Den sjunde vågen

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Den sjunde vågen
Den sjunde vågen - Front.jpg
Studio album by Marie Fredriksson
Released 17 February 1986 (1986-02-17)
Recorded June–September 1985
Studio EMI Studios, Stockholm
Length 42:50
Language Swedish
Label EMI Svenska AB
Producer Lasse Lindbom
Marie Fredriksson chronology
Het vind
Den sjunde vågen
... Efter stormen
Singles from Den sjunde vågen
  1. "Den bästa dagen"
    Released: 4 October 1985
  2. "Silver i din hand"
    Released: 8 January 1986

Den sjunde vågen (English: The Seventh Wave) is the second studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Marie Fredriksson, originally released on 17 February 1986 on LP and Cassette by EMI Sweden. It was preceded by the release of two singles: "Den bästa dagen" ("The Best Day") and "Silver i din hand" ("Silver in Your Hand"), the album was issued on CD for the first time on 29 October 1986. This edition contained the b-sides from the preceding two singles as bonus tracks.

The record was a commercial success upon release, spending almost three months on the Swedish Albums Chart, where it peaked at number 6 on its third week.[1] Den sjunde vågen was remastered and reissued in 2002 as part of Fredriksson's 24-bit HDCD box set, Kärlekens guld. This version included Fredriksson's previously unreleased recording of "Det finns så mycket man inte känner till" ("There Is Much You Do Not Know") as a bonus track,[2] a version of which had originally been released as a single in 1988 by Swedish pop singer Anna Book.[3]

Background and recording[edit]

The album was recorded between June and September 1985 with a predominantly new group of musicians from the ones who performed on Fredriksson's first solo album, 1984's Het vind—which was recorded alongside many of the same musicians that appeared on Per Gessle's debut solo album. Fredriksson and Gessle would later go on to form pop duo Roxette, whose first album, Pearls of Passion, was released in October 1986.[4] The success of the album in Fredriksson's home country led to her winning her first Rockbjörnen award, for Best Swedish Female, in 1986, she would go on to win the award a total of four times—the most of any artist in the awards' history.[5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written by Marie Fredriksson and Lasse Lindbom, except where noted.

Den sjunde vågen – Original LP/Cassette: Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)English translationLength
1."Värdighet" "Dignity"3:51
2."För dom som älskar"Ulf Lundell"For Those Who Love"6:11
3."Silver i din hand" "Silver in Your Hand"3:14
4."När du såg på mej" (with Lasse Lindbom) "When You Looked At Me"4:55
5."Mot okända hav"Ulf Schagerström"Toward Unknown Seas"3:54
Den sjunde vågen – Original LP/Cassette: Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)English translationLength
6."Den bästa dagen"
"The Best Day"5:12
7."Tro på mej" "Believe in Me"3:42
8."En känsla av regn"
  • Lindbom
  • Strömstedt
"A Sense of Rain"4:02
9."Den sjunde vågen" "The Seventh Wave"6:06
10."Ett hus vid havet" "A House By the Sea"1:43
Total length:42:50
Den sjunde vågen – Original CD
No.TitleWriter(s)English translationLength
11."Helig man" "Holy Man"4:03
12."Skyll på mej"Per Andersson"Blame on Me"4:58
Total length:52:08


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Den sjunde vågen.[6]

  • Recorded at EMI Studios in Stockholm, Sweden between June and September 1985


Additional musicians

  • Marianne Flynner – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Henrik Janson – guitar and synthesizer (track 7)
  • Jan "Nane" Kvillsäter – electric (track 1) and acoustic guitars (track 9)
  • Tove Naess – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Tommy Nilsson – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Mikael Rickfors – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Reg Ward – saxophone (track 2)
  • Basse Wickman – backing vocals (track 6)

Technical personnel

  • Kjell Andersson – sleeve design
  • Calle Bengtsson – photography
  • Björn Boström – engineering


Chart (1986) Peak
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog # Ref.
Sweden 17 February 1986 EMI
  • 1361961 (LP)
  • 1361964 (Cassette)
29 October 1986 CD CDP-7463052
June 2002 Remastered 24-bit HDCD: Kärlekens guld box set Capitol Records 7243 5 40199-2 0
5 March 2003 CD 7243 5 39869-2 6


  1. ^ a b " – Marie Fredriksson – Den sjunde vågen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Thorselius, Robert (May 2003). The Look for Roxette: The Illustrated Worldwide Discography & Price Guide (1st ed.). Sweden: Premium Förlag Publishing. ISBN 978-9197189484. 
  3. ^ " - Anna Book - Det finns så mycket man inte känner till". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "TWAS 156: Gyllene Tider, Per Gessle, MaMas Barn, Marie Fredriksson, Roxette". 22 January 1998. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Tidigare Vinnare | Rockbjörnen" [Previous Winners | Rockbjörnen]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Schibsted. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Den sjunde vågen (CD liner notes). Marie Fredriksson. EMI. 1986. CDP-7463052. 

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