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Topic: Cruel Summer (Ace of Base album)

  Ace of Base - Biography - AOL Music
Ace of Base's simple, melodic Euro-disco was equally popular on radio and in the clubs, earning the quartet three U.S. Top Ten singles -- "All That She Wants," "Don't Turn Around," and "The Sign," which spent six weeks at number one.
Throughout 1994, Ace of Base dominated radio in America and Europe as "All That She Wants," "Don't Turn Around," and "The Sign" received heavy airplay on a number of radio formats, including Top 40, adult contemporary, urban, and, bizarrely, modern rock.
Ace of Base released their second album, The Bridge, in the fall of 1995.
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  Flowers (Ace of Base album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was released on July 14, 1998 in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
An American version, titled Cruel Summer, was released on September 1, later that year, but is generally considered inferior.
The corresponding U.S. album sold poorly, and was the last original Ace of Base album released there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flowers_(Ace_of_Base_album)   (328 words)

 Cruel Summer (Ace of Base album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cruel Summer is the third album by Swedish pop music group, Ace of Base.
Cruel Summer was released on August 25, 1998 in Japan with two bonus tracks, and on September 1, 1998, in America.
Later Ace of Base albums have not been released in the United States.
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 Amazon.com: Cruel Summer: Music: Ace of Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
They followed up their debut album, The Sign, with The Bridge, the songs on which--"Beautiful Life," "Lucky Love"--headed more and more toward lollipop dance, and it is there that they pick up with their third release, Cruel Summer.
Their cover of "Cruel Summer" is fine, but the real standout of the album is "Every Time it Rains", one of their best ballads.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Bridge - Ace Of Base at Epinions.com
Ace of Base, which consists of Jonas ("Joker"), Jenny, and Linn Berggren, and their close friend Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg, is my favorite group EVER.
This is definitely a new, and pleasant, sound for Ace of Base, because they had never done an acoustic version of any of their songs before this one.
Shortly before Ace of Base were creating this album, Jenny had a horribly frightening experience in her home in Sweden.
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     CLASSIC________    The Ace of Base Fanlisting       (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ace Of Base is one of the world’s biggest bands, one of those rare bands whose name is a well-known brand wherever in the world you go.
Ace Of Base’s very first single was ”Wheel Of Fortune”, followed by the major worldwide hit ”All That She Wants”.
When Billboard summed up the most sold albums of the 20th century, ”Happy Nation”/”The Sign” ended up top ten, being the most popular non-American album of all time… ”One thing that was unique is that it was the same versions that were played at clubs/discotheques and by radio.
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 ace of base >>>
The future of the swedish Ace of Base starts today, and the project of their new studio album is seen as the continuation of a successful band life which history will be condensed in a final greatest hits.
On the past ten years Ace of Base has sold over 30 million copies of their albums and 15 millions of their singles, they have been number one on almost all the world music charts and have become a phenomenon.
Ace of Base is Jonas "Joker" Petter Berggren, his sisters Malin Sofia Katarina, known as Linn and Jenny Cecilia together with Ulf "Buddha" Gunnar Ekberg.
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 Ace of Base - Da Capo - Mp3 Album
Ace of Base did not release did album in America back when it had an international release in 2002.
Ace of Base is currently in the studio (as of September 2006) recording new material for a follow-up album.
Cruel summer was a #10 single and never gonna say im sorry was a top 30 hit at number 22.
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 CanEHdian.com: Ace of Base
Ace of Base are Ulf Ekberg (songwriter/keyboards) and family members Jonas (keyboards), Jenny and Malin (vocals) Berggren.
There are many reasons for the Swedish band Ace of Base's rise to worldwide popularity, one of which may have been a simple name change.
Ace of Base followed with 1995's The Bridge which again garnered the band a platinum album.
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 Reviews of Brian Wilson | Imagination, Ace of Base | Cool Summer, Rare on Air Vol. IV, and Dreamhouse
Ace of Base, Cool Summer (Arista 1998) - The Swedish quartet known as Ace of Base return with their third CD, the enjoyable Cool Summer.
Ace of Base hails from Gothenberg, Sweden, and consists of sisters Jenny and Lynn Berggren, brother Jonas Berggren and friend Ulf Eckberg.
For the new album, Ace of Base continues their format of pop hooks and infectious melodies.
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 Bananarama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The next album, Bananarama (1984), contained hit singles "Cruel Summer" (1983) and "Robert De Niro's Waiting" (1984).
It was later covered by Swedish band Ace of Base and was a worldwide hit again in 1998.
album, was a hit in 1987, as was "Love in the First Degree", but the late 80s brought a resurgence of boy bands, and interest in girl groups waned.
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 CNN - Ace of Base reaching out with 'Cruel Summer' - September 3, 1998
The album features a remake of the 1980s Bananarama song "Cruel Summer," but strays from familiar territory from there with a number of ballads.
"Ace of Base normally has been a little softer, easy listening but happy music, happy melodies, and this goes deeper, under the skin," says Ekberg.
On the cover of the new album, Linn Berggren is slightly out of focus; she was purposefully silent throughout an interview with the band, and sister Jenny sings most of the leads on the new album.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Music/9809/03/ace.of.base   (383 words)

 Capella Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The rest of Europe and the World-at-large were as skeptical as the Swedes: early on, Ace Of Base was dismissed as being “a local phenomenon not warranting attention internationally”.
Among other notable achievements, the Ace Of Base album went to #1 in the USA three times - back in Europe and in respect of the period 1984-94, ”All That She Wants” ranks as the #1 single of that decade.
Ace Of Base composer and member Jonas Berggren also wrote material and co-produced the Swedish female duo Yaki-Da, establishing him as a hot hit writer and producer.
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 Albums of the artist singer songer: Ace of Base - album albums songs work works
Ace of Base songs are fun, and they are not likely to be so deep because they only like happy stuff.
A different and great effort by Ace of Base, and being one of the "sticker songs" on a 5 song sticker, they were considering this instead of Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry.
Bridge~ Ace of Base being their sophmore album is a very nice pop album with lyrics are ok if a bit poorly written at times.
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 Flowers: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Flowers [+] is the original version of Ace of Base [+]'s third album, which in the U.S. became Cruel Summer [+].
Three tracks appear on Flowers [+] that aren't on Cruel Summer [+], and those are "Dr. Sun," "I Pray," and the melancholy "Captain Nemo," while Cruel Summer [+]'s ballad "Everytime It Rains" doesn't appear on Flowers [+].
Finally, the bonus mix of the single "Cruel Summer" is arguably superior on Flowers [+] than on Cruel Summer [+], but in the long run, the production on Cruel Summer [+] is meatier than on Flowers [+].
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 LyricsVault: Hall of fame: Ace Of Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Following months of lobbying by fans across the globe, the record labels representing the Swedish band Ace of Base have announced the release of the 5th Ace of Base album in September of this year.
At this time the title of the new album has yet to be released to the public.
The release of the album around the world will take place thereafter and many who have already heard some of the snippets from the album calling it Ace of Base's best work ever.
www.lyricsvault.net /halloffame/Ace_Of_Base.html   (843 words)

 Kendra On Wordpress
Jennifer was also a fan of Ace of Base and had the previous AOB tapes (she had to buy the albums herself after hearing them from mine).
In 1995 their second album, The Bridge, came out, and though the hype surrounding the group had died down abit, they were still considered pretty popular and the second album still managed to sell a respectable 6 million copies.
Though Cruel Summer peeked at number 10 on the music charts in the U.S and was number 3 in the music charts here in Canada, their next single, Whenever Your Near Me, flopped at number 75 on the U.S charts, and the album wasn't selling too well.
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 CNN - Ace of Base reaching out with 'Cruel Summer' - September 3, 1998
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The musicians that make up Ace of Base are aiming to find a new foundation to their music.
The album features a remake of the 1980s Bananarama song "Cruel Summer," but strays from familiar territory from there with a number of ballads.
On the cover of the new album, Linn Berggren is slightly out of focus; she was purposefully silent throughout an interview with the band, and sister Jenny sings most of the leads on the new album.
edition.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Music/9809/03/ace.of.base/index.html   (383 words)

 Ace of Base News & Reviews
With the act's inspired interpretation of Bananarama's "Cruel Summer," Ace of Base deftly widened the creative scope of the '80s-era anthem by revising it with a firm '90s-style funk beat and a swirl of ear-tickling harmonies that deepen the song's chorus.
Fans of the original classic recording will be thrilled by the musical update, as well as enjoy the inherently faithful hand with which Ace of Base treats the material.
Although "Cruel Summer" introduces the album with a tone of warm familiarity, the project ultimately blossoms into a formidable showcase for the group's notable growth as tunesmiths in their own right.
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 Ace of Base : Cruel Summer - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ace of Base's music is never about diversity.
Cruel Summer, their third album, attempts to capture the carefree, stylish charm that drove "All That She Wants" and "The Sign" to the top of the charts, and while it has its moments, it fails to rival their previous pop pinnacles.
Also, it's a little disappointing that Ace of Base haven't chosen to vary their Euro-disco rhythms, since the relentless thumping makes Cruel Summer sound a little too similar its predecessors -- only without as many hooks.
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 Ace Of Base: Greatest Hits - All CDs $5.99 and Free Shipping at yourmusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Consistently written off as ABBA wannabes and subpar pop poseurs, Ace of Base actually wrote some of the best pop songs of the '90s.
As often happens with pop acts, once they begin to grow as artists, their fan base shrivels, which is exactly what happened with Ace of Base.
With this album, though, you can see that when they matured they actually hit their stride.
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 Modamag.com | Ace Of Base: Da Capo
Album Rating: A- I've been wondering what the heck ever happened to Ace Of Base.
As a longtime fan in the US, I'm used to seeing only negative attention regarding Ace of Base and I'm glad to see that you have finally seen the light as it were and been able to enjoy this new album.
Hers was pretty much the only music I liked on their second album, and when I learned that she was into punk music, I got relly interested....so I picked up this album under the imports section, and have some mixed feelings about it.
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 Ace of Base Tickets chicagogigs.com Ace of Base Upcoming Schedule Ace of Base Information Feature Ace of Base
Ace Of Base is something as uncomplicated as a pop band, that doesn’t try to be, appears to be anything else than that.
The fact that Ace of Base has sold over 30 million albums and 15 million singles proves that they know what they’re doing.
During the four years it took to finalize this album, the band wrote more then 150 songs, of which the 11 strongest songs plus the cover song “Wonderful Life” was chosen to become the final album listing.
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 Amazon.com: The Sign: Music: Ace of Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ace of Base's sound, at the end of the day, is pretty limited -- somewhat flat keyboards, reggae beats, reserved vocals, droning beats, catchy but unenduring.
"All That She Wants" should've been the major hit; it's the one Ace of Base song that holds up to repeated listens, thanks to a less chirpy lyrical theme than usual and a woodwind line as an unusual hook (or keyboard-simulated?).
Now Ace of Base stands mostly as a curiosity, its relevance mostly due to its baffling commercial success, and possibly as a sign of the times -- the first stage of the move towards harmless pop manufacturing, perhaps?
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 Ace of Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Ace of Base has made two versions of Cruel Summer.
In 1994, Ace of Base was the first Swedish group to top Billboards album list--the most prestigous of all album lists over the world.
The title track from the album The Sign succeeded only a few weeks earlier to top the Billboard singles list.
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Ace of Base's frontman performed as a DJ EastWest Club on Dubrovnik's Banjama beach, proclaimed as one of 3 wold's most attractive beach places, had a special guest.
It is interesting that just for this occasion a group of former, but also actual fans of Ace of Base came from Split to Dubrovnik, and Rade Popadic was one of them.
Swedish group Ace of Base, which makes Ulf together with 3 Berggren siblings, is probably of the rare groups that entered the Guiness book of records.
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 The History of Rock Music. Ace Of Base: biography, discography, reviews, links
Ace Of Base is a Swedish quartet (from Gotenborg) that became an international phenomenon in the '90s dance scence with their debut album The Sign (Arista, 1993), that will go on to sell over 10 million copies.
All That She Wants was really the only reason to exist for Ace Of Base and their debut album.
Gli Ace Of Base sono un quartetto svedese (di Goteborg) che divenne un fenomeno internazionale sulla scena dance degli anni 90 con il loro album di debutto, The Sign (Arista, 1993), che si avvia a superare i 10 milioni di copie vendute.
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 The Ace of Base Homepage: Café   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Did you know that if you say 'Ace of Base is da bomb' or 'school is da bomb' in an American school you would be told to stand in a corner of the principles office.
ACE OF BASE debe cumplir el contrato y según los componentes de Ace of Base, verán como quieren seguir su camino.
Klaatu's seven-song album rocketed to the top of the charts, until the band's manager was forced to confess that Klaatu were definitely not the Beatles.
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 Review | Ace of Base Greatest Hits
They've filled their greatest hits album artfully, however.
All of this sounds a lot like disrespect for Ace of Base and it truly isn't intended to be.
Greatest hits albums tend to be what they are and this one is no exception.
www.bluecoupe.com /pop/aceofbase.html   (384 words)

 Happy Nation album down Ace Of Base lyrics
Artist Ace Of Base Albums: Bridge, Cruel Summer, Da Capo, Greatest Hits, Happy Nation, Sign, The Bridge, The Sign.
She leads a lonely life She leads a lonely life When she woke up late in the morning Light and the day had just begun She opened up her eyes and thou...
Ace Of Base Lyrics - Happy Nation Album
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