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KALMAR/STOCKHOLM - As previously reported, SVT1 will broadcast the awaited documentary about Per "Per Gessle - Ta en kaka till!" tonight at 20.00 CET.


 Hans Engholm and Anders Karlsson have recorded the documentary and explained to Peter Åhlé, from Oskarhamns Tidningen, about the experience.


 It all started with the release party held in Halmstad on June 10th. Engholm didn't really think "Mazarin" would become such a hit. "We were asked by EMI and Per's manager Marie Dimberg to record the release party for the album at Hotell Tylösand," explains Engholm to Barometern. It was not clear, at that point, what it would be used for.


When the single "Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)" started to be played on the radio and Engholm and Karlsson got to hear the whole album, they understood that it would become something big. "We contacted SVT and asked them if they were interested [in the material], they said 'sounds exciting', and now it's on its way. The 30-minute long "Ta en kaka till!" will be on TV tonight."


 The documentary features an interview with Per at his home, live footage from Slottskogsvallen in Gothenburg (with 22,000 in the audience), rehearsals, and a bus trip through Halmstad. "Our point in the documentary was to describe Per Gessle 2003. There's no going-backs, no Gyllene Tider or Roxette. The film goes just around 'Mazarin'," says Engholm.


 The film speaks about Per's love for Halmstad, for the Swedish language and how much fun he has with music. "Why he does this instead of "sitting in a castle in France counting money," says Engholm. "Mazarin" was recorded during the winter in Christoffer Lundquist's studio in Skåne. Then Per worked hard with the camera and the result can also be seen in tonight's program.


 In addition, their company, Produktionsbolaget, will make the DVD for Mazarin. Both Engholm and Karlsson agree with saying that it is very nice to work with Per, "he is nice, simple, engaged and professional."

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Thomas Evensson


  ★ Publishing date:

September 25th, 2003


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