Jens Lekman announces reimagined versions of two of his classic albums

Jens Lekman reimagined albums

Jens Lekman has announced reimagined versions of two of his classic albums. Oh, You’re So Silent Jens, from 2005, and Night Falls Over Kortedala, from 2007, are being released in newly recorded form via Secretly Canadian. The former, now titled The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom, is out now digitally, and The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom—the reimagined Kortedala—will be out May 4. The original albums were removed from streaming over legal issues concerning uncleared samples. Each album also will include “rare, previously unreleased songs, as well as other contemporaneous material such as cassette diaries,” per a press release.

Lekman discusses the new versions of the albums with Stereogum, noting, “I want it to be obvious that these are re-recordings and that you are able to dig and that you’re able to go through these portals and experience the original recordings by digging. Because they’re still available. It’s not like they’re going to disappear completely. And I think that they lead to an interesting time in music history.” Check out the tracklists below and a new video for the newly recorded version of “Maple Leaves.”

The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom Tracklist:
1. November 27, 2002
2. At The Dept. Of Forgotten Songs
3. Maple Leaves
4. Sky Phenomenon
5. Pocketful Of Money
6. Black Cab
7. Someone To Share My Life With
8. December 19, 2002
9. Rocky Dennis’ Farewell Song To The Blind Girl
10. Rocky Dennis In Heaven
11. Jens Lekman’s Farewell Song To Rocky Dennis
12. Julie (RMX)
13. April 23, 2003
14. I Saw Her In The Anti – War Demonstration
15. A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill
16. A Man Walks Into A Bar
17. Another Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill
18. F – Word
19. The Wrong Hands
20. Eureka
21. The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom
22. Black Cab (Acoustic)

The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom Tracklist:
1. And I Remember Every Kiss
2. Sipping On The Sweet Nectar
3. The Opposite Of Hallelujah
4. A Postcard To Nina
5. Into Eternity
6. I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You
7. If I Could Cry (it Would Feel Like This)
8. Your Arms Around Me
9. Shirin
10. It Was A Strange Time In My Life
11. Kanske Är Jag Kär I Dig
12. Friday Night At The Drive – In Bingo
13. Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death
14. Our Last Swim In The Ocean
15. A Little Lost
16. Radio NRJ
17. The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom
18. When I’m Swimming

Jens Lekman’s “A Postcard to Nina,” from Night Falls Over Kortedala, is featured on our list of the Top 150 Songs of the 2000s.

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