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1. * the Chamber Versions:
2. I'm a Rock
3. Battered ; Bruised
4. Bulletproof Vest
5. The End
6. A Matter of Dying
7. Bergheim
8. Understatement Love Song
9. Stray Cats
10. Dragging You Down
11. The Family You Got to Choose
12. Feather in the Cap
13. Heaven Knows Those Songs Weren't Heaven Sent
14. * Rona Diaries:
15. I'm a Rock
16. Battered ; Bruised
17. Bulletproof Vest
18. The End
19. A Matter of Dying
20. Bergheim
21. Understatement Love Song
22. Stray Cats
23. Dragging You Down
24. The Family You Got to Choose
25. Feather in the Cap
26. Heaven Knows Those Songs Weren't Heaven Sent

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Rona Diaries: The Chamber Versions / Live At The Grieg Hall, Bergen (Norway) - As COVID-19 shut down live music, Saroea started recording in their label YAP Records' studio -YAP HQ in Bergen (Norway) - with DATAROCK drummer Oyvind Solheim helping out engineering & co-producing. The 12 songs jammed in on the 28 minute long album was also mixed by Solheim & Saroea at YAP HQ, and then shipped to UK's legend Mike Marsh (Björk, Massive Attack, Oasis, DATAROCK) for mastering. The solo album Rona Diaries was inspired by everything from post-rock (like The Sea and Cake) via hard-core (like Fugazi), noise-rock (like U.S. Maple), space-rock (like Flying Saucer Attack), art-rock (like Blonde Redhead) to Morrissey's indie-classics, Sun Kil Moon's lyrical songwriting, John Martyn's etheric "Small Hours" and Scott Walker's ballads. The Release concert took place on May 28th 2021 with an internationally streamed concert in Norway's stately Grieg Hall - famous for the most iconic true Norwegian black metal recordings. Here, Saroea was backed by award-winning string quartet BIT20 Ensemble (Martin Shultz on violin, Liene Klava on viola, Agnese Rugevica on cello, Johannes Wik on harp with arrangements by Bjorn Morten Christophersen), merging his contemplative indie rock with the exquisite air of a chamber orchestra. Thus, the tracks from Rona Diaries were premiered to an unsuspecting public who were more familiar with his former band's rhythmic brand of dance music