Bass Generation

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Bass Generation
BASS GENERATION 400.JPG
Studio album by Basshunter
Released28 September 2009
Recorded2009
GenreEurodance
Length46:13
LabelHard2Beat, Warner Sweden
Ultra (United States)
ProducerBasshunter
Basshunter chronology
Now You're Gone – The Album
(2008)
Bass Generation
(2009)
The Early Bedroom Sessions
(2012)
Singles from Bass Generation
  1. "Every Morning"
    Released: 21 September 2009
  2. "I Promised Myself"
    Released: 30 November 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Bass Generation is the third studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Basshunter. It was first released on 28 September 2009, a week after the album's lead single "Every Morning". The album reached No. 2 in New Zealand and No. 7 in South Africa.

Background[edit]

In early 2009, Basshunter started the process of recording the album. A comment was posted on his official website in April that he was "back in the studio to do some work on the new album."[2] On July 1, 2009, it was announced that Basshunter would be releasing a brand new single titled "Every Morning" on 21 September with the new album, "Bass Generation", being released one week later on 28 September.[3] On 1 September 2009, the official album artwork and track listing was posted on Hard2Beat.com.[4] On 15 September, it was revealed on Basshunter's official Bebo profile that the album would also be released as a two-disc set.[5]

Release[edit]

In early September 2009, before the album was released the song "Numbers" was released to the public as a free download via Basshunter's official Bebo profile. The album release date was eventually moved up a week for unknown reasons to September 28, 2009, along with the single "Every Morning", which was released on September 21, 2009.[6]

Promotion[edit]

In order to promote the album, the Basshunter Album Artwork Competition was set up on August 10, 2009 in which fans could design and upload their own cover art for the "Bass Generation" album to Basshunters Bebo profile. The winners artwork would be signed, framed and presented to them by Basshunter at the Bass Generation tour.[7] The winning entry was revealed on 11 September 2009.[citation needed]

Bass Generation Tour[edit]

Basshunter also set out on the Bass Generation Tour in October 2009 in support of the album. The 10 date UK tour was announced on July 1, 2009.[3] Tickets went on sale 3 July 2009.[citation needed]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Venue
United Kingdom
Oct 14, 2009 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
Oct 15, 2009 Manchester Manchester Apollo
Oct 16, 2009 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct 17, 2009 Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield
Oct 19, 2009 Edinburgh Edinburgh Picture House
Oct 20, 2009 Aberdeen The Music Hall
Oct 21, 2009 Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow
Oct 22, 2009 Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle
Oct 24, 2009 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct 25, 2009 Norwich University of East Anglia
Ireland
Dec 26, 2009 Castlebar Royal Theatre & Event Centre
Dec 27, 2009 Dublin The Academy

Singles[edit]

  • "Every Morning", was the first single released from the album. It was released on September 21, 2009. The song was first performed at the UK Dance Nation Tour in April, 2009. The first radio play of the track was on the BBC Radio 1 Switch program on July 19, 2009.[8] The song is about a former girlfriend of Basshunter's.[9] It has so far reached the top 20 in the UK and New Zealand. Its accompanying music video was filmed on location in Majorca. It premiered on August 12, 2009.[citation needed]
  • Before the album release, "Numbers" was confirmed to be the second single. But in November it was changed. "I Promised Myself", is the second single released from the album. The single was released on November 30, the music video has already been released.[citation needed]
  • According to a commercial from Hard2Beat, "Why" was set to be the third single. In April 2010 "Day & Night" was added to radio stations across the UK. In May 2010 it was announced that there will not be a third single from Bass Generation and a new song, which was named "Saturday" was released in July.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Bass Generation
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Every Morning"
Altberg3:18
2."I Promised Myself"Nick Kamen
  • Altberg
  • Simons
2:37
3."Why"AltbergAltberg3:11
4."I Will Learn to Love Again" (featuring Stunt)Diane Warren
  • Altberg
  • Simons
3:06
5."Don't Walk Away"Altberg
  • Altberg
  • Simons
3:01
6."I Still Love"
  • Altberg
  • Francis Hill
Altberg3:33
7."Day & Night"
  • Altberg
  • Simons
2:55
8."I Can't Deny" (featuring Lauren)
  • Altberg
  • Simons
Altberg3:07
9."Far from Home"AltbergAltberg4:10
10."I Know U Know"AltbergAltberg2:45
11."On Our Side"
  • Altberg
  • Simons
  • Altberg
  • Simons
3:54
12."Can You"
  • Altberg
  • Simons
  • Hill
Altberg2:24
13."Plane to Spain"Altberg
  • Altberg
  • Uhlmann
3:41
14."Every Morning" (Michael Mind Edit)
  • Altberg
  • Simons
Altberg2:57
15."Numbers" (hidden track)
  • Altberg
  • Simons
Altberg3:20
Notes
  • "Numbers" is not included on digital versions.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009-10) Peak
position
Denmark Album Chart
39
European Albums 58
French Album Chart
41
Irish Albums Chart
16
New Zealand Album Chart
2
Swiss Album Chart
73
South African Albums Chart[10]
7[citation needed]
UK Albums Chart
16
US Top Heatseekers Albums[11]
34
US Dance/Electronic Albums[12]
15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date
New Zealand September 28, 2009
United Kingdom September 28, 2009
World Release October 6, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Review: Bass Generation". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  2. ^ Basshunter's Official News Section Archived September 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c HARD2BEAT - Bass Generation Archived January 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Bass Generation Album Cover Revealed Archived October 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Basshunter Official Bebo Blog Entry - Bass Generation just got BIGGER!
  6. ^ HARD2BEAT - Basshunter - The Perfect Holiday...? Archived October 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ HARD2BEAT - Basshunter Artwork Competition Archived August 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ HARD2BEAT - First Ever Play Of ‘Every Morning’! Archived September 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Every Morning Songfacts
  10. ^ "Musiek Top 20". RSG. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  11. ^ "US Top Heatseekers History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  12. ^ "US Dance/Electronic History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Basshunter – Bass Generation". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 October 2015. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Bass Generation in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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