Raspberry heart shape fills in on album cover
With a revised packaging concept and title, Roxette's collection of slower tempo songs, "Roxette: The Ballad Hits," is right on schedule for release on November 4th.
Roxette, working with Jonas Åkerlund and their record label, decided at the last minute to drop the "Love Peas" concept in favor of what you see here… raspberries floating in milk.
As first reported by The Daily Roxette, "Love Peas" and "Pop Peas" were dropped from the names of the two forthcoming 'greatest hits'-type albums. While the raspberry motif is being used for the ballad album, it is expected that some other object that ties in, yet is different, will be used on the up-tempo collection. The end result will be a series that has a coordinated look and feel… two albums and, as originally planned or conceived, a tour.
The published track listing for the first of the two is as follows:
1. A Thing About You (2002)
2. It Must Have Been Love (1987)
3. Listen To Your Heart (1988)
4. Fading Like A Flower (1991)
5. Spending My Time (1991)
6. Queen Of Rain (1992)
7. Almost Unreal (1993)
8. Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994)
9. Vulnerable (1994)
10. You Don´t Understand Me (1995)
11. Wish I Could Fly (1999)
12. Anyone (1999)
13. Salvation (1999)
14. Milk And Toast And Honey (2001)
15. Breathe (2002)
16. The Weight Of The World - Bonus-Track (previously unreleased)
17. It Hurts - Bonus-Track (previously unreleased)
18. Every Day - Bonus-Track (previously unreleased).
(Birgit Eichler contributed to this article.)
Technical errors may occur.