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ACE OF BASE "DA CAPO" LEAVES YOU FEELING "UNSPEAKABLE"!
on October 1, 2002
After waiting four years, finally the release of Ace Of Base's fourth studio album, "Da Capo"! "Da Capo" means to return to the beginning, of lets say an era in AOB's case! This album definately leaves you feeling unspeakable from start to finish! The album has a little bit of everything for everyone's taste. 12 tracks of pure magic and mystery, that only Ace Of Base can pull off. Here is the tracklisting:
1. "UNSPEAKABLE": This is the first track on the album. It is very catchy, upbeat, modern and fun! How can you not sing the lyrics from the start..."All I Wanna Say To You...is Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah....UNSPEAKABLE! This is a very strong song, with hard beats, great vocals, and a catchy chorus. This will most likely be a single off this album. 5 out of 5 stars!
2. "BEAUTIFUL MORNING": This is the first single that was released in Germany and other countries. This song is very similiar to the Ace of Base hit "Life Is A Flower". It is very up-lifting and powerful. Very good vocals with a bop along beat. Not my first choice for a single, but the song nevertheless is great and special to Ace Of Base, make it special to you! 4 out of 5 stars!
3. "REMEMBER THE WORDS": A very eerie and mysterious rollercoaster ride through time. Very spacey, even gothic sounding at times. It contains great vocals of course and cool bell sounds throughout. Typical Ace of Base sound combined with sounds of today create this song, and what a powerful ending to it! 4 out of 5 stars!
4. "DA CAPO": This is the title track off the album "Da Capo". This is my favorite song off the album. This song sounds like a mixture of Ace Of Base's "The Sign", "Travel To Romantis", "Tokyo Girl" and "Love For Sale" all mixed into one modern masterpiece! If this track doesn't get you to move, nothing will! Filled with electronic and hard pounding beats, with outstanding vocals from Jenny and Linn. This song will hopefully be a single off the album.5 out of 5 stars all the way!
5. "WORLD DOWN UNDER": This song has a beat like in the Ace Of Base song "Happy Nation", and takes some beats from "No Good Lover" and "Perfect World" to create this great track. It is very modern, pure pop song at its best that only Ace Of Base can do! They are back and better than ever in 2002/2003, and this song proves that nothing can stop them now! 5 out of 5 stars!
6. "ORDINARY DAY": Breathtaking! An emotional epic ballad that is unlike ANY ballad you have EVER heard! This song should be a single as well. The lyrics are great, the vocals magical. A perfect song to share with you and a loved one! 5 out of 5 stars!
7. "WONDERFUL LIFE": This is the first cover song that has been done for the album. The original version of this song was sung by a group named "Black" in the 1980's! However, Ace of Base take this song to new levels with cool summery sounds and lovely vocals by Jenny that make this song a modern piece of art! With such energy and emotion, "Wonderful Life" leave you feeling wonderful day after day. A 5 out of 5 stars!!
8. "SHOW ME LOVE": The original version of "Show Me Love" was done by the Swedish duo "Yaki-Da" in the early nineties. However, Ace of Base take the slow ballad and turn it into an upbeat pop track. This song has Ace of Base written all over it. Very good vocals and a great energy behind it. Probably though, my least favorite out of all the tracks on the album. 4 out of 5!
9. "WHATS THE NAME OF THE GAME": This song is so fun! This song is similar to "Don't Turn Around" with some beats from "Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry"! The beats are incredible. Ace of Base take their sounds from "The Sign" album, and modernized it to a new upbeat dancable 2002 sound! This song proves it. I seriously have never heard such perfect pop and dance! 5 out of 5 stars!
10. "CHANGE WITH THE LIGHT": Has much much potential to be a single of this album! It is very unique, danceable, vocals are great and you can sing and dance along easy! Great electronic sounds mixed with pop and dance elements create this perfect Ace Of Base song! You got to love the part where the music stops and you here Ace of Base say "Don't stop the music!!!" We sure do not want them to stop...ever! 5 out of 5 stars for this masterpiece!!
11. "HEY DARLING": Gives me shivers when I listen to this one! What pleasure, what bliss! Who would have thought a song title like "Hey Darling" could be good...this song is great! It is very fierce and powerful and has a message behind it (unlike most songs these days). Upbeat and fun! Be careful though, as there are two versions of this song. One version is on the Edel-Mega label, the other on the Polydor label, so buy both from amazon.com to find out which you like better! 5 out of 5 stars!
12. "THE JUVENILE": The final track on the album! Something you would not expect Ace of Base to do! This song was supposed to be for the JAMES BOND film "Golden Eye", and the song title was originally supposed to be called "Golden Eye". However, it was changed etc, but finally made its home on "Da Capo". Has lots of bells and eerie sounds, magical vocals and is very strong and powerful. Not what you would expect from Ace of Base, but a welcome change and a great ending song to a perfect album. 5 out of 5 stars!!
All in all, "Da Capo" is pure pop perfection at its best. It has elements of techno, dance, and upbeat up-tempo tracks that make you sing along at first listen! So, what are you waiting for? Buy "DA CAPO" today at www.amazon.com, as this has only been released in selected countries!
Ace of Base return and are here to stay, 2002 and beyond!