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Written by Jud on May 19, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - Gyllene Tider’s double A-sided single “Tuffa Tider / En sten vid en sjö i en skog” hits the stores today with very positive reviews from various media. RixFM, one of Sweden’s biggest radio stations, added “Tuffa tider” to their playlist on Monday morning as this week’s “hit warning”. Expressen’s Anders Nunstedt wrote that this summer belongs to Gyllene Tider. “Don’t worry if you don’t hear this song today, they will play it tomorrow, and the rest of the year…”

  To celebrate the release, Gyllene Tider has published clips of six new songs on their official web site. The songs are “En sten vid en sjö i en skog”, “Tuffa tider (för en drömmare)”, “Solsken”, “Ta mej… nu är jag din!”, “Du måste skämta” and “Jag borde förstås vetat bättre”.

En sten vid en sjö i en skog (A Rock by a…)

Was written in Stockholm at the end of October 2003 after we decided to try out an “album” with GT. This felt really typical Gyllene and it’s important to start out with a song to “guide the way”… I insisted that I get to play the guitar solo since I’d already made a neck breaking try on my demo

Jag borde förstås vetat bättre (I Of Course Should’ve Known Better)

Was fiddling with my guitar with capos on the fifth fret and this song was born. We’re talking Stockholm and October 2003. One of my favorites. We hesitated a long while if we were to include Phil Spector-strings but it turned out really awesome… Fritzon in top shape on the piano!

Solsken (Sunshine)

A very, very late and wet night down in the studio in Skåne, Clarence, Christoffer and I was listening to song embryos that I had on a cassette tape.

This song came up! I had actually forgotten all about it (was written last fall somewhen…) but C&C fell in love so I decided to write some lyrics and finish it.

Ta mej… nu är jag din! (Take Me… I’m Yours Now!)

Among the last that was written for Finn5Fel! We needed something rowdy and I had this Summertime Blues-riff in the back of my head. There are lots of versions of this in my archives with different choruses. This one is the best! Micke plays amazing drums here. Nice guitar duel between MP and me. Almost like Bio Reflex in Getinge 1978…

Tuffa tider (för en drömmare) (Tough Times)

Almost always when you get your hands on a new, unfamiliar instrument there is a new idea for a song!! It happened when I bought my first Rickenbacker 12-string 1982 (from Basse Wickman!). Then I wrote “Vandrar i ett sommarregn” that same night. Same thing here.

I bought a ukulele after I had seen a documentary about George Harrison (seems he never traveled without a ukulele, bless his soul!!!) and I sat down trying to figure out the logic and learn some chords… and… “Tuffa tider” was born in fifteen minutes…

In the studio Clarence and Christoffer insisted that this would be a summery reggae thing and… why not… MP plays the ocarina inspired by “Wild Thing” by the Troggs in case someone is wondering…

Du måste skämta (You’ve Got to be Kidding)

Was written during my vacation in Mauritius this January. I always travel with a guitar and some simple recording equipment.

The original demo was made on the plane though, in my cell phone…


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holys... with the songs!!!! :O

I like them! (-:

Du måste skämta - Starts like a BEATLES track... I love them! ;)


“I insisted that I get to play the guitar solo “

and it’s been worth, Per!!

Oh Per loves his ukulele, Perhaps he should check out another famous UK person who loved his ukulele!!

Ah, I always love these personal infos about the songs! Haven’t listened to the clips yet.

WOW! These sogns are FANTASTIC!

*i’m gonna wait till i get the album*
Gotta keep repeating that to myself... ;)
it’s sure hard...

Sounds great!

I LOVE “Solsken”, everything about it is just so joyful and happy. It sure gives me sunshine everytime I hear it!! Must have listened to the clip at least 20 times in one hour now. “Du måste skämta” is also a favorite. For me the “La na na na na na” is “Tuffa Tider”.
can’t wait untill June.

Does anyone know the release date in Norway. I know Sweden is June 9th, but the Norwegian shop Platekompaniet states that the Norwegian release date is June 7th!

If Norway releases records on Mondays then the 7th is probably correct. Sweden releases records on Wednesdays nowadays.

can’t get enough of these songs!!!

Ta mej... nu är jag din! That’s the best!! GT just the way I like them. Thanks so much for the new tunes – see you all in 2 1/2 months...

San Francisco

I like Du måste skämta & Solsken even more than the great ones from the single.
The whole album must be fantastic!

@Zargo: I share your torment!! Only a few more weeks... (-:

Solsken is so great! I feel sunshine from the song! It is so fresh... I love it!
Where can I get lyrics for these songs? :)

I love Jag borde forstas vetat battre.It’s the best.

aaaargh i really wanna hear them but i’m determined to wait for the album! hmpf! :P

I’m also gonna wait ’til I get the album...
I bought the single today, and it was not as fun and exiting as it could have been since I already had the songs... So with the rest of the songs on the album... I’m gonna wait.
I’m gonna wait... I’m gonna wait... I’m gonna wait...

solsken is really great ... same guitar as in “sugar, honey honey ... you are my candy girl ...” don’t know the exact title of this oldie... i’m looking forward to this album!!

I love all of them!!!!!But my real favourite one is: Jag borde....It¡s simply amazing!!!

“En sten vid en sjö i en skog”...... Simply amazing!!!
NOW I remember why I love this man!!!
I’m really looking forward to listen to the complet song as soon as possible!!!

Dear anonymous, they _are_ translated on this very page.

Don’t forget to vote for “Tuffa tider” on Tracks and while you’re at it please vote for Raymond & Maria (currently at no 2) too - since you have to vote for five songs and their “Ingen vill veta vart du köpt din tröja” is so cool! :-)

He He Hej

Anything on the charts already ?

Thanks guys for the great songs! Can’t wait to hear all of them in full length ;-)


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