...och stora havet

...och stora havet ("...and the Great Ocean") is the debut studio album by Swedish pop singer Jakob Hellman. It was released on February 13, 1989 by EMI.[1]

...och stora havet
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Studio album by
Released13 February 1989
Recorded1988, EMI Studio 1 and 2 in Stockholm, Sweden
GenrePop, rock
ProducerDan Sundquist
Jakob Hellman chronology
...och stora havet
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Singles from ...och stora havet
  1. "Tåg"
    Released: 9 May 1988
  2. "Vara vänner"
    Released: 10 January 1989
  3. "Hon har ett sätt"
    Released: 12 April 1989


The album was recorded in 1988 in EMI's studio in Skärmarbrink, Stockholm, and was produced by Dan Sundquist. During the recording, Sundquist worked in parallel on an album by Freda', which had higher priority than the low-budget Hellman album. Sundquist and Hellman also had differing ideas about the sound of the album. Hellman wished to retain the more primitive feel of the 1987 demo that served as the basis of the record, while Sundquist was aiming for more of a pure pop production. Sundquist eventually got what he wanted.[2]

...och stora havet was initially pressed in an edition of 5,000 copies. Once the song "Vara vänner" became a hit, the album was certified gold in the summer of 1989. The album was followed by a tour where Hellman was accompanied by musicians from Eldkvarn, Reeperbahn and Wilmer X.[2]

Lyrically, the album is tinged with a longing to get away. The songs also capture a sense of being young, impatient, misunderstood, and angst-ridden.[2]

The album was released in a remastered edition on CD on June 17, 1998.[3] Nöjesguiden named ...och stora havet the best Swedish album of the century.[4] It is also among the titles in the book Tusen svenska klassiker ("A Thousand Swedish Classics", 2009).[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Jakob Hellman,[1] unless otherwise specified.

1."Tårarna" (The Tears)3:32
2."Du är allt jag vill ha" (You're All I Want)3:14
3."Vara vänner" (Be Friends)3:39
4."Vackert väder" (Beautiful Weather)3:44
5."Vintern dör" (The Winter Dies)3:34
6."Visa mej" (Show Me)2:24
7."Hon har ett sätt" (She Has a Way)3:20
8."Sköra värld" (Fragile World)3:29
9."Tåg" (Train)3:15
10."Stora havet" (The Great Ocean)3:52
11."Glada dagar" (Happy Days)4:27
12."Avundsjuk på dej" (Jealous of You)3:49
Total length:42:19
Bonus song on the CD release (1989)
13."Som jag vill" (Like I Want)3:17
Total length:45:36
Bonus songs on the remastered release (1998)
13."Som jag vill" (Like I Want) 3:17
14."Vägar hem" (Ways Home) 5:31
15."Hon väntar på mej" (She's Waiting for Me) 2:31
16."Tältet" (bonus track on Den flygande holländaren)Cornelis Vreeswijk2:47
17."Fritiof och Carmencita" (Fritiof and Carmencita)Evert Taube3:02
18."Tango i Nizza" (Tango in Nice)Evert Taube3:23
19."Tusen dagar härifrån" (with Perssons Pack, from the album Äkta hjärtan)Per Persson4:06
20."Hon väntar på mej[a]" (remixed version) 2:31
Total length:69:27
  • ^ This song is not listed on the back of the album.


Additional personnelEdit

  • Anders Sjögren – tuba
  • Dan Sundquist – production, synthesizer, electric piano, minimoog, keyboard, bass, tambourine, backing vocals, wind arrangement, effects and programming
  • Dave Castle – clarinet
  • Eddie Sjöberg – guitar and mandolin[b]
  • Ingemar Dunker – drums[b]
  • Jan Zachrisson – keyboards, recording, production and programming on "Tango i Nizza"[b]
  • Jesper Lindberg – electric guitar and mandolin[b]
  • Kofi Bentsi-Enchill – bass[b]
  • Magnus Adell – bass and double bass[b]
  • Magnus Lind – accordion and piano[b]
  • Magnus Persson – tambourine, xylophone[b], percussion and triangle
  • Mats Bengtsson – piano, accordion[b]
  • Mats Borg – drums[b]
  • Mats Olausson – piano and organ
  • Matts Alsberg – bass and double bass
  • Michael Jildestad – trombone
  • Pelle Sirén – guitar[b]
  • Per Hägglund – synthesizer and effects
  • Per Persson – vocals[b]
  • Sanken Sandquist – drums[b]
  • Titiyo Jah – backing vocals
  • Werner Modiggård – drums
  • Magnus Nygren – executive producer
  • Alar Suurna – mixing
  • ^ Refers to the remastered edition.


Chart (1989-2001) Peak
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 9


Country Certificate
Sweden[6] Platinum



  1. ^ a b "...och stora havet". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Gradvall et al (2009), #722
  3. ^ "Hellman Jakob: Och stora havet 1989 (Rem)". Ginza.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Granström, Klas (9 April 2009). "– Jag kommer göra mer musik" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jakob Hellman – ...Och Stora Havet". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Veckolista Album - Vecka 32, 2001" (in Swedish). Grammotex. 11 August 2001. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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