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"Small Apartments" due on DVD

February 17, 2013 — by Thomas Evensson — Per Gessle, Video

A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel. The movie stars Billy Crystal, James Caan, Peter Stormare and Matt Lucas, to mention but a few. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's indie movie about Franklin Franklin - "Small Apartments" - will be released on DVD February 19, while the blu-ray has been postponed about two months, according to Small Apartments' Facebook page.

In addition to it being released on DVD in the US, the movie moves over to Europe March 22 when it will appear in theaters in the UK. Sony will discuss other territories "within 10 days."

Of course you know that Per has written the music for the movie and here's the soundtrack listed:

    Franklin's Intro
    I Have a Party in My Head (I Hope it Never Ends)
    Drizzle
    Franklin's Theme
    Shopping with Mother
    Burned Out Heart
    Are You an Old Hippie, Sir?
    Making Love or Expecting Rain
    Waltz for Woody
    C’mon
    Week with Four Thursdays
    Something in the System
    Warm. Again.
    Speedboat to Cuba
    Late, Later on
    Something Happened Today
    Double-headed Elvis
    Dixi
    He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother

The soundtrack will be available on Elevator Entertainment vinyl, CD and digital download "soon." While "Kurt, the Fastest Plumber in the West" is featured in some trailers, it's not in the actual movie, neither is "Dixi." We'll see what ends up on the soundtrack and not. The only three songs featured in the movie with actual words are "I Have a Party in My Head" (over the end credits), "He Ain't Heavy" (on the radio) and "C'mon" (girls stripping) - if you strain your ears! "He Ain't Heavy" is obviously a cover of the song made famous by The Hollies.

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Roxette 2012 - FANtastic!

November 24, 2012 — by Colin van der Bel — Exclusive, Fans, Live, Roxette, The Daily Roxette, Video

ROXETTE 2012 - FANtastic! : A mini-documentary about Roxette's 2012 world tour.

Here's our story of Roxette's world tour and the special relationship between the band and the fans. Of course we couldn't have done this without the help of many people, especially you readers of the Daily Roxette. Thank you kindly!

Recorded on the 29th of June at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Produced exclusively for the Daily Roxette. Shot, edited and directed by TDR reporter Colin van der Bel. Want to read more about how this video was made (technically speaking) and see some behind-the-scenes pictures? Head on over to Colin's blog.

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"Travelling" - EPK

March 16, 2012 — by Colin van der Bel — Roxette, Video

Friday at noon (CET) the new Travelling Electronic Press Kit (EPK) was released, containing new live, backstage, studio and interview footage, in 720 HD no less! Click here to view!

 

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Join the Flumeride - again

September 20, 2011 — by Thomas Evensson — Exclusive, Gyllene Tider, Releases, Roxette, Video

The old classic Roxette/Gyllene Tider spoof "Join the Flumeride" is coming back to haunt you on September 30. The Daily Roxette had a chat with Tobias Persson, the man behind most of the movie.

Tobias, it's been a few years now since you recorded this little movie, what are your memories from the recordings? I recall you got hundreds of extras volunteering for it.

"Only good memories. People to the left and to the right were so nice and donated their time and talent. Making the songs was especially fun, looking for typical Roxette sounds, rhymes, expressions. It brings out the child in you spoofing people, but it also takes a heart, that you love your 'victims', else you can go very wrong..."

Per is even in the movie, so that goes to show you that he likes it. What about Marie, there's a rumor saying she wasn't too fond of it?

"Per loves the movie, yes. Especially the music – which one understands. What Marie thinks, I don't know. The real Per is a colorful pop-boy singing about balloons on the moon and who wants to discuss songs by the Kinks. If you exaggerate that you only get someone even more happy-go-lucky, sunnier and without sorrow. In contrast to Per, Marie has always been more somber, reflective, adult and one who sings about faith and doubts. When you exaggerate that, she gets to be like in the movie... very thoughtful, 'deep,' almost pretentious. Maybe this can be viewed as mean by some. Sadly, parodies usually get very one-dimensional, but I hope she understands that we've been using very wide brushes when we painted this canvas."

How did you get MP on this train?

MP together with Bengt (Petersson) run Halmstad Records together and I guess they wanted to blow the dust off of our little flick before it was totally forgotten – a cultural act worth noting! I'm also proud we got MP as an extra in "Kaka på kaka." Jan-Owe Wikström (Hallandsposten) is also in it, almost invisible on the couch! An especially dear memory for me is when we played the final "Kaka på kaka" in studio T&A and MP laughed so hard - exactly where he was supposed to!"

MP is a good sport, no doubt. What do the other guys featured in the movie think?

"I know that Micke Syd, Göran (Fritzon) and MP like it. I've never met Anders (Herrlin), but I hope and believe that he would like it. After the world premiere Fritzon told me 'One of those trampolines would've been handy!' Wikström likes it too, he was a magnanimously good sport about himself."

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Speak To Me video is out

August 20, 2011 — by Kai-Uwe Heinze — Roxette, Video

Just a few moments ago, Roxette's video for their single "Speak To Me" has been released. So far, only fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can watch the clip legally if they follow this URL: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/8240973/Roxette_Speak_To_Me  (or http://www.myvideo.ch/watch/8240973).

The video can be described as a more artistic follow up to the preceding "Way Out" video, a mix of live footage, backstage scenes, recording studio sequences and ... cats. According to Per, the director was Mikael Sandberg.

And do we see a Big Black Cadillac there?

 

Update August 22, 2011: The video is available for everyone to watch on http://www.roxette.se/index.php?news_id=78 now.

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Exclusive interview: Roxette - 25 years

July 11, 2011 — by Colin van der Bel — Exclusive, Live, Roxette, Video

WEERT, Netherlands – Roxette celebrated their 25th anniversary on Friday the 8th of July. One day later, just before the concert at the Bospop festival, Daily Roxette reporter Colin van der Bel sat down with Per to talk about Roxette's past and future. Lead guitarist Christoffer Lundquist provides some additional commentary.

 

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"Way out" video out on Thursday

May 26, 2011 — by Kai-Uwe Heinze — Releases, Roxette, Video

As the German EMI office just announced, the video for the next single release "Way out" will be published this Thursday on the German video portal www.myvideo.de. The Daily Roxette will keep you informed on the exact URL as soon as it will be made public.

"Way Out" is going to be released in Germany on June 10. The B-side will be a live version of "Crash! Boom! Bang! / Anyone" recorded at Forest National, Brussels, October 22, 2001.

The video can be viewed, worldwide, via Aftonbladet here http://www.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/noje/musikvideor/article13083901.ab

Video available in HD on myvideo now: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/8152983/Roxette_Way_Out

 

And the results are proving VERY popular already! Enjoy!

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Sustainable development program for teenagers uses a Christoffer Lundquist track for new website

May 25, 2011 — by Lars-Erik Olson — Internet, Misc, Video

PARIS – A new website for the Young Masters Program on Sustainable Development (YMP) was launched yesterday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and "Green," the opening track on Christoffer Lundquist's new album Through the Window, is being used as the soundtrack for a video on the site that outlines the project.  The song, with lyrics by Michael Saxell, is a "perfect fit" according to Torvald Jacobsson of YMP.

Developed at Lund University in Sweden, the program features a web-based, global classroom. It is free of charge and open to students 16-18 years old all over the world. So far, more than 20,000 students from over 110 countries have completed the curriculum.

Christoffer's album, by the way, has met with mostly favorable reviews and initial sales figures put it in the top 30 on Sweden's official album chart.

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