Frida (album)

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Studio album by Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Released 1971
Recorded September 1970 - January 1971
Genre Easy Listening, Pop
Length 36:46
Label EMI
Producer Benny Andersson
Bengt Palmers
Anni-Frid Lyngstad chronology
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Alternative cover
1972 re-release EMI:s Stjärnserie Vol. 7

Frida is the 1971 debut album by Anni-Frid Lyngstad, consisting of Lyngstad's very personal and "jazzy" cover versions of English or American songs. By the time of the album's release Lyngstad had been signed to EMI/Columbia for four years. Frida, recorded in late 1970/early 1971, produced by her then fiancé Benny Andersson and Bengt Palmers (Blue Swede, Harpo), was to be her first full-length studio album for EMI. The album received unanimously generous praise from the critics, who especially noted the precision and versatility of Frida as a vocalist. For example, Sweden's biggest morning paper "Dagens Nyheter" (Daily News) wrote: "Professional, sure and certain LP-debut...low key but self-sure personality with sprinkles of both temperament, humor and tenderness. And she sings in this way that you understand she´s got something between her ears - she sings with others words in a very intelligent way". The album was also re-released the following year as she had her first Svensktoppen number one, "Min Egen Stad", adding this song as track 1 side B. This version of the album was later given a third release, then as a compilation under the name EMI:s Stjärnserie Vol. 7 (EMI Star Series). This album is included in the EMI compilation Frida 1967-1972.

A cover version of The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" from the Frida sessions remains unreleased.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Tre Kvart Från Nu" (Melody in F) (Anton Rubinstein, Peter Himmelstrand) - 3:14
  2. "Jag Blir Galen När Jag Tänker På Dej" ("Goin' Out of My Head") (Teddy Randazzo, Robert Weinstein, Stikkan Anderson) - 3:27
  3. "Lycka" (Happiness)(Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson) - 2:59
  4. "Sen Dess Har Jag Inte Sett 'En" (Trad. arr. Claes Rosendahl, Lars Berghagen) - 2:10
  5. "En Ton Av Tystnad" ("The Sound of Silence") (Paul Simon, Owe Junsjö) - 3:58
  6. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen, Owe Junsjö) - 4:07

Side B

  1. "Allting Skall Bli Bra" / "Vad Gör Jag Med Min Kärlek?" ("Everything's Alright"/"I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar) (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Owe Junsjö) - 6:14
  2. "Jag Är Beredd" ("And I'll Be There") (Paul Leka, Denise Gross, Stikkan Anderson) - 2:38
  3. "En Liten Sång Om Kärlek" ("Five Pennies Saints") (Sylvia Fine, Lars Berghagen) - 2:25
  4. "Telegram Till Fullmånen" (Cornelis Vreeswijk, Georg Riedel) - 1:59
  5. "Barnen Sover" (the children sleep) (Peter Himmelstrand) - 3:35