The brainchild of former Beagle frontman Magnus Börjeson, Favorita fell foul of record company politics on the eve of this album’s 1997 release and it never saw the light of day, the band split up, the album was forgotten. With the success of Metro Jets’ singles and album and the ongoing interest in those two classic Beagle albums, Popsicle Recordings didn’t want Favorita to pass into obscurity. Sure, the album has circulated as a bootleg among discerning music lovers for years, but an album this great certainly deserves a better shot at reaching a wider audience. So the master tapes was dusted off and eight bonus cuts was added. The label also unearthed photos from the two promo shoots the band did, forced Magnus to remember all the songs’ lyrics, and coaxed some inspired sleeve notes from noted Swedish journalist and blogger (and former Beagle drummer) Anders Mildner. The result is the definitive Favorita experience. Everything you could want to know about this exceptional but criminally short-lived band, there on one disc.