Djupa andetag

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Djupa andetag
Frida - Djupa Andetag.jpg
Studio album by Frida
Released 20 September 1996
Recorded 18 March – 9 August 1996
Studio
Genre Adult contemporary,[1] pop
Length 47:32
Label
Producer Anders Glenmark
Frida chronology
Shine
(1984)
Djupa andetag
(1996)
Frida 1967-1972
(1997)
Singles from Djupa andetag
  1. "Även en blomma"
    Released: 21 August 1996
  2. "Ögonen"
    Released: October 1996
  3. "Alla mina bästa år"
    Released: c. January 1997

Djupa andetag (English: Deep Breaths) is the fifth album by Swedish singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the third album as 'Frida', released in 20 September 1996[2][3] exclusively in the Scandinavian region by Anderson Records. One of the tracks from this album, such as "Alla Mina Bästa År", "Ögonen", and "Även En Blomma", have been remixed for Frida - The Mixes.

Overview[edit]

Comeback and recording session[edit]

After a brief hiatus and a few years in the early 1990s, as chairperson for the Swedish organisation, "Det Naturliga Steget-Artister För Miljön" (The Natural Step-Artists For The Environment), Frida decided to record a mature album with lyrics dealing with both "inner personal environment" as well as the environment and the nature's surroundings. Frida's composition, "Kvinnor Som Springer" ("Women Who Run"), was inspired by the book "Women who Run with the Wolves", by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It is one of the few songs she's written in her entire career, including 'Don't Do It', from Shine.

At the time of recording, Frida did not want the attention an international release would bring and she also felt for singing in her mother tongue again. Frida originally asked Agnetha Fältskog to record "Alla mina bästa år" with her, but Agnetha declined citing fear of ABBA reunion rumours. The recording session began on 18 March 1996 and was completed on 9 August 1996.[2] Among various studios and venues that the session took place at were Polar Music Studio, Sveriges Radios Studio, and Cirkus, both of which were in Stockholm, Sweden.[4] The album was recorded in Swedish. A one-hour documentary of the making, video clips and recording of this album, broadcast by Sveriges Television, titled 'Frida – mitt i livet', can be seen on the DVD set, Frida – The DVD, including interviews with Frida and producer Anders Glenmark.

Reception[edit]

Djupa andetag was met with a favorable reception, most likely due to the theme of the album. Critic Bruce Eder of AllMusic has praised Lyngstad for her 'relatively low-wattage' voice, the content and her vocal style, on the album as 'more expressive and personal than any of her singing on those earlier records', as well as noting that it was a mature step for the singer and commenting on her singing's volume that 'less is more'.[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Älska mig alltid" Anders Glenmark, Ture Rangström 4:33
2. "Ögonen" Glenmark 4:18
3. "Även en blomma" Glenmark 4:36
4. "Sovrum" Glenmark 3:47
5. "Hon fick som hon ville" Glenmark 4:36
6. "Alla mina bästa år" (Duet with Marie Fredriksson) Glenmark 4:41
7. "Lugna vatten" Glenmark, Leif Larson 3:27
8. "Vem kommer såra vem ikväll" Glenmark, Fred Johansson 4:32
9. "Sista valsen med dig" Glenmark 5:29
10. "Kvinnor som springer" Anni-Frid Lyngstad 4:46

Personnel[4][edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996-1997) Peak position
Finland 32[6]
Norway 17[7]
Sweden 1[8]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[9] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ This genre is referenced in the CD metadata.
  2. ^ a b "Frida 4xCD 1xDVD individual album general credits" (JPEG). Discogs [originally Polar Music AB]. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Frida 4xCD 1xDVD". Discogs. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Djupa Andetag". Discogs. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Bruce Eder. "Djupa Andetag Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Djupa andetag". Swedish. 1996. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Djupa andetag". Swedish. 1996. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Djupa andetag". Swedish. 1996. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.