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“Addeboy vs Cliff” meets “Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?”


Addeboy vs Cliff give their take on Good Karma’s piano ballad.


The next single release from Good Karma will be a treat for hard core fans with a 4-track CD single featuring 2 remixes of “Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?”, plus the album version and the release will also feature the original recording of fan favorite “From a Distance”. The preliminary release date is November 4.

The official third single from Roxette’s tenth studio album Good Karma is the uptempo remix of “Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?” created by the album’s collaborators; Addeboy vs Cliff.

The stirring and sombre piano of the album version has been replaced with an uptempo EDM vibe all the while keeping Marie’s original vocals intact. The enchanting, hypnotic backing vocals heard throughout the original recording welcomes the listener to the new updated version before Addeboy vs Cliff pick up the tempo and slowly sprinkle their electro magic over the track and by the second verse the song is in full swing with all of Addeboy vs Cliff’s signature bells and whistles sweeping through this ethereal style make over. The end result is a lush, seductive affair with a contemporary charm.

In addition to the Addeboy vs Cliff version, the single also features a light and airy “Tropical House” remix by Patrick Jordan who also did a mix of “Some Other Summer” for its CD and digital release. Although the tempo is also increased on this one, the sparseness of the production gives it more of a “chill out” feel and distinguishes the song from both the original album recording and the Addeboy vs Cliff version.

The Daily Roxette can also confirm that “Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?” will be released on CD in conjunction with the standard digital release – the above pictured green-hued butterfly motif will serve as the sleeve design.

In further good news for die-hard fans, the CD will contain the original “pre-Good Karma” version of “From a Distance” before Addeboy vs Cliff put their mark on it and it became track #6 on Roxette’s latest album. This previously unreleased original recording is the “dreamier” version of “From a Distance” before Team Rox suggested making it more uptempo. As Per Gessle previously explained to The Daily Roxette the original version of “From a Distance” was originally recorded as a ballad “…The first version we recorded with Rox was a very dreamy ballad but we felt like we had too many ballads around so we gave Marie’s lead vocals to AvsC and asked if they could do an uptempo version instead… we might use it one day…” – that day has arrived and the original version is now available for all Roxers to enjoy.

Track List to “Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers?” CD single release:

  1. 01. Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers? (Addeboy vs Cliff Remix)
  2. 02. Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers? (Patrick Jordan Remix)
  3. 03. Why Don’t You Bring Me Flowers? (Original version)
  4. 04. From a Distance (Sing Sing version)

 

 

  ★ The authors:
Stevo
Thomas Evensson


  ★ Publishing date:

October 17th, 2016


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