New Arrival

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New Arrival
Studio album by A-Teens
Released January 28, 2003
Recorded 2001-2002 in Sweden
Genre Pop, Europop
Length 46:10
Label Stockholm Records
Producer Grizzly, Tysper, Marcus Black, Habolin, Jansson, Anders Hansson, Chris Nelson, Tobias Lindell, Peter Björklund, Jones, J. Boogie, Mark Hammond, Jan Kask, Peter Mansson
A-Teens chronology
Pop 'til You Drop!
(2002)
New Arrival
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
laut.de 1/5 stars link (German)

New Arrival is the fourth length studio album by the A-Teens, released in 2003. The album consists of six songs previously released on Pop 'til You Drop!, with Let Your Heart Do All the Talking having a new altered version with a slightly different ending on this album, along with six new previously unreleased songs. In return in some special editions, it includes the bonus tracks Can't Help Falling in Love, also previously from Pop 'til You Drop! and the Disney's movie Lilo & Stitch soundtrack, the ballad version of Heartbreak Lullaby or in Japanese territories the Pop 'til You Drop! song "Hi and Goodbye". New Arrival was presented with new artwork, new tracks and some of the tracks included on Pop 'til You Drop! were remixed to add an Europop feeling to it. Marie said, "We wanted to present a totally new album for the European market, because some of our hard core fans already imported Pop 'til You Drop!, so we wanted to give them something new."

The album title is a reference and dedication to ABBA's 1976 fourth studio album Arrival, leaving it the only thing affiliated to ABBA (next to the Murray Head cover of One Night in Bangkok, composed by former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus along with Tim Rice respectively).

Other covers featured on the album include Shirley & Company's Shame, Shame, Shame and The Box Tops' The Letter.

Once again, the A-Teens were involved on the writing of this album including new tracks written by them, and they also participated on the artwork and design. The first single Floorfiller was released in October 2002 in Europe, but it wasn't until January 28, 2003 when the album was released in Sweden reaching number-four on the Album Charts, with their visit to Mexico in the Spring of that year. The album was released in some Latin American countries on March 17, 2003 reaching number-seven on the International Albums Chart after a few weeks inside the Top 10. The album was released in the summer of 2003 in Germany with minimal success.

Editions[edit]

International[edit]

  1. Floorfiller – 3:13
  2. Have a Little Faith in Me – 3:01
  3. Shame Shame Shame – 2:52
  4. Let Your Heart Do All the Talking – 3:24
  5. A Perfect Match – 3:00
  6. The Letter – 2:55
  7. Cross My Heart – 3:35
  8. In the Blink of an Eye – 3:30
  9. School's Out (featuring Alice Cooper) – 3:02
  10. Closer to Perfection – 3:10
  11. Shangri La – 3:14
  12. One Night in Bangkok (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice) – 3:31
  13. Can't Help Falling in Love (International bonus track) – 3:05
  14. Heartbreak Lullaby (Ballad Version) (International bonus track) – 4:08

Japan[edit]

  • 14 tracks as standard edition plus the bonus track "Hi and Goodbye" (4:13).

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart #4
Mexican Albums Chart #15
Mexican International Albums Chart #7
Swiss Albums Chart #91
German Albums Chart #95