Massive Luxury Overdose

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Massive Luxury Overdose
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Studio album by Army of Lovers
Released 26 August 1991
Genre Pop, dance, euro house
Label Ton Son Ton, Stockholm
Producer Alexander Bard, Anders Wollbeck, Per Adebratt, Emil Hellman, Ola Håkansson (also exec.), Anders Hansson, Tim Norell
Army of Lovers chronology
Disco Extravaganza
(1990)
Massive Luxury Overdose
(1991)
The Gods of Earth and Heaven
(1993)
Alternative Cover
The US cover of the album
The US cover of the album
Singles from Massive Luxury Overdose
  1. "Crucified"
    Released: April 1991
  2. "Obsession"
    Released: July 1991
  3. "Candyman Messiah"
    Released: October 1991
  4. "Crucified (re-issue)"
    Released: January 1992
  5. "Ride the Bullet (second release)"
    Released: January 1992
  6. "Judgement Day"
    Released: April 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Massive Luxury Overdose is the second studio album by the Swedish pop group Army of Lovers. The album was released in 1991 and contains some of the band's biggest hits, including "Obsession" and "Crucified", which was a #1 hit in 29 countries.[2] The album also includes "Ride the Bullet," which was previously featured on their first album Disco Extravaganza in 1990. "Ride the Bullet" peaked at #6 in Finland while "Obsession" reached #5.

Background[edit]

When La Camilla left the band in 1991, she was replaced by Michaela Dornonville de la Cour. For the US release in 1992, the band recorded four new songs and released the album under the same name but with a new cover, introducing Michaela as such. The US edition does not contain the tracks "Supernatural" or "My Army of Lovers".

Army of Lovers made their first tour in March 1992 and at that time the album had already sold over 500,000 copies. The tour began in Sweden, at High Chaparral in Kulltorp, and after several Swedish cities the tour continued throughout Europe.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

In Sweden, Massive Luxury Overdose sold about 70,000 copies, and worldwide the album sold at least 2 million copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "We Stand United" Alexander Bard, Anders Wollbeck, Jean-Pierre Barda, Camilla Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Per Adebratt[a] 3:44
2. "Crucified" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 3:32
3. "Candyman Messiah" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 3:24
4. "Obsession" Bard, Wollbeck Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 3:39
5. "I Cross the Rubicon" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 4:01
6. "Supernatural" (The 1991 remix) Bard, Magnus Frykberg, Emil Hellman, Leif Jacobsson Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 3:54
7. "Ride the Bullet" (The 1991 remix) Bard, Wollbeck, Hellman, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Hellman, Nuzak[b] 3:42
8. "Say Goodbye to Babylon" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 4:26
9. "Flying High" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 3:39
10. "Walking with a Zombie" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt[a] 4:09
11. "My Army of Lovers" Tim Norell, Ola "Oson" Håkansson, Anders Hansson, Bard, Peo Thyrén Håkansson, Hansson, Tim Norell 3:27
International version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dynasty of Planet Chromada" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Per Adebratt 3:54
2. "Crucified" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:32
3. "Candyman Messiah" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:08
4. "Obsession" Bard, Wollbeck Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:39
5. "We Stand United" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Per Adebratt 3:44
6. "Say Goodbye to Babylon" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 4:26
7. "Ride the Bullet" Bard, Wollbeck, Hellman, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt, Nuzak[b] 3:27
8. "The Particle Song" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:26
9. "Someone Somewhere" Bard, Wollbeck Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:18
10. "I Cross the Rubicon" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 4:01
11. "Flying High" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Henemark Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:39
12. "Walking with a Zombie" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 4:09
13. "Judgment Day" Bard, Wollbeck, Barda, Michaela Dornonville de la Cour Bard, Wollbeck, Adebratt 3:58

Notes

  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies remix and additional production

Personnel[edit]

  • Backing Vocals: Erika Essen-Möller, Jean-Paul Wall, Katarina Wilczewski, Malin Bäckström, Richard Evenlind
  • Co-producer: Per Adebratt (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10)
  • Engineer: Per Adebratt (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Guitar: Anders Wollbeck (tracks: 1, 5, 7, 10)
  • Keyboards: Anders Wollbeck (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Mixed by: Per Adebratt (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Percussion: André Ferrari (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 10)
  • Producer: Alexander Bard (tracks: 1 to 10), Anders Wollbeck (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Programmed by: Anders Wollbeck (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Saxophone: Anders Gustavson (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massive Luxury Overdose - Army of Lovers - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "armyoflovers.net - This website is for sale! - armyoflovers Resources and Information.". Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Dagens Nyheter, 8 March 1992, Nils Hansson, "Bards armé på testväg runt landet"
  4. ^ Tidningen Vi, no 26/27, 1 July 1993, Hans Wigstrand, "Våra välljudande världsstjärnor", pp. 19-20