[News] Mats/Morgan release “40th Anniversary Box Set [6CD]” on October 16, 2021

Avant-Garde/Experimental Progressive project Mats/Morgan release “40th Anniversary Box Set [6CD]” on October 16, 2021.

Official Press release:

Produced by Morgan Ågren & Mats Öberg with support from Konstnärsnämnden. Cover photo by Peter Lennby (Skulptur i Pilane).
Sculpture (Ocean Audioscope) by Per Svensson, backside photo by Kaj Sandström. Photos inside the box: page 2 by Ewa Rudling, page 3 by Karin Lundström. Booklet photos: page 1 by Ewa Rudling, page 3 by Pierre Martin, page 4,5 by Håkan Engborg, page 8-9 by Ulrika Strömqvist, page 7,16 by Kaj Sandström, page 12 by Tina Ahlin. Design by Jimmy Ågren. Mats and Morgan would like to thank all the amazing genius musicians and friends that played with us through all these years (memories for life!) Tommy Tordsson bass, Robert Elovsson keyboards, Jimmy Ågren guitar/bass, Patrik Ögren bass/cello, Gustaf Hielm bass, Stefan Jernståhl keyboards/guitar, Erik Carlsson keyboards, Mikke Rönnkvist guitar, Simon Steensland theremin, and Artis The Spoonman spoons.

Also.. Herman Müntzing bass, Johan Granström bass, Andreas Westman bass, Stefan Gunnarsson keyboards, Henrik Sjöberg trumpet, Arne Eriksson bass, Jan Hofverberg bass, Peter Öberg bass, Lennart Johnsson bass, Erik Weissglas guitar, Anders Kotz bass, Andreas Pettersson guitar. Big thanks to our French friends Jean-François Devanneaux, Janiaud Alex, Stella and Christian Vander. Steve Feigenbaum, Dave Murray and
Gerald Fialka
in the US, Akiko Nagai in Japan, and Frank Zappa too.
And not the least our families.. Tina, Alvin, Leif, Karin, Staffan, Magnus, Elisabet. Big thanks to Per Wikström and all you wonderful fans…

CD1: RADIO LIVE STREAM
Mats Öberg
: keyboards Morgan Ågren: drums, sampler
Recorded by Staffan Shöier June 26, 2020 at The Swedish Radio Stockholm Coordinated by Pierre Martin
Remixed by Morgan Ågren
Mastered by Sören Von Malmborg August 2021
Photo by screen dumps & family archives, Design by Jimmy Ågren

CD2: TRUM
Mats Öberg
: keyboards Morgan Ågren: drums Jimmy Ågren: guitar Robert Elovsson: keyboards Tommy Tordsson: bass Guests Jonas Knutsson: saxophone on Chicken Spoonman: spoons on Advokaten Simon Steensland: theremin on Advokaten Fredrik Thordendal: guitar on Sol Niger Within Rolf Hedqvist: bass and Gunnar Gustafsson: guitar on- She’s Louder Than Me, But I’ve Got The Microphone Recorded 22/2-23/2 2001 by Anders Dramstad at UR/SVT Mixed by Morgan Ågren Remastered by Sören Von Malmborg August 2021.
Photo by screen dumps & family archives, Design by Jimmy Ågren

CD3: SCHACK TATI
Mats Öberg
: keyboards, harmonica Morgan Ågren: drums, violin, sampler
Also: Tina Ahlin: pump organ (tr. 6) choir (tr. 2) Alvin Ågren: vocals (tr. 1) Simon Steensland: keyboards, guitar, bass (tr. 2) keyboard solo (tr. 8) DJ Fetisov: vocals (tr. 8) Gustaf Hielm: bass (tr. 11) Mikke Rönnkvist: guitar (tr. 14, 17, 19, 25) Herman Müntzing: bass (tr. 13, 14, 17, 25) Johan Granström: bass (tr. 13, 14, 17, 25) Warren DeMartini: guitar (tr. 16) Recorded and mixed by Morgan Ågren 2012-2014 Additional recordings (tr. 3,10) by Simon Steensland (tr. 5) by Benoit Piccand. Mastered by Göran Finnberg/Sören Von Malmborg 2014/2021 Photo by Elliot Elliot, Design by Jimmy Ågren.

CD4: TRENDS AND OTHER DISEASES
Mats Öberg
: keyboards, vocals, harmonica, cembalo Morgan Ågren: drums, sampler Also: Dilba vocals: (tr. 2,5) Per Sjöberg: tuba (tr. 2) Jimmy Ågren: slide/mandolin/voice (tr. 3,5,13,14,17) Johan Granström: bass (tr. 4,6,7,10,12) Fredrik Thordendal: guitar (tr. 5) Derek Huntsman: vocals (tr. 5) Ulf Åkerhielm: bass (track 8) Per Åke Holmlander: kimbassu (tr. 8) Roger Bergström: marimba (tr. 3,9,11) Gunnar Gustafsson: drums (tr. 10) Gunnar Persson: bassoon (tr. 11,17) Jonas Knutsson: saw (tr. 11) Jocke Marsh: banjo (tr. 11) Leif Gustavsson: violin (tr. 12) Fredrik Söhngen: oboe (tr. 13)
Recorded between 1993-1995 (reissue released in 2005) Remastered by Sören Von Malmborg August 2021 Photo by Staffan Persson, Design by Jimmy Ågren

CD5: THANKS FOR FLYING WITH US
Mats Öberg
: keyboards, harmonica Morgan Ågren: drums, sampler Jimmy Ågren: guitar, Tommy Tordsson: bass Robert Elovsson: keyboards
Also: Tina Ahlin & Mija Folkesson: choir/choir arrangement (tr. 1) Johan Söderkvist: klaviharp (tr. 7) Malin My Nilsson: violin (tr. 7)
Ismet Demirhan zurna: (tr. 10) Robert Elovsson/Henrik Holmlund/
Julia Therén/Mija Folkesson
: choir/choir arrangement (tr. 12)
Recorded and mixed by Morgan Ågren 2004-2005 except tr. 3 by Mats Öberg, and tr. 16 by Mattias Eklund Remastered by Sören Von Malmborg August 2021 Photos by Tina Ahlin & Joppen Frössén, Design by Jimmy Ågren

CD6: LIVE WITH NORRLANDSOPERAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Morgan Ågren
: drums Mats Öberg: keyboards/harmonica/melodica Stefan Jernståhl: keyboards Andreas Westman: bass. Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra. Conductor/arranger Tom Trapp
Recorded by Christer Blomgren 28/10 2016. Mixed by Morgan Ågren Mastered by Sören Von Malmborg 2016 Photos by Peder Andersson & Morgan Ågren Cover painting by Håkan Engborg, Design by Jimmy Ågren.

Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://morganagren.bandcamp.com/album/40th-anniversary-box-set-6cd

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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