and THE REMIX ALBUM
"Även en blomma
En människa som jag
Vill leva varje dag
I djupa andetag"
Frida-Djupa Andetag 1996 Available on Swedish Cd
This is one of the best of Frida and Agnetha's solo albums. Buy this album before you waste any money
on tripe like WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME or rehashes like ABBA GOLD the zillioneth edition
The title means Deep Breath. It's doubtful that many buyers of ABBA GOLD have this album. DJUPA ANDETAG
was recorded in Swedish for the Swedish market. It came 12 years after SHINE, Frida's previous solo album. The songs on the
album were largely written and produced by Anders Glenmark, but DJUPA ANDETAG still manages to sound like a Frida album. Most
of the songs were written with Frida in mind. Frida has always had the gift of making other songwriters work her own. Although
all the lyrics on this album are in Swedish , this albums' grit, sincerity and freshness can be easily gleaned even by those
who can't speak Swedish...
When people do hear this they are taken aback for a minute. You don't really expect rock
era singers to be doing what seems to be their best work at age 50. Of course, it's possible that had Frida not met Benny
that she would have been a jazz/pop singer all her life (Jazz singers after all do good work at age 50). But anyway...
All the tracks here are good, but "Aven en Blomma" (Even a Flower) ', and dark opening track-Älska mig
alltid " stand out in particular. The tracks here are so natural and personal sounding that "Alla mina bästa Ar"( a great
duet between Frida and Roxette's Marie Fredericksson) ) seems almost gimmicky . Apparently, Frida originally asked Agnetha
to record "Alla Mina Basta Ar" with her but Aggie declined because of her quite justified fear of ABBA reunion rumors.
Fred Johanson provides some cool backing vocals on his melody-"Vem kommer såra vem ikväll" . "Vem kommer
såra vem ikväll" like many of the songs on the album also features some distinctive background strings played by Synko . Frida
wrote the lyrics for this albums' energetic closer (for once Frida closes an album on a uptempo song- "Kvinnor som Springor".
Swedish singer/songwriter and ABBA sideman Anders Glenmark (of Gemini fame) produced the album ,sang and
played on it , and he wrote most of the music & lyrics. His vocals touches (such as the Ay-Ay at the beginning of "Ogonen'
) are surprisingly welcome, The keyboards are well-done and set the tone for most of the songs. As enjoyable as Anders Glenmark's
work in English may be-it's obvious he's even better in Swedish.
The albums' cover design by Kent Nyberg is refreshing and the back cover photo of Frida by Carl Bengstson
is haunting. This album was recorded at Polar Music for Anderson Records by Lennart Ostlund. The CD includes a not so easy
to access interactive Cd-rom component.
| Other views- excerpts from a published review of Djupa andetag|
| The Djupa andetag
album was expertly performed ,carefully produced..and perhaps a little dull ... no one could begrudge Frida her inner harmony,
but a whole album worth of tributes to finding love...didn't make for an especially varied listening experience.-Carl
Magnus Palm writing in BRIGHT LIGHTS , DARK SHADOWS.|
| TRACK LISTING (songwriters) English translation|
Älska mig alltid (Glenmark-Rangstrom) Always
Ögonen (Glenmark) The Eyes
Även en blomma (Glenmark) Even A flower
Sovrum (Glenmark) Bedroom
Hon fick som hon ville (Glenmark) She
got what she wanted
Alla mina bästa år (duet with Marie Fredriksson)(Glenmark) All
My Best years
Lugna vatten (Glenmark) Calm Waters
Vem kommer såra vem ikväll ( Johanson-Glenmark) Who Gonna Hurt Who Tonight
Sista valsen med dig (Glenmark) Last Waltz With You
Kvinnor som springer (Glenmark-Frida) Woman Who Run
| DETAILS FOR Djupa Andetag|
Produced by Anders Glenmark
Enginnered by Lennart Ostlund
Recorded mostly At Polar Music Studios ,Stockholm, 1996
Released Fall 1996 only in Scandinavia
Frida-The Remix album 1998 Available on German Cd
This CD features 7 remixes taken from the CD singles of four songs originally available
on DJUPA ANDETAG.
This CD has a lovely blue cover. Alternate remixes of "Alla mina bästa år" , "Ögonen "
"Även en blomma " and " Alla mina bästa år" are included. These mixes mainly came orignally from CD singles Not essential,
but cool to have if you love the Djupa antetag album.
By the time, this CD was released Frida had again lowered her profile partly because of
the unfortunate death of her daughter Liselott in a travel accident in America.
1. Alla mina bästa år - Hasbrouck Heights Single Mix
2. Ögonen - Lemon Mix 3. Även en blomma
4. Alla mina bästa år - Mix Adagio 5. Ögonen - Version
6. Alla mina bästa år - TV Track
7. Alla mina
bästa år - Adagio Instrumental
For reviews of the rest of Frida's solo albums click here * Frida -Solo (1967-1999)
To read other reviews of ABBA related albums click here * ABBA-THE ALBUMS