Flowers (Ace of Base album)

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Flowers
Studio album by Ace of Base
Released June 15, 1998 (Europe)
August 10, 1998 (UK)
September 1, 1998 (US)
Recorded September 1997 - Early 1998
Genre Pop
Length 56:20 (UK)
Label Mega
Producer
Ace of Base chronology
The Bridge
(1995)
Flowers
(1998)
Cruel Summer
(1998)
Singles from Flowers
  1. "Life Is a Flower"
    Released: April 6, 1998
  2. "Cruel Summer"
    Released: July 8, 1998
  3. "Travel To Romantis"
    Released: November 16, 1998
  4. "Always Have Always Will"
    Released: December 7, 1998
  5. "Everytime It Rains"
    Released: April 1999
  6. "Cecilia"
    Released: April 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Flowers is the third album by Swedish pop music group, Ace of Base. It was released in June 1998 in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and August 10 in the United Kingdom. An American version, titled Cruel Summer, was released on September 1, later that year and contained remixes, re-recordings, and new recordings deemed appropriate for an American audience. Japan and Australia received hybrid versions of the two albums.

This is the last physical release of any Ace of Base album to date in Australia, however their back catalogue has since been made available on iTunes.

Background[edit]

Flowers album spawned the massively successful single, "Life Is a Flower", the most heavily played radio single of 1998, and Top 10 hits "Cruel Summer" and "Always Have, Always Will". The corresponding U.S. album sold poorly, and was the last original Ace of Base album released there. Flowers is estimated to have sold more than four million copies worldwide.

Flowers album received gold certifications in Sweden and Denmark, and was certified platinum in Switzerland. The album was a top ten hit in Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Sweden and Switzerland. Singles from the album were also highly successful, earning the band top ten positions in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and has sold 4 millions of copies since then.

Track listing[edit]

Flowers – Standard version
No. Title Lyrics Music Producer(s) Length
1. "Life Is a Flower"   Jonas "Joker" Berggren Joker
  • Tommy Ekman
  • Per Adebratt
  • Joker
3:47
2. "Always Have, Always Will"   Mike Chapman Joker Ole Evenrude 3:46
3. "Cruel Summer"  
  • Dallin
  • Woodward
  • Jolley
  • Swain
Cutfather & Joe 3:35
4. "Travel to Romantis"   Joker Joker
  • Joker
  • Johnny Jam & Delgado
4:10
5. "Adventures in Paradise"  
  • Joker
  • Belmaati
  • Hansen
Cutfather & Joe 3:32
6. "Dr. Sun"   Joker Joker
3:35
7. "Cecilia"   Joker Joker
  • Ekman
  • Adebratt
  • Joker
3:55
8. "He Decides"   Jenny Berggren J. Berggren
  • Carr
  • Peo Hägström
3:09
9. "I Pray"  
  • Buddha
  • Ballard
3:16
10. "Tokyo Girl"  
Joker
  • Johnny Jam & Delgado
  • Carr[b]
  • Amatiello[b]
  • Joker[b]
3:36
11. "Don't Go Away"  
  • Buddha
  • Ballard
  • Buddha
  • Ballard
  • Fisher
  • Buddha
  • StoneStream[a]
3:41
12. "Captain Nemo"   Joker Joker
  • Carr
  • Amatiello
  • Joker
4:02
13. "Donnie"   Joker Joker
  • Carr
  • Amatiello
  • Joker
4:39
14. "Cruel Summer" (big bonus mix)
  • Dallin
  • Woodward
  • Jolley
  • Swain
  • Dallin
  • Woodward
  • Jolley
  • Swain
4:07
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[a] signifies pre-production

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart 15
Danish Albums Chart 6
Dutch Albums Chart 50
Finnish Albums Chart 2
French Albums Chart 16
German Albums Chart 3
Greece Albums Chart 1
Hungarian Albums Chart[3] 7
Mexican Albums Chart 8
Norwegian Albums Chart 12
Spanish Albums Chart 38
Swiss Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 15

Platinum, Gold & Silver Awards[edit]

  • Denmark: gold (20,000+ units sold)
  • Sweden: gold
  • Switzerland: platinum (40,000+ units sold)
  • United Kingdom: silver (60,000+ units sold)

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