There were many press and radio interviews with the band during the past few days and there is a live programme on TV4 today – direct broadcast from their rehearsal studio. Here is a summary of all the information we got to know so far.
As Per says, the new album – Dags att tänka på refrängen – is 37 minutes long and contains almost only uptempo songs. There is only one ballad that is similar to ”När alla vännerna gått hem”.
Here is the list of songs from the album:
1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
2. Man blir yr
4. Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera)
5. Tio droppar regn
6. Jag tänker åka på en lång lång lång lång lång resa
9. Anders och Mickes första band
10. Tiden är en dåre med banjo
12. Dags att tänka på refrängen
Does it mean “Henry, dansa inte disco!” got a new title? Or Henry might appear later as a B-side…
The album is released on 24th April in a bound CD book format. The deluxe version includes a bonus CD with demo versions of all 12 songs. Of course, the album will also be available on vinyl.
According to cdon.se, the standard album’s booklet is of 20 pages, deluxe CD’s booklet is of 24 pages.
Aftonbladet states that Gyllene Tider sounds younger than ever. They have their own style and own sound. These five guys together are a unique mix.
Per replied to Expressen’s question about what makes them being still one of the biggest Swedish bands:
I think there is a reason why Gyllene Tider is still being great. Every time we come back we have new hits.
Micke Syd says to Aftonbladet:
There are not too many bands that have this energy. Per sounds so young and we play so well together. It would be a mortal sin not to do it.
Per said in several interviews that Göran has never been so good as on this album. Micke Syd says:
All people just smile when they hear that fucking organ. “Now it’s summer!”
Gyllene Tider is happy with the ticket sales. Per said to Expressen that several concerts are basically sold out. There will be around 10,000 people per gig.
According to Expressen, the total audience of the summer tour with 19 stops is 343,000. This would mean there should be appr. 18,000 people at each venue. Expressen says Gyllene Tider is competing for the summer audience with international giants like Bruce Springsteen, Iron Maiden and Kiss, but Anders Herrlin thinks:
Those who come to see us, come to see us. We can only do our best and we will be providing something amazing.
Per says to Expressen that they will sit down after Easter and discuss everything about the ticket sales and if there should be any extra concerts.
The songs for the setlist will be selected during the rehearsals. There will be a mix of new and old hits, as well as something for the real hardcore fans. We can be sure the hits mentioned by Per will be played live this summer, too.
Being on stage and performing “Sommartider”, “När vi två blir en” or “Det hjärta som brinner” is absolutely amazing. The symbiosis with the crowd becomes so powerful.
Per said in the PP3 radio interview that there might be 5-6 new songs played on tour.
Tonight the band responds to fans’ questions in TV4’s ”Fråga Gyllene Tider”. Here you can check the details. GT sent greetings from their rehearsal studio and can’t wait for your questions.
“Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej” will be played on TV4 by Gyllene Tider today – according to GT’s post on facebook. Will it be the cover of this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzOLupIS8kI Noooo, we hope it’s a totally new song written by Per.
UPDATE: You can watch ”Fråga Gyllene Tider” if you click HERE.
Aftonbladet made a funny interview with Per. In 1983 Per answered questions of Aftonbladet’s readers. After 30 years, now Aftonbladet asked him the same questions and put his actual answers next to his answers from 1983. From the 2013 replies we get to know – among other things – that Per isn’t listening to Buddy Holly while he’s making love nowadays. The most similar answer he gave to the question what he’ll be doing in ten years. He said:
1983: In ten years, I’m hopefully still healthy and I’m over the ”being a 30-year-old” crisis and play golf with Lasse Lindbom in Southern France.
2013: I hope I’m still healthy and work further on this endless highway of pop music’s realm.
It seems that he is over even the ”being a 50-year-old” crisis. We hope to have you on this endless highway for more than 10 years, Per. 😉
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Gyllene Tider’s website: