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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The Baseballs, a trio of Berliners who perform English-language contemporary pop hits in a rock & roll style reminiscent of the '50s, took a swath of Europe by storm in 2009 with their debut album, Strike!, and its two smash hits, "Umbrella" and "Hot N Cold." The grainy black-and-white promotional videos for these respective cover versions of Rihanna and Katy Perry were part of the group's appeal. They're fun videos in which the bandmembers Sam, Digger, and Basti are dressed up like greasers and perform in a rockabilly manner that drives people wild as if they were Elvis Presley. Elsewhere on Strike!, the trio perform nine similarly styled covers ten if you count ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The Baseballs, a trio of Berliners who perform English-language contemporary pop hits in a rock & roll style reminiscent of the '50s, took a swath of Europe by storm in 2009 with their debut album, Strike!, and its two smash hits, "Umbrella" and "Hot N Cold." The grainy black-and-white promotional videos for these respective cover versions of Rihanna and Katy Perry were part of the group's appeal. They're fun videos in which the bandmembers Sam, Digger, and Basti are dressed up like greasers and perform in a rockabilly manner that drives people wild as if they were Elvis Presley. Elsewhere on Strike!, the trio perform nine similarly styled covers ten if you count the bonus track, most notably Usher's "Love in This Club," Plain White T's' "Hey There Delilah," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love," Scissor Sisters' "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," and Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love." Most of the songs are recent hits, though there are some older ones like Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud" from 1999, and Maroon 5's "This Love" from 2004 the bonus track is even older, a version of Roxette's "The Look" from 1989. There's no question that the Baseballs are a novelty act, and indeed, the novelty starts to wear thin as the album progresses. All the same, these guys are truly talented. For Europeans, they sing very well in English. There's no German accent at all to be heard. They also come up with some inventive arrangements for their vocal harmonies. Moreover, their rock & roll has plenty of kick. While it's questionable whether or not the Baseballs can make a career out of their shtick, Strike! is surely a lot of fun. It's no wonder the trio was successful in not only the German-language, world but also much of Northern Europe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 5052498242726
  • Catalog Number: 9824272
  • Sales rank: 49,709

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Umbrella (3:07)
  2. 2 Love In This Club (3:20)
  3. 3 Hey There Delilah (3:43)
  4. 4 Bleeding Love (3:52)
  5. 5 Hot N Cold (3:37)
  6. 6 I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (4:06)
  7. 7 Don't Cha (4:07)
  8. 8 Let's Get Loud (3:30)
  9. 9 Angels (3:18)
  10. 10 Crazy In Love (3:16)
  11. 11 This Love (3:33)
  12. 12 The Look (3:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 No One (3:35)
  2. 2 Chasing Cars (2:55)
  3. 3 Monday Morning (3:55)
  4. 4 Poker Face (2:23)
  5. 5 Jungle Drum (2:25)
  6. 6 A [CD-ROM Track] (20:03)
  7. 7 The Baseballs In Finland (0:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Baseballs Primary Artist
Roland Spremberg Guitar
Lars Vegas Bass, Guitar
Erik McHoll Guitar, Percussion
Jan Miserre Piano
Tomas Svensson Drums
Klaas Wendling Bass
Technical Credits
Gloria Estefan Composer
Elton John Composer
Eugene Record Composer
Guy Chambers Composer
Per Gessle Composer
Richard Harrison Composer
Roland Spremberg Arranger, Programming, Producer
Michael Madden Composer
Adam Levine Composer
Kike Santander Composer
Emiliana Torrini Composer
Shawn Carter Composer
Beyoncé Knowles Composer
Kerry Brothers Composer
Jamal Jones Composer
Michael Schwabe Mastering
Scott Hoffman Composer
Ray Anthony Composer
Gary Lightbody Composer
Tom Simpson Composer
Alicia Keys Composer
Jesse McCartney Composer
Jonny Quinn Composer
Jesse Carmichael Composer
Ryan Dusick Composer
James Valentine Composer
Tom Higgenson Composer
Paul Wilson Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Thomas Callaway Composer
Nathan Connolly Composer
Jason Sellards Composer
Katy Perry Composer
The Baseballs Arranger
Stefani Germanotta Composer
Nadir Khayat Composer
Keith Thomas Composer
Ryon Lovett Composer
Christopher A. Stewart Composer
Lamar Taylor Composer
Thaddis L. Harrell Jr. Composer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Composer
Daniel Carey Composer
Jay W. Jenkins Composer
Sven Teichmann Vocal Engineer
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