Page (band)

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Page
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Synthpop
Years active 1980–2000
2010–present
Associated acts BWO
Website [1]
Members Marina Schiptjenko
Eddie Bengtsson
Past members Anders Eliasson
Jan Adolfsson
Michael Thornqvist
John Liljestrand

Page is a Swedish synthpop band. Page is often credited with being the first band to bring synthpop music to Sweden. Their music and band members (particularly Eddie Bengtsson) influenced many subsequent Swedish synthpop acts, including Elegant Machinery, S.P.O.C.K, Sista Mannen På Jorden and KieTheVez.

Formed in 1980 by Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko, soon joined by Anders Eliasson, the band quickly gained underground cult-status releasing many singles such as Dansande man, Som skjuten ur en kanon, Blå fötter and Som en vind. Though most of their important influential work was released in the 1980s their first album, the self-titled Page, was released in 1991. Page continued releasing music throughout the 90's but is still most fondly remembered in the Swedish synthpop scene for their early singles, especially Dansande Man. Though the band has never officially disbanded, it has been remarkably quiet since a performance at SEMA (Swedish Electronic Music Awards) in 2000 when the band promised nothing new would ever be released under the name Page. However, a compilation covering their two decades of work was released in 2000.

After a decade of silence, in 2010 Page released an album of newly recorded material called Nu, and performed two tracks live on Swedish TV show Nyhetsmorgon in May 2010. The album reached number 34 on the official Swedish album chart, Sverigetopplistan, following its release. Page performed at the ElectriXmas events in Malmö in 2012 and 2012, along with other selected shows. The latter appearance was part of a special performance by participants in the Friends of Electronically Yours album project, which was organised to raise money for charity.

Discography[edit]

Full-length albums[edit]

    • Page (1991)
    • Hallå (var tog månbasen vägen?) (1994)
    • Lost tapes (1994)
    • Glad (1995)
    • Hur så? (1996)
    • Helt nära (1998)
    • Nu (2010)
    • Hemma (2013)

Compilations[edit]

    • Så pass! Page 1980-2000 (2000)

Live albums[edit]

    • Page live på SAMA 2000 (2000)

Singles[edit]

    • Dansande man / Aldrig mer (1984)
    • Som skjuten ur en kanon (1987)
    • Blå fötter (1987)
    • Som en vind (1989)
    • Bilmusik (1994)
    • Förlåt (1995)
    • Jag väntar (1995)
    • Står i din väg (1996)
    • Hur mår du? (1994)
    • Svänger (1994)
    • På ett berg (1994)
    • Ibland (1997)
    • Ingenting kvar (1994)
    • Som det var (1999)

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