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Du & jag döden

Du & jag döden
Studio album by Kent
Released March 15, 2005
Recorded Park Studio, Älvsjö, Sweden
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:22
Label RCA, Sony BMG
Producer Kent, Stefan Boman
Kent chronology
Vapen & ammunition
(2002)
Du & jag döden
(2005)
The hjärta & smärta EP
(2005)
Singles from Du & jag döden
  1. "Max 500"
    Released: February 5, 2005
  2. "Palace & Main"
    Released: May 4, 2005
  3. "Den döda vinkeln"
    Released: August 31, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Expressen [1]
Musiklandet [2]
Dagens Skiva [3]
Muzic.se [4]
GP [5]
SVD [6]

Du & jag döden (Swedish for You & Me Death) is the sixth studio album by Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released on March 15, 2005 through RCA Records and Sony BMG. As the title implies, death is a major theme of the album which, before its release, was described by the band as dark and depressing; in keeping with this, the plastic album cover and the playable side of the CD are both black. The album debuted at number one in Sweden and Norway, and at number two in Denmark and Finland.[7] As of 2007 the album had sold 220.000 copies worldwide.[8]

Contents

  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • Audio sample 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Track listing

All lyrics written by Joakim Berg

No. Title Music Length
1. "400 slag" (400 Blows) Joakim Berg 4:58
2. "Du är ånga" (You Are Steam) Berg 3:51
3. "Den döda vinkeln" (The Blind Spot) Berg 4:19
4. "Du var min armé" (You Were My Army) Berg 3:30
5. "Palace & Main"   Berg, Martin Sköld 4:05
6. "Järnspöken" (Iron Ghosts) Berg 3:48
7. "Klåparen" (The Bungler) Berg, Sköld 5:25
8. "Max 500"   Berg 3:35
9. "Romeo återvänder ensam" (Romeo Returns Alone) Berg, Sköld 4:03
10. "Rosor & palmblad" (Roses & Palm Leaves) Berg 4:05
11. "Mannen i den vita hatten (16 år senare)" (The Man in the White Hat (16 Years Later)) Berg 6:38
  • The song title "Järnspöken" plays on an expression in Swedish, "Hjärnspöken", which literally means "brain ghosts" and refers to imagined problems, from fixations and unfounded fears to paranoia and hallucinations. "Hjärna" is Swedish for "brain", whereas "järn" means "iron", but the two words are pronounced the same way.
  • A limited edition of the album was also available. This included postcards sensitive to UV-light, a booklet printed on especially thin paper and a poster with the cover picture, among other things. The limitation was 9000 items.
  • The album was also available on vinyl, limited to 1500 items.

Personnel

Audio sample

Sample of track 11, "Mannen i den vita hatten (16 år senare)".

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References

  1. ^ Nunstedt, Anders (2012-04-25). """Kent: "Du & jag döden. www.expressen.se. Retrieved 2005-03-17. 
  2. ^ Strandlund, Jonathan (2005-03-15). "Inte så kolsvart som man kan tro". Musiklandet.se. Retrieved 2005-03-15. 
  3. ^ Welander, Fredrik (2005-03-17). "Fyrtioåtta minuter närmare slutet". Dagensskiva.com. Retrieved 2005-03-17. 
  4. ^ Remfors, Oscar (2005-03-17). "Svart, sorgligt och vackert". Muzic.se. Retrieved 2005-03-17. 
  5. ^ Lindqvist, Johan (2005-03-17). "Kent: Du & jag Döden". GP.se. Retrieved 2005-03-17. 
  6. ^ Okänd, Okänd (2005-03-17). "Kent: Du & jag Döden". SVD.se. Retrieved 2005-03-17. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Discography Kent".  
  8. ^ "Kent - ett lysande undantag" (in Swedish). Affärsvärlden. 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 

External links

  • Du & jag döden at Discogs (list of releases)
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