Kristina song performed with “ferocious dedication”

Alice Ripley, who has recorded and released the only English version of Du måste finnas (You Have To Be There) from Kristina so far, performs the song to a rave review from the Washington Post.

Raw At Town Hall CD cover

Raw At Town Hall CD

In its generally favourable review of a concert by Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, the Washington Post states that "Ripley dove into modern musicals for numbers that were practically cross-eyed with intensity. Gripping the microphone in both fists, she was maximally obsessive and shell-shocked during Stephen Sondheim’s Losing My Mind. Most formidably, Ripley trotted out an anthem from Kristina by ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (though more Les Miz than Mamma Mia!"), and she sang it with such ferocious dedication that even Skinner seemed awed."

If you want to purchase the 2006 CD Raw At Town Hall with Ripley’s You Have To Be There on it, it’s still available from a number of theatrical music outlets, including London’s Dress Circle which take internet orders, use this link to take you straight to details of the album.

Two of a Kind? – A concert review by the Washington Post

2 thoughts on “Kristina song performed with “ferocious dedication””

  1. You can also buy the track from the US iTunes store if you know anyone who lives over there.
    Bring on some more tracks from Kristina in English!
    M

  2. I can´t wait for the musical
    "Kristina"
    It will be a great success
    just listen to the beautiful songs
    and the lovely story about an immigrant family.
    once again by Bjorn & Benny
    J.

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