News Archives: June 2009
HALMSTAD - Per has sent us the tracklist of the forthcoming double-LP. The CD that will be included with the DVD (or if it's the other way around) will not have the full concert, due to the space restrictions of a CD.
Incidentally, this is the full concert. According to Per the album and DVD will be released in early September.
Gessle over Europe - LP
1. Dressed for success Cologne
2. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her Cologne
3. Stupid London
4. The Party Pleaser Stockholm 1
5. Wish I could fly London
6. She doesn’t live here anymore Copenhagen
7. 7Twenty7 Amsterdam
8. I have a party in my head Amsterdam
9. Late, later on Amsterdam
10. Listen to your heart Cologne
11. Do you wanna be my baby? Copenhagen
12. Opportunity nox London
13. Doesn’t make sense Cologne
14. Church of your heart Stockholm 2
15. Dangerous Stockholm 1
16. Joyride Stockholm 2
17. C’mon Warsaw
18. Are you an old hippie, sir? Warsaw
19. The Look Halmstad
20. It must have been love Cologne
21. Hey mr DJ Amsterdam
22. (I’m not your) Steppin’ stone Munich
23. Sleeping in my car Amsterdam
24. Queen of rain Cologne
Written by sleepingSingle on June 28, 2009 to Releases.
BERLIN - The Baseballs, a German rockabilly/rock 'n' roll cover band (think Elvis Presley, think Stray Cats), has recorded Roxette's "The Look" for its new album "Strike."
Digger, the frontman, said in an interview in Münstersche Zeitung that "we wanted to give the album a personal touch. "The Look" was chosen by me. It refers to my musical beginning. It was my sister's first vinyl LP, the first song I could play on the keyboards."
HALMSTAD (Updated) - Per Gessle has revealed on Twitter that his forthcoming live album will be titled "Gessle Over Europe," resembling Paul McCartney's tour name from 1972, "Wings Over America." There are "no further comparisons," says Per in his tweet. Per's live album will be released as a double-LP as well as a CD included with the DVD. Per seems to be very excited about it. "I received the album masters the other day and they sound terrific" Per says.
Per has also written on Twitter that the live recordings included on the album are from Cologne, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm (day 2), Warsaw, Halmstad and Munich concerts. The LP will contain three, possibly four, bonus tracks, while the DVD will contain the full Stockholm #1 concert. EMI is working full time to get the material done before the vacations start and Per mentions the albums preliminary will be released early September.
Per Gessle's latest solo album "Party Crasher" finally sees the light of day in the UK today. The UK edition will be the standard 12 track album. However, it would appear that the album is not being sold in shops. As far as The Daily Roxette has heard you can only order from online sites.
All the major UK online retailers are stocking the UK release though, which of course is being released on Sony Records rather than EMI/Capitol.
Also, the release has re-appeared on the UK iTunes store…
NEW YORK - Sirius XM has put up two videos with Per Gessle being interviewed on Nordic Rox on YouTube. One where he talks about the Roxette reunion and one where he talks about the concert with Marie Fredriksson in Amsterdam.
And on June 13 the Roxette special with Per's gig in London and the performance of Marie Fredriksson in Stockholm will be rebroadcast at 9 PM ET.
For Dish Network subscribers in the US: If your package is of 200 channels or more, chances you will find Sirius stations. Spectrum - located on channel 6018 will turn into Nordic Rox on Sundays at 8pm EST and Wednesdays at 11pm EST although the station may not show up on the channel guide.
Jackie contributed to this article.
(Updated) - Per Gessle has joined Twitter. Follow the user @PartyPleaser for tour updates and other tidbits from the Man.
While at it, follow our own Twitter account, @dailyroxette!
And now Roxette have joined in the Twittering. Follow at @TheRealRoxette for updates
NEW YORK - The special broadcast of Nordic Rox on Sirius satellite radio last Sunday failed due to some glitch in the automated system. Per Gessle's concert from London was overlapped with other songs after two thirds of the concert, as well as drowning out parts of the interviews. Sirius apologizes and promises to fix it before the rebroadcast on Wednesday.