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OSLO ALRITE! Yea, amazing gig tonight. Thanx a million to all you wonderful people in the audience. So loud, so proud!! Really beautiful! Could be the best gig so far on this European Tour??? Maybe? Crazy tight band, very relaxed and yet really really powerful. Have to love this! Norway, a treat to be here! See y'all next time. Love from P&Co.

Per's 60 for 60. #58. When I Close My Eyes (No One Can See Me). This little gem was released by Norwegian singer Paris, under the name “I Do Believe.” It was in fact also called “I Do Believe” on the “The Look for Roxette” promo release as well. Another sad song, introspective, wondering. This T&A demo is from the summer of 1999 and is featured in the Per Gessle Archives. Quite possibly this was meant for "Room Service." Paris's version was out in 2002, and it's very similar to Per's demo. Something woke me up/In the middle of the night/I never ever felt so lonely/I thought about givin’ you a call/But it was half past five... We know the feeling well. Have you heard both, and if so, which version do you prefer?


When I Close My Eyes (No One Can See Me)

Per's 60 for 60. This is #58 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

This random guy came by and started signing stuff while we were waiting for Per... ;)


ON OUR WAY TO OSLO. See ya tonite @ Sentrum Scene! /P.


Cold November rain didn't stop Per and his band visiting Helsinki. Read our report here!


Per and his tour visit rainy Helsinki

HELSINKI - Per Gessle had brought his band to Helsinki, Finland, in the most miserable November weather you can imagine. The concert was originally planned to a larger arena in the neighbouring city of Espoo, but moved and re-scheduled to Kulttuuritalo (Culture House) in the capital.

Per's 60 for 60. #59 Min plats. (My Place) A recent song, from last year's album "En vacker natt," the album opener even. It was also featured as "There's a Place" on this year's "Small Town Talk." A cute little ditty, as Per would've described it. A happy song about one's happy place. The lyrics in English are actually quite similar to the Swedish ones. Maybe the Swedish lyrics are a bit more positive longing for that special place where you can rest and hide and love, while the English are more longing for something missing in life? Do you have a special place, what does it look like? #per60


Min plats

Per's 60 for 60. This is #59 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career."


Per and his tour visit rainy Helsinki

HELSINKI - Per Gessle had brought his band to Helsinki, Finland, in the most miserable November weather you can imagine. The concert was originally planned to a larger arena in the neighbouring city of Espoo, but moved and re-scheduled to Kulttuuritalo (Culture House) in the capital. Read the full story...

Helena in Fading Like a Flower. Stockholm Waterfront.



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Finnair will continue their award-winning "Hear the Taste" campaign and they are launching it for their long-haul flights in Sweden. "Hear the Taste" concept aims to improve the taste of food served on flights through soundscapes. Finnair relies on Swedish expertise regarding music, that's why Per Gessle is also involved. Snippets from "The Look" will be used in the campaign. /PP Read more (in Finnish) here: https://www.marmai.fi/uutiset/finnair-houkuttelee-ruotsalaisia-kaukolennoille-roxetten-ja-gourmet-ruoan-avulla-6748988


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Finnair campaigns with Per Gessle! /PP

Per's 60 for 60. #60 Rädd. (Afraid) Alright, here we go! We hope you are as excited as we are. Here's the first song which is from the self-titled album Per Gessle released in 1983. Some of you may have heard this story already. The rest of Gyllene Tider was drafted into the army, but Per having "psychological problems" managed to duck. Instead he recorded his first "adult" album. Per doesn't mention this song in his lyrics book so there's no backstory to it. But reading the lyrics it's a standard Per song about a couple having relationship problems: She took the phone/and called a number/to another voice/she was hoping would understand/Wanted to listen/wanted to know one minute/of a long long life... The poor couple is scared. Their lives are shaken to the core. Afraid to feel/afraid to doubt/afraid to live/afraid to die/afraid to listen/afraid to think/afraid to wake up/afraid to plant a seed Seemingly they don't know what to do anymore. Who sings this song together with Per? #per60


Rädd

Per's 60 for 60. This is #60 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Finnair campaigns with Per Gessle

Finnair announced their new campaign with Per Gessle. The largest airline of Finland will continue their award-winning “Hear the Taste” campaign and they are launching it for their long-haul flights in Sweden. “Hear the Taste” concept aims to improve the taste of food served on flights through soundscapes. It’s a scientific fact that sound affects ... Read more

Finally!!!! The Making of the SON OF A PLUMBER-album is on YouTube! Enjoy! /P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUqcdyqAMQ&feature=youtu.be


PER GESSLE - The Making of the SON OF A PLUMBER-album!

PER GESSLE - The Making of the SON OF A PLUMBER-album! Follow Per Gessle: Website https://www.gessle.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RealPerGessle Twit...

FINALLY, the making of the SON OF A PLUMBER-album is on YouTube! Enjoy! /P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUqcdyqAMQ&feature=youtu.be


Small Town Talk in Linköping.


LYRICS

Per Gessle
No One Makes it on Her Own

Have you ever had the feeling You take it all for granted You wake up every morning And expect to rise Have you ever had a moment To look into the mirror To find a person Who won’t open her eyes Have you ever felt a presence Or is it all in the past, dear So mesmerizing It chills you to the bone Have you ever been in love And overcome that first fear Well, then you know No one makes it on her own Did you ever catch a sunset Right across the ocean The universe revealed And it didn’t make sense at all When you came into my world Causing quite

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Per Gessle
Rudy & Me

I’m pretty sure I can fly Any day I will try To make lines in the sky And I’ve got a reason for this Got a reason to kiss Any moment of bliss Rudy and me are simple and free And so easy Rudy and me are simple and free It’s so easy And we ride so close I keep holding on That’s the way it goes I keep holding on And I keep having this dream Where it is what it seems All the lights turn to green And I’m pretty sure how I feel It feels cool to reveal I think she’s looking at me Rudy and me are simple and free And so easy Rudy and me are

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Per Gessle
One of These Days

Time takes a breath I feel it on my skin A time for rest Before the new day breaks So blue, so blue The skies of lovers eyes It’s a time for peace But how long must I wait How long must I wait One of these days I know I’ll wake up lying in summer arms Until then I will fight the cold with Memories Sha la la To keep me warm One of these days The sand will spell your name Inside a heart One of these better days Sha la la la Taste the wine of a much sweeter time One of these days I know I’ll wake up lying in summer arms Until then I will fig

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Per Gessle
For the First Time

Minutes are running slow Seconds feel more like days Days since I let you go That’s how it feels anyway Sometimes I forget Love’s a different language Known by the heart A foreign tongue I’m hearing for the first time A promise made I’m meaning for the first time Old friends like solitude Quiet and empty space Are enemies since finding you Just loneliness by other names Sometimes I forget Love’s a different language Spoken by the heart A foreign tongue I’m hearing for the first time A promise made I’m meaning for the first time So

LYRICS

Per Gessle
Name You Beautiful

Oh I had a sense of doubt I thought I was fallin’ out God, it felt so alone But the right move in the dark And a Saturday in the park Made you the dynamo Hey, it’s got to be simple A broken heart can never keep time What you’re doin’ to me What you’re doin’ to me I have to spell incredible I want to name you beautiful Pretty hard to believe It’s pretty hard to believe You make the worry minimal Got to name you beautiful Without a master plan You’re bound for the garbage can Oh it’s a hard nut to crack On an ordinary day You su

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Per Gessle
It Came Too Fast

They rescued her body From out of the water Fighting the tide that was Too strong to save her Had taken her under It came too fast The summertime air Was closing around me No one could cry ‘cos Our eyes were all empty My breath in the warm winds It came too fast I was eight years old And the sickness wave Was coming Until my mother turned my face Away from the ocean I wasn’t a child anymore It came too fast His life was so strange Believed it so special But time only proved How he hadn’t changed things The avant garde one Turned into

LYRICS

Per Gessle
Far Too Close

Per's 60 for 60. This is #26 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

LYRICS

Per Gessle
Simple Sound

You never bothered to be cynical You made it easy to be beautiful You challenged all things possible A fire found inside an icicle A simple sound in the air Mahi Nana Mahi Nana A simple sound in the air Mahi Nana Nana I almost thought it might be criminal To watch you sleep made me dependable Every hour seemed unbreakable Every second available A simple sound in the air Mahi Nana Mahi Nana A simple sound in the air Mahi Nana Nana I look at your face while you’re dancing While you’re dancing While you’re dancing You’re taken away While y

LYRICS

Per Gessle
Small Town Talk

Per's 60 for 60. This is #54 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

LYRICS

Per Gessle
The Finest Prize

She greeted the morning sun All the seagulls were flying low and she She started her daily routine Without thinking without knowing She smiled when she thought of Jim All the satellites were standing by and she She hoped she could tune him in When she closed her eyes Oh her life was good and she She’d won the finest prize and she She didn’t feel the pain It was all in the past Gone, almost forgotten He stayed with the garden beds Any hour any given day and he He nursed the lilies and violets Treating them like friends Oh his life was good a

LYRICS

Per Gessle
There’s a Place

I’d give anything I would give anything for kinder winds To leave this winter cold Piercing like needles on our skin But there’s a place A place that promises a soft summer day Behind the grey I swear I feel a change Hey, will you stay with me Until the river’s flowing free again And will you follow me Into a Promiseland we’ve never seen We’ll wear the sun Like golden blankets To wrap around our arms And dip our toes into the waters warm I’d give anything I would give anything for kinder winds To leave this winter cold Hurting like

LYRICS

Per Gessle
Min plats

Per's 60 for 60. This is #59 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career."

Per Gessle’s Roxette – Helsinki, Finland – 12th November 2018 – #18

The Helsinki gig last night was actually a delayed concert. The Per Gessle’s Roxette tour would have reached Finland already on the 3rd November, in Espoo, but the date had been rescheduled 2 months before, end of August and the venue had also changed to the culture house in Helsinki. You could exchange your tickets ... Read more

Yes, it's this time of the year! Expect us to be really DAILY again for the next couple of months. We're starting "Per Gessle's 60 for 60" tomorrow. It comes for free so why not visit us every day (much easier when you subscribe us by the way) and see which of Per's songs we like most and especially why. What do you think will be the Top 3? One thing I can tell: I was rather surprised, hmmmm... /K #per60 Per Gessle’s “60 for 60” #per60 It’s Per’s 60th birthday soon so we came up with a most splendid idea. You’ll love this. Again!

HELSINKI. Yes, this band is still groovin' better and better for every gig!!! Thanx everyone for showing up this cold and rainy Monday night. You certainly brought a lot of sunshine!!! No blood on stage this time (hahaha) + got a couple of days off before Oslo on Thursday so my finger will surely mend. See y'all there!!!! Cheers, P.


Per Gessle's Roxette: DRESSED FOR SUCCESS Helsinki Nov 12, 2018

Per Gessle's Roxette: DRESSED FOR SUCCESS Helsinki Nov 12, 2018 Follow Per Gessle: Website https://www.gessle.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RealPerGe...

Helsinki check! It was great evening, a smallish and tough crowd but Per managed to win them over in the end! More to follow.



Per Gessle’s “60 for 60” #per60

It’s Per’s 60th birthday soon so we came up with a most splendid idea. You’ll love this. Again! Read the full story...