Laid Back

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Danish electronic music duo group from Copenhagen, formed in 1979.
As Laid Back, Copenhagen, Denmark-based duo Tim Stahl and John Guldberg are known most for a handful of stylistically disparate hits that spanned the 1980s.

The duo had met the previous decade with the Starbox Band, discovered that they worked well together, and within a short period of time landed a contract as Laid Back on Teldec subsidiary Ultraphone. Their first single, “Maybe I’m Crazy,” was released in 1980, preceding their self-titled debut album released the following year.

Two years later, they signed with the Medley label and scored a hit in their homeland and abroad with the descriptively titled “Sunshine Reggae,” released in support of their second album, Keep Smiling.
The single was unsuccessful in the U.S., but its B-side, a snapping electro-funk number titled “White Horse,” was embraced by several of the country’s club DJs.
Licensed in the States by Sire, the track topped the Billboard club chart and went on to be referenced many times, most significantly on Monifah’s 1998 hit “Touch It”.

After Play It Straight and See You in the Lobby, Stahl and Guldberg had additional success with the Ariola label, where they added to their pile of hits with “Bakerman”.
The Ariola deal produced the albums Hole in the Sky and Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry!, as well as the career-spanning retrospective Laidest Greatest.

Although Laid Back released only Unfinished Symphonies and Happy Dreamer during the next several years, the duo also worked as film music composers, and were awarded a Robert, the Danish equivalent of an Oscar, for their work on Flyvende Farmor.

In the early 2010s, they were as active as ever with self-released albums including Cosmic Vibes, Cosyland and the multi-volume Uptimistic Music.

Marking the band’s 40th anniversary, Laid Back returned with the full-length Healing Feeling in late 2019.
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6.24925 AP, 6.24925 Laid Back — Laid Back Laid Back Laid Back (Album) Ultraphone, Ultraphone 6.24925 AP, 6.24925 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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MdMC 6150 ...Keep Smiling — Laid Back Laid Back ...Keep Smiling (Album) Medley Records MdMC 6150 Denmark 1983 Sell This Version
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67263 Play It Straight — Laid Back Laid Back Play It Straight (Album) Medley Records 67263 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
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254867-4 See You In The Lobby — Laid Back Laid Back See You In The Lobby (Album) WEA 254867-4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
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260 263 Hole In The Sky — Laid Back Laid Back Hole In The Sky (Album) Ariola 260 263 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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74321 13285 4 Why Is Everybody In Such A Hurry! — Laid Back Laid Back Why Is Everybody In Such A Hurry! (Album) Ariola 74321 13285 4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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SU 9041-2 Unfinished Symphonies — Laid Back Laid Back Unfinished Symphonies(CD, Album) Sundance (2) SU 9041-2 Denmark 1999 Sell This Version
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LAID A01 Happy Dreamer — Laid Back Laid Back Happy Dreamer (Album) Edel Records LAID A01 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
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none Cosmic Vibes — Laid Back Laid Back Cosmic Vibes (Album) Brother Music none Denmark 2011 Sell This Version
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BMCD004 Cosyland — Laid Back Laid Back Cosyland (MiniAlbum) Brother Music BMCD004 Denmark 2012 Sell This Version
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BMLP 006 Uptimistic Music Vol.1 + 2 — Laid Back Laid Back Uptimistic Music Vol.1 + 2 (Album) Brother Music BMLP 006 Denmark 2013 Sell This Version
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BMV1008 Healing Feeling — Laid Back Laid Back Healing Feeling (Album) Brother Music BMV1008 Denmark 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

6.12 927, 6.12927 AC Maybe I'm Crazy — Laid Back Laid Back Maybe I'm Crazy (Single) Strand, Strand 6.12 927, 6.12927 AC Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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DGF 1211 China Girl — Laid Back Laid Back China Girl (Single) Strand, Strand DGF 1211 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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6.13 363, 6.13363 AC Night Train Boogie — Laid Back Laid Back Night Train Boogie (Single) Ultraphone, Ultraphone 6.13 363, 6.13363 AC Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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6.20093 Bolivia / Maybe I'm Crazy — Laid Back Laid Back Bolivia / Maybe I'm Crazy (Single, Maxi) Strand 6.20093 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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0030.593 Step Out Of Your Box — Laid Back Laid Back Step Out Of Your Box (Single, Maxi) Metronome 0030.593 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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MdX•214 High Society Girl / So Wie So — Laid Back Laid Back High Society Girl / So Wie So (Single, Maxi) Medley Records MdX•214 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
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MdX 211 Sunshine Reggae — Laid Back Laid Back Sunshine Reggae (Single, Maxi) Medley Records MdX 211 Denmark 1982 Sell This Version
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MdS 242 Elevator Boy / White Horse - Single Versions — Laid Back Laid Back Elevator Boy / White Horse - Single Versions (Single) Medley Records MdS 242 Denmark 1983 Sell This Version
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821 670-7 Elevatorboy — Laid Back Laid Back Elevatorboy (Single, Maxi) Metronome 821 670-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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CR 63 White Horse — Laid Back Laid Back White Horse (Single, EP, Maxi) Medley Records CR 63 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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0-20178 Sunshine Reggae / White Horse — Laid Back Laid Back Sunshine Reggae / White Horse (Maxi, EP, Single) Sire 0-20178 US 1983 Sell This Version
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DEJB 004 The Star Sisters / Fly Away — Laid Back Stars On 45 Presents The Star Sisters / Laid Back Stars On 45 Presents The Star Sisters / Laid Back - The Star Sisters / Fly Away(7", Jukebox) Delta (12), Atlas Records (6) DEJB 004 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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PRO 059 Bajo El Sol / Bajo El Sol — Laid Back Laid Back Bajo El Sol / Bajo El Sol(7", Single) Sire PRO 059 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version

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