Disco Defenders

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Disco Defenders
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Studio album by Alcazar
Released 11 March 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Eurodance, Europop, Nu-disco
Length1:33:00
Label Love No Limit Recordings, Universal
Producer Anders Hansson, Johan Fjellstrom, Joakim Udd, Felix Persson, Marta Grauers, OZGO, Johan Rohr, Thomas Thornholm, Figge
Alcazar chronology
A Tribute to ABBA
(2005)
Disco Defenders
(2009)
Disco Defenders: Greatest Hits
(2015)
Singles from Disco Defenders
  1. "We Keep on Rockin'"
    Released: 29 April 2008
  2. "Inhibitions"
    Released: 16 June 2008
  3. "Stay the Night"
    Released: 3 March 2009
  4. "Burning"
    Released: 16 April 2009
  5. "From Brazil with Love"
    Released: 24 July 2009
  6. "Last Christmas"
    Released: 20 November 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Disco Defenders is Alcazar's third and final studio album. It was released on 11 March 2009 in Sweden, and internationally in May 2009. The album features two discs: "Now" (new Alcazar songs) and "Then" (featuring some of their older hits). The writers of the new songs include Anders Hansson, Pet Shop Boys, Danny Saucedo and Oscar Görres.

Alcazar (band) Swedish disco group

Alcazar was a Swedish nu-disco group which has established themselves as one of Sweden's most successful music groups both nationally and internationally with a string of hits since their debut single in 1999. Worldwide, Alcazar sold over 12 million records between 2001 and 2004. Alcazar have also had success around the world with their song "Crying at the Discoteque", having charted in USA, Brazil, Australia, Japan and most countries in Europe.

Anders Hansson is a Swedish singer-songwriter and music producer. He has been in the music industry for twenty years and has collaborated with artists and bands like Molly, Alcazar, Lena Philipsson, Tommy Nilsson, Agnes Carlsson, Kate Ryan and BWO. Also, he released an album which titled Love Conquers All in 1993 under his stage name Love CA.

Pet Shop Boys English synthpop duo

Pet Shop Boys are an English synth-pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Contents

The album also includes a cover of the 1980 disco hit "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.

Funkytown single

"Funkytown" is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979). It was released as the album's lead single in 1980.

Lipps Inc. band

Lipps Inc. was an American disco and funk group from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group was best known for the chart-topping 1980 worldwide hit single "Funkytown" which hit No. 1 in 28 different countries around the world and was certified as double-platinum in sales.

Track listings

Standard edition

CD 1 – Now
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Keep on Rockin'"A. Hansson3:50
2."Burning"Joakim Udd, Karl Euren, Johan Fjellstrom3:05
3."Stay the Night"A. Hansson, M. Sanden, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:00
4."From Brazil with Love"Oscar Görres, Danny Saucedo3:41
5."Inhibitions"A. Hansson, N. Chinn3:03
6."Harlem Nights"A. Hansson, S. Vaughn4:06
7."Baby"N. Tennant, C. Lowe3:54
8."Jump Straight into the Fire"A. Hansson, F. Persson, M. Grauers, Anton Malmberg Hard af Segerstad3:18
9."My My Me and Mine"A. Hansson, S. Vaughn, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:42
10."Funkytown"Steven Greenberg3:38
11."Put the Top Down"Fredrik Figge Bostrom, Jackie Kavan3:39
12."Thank You"Thomas Thornholm, Danne Attlerud, Figge Bostrom2:59
13."Stay the Night (FL Club Mix)"A. Hansson, M. Sanden, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:59
Total length:46:00
CD 2 – Then
No.TitleLength
1."This Is the World We Live In"3:33
2."Crying at the Discoteque"3:49
3."Ménage à Trois"3:47
4."Sexual Guarantee"3:33
5."Don't You Want Me"3:31
6."Start the Fire"3:15
7."Shine On"3:29
8."Not a Sinner Nor a Saint"2:59
9."Physical"3:27
10."Ritmo Del Amor"3:17
11."Alcastar"3:03
12."Love Life"3:52
13."Someday"4:03
Total length:45:44

Special edition

This version is a re-release published the 18 November 2009 and includes two new tracks, "One Two Three Four" and "Last Christmas" instead of "Jump Straight into the Fire" and "Put the Top Down". This release has also a new cover.

CD 1 – Now
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Keep on Rockin'" (extended version)A. Hansson3:40
2."Burning"Joakim Udd, Karl Euren, Johan Fjellstrom3:05
3."Stay the Night"A. Hansson, M. Sanden, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:00
4."From Brazil with Love"Oscar Görres, Danny Saucedo3:41
5."Inhibitions"A. Hansson, N. Chinn3:03
6."Harlem Nights"A. Hansson, S. Vaughn4:06
7."Baby"N. Tennant, C. Lowe3:54
8."One Two Three Four" 3:08
9."My My Me and Mine"A. Hansson, S. Vaughn, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:42
10."Funkytown"Steven Greenberg3:38
11."Thank You" 2:59
12."Last Christmas" 3:34
13."Stay the Night (FL Club Mix)"A. Hansson, M. Sanden, T. Merkel, A. Lundstedt, L. Hedlund3:59
Total length:45:45
CD 2 – Then
No.TitleLength
1."This Is the World We Live In"3:33
2."Crying at the Discoteque"3:49
3."Ménage à Trois"3:47
4."Sexual Guarantee"3:33
5."Don't You Want Me"3:31
6."Start the Fire"3:15
7."Shine On"3:29
8."Not a Sinner Nor a Saint"2:59
9."Physical"3:27
10."Ritmo Del Amor"3:17
11."Alcastar"3:03
12."Love Life"3:52
13."Someday"4:03
Total length:45:44

Release history

RegionDateLabel
Sweden (1st Edition)11 March 2009Love No Limit Recordings, Universal
Germany (1st Edition)22 May 2009 Universal
Poland (1st Edition)4 September 2009Magic Records, Universal
Sweden (Second Edition)18 November 2009 Universal

Chart performance

The album entered the Swedish Singles Chart at number 6 on 20 March 2009, giving Alcazar their second Top 10 album. The album peaked at number 4 on April 17, 2009.

ChartPeak
position
Swedish Albums Chart [2] 4

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References

  1. Teentoday.co.uk review Archived May 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Steffen Hung. "Alcazar - Disco Defenders". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13.