This volume sums up the vibe when I wrote the ”En händig man”-album. My original idea was to create a Swedish record based on the ideas behind the ”Son Of A Plumber”-project. Vintage sounds, vintage song-tradition.
- Per Gessle
En händig man?
A Swedish 'Son Of A Plumber'?
Our ambition was to make a Swedish ‘Son Of A Plumber’ album and I think you can hear that in the production, it’s pretty rough and got this wonderful 70’s style. It’s definitely not a high-tech recording.
Per on ‘En händig man’ album
'Mazarin', a hard act to follow
The biggest difference between ‘En händig man’ and ‘Son Of A Plumber’ is that ‘En händig man’ became the Swedish sequel to ‘Mazarin’, an album that album sold almost half a million copies in this tiny country.
Even if I don’t usually get distracted from pressure like that I definitely felt it was a very important album, both commercially and for myself.
Per on why ‘Son Of A Plumber’ didn’t felt like a sequel to ‘Mazarin’ but ‘En händing man’ did.
When I look back at the ‘En händig man’ album, for me it’s rather diverse. It’s got a little ‘Gyllene Tider’ here and some ‘Roxette’ there as well as parts of the ‘Mazarin’ feeling. But in the studio we tried hard to make it stand on its own.