Gyllene Tider's latest album Dags att tänka på refrängen heads straight into #1 on the Swedish album chart. That's not even close to surprising. What is surprising though, is that Streaplers shoots into #2... Both albums kick down Håkan Hellström, Swedish media's darling. Dags att tänka på refrängen sold 10 times more than Streapler's album and 50 percent of the album sales in Sweden this week was Dags att tänka på refrängen... Gyllene Tider celebrated with champagne at EMI, with Aftonbladet's web TV attending.
The Finnish metal band Children of Bodom has announced that their upcoming album will contain a cover version of Roxette's 'Sleeping In My Car'. It has become a tradition for this band to include cover versions of popular songs in their releases, they previously released songs such as 'Aces High' (Iron Maiden), 'Somebody Put Something In My Drink' (Ramones), 'Party All The Time' (Eddie Murphy) and 'Oops!... I Did It Again' (Britney Spears). 'Halo Of Blood' will be released on the 7th of June in Europe.
So, here we are again. The TDR team meets in the 'Virtual-Record-Review-Room' to review the latest album from Gyllene Tider. This time Thomas, Kai, Paul & Colin discuss the album. Find out their thoughts below...
Thomas: What strikes me is that this album sounds like it was been recorded in between Gyllene Tider (1980) and Moderna Tider (1981). It has the sound of the former, but the melodies of the latter. Moderna Tider is likely my favorite Gyllene album so I kind of like that. On some days Puls (1982) wins though... The band sounds as good (if not better) as ever, and especially Fritte is outstanding on this album! The Farfisa Fantom is adding another dimension to almost every track on the album. He wrote on Facebook during the recordings “Well, if it isn’t time to go and Farfisa-lize some tracks already!” I don’t find the album is as Red Bull/Green Day sounding as Per led us to believe, but at least half the album is on steroids. I know I’ve been knocking C&C’s productions lately, and while I still feel that Per should try new partners, this time the production suits the material. By the way, did anyone else notice that they’ve switched Anders’ face from the preview sleeve to the real one? Some trivia that will make no sense to non-Swedes: The album’s working titles were Sex laxar i en laxask and Duga. I’m not even going into that... Let’s review the record!
Paul: Sex laxar i en laxask would’ve be an ‘interesting’ title...! This album is definitely old-skool Gyllene Tider. This sounds a million miles away from The Heartland Café (1983), which is a good thing (although I am fond of “Heartland”!), and there is a much edgier, harder sound. Especially to the uptempo tracks. If you’ve read previous TDR reviews, you’ll know that I like that! It’s possible that GT have never sounded this good...
Kai: Don’t forget that at least Christoffer is a long-term Gyllene Tider fan. Judging from what has come to the surface, the boys seemed to enjoy the collaboration. And this you can hear.
Colin: I love The Heartland Café but it is different from the rest of the Gyllene Tider albums, I think. This album has a rough edge to it, the sound reminds me of the Per’s Garage songs!
GOTHENBURG - Gyllene Tider's concert in Gothenburg July 12 has, not unexpectedly, been moved to Ullevi. Ullevi is the stadium where they played before 59,000 people in 2004. At a very weird press conference on TV today Gyllene were asked if they were playing Ullevi again, to which they responded "Yes." and after that there was about 15 minutes of weird feelings and mostly silence. At any rate, the concert has been moved to Ullevi from Slottskogsvallen. Bought tickets are valid.
Congratulations fans and Gyllene!
Aftonbladet TV has released the video for Gyllene Tider's latest single, "Man blir yr":
STOCKHOLM - Apparently there has been a press day as both Aftonbladet and Expressen have articles today about Gyllene Tider's forthcoming album Dags att tänka på refrängen. Jens Peterson and Anders Nunstedt respectively only have good things to say about it! And for you who weren't fortunate enough to hear the snippets on Amazon.de this weekend, TDR can only say the album sounds very promising! The snippets disappeared after the weekend so supposedly someone at Amazon.de has been fired... Nunstedt says it's a "new but old sound" and "Gyllene has always been good at first impressions" while Peterson says it's "perky pop music" which makes "hands clap, knees buckle and mouths grin."
The album will be released April 24 on CD. Gyllene's single "Man blir yr" entered the Swedish more or less official single chart (take the poll) at #2 last Sunday. The vinyl 7" has been delayed until April 12.
Update: The release date of the soundtrack of "Small Apartments" is here! It will be released digitally March 18, CD March 27 and vinyl "asap." Per has shared the record sleeve with us, along with the tracklisting. Picky readers may notice this list is not identical to the one listed in the movie.
Small Apartments – Soundtrack
1. Franklin’s Intro (0.56)
2. I Have A Party In My Head (I Hope It Never Ends) -Instrumental- (2.03)
3. Drizzle #1 (2.02)
4. Shopping With Mother (2.36)
5. Franklin’s Theme #1 (1.39)
6. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (4.18)
7. Burned Out Heart –Instrumental- (3.37)
8. Are You An Old Hippie, Sir? –Instrumental- (1.49)
9. Making Love Or Expecting Rain #1 –Instrumental- (2.46)
10. Waltz For Woody (1.03)
11. Drizzle #2 (2.02)
12. C'mon (2.59)
13. Warm. Again. (4.27)
14. Drizzle #3 (2.02)
15. Drizzle #4 (0.56)
16. Week With Four Thursdays (1.54)
17. Dixy -Instrumental- (3.06)
18. Making Love Or Expecting Rain #2 –Instrumental- (4.03)
19. Double-Headed Elvis -Instrumental- (1.31)
20. Franklin’s Main Theme (6.43)
21. I Have A Party In My Head (I Hope It Never Ends) (2.09)
The Daily Roxette has reached Per, who is busy in the studio and isn't really on par regarding his new wines. "I'm mastering the album and things are a bit diffuse at the moment... but yes The Per Gessle Selection musters up its courage again!" What he can tell us is that there will be two new selections released in April May. There will be a new summery white wine as well as a rose wine, aptly named Sommartider vitt and Sommartider rosé. "Both wines are quality wines from François Lurton in PG-designed 3 liter Bag-in-boxes." As far as Per recollects the bottles will only be available at restaurants, and possibly even only Hotel Tylösand's restaurant. The b-i-b will be available in Sweden's governmental liquor stores Systembolaget.
Update: Bottled Sommartider will be available for restaurants from March 25 while bag-in-boxed Sommartider will be in Sweden a week later and will go on sale April 2, in the beställningssortiment, i.e. you need to order it to the store. And to add to the general party feeling, the chords and lyrics of "Sommartider" are included on the box!
Get your brand-spanking fresh new hi-def Gyllene Tider desktop background here! Courtesy of Per. (Thanx mate!)
Don't ask us what happened, but Gyllene Tider seems to have rested themselves into shape again...
Nine years after the comeback album Finn 5 fel! we get "Man blir yr" (You Get Dizzy) - the first teaser from the... um... comeback album Dags att tänka på refrängen, recorded while it was the dreariest, darkest and coldest time of year in Christoffer Lundquist's studio the Aerosol Grey Machine down in Skåne.
- All the songs have been written for Gyllene, so the contenders for the single were razor-sharp. But that's a good sign, says Per modestly.
One tends to agree. The rhythm section consisting of Anders Herrlin and Micke Syd is snappier than ever. Göran Fritzon's Farfisa organ has been serviced and MP's and Per's guitars battle it out in stereo.
Besides, dizzieness is as you may know a famous theme in classical pop music. You don't have to dig very deep to find Tommy Roe's "Dizzy" and The Beatles' "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" in every record collection worthy its name.
"Man blir yr" will be released digitally March 18. But don't forget to clean your record needle. The song is also released on 7" red and yellow vinyl. Back to the future!
The B-side is called "Chikaboom #2."
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- Per Gessle and Micke Syd spill the beans
- Gyllene Tider tour dates are out
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- Gyllene Tider is back!
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