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. 🙂

 

2013-02-12

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.

 

 

#gtsommar Which colour of Gyllene Tider’s poster artwork you prefer?

There seem to be 4 artworks in different colours of Gyllene Tider’s posters / ads. Which one do you like the most?

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Artworks are available on Gyllene Tider’s Artwork 2013 Pinterest board.

 

Small Apartments – director’s cut trailer

We could already see the official trailer of Small Apartments, but now a director cut trailer is also available on Jonas Åkerlund‘s website. You can get more of the familiar Per Gessle SOAP vibes from this version.

As we already informed you, release date of the DVD is 19th February. Soundtrack: out “very soon” 😉 – still no info about an exact date.

 

 

The Per Gessle Boogaloo Selection – 2010-2012

This is a selection of Mr. Gessle’s verbal and physical boogaloo bonanzas from the short videos published on Roxette Official. I tried to collect the most memorable ones, but of course, there is a little boogalooing in almost all of the short vids. Enjoy!

For today, I couldn’t start the video selection with anything better than the Swiss Benissimo birthday boogaloo. 😉 Happy birthday, Mr. G!

 

Brainpool on Twitter

2013 seems to be a good year for comebacks and setting up accounts on social media sites. 🙂 Being formed in 1993, Brainpool has its 20th anniversary this year. As we informed you earlier, the band performed on Mossagårdsfestivalen 17th June, 2012. Next to David Birde, Jens Jansson and Christoffer Lundquist, Magnus Börjeson also appeared on stage that night.

Brainpool

©Sven Köhler

 

Chris said in this article that a new Brainpool album is in sight, but as we could see, release of the album wasn’t happening last year.

 

Now Brainpool has a Twitter account: @brainpoolband       As the band tweets:

Good to have a channel of communication on standby in case we suddenly have an idea.

 

Talking about ideas, we already had one. 😉 What about being the support act on a possible GT tour?

 

 

Gyllene Tider is back!

Well, at least Gyllene Tider is back with a new facebook page – as The Daily Roxette informed earlier today. The page has already reached more than 23 000 fans in 1 day, after it’s been published.

GT

A cover picture was set on GT’s page with Per Gessle in the front, while all other members of Gyllene Tider (Micke Syd Andersson, Göran Fritzon, Anders Herrlin and Mats MP Persson) appeared a bit blurred in the background. EMI asked to remove that photo, so now you can only find it here and there on facebook or if you were quick enough, you could save it to your hard drive. 😉

First rumours about a possible GT album and tour appeared last year when Roxette was still touring. We also wrote several articles about it. Here you can see what Per’s reaction was to all the rumours and Expressen’s article. So, should we still hold our horses or will there be anything happening to save money for this Juni, juli, augusti?

Front row feeling in front of your TV

After the premiere of Roxette’s new documentary ”It All Begins Where It Ends”, now we could watch the TV cut of ”Travelling The World – Roxette Live 2012” premiering on SVT1 today.

We got a nice taster when we saw the live scenes in the documentary and from the Joyride teaser shown on SVT Play, so we had some images in our minds how the whole concert film would look like. Favela (the filmmakers) shared the info some hours before the premiere that TV version consists of 11 songs from 11 cities, filmed in Argentina, Germany, Chile, Brazil and Sweden. Besides these countries, South Africa also appeared in the film.

Now seeing this 58m 12s long version we could relive the gigs – in the front row. Enjoy it here!

One thing is definitely strange in the film: the constant cuts coming too fast after one another, breaking the flow of the songs a bit (mainly in It Must Have Been Love with scenes shown even from the video clip). However, all the incredible camera angles (e.g. the one used during She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)), the fantastic sound, as well as those many happy and familiar faces on and off the stage make it bright, even though the colours in the film are not that saturated.

Regarding the DVD version, it may be a wishful thinking, but we write it in the name of many, many fans that it would indeed be great to have all the 26 songs* ever appeared on the setlist during the tour. If we can’t get them in video format, then at least on a bonus CD, as the sound is amazing indeed. Chris did a fantastic job mixing it.

*Songs played live during the tour in alphabetical order (the songs appearing in the TV cut of the concert film are in bold – the number next to them shows their sequence; places mentioned in the film before all songs are most probably referring to the crowds, as stage scenes are from South America; however, crowd scenes also seem to be mixed, not just from one venue during one song):

  • 7Twenty7 (5) – Hamburg, Germany
  • Church of Your Heart (11) – Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Crash! Boom! Bang! (6) – Berlin, Germany
  • Dangerous
  • Dressed for Success
  • Fading Like a Flower
  • How Do You Do!
  • It Must Have Been Love (3) – Cape Town, South Africa
  • It’s Possible (4) – Rosario, Argentina /SPECIAL version 😉 , as Per is singing ”There’s something very SPECIAL about you” instead of ”There’s something very DIFFICULT about you” after the ”do do”-s/
  • Joyride (7) – Neuquén, Argentina
  • Listen to Your Heart (10) – Santiago, Chile
  • Only When I Dream
  • Opportunity Nox
  • Perfect Day
  • She’s Got Nothing on (But the Radio) (2) – Córdoba, Argentina
  • Silver Blue
  • Sleeping in My Car (1) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Soul Deep
  • Spending My Time (8) – Göteborg, Sweden
  • Stars
  • The Big L.
  • The Look (9) – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Things Will Never Be the Same
  • Watercolours in the Rain
  • Way Out
  • Wish I Could Fly

We are curious if a list of all concerts – not just the ones where the shootings took place – will also appear on the DVD to show the world at least this way how big the Neverending Tour was.

We’ll get to know it latest when the DVD is available – hopefully this March, according to Per’s earlier comment.

The newest Per Gessle ”hit”!

Today, by watching the docu (It All Begins Where It Ends) for about the 5th time and reaching the scene at 36:10 I started laughing again, just like I did during the first 4 views. Then I thought I definitely need this sound as a ringtone. So I ripped this part and made an mp3 file of it. But why to keep it just for myself? Maybe some other Roxers need a new wake-up alarm ringtone, too. That’s how it showed up on my YouTube channel and was posted on Roxette Official. I’m not sure if Per’s comment (”People are strange.”) was referring to himself or at the mental hospital thinking of people using this sound as a ringtone. Anyway, it seems to be a hit! Too funny and too cute to stay hidden in that fantastic documentary. Any new ”hits” are more than welcome in our ringtone collection, Per. 😉

 

 

If you are interested in what other things make people wake up in the morning, you can read the comments under Per’s post, here. 😉

Are you in the mood of joining the Joyride?

SVT Play has shared a snippet (4m 56s long) from the upcoming Roxette Live concert film premiering on 2nd January, 2013 on SVT1. This part is from Joyride. Per shouts: “C’mon, Santiago!” at about 1:10, but some fans say crowd scenes are also from Argentina. As SVT Play informs, it will be a 1-hour-long programme on SVT1.

Before you react, please, remember that we’re all MAGIC FRIENDS! 😉

 

Thanx Arnaldo M Suarez for the crowd scenes info.

Roxette – It All Begins Where It Ends

Roxette’s new documentary – It All Begins Where It Ends – premiered on SVT1 at 22:30 CET, 26th December. All Roxers were too excited whether they can watch it later on SVT Play or not, but fortunately, right after the docu started on TV, it was already available on SVT Play. There was a 1-hour silence on Facebook, as the whole Roxer community was watching it eagerly. Our expectations were high after watching the teaser, but looking at all the comments regarding the documentary, we can say it exceeded our expectations.

Reading the articles on aftonbladet.se and on expressen.se (including a touching part of the documentary) made us a bit worrying. These articles are more about Marie’s illness, so we were wondering whether the docu is built totally on this or it’s an inevitable part to make everyone understand what a big thing is that Roxette were touring the world and to show how all this made Marie even stronger.

Well, the documentary is about so much more than Marie’s illness. See it with your own eyes here!

Per says on Roxette Official:

Thanks for the response re the Rox Doc and for practicing your Swedish! The version you can see here and there on the internet at the moment is exclusively edited for Swedish TV and will be longer on the DVD (and shorter on some international TV stations…). If God is good we’re looking at a March 2013 DVD/BluRay release date.

As he informed us earlier, the documentary “will be subtitled for each country”.

Small Apartments release date

According to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s press release, 11 months after its official premiere on the SXSW Film Festival in Texas, Jonas Åkerlund’s “Small Apartments” movie – for which Mr. Gessle has done the soundtrack based on the Son of a Plumber vibe – will finally be out in February, 2013. It will reach a limited audience, though, as it will appear in theaters in selected markets beginning 8th February via Tugg.com. Here you can check how tugg.com works.

The 97-minute-long movie will also be available on DVD from 19th February. DVD will include 2 bonus materials: “How To Build A Gravity Bong” & “Small Apartments: Behind The Scenes”. As Amazon.com informs, it will be a Region 1 DVD (US and Canada only). Language: English; subtitles: English, French, Spanish; dubbed: French. DVD can already be pre-ordered.*

What about the soundtrack? Good question. Will it ever be (physically) released? Hope we get some news on that soon.**

 

*According to Amazon.de, the DVD will be available for other regions, too, with the following subtitles: Italian, English, Arabic, French, Greek, Hindi, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, German. (Thanks for the info, Daniel Kühn.)

**According to The Daily Roxette: “The soundtrack to Small Apartments will be released on EMI Parlophone and “very soon” according to the writer of the music. There’s also whispers about vinyl…”