Written by roxeteer on December 16, 1998 to Misc.
Swedish movie channel TV1000 broadcasts Roxette’s concert in Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on December 25, 20.00 CET. The concert was recorded during the Crash! Boom! Bang! tour on January 14, 1995. “Roxette - Live in South Africa” is the same concert as the “Crash! Boom! Live!” home video, except that the TV version is only 52 minutes long.
Written by roxeteer on December 15, 1998 to Misc.
Christmas will be TV time for Swedish Roxette fans. Here’s the menu:
- 12/22/98, 22.45 CET, TV4 Nordisk: Sen kväll med Luuk
Special guests of the night: Marie & Per
- 12/25/98, 20.00 CET, TV1000: Roxette - Live in South Africa
Crash! Boom! Bang! tour visiting Johannesburg
- 12/25/98, 21.15 CET, SVT1: Ulvaeus & Gessle i Burmans spår
Per as reporter, documentary on record producer Anders Burman
- 1/1/99, 12.40 CET, SVT2: Ulvaeus & Gessle i Burmans spår
The same documentary again, this time with subtitles
And next year the real hassle will begin…
Written by roxeteer on December 13, 1998 to Misc.
I talked with EMI Svenska’s promotion department today. Unfortunately the people who would have known the current situation best were unavailable at the moment; Karin Häggblom was sick (she’s away until January!) and Li Eriksson was in the meeting with Roxette (!), so I couldn’t talk with them.
Anyway, “Sen kväll med Luuk” featuring Roxette is going to be shot tomorrow. Roxette is not going to perform live, so it’s going to be just an interview with Marie and Per. The show will be shown on TV4 Nordisk on December 22.
There is no promo material released yet, the promo single of “Wish I Could Fly” is going to be in stock on December 31. The guy I talked with didn’t want to tell if the song is going to be a ballad or an up-tempo song, because he wanted “everything to be told by either the band or Li Eriksson”. However, he said that “’Wish I Could’ is not a ’Sleeping In My Car’ but it’s not ’Crash! Boom! Bang!’ either. It’s a great song, if you like Roxette.”
Written by roxeteer on December 7, 1998 to Misc.
11 years and 4 months. That long has ’Listen To Your Heart’ been played on American radio.” During that time, “Listen To Your Heart” has been on the air 2 million times. BMI awarded Roxette for this historic event.
Says Per: “We have never been satisfied with our record company EMI in the USA. Our greatest hits compilation wasn’t even released in the USA and even then ’Listen To Your Heart’ is so popular. It makes me really proud.”
Written by roxeteer on December 6, 1998 to Misc.
Someone on the Roxette mailing list phoned EMI UK and got the track listing of “Have A Nice Day!”.
- A Crush On You
- Wish I Could Fly
- Waiting For The Rain
- It Will Take A Long Time
- I Was So Lucky
- Pay The Price
- Staring At The Ground
- Beautiful Thing
By the way, does anyone see “Myth” there?!!
Written by roxeteer on December 5, 1998 to Misc.
Per Gessle and ex-Abba Björn Ulvaeus have done a documentary on 70-year-old Swedish record producer Anders Burman. The documentary “Ulvaeus och Gessle i Burmans spår” will be shown on SVT1 on Christmas Day. The documentary is about Burman’s career in music business and Per and Björn interview many of the stars Burman brought to the spotlight during the 50 years he was in the business. Per has never worked with Burman, but he has a refusal letter from Burman and his company Metronome framed on his wall. “I have one from Björn and Polar [the record company Abba established], too. Neither of them was interested in Gyllene Tider.”
Written by roxeteer on December 4, 1998 to Misc.
Expressen has listed the five best selling Roxette albums on their home page. Number one is of course “Joyride” with 10 million copies sold worldwide. “Look Sharp!” is second with 9 million copies. Then come “Tourism” (5 million), “Crash! Boom! Bang!” (4 million) and “Don’t Bore Us - Get To The Chorus!” (3.8 million).