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Complainte pour Ste. Catherine is a 1975 song written by Canadians Philippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle.

With lyrics in Swedish by Ola Magnell as "Ingen kommer undan politiken" ("No-one escapes politics"), the song was recorded by Marie Bergman on the 1977 album Närma mej.[1] and by Marie Fredriksson in 2006on the album Min bäste vän.[2]

"Ingen kommer undan politiken"
Single by Marie Fredriksson
from the album Min bäste vän [3]
B-side None
Released July 25, 2006
Format Digital download
Recorded Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Pop
Length 3:44
Label Mary Jane/Amelia Music AB

EMI Sweden

Writer(s) Philippe Tatartcheff, Anna McGarrigle, Ola Magnell
Producer(s) Mikael Bolyos
Marie Fredriksson singles chronology


"Ingen kommer undan politiken"


"Ordet är farväl"


Alternative covers
Back artwork - Swedish CD single

The Marie Fredriksson version was also released as a digital single on 25 July 2006. It was the second single released from Marie Fredriksson's cover album Min bäste vän, in digital format only. A promotional single (0946 3707622 4) was also released. "I owned the record by Kate and Anna McGarrigle and I was blown away by the way they sang it", Marie says.[citation needed]

The Marie Fredriksson version was also released as a digital single on 25 July 2006.

Formats and track listings[edit][]

Digital download (July 25, 2006)

  1. "Ingen kommer undan politiken" - 3:44

Swedish promotional CD (0946 3707622 4; July 25, 2006)

  1. "Ingen kommer undan politiken" - 3:44


  • Vocals: Marie Fredriksson.
  • Keyboards and backing vocals: Mikael Bolyos.
  • Guitar: Jokke Pettersson.
  • Accordion: Bengan Jansson.
  • Violin: Kalle Moraeus.
  • Banjo: Edmund Benjamin.
  • Drums: Per Lindvall.
  • Bass: Sven Lindvall.
  • Backing vocals: Vincent Pontare.
  • Produced and arranged by: Mikael Bolyos.
  • Recorded by: Mikael Bolyos at Studio Vinden, and Roger Krieg at Cosmos Studio.
  • Mixed by: Roger Krieg at St:Eriksplan 1.
  • Mastered by: Thomas Eberget at Cutting Room.
  • Photo: Mattias Edwall.
  • Artwork: Kjell Andersson & Pär Wickholm.
  • Make-up: Petra Cabbe.