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“Wish I Could Fly” video released January 18

Written by roxeteer on December 4, 1998 to .

The video for “Wish I Could Fly” is directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The video will be shot December 29-30 and it should be ready for broadcasting January 18.

US release in fall 1999

Written by roxeteer on December 3, 1998 to .

Expressen tells that after the release of the album in February, Per and Marie are going to make a big 6-months PR tour. However, they are not going to go to the USA, because the album won’t be released there before fall 1999.

“We used to be a guitar band, but now the guitars are almost gone. We’ve tried to make an album that sounds very ’now’ and that’s why we’ve built much of it on the modern technology and programming. And there’s a lot of violins, too”, says Per on Expressen.

Per is not afraid even though the new albums of The Cardigans and Ace Of Base haven’t sold very well. “I think there’s demand for our type of music, more than in 1995-96 when we released our previous album. I’m thinking about hits like Emilia’s ’Big Big World’ and Aerosmith’s ’I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ and bands like Corrs and Savage Garden who sell millions of records”, explains Per.

New single: “Wish I Could Fly”!

Written by roxeteer on December 3, 1998 to .

“The USA is screaming after our music”, Per and Marie say in Aftonbladet’s article. The first single will be released in the early February, as I’ve told before, and it’s title will be “Wish I Could Fly”.

“It sounds more modern”, Per says about the new album. Per and Marie are sure that their music is “in” at the moment. “Just look at Savage Garden and The Corrs”, they say.

The article confirms that Jonas Åkerlund is really going to direct the next Roxette video.

But what about the world tour? Says Marie: “It would be really cool, I’m anxious to tour, but we’re going to wait and see how the album sells.”

“Fucking Åmål” soundtrack coming soon

Written by roxeteer on November 20, 1998 to .

The box office hit of the year in Sweden, “Fucking Åmål” is going to be published as a book. Soundtrack CD is also coming soon. One of the songs heard on the movie is Gyllene Tider’s “När vi två blir en”. Hopefully it will be on the soundtrack album!

The movie is director Lukas Moodysson’s debut film. “Fucking Åmål” was recently shown in America with a more conservative name “Show Me Love”.

New album released February 22nd!

Written by roxeteer on November 19, 1998 to .

Special news from the Official Fan Club! The title of the new album is now confirmed; it’s going to be “Have A Nice Day!” even though Marie earlier said that it won’t be the title. The release date is February 22, 1999. The album contains 15 “new, brilliant songs”.

The airplay of the first single begins January 4 and it will be in the shops February 1. The video for the track has not been shot yet, but it will be made in the early December. At the moment the album is being mixed in New York.

New album mixed in New York?

Written by roxeteer on October 31, 1998 to .

Rumour has it that Roxette is going to make the final mixing for their forthcoming album in New York. The lead single will be on the radio in January and in the stores 6 weeks after the initial release.

Gyllene Tider played in Swedish film

Written by roxeteer on October 31, 1998 to .

Gyllene Tider’s “När vi två blir en” is played in a new Swedish film “Fucking Åmål”. The film is nominated for the next year’s Academy Award for the best foreign film. I’ve heard that the movie is really great. Unfortunately there’s no soundtrack album for the film.


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