously released as far as I know.
This compilation features the two songs from that film that Peter appeared on. Peter only has a small part in the first song but the second song is a duet with Peter and Myrra Malmberg.
- Det är stort kalas i Agrabah (There’s a party here in Agrabah)
- Såna som du möter man ej varje dag (Out of thin air)
The album also includes “En helt ny värld” with Peter and Myrra from the first film.
The CD is available from the usual Swedish online stores and the album is also on iTunes and Spotify.
“Modus” is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray in Germany, the UK, Australia and now Sweden. Other European countries may have released it too.
Germany – 12 December 2016 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
UK – 19 December 2016 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
Australia – 11 January 2017 – DVD (region 4) only
Sweden – 12 June 2017 – DVD (region 2) and Blu-ray (region B/2)
It appears that the German release will include a German language soundtrack, as well as the original Swedish one.
“Modus” should be available through the usual retailers.
Over the last couple of years, Peter has been working on a new pop album in English. He has been writing all the songs together with British singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams and Swedish producer Tobias Fröberg. At least 13 songs have been completed.
In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper DN, Peter revealed that it is hoped for the album to come out next year.
Peter debuted one of the songs “I’m A Believer” at a series of concerts in London in November 2014. You can see that performance in the following video.
Earlier this year, Peter Jöback and Ola Salo (formerly lead singer for the Swedish group The Ark) joined Gina Dirawi as hosts of Andra Chansen (the second chance semi-final) of Melodifestivalen 2016. As part of the proceedings, the two artists performed an uptempo duet, “Sing Me Out” written by Peter Kvint and Ola Salo.
The song has been released digitally on iTunes and Spotify but unfortunately not as a physical release.
There is a video of the performance on You Tube, which may be geo-blocked depending on your location.
Also on the show, Peter, Ola and Gina performed a version of “Skyfall”, the James Bond song originally recorded by Adele.
Swedish group Cookies ‘n’ Beans have released a Christmas EP both as a CD and digitally.
The EP includes the song “En julsaga” sang as a ‘duet’ with Peter. This is a Swedish version of the Pogues classic “Fairytale of New York”.
Peter performed the song along with the group on the TV show Bingolotto.
The EP can be ordered from Bengans by clicking here.
The cast recording of “Livet år en schlager” featuring Peter Jöback and Helen Sjöholm on both CD and through the usual digital outlets.
The album debuted at number one on the official Swedish “collections” chart.
The track listing is as follows:
- Stjärnorna som tindra över Skarpnäck – Helen Sjöholm
- Samhallsvals – Katarina Ewerlöf
- Mil efter mil – Peter Jöback & Johan Glans
- Hur gör man drömmen sann – Helen Sjöholm, Peter Jöback & Johan Glans
- VIP – Oscar Pierrou Lindén
- Ingen är där – Peter Jöback
- Nu är det min tur – Frida Westerdahl
- Söta du – Måns Möller & Anette Belander
- Annars vore jag inte jag – Peter Jöback
- När jag faller – Peter Jöback & Helen Sjöholm
- Tre minuter – My Holmsten
- Om inte du – Helen Sjöholm
- Aldrig ska jag sluta älska dig – Helen Sjöholm
- Som skapta för varann – Helen Sjöholm & Peter Jöback
- Som en vindil (bonus track) – Peter Jöback
The last track is a bonus song that did not appear in the musical. Jonas Gardell has performed that song in his shows.