Ghost tracks


FEATURE – Ghost Tracks is a new 10-part series of articles where we take a fun look back at some of the forgotten and rarely ever mentioned Roxette songs from their incredible 30 year history

from_one1Song: From One Heart to Another
Album: Pearls of Passion 
Year: 1986
Track: #10

Ok, we’ve ignored it for long enough. Let’s talk 1986. Let’s talk Pearls of Passion.

You know that moment when you have just finished eating a fatty, high-calorie, sugary, unhealthy meal and then you start licking the plate? Deep down you know that logically it’s so bad for you but you still do it.

Listening to “From One Heart to Another” and secretly enjoying it, is like polishing off a chocolate ice-cream sundae after you’ve eaten a whole cheesy pizza and then licking the plate. So bad – yet so good!

This is pure cheese. Pure ’80s. Pure textbook FM ’80s ballad… and who doesn’t love a terribly cheesy, ’80s duet ballad? I always thought this song belonged on a low-budget 1986 Movie Soundtrack about teen love gone wrong, sort of like a Karate Kid sequel or something. It’s very very very ’80s with Marie and Per trading vocals. Of course this song does not hold up well by today’s standards but who cares?

The difference between this ballad and other Roxette ballads of the era is that this song is yet to get that classic Roxette treatment, that classic trademark sound we all know and love. This song is almost there but it came too early in Roxette’s career before Clarence, Anders, Alar and co had worked out the secret to their recipe that would appear on Look Sharp!  This is definitely Roxette trying to find their feet, it literally could’ve been Glenn Medeiros’ second single post “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”. Did he have more singles? Who cares. This song sounds more ’80s than it does sound Roxette. Fast forward to “Fading Like a Flower” or “It Must Have Been Love” and suddenly, it all makes sense. Sounds like Roxette. This sounds like anyone could have had made it, but to be fair, Roxette were still trying to find their own sound. Nearly got there, so let’s enjoy this for what it is! Pure indulgent fun!

Shall we send this over to Bassflow and let him have at it?

Never released as a single. Never played live on a major tour (or was it?) Never featured on any release other than Pearls of Passion. Definitely a forgotten Ghost Track from the Roxette catalogue.

Starship gave us “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, Heart gave us “What About Love” and Roxette gave us “From One Heart to Another”.

Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?

A hint in the night, a touch of a dream…”

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January 10th, 2015

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