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New Per Gessle album out November 16


STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - In just two months, there is a new Per album coming! The Daily Roxette has just received the press release stating that the album indeed will be in English as predicted, and a "debut"…

  On the album musicans as Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist, Helena Josefsson and Jens Jansson partake. "Without Clarence and Christoffer none of this would've existed. I could never have done this on my own." The project is called "Son Of A Plumber." The album will keep "Per's full musical heritage," according to the press statement.

  "Gessle" and "debut" are two words very seldomly paired, what happened, Per Gessle? "Wow, I don't know what has happened! Somehow it's taken me 46 years to dare to make this album. And to be ABLE to make this album. Son Of A Plumber has become some sort of a musical purification bath for me. The album contains all of my musical heritage. I don't know why that happened, maybe it's because I bought my first mp3-player this winter." Per tells us. He continues: "I've spent half this year transfering my old records to the computer and rediscovered so much great music I love but had forgotten. It's been a journey back to Furet and Simlångsdalen where I grew up, into the 70s, stuff we listened to in Gyllene's first rehearsal studio."

  Yesterday evening EMI Svenska held a presentation for their partners. They showed a video greeting in which Per spoke briefly about releasing a new album and told it will be out in November. He also showed a piece of paper saying "Son of a Plumber" to the camera, but didn't tell more about its meaning. "I discovered that if I work under a different name, I don't have to 'follow up' Roxette, 'Mazarin' or Gyllene Tider. Incredibly nice! Here's something new; Son Of A Plumber! My dad was a plumber. I have become a debutant," Per says.

  Originally, "Son Of A Plumber" (or Son.Of.A.Plumber) is a studio in Stockholm where some of the demos for, for instance, the "Have A Nice Day" album were recorded.

  "I've gotten great self confidence and a lovely boost from the last years' huge response from the audience. I suddenly dare to trust myself and my capacity in a totally different way than before. Therefore it feels like a 'debut'!" concludes Per.

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

  ★ The author:
Thomas Evensson


  ★ Publishing date:

September 9th, 2005


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