Ednaswap (album)

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Studio album by Ednaswap
Released May 9, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 53:45
Label East West
Producer Scott Cutler
Matt Hyde
Matt Wallace
Ednaswap chronology
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Ednaswap is the first album by Los Angeles band Ednaswap, released in 1995 by East West Records. It was the band's only record for the East West record label. The album was never put into wide release and the band has said that it was a disappointing experience. They were released from their contract after the album was out. Ednaswap was almost immediately signed by Island Records.

Natalie Imbruglia covered the song "Torn" for her 1997 debut album Left of the Middle. Sinéad O'Connor covered the song "The State I'm In" for her 2000 album "Faith And Courage". American-Norwegian singer Trine Rein covered both "Torn" And "The State I'm In" for her 1996 album, Beneath My Skin.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Is a Song" – 3:20
  2. "Clown Show" – 4:35
  3. "Acrobat" – 3:35
  4. "Ted and Joe" – 3:47
  5. "Pale" – 3:12
  6. "Blown Away" – 4:25
  7. "The State I'm In" – 4:08
  8. "Therapy" – 3:45
  9. "More" – 4:33
  10. "Minor Crap" – 6:07
  11. "Glow" – 4:26
  12. "Torn" – 4:23
  13. "The Goodnight Moon" – 3:22

All music by Preven/Cutler; Lyrics by Preven


The release of the album was hampered by many issues. The band has said that while recording, East West disliked their sound, finding them to be too grungy. Anne Preven stated that she believed they were signed "too early" after having written only four songs, and never having performed in front of a live audience. The label apparently wanted them to take a more acoustic, pop direction. The album was released, but Eastwest put no effort into promoting it and balked at supporting Ednaswap on tour, even when they were asked by popular band No Doubt to tour with them (Ednaswap was even mentioned in the liner notes of No Doubt's 1995 album Tragic Kingdom). These issues contributed to Ednaswap's departure from East West.