Under the Surface

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Under the Surface
Studio album by Marit Larsen
Released March 6, 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop/Folk
Length 37:01
Label EMI
Producer Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
Marit Larsen chronology
Under The Surface
(2006)
The Chase
(2008)
Singles from Under The Surface
  1. "Don't Save Me"
    Released: February 4, 2006 (2006-02-04)
  2. "Under the Surface"
    Released: April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)
  3. "Only a Fool (Radio Release Only)"
    Released: September 18, 2006 (2006-09-18)
  4. "Solid Ground (Radio Release Only)"
    Released: January 15, 2007 (2007-01-15)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Stylus A−[2]
Aftenposten 5/6 stars[3]
Dagsavisen 5/6 stars[4]

Under the Surface is the debut album from Norwegian singer-songwriter Marit Larsen which was released on March 6, 2006. All but three of the songs on the album were written solely by Marit herself. The album went gold in Norway after selling more than 20,000 copies in less than 3 weeks. The album debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the sales chart in Norway. The album spent 52 weeks on VG Topp 40 and 62 weeks on VG Topp 30 Norsk and so far.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In Came the Light"   Marit Larsen 1:12
2. "Under the Surface"   Larsen 4:12
3. "Don't Save Me"   Larsen, Peter Zizzo 3:49
4. "Only a Fool"   Larsen 4:07
5. "Solid Ground"   Larsen 3:27
6. "This Time Tomorrow"   Larsen 3:21
7. "Recent Illusion"   Larsen 2:06
8. "The Sinking Game"   Larsen, Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim 3:53
9. "To an End"   Larsen, Egil Clausen 3:43
10. "Come Closer"   Larsen 4:08
11. "Poison Passion"   Larsen 3:01
Total length:
36:55

Chart[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums Chart 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Norwegian Singles Chart Norwegian Radio Chart
2006 "Don't Save Me" 1 1
2006 "Under The Surface" 6 1
2006 "Only A Fool" 14 3
2007 "Solid Ground" - 1

Technical credits[edit]

  • Stian Andersen - Photography
  • Erland Dahlen - Percussion, Drums
  • Silje Haugan - Violin
  • Lars Horntveth - Conductor, String Arrangements
  • Martin Horntveth - Percussion, Drums, Clapping
  • Vegard Johnsen - Violin
  • Frode Larsen - Violin
  • Marit Larsen - Producer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Arranger, Glockenspiel, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Clapping, Cover Design, Tambor, Guitar (Nylon String)
  • Odd Nordstoga - Guitar (Acoustic), Accordion
  • Kåre Vestrheim - Producer

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Sales/Shipments
Norway 2× Platinum 80,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Under the Surface at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Stylus Magazine Review". Retrieved 16 March 2006. 
  3. ^ "Afterposten Review". Retrieved March 2006. 
  4. ^ "Dagsavisen Review". Retrieved March 2006.