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sally shapiro set for a pleasurable summer

fmf_sallyshapiroNew album tracklist and release date revealed

The summer of love has officially started now with the countdown to the release of Swedish pop romantic Sally Shapiro’s hotly anticipated second album My Guilty Pleasure on August 24th. Featuring collaborations with likeminded compatriots Cloetta Paris (another Swedish producer/singer combo firmly in the Shapiro mould) and remixers Tensnake, plus “a lot of songwriting assistance” from regular contributor Roger Gunnarsson, My Guilty Pleasure will be released digitally and on CD only in the UK, with North America getting a vinyl issue and Scandinavia getting the option of having the album on cassette. Hey, no fair! That said, the US version won’t have two of the tracks being issued over here.

As the duo explain, “…we included our two 2008 singles ‘He Keeps Me Alive’ and ‘Jackie Jackie’ as bonus tracks on the non-US/Can editions, as these tracks were already included as bonus tracks on the North American release of Disco Romance in late 2007. In Europe these were released on 12″s/download only and if you read this you probably already have the tracks, but a lot of people still only buy CD albums (strange as it may seem – it’s still the main format that we sell our music on) and we wanted these people to hear the tracks too.” Various remixes will be available as digital-only bonus tracks, depending on which store you use; iTunes will be offering a remix of ‘My Fantasy’ while Beatport will have a special “Swedish remix” of ‘Miracle’. Speaking of ‘Miracle’, the digital single is out next week with a 12″ vinyl of remixes released the week after. A second single is also planned before August so watch out for that.

In other news, Johan recently sent us a Shapiro-esque remix he did of a song by yet another Swedish synthpop duo, Friday Bridge. It’s called ‘The Case is Closed’, it’s lovely, and you can have it for free here.



My Guilty Pleasure
01 Swimming Through The Blue Lagoon
02 Looking At The Stars
03 Love In July
04 My Fantasy
05 Let It Show
06 Moonlight Dance
07 Save Your Love
08 He Keeps Me Alive
09 Dying In Africa
10 Jackie Jackie
11 Miracle

Alan Pedder


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