Gyllene Tider sommaren 2013

TV4 broadcasted an approximately 70-minute-long cut of Gyllene Tider’s summer tour. Unfortunately, it is available only in Sweden, but here you can read a short summary of it and see some screenshots.

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It’s a fantastic documentary with tons of live footage from several shows, mainly Skövde, Eskilstuna, Stockholm and Ullevi, Göteborg. Grumpy Production did a great job! The whole program is nicely cut, it’s of very high quality and contains a great mix of interviews with band members, their travelling around Sweden, joking and having fun backstage, performing live on stage, crowd scenes, the walk to the stage, short interviews with fans and Ms Dimberg, Thomas Johansson, Micke Syd’s mum and dad, Mats Olsson journalist, etc., the stage decoration being cut into parts and signed by the Golden Guys, then given to fans at the last show and we can see some meet & greet scenes. One can even get to know the recipe of a perfect cocktail from Micke Syd. Oh! And the yellow radio has an important role again.

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My gosh! Even without seeing a complete concert in this docu you can relive the tour. You feel you are back in time, it’s summer, you are standing in the front row and going crazy for Gyllene Tider, singing along, jumping and shouting. Awesome!

 

The songs (no complete songs, but almost) you can hear & see performed live:

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  1. Juni, juli, augusti
  2. Sommartider
  3. Gå & fiska!
  4. Man blir yr
  5. När vi två blir en
  6. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
  7. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
  8. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
  9. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän
  10. Det hjärta som brinner
  11. Min tjej och jag
  12. Kung av sand
  13. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
  14. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
  15. Det är över nu
  16. Dags att tänka på refrängen

 

You can hear some other short GT tunes as well, however, I missed Flickorna på TV2 and Billy from the live footage, but something must be left for the DVD, too. 😉 No release date is set for the DVD yet, but hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long. Provide us with a live CD, too, please!

 

PS: You can see PG wearing glasses in the docu for a short while. And I’m not talking about sunglasses. 😉

 

Busy St. Lucy’s day for the fans

You already saved the date in your calendar, as we already informed you that the 1-hour-long part of ”Tack för musiken” in which Marie Fredriksson is the guest will be broadcasted on SVT1 at 21:00 CET, 13th December. The show was recorded at the end of August and many fans could buy tickets and be there in the audience. It is going to be a fantastic show with Marie performing some of her songs live and a long interview with her done by Niklas Strömstedt.

Before you can enjoy watching Ms Effe on TV, you’ll have a chance to see another program on another channel, TV4. ”Gyllene Tider sommaren 2013” starts at 20:00 CET the very same evening. This will be an appetizer from the upcoming DVD. It will contain parts of the ”Dags att tänka på refrängen” tour, as well as some exclusive shots from the backstage. One bad thing about Swedish TV channels – understandably – competing with each other is that the GT stuff ends at 21:30. Fingers crossed that both programs will be available online after they are over on TV.

Oh, one more thing! Hopefully, history won’t repeat itself and we won’t have to wait another year for the GT DVD after this TV cut is broadcasted. 😉

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Gyllene Tider’s clear vinyl

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As GT informed about it on Facebook and we could see it in our mailboxes, there was a mistake in the factory and ”Singel #2 / Dags att tänka på refrängen” single – which was planned to be a clear vinyl – has been released on standard black vinyl. It will be a rare item it seems.

Bengans informs in their newsletter that the transparent version is out on 6th December. You can contact them if you want a replacement of your black vinyl. They write they would send the clear vinyl as a replacement, not on top. Just contact them that you want to have the clear version, too and let’s see if they can send it the way Ginza does. They confirmed they will send us the clear version automatically, free of charge once it is on stock at them.

Tracklist of the double A-side vinyl single:

A1: Singel #2

A2: Dags att tänka på refrängen
A3: Dags att tänka på refrängen #2

 

 

”Singel #2” has 3 verses instead of 2, just like in the demo version and the vinyl is a must if you are a fan of Micke Syd’s voice, since in the first verse of ”Dags att tänka på refrängen #2” Mr Gessle and Micke Syd are singing a duet. Quite an interesting version if you ask me. 😉

Thanx for the info re Bengans newsletter to Nicol Roxette.

Gyllene Tider’s second single out of DATPR: Dags att tänka på refrängen and Singel

datpr singelThe next single off “Dags att tänka på refrängen” will be “Dags att tänka på refrängen” and “Singel”, which will also be released as a double A-side vinyl single featuring these tracks:

Side A1:
Singel #2

Side A2:
Dags att tänka på refrängen (album version)
Dags att tänka på refrängen #2.

As Gyllene Tider wrote on Facebook, Singel #2 has three verses instead of 2. And on DATPR #2 the first verse is sung by Per and Micke Syd together.

Release date is September 18.

The cover of the single was shared today on FB by Thomas Evensson.

Gyllene Tider ROCKED Tele2 Arena – front row report

This is how I summarized Gyllene Tider’s Ullevi concert about 2 weeks ago: P-U-R-E A-W-E-S-O-M-E-N-E-S-S!  Multiply it by at least 5 and you get to know how Stockholm gig was! I doubted that Ullevi can be topped, but these 5 guys made it! Incredible energy from the very first second of the show till the very end that made everyone sweat on and off stage. It was the best concert I’ve seen during the tour, no question. Per was bouncing around all the time with a smile from ear to ear, MP was also smiling during the whole gig and did a great show, DJ Fritzon was in supertop shape, Anders was simply fantastic and Micke Syd’s acting with the crowd and the cameras was just awesome. There were more cameras this time, so most probably there is much more material from this show than from any other. Fingers crossed for a decent DVD.

 

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© Patrícia Peres

 

Tele2 Arena in Stockholm is a new venue. Actually, it’s not completely ready yet, but Gyllene Tider’s gig was the first musical event organized in it. It was planned to be an open air concert, but the roof was closed. Maybe because of the short, but heavy rain in the afternoon. It was quite strange – Sommartider in an arena with a closed roof…, huh? Anyway, the 5 energy bombs on stage rocked it big time.

Sound of the arena surely needs to be improved, though, as the echo was frustrating. It was good when the crowd was singing along, but a bit annoying when Per was singing. Fortunately, there was less echo in the front. 1/3 of the arena was closed and the stage was set up on the shorter side of the venue. Approximately 23000 fans attended the show.

As Per said in the TDR interview, Marie didn’t appear on stage this time and there was no other surprise either. But who needs any surprises when you get to attend a gig like this??? Amazing!

 

 Setlist

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
2. Juni, juli, augusti
3. Det hjärta som brinner
4. På jakt efter liv
5. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman
6. Man blir yr
7. Marie i växeln
8. Min tjej och jag
9. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
10. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
11. Kung av sand
12. Flickorna på TV2
13. (Hon vill ha) Puls
14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Billy
19. Det är över nu
20. När vi två blir en
21. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

22. Sommartider
23. Dags att tänka på refrängen
24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

I can’t believe that this is my last report of the concerts I was attending. I had a fantastic Swedish summer and 7 unforgettable gigs. Det är över nu for me, but the rest of the tour will surely be filled with a lot of energy. I wish all of you who are still on tour to enjoy it to the full. The Fab Five deserve all attention, sing-along, clapping, shouting, jumping and waving and even more!

As this was my last concert, I’d like to highlight again the great job the security team is doing at each gig during this tour. Hats off to Show Security Sweden! Go to other countries and show them how to do it! Thanx for all your support so far and during the rest of the tour.

 

 

#gtsommar #10 Gyllene Tider in Örebro – front row report

Actually, thinking about the fact that it was the 3rd show in a row and as all those attending Leksand gig said that was a hyperenergetic concert, I had no expectations for Örebro. I thought the guys will be tired, won’t have that much energy – as they are not fifty anymore 😉 –, but I was surprised by their huge power. All of them were really fresh and enjoyed every second on stage. For me it was the most active gig so far, if we are talking about jumping, clapping, waving, etc.

There was a funny stage scene, when Micke N-S brought Per the cherry guitar. In Karlstad, there was a problem with Per’s black guitar, when they came back for the 2nd extra with Sommartider and Micke N-S had to come to the stage and change the guitar settings from silent mode to normal, while Per was playing the guitar. It was hilarious. So, after that I guess they were joking with this, because last night Micke showed to Per that the guitar was now set to the right mode and then they were laughing with Micke Syd and Per was smiling at that too. It was lovely.

I have to mention that Linnea Henriksson, GT’s support act is very nice and always says thanks to the international gang on the shows since some gigs ago and to give something back, Nina Wolfframm found out that it might be a good idea to bring some nice, colourful balloons to the show. Does it ring a bell to any Roxers? 😉 Well, Linnea’s stage outfit and all the decorations are also very colourful, so the balloons looked great and Linnea was really touched by this action.

Regarding the setlist, Leksand was the first gig on this tour where they played Marie i växeln and they kept it for Örebro. No other ”surprise”.

 

 Setlist

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
2. Juni, juli, augusti
3. Det hjärta som brinner
4. På jakt efter liv
5. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman
6. Man blir yr
7. Marie i växeln
8. Min tjej och jag
9. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
10. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
11. Kung av sand
12. Flickorna på TV2
13. (Hon vill ha) Puls
14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Billy
19. Det är över nu
20. När vi två blir en
21. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

22. Sommartider
23. Dags att tänka på refrängen
24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

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Per’s tour shirts: same design, different GT logo colours (yellow, red, white)

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

#gtsommar #8 Gyllene Tider in Karlstad – front row report

Another fantastic night with Gyllene Tider! Fab Five was in top shape and in great mood and the sound was ass-kicking. As Expressen reported earlier, the capacity of the venue is 7000, but Per wrote after the concert that 13000 crazy fans attended the gig. So now we know why we felt so tight in there. 😉

They performed 24 songs last night, leaving out Skicka ett vykort, älskling and En sten vid en sjö i en skog, BUT Arabiska nätter came in. Thank God I could hear it live! It’s clear that not so many fans know this song, but it’s a great party song and it rocks live! 1 old song I’m badly missing from the setlist: Fån telefon and 1 from Dags att tänka på refrängen: Chikaboom. Both songs would be awesome to hear! Wishful thinking…

 Setlist

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej
2. Juni, juli, augusti
3. Det hjärta som brinner
4. På jakt efter liv
5. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman
6. Man blir yr
7. Arabiska nätter
8. Min tjej och jag
9. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång
10. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)
11. Kung av sand
12. Flickorna på TV2
13. (Hon vill ha) Puls
14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta
15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly
16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet
17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Billy
19. Det är över nu
20. När vi två blir en
21. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

22. Sommartider
23. Dags att tänka på refrängen
24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

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Micke Syd and DJ Fritzon during Min tjej och jag

 

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Dags att tänka på refrängen

 

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När alla vännerna gått hem

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

#gtsommar #7 Gyllene Tider in Linköping – front row report

As I already wrote it in my Ullevi report, it will be hard to top that concert and the best gig so far is still Gothenburg for me, but the guys were in perfect shape and they had the same energy on stage in Linköping. The sound was very good and enjoyable this time, too. Front row had a great party and the whole crowd had some fantastic reactions. Sing-along parts were looooud! 😉

”Linköping tjejer” also had a great time for sure and could see the hot outfit of Anders – just like on earlier gigs, where the weather was too warm.

 

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Anders before & after

 

By the way, it seems that the Gyllene Tider curtain has ended its career. It added a lot to the beginning of the show during the first 3 gigs, but most probably, it’s impossible to be removed quick enough from the stage or it’s because of the windy weather. So the Fab Five are just entering the stage from the 2 sides. Anyway, it’s still an awesome feeling when they appear.

 

The setlist was the same as in Ullevi, but unfortunately, Marie didn’t join them for the closing song this time. I do hope that Arabiska nätter will be back on one of the future gigs.

 

Setlist

Intro: cartoonsetlist_GT_20130717_Linkoping

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

2. Skicka ett vykort, älskling

3. Juni, juli, augusti

4. Det hjärta som brinner

5. På jakt efter liv

6. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman

7. Man blir yr

8. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

9. Min tjej och jag

10. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång

11. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)

12. Kung av sand

13. Flickorna på TV2

14. (Hon vill ha) Puls

15. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

16. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

17. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

18. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

19. Billy

20. Det är över nu

21. När vi två blir en

22. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

23. Sommartider

24. Dags att tänka på refrängen

25. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

 

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Per during När alla vännerna gått hem

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Goodbye for tonight. Gyllene Tider at the end of the show

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

 

#gtsommar #4 – Gyllene Tider rocked Ullevi – front row report

P-U-R-E A-W-E-S-O-M-E-N-E-S-S! This is how I can summarize Gyllene Tider’s gig in Ullevi, Gothenburg. The whole show was really awesome: magical sound, the Fab Five in top top top shape, fantastic setlist, joyful mood on and off stage, great crowd AND Marie joining the guys on stage towards the end of the last song, ”När alla vännerna gått hem”. It was so touching when Per went off stage for coming back with Marie. The reaction of the crowd can’t be described. It was fantastic!!! Tears of happiness all around.

Ullevi was not sold-out, but 5 golden guys + 1 amazon + those 42 223 fans who attended the concert made everyone feel like it was a sold-out gig. One-of-a-kind show, that’s for sure, but we wouldn’t mind if it would happen again during the tour.

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MP & Leggy in action

 

Setlist

Intro: cartoon

1. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

2. Skicka ett vykort, älskling

3. Juni, juli, augusti

4. Det hjärta som brinner

5. På jakt efter liv

6. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman

7. Man blir yr

8. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

9. Min tjej och jag

10. Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång

11. Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)

12. Kung av sand

13. Flickorna på TV2

14. (Hon vill ha) Puls

15. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

16. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

17. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

18. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

19. Billy

20. Det är över nu

21. När vi två blir en

22. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

23. Sommartider

24. Dags att tänka på refrängen

25. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

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Ullevi setlist (thanx to Eliza Roszkowska Öberg for showing it)

 

Some more things to add:

  • There was no GT curtain, as Ullevi stage was much bigger than any of the stages during the tour, so after the cartoon, the guys just came on stage and started performing ”Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej”, which was an ass-kicking opener. During the soundcheck we could hear that the order of the first 2 songs will be changed.
  • This time ”Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång” was not performed by Micke Syd, but by Per.
  • Crowd reaction was fantastic during the whole show and before the extras the audience went crazy.
  • Last but not least: it turned out that front row can be reached without running and all we need for this is acting as adults and a great organizer. Thanx to Jimmy & Co. for their support in it.
  • Oh! And there were fireworks again at the end of the concert.

 

 

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Per some moments before Marie appeared on stage; Blurred pic of Marie; Blurred pic of Marie & Per – sorry for the blurred ones… It was so touching that I just couldn’t concentrate enough.

 

It was the best GT gig so far and I doubt it can be topped. Congrats, guys!

We hope to see Marie again (& again & again)! 😉

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

#gtsommar #3 – Gyllene Tider in Helsingborg – front row report

By the time me and my friends arrived to the venue (Sofiero, Helsingborg), we were already 20 fans waiting outside. The security supervisor started telling us he would find out an organized way of how to get to the stage. Quote of the day: ”I’m sick of you running.” 😉 So, by the help of our very own Celestte Williams and all first 50 fans, he organized a very calm entrance with no running and all of us could get to the best places in the front row. Great job!

 

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Atli, Security Supervisor of the year (btw, the pass is looking good, isn’t it?)

 

While we were waiting for the gig to start, Sven Lindström appeared with a Photo pass and greated some international familiar faces.

 

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Sven Lindström chatting with fans

 

There were several news appearing whether one can have a picnic during the gig or not. The final decision was that anyone who felt like bringing a picnic basket, eating and drinking wine on a blanket during the concert, they were very welcome. Still a strange tradition.

After the support act, Gyllene Tider hit the stage. I thought my 2nd concert will be at least as much fun as the premiere gig was, but unfortunately, the sound was very weak – I could hear my voice better than Per’s and actually, the whole sound was somehow very low. Maybe in the back, on the blankets it sounded better.

Micke Syd didn’t seem to be in a very good mood this night. He wasn’t acting as much with the crowd as usually. The one who took the cake today was definitely DJ Fritzon. We could see he enjoyed the show to the full and did a top class Farfisa magic again.

Anyway, we enjoyed the concert despite the bad sound and some pushing, drunken girls, who couldn’t accept that there are ”some” other fans around them. One short note to all Swedes who can’t imagine that foreign Roxette fans can be Gyllene Tider fans at the same time: it’s possible! So, don’t be surprised and don’t question our being a fan when you see us at any concerts. 😉

 

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Per during Kung av sand

 

Regarding the setlist, it’s nice that there was a slight change again.

 

Setlist

Intro: cartoon

1. Skicka ett vykort, älskling

2. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

3. Juni, juli, augusti

4. Det hjärta som brinner

5. På jakt efter liv

6. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman

7. Man blir yr

8. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

9. Min tjej och jag / Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång (medley)

10. Tuffa tider

11. Kung av sand

12. Flickorna på TV2

13. (Hon vill ha) Puls

14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Billy

19. Det är över nu

20. När vi två blir en

21. Gå & fiska!

Extra 2:

22. Sommartider

23. Dags att tänka på refrängen

24. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

Keep “Dags att tänka på refrängen” in, please!

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

 

Gyllene Tider tour premiere – report from the front row

Actually, it’s about 4 hours after the show when I start writing this article. Still can’t sleep, as it was such an out-of-the-world experience. After becoming a Roxer in 1991 and listening to Marie’s and Per’s solo albums, I found Gyllene Tider in 1994. Never had a chance to attend any gigs back in 1996 or 2004, but now my time has come. The tour premiere couldn’t have been any better! Halmstad, front row. What else could you ask for? If you like at least some of the GT tracks, you should definitely see them live one day. What energy on stage! Per was like a Duracell bunny, just like we got used to it during Roxette’s World Tour – or even more energetic – and that voice, yeah, it will surely kill me one day! Micke Syd makes you want to play the drums and DJ Fritzon’s Farfisa magic is just awesome. MP and Anders are demigods of guitar playing, but just because Chris is God. 😉 It’s still not too late to buy your tickets to any of the concerts (except Helsingborg, which is sold out). If you are attending any gigs, maybe don’t read further and don’t check the pics, to have the ”aaaaah moment” when you’re seeing them for the first time this year.

Stage design

Hats off! It was so well-designed. As you could see on our Facebook page, we had a chance to listen a bit to the soundcheck and at the stage design for some time – until the security staff told us to please, go away. Before the concert started, there was a big black curtain with a white Gyllene Tider logo on it, so we knew there will be an intro and of course, some adrenaline involved. And we were right. The curtain fell off right after the intro. Check the setlist section for details. During the show there was a huge, awesome background monitor, on which several designs appeared, related to the songs or just close-ups from the stage or the crowd. There were several cameras, but we don’t know it yet, if they were there to ensure a great visual experience or because of a tour DVD.

 

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Curtain at the beginning and Mikael Nogueira Svensson (Per’s guitar technician) arranging the plecs on the mic stand (with a plec in his mouth)

 

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Background monitor

 

Setlist

Intro: a funny (maybe 3-5-minute-long) cartoon with the well-known drawing on the big screens on the 2 sides, with a mix picking a little part from several songs, even from Knallpulver

1. Gå & fiska!

2. Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej

3. Juni, juli, augusti

4. Det hjärta som brinner

5. På jakt efter liv

6. (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjöman

7. Allt jag lärt mej om livet, har jag lärt mej av Vera

8. En sten vid en sjö i en skog

Band presentation

9. Min tjej och jag / Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång (medley)

10. Tuffa tider

11. Kung av sand

12. Flickorna på TV2

13. (Hon vill ha) Puls

14. Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

15. Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

16. (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

17. Tylö sun

Extra 1:

18. Det är över nu

19. Billy

20. När vi två blir en

Extra 2:

21. Sommartider

22. Dags att tänka på refrängen

23. När alla vännerna gått hem

 

Some more things to add:

  • When they came back to the stage for the 1st extra session, Per greeted the international front row. And it was really international: Australia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Austria, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden. Sorry if I’ve left out any countries.
  • Per presented ”Det hjärta som brinner”, ”Allt jag lärt mej om livet, har jag lärt mej av Vera” and ”Sommartider” as Anders’s favourite songs.
  • What a great ending with 2 such awesome songs. ”Dags att tänka på refrängen” sounded marvellous live! There were even fireworks after the show, but from the front row, we could just hear the sounds, no visual experience for us.
  • They skipped ”Arabiska nätter” – according to the official setlist that would have been the first song in Extra 2
  • Åsa was also there. She was filming a lot.
  • The security staff was very nice and helpful from the very beginning and it stayed like this until the very end.

 

Thank God, I still have 6 chances to take some more of this drug with my friends this summer. I’m without voice now, but I’ll surely recover for the next gig. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, do a favour to yourself and go to see them live! It will worth it. 😉

 

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The maestro is concentrating and having fun during ”Tuffa tider”

 

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Micke Syd and Anders in the front during ”Tuffa tider” & Per & MP during ”Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly”

 

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Åsa filming the crowd

 

 

All pics in this article are © Patrícia Peres

 

Motivation is what drives Per Gessle

Hallandsposten made a long and interesting interview with Per in the garden of his house in Sandhamn. From the interview it turns out that Halmstad is the place where Per can get energy. He also mentions that Åsa is the best wife in the world and Gabriel is as interested in computer games as he was in The Beatles and all other music at the same age as now Gabriel is.

According to the article, first it was the answering machine, then the tape recorder and mini-disc, but today Per Gessle‘s most important “instrument” to record and collect his ideas is his iPhone. Later he is saving all his files to computer, too. Per’s mobile is full of cryptic names of draft files that later might become hits. The working name of e.g. Singel was ”Apelsin” (= Orange – this word appears in the lyrics). Talking about hits, there are more than 1000 Gessle songs registered at Stim (International Music Agency of Swedish Composers).

As Per says to Hallandsposten, in terms of percentage, the lyrics take much more time to write than music. It’s often verses, quotes or events he’s picking. For example, ”Tiden är en dåre med banjo” (= Time is a fool with a banjo) is a Charles Bukowski quote.

Regarding ”Anders och Mickes första band” Per says:

It was my way of showing that we are five in Gyllene Tider, not just me.

 

Of course, we all know Per likes playing with words, he’s creating awesome rhymes. He says to Hallandsposten that ”Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej” is about disappointment and with the rhymes ”Du kunde knappast knäppa knappar och knyta knutar på en och samma gång – du stod på fyllan bakom hyllan som en Bob Dylan väntande på varm buljong” he could express exactly what he wanted.

Hallandsposten writes it was 37 years ago when Per got his first ever fan mail – from Katarina. He remembers the letter clearly and says if he writes a song he thinks is good and then anyone else likes it too, he’s proud. He says he always wanted to succeed with his art, so today he feels that there is nothing left to prove. Therefore, being No. 1 on the charts or commercial success are not that important anymore.

To Hallandsposten’s question regarding what is driving Per, he replied:

Motivation. If I would lose it, no more melodies or chords would come to my mind. I wouldn’t be so open to ideas and wouldn’t take down what is out there.

 

Hallandsposten also asked how Mr. G can manage all the things he is doing at the same time: music, hotel, wine and even handling several social media sites. Per says:

If it wasn’t me doing it, then someone else would. And then I still should check it. So why not doing it myself? After all, it’s fun.

 

 

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Original article © Hallandsposten; GT photo © Jari Välitalo

Celestte Williams contributed to the article.

 

The dates when DATPR songs were written

Until now you could reach the lyrics of Gyllene Tider songs on gyllenetider.com, but now they are available on gyllenetider.se as well. Next to all songs off ”Dags att tänka på refrängen” album you can find when the songs were written. All of them were born in 2012, except ”Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej”, of which the original text (”Är det jag?”) was written in the 70s. In our Per Gessle, the workaholic article I was already writing about the demo dates. Now here come the dates when these pearls were written:

 

  • Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sej (Demo 6/8 2012): the lyrics can’t be found on the website yet, so no exact details of when this song was written, but at least we know that the first demo of it was ”Är det jag?” made on 9th July, 1979.
  • Man blir yr (Demo 26/7 2012): written on 22nd July, 2012. Maybe Per wouldn’t have enough time to write this song if Brøndby, Denmark gig (21st July, 2012) hadn’t been cancelled due to logistics reasons between Cluj and Gdansk gigs.
  • Singel (Demo 6/12 2012): written in October-November, 2012. Probably not 2 complete months were needed to write this hit, but it seems that it took the most time.
  • Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera) (Demo 6/8 2012): August, 2012, but surely between 1st and 6th August, as the demo was recorded on 6th August, the Halmstad earthquake day.
  • Tio droppar regn (Demo 6/10 2012): written on 3rd October, 2012. Most probably it was such a rainy day that one had to be sitting inside and eat some glass meringue. 😉
  • Jag tänker åka på en lång lång lång lång lång resa (Demo 28/8 2012): written on 24th-25th August, 2012, between the Oriflame gig in Stockholm (22nd August) and the North American tour leg that started on 29th August, in Canada. This long journey surely had an effect on Mr. G.
  • Lyckopiller (Demo 21/6 2012): written on 17th June, 2012 in Halmstad. This was the first written among these new songs.
  • Chikaboom (Demo 6/12 2012): written on 20th-21st-27th November, 2012 in Stockholm. This was the last written among these new songs.
  • Anders och Mickes första band (Demo 5/10 2012): written on 9th September, 2012 in Calgary, so gig day in Calgary, Canada.
  • Tiden är en dåre med banjo (Demo 9/8 2012): written on 8th-9th August, 2012. During the short tour break PG must have had enough time to read some Charles Bukowski again. The quote ”Time is a fool with a banjo.” comes from him.
  • Knallpulver (Demo 8/5 2012): most probably it was born on the demo day, 8th May, 2012 in Curitiba, Brazil.
  • Dags att tänka på refrängen (Demo 28/6 2012): written on 25th-26th June, 2012. Maybe Mr. Gessle didn’t want to think about the end of the tour that was coming in less than 3 months.

 

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Gyllene Tider keeps No. 2 position

After 7 weeks at No. 1, then No. 2 on the Swedish album charts, Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen kept its No. 2 position. This week Lasse Stefanz entered the charts with a new album at No. 1.

Check on Gyllene Tider’s official Facebook site how the guys celebrated their double platinum record at Leifs Lounge on 26th June. They’ve already sold more than 80 000 DATPR records.

Congrats, Fab Five!

 

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Gyllene Tider at No. 2 this week!

After spending 7 weeks at the top of the Swedish album charts, Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen is No. 2 this week. You can find Black Sabbath’s new album (13) at No. 1.

GT’s 6th studio album can still be No. 1 next week, just think back that Finn 5 fel! was No. 1 for 6 weeks in a row, then it was No. 2 and became No. 1 again for one week. The already gold, platinum and double platinum DATPR record entered the charts on 3rd May, 2013. Gold status in Sweden is for the achievement of 20000 record sales, platinum is for 40000.

As Per informed us last week:

The Official Swedish album chart is based entirely on physical sales (no Spotify, no iTunes etc.), while the official singles chart is the opposite, based on streaming (since there are hardly any physical sales – only vinyl sometimes). Pls note: iTunes has, for some reason, decided to stay away from both official Swedish charts.

 

Fingers crossed for DATPR climbing back to No. 1 next week, but wherever the album is landing, it’s still No. 1 for us!

 

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