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“The Ballad Hits” to be released in USA

STOCKHOLM - After several months of indecision and delay, "The Ballad Hits" will finally be released in the United States on Tuesday, April 22. Read the full story...


“Pop Hits” expected to match “sister’s” success

STOCKHOLM - With "The Pop Hits" scheduled to be released on March 24th, in Sweden and in many other countries, the first single from the album (the "sister album" to "The Ballad Hits") has been sent out to radio stations. Read the full story...


Opportunity nox on Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES - Following the successful strategy that pushed ATAY to the #6 position on one of the most important radio charts here in Argentina, members of ¡Roxette Latino! Read the full story...


“Nox” gets four out of five in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Both Aftonbladet's Per Bjurman and Expressen's Anders Nunstedt give Roxette's new single "Opportunity Nox" 4 out of 5 today. Read the full story...


Ballads hit the UK just in time for Valentine’s Day

LONDON - It's an event that rarely occurs in the UK and when it does, it typically happens with little or no publicity. Read the full story...


Track listing for “The Pop Hits” revealed

STOCKHOLM - Here's the interesting track listing for the upcoming "The Pop Hits" compilation CD. Read the full story...


Airplay for “Opportunity Nox” to begin this week in Germany

STOCKHOLM - German radio listeners will get a chance to hear the new Roxette single "Opportunity Nox" a week earlier than the rest of Europe as the song is being released for airplay in Germany tomorrow, January 27th. Read the full story...


Popcorn stars join raspberry hearts on “Hits” series CDs

STOCKHOLM - It's raspberries and… popcorn! A star made of popcorn will adorn the covers of "The Pop Hits" CDs – joining the heart made of raspberries used for "The Ballad Hits" collection. Read the full story...


Brits once again get to listen to new Roxette material

LONDON - Roxette's "A Thing About You" single has hit the airwaves in the United Kingdom and the "The Ballad Hits" CD it is intended to promote is slated for a February 3rd release — just before Valentine's Day on February 14th. Read the full story...


Unreleased Marie demos surface at Dutch record fair

UTRECH - Eight unreleased demos by Marie Fredriksson, recorded in English and therefore presumably intended as possible Roxette songs, have appeared on a bootleg CD being sold by a Swedish trader at the Mega Record and CD Fair taking place this weekend in the Netherlands.    The bootleg, called "Marie Fredriksson: Duets, Demos and Odd Live Tracks," contains 17 songs. Read the full story...


New power pop songs finished

HELSINKI - As we reported in October, Roxette is releasing a power pop hits compilation as a follow-up to their "Ballad Hits" album. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” copy protection fails to fulfill its mission

Even before "The Ballad Hits" compilation's official release date, there were early reports that the album's controversial copy protection was a failure. Read the full story...


Bonus ballads to be on EP in Canada

TORONTO - The initial pressings of the Canadian version of "The Ballad Hits" will feature the bonus four-song EP along with the standard 15-track CD, just as in Sweden. Read the full story...


Bonus tracks on same CD in Japan

"The Ballad Hits" album's Japanese version will be similar to the German one: it will have 15 tracks and 2 bonus tracks on one CD. Read the full story...


Roxette to re-enter US and UK markets; “ATAY” to be Valentine’s Day single

STOCKHOLM - Great news for American and British fans! According to EMI Sweden, there are plans to release Roxette's "A Thing About You" in both countries simultaneously in February. Read the full story...


EMI promotes new album with raspberry-themed items

Often when a new album is released, the record company releases promotional items to advertise and promote the album. Read the full story...


German portal posts new songs online

DARMSTADT - German portal T-Online has posted full versions of The Ballad Hits album bonus tracks on their website. Read the full story...


“The Ballad Hits” CD to be copy-protected

UPDATED - Marie Fredriksson's voice has been praised for its power and range. Read the full story...


Sound clip of “The Weight of the World” appears on EMI site

COLOGNE - EMI Electrola, Roxette's record label in Germany, has placed a 30-second clip of the unreleased song "The Weight of the World" on their website.  The song is the "b-side" from the "A Thing About You" single and maxi-single, that will be released October 21st according to EMI Sweden's website (but appears with an October 14th release date on EMI Germany's site). Read the full story...


German “Ballad Hits” will differ from others; bonus tracks to appear on same CD

STOCKHOLM - Previous reports about the tracklisting for the upcoming collection of slower-tempo songs, "Roxette: The Ballad Hits," have created a certain amount of confusion, especially when EMI Germany published a tracklisting on their site (now determined to be partially inaccurate) indicating they would be releasing the "limited edition" as a single CD, and TDR used that as the basis for an article. Read the full story...


Ballad Hits gets Canadian release date

EMI Music Canada has published a news story on The Ballad Hits album on their website: "[…] Roxette have collected their big ballads on one album. Read the full story...


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. Read the full story...


Peas vanish from album titles and cover art

STOCKHOLM - The peas are gone… and possibly, we had something to do with it. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” cover picture announced

The German branch of EMI has published the cover picture of Roxette's latest single, "A Thing About You". Read the full story...


Argentinian station can’t wait… plays webcast version of ATAY

CORDOBA, ARGENTINA - One of the most important radio stations here in Argentina played the new Roxette single on Monday evening. Read the full story...


Monday morning premiere for “A Thing About You”

STOCKHOLM - Fans around the world with access to the Internet will be able to hear Roxette's new single, "A Thing About You" on Monday morning. Read the full story...


Fans compile lyrics to “A Thing About You”

Many TDR subscribers using our SmallTalk forum have been having fun figuring out and compiling the lyrics to the new single after having either heard the song on the radio, or a recording made of the premiere broadcast. Read the full story...


Video of “A Thing About You” to be included in maxi-single

STOCKHOLM - "A Thing About You", the new Roxette single slated to be released on October 14th, will be available in two different packages. Read the full story...


More peas please: Follow-up CD to be called “Power Peas”

STOCKHOLM - Having tweaked the idea a bit, Roxette and EMI have changed the title of the second of the two upcoming compilation albums. Read the full story...


Like peas in a pod, Roxette songs lined up for public consumption

STOCKHOLM - EMI Sweden and Roxette's management issued this release today (somewhat strangely, in Swedish). Read the full story...


“Breathe” is title of other new song on “Ballad Hits”

STOCKHOLM - "Breathe" is the title of the other new song that – along with "A Thing About You" – will appear on Roxette´s upcoming compilation album, "The Ballad Hits." Read the full story...


Per: “New ballad untypical for Roxette”

STOCKHOLM - According to Per, the new ballad from Roxette, "A Thing About You", will be untypical for Roxette. Read the full story...