Da Capo (Ace of Base album)

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Da Capo
Studio album by Ace of Base
Released September 30, 2002
Genre Pop
Length 41:55
Label Edel-Mega
Universal Music
Toshiba EMI
Producer Jonas Berggren, Nice, Sommerdahl, Von Der Burg
Ace of Base chronology
Greatest Hits
Da Capo
The Collection/All That She Wants
Alternative cover
Japanese cover
Singles from Da Capo
  1. "Beautiful Morning"
    Released: September 9, 2002
  2. "The Juvenile"
    Released: December 9, 2002
  3. "Unspeakable"
    Released: December 24, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
laut.de 1/5 stars[2]

Da Capo is the fourth studio album released by Swedish pop group Ace of Base. It was released in 2002 in Europe (on Edel-Mega/Universal) and Japan (on Toshiba EMI with a different cover and additional tracks).

The album is named for the musical term da capo, meaning "back to the beginning." It was intended to be a return to the band's initial sound.


The album was initially slated for a summer 2000 release, but problems with Ace of Base's record labels caused it to be delayed for another year. The band's record label demanded that many of the album's songs be reworked with additional producers. Ultimately, Da Capo came out at the end of September 2002, and resulted in very low album sales in many European territories.

The minimal promotion was handled by two out of the four band members, Jenny Berggren and Ulf Ekberg. Jonas Berggren wanted to stay at home with his two children and Malin Berggren only attended one performance in Germany in 2002. During promotion Jenny and Ulf visited Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Austria.

In an interview, Ulf said that the group would release the album in the United States, with the songs being more acoustic. However, it never came out in America or Australia, although it has recently become available on iTunes. Polydor Records gave it a "soft release" in the UK on October 21, 2002 with no promotion nor any radio singles as Polydor believed that the band were no longer relevant to the British music scene. The album was released with Copy Control protection in some regions.

The title track was later featured on Dance Dance Revolution Supernova in 2006. As of 2014, Da Capo has sold over 700,000 copies, far fewer than Ace of Base's earlier releases.

This is the last studio album with the original lineup to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Unspeakable"   Adam Anders, Jonas Berggren, Magnus Lindsten, Nicklas von der Burg Jonas von der Burg, Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas Berggren 3:14
2. "Beautiful Morning"   Jonas Berggren, Jenny Berggren, Linn Berggren Pontus Söderqvist 2:59
3. "Remember the Words"   Jonas Berggren, Jonas von der Burg, Harry Sommerdahl, Anoo Bhagavan Jonas von der Burg, Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas Berggren 3:43
4. "Da Capo"   Jonas Berggren Thorsten Brötzmann and Jeo 3:10
5. "World Down Under"   Jonas Berggren, Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas von der Burg Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas von der Burg 3:32
6. "Ordinary Day"   Jonas Berggren Pontus Söderqvist 3:24
7. "Wonderful Life"   Black Thorsten Brötzmann and Jeo 4:15
8. "Show Me Love"   Jonas Berggren   3:42
9. "What's the Name of the Game"   Jonas Berggren, Jenny Berggren, Linn Berggren, Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas von der Burg Jonas von der Burg, Harry Sommerdahl, Jonas Berggren 3:02
10. "Change with the Light"   Jonas Berggren, Jenny Berggren, Linn Berggren, Ulf Ekberg Pontus Söderqvist, Nick Nice, Ulf Ekberg 3:35
11. "Hey Darling"   Jonas Berggren Pontus Söderqvist, Nick Nice 3:16
12. "The Juvenile"   Jonas Berggren Pontus Söderqvist, Martin Hedström 3:45
Total length:


  • Jonas "Joker" Berggren – Arranger, Producer
  • Britta Bergström – Vocals (background)
  • Anoo Bhagavan – Vocals (background)
  • Tom Bohne – A&R
  • Mathias Bothor – Photography
  • Axel Breitung – Guitar, Remixing, Vocal Engineer
  • Thorsten Brötzmann – Keyboards
  • Jakob Deichmann – A&R
  • Tim Dobrovolny – A&R
  • Thomas Eberger – Mastering
  • Björn Engelmann – Mastering Cutting Room Studios
  • Fiete Felsch – Sax (Soprano)
  • Par Lonn – Cello
  • Nick Nice – Programming, Multi Instruments, Producer, Mixing
  • Kay Nickold – Production Assistant
  • Jeanette Olsson – Vocals (background)
  • Assi Roar – Bass
  • Pontus Söderqvist – Programming, Multi Instruments, Producer, Mixing
  • Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl – Arranger, Vocals (background), Producer, Vocal Producer
  • Jonas Von Der Burg – Arranger, Producer, Vocal Producer


Chart Peak
Austrian Albums Chart 61
Estonian Albums Chart 36
German Albums Chart 48
Japanese Albums Chart 40
Japanese International Artists Albums Chart 10
Norwegian Albums Chart 40
Swiss Albums Chart 23
Swedish Albums Chart 25


  • Germany: 40,000 units sold
  • Japan: 35,000 units sold
  • Sweden: 15,000 units sold


Da Capo
Video by Ace Of Base
Released October 21, 2002
Genre Pop
Length 91 minutes
Label Polydor

The DVD contains all official Ace of Base videos released up to that point except "Travel to Romantis" and the acoustic U.S. version of "Lucky Love". It also includes the standard edition Da Capo album in 5.1 Surround Sound, a photo gallery, discography, and biographies in English and German.

Track listing[edit]

DVD track listing
No. Title Length
1. "C'est La Vie (Always 21)"    
2. "The Sign"    
3. "Beautiful Life"    
4. "Always Have, Always Will"    
5. "All That She Wants"    
6. "Living in Danger"    
7. "Don't Turn Around"    
8. "Cruel Summer"    
9. "Happy Nation"    
10. "Lucky Love"    
11. "Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry"    
12. "Life Is a Flower"    
13. "Wheel of Fortune"    
14. "Beautiful Morning"    
Total length: