Pekka Streng

Pekka Streng

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Pekka Streng
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Born 1948, died 1975. A Finnish singer-songwriter who has a cult status in Finland. He featured in some theatre and radio projects in the beginning of his career and later released two solo albums. His music was psychedelic folk and prog rock with mystic lyrics. In his first album he was accompanied by Tasavallan Presidentti and in his second album by some front-line Finnish jazz musicians. He was planning to release a third album that would be based on The Lord of the Rings, but he died in April 1975 because of cancer and never recorded it.
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Pekka Streng Discography

Albums

Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti - Magneettimiehen Kuolema (Album) Love Records (4) Finland 1970 Sell This Version
Pekka Streng Kesämaa (Album) Love Records (4) Finland 1972 Sell This Version
50999 694030 2 6 Pekka Streng & Olympia-orkesteri Pekka Streng & Olympia-orkesteri - Unen Maa(CD, Album) Capitol Records 50999 694030 2 6 Finland 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JAZZPUU-1 Pekka Streng Puutarhassa / In The Garden(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-1 Finland 2001 Sell This Version

Compilations

Pekka Streng Magneettimiehen Kuolema / Kesämaa (Comp) Love Records (4) Finland 1990 Sell This Version

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yskosmies

yskosmies

January 27, 2002
This is a true Finnish classic! First time released on Streng's second LP "Kesämaa" ("Summerland") in 1972, it has become a cult classic. I always thought this song was otherwise perfect, but just too short. So this new release is very welcome as it includes an extended edit of the song. As the name "Puutarhassa" ("In The Garden") suggests, the lyrics are about plants and trees and flowers. The best part must be when Pekka sings (in Finnish): "Annabella dances in the garden where she goes around watering the sprouts / Roope-The-Hat tells them stories because flowers are good listeners" (Annabella tanssii puutarhassa missä kiertää taimia kastelemassa /Roope-Hattu kertoo niille tarinoita, sillä kukat ovat hyviä kuuntelijoita")

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