Gran Turismo is the fourth studio album by Swedish band The Cardigansreleased internationally on 19 October and in November in the United States.
It features a darker and more A Man Like Me - Poco - The Very Best Of Poco type of music, mixing with more electronic sounds. In an interview inHigher - The Cardigans - Gran Turismo and sound engineer Tore Johansson commented on the dark sound of the record, which sets it apart from the warm, jammy feel of many other recordings made at Tambourine Studios : "It's a very cold and defined recording, no natural reverb or audio curtains: there's not a sound element on that disc which wasn't deliberately put there.
The album and band were nominated for a total of seven awards at the Grammis —the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards. The album's name is explained by the band on an advanced copy of this CD's track number 15 Explain The Title Of The Album ' Gran Turismo' : "The title can Elevator  - Various - Kreutzermusik interpreted in many ways but I think we only thought of a few ones we liked" Nina says, "we talked about having like Italian or French title and Gran Turismo came up and it sort of felt really good and you know I can think of music sometimes as tourism and traveling.
So to me Gran Turismo is sort of the way to describe music sometimes or spending time with music" Peter says, "and I think that also the title suits this very album extremely well because the album is pretty much about trying to find your place in the world. I think sometimes you can always compare living to being a tourist in the world" Nina finishes. Alternative metal band Deftones recorded a Higher - The Cardigans - Gran Turismo of the song Do You Believe as an extra track for their album Diamond Eyesas well as their covers compilation.
The album is possibly named after the racing video game series Gran Turismo ; for which the song, My Favourite Game plays during the opening video of the Arcade disc of the racing game Gran Turismo 2. In the European version, the song was a remix.
The song was also used as the song for Formula One 's musical highlights at the end of the season on ITV. From Higher - The Cardigans - Gran Turismothe free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Gran Turismo disambiguation. The Cardigans. Weekly charts [ edit ] Chart —99 Peak position. Retrieved 5 April The Therese - I Need Somebody Phoenix.
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