Awesome Gyllene Tider site on Hallandsposten.se

An incredibly awesome Gyllene Tider site is now created on Hallandsposten.se under ”Nöje & Kultur” menu. How cool is that! You can find there EVERYTHING about Gyllene Tider. From old articles via the flow of their social media sites to Hallandsposten’s visit in their rehearsal studio last Thursday. There is only one single problem: you can get access to anything only if you are a subscriber. Without a subscription you can check the main menu of GT’s site, which looks just fantastic. It’s a great idea from Hallandsposten. Now their number of subscribers will most probably increase like hell. 😉

 

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Gyllene Tider #1 in Sweden: 5th week in a row!

Gyllene Tider’s latest album is still No. 1 for the 5th week now. Yay! The already gold, platinum and double platinum record, Dags att tänka på refrängen entered the Swedish album charts on 3rd May, 2013.

Gyllene Tider’s previous (5th) studio album, Finn 5 fel! stayed on the charts for 28 weeks. First six weeks at No. 1, 7th week at No. 2, but got back to No. 1 for the 8th week. F5F! is a gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum record.

Congrats to the Fab Five!

 

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Marie Fredriksson – a set of lovely backstage moments

While we are still badly missing the tour, I’ve put together some of those nice videos in which Marie is appearing during backstage rehearsals. You may remember Per once wrote this on Roxette Official: ”How could Marie go wrong with a band like this?” From these videos you can see that she didn’t go wrong with them at all. Pure fun!

By the way, once in a while it would be great to see some pics or videos of how Ms Effe is doing these days. Short videos from the studio where she’s working on her solo project would just be awesome. Until then, enjoy this set of lovely backstage moments.

Grattis på födelsedagen, Marie!

 

 

 

Gyllene Tider nostalgia trip

You might remember the video Per shared on Gyllene Tider’s Facebook page appr. 2 weeks ago, where they appeared in a legendary TV studio with legendary Annika Jankell (reporter). The legendary interview was for a documentary that will be on air at 22:00 CET, 6th June on SVT1 (also at 13:55 CET and 01:05 CET, 9th June).

“Gyllene Tider’s Parkliv today” is a nostalgia trip back to the summer of 1981 and contains parts from Parkliv documentary, concert photos, hits, as well as the interview Annika did with GT about the past 30 years.

 

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1m 56s teaser is available here.

 

 

Gyllene Tider goes ABBA

soldansPer revealed the tracklist of Gyllene Tider’s new compilation album, ”Soldans på din grammofon” and it turns out to be a double CD and a coloured double LP. Check the tracklist below.

You’ll find 4 bonus tracks on the album. One of the songs, ”45 minuter motorväg” is a leftover from GT’s latest record, ”Dags att tänka på refrängen”. As we already informed you earlier, you’ll find 2 versions of ”Henry, dansa inte disco!” on the album: a live one from 1980 recorded at the rehearsal studio and a new version.

One more interesting bonus track will see the light of day: a cover version of ABBA’s ”S.O.S.” from 1980 recorded at the rehearsal studio. If you are wondering how ABBA-ish GT can sound, you should listen to their cover in this video of Gyllene Tider’s live performance at Rock 300 /Karlskrona, 2nd August, 1980/ – God, I was just a half-year-old girl back then. 🙂 (The cover is from 20:55, but it is worth watching the whole video.):

 

 

For a comparison here’s ABBA’s ”S.O.S.” – Swedish version:

 

ABBA: ”S.O.S.” – English version:

 

Tracklist:

CD #1
1. Sommartider
2. Gå & fiska!
3. En sten vid en sjö i en skog
4. Flickorna på TV2
5. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
6. När vi två blir en
7. Det hjärta som brinner
8. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
9. Det är över nu
10. Kung av sand
11. Marie i växeln
12 Tylö Sun
13. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
14. Billy

CD #2
1. Skicka ett vykort, älskling!
2. Juni, Juli, Augusti
3. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
4. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
5. (Hon vill ha) Puls
6. Småstad
7. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
8. Vandrar i ett sommarregn
9. Faller ner på knä
10. När alla vännerna gått hem

BONUS – EP:
11. Henry, dansa inte disco! (En 70-talsfabel)
12. 45 minuter motorväg
13. S.O.S. (live replokal juni 1980)
14. Henry, dansa inte disco! (live replokal jan 1980)

 

The album is out on 3rd July.

 

 

Gyllene Tider #1 in Sweden for the 4th week!

Gyllene Tider’s latest album is still going strong. The album entered the Swedish album charts on 3rd May, 2013 and since then it is staying at the top of the chart for the 4th week in a row.

21.26% of the albums sold this week was “Dags att tänka på refrängen” and it is now a gold, platinum and double platinum record. Tjoho!

Congrats, guys!

 

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Gyllene Tider at Allsång på Skansen

According to Aftonbladet, Gyllene Tider will most probably be one of the guests at Allsång på Skansen. SVT has not yet confirmed the list of artists.

Allsång på Skansen (Sing-along at Skansen) is a Swedish show held at Skansen, Stockholm. SVT broadcasts it on Tuesdays between 8 pm and 9 pm CET every summer. The audience (10 000 – 25 000 people) is supposed to sing-along with musical guests to well-known Swedish songs.

This year’s Allsång på Skansen premieres on 25th June (lasts until 13th August). Looking at the tour agenda, the Fabulous Five are free each Tuesday, but might be busy with travelling from one place to another, so as the GT tour starts on 5th July and ends on 10th August, the guys – if they really take part in this year’s program – may appear at the show on 25th June, 2nd July or 13th August. We’ll let you know about the exact date once it is announced.

Gyllene Tider already appeared in this program in 2004 and Per also took part in it in 2003 and 2007. Here are some of their performances at those shows:

 

Gyllene Tider 2004:

 

Per Gessle 2003:

 

Per Gessle 2007:

 

 

Gyllene Tider plays with fire

You might remember our article from some days ago in which we asked you to vote on GT for a fireworks medley in Norrköping. The result of the voting is out… aaaaaand people will hear Gyllene Tider’s greatest hits during the fireworks on Friday, 16th August! More than 2000 readers took part and 34% of the votes went for our golden guys. Bruce Springsteen had 25% and David Guetta 22% of the votes. The remaining 19% went for Robbie Williams and Rihanna.

Leka med elden will most probably not included in the medley, but it’s still nice. Click here for the English version.

Thanx for voting and enjoy the ”show” if you’re in Norrköping that day!

 

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©Adam Ihse

 

 

Eurovision with Dea Norberg and Magnus Börjeson

I have to realize it every year that Eurovision song contest is not for me. This year I hoped it was going to be a bit different, since it was organized by Sweden (last year’s winner: Loreen – Euphoria). Well, it didn’t make much difference.

Malta’s performance was starting with an ukulele, a bit like Gyllene Tider’s Tuffa tider, but it turned out very soon that Gianluca’s song (”Tomorrow”) has nothing to do with GT. (You can check it here.)

Dea Norberg is a real veteran Eurovision back-up singer, as this was her ninth time providing back-up vocals. This year she was supporting Robin, Sweden’s contestant (”You”). Here you can watch how it went. Some days ago a video with Robin’s back-up singers appeared on YouTube and in the short interview Dea even says hi (at 1:55) to all Roxers out there.

 

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During the pre-show we could see another important person of the Rox gang, Magnus Börjeson. He appeared there with Six Drummers, doing a fantastic cover version of Robin’s ”You”. You can check their act here, at 21:35. Without no doubt, this was the best and most unique performance to me during the whole show last night. 😉

The winner of Eurovision 2013 is by the way Denmark, Emmelie de Forest with ”Only Teardrops”.

 

 

Sommartider wines turn out to be as big hit as the song

There was a great press launch of Per Gessle’s Sommartider wines on 8th May at Gondolen Gastronomi, in Stockholm. All wine journalists seem to be extremely positive about these 2 new items in The Per Gessle Selection.

 

Livets Goda:

 A wine that goddamn tastes exactly as it is called / sounds.

 

Allt om Mat:

I don’t like boxed wines and absolutely don’t like “celebrity wines” which tend to be praised for half shitty quality. To be honest, I thought that boxed wines with this kitschy name “Sommartider”, selected by Per Gessle, decorated with a few verses from the song and cute little flowers on the box could only be bad.

The wines don’t take you to another world, but they take you ashore. They’re good.

It will be this year’s hit.

 

Allt om Vin:

The vast majority of celebrity wines is of poorer quality than what you pay for. It is therefore an invigorating surprise that Per Gessle has chosen the opposite. The two boxed Sommartider wines are really worth their price (199 SEK/box).

 

SvD:

Considering Gessle’s solid interest in wine probably many think that boxed wines are not his mission in life. But in fact the wines are good.

This is an inspiring project for Per Gessle. Here he can combine his creativity with his interest in fine wines.

 

LEX Pop-Up:

The vast majority of celebrity wines are either of poor quality or overpriced. Or both! But there are exceptions. Thumbs up for Sommartider boxed wines.

 

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©Anders Melldén

You can find some other nice PG pix at the links pasted above. 😉 Don’t forget to check The Per Gessle Selection on Facebook for fresh pics / vids and news every now and then.

 

You can read more about Sommartider wines and where to order them in an earlier RXB article.

As Per informed the other day, wines are available in the ordinary assortment of Systembolaget at Eurostop in Halmstad. So, if you’re there in summer (or anytime), don’t forget to check and taste Sommartider. The boxes themselves are art and they will look good in any fan’s collection.

Update May 14th: The Wineagency, the company distributing Per’s wines, sent out a press release as well.

 

Champagne in The Per Gessle Selection

As SvD.se informs, Kurt & Lisa, Furet and Sommartider wines are just the beginning of a brilliant wine career of Per Gessle. Next project in The Per Gessle Selection is a champagne, a real blanc de blanc (champagne made from 100% Chardonnay).

New red wines are also coming soon, most probably from South Africa. You might remember that when Roxette was in South Africa in June, 2012, they visited a winery there (Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch). So, the new red wines might come from there. We’ll see.

 

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Photo taken at the launch of Sommartider at Eriks Gondolen, Stockholm, 8th May, 2013

From left to right: Per Gessle, Åsa Gessle, Ann Burgaz, Bengt Frithiofson

© Claes Löfgren

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Vote for Gyllene Tider fireworks medley

Nt.se’s reader’s can vote for which artist’s medley they want to hear during the fireworks on Friday, 16th August, in Norrköping.

The artists / band you can vote for:

  • Gyllene Tider
  • Robbie Williams
  • Rihanna
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • David Guetta

It’s evident who to choose, right? 😉 VOTE HERE!

There will be a medley with the winning artist’s greatest hits played during choreographed fireworks.

The winner will be announced on Monday, 20th May on nt.se.

 

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© Ulf Börjesson / Göteborgs-Posten

 

 

1.5-hour-long interview with Per Gessle

Kristoffer Triumf (Värvet) made a long long long long long interview with Per on 30th April, 2013. This is 100% interview, containing no music in between. Värvet, an amateur radio channel is known for making such interesting interviews with popular Swedish people, talking about their working life and being human. It’s in Swedish, but one has to get used to it: if you’re a fan of Roxette / PG / Ms Effe / GT, you have to practice your Swedish every now and then.

Click here for the interview. You can even download it.

Per is talking about everything from how he’s writing songs, what kind of music he is listening to via the Roxette tour, Gyllene Tider’s new album to how he’s managing all the social media sites and what he’s sharing there (song of the day, videos he makes in the studio with his iPhone, old video clips, etc.). There are some thoughts about how music and ”artists” have changed during the past years.

We also get to know that Per is walking 8-9 km in 1 hour 15 minutes each morning and probably that’s why he’s so fit. When he’s on holiday or when on tour, he’s visiting the gym. He tells he weighed himself before and after a gig and lost 2.5kg during one concert. He’s also talking about how much time he’s spending with his appearance.

Kristoffer asked him if he’s a feminist. Per asked back what it means. Kristoffer explained and Per said he is. They are also talking about how eccentric Per is and what eccentric means at all.

Per says Knallpulver (the only instrumental song on Gyllene Tider’s new album, Dags att tänka på refrängen) was inspired by a garage band. Then he made the demo in his hotel room in Curitiba.

We already heard it in some interviews, but he said it again regarding how to choose singles that he’s not too good at it. He didn’t really believe in Wish I Could Fly, for example. He finds it exciting to see why people like certain songs, so on Facebook he’s asking questions about which songs fans like and why.

Per, as a fan is also telling 2 anecdotes of meeting Tom Petty.

He’s talking about his childhood, tells no one knew how to pronounce ”Gessle” correctly – his grandfather’s name was Johansson and his father changed it to Gessle.

They are talking about how much of a businessman he is and how much he is involved in the daily operation of Hotel Tylösand. Per has 7 cars now and is not using public transportation (bus or subway) in Sweden (surprise, surprise…).

Kristoffer asked Per who he thinks Kristoffer should make an interview with. Per suggested Marie. So, we hope for a Marie Fredriksson interview on Värvet.

After the interview Mr. G went home for lunch, eating char (röding -> fish) with his family.

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Per in the studio (a smile would have been nice 😉 )           Per leaving the studio after the interview

Pics by © Kristoffer Triumf

 

 

Awesome Gyllene Tider signing session photos

You may remember Expressen’s article about a big chaos when Gyllene Tider had their signing session in Halmstad. Well, journalists like colouring their headlines and of course, there was no chaos at all, but what is very true in the article is that Basia Konarzewska, a great Polish Roxer, was flying to Sweden with a friend of hers to be present on the signing sessions in Halmstad and Kungsbacka. Basia had a fantastic weekend with the guys and she took some awesome photos of the two sessions she was attending. Judge them yourself by clicking here. Happy faces all around! 😉

 

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© Basia Konarzewska

 

Roxette on Trigger

Trigger Creative Conference is Sweden’s leading innovative conference for the music industry. Participants from all branches of the popular music community gather to share fresh and constructive thinking through discussions, debates and new working methods on how to help the future of the industry. The conference is going to take place during the Peace & Love festival, Borlänge (27 and 28 June 2013), where Roxette had a fantastic gig last year. But this is not the only connection to Roxette. The 2nd day’s theme is ”Do it the Swedish way” and the first topic is: The amazing Roxette revival and the use of social media in that. Presenter of it will be Richard Conlon, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media at BMI, US.

We hope to get to know more about this presentation later.

 

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27th June 2012, Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden     ©Cozycot.com