Djupa andetag

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Djupa andetag
Frida - Djupa Andetag.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 September 1996
Recorded18 March – 9 August 1996
Studio
GenreAdult contemporary,[1] pop
Length47:32
LanguageSwedish
Label
ProducerAnders 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 (her third album as 'Frida'), released exclusively in the Scandinavian region by Anderson Records on 20 September 1996.[2][3] Tracks from this album, "Alla Mina Bästa År", "Ögonen" and "Även En Blomma", have been remixed for Frida - The Mixes.

Overview[edit]

Comeback and recording session[edit]

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 "inner personal 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. This is one of only a few songs in her career that Frida has written herself.

At the time of recording, Frida did not want the attention an international release would bring, but she also felt for singing in her mother tongue again. She asked Agnetha Fältskog to record "Alla mina bästa år" with her, but Fältskog declined citing fear of ABBA reunion rumours. Recorded in the Swedish language, the recording sessions took place from 18 March to 9 August 1996 in numerous studios in Stockholm including Polar Studios, Sveriges Radio Studio and Cirkus.[2][4] A one-hour documentary of the making, video clips and recording of the album (titled 'Frida – mitt i livet') was broadcast on Sveriges Television. It is also available 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, with critics citing the theme and Lyngstad's approach to singing on the album as positives. 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Älska mig alltid"Anders Glenmark, Ture Rangström4:33
2."Ögonen"Glenmark4:18
3."Även en blomma"Glenmark4:36
4."Sovrum"Glenmark3:47
5."Hon fick som hon ville"Glenmark4:36
6."Alla mina bästa år" (Duet with Marie Fredriksson)Glenmark4:41
7."Lugna vatten"Glenmark, Leif Larson3:27
8."Vem kommer såra vem ikväll"Glenmark, Fred Johansson4:32
9."Sista valsen med dig"Glenmark5:29
10."Kvinnor som springer"Anni-Frid Lyngstad4:46

Personnel[edit]

According to Anderson Records:[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
position
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 32
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[7] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 1

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. ^ "Frida: Djupa andetag" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Frida – Djupa andetag". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Frida – Djupa andetag". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.