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Happy Nation [Extra tracks]

Ace Of Base Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (7 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000025VKA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,332 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All That She Wants
2. Don't Turn Around
3. Young And Proud
4. The Sign
5. Living In Danger
6. Voulez-Vous Danser
7. Happy Nation
8. Hear Me Calling
9. Waiting For Magic
10. Fashion Party
11. Wheel Of Fortune
12. Dancer In Daydream
13. My Mind
14. All That She Wants
15. Happy Nation

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CD Album

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop, 80's, melancholic, singing. Very nice. 25 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Famous for "All that she wants", which is the opening track, Ace of Base's strength on this album is their other melancholic tracks such as "Waiting for Magic", "Happy Nation" and "The Sign". The album is up beat and poppy, but has much more character and depth (and lyrics!) that most 2-male 2-female bands since. They are dancier and more electronic than Abba. Not as sweet but much more meaningful than Spice Girls or modern teenage-aimed bands. Well written and unique pop music, childish yet deep.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Up (mostly) 4 April 2000
Format:Audio CD
Their first and most popular album, this was released after a series of smash hit singles, and was called 'Happy Nation' in the UK. It sold massively in the States, where for a short while they swept aside the tail-end of grunge.
At the time, they seemed like a cross between Abba (light pop with skewed lyrics, in particularly 'All that she wants' in which, the 'baby' was supposed to be a 'boyfriend', and not an actual 'baby') and the then-huge wave of 'reggae-lite' bands. Combining bouncy beats with surprisingly morose lyrics ('Happy Nation', in particular, is positively glacial, and has a bit in medieval Latin - take that, Enya!), it's very 1993, especially on the 'Bhangra' remix of 'All that she wants', which sounds as if more than seven years have passed.
During that seven years they released a follow-up, 'The Bridge', which didn't sell very well at all, and a further follow-up, 'Flowers', which was slightly more popular, and contained the excellent 'Life is a Flower'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shameless, fun, inspired pop 21 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
Although sometimes ignored by more 'serious' music listeners, Ace of Base's happy nation should be taken seriously for bringing a fusion of various influences together to create some fantastic tunes. 'All that She Wants' is an anthem, but all the tracks stand out. Although some ideas are clearly borrowed from styles such as reggae, funk, r'n'b, and groups such as the excellent Kream Kaik Mischun, the result is a style all their own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My childhood in a packet 4 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great classics, although some of the tracks haven't aged well. I can still remember all the words! Classic Swedish pop :)
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By p.tobbs
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bought to replace damaged cd, and now my grand-daughter aged nine loves it and is playing it over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars "Ace of Base?" 24 Jun 2014
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Should be zero stars. The cover was good but inside was Gerry and the Pacemakers. I needed one by the time I could laugh at it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars had it before 26 Jan 2013
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Had the album and he CD before but moved to this country and was missing the shiny and happy songs from the Ace!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
This album was just how I remember Ace of Base. Great album to sing along to in the car. A must buy
Published 21 months ago by Dmg
4.0 out of 5 stars 90s Dance Estravaganza With A Brain for a Happy, if not Ecstatic...
One of the biggest selling debuts of all time, no mean feat either, not least as, not only where Ace Of Base a European act, but they totally conquered America, seeling as many... Read more
Published on 17 May 2011 by ScottPaul ScottPaul
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Greatest Albums.......EVER!!!!1
This has to be one of the finest examples of absolute musical greatness i've ever heard. Simple, yet completely addictive and just all round brilliance. Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2011 by J. P. Mullen
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Turn It Off!
Ace of Base managed to sell over 23 million copies of this album worldwide and making it the highest selling debut album by a group ever. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by D.A.C
5.0 out of 5 stars The stuff memories are made of...
I remember with great fondness when everyone was crazy about this album. It was always playing, everyone but everyone loved it, danced to it, owned it, talked about it... Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2009 by Fairuza Foch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I have looked for this CD for years. I am a huge fan of this band and they're 2nd album The Bridge is just as fantastic. I recommend it.
Published on 17 Jun 2005 by Lady Trent
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of art!!!!
A pop reggae style music mixed with techno and rave, the Swedish quartet were able to produce a sound of their own, which made people go crazy!!! Read more
Published on 15 April 2002
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