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The Cardigans
The Cardigans performing in September 2006
The Cardigans performing in September 2006
Background information
Origin Jönköping, Småland, Sweden
Genre(s) Indie Pop, Alternative rock
Years active 1992–present
Label(s) MCA, Mercury, Stockholm, Universal
Website http://www.cardigans.com/
Members
Lars-Olof Johansson - keyboards and guitar
Peter Svensson - lead guitar
Bengt Lagerberg - drums
Nina Persson - vocals
Magnus Sveningsson - bass

The Cardigans are a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. The band's musical style has varied greatly from album to album and encompasses their early indie leanings passing through '60s-inspired pop and more band-based rock. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Location in Sweden Jönköping is a city in SmÃ¥land in southern Sweden with 84,423 inhabitants (2005). ... is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Stockholm Records is a Swedish subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Lars-Olof Johansson is best known as a member of the pop group The Cardigans. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Anders Peter Svensson Born: 18 October 1974 in Jönköping, Sweden. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Bengt Lagerberg plays drums in the swedish pop/rock-band The Cardigans. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...   (born Nina Elisabet Persson September 6, 1974 in Örebro, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Magnus Sveningsson (full name Johan Magnus Sveningsson) was born April 4, 1972 in Falköping, Sweden. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... Location in Sweden Jönköping is a city in SmÃ¥land in southern Sweden with 84,423 inhabitants (2005). ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


Their debut album Emmerdale (1994) gave them a solid base in their home country and enjoyed some success abroad, especially in Japan. But it wasn't until their breakthrough second album Life (1995) that international audiences and critics responded. The band is perhaps best known outside of Sweden for their international hit singles "Erase/Rewind" and "My Favourite Game" from the album Gran Turismo (1998) and "Lovefool" from the album First Band on the Moon (1996). Its inclusion in the soundtrack of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet by director Baz Luhrmann secured their popularity. Emmerdale is Swedish band The Cardigans debut album from 1994. ... Life is the second studio album of The Cardigans. ... Gran Turismo is the fourth studio album by the Swedish band The Cardigans, released internationally on October 1, 1998 and in November 1998 in the U.S.. // Paralyzed (Nina Persson, Peter Svensson) – 4:54 Erase/Rewind (Persson, Svensson) – 3:35 Explode (Persson, Svensson) – 4:04 Starter (Persson, Svensson) – 3:49... Lovefool is a 1996 single by Swedish indie pop band The Cardigans from their album First Band on the Moon. ... First Band on the Moon is a 1996 album by The Cardigans. ... William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet. ... Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on September 17, 1962) is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. ...

Contents

History

Peter Svensson and Magnus Sveningsson, both heavy metal musicians, formed the group in October of 1992 in Jönköping, Sweden, with drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson and lead singer Nina Persson. Living together in a small apartment, The Cardigans recorded a demo tape which record producer Tore Johansson heard, leading to an invitation to record at a studio in Malmö. In 1994 they released their debut album Emmerdale in Sweden and Japan (it was re-released internationally in 1997). The album includes the Swedish radio hit "Rise & Shine" and was later voted the best of 1994 in a poll in Slitz magazine. Anders Peter Svensson Born: 18 October 1974 in Jönköping, Sweden. ... Magnus Sveningsson (full name Johan Magnus Sveningsson) was born April 4, 1972 in Falköping, Sweden. ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Location in Sweden Jönköping is a city in SmÃ¥land in southern Sweden with 84,423 inhabitants (2005). ... Bengt Lagerberg plays drums in the swedish pop/rock-band The Cardigans. ... Lars-Olof Johansson is best known as a member of the pop group The Cardigans. ...   (born Nina Elisabet Persson September 6, 1974 in Örebro, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. ... Track Listing Submerged -3:09 Subway -1:57 Waiting For Susan -3:03 One Times One Times One -4:25 To Be Free Please -4:02 Handsome Musician -3:32 Fair Weather -3:06 North Main Street -3:31 AIDS -3:26 Your House -2:34 ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Tore Johansson is a Swedish record producer, composer and musician based in Malmö, Sweden. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Emmerdale is Swedish band The Cardigans debut album from 1994. ... Slitz is a Swedish magazine for men, similar in content to FHM and Maxim. ...


The rest of 1994 was spent touring Europe and recording Life, which was released worldwide in 1995. Life became an international success, selling more than a million copies and achieving platinum status in Japan. In 1996 Life was released under the label Minty Fresh in the U.S., but this release was essentially a compilation of tracks from Emmerdale and Life. Life was perhaps a satirical riposte to the first album, and saw the band move in a more avant-garde direction in terms of arrangements and artwork. Life is the second studio album of The Cardigans. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Minty Fresh is a Chicago-based record label, founded in 1993 by Jim Powers with Anthony Musiala. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


After their success with Life, The Cardigans signed to Mercury Records, under which they released First Band on the Moon worldwide in 1996. With this album, the band had developed into a more complex, darker animal, the songs included themes of heartbreak, infidelity and despair. "Lovefool" was a hit across the globe, especially in the United States and again in Japan, where the album reached platinum in only three weeks. However, it was unrepresentative of the album as a whole and, although it helped it achieve gold sales status in America, many critics branded them saccharine soft-pop on the basis of "Lovefool". The song was shown on MTV in the late 90s as a music video with clips from the 1996 hit film Romeo + Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... First Band on the Moon is a 1996 album by The Cardigans. ... Lovefool is a 1996 single by Swedish indie pop band The Cardigans from their album First Band on the Moon. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor well known for his roles in blockbuster movies such as William Shakespeares Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), The Beach (2000), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs... Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American film, television, and theater actress. ...


1998's Gran Turismo was darker and more moody, and was followed by a long hiatus during which the band members pursued solo side projects. The same year they also released a compilation of rare B-sides called The Other Side of the Moon as a Japan-only release which makes this album somewhat rare outside Japan. The video of the song "My Favourite Game" was censored by MTV for showing reckless driving. That year also saw their song "Deuce" appearing on The X-Files: The Album. Gran Turismo is the fourth studio album by the Swedish band The Cardigans, released internationally on October 1, 1998 and in November 1998 in the U.S.. // Paralyzed (Nina Persson, Peter Svensson) – 4:54 Erase/Rewind (Persson, Svensson) – 3:35 Explode (Persson, Svensson) – 4:04 Starter (Persson, Svensson) – 3:49... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... The Other Side of the Moon is a compilation album by The Cardigans. ...

The Cardigans performing in June 2004.
The Cardigans performing in June 2004.

During the break that followed, Nina Persson released an album as A Camp and the Cardigans recorded a duet cover of Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" with Tom Jones on his album Reload, Peter Svensson worked on the project Paus with help from Joakim Berg from Kent, and Magnus Sveningsson recorded as Righteous Boy. The Cardigans returned in 2003 with Long Gone Before Daylight, a quieter, more ambient collection of songs mainly written by Nina Persson and Peter Svensson. Long Gone Before Daylight became one of the best selling album in Sweden of 2003 with sales over 120, 000 (2xPlatinum). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 503 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Cardigans Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 503 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Cardigans Metadata...   (born Nina Elisabet Persson September 6, 1974 in Örebro, Sweden) is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. ... A Camp is the solo side project of Nina Persson, vocalist for the Swedish indie/pop band The Cardigans, who worked alongside Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, who also produced it. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Reload is the title of an album, released in 1999 by Welsh singer Tom Jones. ... Kent is a Swedish rock band founded in Eskilstuna/Torshälla in 1990, with the name Coca-Cola Kids, later Jones & Giftet (Jones & the Poison), and Havsänglar (Angel sharks, literally Sea angels). ... Righteous Boy is the solo project of Magnus Sveningsson, bassist from Swedish rock group The Cardigans. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Released in march 24 of 2003 long gonne before daylight is a collection of perfect pop songs. ... Released in march 24 of 2003 long gonne before daylight is a collection of perfect pop songs. ...


On October 19, 2005 the band released their sixth album Super Extra Gravity which was released to major critical acclaim. Super Extra Gravity went straight to the #1 spot on the Swedish album chart and has so far been certified Gold (sales over 40,000). is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans sixth album. ... Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans sixth album. ...


In November 2006 Nina Persson featured on The Cake Sale, an album set up by Oxfam Ireland. It contains 9 tracks from some of Ireland's leading artists. Proceeds from the album go to the Fair Trade campaign. The album is only available in the Republic of Ireland. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... The Cake Sale are a collective of mostly Irish musical artists formed by Brian Crosby of Bell X1. ... Oxfam International logo Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. ...


Recent events

Nina appeared on the Manic Street Preachers album Send Away the Tigers (May 2007): providing guest vocals on the UK Chart #2 single 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough'.[1] She shared vocals with Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield, who has rated Peter Svensson as his second favourite guitarist,[2] and appeared on stage with the band at the Glastonbury Festival 2007 to perform the song live. Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, who gained mainstream popularity in the UK in the late 1990s. ... Send Away the Tigers is the eighth studio album from the Welsh rock group Manic Street Preachers. ... James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


The recording of the band's seventh album has been postponed until 2008, according to bassist Magnus Sveningsson. During the break in 2007, Nina is recording the second A Camp album[3] while a Best Of compilation album is scheduled for release on October 29, 2007.[4] 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Magnus Sveningsson (full name Johan Magnus Sveningsson) was born April 4, 1972 in Falköping, Sweden. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Discography

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Studio albums

Emmerdale is Swedish band The Cardigans debut album from 1994. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Life is the second studio album of The Cardigans. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... First Band on the Moon is a 1996 album by The Cardigans. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Gran Turismo is the fourth studio album by the Swedish band The Cardigans, released internationally on October 1, 1998 and in November 1998 in the U.S.. // Paralyzed (Nina Persson, Peter Svensson) – 4:54 Erase/Rewind (Persson, Svensson) – 3:35 Explode (Persson, Svensson) – 4:04 Starter (Persson, Svensson) – 3:49... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... Released in march 24 of 2003 long gonne before daylight is a collection of perfect pop songs. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans sixth album. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including...

Compilations

  • The Other Side of the Moon
    (1997)
    Stockholm Records
    B-side and rarities compilation released only in Japan and Australia

The Other Side of the Moon is a compilation album by The Cardigans. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...

Digital albums

  • iTunes Originals – The Cardigans

iTunes Originals - The Cardigans is a compilation album by The Cardigans available exclusively on iTunes Music Store. ...

Singles

Year Single UK US SWE Album
1994 "Rise & Shine" [5] 29 - - Emmerdale
1994 "Black Letter Day" [6] - - - Emmerdale
1994 "Sick & Tired" 34 - - Emmerdale
1995 "Carnival" 35 - - Life
1995 "Hey! Get Out of My Way" [7] - - - Life
1996 "Lovefool" [8] 2 5 15 First Band on the Moon
1996 "Been It" [9] 56 - - First Band on the Moon
1996 "Your New Cuckoo" [10] 35 - - First Band on the Moon
1998 "My Favourite Game" 14 16 3 Gran Turismo
1999 "Erase/Rewind" 7 - 12 Gran Turismo
1999 "Hanging Around" 17 - - Gran Turismo
1999 "Junk of the Hearts" - - - Gran Turismo
1999 "Burning Down the House (Tom Jones Feat. The Cardigans)" 7 - 2 Reload
2003 "For What It's Worth" 25 - 8 Long Gone Before Daylight
2003 "You're the Storm" 27 - 10 Long Gone Before Daylight
2003 "Live and Learn" - - - Long Gone Before Daylight
2005 "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer" 59 - 3 Super Extra Gravity
2006 "Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)" - - 49 Super Extra Gravity

Emmerdale is Swedish band The Cardigans debut album from 1994. ... Life is the second studio album of The Cardigans. ... Lovefool is a 1996 single by Swedish indie pop band The Cardigans from their album First Band on the Moon. ... First Band on the Moon is a 1996 album by The Cardigans. ... Gran Turismo is the fourth studio album by the Swedish band The Cardigans, released internationally on October 1, 1998 and in November 1998 in the U.S.. // Paralyzed (Nina Persson, Peter Svensson) – 4:54 Erase/Rewind (Persson, Svensson) – 3:35 Explode (Persson, Svensson) – 4:04 Starter (Persson, Svensson) – 3:49... Burning Down the House is a 1983 song by Talking Heads, from their album Speaking in Tongues. ... ReLoad is the seventh album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in 1997. ... For What Its Worth This single is the 7th song from the album Long Gone Before Daylight CD Single For What Its Worth - 4:18 Das Model (00) - 2:53 Maxi Single For What Its Worth - 4:18 The Road - 6:52 For What Its Worth... Released in march 24 of 2003 long gonne before daylight is a collection of perfect pop songs. ... Youre The Storm This single is the 2nd song from the album Long Gone Before Daylight CD Single Youre The Storm - Hold Me - Maxi Single Youre The Storm - Hold Me - Youre The Storm (Sandkvie Session) - Youre The Storm (First Demo) - Categories: | ... The third and final single from Long Gone Before Daylight Album. ... I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer is the first single and video from Super Extra Gravity. ... Super Extra Gravity is The Cardigans sixth album. ... The second single from Super Extra Gravity Album release in Europe in February 2006. ...

In the media

  • Lovefool was sung by two characters in an episode of the U.S. television comedy The Office.
  • Live and Learn was used within the U.S. television medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article is about the television series. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=608370
  2. ^ http://www.manics.co.uk/04/lists/james.php
  3. ^ http://www.cardigans.com/?sid=article&pid=read&id=7011
  4. ^ http://www.cdalbumworld.com/newukalbumreleases.htm
  5. ^ Originally released in Sweden only, re-recorded and reissued for Sweden, Japan and UK in 1995 and for Europe in 1996
  6. ^ Released in Sweden and Japan only
  7. ^ Released in Europe and Japan only
  8. ^ Reissued internationally in 1997
  9. ^ Released in Europe and Australia. Later released in the U.S. in 1997
  10. ^ Released in Japan. Reissued in Europe and Australia in 1997

See also

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