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Court to hear Fredriksson lawsuit early next year

Written by Jud on October 20, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson’s ongoing battle with the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen will have its day in court. Journalisten, a website for Swedish journalists, said in a report today that the lawsuit between Marie Fredriksson and Expressen will be heard early next year.

  According to Journalisten, the court looked at the possibility of setting a new date for the hearing in the past months and now Marie’s lawyer, Leif Silbersky, has requested – considering Marie’s undergoing rehabilitation – a new date on the court’s calendar for the beginning of 2005. Expressen’s legal team didn’t opose the request.

  The lawsuit was postponed in August 2003 due to Marie’s state of health and because Expressen suddenly claimed that their story was accurate before the case was to go to trial.

Television documentary on Marie is still untitled

Written by Jud on October 18, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Swedish production company Titan Television has yet to come up with a final name for their forthcoming television documentary about Marie Fredriksson, and her fight against cancer.

  “This one-hour documentary is a detailed portrait of one of our [Sweden’s] biggest artists,” states Titan on their website, where the working title “The Look” had been on display since Friday. This, however, will definitely not be actual name given to the program once it is ready for broadcast.

  “They put up a test page that wasn’t supposed to appear until today – but without a title – as it was never intended that [the program] would be called “The Look,” explains their publicist to The Daily Roxette. “The documentary is still untitled… simply ’Marie Fredriksson’ at the moment.”

  Titan’s site says “this is the story about when life suddenly and alarmingly changes… and about the meaning of music and songs in order to come back.”

  The documentary – like music on the album itself – is expected to depict not only the pain and suffering she has endured the past two years, but also Marie’s energy, lust for life and fighting spirit.

  Industry sources tell TDR that Titan is attempting to sell the documentary to television channels in other countries where Roxette – and thereby Marie Fredriksson – are well known. This is in line with Capitol Record’s own efforts to make the album available in as many countries as possible.

  The program will first be shown on Sweden’s TV4 on November 24 at 21:00 CET.

  Lars-Erik Olson contributed to this article

“2:nd Chance” enters the Swedish charts at #8

Written by Jud on October 15, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson’s single “2:nd Chance” enters the Swedish official single chart at #8 this week.

  “2:nd Chance” is the first single off Marie’s new solo album in English, “The Change”, which will be released in Scandinavia on October 27th and in some additional European countries around a month later.

  On a sidenote, Gyllene Tider’s “Solsken” climbs up two positions to the #20 in its second week on the list.

Kiwein1 contributed to this article

International release plans for “The Change” take shape

Written by Jud on October 13, 2004 to .

VIENNA - EMI Capitol Sweden’s plans to faciliate the international release of Marie Fredriksson’s new album “The Change” are well underway.

  Here along the Danube – perhaps proving that there’s more than just classical music in the air – one of the first real indications of their success is that EMI Music Austria has announced that fans here will be able to purchase the album starting on November 29th. The single “2:nd Chance” will begin airplay by the end of October. In addition, at least one German online retailer is also announcing the November 30th availablity of the album while EMI Czech Republic has November album release information on their site.

  As indicated in The Daily Roxette’s previously reports, releases by EMI units in additional countries are expected – enough to truly qualify this album as an “international release.” For marketing reasons, many of these release dates will be scheduled for early next year.

  While the EMI plant in the Netherlands actually produces most of the CDs for Continental Europe (including Sweden), there will be pressings elsewhere around the world, when it is more cost-effective to do so. An example of this would be Japan, where Marie’s last two studio albums have been released. They will avoid the cost of shipping from Europe by using their own duplication plant.

  Assuming that the made-for-TV documentary is picked up by networks outside of Sweden, it’s reasonable to expect that marketing efforts (and release dates) will be adjusted to coincide with that.

NeverendingRoxette, Mike76, Abysmo and Lars-Erik Olson contributed to this article.

Capitol releases Marie promo CD

Written by roxeteer on October 9, 2004 to .

Capitol has released an 8-track promotional CD sampler of Marie’s “The Change” album. A small booklet with pictures is included.

  The promo CD contains previews of these songs: “The Change,” “2:nd Chance,” “All You’ve Gotta Do Is Feel,” “April Snow,” “All About You,” “Bad Moon,” “A Table In The Sun” and finally an instrumental version of “The Change.”

  Despite the fact that these “promotional use only” items are not intended to be sold, copies of the CD have already appeared on several online auction sites.

  New information is also that Capitol is releasing the full album in two different editions: in a normal CD jewelbox (call number 7243 8631812) and in a Digipak (call number 7243 8636752).

  Marie has drawn herself the cover pictures of all the “The Change” releases, including the single “2:nd Chance.”

TDR presents “The Change”

Written by tevensso on October 7, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The artwork that will appear on the cover of Marie Fredriksson’s forthcoming album, “The Change,” was revealed today by Capitol Records, who will be releasing the album on Oct. 27 in Sweden.

  The lead single off “The Change” is “2:nd Chance” which hit the stores in Sweden this week. “It feels like a victory having made ’The Change’,” Marie comments.

  The documentary The Daily Roxette mentioned previously will be aired on TV4 November 24 at 21:00 CET. The one-hour long documentary, produced by Anette Beijer, will show images of the recording of the album in her studio at home, private recordings shot by Micke Bolyos, exclusive performances of some of the new tracks, as well as an interview with Marie done in late summer, where Marie explains, among other things, how much her life has changed since she was diagnosed with cancer.

  The tracklist of “The Change”:

1. The Change

2. 2:nd Chance

3. All You’ve Gotta Do Is Feel

4. April Snow

5. Love 2 Live

6. Mother

7. Many Times

8. All About You

9. The Good Life

10. Bad Moon

11. A Table in the Sun

12. The Change (orchestral version)

Judith contributed to this article.

Exclusive documentary about Marie to be produced for TV

Written by Jud on October 1, 2004 to .

GOTHENBURG - According to an article published today in Göteborgs Posten (GP), the production company Titan Media will produce an exclusive film about Marie Fredriksson for TV.

  This will be the only interview Marie will give together with the release of her new album “The Change.” It is still unknown what kind of film it will result in. “It can be an interview or a documentary. We are looking at different possibilities,” explains Marie’s manager Marie Dimberg to GP.

Marie’s single B-side title revealed

Written by roxeteer on September 29, 2004 to .

The “B-side” of the new “2:nd Chance” single by Marie Fredriksson will be called “All You’ve Gotta Do Is Feel.” The song, which is described as having a “jazzy/bluesy” style, is written by Micke Bolyos.

The Daily Roxette presents to our readers: Marie’s new single!

Written by tevensso on September 26, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The Daily Roxette is proud to present an advance preview of Marie Fredriksson’s new single: “2:nd Chance.” The song is being released to Scandinavian radio stations tomorrow (Monday).

  “Oh thank God I’m alive…”

  Update: Expressen’s Anders Nunstedt gives the single three stingers (out of five) today, and compares the song to The Beatles’ “Free As a Bird” like many already on The Daily Roxette. Other than that he says that Marie is hiding behind the English language, but he also adds that this kind of emotion may have been too much in Swedish. Nunstedt thinks that husband Micke’s music is weaker, while Marie’s lyrics and performance is strong. “After a few run-throughs the song’s bleakness dissipates,” Nunstedt says and concludes “Just give the song a second chance…”

  Aftonbladet gives it three plusses (out of five) and calls it “…an intimate pop ballad with warm Jeff Lynne strings…”.

  TDR Special Presentation created by Judith Seuma and Txiqui.

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“The Change” - new album by Marie Fredriksson

Written by tevensso on September 23, 2004 to .

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Marie Fredriksson is back after two years of medication and darkness (and it’s been eight years since her last release, not counting the greatest hits album “Äntligen”)! Together with her husband Micke Bolyos, Marie has transformed sorrow and pain into lyrics and music, full of vital power and confidence.

  Her new solo album, “The Change,” will be released in Sweden on October 27 with the first single “2nd Chance” – a love song that took Marie only ten minutes to write the lyrics for – out on October 6. “A second chance… that’s exactly how I feel when I wake up. I’m eternally grateful for every day,” Marie says.

  “Making ’The Change’ feels like a victory to me. An incredible cool and fantastic feeling that’s hard to describe in words,” Marie Fredriksson says in a press statement released today and sent to The Daily Roxette.

  Marie has had thoughts and plans of a solo album in English for a long while. “Suddenly it felt necessary to do this. I wanted to share emotions and experiences from our worst time. There were moments where I thought I didn’t have the strength to finish the work, but I got by, little by little.”

  For the album Marie and Micke gathered their favorite musicians; Staffan Astner, guitars; Peter Forss, bass; Nicci Notini, drums. Magnus Lindgren and Micke are responsible for most string arrangements on the album. Micke has also produced “The Change” and additionally he plays the keyboards.

  This is an international release, but the release dates in the various countries are different and not yet set.

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