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Roxette goes Latvia

Written by tevensso on July 27, 2009 to .

STOCKHOLM (Updated) - The Daily Roxette got hold of Per just before leaving for Jurmala, Latvia and the New Wave festival where Roxette will perform "for real" for the first time in 8 years tomorrow. Per says they are bringing C&C - Christoffer and Clarence on bass and keyboards respectively, Pelle Alsing on drums and Jonas Isacsson on guitar. Per has super-charged his Gretsch this time.

It seems Roxette will play the same five songs as on the Night of the Proms; "Wish I Could Fly," "The Look," "Joyride," "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart."

And just to be clear; since this is a TV-show Roxette will not be performing live, but lipsync.

SingStar gets Roxette ballads pack

Written by roxeteer on July 13, 2009 to and . Source: PlayStation Blog.

(Updated) - Sony reports that as a part of their big SingStar update due this week's Thursday, the popular PlayStation 3 singing game will get "Roxette Ballads" SongPack. The songs included are:

  • Fading Like A Flower
  • It Must Have Been Love
  • Listen To Your Heart
  • Run To You
  • Spending My Time

The Roxette Ballads song pack costs 70 SEK (€ 6.50) in the Swedish SingStore.

Update: Sony has now presented the SingStore's global download chart for June and Roxette Ballads is at #4!

Pascal contributed to this article.

Per Gessle to count down the 50 greatest summer songs on Nordic Rox

Written by tevensso on July 10, 2009 to . Source: Sirius XM.

NEW YORK (Updated) - Roxette’s Per Gessle and noted Swedish music journalist Sven Lindström will celebrate the summer season with a countdown of the 50 greatest Scandinavian summer songs of all time on The Spectrum’s Nordic Rox, SIRIUS XM’s Scandinavian music show. Listeners will hear songs by Peter Bjorn and John, Eagle-Eye Cherry, ABBA, Roxette and more.
Catch it on The Spectrum, SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45 Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 pm ET and Wednesday, July 15 at 11:00 pm ET.

The list:

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Worry Sick - Edith Backlund
Hurtful - Erik Hassle
God morgon Columbus - Pontus & Amerikanerna
Sunny Girl - Hep Stars
Cup noodle song - Pineforest Crunch
Runnin' out of gaz - Pauline Kamusewu
Words Enough To Tell You - The Mascots
The Sun - Melpo Mene
Electric - Melody Club
Dream my days away - Broder Daniel
Honey Honey - Abba
Ser bara moln - Alf
En gång i vårt sommarland - Gunnar Wiklund
Do You Love Me - Amanda Jenssen
Don't Call The Police - Moneybrother
Dream On - Atomic Swing
Do You Know - The Lollipops
Sommaren rasar - Bob Hund
Tjörn - Björn Olsson
Over 'Fore It Started - Caesars Palace
You Can't Hurry Love - The Concretes
We Got To Be Good To Each Other - Ray Wonder
Watercolours In The Rain - Roxette
Måndagsbarn - Veronica Maggio

Hit - Wannadies
Dimma - Dag Vag
Got To Go - Damn!
Different Sound (Feat. Malte) - Teddybears
Holidays - Brainpool
Nothing to Worry About - Peter Bjorn And John
The Girl and the Robot - Junior Röyksopp
Spiderweb suit - Sandy Mouche
Holiday for girls - Lisa Lindebergh
En ny tid är här - November
No One Sleeps When I'm Awake - The Sounds
Hunting high and low - a-Ha
Bo Bo Boogie Pack - Annabee-Nox
One Way Love - Agnetha Fältskog
Segla på ett moln - Anne-Lie Ryde'
Lizard - The Mopeds
I can buy you - A Camp
C'mon 2.58 - Per Gessle
Heartbeats - José Gonzalez
Don't Hate On Me - Vincent
Pizza - Adiam Dymott
Stadsvandringar - Dungen
Every raindrop means a lot - Tages
Sail with me, come on and try – I love… - Pugh Rogefeldt
Solglasögon - Docent Död

Sommartider - Gyllene Tider
Cigarettes - Anita Lindblom

Sommartider was not Per's selection, but Sirius'.

Swedish “Got Talent” finalist covers Per and Marie‏

Written by daniel_alv on July 7, 2009 to .

STOCKHOLM - Erik Linder albumErik Linder, who made it to the finals in "Sweden's Got Talent" this spring, is set to release his first album this week. The album, which is called "Inifrån" [From the inside], contains some songs in Swedish. Two are covers of Marie's songs "Tro" and "Ännu doftar kärlek" and another is Per's song "Tycker om när du tar på mej." Other artists covered include Patrik Isaksson, Ted Gärdestad and Eva Dahlgren.  View album on CDON

Roxette - anno 2009

Written by tevensso on July 6, 2009 to . Source: d&d management.

STOCKHOLM - The Daily Roxette is proud to present the latest promo shot of Roxette! The photo was taken by Rickard Eriksson at Cirkus in Stockholm, May 10.

Get the desktop wallpaper here!

“Gessle over Europe” - CD-tracklist

Written by tevensso on July 4, 2009 to , and . Source:

HALMSTAD - Per has sent out the tracklist of the new live CD with bonus-DVD. He Tweets that the album will be released as a normal-priced CD with a free DVD included.

Gessle over Europe - CD

1. Dressed for success Cologne
2. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her Cologne
3. Stupid London
4. Wish I could fly London
5. She doesn’t live here anymore Copenhagen
6. 7Twenty7 Amsterdam
7. I have a party in my head Amsterdam
8. Late, later on Amsterdam
9. Listen to your heart Cologne
10. Do you wanna be my baby? Copenhagen
11. Opportunity nox London
12. Doesn’t make sense Cologne
13. Joyride Stockholm 2
14. C’mon Warsaw
15. Are you an old hippie, sir? Warsaw
16. It must have been love Cologne
17. The Look Halmstad
18. Hey mr DJ Amsterdam
19. (I’m not your) Steppin’ stone Munich
20. Sleeping in my car Amsterdam
21. Queen of rain Cologne

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“Silly Really” released in the US - sort of

Written by TheRain1981 on July 1, 2009 to , and . Source:

BYRON CENTER - The U.S. division of Amazon MP3 has Per Gessle's "Silly Really" available to download (for $0.99) with a release date of June 17, 2009 on Gessle's own Elevator Entertainment company.  No sign yet of the "Party Crasher" album, however.  Maybe this is a sign of more things to come for the U.S. market… at least when it comes to the digital realm?


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