Per Gessle’s surprise release on his birthday

Per decided to keep the tradition of releasing something special on his birthday. Last year it was the first Mono Mind album, Mind Control, this year it is the demos to Gyllene Tider’s last album, Samma skrot och korn. Better said, not all the demos, since Vanliga saker is missing, but there is a demo to Detektiv. The latter one was a left-over song from Samma skrot och korn, but in the end it was released in November as a single.

Per says he made no demo for Vanliga saker, because it was too late before they had to fly to France and that was the last song he had written. He only has a sketch on his iPhone.

Title of the album is Samma skrot och demos. The album cover shows a lovely pic of Per as a kid and his mother. You are surely wondering if it gets a physical release, but so far there is no plan for vinyl or CD.

It’s always great to hear / read about any steps of a song’s evolution, so it’s cool to have these demos now. You realize there are some bigger or smaller changes in the lyrics (no Kent in the demo for Jag drömde jag mötte Fluortanten for example) and it’s even more interesting to hear a demo to a song which is not sung by Per on the album. Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! sounds totally different when Per sings it vs. when it’s Micke Syd behind the mic.

The demo to Mannen med gitarr is the same as the one you can find on The Per Gessle Archives (Demos & Other Fun Stuff!, Vol. 2). Per wrote it for the Mazarin album, but it never made it. Mr. G said back then that the reason was that Clarence and Christoffer hated it. They probably felt it was a little bit too poppy and a bit too lightweight for that album. Fitted GT now.


  1. Skrot och korn (T&A 1 aug 2018) – 2:55
  2. Det kändes inte som maj (T&A 31 juli 2018) – 2:23
  3. Jag drömde jag mötte Fluortanten (T&A 27 nov 2018) – 3:17
  4. Någon att hålla i hand (T&A 13 juli 2016) – 2:12
  5. Vid hennes sida (T&A 26 jan 2019) – 2:46
  6. Aftonstjärna (T&A 28 aug 2018) – 2:55
  7. Bjud till! (T&A 5 juni 2018) – 3:02
  8. Låt denna trumslagarpojke sjunga! (T&A 20 mars 2018) – 3:20
  9. Mannen med gitarr (T&A 20 nov 2002) – 3:12
  10. Bara i en dröm (T&A 30 juli 2018) – 3:16
  11. Henry har en plan på gång (T&A 26 jan 2019) – 3:00
  12. Allt det andra (T&A 30 juli 2018) – 3:47
  13. Detektiv (T&A 10 juni 2018) – 2:50

Listen to the album on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer or other digital platforms.

Happy birthday, Per! Thank you for the prezzie and keep the tradition going!