Caro Emerald 2013 600

U.S. Premiere: Caro Emerald ‘Pack Up The Louie’

Caro Emerald 2013 600

Let’s begin with full disclosure, POPDOSE loves Caro Emerald. I discovered the Dutch salsa, jazz, mambo pop supernova while driving through Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2011 and interviewed her a year later. A few months later, our very own Zack Dennis was lucky enough to see one of her TWO U.S. dates and reviewed it for you right here. How can we possibly top all that? Haven’t we done enough for you people?

You’re right. You deserve the very best. So here is the U.S. Premiere of her new song, “Pack Up The Louie.”

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Impressive huh?

OK, let’s pretend for a moment that there is no electronic medium where people around the world can share news, information, videos and song files in an instant. Let’s pretend there is no such thing as NME magazine sitting in your local indie record store. You would have NO WAY of knowing that Caro Emerald’s fantastic, pulsating, genre-pushing second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald, recently debuted at #1 on the British pop charts. There would be NO WAY you could conceivably buy the album since it is not for sale here (cough new and used Marketplace). You would have to wait until December 2013 or early 2014 when it is expected to officially drop here in the States.

I know. I know. December is SO far away. And you’re already kicking yourself for missing the two U.S. shows. Well, fear not my friends. Her new DVD, Caro Emerald:  BBC 2 Live in Concert will be out in early October. It captures the full, swinging rave up that is her roaring live show in exquisite, multi-camera high definition.

Oh, if only someone could have snuck a video camera into one of her latest gigs. I mean, it would be impossible to do, but one can dream.

Caro Emerald - The Shocking Miss Emerald

The Shocking Miss Emerald will be released in the United States in December, 2013 and is in no way available for sale in the marketplace here (cough Zoverstocks) or here.

Caro Emerald Album

In the meantime, Caro Emerald’s debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (one of POPDOSE’s Top Pop Albums of 2012) is readily available in the U.S. and is packed with hits, including “A Night Like This”, “That Man”, “Back It Up” and “The Other Woman.”

Oh yeah, there’s also a killer remix album. Featuring this:

Caro Emerald Remixes

… and then there’s a track like this:

  • rockrdude

    Amazon Germany has a lovely deluxe edition that comes with a bonus DVD. I was fortunate enough to have it within days after its release, and it is simply wonderful:

  • Keith

    What’s on the deluxe edition? I saw there was a DVD, eBay did not list a track listing or content.

  • rockrdude

    The DVD has the music video of “Tangled Up”, a “making of” featurette, and a live concert with 10 songs, two of which are not on her albums (“Two Hearts” and “Close To Me”). I’ll upload a scan of the back cover. :)

  • Mordalo

    This is something that I swear, no matter who or how many times it’s explained, I will never understand. Why are some albums released in Country A, and yet take months or even years to be released in Country B? Hell, some music is never released in Country A or Country B!

    Boggles the mind…

  • Keith

    I agree completely. Some of my favorite recent albums, an American act: The Pierces (You & I) and Swede Amanda Mair (self-titled) came out in Europe more than six months prior to a U.S. release. Fallulah and Girls Aloud’s catalogs have never come out here. Even the Jessie Ware album stiffed in the US after being a huge hit in the UK.

    CDs, I get. Difficult to press and distribute. Not offering digital downloads boggles the mind. The record companies can’t figure out the royalties per country when it should be royalties per unit no matter where the sale comes from.

    It’s hard to have sympathy for an industry that cries about piracy when they force fans with cash in their hands to turn to blogspot and bit torrent. With the advent of streaming sites, albums that don’t get simultaneous global release will be old news as they trickle out country to country. If new albums received global digital sales distribution a week or two before streaming sites get access, more people might actually buy music again. Anyone who needs to hear the stream before committing to a sale can wait and buy it in week three or four.

  • Keith

    Thanks for sharing — I will save up my Euros for the Deluxe Edition!