|The Great Cold Distance|
|Studio album by|
|Released||13 March 2006|
|Genre||Alternative rock, hard rock, shoegazing, doom metal|
|Producer||Jens Bogren, Katatonia|
|Singles from The Great Cold Distance|
The Great Cold Distance is the seventh full-length album by Swedish metal band Katatonia, released on 13 March 2006. The album was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro between May and August 2005.
The album was re-released on March 12, 2007, with two bonus tracks and with the entire album in 5.1 surround sound.
There is also a special Swedish edition of the album, which came in a limited edition box with an exclusive Katatonia poster, a set of Katatonia postcards and an enhanced video of "My Twin". Music videos were also released for singles "Deliberation"and "July".
The album is listed at number 8 on PopMatters' list of the Top Metal Albums of 2006.
All lyrics are written by Jonas Renkse; all music is composed by Renkse and Anders Nyström, except "Deliberation", co-written by Fredrik Norrman.
|10.||"In the White"||4:54|
|12.||"Journey Through Pressure"||4:21|
|15.||"In the White" (Urban Dub Mix)||5:30|
|16.||"Code Against the Code"||3:35|
|United Kingdom, Russia||2006||Peaceville, Soyuz Music||CD||CDVILEF 128|
|United Kingdom||2006||Peaceville||CD||CDVILEF 128P|
|Ukraine||May 2006||Moon||CD||MR 1633-2|
|United Kingdom||June 26, 2006||Peaceville||Vinyl||VILELP 128|
|United Kingdom||March 12, 2007||Peaceville||CD||CDVILEF176X|
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