The CARDIGANS: Gran Turismo CD label PROMO. Alternative rock, Pop rock. s + videos


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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.. It features a darker and more moody type of music, mixing with more electronic sounds. In an interview in 2009, producer and sound engineer Tore Johansson commented on the dark and clean-brushed sound of the record, which sets it apart from the warm, jammy feel of many other recordings made at Tambourine Studios: “Its a very cold and defined recording, no natural reverb or audio curtains: theres not a sound element on that disc which wasn’t deliberately put there.” Gran Turismo sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Alternative Metal band the Deftones would later cover “Do You Believe” as a bonus track for their album Diamond Eyes


The albums name is explained by the band on an advanced copy of this CDs track number 15 Explain The Title Of The Album ‘ Gran Turismo’: “The title can be interpreted in many ways but I think we only thought of a few ones we liked” Nina says, “we talked about having like Italian or French title and Gran Turismo came up and it sort of felt really good and you know I can think of music sometimes as tourism and traveling. So to me Gran Turismo is sort of the way to describe music sometimes or spending time with music” Peter says, “and I think that also the title suits this very album extremely well because the album is pretty much about trying to find your place in the world. I think sometimes you can always compare living to being a tourist in the world” Nina finishes.

Track listing:
“Paralyzed” (Nina Persson, Peter Svensson) 4:54
“Erase/Rewind” (Persson, Svensson) 3:35
“Explode” (Persson, Svensson) 4:04
“Starter” (Persson, Svensson) 3:49
“Hanging Around” (Persson, Svensson) 3:40
“Higher” (Persson, Svensson) 4:32
“Marvel Hill” (Persson, Magnus Sveningsson, Svensson) 4:16
“My Favourite Game” (Persson, Svensson) 3:36
“Do You Believe” (Persson, Svensson) 3:19
“Junk of the Hearts” (Persson, Sveningsson, Svensson) 4:07
“Nil” (Lars-Olof Johansson) 2:18

Peter Svensson – guitar, vocals
Magnus Sveningsson – bass, vocals
Bengt Lagerberg – drums, percussion
Lars-Olof Johansson – keyboards, piano
Nina Persson – lead vocals


My Favourite Game (10 October 1998, #14 UK)
Erase/Rewind (28 February 1999, #7 UK)
Hanging Around (17 July 1999, #17 UK)

The Cardigans Erase and Rewind HQ from damnbullet on Vimeo.


UK Top 200 Albums: #8, spent 92 weeks in the Top 200
Grammis Awards 1998: Album of the Year and Pop/Rock Group of the Year.
Chart Peak
Belgium (Flanders) Ultratip 50 Albums (BEA) 11
Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop 50 Albums (BEA) 18
Finland Albums Chart (ÄKT / IFPI Finland) 18
France Album Chart (SNEP) 44
Japan Album Chart Oricon 22
Netherlands Album Chart (GfK) 27
New Zealand Albums Chart (RIANZ) 7
Norway Albums Chart (Nielsen SoundScan) 2
Sweden Albums Chart (SRIA) 1
Austria Albums Chart (Musikmarkt) 43
United Kingdom Albums Chart (CIN) 8
United States Billboard 200 151


Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Platinum 50,000^
Sweden (GLF) Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum 300,000^
Worldwide 3,000,000

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