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Gyllene Tider for Halmstad museum next summer

Written by tevensso on July 2, 2003 to .

HALMSTAD - Next summer, when Gyllene Tider celebrates their 25th anniversary, the Halmstad museum plans to mount a major Gyllene Tider exhibition. The members of GT met with the curators the other day to brood over what should be placed on display.
They were all very positive about the future exhibit.

  Bosse Eriksson, antiquary at the museum, came up with the idea and he tells Sveriges Radio Halland that he expects the exhibit to be well attended – and by a slightly younger crowd than what the museum usually gets.

Gessle to take Gyllene Tider for a spin?

Written by tevensso on January 31, 2003 to .

STOCKHOLM - Next year Gyllene Tider turns 25. Today The Daily Roxette can reveal the group’s plans of a reunion, all according to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.

  The summer of ’96 one of the biggest successes ever in Sweden rolled out on the Swedish tour road. Gyllene Tider reunited under the name of “Återtåget.” Next year it can happen again. Aftonbladet reveals today that the members of Gyllene Tider discuss a reunion next summer. “I guess it’s time now, with the 25 year anniversary and all, it’s not at all written in stone, but we’ve talked about it. And 25 years is a nice thought,” says Per Gessle.

  In the end of last year the group met in Stockholm to discuss the future. “We decided to see each other again in a year. This is damn far into the future. But things that are making this look like a good idea is that we still are great friends and have a good time together,” says Per.
Despite the fact that Gyllene Tider disbanded in 1985, the group has gotten several requests for a reunion over the years.
“Yes it keeps popping up all the time, and we are offered incredible amounts. But that shouldn’t be the reason for a reunion,” Per claims.

  The plan for the anniversary is another summer tour. Just like at Återtåget the audience will be given all the classic hits. But moreover, there are plans of cutting a new single for the jubilee.

  “We don’t feel motivated enough to make a whole album, and pretend that Gyllene Tider is still living. Because it isn’t. We may record a single at best.” Per explains to Aftonbladet. What’s definite is that next year’s tour has a lot riding on it. Återtåget ’96 was a thunderous success all over Sweden.

  “That tour is still some sort of norm in Swedish tour life, nobody has beat the records yet. So if we are to do something new it has to feel special and good,” Per states.

Picture courtesy of EMI.

Mats “MP” Persson writes song for Swedish film

Written by Jud on December 10, 2002 to .

HALMSTAD - Gyllene Tider member Mats “MP” Persson and the Swedish chart-king Ben Olander are writing a song for the upcoming Swedish feature film “I Skuggan av Värmen.”

  The movie is a screen adaptation of Lotta Thell’s best-selling novel of the same title and filming will begin early next year. It’s the story of a narco-dependent night guard, and her fighting man, a police chief.

  “It feels great. I am doing the music and Ben is writing the lyrics. We have some songs from which to choose. But it feels right now that it will be a poppy, mid-tempo song,” explains Mats to Expressen.

  “We have been thinking of making the song a duet. Actually we have thought of having Ben and Anna Lönnberg sing it - they are locally well-known here in Halmstad - but we are also considering other options. This is a new and exciting experience,” says Mats. One of those “other options” appears to be the popular Swedish singer Eva Dahlgren (best known to TDR readers as one of Marie’s closest friends). She’s at the top of their list of possibilities.

  In addition to this project, Mats has produced and co-written Ben Olander’s new album, “Insikter”, which has been recorded in Per and Mats’ studio Tits&Ass in Halmstad. You can listen to the snippets of the songs on Ben’s website.

Gyllene Tider’s 25th Anniversary?

Written by tevensso on November 18, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen reports today about a possible Gyllene Tider comeback.

  In 1996, over 250,000 fans attended Återtaget. And now Gyllene Tider is thinking of another comeback. “We have met and discussed a couple of items,” explains Gyllene Tider’s guitarrist Mats Persson to Expressen.

  In 1996 the Återtaget tour was a success, a phenomenon. Expressen tells that the band members met again in Stockholm to discuss a comeback.

  “Gyllene Tider turns 25 years in two years, if there ever is a time to do something it will be then. That would definitely be something to celebrate. A 24th anniversary may be a bit odd. But one never knows, it may happen something unexpected then,” says MP.

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New album produced by Mats MP Persson

Written by Jud on October 28, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM - Expressen reports today that Ben Olander, 52, is releasing an album produced and co-written by Mats “MP” Persson next month.

Olander is a well-know Swedish artists and has been during 53 weeks in the Swedish charts “Svensktoppen” and has got 6 hits during the past two years.

The album, “Insikter”, that is out November 11th, has been recorded in Per Gessle’s studio, Tits&Ass.

“Everything started when I moved to Halmstad, Sweden’s Liverpool,” says Olander to Expressen. “It feels just great. Now I just hope to get another kind of audience to listen to my work. But of course, I want songs from this album to reach the Swedish charts.”

After the release Olander plans to tour Sweden. He hopes that Micke “Syd” Andersson joins him on stage, which would mean that half of Gyllene Tider would be touring in short.

Olander started his career as musician at the age of 48, when Janne Bark, who has previously worked with Gyllene Tider and Per Gessle and is currently Ulf Lundell’s guitar player, convinced to start as a professional in the music business.
“I started a bit late, but not too late,” he states. is born!

Written by tevensso on April 29, 2002 to .

We received this press release:

After some time of preparation, a new Gyllene Tider site is born. Hopefully this will be the Ultimate site! Behind it is a team of web-experienced Gyllene Tider fans, not affiliated with EMI, EMA or any other official Roxette-related business.
  The site will contain everything a great site should have, including a FAQ, news, bios, a newsletter, a nice discography, a forum, polls and lots more. In time the site will grow and new features will be added along the way. There will be no download area to start with, and when it does happen, it won’t contain MP3s and such.
  When and if GT plans to tour, will have all the info needed. Make your favorite stopping place.
  Welcome one, welcome all! is here to stay!

Compilation album includes two Gyllene Tider tracks

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on April 23, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM - “Absolute Number One” is a new double-CD where the biggest hits through time in Sweden are collected. It includes 43 #1 hits from the Swedish “topplistan,” including two from Gyllenne Tider. This is the first of four volumes, and covers the period from 1975-83. Volume Two will be released later this year.

  Marketed only in Scandinavia, you can see the complete track listing at, an online store that ships only in Sweden and Norway.

Flávia Rocha contributed this item.

After a decade, Rox-related trio Triad makes a comeback

Written by PerAndren on January 27, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM - After more than ten years, the trio Triad is making a comeback. They are best known for their Swedish Christmas song “Tänd Ett Ljus” (“Light a Candle”), that was a big hit in 1988. It sold over 50,000 copies, making it a Platinum record.

  Triad is composed of (from left to right) Janne Bark (he played guitar during Gyllene’s Heartland Café Tour), Niklas Strömstedt (an old friend of Per, tributes on some Gyllene Tider songs), and Lasse Lindbom (Gyllene Tider’s “famous” producer). [photo courtesy EMI Sweden]
  The trio has recently appeared on Swedish TV4’s “Bingolotto.”

“Sommartider” voted as the second best summer song

Written by Lissie on June 26, 2001 to .

Mix Megapol, a Swedish radio station, let their listeners vote for the best summer songs ever made. When the returns were in, Gyllene Tider’s “Sommartider” turned out to be the second best song after Tomas Ledin’s “Sommaren är Kort”. “Gå & Fiska!”, another Gyllene Tider song, ended up at number 8.

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