In 1971, Norwegian singer Anita Hegerland and German artist Roy Black stormed the charts with the song “Schön Ist Es Auf Der Welt Zu Sein”. The joyous tune, and especially its catchy refrain, took the heart of listeners by storm and became an instant classic.
Now, after 40 years since its original release, Anita joins forces with Chris Boltendahl of the legendary German rock band GRAVE DIGGER to present a brand-new version of this classic tune.
Hegerland explains, “Roy was a true rocker in his heart, and I wanted to do this version as a tribute to him! He would have loved it!” She adds, “He loved old American and English rock heroes like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison (hence the name Roy Black), QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN, etc.”
The new version is now available digitally via Amazon and iTunes.
Anita and Chris Boltendahl succeed in staying respectful to the original, while infusing the song with a new-found energy. This harkens back to Roy‘s attitude of always “renewing yourself.” Young and old should make sure to risk an ear and listen to this rockin’ and rollin’ tribute to Roy Black.