News Archives: November 2007
STOCKHOLM - Since many of you are wondering who does what on "Shopping with Mother" Per has been kind enough to share some of his recording info:
clarence: distorted wurlitzer, handclaps, celeste, timpani
christoffer: Gibson bass, drums, Gibson ES-175 el guitar, tambourine, maracas, acoustic guitar, saxophones, wah wah guitar, autoharp, solina string machineper: handclaps.helena: operavoxsomeone's mother: laughter
Written by tevensso on November 28, 2007 to Per Gessle.
STOCKHOLM (Updated) - Son of a Plumber has, together with Per Gessle, recorded the new theme song for Swedish TV program "Boston Tea Party." "Boston Tea Party" is a show about finding strange things out, like how human flesh tastes like… "Many will see this as a new chapter of Per Gessle's musical career. I can't place this tune in a genre, but it sounds like how it would look when riding a limo through New York way too fast," says Fredrik Wikingsson, one of the show's two hosts.
The tune is called "Shopping With Mother" and will be premiered in the season finale of the show at the end of November. What's even better is that the tune will be released as a double A-sided single together with two remixes by Voz Vibrante. Voz Vibrante is a pseudonym for Erik Hjärpe, from the band Damn!, you can find some of his work at MySpace. Voz has remixed "Shopping With Mother" in two different versions - the Voz Vibrante remix and the Mother's Dub by Voz Vibrante.
Voz's style of music is fast fusion and electric funk, while the tune itself can be described best as a cross between a '60s Bond theme with some Star Trek and general '60s pop in it. Does it sound crazy? It is.
The double A-sided single will be released November 28, with the slightly edited version of "Pratar med min müsli" from Per's hit album "En händig man" as the other A-side, a little later than expected, but now released to the public.
Update: Per tells us there will be a video for "Shopping with Mother," directed by Jens Jansson!
Written by roxeteer on November 28, 2007 to Awards.
The voting for nominees in this year's Rockbjörnen awards has started on Aftonbladet.se site. This time there are 11 categories, including one new category, "The Best Swedish Live Act."
Aftonbladet has organized Rockbjörnen Awards since 1979. Roxette has been awarded with a golden bear six times and Gyllene Tider four times. As solo artists, Marie Fredriksson has been awarded five times and Per Gessle twice.
Written by tevensso on November 27, 2007 to Releases. Source: d&d management.
STOCKHOLM - Per will sign his new DVD "En händig man på turné," and Per with Sven will sign Sven's new book "Att vara Per Gessle."
Where will they do it? Of course The Daily Roxette has the dates, places and times:
STOCKHOLM Saturday Dec. 8
MALMÖ Thursday Dec. 13
Åhléns City, 17:00–18:00
HALMSTAD Friday Dec. 14
Halmstad Bokhandel, Brogatan 20, 16:00-17:00
GOTHENBURG Saturday Dec. 15
Wettergrens Bokhandel, Avenyn 21, 13:00-14:00
LJUSDAL - The lead single off Marie's new album has been sent out to radio stations and it's of course "Ordet är farväl." It seems to be a promotional release only (CDPRO4415). The song itself is written by Micke Bolyos and Py Bäckman with Micke on programming, Jokke Pettersson (Marie's nephew) on guitars and Bengan Jansson on the accordion.
Written by robban on November 14, 2007 to Per Gessle.
STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle with family Åsa and Gabriel are in Caroline Roosmark's 2008 calendar "The Women and Men of the Year 2008." This year's edition is dedicated to 16 year old Riccardo Campogiani who was meaninglessly killed on the streets October 7, 2007. "Per usually doesn't do things like these," Caroline says, "but this time he's been very into it. He spent days picking out a good wig!"
As you can see Per, "pop legend," is dressed in a Mozartesque style, with a "guitar" of course (It's called a lute.) He is in May's picture.
You can order the calendar at Caroline's site, 15 SEK of every calendar will go to the foundation of Riccardo Campogiani's memory. The Daily Roxette does not know if Caroline ships outside of Sweden.
Photo is used with kind permission.
The two "new" tracks are "Ett bord i solen" which is "A Table in the Sun" in Swedish, the other new track is called "Ordet är farväl" "("The Word is Goodbye".) Enjoy the cover.
Update November 8:
Tracklist is as follows:
01. Ordet är farväl
02. Ännu doftar kärlek
03. Den bästa dagen
04. Mot okända hav
05. Aldrig som främlingar
06. Även vargar måste välja
07. Jag brände din bild
08. Tid för tystnad
09. Ett bord i solen
10. Den ständiga resan
11. Medan tiden är inne
12. Min trognaste vän
15. Den sjunde vågen
16. Ett hus vid havet
17. Så skimrande var aldrig havet
18. Berusa mig
German country & western singer Suzie Candell, born 1986, has recorded a c&w version of Roxette's old hit "Sleeping in My Car" on her latest album "I Gotta Be Me." Suzie's album was released in March 2007. Check Suzie's homepage for a snippet. Click "Discografie," then "I Gotta Be Me."
The Daily Roxette has not reached Ms. Candell for a comment.
Martin M contributed to this article.
STOCKHOLM (Updated) - Per Gessle's new DVD, titled like the tour "En händig man på turné," (5153989) will be released as predicted; before Christmas, namely December 5. The DVD will contain the full tracklist of the Stockholm concert (see below), and also the tour diary previously published on YouTube. Other bonuses included are the clarinet version of "När vi två blir en" and the video of "En händig man."
According to the sleeve the concert is fully filmed in Stockholm. The sleeve is designed by Karl-Magnus Boske, the same art director that designed for instance the sleeves to "The World According to Gessle" and "Have a Nice Day" series. The front sleeve photo is taken by TDR's Thomas Evensson.
Technical specs of the DVD: Dolby Digital and dts, anamorphic widescreen in 16:9 format.