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SPACE KELLY – “3 Ecken 1 Elfer!” (CD)
Cat.No.: El Muto 008
Territories: World, except Japan!
Release Date: 25. August 2003
Short info:

SPACE KELLY - 3 Ecken 1 ElferSPACE KELLY is a pop activist in the best sense of the word.. „3 Ecken 1 Elfer!“ (in English: „3 Corners 1 Penalty!“), is his third album and has already been released in Japan on Syft Records. The first single from this album “Schluss, Aus und Vorbei!” went straight to No. 1 in the Japanese HMV single charts! This is bizarre as well as remarkable and for independent act absolutely unique. Because SPACE KELLY sings in German und proves: pop is a universal language!
Raised in Hamburg and living Berlin, Space Kelly started his carreer in 1996 with a couple of legendary single releases and a by now sold out album “Das Leben Ist Kein Heimspiel” (“Life Is No Homegame” on Freistil/EFA). After the following 7” pink vinyl only release “Ich moechte die weiblichen Fans von Take That!” (“I Want The Female Fans of Take That”), Apricot took the chance to put out his second longplyer “Erster Alles!” (Apricot/EFA) followed by several German tours and a sold out Japan tour in summer 2002.

Meanwhile SPACE KELLY has gained respect from pop fans from Asia to America. Radio stations in Norway, Spain, Hongkong or Japan are having his songs on rotation. Japan´s First National TV Station (NHK) has shown a special and a portrait of SPACE KELLY. Plus Berlin´s No.1 ice hockey team EHC Berliner Eisbaeren asked him to record their official station anthem - which he did and released as a limited edition, already sold-out single.
Now SPACE KELLY is back with „3 Ecken 1 Elfer“ – partly recorded in Berlin at the legendary Audio Studios (home of Nena and many others) together with Pattino (No Angels, Nick Cave a.o.) and partly in Scotland. Three songs on the album were recorded together with David Scott from the Pearlfishers, Norman Blake and Francis Macdonald from Teenage Fanclub .
The songs on this longplayer, with their world-embracing melodies and rythms respectfully nod towards the tradition of harmony-carried American sixties pop. Here is a method to the madness.

And that´s what pop is all about, isn´t it?

The German press about Space Kelly (a very small selection):
„Space Kelly, the Prince Charming of German pop music." (tv total)
„…first class love songs.“ (allegra)
„stunning songs by a Berlin-based songwriter (…) making you so cheerful and melancholic, that you need have no fears to throw the rest of the German pop league into the garbage can. (westzeit)

„Space Kelly – the Robbie Williams of the fan block.“ (mc donald’s kino news/downtown)
„A grand child of the Beach Boys (...) from the first second on he has us on his hook…“ (frankfurter rundschau)
„…a one with a star.“ (wom journal)

1. Der Fernseher bleibt heut´ aus! 2. Du bist jetzt Pornostar 3. Schluss, Aus und Vorbei! 4. Es ist nicht das Ende der Welt 5. Bleib´ zu Hause! 6. Kleine Taschenlampe brenn´ 7. Schnee 8. Sie sagte: Komm´ lass uns Liebe machen! 9. Es ist OK + bonus track 10. Der HSV ist wieder da! (Bossa Nova Version)