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News Archives: February 2008

The World just got bigger: TWATG to be re-released with extra material

Written by tevensso on February 15, 2008 to , and . Source: Elevator Entertainment.

STOCKHOLM (Updated) - Per Gessle's 1997 album "The World According to Gessle" will be re-released on EMI/Elevator Entertainment in a "super duper extra turbo deluxe with cheese on it" edition come May! The album is now a double with tons of nice bonuses and a new extended sleeve with an interview added. The videos, you ask? They will not be included on the album, but will be available on various Gessle-sites.

Bonus trax CD 1:

Kix-Cha-Cha "ghost track"
Love Doesn't Live Here outtake from album + B-side Kix
Always Breaking My Heart (30 May 1995) B-side Do You Wanna…
I Wanna Be With You (2 Nov 1994) B-side Do You Wanna…
Blue Umbrella (15 June 1993) B-side I Want You to Know
Jupiter Calling (3 Aug 1995) B-side I Want You to Know
Let’s Party! (14 July 1988) B-side I Want You to Know
Kix (Lovely Pair Mix) B-side Kix

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“Den ständiga resan” covered

Written by Anarem on February 13, 2008 to and .

Marie Fredriksson's song "Den ständiga resan" has been covered by Swedish metal band Opeth for its latest album "Watershed." However, the song doesn't seem to make it to the album, according to Opeth's site.

Kostis contributed to this article.

The tumor changed Marie’s life

Written by tevensso on February 10, 2008 to . Source: TV4.

STOCKHOLM - In an open hearted interview with TV4's Lasse Bengtsson Marie Fredriksson reveals that the tumor took away her sight on the right eye. "I bump into things all the time, it takes a long time to get used to," Marie says to Lasse. Marie also says that she finally got a clean bill of health last summer, and that's when everything changed, she became a new person. When the cancer was at its worst Marie almost didn't have the energy to get out of bed, let alone write! "The worst thing was that I didn't even want to sing. It's definitely a kick to be back." However, these last years the singing and writing have been secondary to her new art form - drawing. Marie says it's a world of difference. "I've been singing all my life, I did that part already. This is the total freedom."

This time around Marie has used colors in her drawings, but confides in Lasse that she's already sick of colors and that she constantly goes back to charcoal. "It's different day to day" she giggles.

When Lasse asks about Roxette Marie says she lives in the now, and enjoys that immensely, but also tells him that she and Per discuss possible Roxette projects constantly. She definitely thinks that Roxette will do something in the future. The doors are still not closed. "Maybe something smaller, I mean the stages were so huge and I ran across them! I was crazy back then" Marie says and laughs.

Ett bord i solen - Marie’s second exhibition

Written by tevensso on February 8, 2008 to .

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson opened her second exhibition today - Ett bord i solen - at the same gallery as last time. The gallery formerly known as Dr Glas is now called So Stockholm and is located at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. The exhibition will be open until February 17 and the gallery is open Monday thru Friday 11:00-17:30 and Saturday, Sunday 13:00-16:00.

Like last time there's a limited edition book (300 copies) sold exclusively at the gallery. The book contains six pictures of Marie and some text plus pictures of 37 pieces of art.

The vernissage was held yesterday, February 7 and the invitation was a very limited CD single with the song "Ett bord i solen." Many of the pieces were sold yesterday. Prices range, according to The Daily Roxette's source, from 20,000 kronor to more than 40,000 kronor. (Roughly 2000€ to 4000€.) This art is described as very similar to last time, only with the addition of colors.

Marie will appear on TV4's Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow morning at approximately 9:30. 


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