Emmerdale is the debut studio album by Swedish pop rock band The Cardigans. It was originally released in Sweden on February 18, 1994 and on September 24, 1994 in Japan. It was later reissued in Europe in January 1999 and in Canada in May the same year. A special U.S. version was released in August 1999 by Minty Fresh Records and features a bonus disc of songs from The Cardigans' second album Life. These songs were not released in the U.S. edition of said album and were previously unavailable on any U.S. release. The album was named after the popular British soap opera Emmerdale.