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Dangerous Demos

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According to a Hungarian retailer, the release date of "Look Sharp! (30th Anniversary Edition)" is 5 October 2018. Expected prices: Vinyl LP version - ~14 EUR Vinyl LP + CD + DVD version - ~30 EUR

Roxette - Boxette (DVD box) DVD1 SWEDEN LIVE ’88 & LOOK SHARP ’89 DVD2 LIVE-ISM ’91 DVD3 CRASH!BOOM!BANG!LIVE! ’95 DVD4 ROOM SERVICE TOUR ’01 Warner Music Sweden are proud to announce the release of ROXETTE - Boxette a 4 DVD compilation set of live concerts from the Swedish pop duo from 1988 to 2001. Never before released on DVD the set contains a previously unreleased concert from the Globen Arena, Stockholm in 2001. The 4 DVD collection will be housed in a hardcover book with a 24 page booklet with new Interviews including one with founder member Per Gessle: 1. Sweden Live ‘88 / Look Sharp Live ‘89 2. Live-Ism ‘91 3. Crash!Boom!Bang!Live! ‘95 4. Room Service Tour! ‘01 Sweden Live ‘88 filmed at Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping, Sweden on 16 December 1988. Look Sharp Live ‘89 filmed at two concerts at Borgholm Castle on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Öland on 25/26 July 1989. Live-Ism ‘91 from the ‘Join the Joyride! Tour’ performance at Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia on 13 December 1991. Crash!Boom!Bang!Live! ‘95 from the tour of the same name recorded on 14 January 1995 at Ellis Park Johannesburg, South Africa. Room Service Tour! previously unreleased concert recording from the Globen Arena Stockholm on 16 November 2001.


Roxette - Look Sharp! (30th Anniversary Edition) "Originally released in October 1988 Look Sharp! was Swedish pop duo Roxette breakthrough album going platinum across many territories. Look Sharp! 30th Anniversary Edition celebrates this milestone album which contained two singles that reached number 1 in the US The Look and Listen To Your Heart as well as topping the charts across Europe and beyond. Lavishly packaged in a classic LP sized box includes the original vinyl album, a 21-track CD with Per Gessle’s demos and rarities plus a DVD of Per’s hour-long “home movie” from the recordings taking fans behind the scenes and into the studio work. There is also a richly illustrated booklet, featuring track by track interviews with Per Gessle as well as Marie Fredriksson, Clarence Ofwerman, Anders Herrlin, Mats “MP” Persson and Alar Suurna, who offer insights and memories from the recordings along with never before published photos from Pers personal collection." DISC #1 - The original album 1 - The Look 2 - Dressed For Success 3 - Sleeping Single 4 - Paint 5 - Dance Away 6 - Cry 7 - Chances 8 - Dangerous 9 - Half A Woman, Half A Shadow 10 - View From A Hill 11 - Shadow Of A Doubt 12 - Listen To Your Heart DISC #2 - The demos 1 - The Look (T&A Demo - Mar 30, 1988) 2 - Dressed For Success (T&A Demo - May 20, 1987) 3 - Dressed For Success (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) 4 - Sleeping Single (T&A Demo - May 22, 1987) 5 - Sleeping Single (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) 6 - Paint (T&A Demo -April 28, 1988) 7 - Dance Away (T&A Demo - Feb 9, 1988) 8 - Cry (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988) 9 - Chances (T&A Demo - Nov 24, 1987) 10 - Dangerous (acoustic version) (T&A Demo – Feb 25, 1987) 11 - Dangerous (EMI Demo - Sep 26+30, 1987) 12 - View From A Hill (T&A Demo – Nov 17, 1987) 13 - (I Could Never) Give You Up (T&A Demo - Dec 18, 1987) 14 - Shadow Of A Doubt (T&A Demo - Feb 9, 1988) 15 - Listen To Your Heart (T&A Demo - May 9, 1988) 16 - From Head To Toe (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) 17 - Never Is A Long Time (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) 18 - (I Could Never) Give You Up (Bonus-track Look Sharp! CD) 19 - The Voice (B-side Dressed For Success-single) 20 - One Is Such A Lonely Number (B-side The Big L-single) 21 - Don’t Believe In Accidents (B-side Run To You-single)

According to some sources, on 31 August a new Roxette release will come titled "Look Sharp! The Demos + Outtakes"! As soon as we find more information we will update this post.


Bingo Players, a Dutch dance and electro house project fronted by Maarten Hoogstraten released a new single called 'Love Me Right' last Friday. The song is based on Roxette's 'Paint' and Per Gessle is credited as its writer.


Bingo Players - Love Me Right (Official Audio)

An ultimate summer gem delivered here by Bingo Players! Touching on classic vocal house, 'Love Me Right' is a true firestarter with its filtered grooves and ...

Track lengths on "Small Town Talk": 1 There's a Place - 03:18 2 The Finest Prize (feat. Helena Josefsson) - 04:11 3 Small Town Talk (feat. Nick Lowe) - 03:39 4 Simple Sound - 03:44 5 Far Too Close (feat. Savannah Church) - 04:37 6 Hold on My Heart (feat. Helena Josefsson) - 03:47 7 No One Makes It on Her Own (feat. Helena Josefsson) - 03:49 8 Being with You - 03:36 9 It Came Too Fast - 03:45 10 Name You Beautiful (feat. Helena Josefsson) - 03:54 11 For the First Time (feat. Helena Josefsson) - 04:17 12 One of These Days - 03:59 13 Rudy & Me (feat. Jessica S) - 05:05

Photo © Micael Engström


Mono Mind's new song "La La Love" is expected to be released this Friday. There will also be a remix of the song by the French DJ and producer Hugel.


While it seems that the release date of "The Finest Prize" was postponed, you can already buy it for example on Google Play or 7digital. https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bao3f3s3qf7znxx4egmiyfivfuy https://www.7digital.com/artist/per-gessle/release/the-finest-prize-feat-helena-josefsson-8011931

Per Gessle's forthcoming album "Small Town Talk" is scheduled to be released on 7 September 2018. You can find the tracklist below: 1 - There's a Place 2 - The Finest Prize (feat. Helena Josefsson) 3 - Small Town Talk (feat. Nick Lowe) 4 - Simple Sound 5 - Far Too Close (feat. Savannah Church) 6 - Hold on My Heart (feat. Helena Josefsson) 7 - No One Makes It on Her Own (feat. Helena Josefsson) 8 - Being with You 9 - It Came Too Fast 10 - Name You Beautiful (feat. Helena Josefsson) 11 - For the First Time (feat. Helena Josefsson) 12 - One of These Days 13 - Rudy & Me (feat. Jessica S)


"The Finest Prize (feat. Helena Josefsson)", the first single from Per Gessle's forthcoming album will likely be released on 22 June.



Chart Beat Podcast: The Hot 100's Top 20 This Week in 1990 – 'U Can't Touch This,' 'Vogue' & More – With Special Guest Roxette's Per Gessle

Roxette ruled with its classic "It Must Have Been Love." "I'm really proud of that era," Gessle says.

On 25 May, Mono Mind will release a 4-track remix EP of their song 'I Found My Soul at Marvingate', including the original version.

Photo © Börje Försäter


Some possible titles from Per Gessle's album “Small Town Talk” (based on repertory information): Far Too Close It Came Too Fast One of These Days Simple Sound Small Town Talk [with Nick Lowe] The Finest Prize There’s a Place

According to a job ad, Gyllene Tider will film a music video for their song "Bäst när det gäller" on 19 and 20 May near Vaxholm. The video will feature a young girl and a young boy, and will be filmed late in the evening and early in the morning.

The cover of Gyllene Tider's forthcoming single "Bäst när det gäller".


Interesting alternative version of 'Stars' without child choir in the chorus.


Roxette - Stars (No Choir Version)

An Alternative Version of Roxette's "Stars", with no Children's Choir in the chorus.

In an article on SVT Nyheter Halland's website, Galavant reveals that the song "Name You Beautiful" was originally written for the Eurovision Song Contest, and tell some details about the co-operation with Per Gessle.


Halmstadtrio släpper VM-låt med Gessle

Tre Halmstadkillar med förkärlek för elektronisk musik hörde av sig till Per Gessle med en undran om samarbete. Nu, fyra år senare, står de tillsammans bakom den officiella låten till bordtennis-VM i Halmstad. – Det är lätt att jobba med Per. Han skiljer sig från vårt sound men är allt...

Listen to "Name You Beautiful", the official song of the World Table Tennis Championship 2018.

Due to its success in Europe (mainly in France and Poland), Save Me a Place (Hugel Remix) was released as a one-track digital single on 16 March.


Per Gessle's forthcoming single "Name You Beautiful" will include a remix version by the co-authors of the song Galavant (Sebastian Atas and Victor Sjöström).


Per Gessle about The Kinks' "Till the end of the day".


Ögonblicket - Per Gessle

Per Gessle om låten som väckte hans musikintresse, The Kinks "Till the end of the day".

Per Gessle's Roxette - tour dates: 11 October - Hamburg (Laeiszhalle, Großer Saal) 12 October - Brussels (Ancienne Belgique) 15 October - London (Hammersmith Apollo) 16 October - Manchester (Apollo) 18 October - Vienna (Wiener Stadthalle, Halle F) 19 October - Zurich (Halle 622) 21 October - Warsaw (Klub Stodoła) 22 October - Berlin (Admiralspalast, Theatersaal) 23 October - Cologne (E-Werk) 25 October - Utrecht (Muziekcentrum Vredenburg) 27 October - Halmstad (Halmstad Arena) 30 October - Saint Petersburg (БКЗ «Октябрьский») 3 November - Espoo (Metro Areena) 5 November - Stockholm (Waterfront) 9 November - Karlstad (Löfbergs Arena) 10 November - Linköping (Saab Arena) 15 November - Oslo (Sentrum Scene) 16 November - Göteborg (Scandinavium)


PER GESSLE'S ROXETTE - 2018 (LONG)

Most likely the tour "Per Gessle's Roxette" will include a date in Zürich on 19 October at Halle 622.


Premiärdags för musikal med Gessles musik

Nyförälskelse och hjärtesorg. På fredagskvällen har musikalen ”Halland love stories” premiär där hallänningarnas kärlekshistorier ackompanjeras av Per Gessles musik. – Det lät som en rolig och udda idé, säger hitmakaren själv.



Name You Beautiful (30 sec snippet)

Listen to Name You Beautiful (30 sec snippet) by Roxette Cafe #np on #SoundCloud


Name You Beautiful (30 sec snippet)

Listen to Name You Beautiful (30 sec snippet) by Roxette Cafe #np on #SoundCloud

Marie in Hong Kong in 1995. Photo © Elven Ho


If you have ever wondered how 'Listen to Your Heart' would sound as a slightly overdone movie soundtrack song.