"Min bäste vän" (My best friend) is the seventh solo album by Swedish pop singer and songwriter Marie Fredriksson, her sixth album in Swedish. On the album, Marie Fredriksson gives her own, personal interpretation of the music she grew up with during the 1960s and 1970s.
Formats and track listing
(0946 3668872 5; June 14, 2006)
- "Din bäste vän" (Your best friend) - 4:07
- "Sommaräng" (Summer meadow) - 3:20
- "Om jag vore arbetslös" (If I was unemployed) - 3:32
- "Guldgruva" (Goldmine) - 2:52
- "Ingen kommer undan politiken" (No-one escapes politics) 3:46
- "Jag ger dig min morgon" (I give you my morning) - 5:06
- "Aftonfalken" (The evening falcon) - 3:55
- "Man måste veta vad man önskar sig" (You have to know what you're wishing for) - 3:31
- "Vem kan man lita på?" (Who can you trust?) - 4:13
- "Den öde stranden" (The deserted beach) - 3:17
- "Här kommer natten" (Here comes the night) - 3:51
- "Små lätta moln" (Small light clouds) - 1:42
B-side to "Sommaräng"
Marie's comments on the album
"These songs here have been my best friends during the important years of my life. When I took my old, scratched long playing records to listen them again, I noticed how great they are. Still great. I began sing songs by myself and I discovered that I longed to sing in Swedish again."
"The idea of making a record, where I could sing songs of old favourite like John Holm, Pugh Rogefeldt and Hoola Bandoola Band started to grow slowly. Everything had really been improvised a lot. Freedom. Especially when it concerns the song and the arrangement. It is not so polished anymore. This is what songs just need."
- Din bäste vän - Music & lyrics: John Holm.
- Sommaräng - Music & lyrics: John Holm.
- Om jag vore arbetslös ('If I Were A Carpenter') - Music & original lyrics: Tim Hardin. Swedish lyrics: Cornelis Vreeswijk.
- Guldgruva - Music & lyrics: Pugh Rogefeldt.
- Ingen kommer undan politiken ('Complainte pour Ste. Catherine') - Music & original lyrics: Philippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle. Swedish lyrics: Ola Magnell.
- Jag ger dig min morgon ('I Give You The Morning') - Music & original lyrics: Tom Paxton. Swedish lyrics: Fred Åkerström.
- Aftonfalken - Music & lyrics: Pugh Rogefeldt.
- Man måste veta vad man önskar sig - Music & lyrics: Mikael Wiehe.
- Vem kan man lita på? - Music & lyrics: Mikael Wiehe.
- Den öde stranden - Music & lyrics: John Holm.
- Här kommer natten - Music & lyrics: Pugh Rogefeldt.
- Små lätta moln - Music & lyrics: Pugh Rogefeldt.
- Produced and arranged by Mikael Bolyos.
- Executive producer: Kjell Andersson.
- Mastered by Thomas Eberger & Björn Engelmann, Cutting Room.
- Photo: Mathias Edwall. Thanks to: Mats Fridehäll.
- Artwork: Kjell Andersson & Pär Wickholm.
- Make-up: Petra Cabbe.