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Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

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Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005)
3CD | Pop/Disco/Eurodance | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Artwork -> 61 Mb | Universal | 892 980-7 | ~1233 + 361 Mb

Universal International's The Ultimate Collection lives up to its name with a sprawling three-disc (for some people, a single-disc Ace of Base compilation just doesn't cut it) overview of the alternately beloved and reviled Swedish dance-pop outfit's career. For the most part, UC covers all of the same ground as 2000's Greatest Hits, 2003's Singles of the 90s, and Arista's Platinum & Gold Collection, balancing radio behemoths like "Don't Turn Around," "The Sign," and "All That She Wants" with smaller hits such as "Wheel of Fortune" and Bananarama's "Cruel Summer." What distinguishes The Ultimate Collection from previous comps is the inclusion of some deeper album cuts and an entire disc of remixes, in case "The Sign" didn't get stuck in your head the first time around.

~ James Christopher Monger
Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

Ace Of Base:

Formed: 1990
Representative Albums: "The Sign", "Singles of the 90s", "Greatest Hits"
Representative Songs: "All That She Wants", "Beautiful Life", "The Sign"

Comprised of vocalists Jenny Berggren and Linn Berggren, and keyboardists Jonas "Joker" Berggren and Ulf "Buddah" Ekberg, the Swedish quartet Ace of Base became a phenomenally popular international act with their 1993 debut album, The Sign. Ace of Base's simple, melodic Euro-disco was equally popular on radio and in the clubs, earning the quartet three U.S. Top Ten singles – "All That She Wants," "Don't Turn Around," and "The Sign," which spent six weeks at number one.

Before the quartet formed in 1990, sisters Jenny and Linn Berggren sang in local church choirs in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their brother, Jonas, played synthesizers and wrote songs with Ulf Ekberg. Eventually, Jonas and Ulf recruited Jenny and Linn to sing with them, and the quartet began playing dance music at local clubs in the late summer of 1990. Within a year, the group signed with Mega Records and released their debut single, "Wheel of Fortune," in 1992. By that time, the quartet had joined forces with John Ballard, who produced their recordings and wrote the majority of their songs; occasionally, Ballard co-wrote with Jonas Berggren. "Wheel of Fortune" became a hit across Scandinavia, and soon the German-based record label Metronome signed a European distribution deal with the group. "All That She Wants" was Ace of Base's first single in Europe and, thanks to heavy exposure on MTV, the song became a number one hit in ten different countries. In the spring of 1993, Ace of Base released their European debut album, Happy Nation.

"All That She Wants" was released in America in the fall of 1993 and quickly went platinum, beginning a string of platinum Top Ten singles in the U.S.. Released in the fall of 1993, Ace of Base's American debut album The Sign – a reconfigured version of Happy Nation, featuring four new songs – quickly sold nearly two million copies in the U.S.. Throughout 1994, Ace of Base dominated radio in America and Europe as "All That She Wants," "Don't Turn Around," and "The Sign" received heavy airplay on a number of radio formats, including Top 40, adult contemporary, urban, and, bizarrely, modern rock. By the end of the year, The Sign had sold over eight million copies in the U.S. alone. Ace of Base was nominated for three Grammys that year, including Best New Artist.

Ace of Base released their second album, The Bridge, in the fall of 1995. Although it went platinum in its first six months of release, the record failed to duplicate the remarkable multi-platinum success of The Sign. After a three-year-hiatus, the duo returned with Cruel Summer, which suffered a similar fate. 2000 saw the release of Greatest Hits, a blend of original singles and remixes.

~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005):

Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

Tracklist CD1:

01. All That She Wants (3:36)
02. Wheel Of Fortune (3:53)
03. Happy Nation (4:11)
04. The Sign (3:11)
05. Waitung For Magic (5:20)
06. Don't Turn Around (3:50)
07. Living In Danger (3:44)
08. Lucky Love (2:55)
09. Beautiful Life (3:41)
10. Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry (3:16)
11. My Deja Vu (3:21)
12. Perfect World (3:55)
13. Life Is A Flower (3:45)
14. Cruel Summer (3:34)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

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Ace Of Base / The Ultimate Collection CD1

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Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

Tracklist CD2:

01. Donnie (4:37)
02. Travel To Romantis (4:09)
03. Always Have, Always Will (3:44)
04. Everytime It Rains (3:55)
05. Cecilia (3:54)
06. Tokyo Girl (3:36)
07. C'Est La Vie (3:28)
08. Hello Hello (2:52)
09. Love In December (4:01)
10. Beautiful Morning (3:01)
11. Unspeakable (3:14)
12. The Juvenile (3:42)
13. Da Capo (3:11)
14. What's The Name Of The Game (3:04)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 22. May 2012, 16:34

Ace Of Base / The Ultimate Collection CD2

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Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\EAC\WV\wavpack.exe
Additional command line options : -h -hh -m %s %d


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Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

Tracklist CD3:

01. Wheel Of Fortune (Original Club Mix) (4:04)
02. My Mind (Mindless Mix) (4:15)
03. All That She Wants (Banghra Version) (4:18)
04. Happy Nation (Remix) (3:47)
05. The Sign (Dub Version) (5:13)
06. Don't Turn Around (Stretch Version) (6:00)
07. Lucky Love (Armand's 'British Nites' Remix) (11:25)
08. Cruel Summer (Big Bonus Mix) (4:10)
09. Megamix (Long Version) (7:22)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 22. May 2012, 17:02

Ace Of Base / The Ultimate Collection CD3

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Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\EAC\WV\wavpack.exe
Additional command line options : -h -hh -m %s %d


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Copy OK

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Ace Of Base - The Ultimate Collection (2005) Re-up

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