The World just got bigger: TWATG to be re-released with extra material

STOCKHOLM (Updated) - Per Gessle's 1997 album "The World According to Gessle" will be re-released on EMI/Elevator Entertainment in a "super duper extra turbo deluxe with cheese on it" edition come May! The album is now a double with tons of nice bonuses and a new extended sleeve with an interview added. The videos, you ask? They will not be included on the album, but will be available on various Gessle-sites.

Bonus trax CD 1:

Kix-Cha-Cha "ghost track"
Love Doesn't Live Here outtake from album + B-side Kix
Always Breaking My Heart (30 May 1995) B-side Do You Wanna…
I Wanna Be With You (2 Nov 1994) B-side Do You Wanna…
Blue Umbrella (15 June 1993) B-side I Want You to Know
Jupiter Calling (3 Aug 1995) B-side I Want You to Know
Let’s Party! (14 July 1988) B-side I Want You to Know
Kix (Lovely Pair Mix) B-side Kix

CD 2 – demos that were made for the album:

There is My Baby (27 June 1994)
I’ll be Alright (16 July 1994)
June Afternoon (17 July 1994)
T-t-t-Take It! (12 Sep 1994)
Every Day Outside My Window (28 Dec 1995)
Love Doesn’t Live Here (25 Feb 1996)
Detective Jones (29 Feb 1996)
Beautiful Things, Terrible Things (7 April 1996)
Elvis in Deutschland (26 April 1996)
Makin’ Love to You (acoustic version) (9 June 1996)
Lay Down Your Arms (23 June 1996)
Do You Wanna be My Baby? (12 Aug 1996)
B-Any-1-U-Wanna-B (24 Oct 1996)
Saturday (2 Nov 1996)
Wish You the Best (3 Nov 1996)
I Want You to Know (28 Dec 1996)
Kix (2 Jan 1997)

Update: Notes from Per:

1. "Elvis in Deutschland" was recorded about a year after the "Elvis in Germany" demo. I did it because I wasn't quite satisfied with the chorus of "EiG"!!! "EiD" has a totally different chorus (and different chorus lyrics) and is a ballad, sorta… but I went back to "EiG." A wise decision, if you ask me.
2. A different version of the "Every Day Outside My Window" lyrics was given to Marie a few years later and became her ballad "Every Day."
3. Same thing with "Beautiful Things, Terrible Things," which turned into her "Beautiful Things."
4. …and of course we're talking remastering here, I always felt that the original [album] sounds a bit too hard, we'll try to fix it now.
5. "Detective Jones" also exists with different lyrics, then called "Young," and was recorded by Staffan Öfwerman in the 1800s.
6. "June Afternoon" ended up on Rox's "Don't bore us" album but was meant for "TWATG" from the beginning. Micke Syd plays the drums and is brilliant. One of my best songs ever.
7. "Makin' Love to You" was written for "TWATG" too.
8. There's a demo for "Reporter" called "Writer." It's not on this album because it sounds almost exactly the same as the end result… besides the title of course.
9. The rest of the tracks were apparently also recorded as demos (it seems, I've forgotten most things) but they sound too much the same as the final album to be included. Why this snobism you wonder? Well, I want this demo album to be fun to hear for all the hardcore fans out there. As little as possible should be recognized…

Now the pizza is here! /P

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

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February 15th, 2008

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