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The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight (Reissue, Remastered)

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Long Gone Before Daylight is the fifth studio album by Swedish rock band The Cardigans. Released in Japan on 19 March 2003 and in Europe from 24 March by Stockholm Records, it was their first studio album since the release of Gran Turismo in 1998, during which time band members released numerous solo works under assumed aliases: Peter Svensson issued Paus' sole, self-titled album in 1998. This was followed by the release of the self-titled record from Nina Persson's A Camp in 2001, and bassist Magnus Sveningsson's I Sing Because of You (under the Righteous Boy moniker) in 2002.

The album differs from much of the band's earlier work, eschewing the pop and electronic rock sound of previous material in favour of a sparser, alternative rock and country-influenced production. Its lyrical themes are also more mature, with subject matter inspired by domestic abuse, depression, love and fatalism. It received generally positive reviews from music critics upon release, with several reviewers commending it as the band's best album, while praising their compositional work and the change in musical direction. The record was released in the United States on 25 May 2004, and several US publications criticised the band for abandoning their old pop sound, and accused them of being ashamed of their former "happy" pop sound.

The band won three awards at the 2003 Grammis—the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Long Gone Before Daylight won the "Album of the Year" award while the Cardigans won "Rock Group of the Year". Three singles were released from the album: "For What It's Worth" was released on 17 February 2003. The second single, "You're the Storm", was released on 2 June 2003 and went on to win the award for "Video of the Year" at the Grammis. The third and final single, "Live and Learn", was released on 3 December 2003.

Release info

Label: Universal Music 060255722171
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Europe
Released: 2019
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock


A1 Communication
A2 You're The Storm
A3 A Good Horse
B1 And Then You Kissed Me
B2 Couldn't Care Less
C1 Please Sister
C2 For What It's Worth
C3 Lead Me Into The Night
D1 Live And Learn
D2 Feathers And Down
D3 03.45: No Sleep

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