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Oct 14, 2015

Ulf Ekberg of Ace Of Base fame discusses Britney Spears’- ‘All That She Wants’ cover

Any Britney fan that you meet, will always rave about Britney’s unreleased collection and so they should! There is a long list of songs that have been shelved, that should never have been and some snippets of songs that we would easily offer a body limb in exchange for a full version – hell even albums that have been claimed to be her best work that we will never hear – we are talking about you Original Doll. One of Brit’s tracks, ‘All That She Wants’, a remake of an ‘Ace Of Base’ classic is no exception:

Ulf Ekberg, of ‘Ace Of Base’ fame, sat down with Michael Rothman (ABC News) to discuss why this hidden gem was never completed and never made the final ‘Blackout era’ cut.

Britney Spears Recorded a Cover of ‘All That She Wants’

Martin Dodd, who worked for Danish label Mega Records, bought the band’s contract for a measly $2,000 from a smaller label while Ace of Base was still young. Ekberg doesn’t blame the person who sold the band, but jokes that he made a “small mistake.”

Dodd later left Mega Records and signed Britney Spears. He also worked with the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. When those bands failed to catch on with U.S. consumers, Dodd decided to bring these bands overseas, where Ace of Base had made its mark.

“That’s how all these American bands started coming here,” Ekberg said.

Around 2007 Britney Spears recorded an “All That She Wants” cover because of the Dodd connection.

“They wanted to release it, but that was a difficult time for her,” Ekberg said, alluding to her rough year. “It was only in Denmark, never finished and didn’t end up on her album. It was cool though. She took the choruses, took away the verses and wrote new ones about her mom. It was very strong.”

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