“Small Apartments” is on its way to Europe

Small Apartments official Facebook page informed that the movie is coming to UK Cinemas on March 22 2013. In reply to the question if the movie will also be available in other European countries they say:

 

We will have a conversation with Sony about other territories in about 10 days time about other theaters.

 

As we’ve already informed you about it, US cinema premiere of the movie was at the beginning of February (reaching a limited audience), US DVD release date is 19th February. IMDb informs about the following release dates:

  • Italy: 5th March (DVD premiere)
  • Germany: 1st April (DVD premiere)
  • UK: 1st April (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden: 8th May (DVD premiere)
  • Australia: 12th September

 

Here are the list of all songs written by Per Gessle and used in the film – more or less different vs. the original version of them:
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Franklin’s Intro [new]
– I Have a Party in My Head (I Hope It Never Ends)
Drizzle [new]
Franklin’s Theme [new]
– Shopping with Mother
– Burned out Heart
– Are You an Old Hippie, Sir?
– Making Love or Expecting Rain
– Waltz for Woody
– C’mon
– Week with Four Thursdays
– Something in the System
Warm. Again. [new, English version of ‘Varmt igen’]
– Speedboat to Cuba
– Late, Later on
– Something Happened Today
– Double-headed Elvis

We assume one of the the new songs is a renamed “Kurt – The Fastest Plumber in the West” tune. The soundtrack should also include 7 additional songs, including one performed by Per Gessle – a cover of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”. Big thank you to Alejandro Lerin for sharing this news.

According to The Daily Roxette, “Dixi” is also included in the project and the soundtrack will be available on Elevator Entertainment vinyl, CD and digital download.

 

Hopefully, Per Gessle’s “soon” he wrote on 13th February on Facebook – regarding when the soundtrack is out – is much sooner than his “very soon” he mentioned in December, 2012. 😉

 

 

 

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Marie is also busy working in the studio

Mr G seems to be too busy with his Gyllene Tider project to post these news on Roxette Official, but from this roxette.se message we can see Marie is also busy working in the studio, which is great news. So far we heard rumours regarding her project, but this is the first official news about the fact that she’s preparing something for us THIS YEAR. 🙂

 

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Hello all Roxers out there!

Marie and I are taking some time off from Roxette at the moment after this huge world tour and two new albums in 19 months!!! Phew!

I’m in Christoffer’s farmhouse recording a new Gyllene Tider-LP (yep, that’s what we do!). It should be out in the open later this spring 2013. Marie is also busy working in the studio making magic moments to be revealed later this year!

However, we’re slowly but surely preparing a bright Roxette future with a live BluRay/DVD as well as tour documentary coming out before you know it!
We hope you want to stay in touch and communicate with us via our Facebook-page; Roxette Official.
I’ll try to post new and interesting stuff for your hungry hearts almost every day! See y’all soon.

Lots of love from Per (& Marie).

 

Sooo, it seems that the gap on the schedule of what to expect in 2013 will be filled with some Ms Effe project. 😉

 

 

#gtsommar Fritzon is looking forward to his summer job

An article is published by Hallandsposten. They had an interview with Göran. Don’t miss it if you want to know a bit more about the Farfisa guru. 😉

 

 ©Roger Larsson

 

Here’s a short summary:

 

Fritzon is looking forward to his summer job

Hallandsposten’s article says Göran Fritzon is looking forward to his summer job. The other members of Gyllene Tider are working more or less with music in their everyday lives, but Göran has not played regularly with any artist or band for the past 20 years. He’s usually playing only for himself at home, in Oskarström during the weekends.

Göran grew up in Åled and began to play the organ at the age of 12. He doesn’t really know why he chose that instrument. But – as he says to Hallandsposten – they had an old pump organ at home and his mom told that as a child, he used to stand on the pedals and raising his hands to the keys, which he was too short to see.

The sound of my organ, model VIP 233, is unique. I also have a bit bigger Farfisa organ, but it does not sound the same.

Hallandsposten informs that he started working as a scanner operator in 1986, but continued to play in various formations, until he got tired in 1993-94. He had children and worked full time, so he could not be rushing around anymore. Later he had his own business with a friend, Dynamit, a firm for graphic production. Currently he is employed by Hylte as a project manager. Additionally, he works with Tågdagarna in Landeryd.

Regarding 2004 GT25 tour Göran says:

The greatest of all was Ullevi with almost 60,000 people in the audience. There’s a scene on the DVD “GT25 Live” where I forget to play and just stand and look over the arena.

He says they’ve been talking about Gyllene Tider’s comeback for a few years but had to wait until this summer, because it went so well for Per Gessle and Roxette on their world tour. GT performed three songs at the Roxette concert in Halmstad in 2010, but otherwise it’s nine years since Göran was on stage.

Regarding this summer Göran says:

It will be great fun. It just feels like “wow!”.

Sure, I may be a little rusty, but I tend to quickly get started. We have so much fun together and I feel a great sense of security with the rest of the band.

It is the world’s most fun summer job.

Here you can read the article in Swedish: Fritzon ser fram mot sitt sommarjobb

 

A schedule of what to expect in 2013

 

Who would have thought that after the past busy years 2013 will also be full of happenings? Here is a list of what’s coming. 🙂

 

  • January: Gyllene Tider tour is announced, tickets are on sale (5th July, Halmstad is already sold out, but there is an extra Halmstad gig on 7th August /tickets for this latter one are available from 9 am CET, 31st January/)

 

 

  • March: Roxette ”It All Begins Where It Ends” documentary and ”Travelling The World – Roxette Live 2012” DVD / BluRay release (exact date is still unknown)

 

  • April:
  1. Roxette concert in Switzerland on 6th April – the one & only Roxette gig this year (at least so far)
  2. Gyllene Tider: Dags att tänka på refrängen – album release (release date varies at different online music stores); a compilation album called “Soldans på din grammofon” will also be released, but we have no info about any date yet

 

  • May: Marie’s birthday (I couldn’t leave this month blank) 😉

 

  • June: all GT tour participants are being prepared for juli och augusti 😉

 

 

 

  • September: or better said ”after summer”, as no exact date is given yet: Sven Lindström’s Roxette biography is out. As Sven informed The Daily Roxette, the book will be available in English.

 

  • October: ?

 

  • November: ?

 

  • December: Xmas (at least for lots of us) 😉

 

We hope to fill in the gaps with some Marie Fredriksson, alias Ms Effe 😉 projects as well. We’ll keep you informed about any news.