The Change (album)

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The Change
Studio album by Marie Fredriksson
Released Sweden 10 October 2004 (2004-10-10)
South Africa 19 November 2004 (2004-11-19)
Brazil 20 December 2004 (2004-12-20)
Taiwan 23 December 2004 (2004-12-23)
Japan 13 January 2005 (2005-01-13)
Recorded 2002 (2002)–2004 (2004)
Genre Pop
Length 49:33
Language English
Label Mary Jane/Amelia Music AB
EMI Sweden
Producer Mikael Bolyos
Marie Fredriksson chronology
Äntligen
(2000)
The Change
(2004)
Min bäste vän
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Aftonbladet 4/5 stars[1]
Expressen 1/5 stars[2]
Halland Posten 4/5 stars[3]
NA 3/5 stars[4]
Helsingborgs Dagblad 4/5 stars[5]

The Change is the sixth album by Swedish pop singer and songwriter Marie Fredriksson, and her solo debut in English. Written and recorded during two years of medication and darkness after the removal of a brain tumour in September 2002. Features the singles "2nd Chance", "All About You" and "A Table In The Sun", as well as other songs full of vital power and confidence that came to life after Marie transformed sorrow and pain into lyrics and music together with her husband Mikael Bolyos.

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

Artwork[edit]

The artwork of the album were actually sketches that were drawn by Marrie Fredriksson herself in 2002 when she had cancer and a brain tumour at that time. She was drawing and sketching at a table in her backyard on a Friday afternoon.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marie Fredriksson, except where noted.

  1. "The Change" - 4:08
  2. "2nd Chance" - 3:24
  3. "All You've Gotta Do Is Feel" (Mikael Bolyos) - 4:05
  4. "April Snow" - 4:37
  5. "Love 2 Live" (Mikael Bolyos, Gary T'to) - 2:55
  6. "Mother" (Mikael Bolyos) - 5:11
  7. "Many Times" (Mikael Bolyos) - 3:56
  8. "All About You" (Mikael Bolyos) - 3:32
  9. "The Good Life" ('La belle vie') (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon - Jean Brousolle) - 3:59
  10. "The Bad Moon" - 4:56
  11. "A Table in the Sun" - 4:08
  12. "The Change - Orchestra" - 4:39

B-sides[edit]

  • "April Snow" (Alternative version) (Marie Fredriksson) - 4:34
    B-side to "All About You"

Formats and release-dates[edit]

  • Swedish CD

(7243 8631812 1; 10 October 2004)

(7243 8636752 5; 27 October 2004)

  • South African CD

(CDEMCJ (WFL) 6183; 19 November 2004)

  • Brazilian CD

(7243 8631812 1; 20 December 2004)

  • Taiwanese CD

(0 7243 8631812 1; 23 December 2004)

  • Japanese CD

(TOCP 66352; 13 January 2005)

Marie's comments on the album[edit]

"Making The Change feels like a victory to me. An incredible cool and fantastic feeling that's hard to describe in words. I had thoughts and plans of a solo album in English for a long while. Suddenly it felt necessary to do this. I wanted to share emotions and experiences from our worst time. There were moments where I thought I didn't have the strength to finish the work, but I got it, little by little."

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Mikael Bolyos.
  • CD-mastering by Claes Persson at CRP Recording.
  • Drawings by Marie Fredriksson.
  • Design by Kjell Andersson and Pär Wickholm.

Singles[edit]

# Title Date
1. "2nd Chance" 10 October 2004
2. "All About You" 1 December 2004
3. "A Table In The Sun" 18 May 2005

References[edit]