CARDIGANS


"Live and Learn"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The five-piece met as teenagers in Jonkoping, a small Swedish town in October 1992. With Peter writing most of the music and the band as a whole composing the lyrics, the quintet set out to find a deal.
After an early recording of "Rise & Shine" appeared on a local independent label in 1994, The Cardigans were swiftly signed to Stockholm Records. The same year the band made their debut for the label with Emmerdale and later won the accolade of "Best Album of 1994" from music magazine Slitz. The rise of The Cardigans has since been gradual, allowing them the time to develop naturally as their sales and positive exposure grew with each release. Their second long-player, Life, which followed in 1995, featured the hit singles "Carnival" and the re-recorded "Rise & Shine", and witnessed the band's first international chart success. Prior to the First Band On The Moon album in September 1996, The Cardigans released "Lovefool". Although the first response to the single was very positive and landed them in the Top 40, it achieved nowhere near the impact that awaited it the following Spring.
It was in 1997 that The Cardigans were first catapulted towards international superstardom. "Lovefool's" inclusion on the blockbuster Romeo & Juliet film soundtrack that Spring pushed them past the boiling point. The single not only reached No. 1 in both the UK and US airplay charts but also debuted at No. 2 in the UK national chart, where it remained top five for five weeks. All in all, the album reached more than 2.5 million sales worldwide, achieving Platinum status in the US and Japan and Gold in the UK. The promotional activities supporting the worldwide success of "Lovefool" and First Band On The Moon were never ending.
It was because of the sheer exhaustion resulting from such a schedule, that The Cardigans since took some well deserved time off at home in Malmo to recuperate their artistic juices and write new material. During their time off, however, the band was by no means dormant. In the beginning of 1999 they contributed a new track, "War", to the A Life Less Ordinary soundtrack, a live recording of "Been It" to the Lilith Fair compilation and "Deuce", featured on the new album, to the X-Files soundtrack. Their break also included experimentation with various solo projects.
In June 1998, the group, who are very loyal to their roots, once again joined long-time producer Tore Johansson at his studio, Country Hell, located beside the picturesque Svaneholm Castle in Malmo and recorded the album, "Gran Turismo".
The first single, "My Favourite Game" was a major hit in many territories. The second single "Erase/Rewind" was released in January 1999, and this single also turned out to be a major hit around the world. "Gran Turismo" reached more than 2.5 million sales worldwide.
The album “Long Gone Before Daylight” which was released in February 2003 showed a mature band on strife for perfection and making a ”well-produced” album of a timeless quality. From the album the singles “For What It’s Worth” and “You’re The Storm” were taken. The album received great reviews and the band spent most of 2003 touring Europe and North America.
In October 2005 a new album "Super Extra Gravity" will be released. According to the band they will retain everything that was good about ”Long Gone Before Daylight” while, at the same time, be rebelling against it.

Band Members:

Nina Persson: Vocals and lyrics

Peter Svensson: Songwriter and guitar.

Bengt Lagerberg : Drums.

Magnus Sveningsson : Bass

Lasse Johansson : Keyboard, acoustic guitar



Discography:


1. Emmerdale - Stockholm Records, 1994

Tracks:
1. Sick & Tired / 2. Black Letter Day / 3. In The Afternoon / 4. Over The Water / 5. After All... / 6. Cloudy Sky / 7. Our Space / 8. Rise & Shine / 9. Celia Inside / 10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / 11. Seems Hard / 12. Last Song
Rating : 6


2. Life - Stockholm Records, 1995

Tracks:
1. Carnival / 2. Daddy's Car / 3. Fine / 4. Rise And Shine / 5. Our Space / 6. Celia Inside / 7. Over The Water / 8. Tomorrow / 9. Sick And Tired / 10. Beautiful One / 11. Gordon's Gardenparty / 12. Hey! Get Out Of My Way / 13. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / 14. Happy Meal *
Rating : 6


3. First Band On The Moon - Stockholm Records, 1996

Tracks:
1. Your New Cuckoo / 2. Been It / 3. Heartbreaker / 4. Happy Meal II / 5. Never Recover / 6. Step On Me / 7. Lovefool / 8. Losers / 9. Iron Man / 10. Great Divide / 11. Choke
Rating : 6

4. Gran Turismo - Stockholm Records, 1998

Tracks:
1. Paralyzed / 2. Erase/Rewind / 3. Explode / 4. Starter / 5. Hanging Around / 6. Higher / 7. Marvel Hill / 8. My Favourite Game / 9. Do You Believe / 10. Junk Of The Hearts / 11. Nil
Rating : 6


5. A Camp ( A Camp) - Stockholm Records 2001

Tracks:
1. Frequent Flyer / 2. I Can Buy You / 3. Angel of Sadness / 4. Such a Bad Comedown" / 5. Song for the Leftovers / 6. Walking the Cow / 7. Hard as a Stone / 8. Algebra / 9. Silent Night / 10. The Same Old Song / 11. The Oddness of the Lord / 12. Rock 'n' Roll Ghost / 13. The Bluest Eyes in Texas / 14. Elephant
Rating : 6


6. Long Gone Before Daylight - Stockholm Records / Universal Music 2003

Tracks:
1. Communication / 2. You're The storm / 3. A Good Horse / 4. And Then You Kissed Me / 5. Couldn't Care Less / 6. Please Sister / 7. For What It's Worth / 8. Lead Me Into The Night / 9. Live and Learn / 10. Feathers And Down / 11. 03.45: No Sleep / 12. Hold Me (Mini Version) / 13. If There is a Chance / 14. For The Boys
Rating : 9


7. Super Extra Gravity - Stockholm Records / Universal Music 2005

Tracks:
1. Losing A Friend / 2. Godspell / 3. Drip Drop Teardrop / 4. Overload / 5. I Need Som Fine Wine And You You / 6. Don't Blame Your Daughter / 7. Little Black Cloud / 8. In The Round / 9. Holy Love / 10. Good Morning Joan / 11. And Then You Kissed Me II
Rating : 8


8. Best of - Mercury 2008

Tracks:
1. Rise & Shine / 2. Sick & Tired / 3. After All… / 4. Carnival / 5. Daddy’s Car / 6. Lovefool / 7. Been It / 8. Losers / 9. War / 10. My Favourite Game / 11. Erase / Rewind / 12. Hanging Around / 13. Higher / 14. For What It’s Worth / 15. You’re The Storm / 16. Live and Learn / 17. Communication / 18. I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need To Be Nicer / 19. Don’t Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds) / 20. Godspell / 21. Titre bonus / 22. Burning Down The House (Tom Jones) // 1. Pooh Song / 2. After All… - Demo ‘93 / 3. I Figured Out – Demo ‘93 / 4. Laika / 5. Plain Parade / 6. Emmerdale / 7. Carnival – Puck Version / 8´. Happy Meal I / 9. Nasty Sunny Beam / 10. Blah Blah Blah / 11. Losers – First Try / 12. Country Hell / 13. Lovefool – Puck Version / 14. War – First Try / 15. Deuce / 16. The Road / 17. Hold Me – Mini Version / 18. Hold Me. 19. If There Is A Chance / 20. For The Boys / 21. (If You Were) Less Like Me / 22. Slowdown Town / 23. Give Me Your Eyes / 24. Slow
Rating : 8


9. Colonia (A Camp) - Reveal 2009

Tracks:
1. Losing A Friend / 2. Godspell / 3. Drip Drop Teardrop / 4. Overload / 5. I Need Som Fine Wine And You You / 6. Don't Blame Your Daughter / 7. Little Black Cloud / 8. In The Round / 9. Holy Love / 10. Good Morning Joan / 11. And Then You Kissed Me II
Rating : 6


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - July 4 - 2013

229 Life - 1995
291 Long Gone Before Daylight - 2003
413 Emmerdale - 1994
510 Gran Turismo - 1998
717 First Band on the Moon - 1996
969 A Camp - 2001
998 Colonia - 2009
999 Super Extra Gravity - 2005
Check and Rate Here!

January 9 - 2008 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Live and Learn ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
2. You're the Storm ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
3. Feathers and Down ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
4. Communication ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
5. Please Sister ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
6. 03:45 No Sleep ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
7. I Can Buy You ( Frisk/Persson ) A Camp
8. Rock´n Roll Ghost ( Frisk/Persson ) A Camp
9. My Favourite Game ( Svensson/Persson ) Gran Turismo
10. For the Boys ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
11. If There is a Chance ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
12. I Need Some Fine Wine ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Super Extra Gravity
13. Frequent Flyer ( Frisk/Persson ) A Camp
14. Song For the Leftovers ( Frisk/Persson ) A Camp
15. And The You Kissed Me ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
16. For What it´s Worth ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
17. Lead Me Into The Night ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
18. Black Letter Day ( Svensson/Svenningson ) Emmerdale
19. Daddy´s Car ( Lagerberg/Persson ) Life
20. Been it ( Svensson/Persson ) First Band on the Moon
21. Erase & Rewind ( Svensson/Persson ) Gran Turismo
22. Good Morning Joan ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Super Extra Gravity
23. In the Round ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Super Extra Gravity
24. Godspell ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Super Extra Gravity
25. Don´t Blame Your Daughter ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Super Extra Gravity
26. Less Like Me ( Svensson/Persson/Larsson ) Single 2006
27. The Road ( Svensson/Persson ) B-side 2003
28. Hold Me ( Svensson/Persson ) Long Gone Before Daylight
29. Slowdown Town ( Svensson/Persson ) Super Extra Gravity*
30. Love Has Left the Room ( Frisk/Persson/Larsson ) Colonia
31. Stronger Than Jesus ( Frisk/Persson/Larsson ) Colonia

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