I have often wondered why I cant find any good discography
for swedish cult synthpop artist Fake on the net. I have
stopped looking for it and decided to make one good myself.
Thanks to Ronny Larsson for scans of Dreamgirl and the third Donna rouge cover!!!!!
Thanks to Mats Wiklander for Cover of Donna rouge remix 12" 1987.
Thanks to Erik Strömblad, Johan Hellgren and Krister Petersson for additional info!!
Decided to add three more cover variations, two for Donna rouge and one for Brick
just for fun. Some of them are probably bootleg covers.
Here it is now:
7" AND 12"
7" Dreamgirl/Warlord (1981) Lacerate music
First extremely rare single produced by the band themselves.
Pressed in about 400-500 copies.
This is more of a rock tune because they had not really
started using synthezisers then.
7" Donna rouge/Rum 576 SOS recording
Their first release on a record company. They did however
participate on a swedish compilation with the english version of
Donna rouge called "Warm ice" before this release.
12" Donna rouge(Extended vocal version/Donna
rouge(Instrumental rock version) Il discotto/D.I.D records
12" Donna rouge(Extended)/Donna rouge(Instrumental) Ariola/D.I.D
12" Donna rouge(Disco version)/Donna rouge(Rock version) (1983)
Il discotto/D.I.D records
The single is in swedish and the 12" in english. There are at
least two more different covers for Donna rouge available (just added as forth
and fifth picture)
7" Right/Warm ice (1984) SOS recording
12" Right(Remix)/New art (1984) ZYX records
Warm ice is Donna rouge in english in a much synthier
version than on the Donna rouge 12".
7" Memories of pan/Frogs in Spain (1984) SOS recording
12" Frogs in Spain(Disco mix)/Memories of pan(Disco mix)
(1984) D.I.D records
12" Frogs in Spain/Memories of Pan (1984) ZYX records
12" Frogs in Spain(New remix)/Memories of Pan (1984) ZYX
Even though Memories of Pan is called disco mix on the first 12"
it is the same version on all 12" and 7".
They reversed the 12" because they thought Frogs in Spain was more suited for a
12" mix than Memories of Pan.
7" Brick/Another brick (1985) Mega records
12" Brick(Extended)6.03/Another brick(Extended)6.51(1985)
12" Brick(Extended)5.58/Another brick(Extended)7.55 ZYX
12" Brick(Disco mix)5.40/Another brick(Extended)6.00
/Brick(Short version)3.36 Il discotto productions
The time indications are wrong on some of Brick 12".
Even though they are different on the twelwes its the same mix.
The third cover seems to have been used in many different
countries both on 7" and 12".
Another brick is an instrumental version of Brick, with some
singing. The Scheinquartet played the classical instruments on
There is at least one more cover for Brick available.
They made a musicvideo for this one.
7" Arabian toys/Rain over the nile (1987) Public sound
This is a french pressing for this one.
12" Arabian toys(Extended)/Rain over the nile(Extended) ZYX
The 12" cover is available in another colourcombination(the third) probably
released in other countries than Germany and France.
This single was released by the french record company against the
bands own will after Fake had split.
12" Donna rouge remix 5:35/Donna rouge(instrumental) 4:05 (1987) Academy records
This is probably a bootleg record. It seems to be a lot of bootlegs made of Fake
records especially in Italy.
LP New art (1984) D.I.D records (First edition)
1. Frogs in Spain
2. Warm ice
3. In love
6. Alone with the moonlight
7. Empty garden
8. Memories of pan
9. New art
10. Donna rouge
This one has a different artwork from second edition. The frontside is the same
LP New art (1984) SOS recording (Second edition)
1. Alone with the moonlight
2. Empty garden
3. Memories of Pan
4. Rain over the Nile
5. New art
6. Arabian toys
7. Frogs in Spain
8. In love
10. Warm ice
This is the number 1 swedish cultalbum in the synthpop
genre. Enormously good!! When I told Erik Strömblad about the
cultstatus of this record he was very glad and surprised.
7" Ulrica Örn: Cant get enough of your love/Fly away (1983)
Fake singer solo. Written and produced by Sandelin and Ekman of
wellknown swedish band Style.
7" Walk on water: Whats the noise/When the serpent rules (1989) Record station
This single actually won a grammy for best video in Sweden.
LP and CD Walk on water: Walk on water (1990) Record station/Alarma world music
1. To walk on water
2. What´s the noise
3. Call my name
5. Yeah yeah yeah
6. North sea town
9. When the serpent rules
10. There is a morning
11. Bird song (Not on the swedish pressing)
Erik Strömblads new band after Fake. Together with among others singer
Thoth and bass player Magnus Wahl from Swedish band +1. Read more about them here:
7" Walk on water: Time/Prayer (1990) Record station
CD Walk on water: Så länge jag lever (1994) SM music
2. Mitt kors
3. Så länge jag lever
4. Det kommer en vår
5. Kom nu
7. Det finns så mycket mer
8. Vägen, sanningen och livet
9. Makt och härlighet
Before this cd they re-created the group with three of the original members and
four new ones. Before this record was made Magnus Wahl left the band.
This was a lowbudget production recorded in the studio of the church Erik and
Thoth had joined.
7¨ Pillow parade: All the love/All the love (Instrumental) (1991) Power records
Tony Wilhelmssons soloband after he left Fake.