Den ständiga resan

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Den ständiga resan
Den ständiga resan - Front.jpg
Studio album by Marie Fredriksson
Released 9 October 1992
Label EMI Svenska AB
Producer
Marie Fredriksson chronology
Efter stormen
(1987)Efter stormen1987
Den ständiga resan
(1992)
I en tid som vår
(1996)I en tid som vår1996
Singles from Den ständiga resan
  1. "Så länge det lyser mittemot"
    Released: 28 October 1992
  2. "Mellan sommar och höst"
    Released: 26 February 1993

Den ständiga resan is the fourth studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Marie Fredriksson, released on 9 October 1992 by EMI Sweden. Two singles were released from the album: "Så länge det lyser mittemot" ("As Long As the Light Shines Through") and "Mellan sommar och höst" ("Between Summer and Autumn"). It was a commercial success upon release in her native Sweden, spending two weeks atop the Swedish Albums Chart,[1] and was certified platinum by the Swedish Recording Industry Association for shipments in excess of 100,000 copies.[2]

The album was issued on CD for the first time on 5 March 2003, containing four bonus tracks. This version also included her 1989 Swedish top 10 hit "Sparvöga".[3] The album's title track was later covered by Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth and was featured on a special edition re-release of their 2008 album Watershed.[4]

Background and recording[edit]

Fredriksson first recorded material as a member of Swedish power pop band MaMa's Barn, who released their only album, Barn Som Barn (Children as Children), in 1982.[5] This band consisted of keyboardist Fredriksson sharing vocal duties with her then-boyfriend, guitarist Martin Sternhufvud, as well as Anders Herrlin and Micke Andersson from Gyllene Tider on bass and drums, respectively.[6] The group disbanded the following year, with Fredriksson going on to record three solo albums – Het vind (1984), Den sjunde vågen (1986) and Efter stormen (1987) – with Gyllene Tider producer Lasse Lindbom.[7]

Over the following years, Roxette – a pop duo formed with Gyllene Tider vocalist Per Gessle – experienced an international breakthrough with the release of multi-platinum albums such as Look Sharp! (1988) and Joyride (1991), and had a string of worldwide hit singles, including "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "Dangerous", "It Must Have Been Love", "Joyride" and "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)". In contrast to the work of Roxette and Fredriksson's previous solo material, Den ständiga resan is largely bereft of guitars and synthesizers. Recorded with Gyllene Tider and MaMa's Barn bassist Anders Herrlin, the album is instead composed of more tranquil material, and features arrangements and instrumentation inspired by a wide range of genres, including blues rock, jazz pop and new-age music.[8]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All lyrics written by Marie Fredriksson. All music composed by Fredriksson, except where noted.

Den ständiga resan – LP/Cassette: Side A
No. Title English title Length
1. "Intro"   0:48
2. "Det regnar igen" "It's Raining Again" 4:42
3. "Så stilla så långsamt" "So Still, So Slow" 5:40
4. "Den ständiga resan" "The Eternal Journey" 4:15
5. "Så länge det lyser mittemot" "As Long as There Is Light on the Other Side" 5:16
6. "Där isen är som tunnast" "Where the Ice Is Thinnest" 4:27
7. "Medan tiden är inne" "While the Time Is Right" 3:45
Den ständiga resan – LP/Cassette: Side B
No. Title English title Length
8. "Ett enda liv" (Fredriksson, Anders Herrlin) "Only One Life" 4:51
9. "Tid för tystnad" "Time for Silence" 3:53
10. "Det jag verkligen ville" "What I Really Wanted" 3:41
11. "Den där novemberdan" (Fredriksson, Herrlin) "That November Day" 4:41
12. "Vem tror du att du är?" (Fredriksson, Herrlin) "Who Do You Think You Are?" 5;22
13. "Genom ett krossat fönster" "Through a Broken Window" 2:20
14. "Mellan sommar och höst" "Between Summer and Autumn" 4:19
15. "Outro"   0:48
16. "Till sist" "At Last" (or "Finally") 2:19
Total length: 1:01:18
Den ständiga resan – 2003 CD Bonus Tracks
No. Title English title Length
17. "Sparvöga" "Sparrow-eye" (or "Hawk-eye") 4:10
18. "Ann-katrin, farväl" "Ann-Katrin, Farewell" 4:49
19. "Felicia - adjö" "Felicia - Goodbye" 4:28
20. "Veronica"   4:15
Total length: 1:19:24

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Den ständiga resan.[9]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Marie Fredriksson – Den ständiga resan". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Marie Fredriksson - Sparvöga". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Watershed (Special Edition) by Opeth". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Barn Som Barn by Mamas Barn on Apple Music". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "MaMas Barn - Barn Som Barn (CD, Album)". Discogs. Zinc Media Inc. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Martin Sternhufvud: "MP meant a lot in getting this album done. I salute him!"". RoxetteBlog. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "TWAS 156: Gyllene Tider, Per Gessle, MaMas Barn, Marie Fredriksson, Roxette". furia.com. 22 January 1998. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Den ständiga resan (CD liner notes). Marie Fredriksson. Toshiba-EMI Ltd. 1992. TOCP-7484. 
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Marie Fredriksson – Den ständiga resan". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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