Savoy Albums


This section includes descriptions and pictures of the Savoy albums including promo releases.

Mary Is Coming / Lackluster Me / Mountains Of Time / Reasons To Stay Indoors / Savoy / Savoy Songbook Vol. 1



Mary Is Coming (26.02.96)


This 12-track album was the debut album by Savoy and was released in Norway, England, Germany, Sweden, Japan and the USA. It was released in Norway on 19th February, in the UK a week later and in Sweden on 1st March. All tracks were written by Lauren and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, produced and recorded by Savoy and mixed by Simon Vinestock (except * mixed by Rod Hui and ** mixed by Roberth Opsahl-Engen). The musicians featured on the album are Paul Waaktaar-Savoy on guitar, bass and vocal, Lauren Savoy on guitar and vocal, Frode Unneland on drums and Simone Larsen guest vocals on "Velvet". The album was released on "Warner Brothers" label. The twelth track on the album is not actually listed on the packaging, but was listed on the promo edition as "Fade".

The USA-made CD insert features a black and white art photo of a pair of crossed legs in front of a window (by Bill Brandt from 1951). The Savoy-logo in cream colour and titles in red are printed across the middle. The insert folds out with black and white pictures of Lauren and Frode on one side and Paul on the other. Mary Is Coming
In addition there are two red, orange and yellow blurred abstract shots from the "Velvet"-video on either side. On the side featuring the pictures of Lauren and Frode the tracks are listed across the middle in red while additional text is in white across the top. Additional black, white and red text is printed up the left hand sides of the individual shots. The other side of the insert has the album title written in large white and green letters along the bottom with white, black and red text refering to P�l across the middle. The German backing insert features a red, orange and yellow picture of a hand on guitar strings (taken from the "Velvet" video) and the track listing in white down the left hand side. In addition there is a small and sharper inset picture of P�l's guitar which also looks to be from the "Velvet" video.
The reverse of the backing insert has an orange and yellow `abstract' background with the song lyrics printed all over in small white text. These lyrics can be read through the clear CD tray. The German made CD is black with white Savoy-logo and text in silver along the bottom. The spine of the insert is black with white titles. Mary Is Coming CD
The promo CD comes in a blue and white Warner Brothers sleeve. The bottom section of the sleeve is light blue with an even lighter blue Warner Brothers logo and tracks printed in black over the top. The top of the sleeve is white with small blue Warner Brother logos and titles in black and white. Track 5 of the album is listed as "Half Our's Worth" and the final track is listed as "Fade". Mary Is Coming Promo
The actual promo disc has a similar layout to the sleeve except that the top section of the disc is silver rather than white, the large Warner Brother logo is `missing' and the titles have been arranged differently. Mary Is Coming Promo CD

This album was also available on cassette in Norway. The sleeve is similar to the CD cover and the actual cassette is transparent. The insert does not feature the song lyrics.

Variations

Mary Is Coming Japanese with obi-strip

Japan: The Japanese release comes with a yellow and orange obi-strip with Japanese text in black and dark purple plus the title in light blue. Otherwise the album sleeve is similar to the European release. The promo release has a white sticker on the reverse with the Japanese symbols for "promo" in red. The promo disc as the Japanese promo symbol etched around the centre of the disc.

Mary Is Coming Japanese promo (reverse) with obi-strip   Mary Is Coming Japanese promo - disc

USA: The USA edition of the CD is the same as that released in Europe, except for the absence of lyrics underneath the black CD tray. Mary Is Coming US with promo stamp

The US promo release is the same as the regular release, but has the text "For Promotional use only. Sale or other transfer is prohibited. Must be returned on demand of recording company." stamped in gold capital letters on the front of the sleeve.

Mary Is Coming US Back sleeve   Mary Is Coming US Disc

There is also a US advanced promo CD of "Mary Is Coming". It doesn't come with a front insert and the back insert is white with black text. The disc is plain with black printed text. Unlike the regular release, the hidden track "Fade" is not included on this promo.

Mary Is Coming US advanced promo - Back sleeve and Disc

Tracks: Daylight's Wasting* (2:57) / Tears From A Stone (4:36) / Velvet (4:35) / Foolish* (4:35) / Half An Hour's Worth** (3:13) / Underground (3:50) / Get Up Now (5:17) / Still I'm On Your Side* (4:05) / We Will Never Forget (3:11) / Raise Your Sleepy Head (3:27) / Mary Is Coming (4:42) / Fade (2:50).

CD

Germany   Mary Is Coming Warner 9362-46077-2 (WE 833)
Germany promo Mary Is Coming Warner PROP122 / 9362-46077-2
Japan   Mary Is Coming Warner WPCR-623
USA   Mary Is Coming Warner 9 46077-2
USA advanced promo Mary Is Coming Warner 2-46077-A

Cassette

Norway Mary Is Coming 9362-46077-4


Lackluster Me (06.10.97)


The second Savoy album was released in Norway and Sweden only (NB: The Swedish release came more than 3 years after the Norwegian one, on 4th January 2001). It was written and produced by Paul and Lauren Waaktaar Savoy, mixed by Jason Corsaro (except * mixed by Simon Vinestock). The album features Paul Waaktaar Savoy on lead vocal, guitar, keyboard (and bass on +), Lauren Savoy on lead vocal and rhythm guitar, Frode Unneland on drums and backing vocals plus Greg Calvert on bass.

The cover of this Dutch made 13-track album features a close up shot of a cracked dolls face. The Savoy logo is printed in silver at the top right hand corner with the title in black beneath. The sleeve folds out length ways. One side of the insert is dark red with the track listings printed in silver and small black and white pictures of the band members. The other side of the insert is black with the title of the album made up from large coloured printers letters. Some lyrics from the songs are printed in silver around these letters. Lackluster Me
Lackluster Me (reverse)
The reverse insert is black with the title in the colured printers letters along the left hand side. The tracks are listed in silver across the middle.
The actual disc is silver with a small embossed Savoy logo at the top and title in black below. Additional text is printed in black down the left hand side. The CD tray is clear allowing the backing insert to be seen through. It is metallic grey with grey text and four small black and white pictures of dolls faces. Lackluster Me CD

Tracks: Lackluster Me* (4:30) / Unsound+* (5:02) / You Should've Told Me+* (4:32) / Foreign Film+* (3:55) / Flowers For Sylvia (2:10) / I Still Cry (4:44) / Sycamore Leaves (3:35) / Rain* (5:14) / Butt Out+ (2:53) / This, That & The Other* (4:19) / Hey Luchie (2:35) / Easy+ (3:23) / If You Tell (4:20)

Lackluster Me EMI inhouse promo

The EMI inhouse promo CD-R comes in album case with inhouse inlay, but no backing insert. The disc is a regular CD-R (KODAK and Xeo Elite editions exist), some of which have been written on by hand. The double sided front insert is similar to the front and back of the regular album insert, but the fonts used differ. The track listing and order of the tracks also differs from the regular release:

Lackluster Me (4:30) / Unsound (5:02) / You should�ve Told Me (4:32) / Easy (3:23) / I Still Cry (4:44) / Sycamore Leaves (3:36) / Rain (4:20) [Note: The track time is actually 5:14) / Butt Out (2:53) / This That & The Other (4:19) / Hey Luchie (2:35) / Foreign Film (3:58) / Flowers For Sylvia (2:11) / If You Tell (4:21) [Version on the disc is actually 4:47, i.e. longer than on the regular release]

Another EMI inhouse promo comes in an album case with inhouse front inlay, but with a hand written track list. These copies were issued to some of the most important Press contacts as the printing of the regular release was slightly delayed. Again the discs are just white topped CD-Rs (KODAK and Maxoptix editions exist), some of which have been written on by hand. The font used in the title on the front sleeve again differs from the regular release. The hand written list has inaccuracies regarding spelling and length of songs, but the disc is identical to the other EMI inhouse album:

Lackluster Me (4:30) / Unsound (5:02) / You Should�ve Told Me (4:32) / Foreign Film (3:55) / Flowers For Sylvia (2:10) / I Still Cry (4:44) / Sycamore Leaves (3:35) / Rain (5:14) / Butt Out (2:53) / This That & The Other (4:13) / Hey Luchioe (2:35) / Easy (3:23) / If You Tell (4:20) [Track length is actually 4:47]

Promo copies of the album sampler CD come in a jewel case without an actual CD insert. Some copies come with a grey sticker with the title printed in white on the front of the jewel case. Around 250 copies were distributed inside a 21cm x 21cm fold out card picture sleeve.

Lackluster Me Promo with sticker
Lackluster Me Promo sleeve This sleeve has four flaps which open out. The picture on the outside is similar to the album cover but the large silver Savoy-logo is written all the way across the top (although only the letters A, V and O can be seen as the rest cuts off). Inside the sleeve, the middle is similar to the inside of the CD booklet - black with large dirty looking red, orange and yellow printers leters reading "Lack" "luster" "Me" in three different lines. The insides of the flaps are dark red with information on Savoy, a-ha and the tracks on the new album. There are also small black and white pictures featuring the band members. The whole sleeve is fastened together by a piece of silvery tape with the words "Lackluster Me Savoy" in white letters.

The actual disc is similar to the regular edition but with a textured feel to it. It features the five tracks: Lackluster Me (4:30), Unsound (5:02), Foreign Film (3:55), Rain (Edit) (4:20) and Sycamore Leaves (3:55) which are listed on the disc. Lackluster Me Promo CD

There is a 4-track inhouse promo album sampler (Maxoptix CD-R) which comes with a green front label. It features a different version of "Foreign Film" (4:59). More details to follow.

CD

Norway   Lackluster Me EMI 724382169222
Norway promo Lackluster Me EMI SAVPROMO 0197
Norway EMI promo Lackluster Me EMI 7243 8 21692 2 2
Norway EMI sampler Lackluster Me EMI /


Mountains of Time (23.08.99)



Savoy's third album "Mountains Of Time" was released in Norway on 23rd August '99 and in Sweden on 15th November 1999 (regular edition only). In addition to the regular CD release there was also a limited `boxed' edition which contains the CD album plus a bonus 5 track CD.

This 12 track album features was written and produced by Lauren and Paul Waaktaar Savoy. The album was mixed by Ulf W.O. Holand at Lydlab Studios, Oslo (tracks 2,3,6,8,9,11 and 12) and by Jason Corsaro at Sorcerer Sound, NYC (tracks 1,4,5,7 and 10) and was mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Studios, NYC. It features the additional musicians: Bjørg Vørnes, Henning Båtnes, Elise Båtnes, Andre Orvik, Frode Larsen, Harvey de Souza, Sølve Sigerland, Berit Værnes and Atle Sponberg on strings (tracks 1,3,8 and 12); Lasse Rossing on trumpet (tracks 1 and 3); Jørun Bøgeberg on bass (tracks 2 and 3); Sven Lindvall on bass (track 1); Per Lindvall on drums (track 1); Magne Furuholmen on Clavicord (track 6) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen on keyboard and programming (tracks 4, 7 and 12). All strings and brass scores by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.

Lauren Savoy designed the cover of the album. The front of the regular release is white with twelve coloured shots of Lauren and Paul arranged in columns of three in the bottom section of the sleeve. The first two columns feature a picture of Lauren, printed respectively in grey and blue-tones. The third and fourth columns feature a picture of Paul, printed respectively in green and orange-tones.

Mountains Of Time
In addition, there is a light grey box printed above the first column of Lauren pictures. The Savoy logo is printed in black in the top right hand corner with the text ..."I wish there could be" and the album title (in grey and dark green letters respectively) underneath. The tracks are printed in small letters above the coloured boxes, each one is given a 4 digit code starting y2 and followed by the track number (like the Pantone colour system). The last track, "Tongue Tied", is spelt incorrectly on the sleeve as "Tounge Tied".

The reverse of the 6 page booklet features a picture of Paul sitting in front of some trees and a mountain. Outlines of tweleve boxes, arranged in the same manner as on the cover of the booklet have been printed over the bottom part of the picture. Inside the booklet there are two more purple-tone shots of Paul and Lauren, a colour shot of the band (centre pages), a scenic shot of the mountains plus the lyrics which have been printed in white text on dark blue and dark green pages. The box outlines have been used throughout the booklet, always printed in the bottom section of the page.

Mountains Of Time - Centre of booklet
The back insert of the album is of similar design to the front but the colours used are tones of grey, green and purple. The first two columns feature a picture of Frode, printed in different tones, where as the last two columns are left blank. The tracks are printed above the boxes in a similar way to the front (spelling mistake still intact). Mountains Of Time - Back Cover

The tray of the jewel case is clear, through which you can see a picture of Lauren, photographed in a similar location to the picture of Paul found on the reverse of the booklet. Next to the picture are blue outlines of 3 rectangles which can be seen even when the case is closed.

The CD itself is a green / grey colour with silver titles. In addition there are some silver outlined boxes down the left hand side. Mountains Of Time CD - Promo Stamped
The limited version of the album comes in a double slim-line jewel case which itself is slotted inside a cardboard sleeve. The design on the front of this sleeve is similar to the sleeve of the regular edition but each toned photo is replaced by a blank coloured box. Mountains Of Time - Front of box
The design of the reverse of the card sleeve is similar to that of the reverse of the album but again the pictures have been replaced by blank coloured boxes. Also, the information and tracks refer to the bonus CD, rather than the album and the number in the top left hand corner is "300N" rather than "200N". Mountains Of Time - Reverse of box
The album booklet is identical to the regular release, except for the picture on the reverse which is a purple-tone close up shot of Paul taken in the woods. Again, the twelve box outlines have been placed over the bottom section of the picture.

Mountains Of Time - Promo Stamped

The disc is identical to that of the regular release, even down to the catalogue number printed on it. The reverse insert of the jewel case is almost identical to that of the regular release, but the correct catalogue number has been printed alongside the barcode.

This bonus CD is housed in the double jewel case with the album. The track listing for this album can be found on the insert underneath the double CD tray. This insert features a purple-tone picture of Lauren in the woods (this is in place of the Lauren picture which is printed under the disc tray in the regular release). Again the outlines of boxes are present along the bottom section of the picture. Titles are printed in white along the centre of the sleeve. Next to the picture there are 3 grey outlines of rectangles and the text "Bonus CD The Bovarnick Twins" which can also been seen when the case is closed.

The CD is similar to the album disc but is light purple instead of green / grey.

The Bovarnick Twins - Bonus CD insert

The Bovarnick Twins  - Bonus CD Disc

Tracks: Man In The Park (5:15) / Star (4:41) / End Of The Line (4:24) / Any Other Way (4:34) / Grind You Down (3:44) / Bottomless Pit (2:55) / Mountains (4:23) / Ocean floor (4:11) / Everyone (4:44) / See What Becomes (4:28) / Break It Gently (2:54) / Tounge Tied (5:37)

Tracks - Bonus CD: The Bovarnick Twins (4:58) / This, That & The Other (4:19) / Feels Good (To Be This Way) (3:35) / Rain (Unplugged) (4:19) / Foreign Film (Rock Version) (3:30)

Mountains of Time EMI inhouse promo (front insert, back of front insert, back insert)

The EMI inhouse promo comes in an album case with front and back inlays. The front insert is black with the artist, title and release date (23.09.1999) printed in white. The reverse of the front insert is black with the EMI logo and "24.06.99 EMI Norsk A/S" printed in white at the bottom. The back insert is black with the track list printed in white which differs slightly from the final list and includes spelling mistakes:
Man In The Park / Star / End Of The Line / Any Other Way / When They Grid You Down [spelling mistake and longer title] / Bottomless Pit / Mountains / Ocean Floor / Everyone Can Say They're Sorry [longer title] / See What Becomes / Break It Gently / Tongue Tied

The discs are regular CD-Rs (MITSUI editions exist), some of which have been written on by hand.

Mountains Of Time EMI promo Another EMI inhouse promo has an identical track list to the final release, although track 5 is listed as "When They Grind You Down" and track 9 as "Everyone Can Say They're Sorry". Recorded on a Kodak CD-R GOLD edition, this disc has a white top with "Savoy Mountains Of Time" plus track list printed in black. The red EMI logo is printed on the right side of the disc with "Promotion only. Not for sale. Release 23.08.1999" printed on the left.

The Bovarnick Twins master reference CD (insert and disc)

A master reference CD of the album's bonus disc "The Bovarnick Twins" was produced by Master Huset AS. It comes in a generic Master Huset AS simple folded inlay which is white with purple and pink printed text. Details of the Savoy release have been handwritten on. The disc is a plain white CD-R with the title handwritten. The tracks found on the bonus disc are the same as on the regular release.

There was also a 5-track EMI inhouse promo sampler CD-R. Savoy "Mountains Of Time", track listing plus release date are printed in white text on the front of the otherwise black sleeve.The reverse of the sleeve is plain black except for the text "EMI 02.07.1999 EMI NORSK A/S" printed in white at the bottom. This CD-R hasn't been given a catalogue number.

Tracks: Man In The Park (5:15) / Star (4:41) / Grind You Down (3:44) / See What Becomes (4:28) / Tongue Tied (5:37)

Mountains Of Time promo (front)   Mountains Of Time promo (back)

Another 5-track promo sample CD was available in Sweden. The front cover is similar to the regular album release, but "album sampler" has been printed underneath the title.

Tracks: Star (4:42) / End Of The Line (4:24) / Man In The Park (5:15) / Grind You Down (3:44) / Mountains (4:23)

Mountains Of Time Album Sampler (front)   Mountains Of Time Album Sampler (back)

"Mountains Of Time" was released in Germany on 20th November 2000. It is packaged identically to the Norwegian release, but features a red sticker on the front which reads ""a-ha - songwriter and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy - www.savoywebsite.com".

To coincide with the German release (??), there was a VIP promo acetate "Very Important Products 30.10.2000" advertising Savoy's album and releases by other artists. It features 3 tracks by Savoy (tracks 3-5) and tracks by other artists including Kraftwerk and Anneli Drecker (total of 18 tracks). The cover includes a picture of the album "Mountains of Time" with "VIP 44.KW Very Important Products 30.10.2000" printed above on a dark grey background. The reverse features the track listing printed over the top of a faded logo of the dog looking into a gramophone. VIP is printed in large black letters in the top right hand corner. The disc is plain without any text.

VIP Promo Acetate   VIP Promo Acetate

CD

Germany   Mountains Of Time EMI 7243 522050 2 8
Norway   Mountains Of Time EMI 7243 522050 2 8
Norway Ltd Ed. Mountains Of Time EMI 7243 522205 2 6
Norway EMI promo Mountains Of Time EMI   /
Norway EMI promo sampler Mountains Of Time EMI   /
Norway Master Huset AS reference The Bovarnick Twins bonus CD EMI   /
Sweden promo Mountains Of Time EMI CDPRO 4238
Germany? promo VIP Mountains Of Time EMI   /


Reasons To Stay Indoors (08.10.01)


Savoy's fourth album "Reasons To Stay Indoors" was released in Norway on Monday 8th October 2001 and in Sweden on 25th February 2002 (regular edition only). This 12 track album is available as a limited edition double pack containing a bonus 5 track CD.

Reasons To Stay Indoors

The cover of the album shows a sihouetted shot of the band standing on a jetty in front of bright yellow sunset which is reflecting on the water below. The title and Savoy logo is printed in dark red letters at the top of the sleeve. The 6 page CD booklet includes lyrics to the songs on the album, track information, two band shots and some of the artwork used on the single "You Won't Come To The Party".

The reverse of the booklet has a shot of the empty jetty in front of the yellow sunset. On the back sleeve there is another shot of the yellow sunset over the sea, taken from the end of the jetty. A mirror image of this pictue is printed underneath the CD tray and includes a track listing of the bonus disc.

The disc features a brown-tone black and white picture of the band sitting on rocks in front of the water. Copyright information is printed at the top of the disc with the title and Savoy logo printed at 90 degrees up the right hand side. The bonus disc features a picture of the rocks where the band were sitting with titles printed in a similar manner.

Reasons To Stay Indoors - Disc   Reasons To Stay Indoors - Bonus Disc

Tracks: Reasons To Stay Indoors (5:29) / If You Won't Come To The Party (4:26) / Face (4:47) / Half Of The Time (4:19) / Once Upon A Year (4:53) / Fearlist (4:51) / I Would Not Change A Thing (4:54) / Paramount (3:34) / The One That Got Away (4:00) / Against The Sun (3:52) / Five Million Years (4:05) / Overgrown (4:48)

Bonus Disc: You Should Have Told Me (Acoustic Version) / I Wouldn't Change A Thing (Acoustic Version) / Totally Hide / Once Upon A Year (Acoustic Version) / D.A.R. (Instrumental)

A regular edition of the album was also available. It doesn't contain the bonus disc, but otherwise the packaging is very similar to the limited edition.

A third version of the album was available exclusively through www.a-ha.com. It has a slightly different cover compared to the regular release. The album title and Savoy logo have been moved from the top centre of the sleeve to the top right. Apart from that, the sleeve and booklet are almost identical to the regular release. It does not include the bonus disc and does not have a catalogue number as it was not released under the EMI label. The disc is also similar, but is more brown in colour compared to the regular edition.

Reasons To Stay Indoors (a-ha.com edition)   Reasons To Stay Indoors - Disc (a-ha.com edition)

The EMI inhouse 7 track sampler comes in an album case with front and back inlays. The front insert is black with the artist, title and release date (8.10.2001) printed in white. The reverse of the front insert is black with "09.08.2001 EMI Norsk A/S" printed in white at the bottom. The back insert is black with the artist, title, track list plus "mixed, not mastered" printed in white. There is a rougher sound throughout plus longer versions of "Reasons To Stay Indoors", "Half Of The Time" and "Fearlist". The last track is a notably different mix as well as being 45 seconds longer. There are variations in the track names compared to the regular release:
Five Million Years (4:05) / Reasons To Stay Indoors (5:38) / Half Of The Time (4:58) / You Won�t Come To The Party (4:37) / Face (4:48) / Fearlist (5:34) / Overgrown (4:52)

Reasons To Stay Indoors 7 track sampler EMI promo(front insert, back of front insert, back insert)

The discs are regular CD-Rs (KODAK and TDK editions exist), some of which have been written on by hand.

Reasons To Stay Indoors (test pressing) - disc There exists a test pressing CD-R of "Reasons To Stay Indoors" which comes with a white text printed sleeve. The front of the insert has Savoy, the title, release date (8.10.01) and the EMI logo printed in black text, while the back of the insert has the track list and EMI logo down the centre. Track 6 is listed as "The Fear List" rather than "Fearlist" as it is on the regular release. The disc is plain silver with black text.

Reasons To Stay Indoors (test pressing)

Another test pressing has a similar cover, but the front sleeve does not mention the release date. In the back of the case, there is a promo sticker which reads «Savoy "Reasons To Stay Indoors" Sperrefrist, anmeldeleser: 28. sept.! Album slippes: 8. oktober Albumet inneholder 12 låter, er produsert av sevenske Michael Ilbert of følger opp 50.000-selgeren "Mountains Of Time". Aktuell single: You Won't Come To The Party». The release date 24.09.2001 and EMI logo are printed at the bottom.

Reasons To Stay Indoors promo sticker

CD

Norway Limited Reasons To Stay Indoors EMI 7243 536575 0 5
Norway   Reasons To Stay Indoors EMI 7243 536295 2 6
Norway a-ha.com Reasons To Stay Indoors / /
Norway EMI sampler Reasons To Stay Indoors EMI   /
Norway Test Press Reasons To Stay Indoors EMI 0160E121 01721


Savoy (30.08.04)


Savoy's fifth studio album "Savoy" was released in Norway on 30th August 2004 on the record label "Eleventeen Records". The album was available in two different versions; a regular version and a limited edition digipak (3000 copies) which comes with a bonus DVD. The bonus DVD includes a short film around the song Isotope.

Savoy - Savoy Limited Digi-pak (front sleeve)   Savoy - Savoy Limited Digi-pak (back sleeve)

Savoy - sticker The cover of the album is light brown with old fashion style borders and the Savoy logo printed in large letters across the middle. In addition there are some flower designs in the bottom corners and flying birds at the top. A red and white sticker can be found on the outside wrapping of some copies of the CD, it reads "includes the hit single Whalebone from the movie Hawaii Oslo + bonus DVD". The reverse of the digi-pak is of similar design to the front cover with the track list printed down the middle. Inside the digi-pak are some pictures taken from the Isotope film found on the DVD, a larger drawing of one of the flower patterns from the front sleeve and a patterned strip.

Savoy - Savoy Limited Digi-pak (CD)   Savoy - Savoy Limited Digi-pak (DVD)

The CD itself is dark grey with a matt finish. The Savoy logo is printed across the top of the disc with a small flying bird at the bottom. The DVD disc is white with the Savoy logo across the top and a flower pattern down each side of the disc.

Savoy - Savoy (front sleeve)   Savoy - Savoy (back sleeve - regular edition)


The back cover of the regular edition is similar to the inside cover of the digi-pak with the flower drawing and pattern strip on the right hand side and the track list on the left.

All songs were written by Waaktaar-Savoy. All tracks except 1, 4, 5 and 9 were produced by Savoy, the others were produced by Savoy and Frode Jacobsen. The album was mixed by John Agnello (Tracks 1, 2, 6 & 8), Rod Hui (Tracks 3, 7 & 10), Michael Brauer (Track 4 & 9), Michael Ilbert (Track 11), Head (Track 12). "Savoy" was recorded and edited by George Tanderø, Mike Hartung, Rod Hui, and Paul and was mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Studios, NYC.

The album features Paul Waaktaar-Savoy on lead vocal, guitar, keyboards and percussion; Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy on lead vocal and Frode Unneland on vocals and drums. Other musicians featured on this album include: Jimmy Gnecco (vocals - Tracks 5 & 11), Geir Sundstøl (pedal steel - Track 4 & 9), Sølvguttene Boys Choir (vocals - Track 5), Jørun Bøgeberg (bass - Tracks 5, 6 & 11), Hågen Rørmark (harmonica - Track 8), Robert Burås (wild guitar - Track 9), Per Lindvall (drum fills - Track 11), James and Timothy Roven (strings - Track 11).

There are some 12-track CD-R album samplers in circulation.

Tracks: Empty Of Feeling / Girl One / Bovine / Whalebone / Shooting Spree / Melanie Lied To Me / Watertowers / Is My Confidence Reeling? / Rain On Your Parade / Cyna / The Breakers / Isotope

CD

Norway   Savoy Eleventeen Records ETCD001
Norway Limited Savoy Eleventeen Records ETCD001X
Norway CD-R Savoy Eleventeen Records /


Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 (06.08.07)


Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 This album was released in Norway on 6 August 2007 in a double jewelcase and released in the UK in a gatefold sleeve on 5 May 2008. The album includes a selection of previously released tracks, some re-worked versions and brand new songs. The cover features a drawing of a young boy looking closely into the eyes of a bird and another bird flying by. The Savoy logo is printed in large white letters with the title in black underneath.

Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 - UK digi-pak

Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 - UK discs

DISC 1: Rain / Karma Boomerang / Best Western Beauty / Star / Tears From A Stone / Grind You Down / Reasons To Stay Indoors / Whalebone / Barefoot In A Denim Jacket / Lackluster Me

DISC 2: Velvet / Man In The Park (single version) / End Of The Line / Star (single edit) / Daylights Wasting / Empty Of Feeling / Foolish / Unsound / Fearlist / Bottomless Pit / You Won't Come To The Party / The Breakers / You Should've Told Me / Face

Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Norway promo - disc and insert There are two different promotional editions of the album which come with a 6-page colour 7" sized booklet which has a similar cover to the regular CD. Both discs in the set are blue, similar to disc 1 of the regular release, but with slightly different centre hole design. The Norwegian edition includes transparent CD holders in the front and back which house the discs plus Norwegian info text by Sindre Kartvedt. The English edition has white "felt" like CD holders and English text by Sindre Kartvedt.

There is a variation of the Norwegian edition, as above, but comes with two CD-Rs which are white with a picture of the regular album cover on the right hand side. The titles "Savoy Mastered Album 2007" and "Savoy Mastered Album 1994-2004" respectively are printed in black at the top of the discs with the track listings at the bottom.

Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 promo - disc

Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 promo - disc There is a 5-track promotional album sampler which features the tracks Rain, Karma Boomerang, Best Western Beauty, Star and Velvet. The disc comes in a transparent vinyl sleeve with a copy of the regular 6 page CD booklet. The disc is white with the title, track information, release data and "Promotion only - not for sale" printed in black.

CD

Norway   Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Universal Music AS 6025 173 575-7 0
Norway promo set Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Universal Music AS NO SAVOYPROMO 07
Norway promo CD-R set Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Universal Music AS NO SAVOYPROMO 07
Norway promo sampler Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Universal Music AS 6025 173 575-7 0
UK   Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Genepool Records GPLPCD11
UK promo set Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 Universal Music AS EN SAVOYPROMO 07




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