Find all Roxette news in our exclusive   TDR timeline!
www.dailyroxette.com/timeline
  ★ The Roxette timeline

Sommartider, hej då! ☀️👋🏽 Efter 40 år tackar Gyllene Tider för sig med stor avskedsturné och ny skiva. Biljetterna släpps tisdag 5 februari kl 09.00 via Live Nation Sweden: https://bit.ly/2HIk9tL


Biljetter släpps tisdag 5 februari kl. 09.00 via Live Nation Sweden: https://bit.ly/2HIk9tL


's cover photo

Gyllene Tider go on a farewell tour and release new album

We all expected Gyllene Tider to go on a 40th anniversary tour this year and now the announcement is out! It will not only be an anniversary tour, but four decades, four million sold records and several record tours later, at the same time it will be a farewell tour. The word farewell sounds a ... Read more

Sommartider, hej då! ☀️👋🏽 Efter 40 år tackar Gyllene Tider för sig med stor avskedsturné och ny skiva. Biljetterna släpps tisdag 5 februari kl 09.00 via Live Nation Sweden: https://bit.ly/2HIk9tL


Biljetter släpps tisdag 5 februari kl. 09.00 via Live Nation Sweden: https://bit.ly/2HIk9tL


's cover photo


Gyllene Tider announce farewell tour and new album!

After 40 glorious years, it seems that the golden times are coming to an end... Read the full story...

Great stuff from 1989! /P.


Roxette Hamburg 1989 About the LS tour

BEHIND MONO MIND - directly from the Robot himself: SHELTER FROM THE STORM (vinyl only) I wrote this in Swedish in 1982 for my first solo album but I never recorded it properly. It was originally called “Segla på ett moln” which translates “Sailing on a Cloud.” I gave it to Anne-Lie Rydé instead. She’s a very talented singer from Gothenburg (also signed to EMI at the time) and she nailed it and had a big hit with it. She still performs it and it has become a somewhat famous song in Sweden over the years. Already back in the early ‘80s I was trying to get my songs covered internationally so I had “Segla på ett moln” translated by a friend of mine, DJ and great lyricist Hasse Huss. Hasse, by the way, wrote lots of lyrics for Swedish singer Mikael Rickfors (together they created “Yeah Yeah” on Cyndi Lauper’s massive “She’s So Unusual” album which probably paid their bar bills for a couple of years…) Anyway, Diana Ross got interested in recording “Shelter from the Storm” in 1984, it was on hold for her for six months, but it never happened. In 2017 I found Hasse’s lyrics, I still liked them, and I thought we should have a go with Mono Mind and Cooky. I sent some ideas to Andreas Broberger and he came up with a great production angle so off we went. Not bad, huh? #behindmonomind


Amazing! /P.


RoxetteBlog.com

Check out what kind of flashmob an Argentinian pop & rock choir can do in the subway! 🎶 Does it sound just a little bit Dangerous? 👏 Love it! ✌ /PP Check the video HERE ➡ https://www.instagram.com/p/BtLmSTugosX/ Stills are from the official video to Dangerous and the flashmob instavideo of Coral Gloriana.


The Daily Roxette

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. TELL HIM I SAID HI! The first recording of THISH was sung entirely by Dr. Robot and was called “Tell Her I Said Hi!”. It sounded fab. The sound of Dr. Robot’s voice on the verses on this one is truly amazing. It’s my favorite Dr. Robot-sound together with “Marvingate” and “Down by the Riverside.” However, when I suddenly had lots of Mono Mind-tracks piled up I felt I needed a little bit more “flesh and blood” when it came to the voices so I re-wrote it and re-recorded it and had Cooky join the party and sing on the choruses. I love this one and I especially adore Clarence’s hypnotic piano part in the middle. #behindmonomind

Amazing! /P.


RoxetteBlog.com

Check out what kind of flashmob an Argentinian pop & rock choir can do in the subway! 🎶 Does it sound just a little bit Dangerous? 👏 Love it! ✌ /PP Check the video HERE ➡ https://www.instagram.com/p/BtLmSTugosX/ Stills are from the official video to Dangerous and the flashmob instavideo of Coral Gloriana.


The Daily Roxette

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. TELL HIM I SAID HI! The first recording of THISH was sung entirely by Dr. Robot and was called “Tell Her I Said Hi!”. It sounded fab. The sound of Dr. Robot’s voice on the verses on this one is truly amazing. It’s my favorite Dr. Robot-sound together with “Marvingate” and “Down by the Riverside.” However, when I suddenly had lots of Mono Mind-tracks piled up I felt I needed a little bit more “flesh and blood” when it came to the voices so I re-wrote it and re-recorded it and had Cooky join the party and sing on the choruses. I love this one and I especially adore Clarence’s hypnotic piano part in the middle. #behindmonomind

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. TELL HIM I SAID HI! The first recording of THISH was sung entirely by Dr. Robot and was called “Tell Her I Said Hi!”. It sounded fab. The sound of Dr. Robot’s voice on the verses on this one is truly amazing. It’s my favorite Dr. Robot-sound together with “Marvingate” and “Down by the Riverside.” However, when I suddenly had lots of Mono Mind-tracks piled up I felt I needed a little bit more “flesh and blood” when it came to the voices so I re-wrote it and re-recorded it and had Cooky join the party and sing on the choruses. I love this one and I especially adore Clarence’s hypnotic piano part in the middle. #behindmonomind


Per Gessle 60 for 60. More stats - how many songs from each album made it into the top 60? The World According to Gessle - 13 Son of a Plumber - 10 Mazarin - 9 The Archives (different records) - 9 Party Crasher - 4 En vacker natt - 4 The Lonely Boys - 3 En händig man - 2 Scener - 2 En vacker dag - 1 Small Town Talk - 1 Per Gessle - 1

The truth. /P.


The Daily Roxette

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. We have talked with Per regarding his new baby Mono Mind, and even though there are "no backstories to the new songs" it seems Per did have a few notes and tidbits he could share with us, and you! We have five of these nice stories. Here's the first: IN CONTROL This was the first song we recorded for the Mono Mind-project. At the time I didn’t have the Mono Mind name, the project was called “Honesty Jam” since the guideline was to follow ONLY my gut feeling and instincts (“honesty”) and mash ideas together with other people and collaborators (“jam”). Basically I just wanted to enjoy myself and screw around with my voice and my songs and see what happened. A little bit off-the-wall like the Son of a Plumber-project but, of course, totally different style-wise. The lyrics are actually a poem I wrote in 2013. The music was written on an acoustic guitar just like so many other songs I’ve done. The line “just leave it neat and tidy, no fake, no confusion, no cracks, no beginning, no end” was at one point the album-title since it was used in several songs. I placed it here and there then took it away. Now it’s only “In Control” and “Marvingate” that include it. I think. #behindmonomind

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. We have talked with Per regarding his new baby Mono Mind, and even though there are "no backstories to the new songs" it seems Per did have a few notes and tidbits he could share with us, and you! We have five of these nice stories. Here's the first: IN CONTROL This was the first song we recorded for the Mono Mind-project. At the time I didn’t have the Mono Mind name, the project was called “Honesty Jam” since the guideline was to follow ONLY my gut feeling and instincts (“honesty”) and mash ideas together with other people and collaborators (“jam”). Basically I just wanted to enjoy myself and screw around with my voice and my songs and see what happened. A little bit off-the-wall like the Son of a Plumber-project but, of course, totally different style-wise. The lyrics are actually a poem I wrote in 2013. The music was written on an acoustic guitar just like so many other songs I’ve done. The line “just leave it neat and tidy, no fake, no confusion, no cracks, no beginning, no end” was at one point the album-title since it was used in several songs. I placed it here and there then took it away. Now it’s only “In Control” and “Marvingate” that include it. I think. #behindmonomind


The truth. /P.


The Daily Roxette

BEHIND MONO MIND - from Dr. Robot himself. We have talked with Per regarding his new baby Mono Mind, and even though there are "no backstories to the new songs" it seems Per did have a few notes and tidbits he could share with us, and you! We have five of these nice stories. Here's the first: IN CONTROL This was the first song we recorded for the Mono Mind-project. At the time I didn’t have the Mono Mind name, the project was called “Honesty Jam” since the guideline was to follow ONLY my gut feeling and instincts (“honesty”) and mash ideas together with other people and collaborators (“jam”). Basically I just wanted to enjoy myself and screw around with my voice and my songs and see what happened. A little bit off-the-wall like the Son of a Plumber-project but, of course, totally different style-wise. The lyrics are actually a poem I wrote in 2013. The music was written on an acoustic guitar just like so many other songs I’ve done. The line “just leave it neat and tidy, no fake, no confusion, no cracks, no beginning, no end” was at one point the album-title since it was used in several songs. I placed it here and there then took it away. Now it’s only “In Control” and “Marvingate” that include it. I think. #behindmonomind

Thx RoxBlog for translating! /P.


Per Gessle about Mono Mind on Musikplats Stockholm - RoxetteBlog

After Per Gessle got back from the US to Sweden this week, Fredrik Eliasson from Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm immediately did an interview with him to be broadcast yesterday on Musikplats Stockholm. Listen to it HERE! The interview was about Mono Mind and before it was on air, they played I Found My S...

Thx RoxBlog for translating. /P.


Per Gessle about Mono Mind on Musikplats Stockholm - RoxetteBlog

After Per Gessle got back from the US to Sweden this week, Fredrik Eliasson from Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm immediately did an interview with him to be broadcast yesterday on Musikplats Stockholm. Listen to it HERE! The interview was about Mono Mind and before it was on air, they played I Found My S...

Tuff choice! /P.

C'est vrai, je t'aime! Oh, comme je t'aime! Are you feeling ENGLISH https://open.spotify.com/track/47XCV273pC2Kgn4KDzgmAJ or FRENCH https://open.spotify.com/track/5UoRgKZtPvRRDV0G850gre today?

Tuff choice! /P.

C'est vrai, je t'aime! Oh, comme je t'aime! Are you feeling ENGLISH https://open.spotify.com/track/47XCV273pC2Kgn4KDzgmAJ or FRENCH https://open.spotify.com/track/5UoRgKZtPvRRDV0G850gre today?

Per Gessle about Mono Mind on Musikplats Stockholm

After Per Gessle got back from the US to Sweden this week, Fredrik Eliasson from Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm immediately did an interview with him to be broadcast yesterday on Musikplats Stockholm. Listen to it HERE! The interview was about Mono Mind and before it was on air, they played I Found My Soul At ... Read more


RoxetteBlog.com

Per Gessle is a guest and talks about Mono Mind on Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm on Musikplats with Fredrik Eliasson. Listen now! ;) /PP Listen here: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=103&grupp=18458 Pic from Fredrik's insta: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDNWu8Bt8E/

Lyrics for all the French LaLaLovers

Dr. Robot was kind enough to share the lyrics to LaLaLove’s French version, LaLaLove (LaLaL’amour). Merci beaucoup! Listen to the song HERE on the LaLaLove – The Remixes EP and sing along! Cooky Carter does make French sound cool, doesn’t she? LaLaLove (LaLaL’amour) We loved to drive a million miles A fastback car and you ... Read more


RoxetteBlog.com

Per Gessle is a guest and talks about Mono Mind on Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm on Musikplats with Fredrik Eliasson. Listen now! ;) /PP Listen here: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=103&grupp=18458 Pic from Fredrik's insta: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDNWu8Bt8E/

Per Gessle 60 for 60 ENCORE. Galning (Maniac). #73 on our chart. Really a Gyllene Tider song recorded for the scrapped album GT V, Per used it as the lead single off "Scener" in 1985 instead. The song is also recorded, but never released, in English under the name "Pyromaniac." Noteable is that the album version is 15-20 sec shorter than the single version. Supposedly that would be called a radio edit in contemporary lingo, one normally doesn't put that on the album though... The lyrics are about a crazy person, a maniac if you will, walking around the streets looking for a heart to set on fire. The English lyrics, not written by Per but Caj Högberg, are similar.


Galning

Per Gessle 60 for 60 ENCORE.

Throwback 1991: At the BMI Awards in L.A. with the B-52's + Jane Child. Badabam! /P.


C'est vrai, je t'aime! Oh, comme je t'aime! Are you feeling ENGLISH https://open.spotify.com/track/47XCV273pC2Kgn4KDzgmAJ or FRENCH https://open.spotify.com/track/5UoRgKZtPvRRDV0G850gre today?

Per Gessle 60 for 60 - some data. Most "perfect" scores (100): Visa - 1 (harsh!) Thomas - 14 Paul - 3 Stevo - 3 Colin - 22 Kai - none!!

And some extra special info for a fan who's wondering: Högt i det blå - #146 I Didn't Mean to Turn You On - #186

Per Gessle 60 for 60 ENCORE. En vacker dag (Some Day.) Taken from the album "En vacker dag," it was also recorded as "One of These Days" on "Small Town Talk." Written and recorded for "Mazarin" in 2003 it was recorded too late to be included on the album. The title back then was "Måla mitt minne" ("Paint My Memory".) It was however recorded by Freddie Wadling in a version which closely resembles Per's. The Swedish title "En vacker dag" translates literally to "A Beautiful Day" but that's not what the true meaning is, it means "some day" or as they did on STT - "One of These Days," at least in Per's context. This was #63 on our chart.


En vacker dag

En vacker dag Så ska jag sitta ner Och måla av Mitt minne utav dej Så blå så blå Var himlen där du stod I en koltrasts sång Jag såg för första gång Jag såg vår första gång Då Så mjukt i guld Solen föll på din vita hud Som om livet blev öppnat av Gud Sha la la Med vind och våg S...

In the middle of all Mono Mind buzz and info there is always space for some vintage Rox! How about this one, folks? /P.


Roxette - The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain) (Official Video)

Music video by Roxette performing The Centre Of The Heart. https://www.facebook.com/RealRoxette/ https://www.roxette.se