Long Gone Before Daylight

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Long Gone Before Daylight
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Studio album by
Released19 March 2003
Recorded2002
GenreAlternative rock
Length49:16
LabelStockholm Records
ProducerPer Sunding and The Cardigans (Originally co-produced by Tore Johansson)
The Cardigans chronology
Gran Turismo
(1998)
Long Gone Before Daylight
(2003)
Super Extra Gravity
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork6.5/10[8]
Q3/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Uncut2/5 stars[11]

Long Gone Before Daylight is the fifth studio album by Swedish rock band The Cardigans. Released in Japan on 19 March 2003 and in Europe from 24 March by Stockholm Records, it was their first studio album since the release of Gran Turismo in 1998, during which time band members released numerous solo works under assumed aliases: Peter Svensson issued Paus' sole, self-titled album in 1998. This was followed by the release of the self-titled record from Nina Persson's A Camp in 2001, and bassist Magnus Sveningsson's I Sing Because of You (under the Righteous Boy moniker) in 2002.

The album differs from much of the band's earlier work, eschewing the pop and electronic rock sound of previous material in favour of a sparser, alternative rock and country-influenced production. Its lyrical themes are also more mature, with subject matter inspired by domestic abuse, depression, love and fatalism.[10] It received generally positive reviews from music critics upon release, with several reviewers commending it as the band's best album, while praising their compositional work and the change in musical direction. The record was released in the United States on 25 May 2004, and several US publications criticised the band for abandoning their old pop sound, and accused them of being ashamed of their former "happy" pop sound.

The band won three awards at the 2003 Grammis—the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Long Gone Before Daylight won the "Album of the Year" award while the Cardigans won "Rock Group of the Year". Three singles were released from the album: "For What It's Worth" was released on 17 February 2003. The second single, "You're the Storm", was released on 2 June 2003 and went on to win the award for "Video of the Year" at the Grammis. The third and final single, "Live and Learn", was released on 3 December 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Nina Persson; all music by Peter Svensson, except where noted.

  1. "Communication" – 4:28
  2. "You're the Storm" – 3:53
  3. "A Good Horse" – 3:17
  4. "And Then You Kissed Me" – 6:03
  5. "Couldn't Care Less" – 5:32
  6. "Please Sister" – 4:37
  7. "For What It's Worth" – 4:16
  8. "Lead Me into the Night" – 4:32
  9. "Live and Learn" – 4:16
  10. "Feathers and Down" – 4:30
  11. "03.45: No Sleep" – 3:45

Japanese and Canadian editions bonus track[edit]

  1. "If There Is a Chance" – 4:14

UK edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hold Me" (mini version) – 0:33
  2. "If There Is a Chance" – 4:14

U.S. edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hold Me" (mini version) – 0:33
  2. "If There Is a Chance" – 4:14
  3. "For the Boys" (Music: Svensson Lyrics: Persson, Larson) – 3:37

The U.S. edition also features a bonus DVD, Up Before Dawn, featuring the music videos for "For What It's Worth", "You're the Storm" and "Live and Learn", live video recordings of three songs as well as a 20-minute interview with the band.

Artwork for all singles and album by Åbäke.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[31] Gold 25,000^
Sweden (GLF)[32] 2× Platinum 120,000^

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

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ Bush, John. "Long Gone Before Daylight – The Cardigans". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ Duerden, Nick. "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight". Blender. Archived from the original on 15 June 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ Fonseca, Nicholas (28 May 2004). "Long Gone Before Daylight". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (21 March 2003). "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight". Mojo (125): 99. April 2004.
  7. ^ Robinson, Peter (2 April 2003). "Cardigans : Long Gone Before Daylight". NME. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ Lett, Dan (15 June 2004). "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  9. ^ "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight". Q (201): 103. April 2003.
  10. ^ a b McDonell-Parry, Amelia (24 June 2004). "Long Gone Before Daylight: The Cardigans". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  11. ^ "The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Uncut (83): 108. April 2004. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  12. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Cardigans-Live-And-Learn/release/2037957
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  16. ^ "The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  19. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 13, 2003". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  20. ^ カーディガンズのランキング [The Cardigans album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  23. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 8480486392.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Cardigans – Long Gone Before Daylight". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Cardigans | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  27. ^ "The Cardigans Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  28. ^ "Topp 40 Album Russetid 2003". VG-lista (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  29. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > Sök Alla Listar > Årlistar > Album > 2003 > Visa!". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  30. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > Sök Alla Listar > Årlistar > Album > 2004 > Visa!". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  31. ^ "Hitlisten.nu - Danmarks officielle hitlister | Album Top 40 - uge 33 - 2003". Hitlisten (in Danish). 15 August 2003. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  32. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2003" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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