Changing of the Seasons

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Changing of the Seasons
Changing of the Seasons.jpg
Studio album by Ane Brun
Released 12 March 2008 (Scandinavia)
14 October 2008 (US)
2 February 2009 (UK)
Recorded September–October 2007
Genre Contemporary folk
Label DetErMine Records (Europe)
Cheap Lullaby (US)
Producer Valgeir Sigurðsson
Ane Brun chronology
Live in Scandinavia
(2007)
Changing of the Seasons
(2008)
Sketches
(2008)
Singles from Changing of the Seasons
  1. "The Puzzle"
    Released: 17 January 2008
  2. "The Treehouse Song"
    Released: 4 March 2008 (Scandinavia)
    12 January 2009 (UK)
  3. "Big in Japan"
    Released: 14 September 2008 (Sweden only)
  4. "True Colors"
    Released: 22 October 2008 (UK)
    1 December 2008 (Sweden)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
World of Music 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
musicOMH 5/5 stars[4]
Paste 8/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Spin 8/10 stars[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]

Changing of the Seasons is the fourth studio album by Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun, released on 12 March 2008 in Norway and Sweden, 14 October 2008 in the US, and on 2 February 2009 in the UK. The album became her breakthrough record outside of Scandinavia when the bonus track "True Colors", a cover of the 1985 Cyndi Lauper song, was used in a television advertisement for Sky+ HD in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The other bonus track is a cover of Alphaville's 1984 hit single "Big in Japan", recorded as part of the soundtrack for the Swedish TV documentary programme Stor i Japan. The version of the album with the two bonus tracks was released in Europe on 7 December 2008 and in the UK in February 2009. The French release of the album on 12 October 2009 contained a third bonus track, a version in French of "Koop Island Blues", a song Brun originally recorded in 2006 with Swedish jazz group Koop.

The album debuted at #1 in Norway[11] and at #2 in Sweden.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ane Brun, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "The Treehouse Song" 3:22
2. "The Fall" 3:41
3. "The Puzzle" 2:55
4. "My Star" 3:02
5. "Ten Seconds" 3:19
6. "Changing of the Seasons" 4:47
7. "Lullaby for Grown-Ups" 3:42
8. "Raise My Head" 3:05
9. "Armour" 3:50
10. "Round Table Conference" 3:39
11. "Gillian" 3:30
12. "Don't Leave" 4:04
13. "Linger with Pleasure" 2:52

Bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
14. "True Colors" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Cyndi Lauper) 2:20
15. "Big in Japan" (Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens) 3:09

French bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
14. "True Colors" (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Cyndi Lauper) 2:20
15. "Big in Japan" (Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens) 3:09
16. "Koop Island Blues (French Version) (Koop featuring Ane Brun)" (Ane Brun, Oscar Simonsson, Magnus Zingmark)  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. Ane Brun: Changing of the Seasons > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ WOM magazin (November 2008): 25.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (16 January 2009). "Review: Changing of the Seasons". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Pedder, Alan. "Review: Changing of the Seasons". musicOMH. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (14 October 2008). "Review: Changing of the Seasons". Paste. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Pytlik, Mark (12 December 2008). "Review: Changing of the Seasons". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Raper, Dan (17 October 2008). "Review: Changing of the Seasons". PopMatters. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (14 October 2008). "Review: Changing of the Seasons". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Walters, Barry. "Review: Changing of the Seasons". Spin. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Review: Changing of the Seasons". Uncut. February 2009: 76. 
  11. ^ VG-Lista: official Norwegian charts
  12. ^ Sverigetopplistan: official Swedish charts, 20 March 2008

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