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“Gessle over Europe”

Written by tevensso on August 28, 2009 to and .

HALMSTAD (Updated) - The Daily Roxette can present the (very nice) sleeve for "Gessle over Europe," designed by Pär Wickholm. The sleeve is inspired by The Clash's "London Calling" says Per.

According to the back sleeve (on the enclosed DVD will be in PAL, but region 0 and in DTS.

Update: The album has been postponed to the end of October due to German video regulations. Due to the graphic nature in the director's cuts of the videos Germany demands an 18 year old age limit on the CD/DVD.

Update 2: Per, being the tough guy he is, has gotten a 12 year old stamp on the DVD!

SingStar gets another Roxette song pack

Written by tevensso on August 23, 2009 to , and .

(Updated) - Sony's incredibly popular singing game SingStar for PS3 got a Roxette Ballads song pack June 11. Now The Daily Roxette has received news that another song pack will be released in the near future - Roxette Rocks. Rocks will include the following tracks:

    * Joyride
    * The Look
    * Dressed For Success
    * Sleeping In My Car
    * Wish I Could Fly

Sony has announced that the new song pack is already available.

Update: The song pack is now available and The Daily Roxette can tell you that "The Look" is the '95 version.

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.

“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

Read more…

“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?

“Gessle over Europe” - tracklist

Written by tevensso on June 28, 2009 to , and . Source:

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

Rockabilly version of “The Look” recorded by The Baseballs

Written by sleepingSingle on June 28, 2009 to .

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."

Listen to a snippet (  Visit the band's website.

Per’s live album title revealed

Written by tevensso on June 24, 2009 to , and .

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.

Party Crash in the UK

Written by pwbbounce on June 15, 2009 to and .

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…

Roxette enters studio this summer, probable release before the end of the year

Written by colinvdbel on May 28, 2009 to and . Source: UIT Magazine, June 2009.

ARNHEM/NIJMEGEN - “After all those years, we deserve to have a little fun!”

UIT Magazine, a local Dutch lifestyle and entertainment magazine publishes an exclusive interview with Roxette in their June issue, with a large picture of Roxette on their front cover. The full page article deals with Roxette’s comeback and performance as headliner at the Night of the Proms concert later this year and mentions a few interesting facts.

Marie mentions that during the Christmas tour in Sweden she discovered she felt great again on stage. She loved being on stage again and decided it was time to continue with Roxette. Per says that when Marie indicated she was completely ready, they could start talking about a reunion. “It has been a rough and difficult time and I am glad it is behind me now. I feel great! I really want to start working with Per again and most of all have a lot of fun together,” says Marie. Per also emphasizes that a lot has happened in seven years; they both have changed. “Roxette used to be a part of the music industry, trying to be successful. That’s not our goal anymore, we now focus on the things that satisfy us,” says Per.

Per informs the reporter that they will enter the studio this summer. They will not record an entire album, but they will release something new. Per hopes they can release this to the public before the end of the year.

Read the full Dutch article (pages 14-15)

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