Little Angel

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Little Angel
Little Angel (Ana Johnsson album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Ana Johnsson
Released October 18, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Pop rock, post-grunge
Length 42:35
Label Bonnier (Sweden)
Avex Trax (Japan)
Producer Leif Larson (executive), Tomi Malm, Kasper Lindgren, Kalle Engström, Pontus Frisk
Ana Johnsson chronology
The Way I Am
(2004)
Little Angel
(2006)
Audio sample
Catch Me If You Can
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Melodic 3/5 stars[1]

Little Angel is Ana Johnsson's second album, released on October 18, 2006, in Sweden and in Japan on February 14, 2007. The album had sold over 20,500 copies in Japan by April 13, 2007.

Album information[edit]

The album was recorded half in Sweden and half in Finland.[2] Two singles were released from the album; "Days of Summer" entered the Swedish singles charts at #7 and "Exception" at #10. In Japan, the album had two bonus tracks, "Falling to Pieces" (the B-side of the "Days of Summer" single) and a completely new track, "If I'm Not Dreaming". A new Japanese website by the Avex Trax record label was made for the release of Little Angel in Japan on which Johnsson said that she would be doing some promotion in Japan at the end of January.[citation needed]

The Japanese release became a CD/DVD release, with the CD containing the basic album tracks featuring, two bonus tracks and a video for "Exception".

Johnsson said of the album, "I wanted a more organic feeling this time, less of computer programming. To reach that we for instance use a lot of odd, old instruments. Some inspiration obviously comes from vintage American rock/grunge. But we still wanted to keep the Swedish 'flavour'." She continued, "We really wanted an overall album feeling this time. In the dynamics, in the song sequencing, in the cover graphics, etc. I really think we’ve fulfilled these ambitions." She linked album promotion to her skiing, saying, "This is really extraordinary since I spent all my life working the slopes. I was a semi-professional snowboarder in the Rocky Mountains in the late 90's and it was excellent that some of my promotion tours around "We Are" could be combined with skiing."[citation needed]

"Catch Me If You Can" was the official theme of the 2007 Alpine World Ski Championships. Johnsson performed in Åre on February 2 and 3, the first two days of the Championships. Skiing was also prominently shown in the music video for this song, which received lots of downloads on the official World Ski Championships site.[citation needed]

The album is dedicated to Ana Johnsson's brother; the first page of the CD jacket says "For my Brother" in white lettering on a black background.

Track listings[edit]

Standard album

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Little Angel" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Leif Larson 2:50
2. "Break Through Time" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Ikaros Productions 3:01
3. "Exception" Ana Johnsson, Dilba Pontus Frisk 3:12
4. "Catch Me If You Can" Ana Johnsson, Patrik Appelgren, Micky Jonasson, Johan Larsson Ikaros Productions 2:45
5. "What If" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Tomi Malm; Mikko Raita 4:02
6. "Playing God" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Tomi Malm 4:04
7. "Burn" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Leif Larson 3:50
8. "Days of Summer" Ana Johnsson, Kalle Engström; Kasper Lindgren; Leif Larson Ikaros Productions 3:11
9. "The Harder We Fall" Ana Johnsson, Kalle Engström; Didrik Thott Ikaros Productions 3:46
10. "Still" Ana Johnsson, Leif Larson Tomi Malm 3:50
11. "Spit It Out" Ana Johnsson, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé Tomi Malm 3:12
12. "Coming Out Strong" Ana Johnsson, Tomi Malm; Caleb Tomi Malm 4:52

Japanese CD/DVD release

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Falling To Pieces" Ana Johnsson, Kalle Engström; Didrik Thott Ikaros Productions 3:25
14. "If I'm Not Dreaming" Ana Johnsson, Kalle Engström; Kasper Lindgren Ikaros Productions 3:10

DVD

Singles[edit]

Days of Summer

  • Released: July 12, 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bonnier Amigo Music
  • Writer: Ana Johnsson, Kasper Lindgren, Kalle Engström, Leif Larson
  • Producer: Ikaros Productions
  • Chart position: #7 (Sweden)
  • Tracks: CD single
  1. "Days of Summer" – 3:10
  2. "Falling to Pieces" – 3:25

Exception

  • Released: October 11, 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bonnier Amigo
  • Writer: Ana Johnsson, Dilba
  • Producer: Pontus Frisk
  • Chart position: #10 (Sweden)
  • Tracks: CD single
  1. "Exception" [radio edit] – 3:12
  2. "Exception" [remix] – 3:16

Catch Me If You Can

  • Released: January 17, 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bonnier Amigo
  • Writer: Ana Johnsson, Patrik Appelgren, Micke Jonasson, Johan Larsson
  • Producer: Ikaros Productions
  • Tracks: CD single
  1. "Catch Me if You Can" – 2:44

Break Through Time (promo single)

  • Released: March 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bonnier Amigo
  • Writer: Ana Johnsson, Leif Larsson
  • Producer: Ikaros Productions
  • Tracks:
  1. "Break Through Time" – 3:01
  2. "Fate" – 3:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak Sales
Japanese Oricon Overall Albums Chart 28[3] 21,085
Japanese Oricon English Albums Chart 9[3]

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Sweden October 18, 2006
Japan February 14, 2007

References[edit]

External links[edit]