As Per Gessle informed via Twitter/Facebook, Roxette’s new studio album has finally been mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. That’s the final big production step before mass duplication. The album will include 12 songs.

Per previously reported that Roxette have recorded 16 songs, so the rest could reach our ears as b-sides or bonus tracks. Even more songs have been written and tested for this album but didn’t make it to the final production.

The definite release date has not been announced yet. The rough time frame is 1st quarter of 2011.