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Gyllene Tider starts celebrating 25

Written by tevensso on February 27, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - Gyllene Tider is beginning the celebration of their 25th anniversary by re-releasing their first three LPs – “Gyllene Tider,” “Moderna Tider” and “Puls” – with re-mastered tracks. At the same time, they’re releasing a new CD: “GT 25 - Samtliga Hits!” (“GT 25 - All the Hits!”) [Incidently the same title as the subtitle of the last two greatest hits albums, released in 1989 and 1995.] This album will be relased both as a digi-pack (5769602) and in a normal jewel case (5769592). The scheduled release date is March 24th.

  While it hasn’t been officially announced, The Daily Roxette has reported previously that Per and others have talked about new material that they are recording, so the widespread expectation is that a new album/single/EP will be released later in the spring, just in time to help promote the tour.

  Yes, the summer of 2004 will see Gyllene Tider tour the country of Sweden again. It’s been eight years since they toured with “Återtåget” in 1996… a tour so successful that in Stockholm they had to move from a open-air venue outside of the Naval History Museum (where the Marie Fredriksson concert DVD was filmed) to the Stadion arena as 35,000 people wanted to see the band! Now, everyone in Sweden will have the chance again to experience the band live. The journey in time will continue - with Gyllene Tider playing for a new generation of fans.

  Update March 1: “Kung av sand” was mistakenly omitted from the tracklist.

Tracklisting for GT 25 - Samtliga Hits!

01 Flickorna på TV2

02 Ska vi älska, så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly

03 (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän

04 Rockfile - Marie i växeln

05 När vi två blir en

06 Kärleken är inte blind (men ganska närsynt)

07 (Kom så ska vi) Leva livet

08 Det hjärta som brinner

09 Billy

10 Ljudet av ett annat hjärta

11 Tylö sun

12 (Hon vill ha) Puls

13 Sommartider

14 Flickan i en Cole Porter-sång

15 Pers garage - Småstad

16 Det är över nu

17 Kung av sand

18 Gå & fiska!

19 Juni, juli, augusti

20 Faller ner på knä

21 När alla vännerna gått hem

Daniel Alvedahl and Robert Thorselius contributed to this story. Read more…

“Mazarin” goes 5 x platinum

Written by tevensso on February 13, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - “Mazarin” climbs to #3 again this week and has been awarded a fifth platinum award! That’s over 300,000 albums sold. Also on the Swedish record industry’s own chart: “Tycker om när du tar på mej” falls to #19 from #17.

Gessle collected four Grammis awards

Written by tevensso on February 10, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - Last night, at Bern’s in Stockholm, Per Gessle collected four Grammis awards (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy) out of seven nominations. He got the heaviest award; “Artist of the Year”, and also “Song of the Year” with “Här kommer alla känslorna” (the only category that wasn’t voted by a jury - Per got 65% of the votes), “Male Pop of the Year” and finally “Composer of the Year”. “I’m gonna party now, Åsa and I have even gotten a baby sitter!” Per says in Aftonbladet. “I’m so happy,” he continues, “I’m going to keep the awards at home for a while, just to look at them!”

  Pop group Kent holds the record by getting seven Grammis awards at the same time.

  The Swedish Grammis Award is, according to the record industry, the grandest prize an artist can get. According to the artists themselves it has a rather low status, since the nominations and winners usually are “politically” appointed. One record company can’t get too many awards.

  The other three categories Per was nominated in were won by these acts: “Lyricist of the Year” rapper Timbuktu, “Producer of the Year” Jocke Berg and Simon Nordberg, “Album of the Year” The Cardigans.

  The show was broadcast on TV4.

Gyllene Tider wants to break attendance records

Written by tevensso on February 4, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - According to a report in today’s edition of Expressen, Gyllene Tider will perform 10-15 gigs this summer. To maximize attendance, the venues being selected are of the “bigger” model. The tour will start at Örjans Vall in Halmstad with two concerts, and will end about a month later. The tour will include Eyravallen in Örebro, Norrköping’s Sports Park, and Sundsvall’s Park Arena. Sundsvall is once again the northern limit of the tour (even though Per had spoken of wanting to re-conquer the north of Sweden).

  Other venues include Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg and the Olympic Stadium or Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm. Per Gessle wants to crush pianist Robert Wells’ attendance record of 43,000 at Ullevi, according to the Swedish tabloid.


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