Emmerdale (album)

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Studio album by The Cardigans
Released 18 February 1994[1]
May 18, 1999 (U.S re-release)[2]
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Pop rock
Length 44:01
Label Trampolene RecordsSweden[1]
Stockholm RecordsEurope (with the UK)[3]
Minty FreshU.S.[2]
Producer Tore Johansson
The Cardigans chronology
Singles from Emmerdale
  1. "Rise & Shine"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Black Letter Day"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Sick and Tired"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[6]

Emmerdale is the debut studio album by Swedish pop rock band The Cardigans. It was originally released in Sweden on 18 February 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 British television soap opera of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

International Version[1][3]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sick & Tired" Peter Svensson, Magnus Sveningsson 3:24
2. "Black Letter Day" Svensson, Sveningsson 4:31
3. "In the Afternoon" Svensson, Sveningsson 4:10
4. "Over the Water" Svensson, Sveningsson 2:13
5. "After All..." Svensson, Sveningsson 2:56
6. "Cloudy Sky" Svensson 4:07
7. "Our Space" Svensson, Sveningsson 3:30
8. "Rise & Shine" Svensson, Sveningsson 3:28
9. "Celia Inside" Svensson, Sveningsson 3:34
10. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath1" Butler, Iommi, Osbourne, Ward 4:32
11. "Seems Hard" Svensson 3:56
12. "Last Song" Sveningsson 3:21

1 Originally performed by Black Sabbath. 2 These tracks are from the 1995 album Life but were not included on the US version.


Additional personnel
  • David Åhlén – violin
  • Ivan Bakran – grand piano
  • Björn Engelmann – mastering
  • Lasse Johansson – guitar, piano
  • Tore Johansson – trumpet, producer, beats
  • Anders Kristensson – photography
  • Jens Lingård – trombone
  • Andreas Mattsson – art direction, design
  • Anders Nordgren – flute


Chart Peak
Sweden Albums Chart 27


  1. ^ a b c discogs.com Swedish release
  2. ^ a b c discogs.com U.S. release
  3. ^ a b discogs.com UK release
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 137–138. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 

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