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Christoffer Lundquist to release solo album in May

As previously reported, Christoffer Lundquist is going to release a solo album in the following months. Warner Music Sweden AB has sent out a press release today with some information about the album:

- Album release is set for May 4th – two days after Christoffer is going to receive the “Sir George Martin Music Award” in Palladium, Malmö.

- Title: “Through The Window”.

- Tracklist (taken from Swedish online stores Ginza.se or CDON)

01. Green
02. On Air
03. The Raging Hands Of Time
04. Tiny Penelope
05. Full Moon
06. By A Garden Wall
07. A Clearing In The Forest
08. Cloudberry Way
09. Through The Window
10. Everybody Prop.8 Breakdown
11. Everything About This Life Is Garbe D In Mystery
12. Early Morning Street
13. Not A No-no
14. Showtime
15. Angel Blue

- Cover: seems to be taken from/in the studio.. with some wild animals and plants in addition ;)

- It has taken Christoffer 12 years to finish the album, which might not be surprising given that Christoffer’s studio Aerosol Grey Machine has always been taken by other artists. So the only hours the studio was free and he could work on the album were between 4 and 6 in the morning. And Christoffer needed some sleep as well.

- Christoffer has recorded, mastered and mixed the album himself. He also plays all instruments, except for the drums.

And about the award:

George Martin about the award and Christoffer: “When I was his age I was in the middle of producing Sgt. Pepper for The Beatles but nobody took any notice of me until much later. I wish to cheer him with his success and wish him well for his future!”

Here is once again the promotion medley uploaded by Warner.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfwBMJyQPCQ

Christoffer released an EP called “Major & Minor Songs” which contained 4 tracks in 2005. You can read a review by Tomasz here.

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Christoffer Lundquist new album preview

You can listen to some snippets of Christoffer Lundquist’s new album on youtube.

Christoffer informed on Facebook that the album will be out on April 28th. The backing vocals in the album are done by Hanna Ekström.

Hi there,
it will be released on the 28th of april I think. Someone asked who was on backing vocals: Her name is Hanna Ekström, she’s from a small village close to my home. And her father is the schoolteacher of my oldest daughter! She’s on …facebook:http://www.facebook.com/hanna.ekstrom1
Thanks you everyone for the kind comments!

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Interview with Magnus Börjeson on Nordic Rox

One of our readers sent us a link to an interview with Magnus Börjeson which was broadcasted on Nordic Rox (program on US radio station SIRIUS XM) some days ago.

In this nice interview Magnus talks about his career and some of his music productions and projects are played as well:

  • Here She Comes Again – Vibike Saugestad (produced, played by Magnus and David Birde, ex-Brainpool!)
  • The Morning Show – Metrojets (with David Birde)
  • Sound of Noice (film)
  • Beagle
  • Favorita
  • Goodbye London – Luke Jackson (with Magnus, Christoffer, recorded in AGM)
  • Magnus’ favourite track: Jet by Paul McCartney.

And much more! Enjoy!

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Premiere of documentary film featuring Helena Josefsson

Helena Josefsson (currently on tour with Roxette, backing vocals) is taking a break in the tour and won’t be in the next two concerts (Ukraine and Belarus). The reason for that is that she is attending the premiere of a documentary film about Dolly Parton she is in.

The documentary, directed by Jessica Nettelbladts, is called “Jag är min egen Dolly Parton”, which Helena co-starrs with Nina Persson, Cecilia Nordlund and Lotta Wenglén, as well as music producer Gudrun Hauksdottir. The film is about the friendship and dreams of these five women, about women being in the middle of a career and longing for cihldren. And, of course, about Dolly Parton as a role model.

The “VIP” film premiere took place yesterday in Stockholm. The official premiere is on March 11th in Folketsbio cinemas in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and many other cities across Sweden.

Our reader Erik Johansson attended the premiere yesterday and comments “the film is in Swedish with no subtitles, so a lot of you will not understand that much, but there is really a lot of feelings going on.. and there were many times when tears came through”. He absolutely recommends the film.

SvD article

Jag är min egen Dolly Parton from Folkets Bio on Vimeo.

Update March 12th: The four ladies performed one of the songs from the documentary live at SVT’s Skavlan yesterday. You can see the performance here.

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Lundquist to receive Sir George Martin Prize

Christoffer Lundquist is the first winner of Sir George Martin Music Award. In the jury’s statement we read: “With burning ambition to musical perfection Christoffer Lundquist transformed Vollsjö to a Scanian Abbey Road!”

Christoffer Lundquist is producer, musician and composer and he has produced over 100 albums for the Swedish and international artists. He has also been a member of Brainpool and also toured with Per Gessle and Roxette for the last 10 years.

Sir George Martin Music Award was set up one year ago in connection with the Beatles former producer’s visit in the southern Sweden to receive a honorary doctorate from Musikhögskolan in Malmö.

The prize is 100,000 SEK and will be handed at the official gala at Malmö’s Palladium on May 2nd, 2011.

Source: Sydsvenskan.se

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Pre-order Helena Josefssons second solo album

ORDER THE ALBUM

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Helena Josefsson to release her second album in February

Helena Josefsson’s second solo album will be called “Kyss Mej” (Kiss me) and will be released in February 2011. The album was produced by one-and-only Christoffer Lundquist.

It has been an exciting journey to write this album. The first time in Swedish and the first time I made music in the computer. A new world has opened for me! Suddenly, I can show you more of what I hear inside my head without being limited by my piano playing. I dared to try everything possible.

The album is also about being a mother and how everything around you is changing then.

Since I’ve become a mother feels as if everything has started all over again. It is as if I was born to a new world. Now our new life has started and we have to learn everything once again. Can you love someone too much? How to become a family? And when should we catch up with everything? My little boy makes me so very happy every day!

A new single “Nån Annanstans, Nån Annan Gång” is being played on Swedish P4 radio. You can also here this song here.

Source: EMI Music Sweden

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“Nån annanstans nån annan gång” from Helena Josefsson

The first single from Helena’s second album is “Nån annanstans nån annan gång” which in English goes for “Another place another time”. The single is a digital release and you can listen to it here on the site a little further down to your left. Play it, download it, have fun! The song will be available very soon for digital download and when it is the “buy it” button will take you to the right place.

LISTEN

NEW PHOTOS

Source: HelenaJosefsson.com

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New Helena Josefsson’s album on the way

This is what you can read on Helena’s homepage

Welcome to helenajosefsson.com

Helena´s second solo album is on it´s way. The site is being updated. Moohhoohaaahaaa…


Source: HelenaJosefsson.com

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“Broken angel” featuring Helena Josefsson

A brand new Arash song featuring Helena Josefsson on the backing vocals.

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

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Interview with Magnus Börjeson: “We just want to have fun on stage.”

Kirsten and Judith met Magnus Börjeson a few hours before the concert in Halmstad to talk about his career as musician and how he sees Roxette at the moment. We picked him up at the station and sat down at the station café to chat. It was actually us who wanted to know more about him, but he started asking about us:

Magnus: So where are you from? Germany?

Judith: I come from Spain, live in Austria.

Kirsten: Germany.

M: So when you are not Roxette fans, what are you doing for a living?

J: I work as project manager in a bank.

M: And you?

K: I am a journalist.

M: For a newspaper..?

K: Yes, for a local newspaper, sports mainly.

M: Where is that?

K: North of Frankfurt.

J: What are you doing, when you don’t work with Roxette or Per?

M: I do music, that’s all I do. Haha! In different shapes and kinds, I do a lot of music for films and TV commercials, that’s what I’ve done the last couple of years.

J: Could you explain us how did you get into music?

M: I started playing when I was a kid with my neighbour, we played in his basement. Then I had a band at school. I had a lot of bands, I had a band called Beagle in the early 90ies, we had two albums out, that’s the first time we really had a record deal.

K: I saw the videos from that time, they are funny.

M: Yeah, we did a lot of videos. It was the age of the video. And yes, they were fun. I had a lot of hair then.

K: It looks better now anyway.

M: haha, thank you! I think so too. That was like my first real major thing. We signed with Polar, which was ABBA’s record company. We were at ABBA’s manager’s to sign the deal, everything was very intense. It was really fun for a couple of years. Then it wasn’t fun anymore, so we quit.

K: Can you really make a living from music?

M: yes, I do. I’ve done since then. It’s a lot of work; I’m into a lot of things. But I cannot imagine doing anything else, I have always wanted to do this since I started playing, so I couldn’t think of anything else to do. That would be horrible.

J: How many instruments do you play?

M: I play bass and guitar, and some keyboards. I started playing drums when I was a kid, that was my first instrument.

 

K: Do you still play drums?
M: I know how to play, but you know, when you haven’t played for a while, you get very bad. But give me six months and I think I would manage.

J: So you mentioned you don’t do anything else but music, meaning you also compose your own stuff?

M: yes, that’s what I do when I am not touring or doing something with other artists. I compose a lot of music for films.

J: Do you prefer to play live or studio?

M: Well, both. I love to play live, I think it’s funny, you can show off a bit, be a rock musician, haha! But I work a lot in the studio as well, I have my own little studio at home, so I work there every day and I enjoy that immensely too.

K: You mentioned music for films, can you tell us about this film you presented in Cannes?

M: We’ve been working long on this project. We first made a short film, which you can find on YouTube. It was about six drummers breaking into an apartment and starting to play songs. We did that in 2000, with a couple of friends of mine who made short movies at that time. And then a French production company suggested we should make a feature film about this. So we started about four years ago and we just finished before Cannes, where we presented it. It’s called “Music for one apartment and six drummers” and it’s going to have its premiere in Sweden and France this December.

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Interview with Christoffer Lundquist on Sydsvenskan

Andreas Ekström has interviewed Christoffer Lundquist for Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan.

On the interview Christoffer explains about the tour with Roxette this summer, but also talks about more philosophical existencial questions like egoism, which he thinks is the most difficult question is his life right now. “How to live one’s life without affecting others,” he tells Andreas Ekström.  He mentions, as an example, how to be sure that the food he buys at the supermarked hasn’t been harvested by slave children.

Talking about Roxette’s new album, he reveals that “Marie sings better than ever to my ears.”

You can read this very interesting interview following  this link.

Helena Josefsson to sing with Roxette on Victoria’s wedding

Taken from Helena Josefsson’s official website:

Just a small update!
Recording and composing with Sandy Mouche gives me a lot of joy in between the exam- studies.
No news about the solo-album so far.

Singing backing vocals with Roxette when our Princess gets married!

Now I´ll pick up my sun-beam-boy at his grand mother.

Have a fine day!
Helena

Thanks to Lantartida.

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Unknown picture from “Hitlåtens historia”

Unknown picture from making of “Hitlåtens historia” was published today on NRK.no. Clarence “the third member of Roxette” Öfwerman joined Marie and Per in this photography.

Source: NRK

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Electric band 2010 without Jonas Isacsson

According to the German Night of the Proms fan website, Jonas Isacsson won’t be part of the Night of the Proms this year.

A Dutch guitarist called Rob Winter will take Jonas’ place in the Electric Band in 2010. Jonas, who didn’t hesitate to say he’d do the tour again this year, says:

He played with NOTP in Charleroi last weekend. Checked out what he did with Kim Wilde, sounded good.

Additionally, NOTP organizers revealed the first artist for this year’s tour two days ago: Boy George.

Source: NOTP-fanpage.de

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