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Studio album by
GenrePop Music
LabelPolar (original release)
Universal Music Group
ProducerTed Gärdestad
Lennart Östlund
Benny Andersson
Michael B. Tretow
Ted Gärdestad chronology
I'd Rather Write a Symphony
Kalendarium 1972–93
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Stormvarning (Gale Warning) was the sixth album from Swedish singer/songwriter Ted Gärdestad, released on the Polar Music label in Sweden in early 1981. Stormvarning was an expanded and partly re-recorded version of the international album I'd Rather Write a Symphony, released in West Germany and the Netherlands in 1980.

The album includes a solo version of the 1980 Melodifestivalen entry "Låt Solen Värma Dig", originally a duet with Rock De Luxe vocalist Annica Boller, Gärdestad's girlfriend at the time. The duet version remains unreleased on CD.

The Stormvarning album also features the track that was to be Gärdestad's final hit single of the eighties, "Låt Kärleken Slå Rot", produced by Benny Andersson and featuring Anni-Frid Lyngstad on vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kenneth Gärdestad, music by Ted Gärdestad

Side A:

  1. "Låt Kärleken Slå Rot" - 4:48
  2. "Stormvarning!" ("Mindblower") - 4:23
  3. "Don't Treat Me This Way" - 3:27
  4. "Slingan" - 1:51
  5. "You Got Me Dancing" - 4:04
  6. "The Reason" - 4:43

Side B:

  1. "Ingen Annan Än Du" - 3:30
  2. "Låt Solen Värma Dig" (Solo version) - 3:33
  3. "How Do You Wanna Make Love" - 3:25
  4. "It's You" - 5:21
  5. "Down at the Zoo" (Alternate version) - 3:55
  6. "Orättvisan" - 3:57



  • Ted Gärdestad - producer
  • Lennart Östlund - producer
  • Benny Andersson - producer ("Låt Kärleken Slå Rot")
  • Michael B. Tretow - producer ("Orättvisan")
  • Leif Mases - sound engineer
  • Lennart Östlund - sound engineer
  • Recorded at Polar Studios, Stockholm
  • Originally released as Polar POLS 310, 1981

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