Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) is a popular Danish ballad band that performs songs in English. It was formed in 1988 and has sold over 9 million records, mainly in Asia. It has produced six studio albums as well as live and "greatest hits" albums.
In 1987, the singer-keyboardist Jascha Richter and drummer Kåre Wanscher were high school students in Aarhus, Denmark, when they saw guitarist Mikkel Lentz with his group the Rocking Studs and asked him to form a band. A year later Søren Madsen joined, playing bass.
The group debuted in Aarhus in May 1988 and later entered the city's annual talent show. The band won and hurriedly had to come up with a name. In an interview Richter admitted that it was named after Michael Jackson: "Yeah, it was like Johnny Hates Jazz and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Sure, I've regretted calling ourselves this many times since, but we were successful so quickly we had to stick with it and over time I got used to it." (Taipei Times, 06 07 2007)
Track listing: The Ghost of YouThe ActorSleeping ChildComplicated Heart25 MinutesOut of the BlueThat's Why (You Go Away)Love Will Never LieHow Many HoursI'm Gonna Be AroundNothing to LosePaint My LoveStrange Foreign BeautyYou Took My Heart AwayBlue NightMore Than a FriendI Wanna DanceForever And A DayBreaking My Heart
Track listing: Strange Foreign BeautySomedaySleeping ChildComplicated HeartSomething You Should KnowThat's Why (You Go Away)The ActorWild WomenBreaking My HeartI'm Gonna Be AroundI'm Gonna Come BackRomantic BalconyOut of the BlueSleeping Child [Special Remix]