Samedi- Doubts & Beliefs LP

Samedi were a synthpop band hailing from Sweden. I first discovered their classic track “Between Two Hearts” on the fantastic Retronics compilation, which collects several of their peers. Whereas other Swedish synthpop bands like the Mobile Homes earned some cult success in the States, Samedi wasn’t able to achieve the same success despite a similar sound. Otherwise, the band formed in 1983 as a four piece, and fluxuated between three and four members throughout the course of the 1980s.

The band’s discography consists of three 7” singles and one full length record. All of their releases were pressed via Canned Music, the band’s own label. After calling it a day in 1990, members of Samedi focused their efforts on manning a recording studio, producing, writing, and engineering several more Italo-tinged bands over the years. Check their discogs page for some of the tracks the band worked on.

Without any further ado, here’s the information for their 1989 full length, Doubts & Beliefs.

Samedi- Doubts & Beliefs LP
1. Big
2. In Our Time
3. Above Me
4. Strangers In The Night
5. Say Say Goodbye
6. Winter’s Coming To Town
7. Touch
8. Give Me All
9. Oh Mother Earth
10. I’ll Fly
11. Lay Down Your Head
12. Open Up (Long Dist Dance Mix)

*download it here*

The band do keep an official myspace page here. Upon getting in touch, the band said they are working towards remastering and re-releasing the now out-of-print Samedi material for a possible reissue. If you dig this record, show yr support and encourage the process! Naturally, this post will self destruct when that happens.

Meanwhile, still been meaning to get started on the ol’ 8 tracks account, but in the interim, take a peek at this particular audio/Youtube track to take a listen to “Between Two Hearts” (not featured on this LP, mind you).

7 Responses to “Samedi- Doubts & Beliefs LP”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i have the retronics CD too! it's cool too hear more material from those groups on that comp. thanks!

  2. Ouu, thank you so much! I totally love between two hearts!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    If you are interested in more of Samedi, you can download more here: https://public.me.com/pernorin

    Per Norin was one of the members in Samedi, from Bollnäs, Sweden, and he shares some demos & remastered songs 🙂

    Sweet!

    Thx for your nice blog!!!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    If you are interested in more of Samedi, you can download more here: https://public.me.com/pernorin

    Per Norin was one of the members in Samedi, from Bollnäs, Sweden, and he shares some demo-, live- & remastered songs 🙂

    Sweet!

    Thx for your nice blog!!!!

    stahlnetz (at) hotmail.com, or gmail.com is my mail-address if anyone's interested.

  5. […] on the Retronics compilation, chock full of similar gems. I also posted their 1989 full length almost two years ago. However, the b-side to this 7” has remained unheard until now, and is a nice, short and […]

  6. Excelent and hard to find songs, a flashback from the 80s >>>
    really sounds like early Depeche Mode, nice!

  7. Demos anyone?

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