Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults

The time has come! Vol. 1 of Bag of Trix is out on 30th October on streaming sites and until 11th December, the official physical release date of the complete Bag of Trix collection we will get to hear more ear candies on digital platforms on a regular basis. Vol. 2 on 13th November, Vol. 3 on 27th November, Vol. 4 on 11th December together with the physical release.

The booklet in the physical editions will include track by track comments from Per Gessle and Mikael Bolyos!

Per about Bag of Trix:

Lots of memories and plenty of joy, hopefully not only for me but also for people interested in what Roxette is all about.

PRESS RELEASE 

Now comes Volume 1 of “Bag of Trix” – the Roxette collection which presents a total of 47 unreleased or so far unavailable recordings: demos, alternative mixes and recordings, Spanish versions, bonus songs plus other fun stuff from the band’s long and successful career 1986-2016.

The first volume will be released on October 30th and contains twelve songs that have been recorded over a 30-year period. From the demo of “Like Lovers Do”, recorded during an early demo session as Marie and Per prepare Roxette’s debut album “Pearls of Passion” in the summer of 1986, to the new single “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” which was never completed during the “Good Karma” recordings 2016.

“Bag Of Trix” provides a unique insight into one of Sweden’s most successful pop groups’ fascinating career. Take just one of the gold nuggets of the first volume – Brian Malouf’s American single mix of “Joyride”, which in the spring of 1991 became Roxette’s fourth number one on the Billboard charts. The song in its album version is a classic in Roxette’s repertoire, but most people outside the US have probably never heard this hot-tempered and special single mix.

“Bag Of Trix” Volume 1 also offers Per and Marie’s acoustic demo of the – at the time of recording – brand new “Hotblooded”, as well as an acoustic version of “Listen To Your Heart” which together with the interpretation of the Beatles masterpiece “Help!” was recorded in the Abbey Road studio in London in the autumn of 1995.

And for Marie Fredriksson’s millions of fans around the world, it is perhaps with extra great anticipation that they want to listen to her three home-recorded demo versions of her own songs “Pocketful Of Rain”, “Beautiful Boy” and “Waiting For The Rain” – of which only the latter ended up on a Roxette album.

“Both Marie and I loved being in the studio and recording our music – and now that you look back on our career, it is quite overwhelming how much material we managed to produce. Significantly more than we could ever release. We were really spurred on by the whole fantastic Roxette circus”, says Per Gessle with a smile.

“Much of what “only” ended up as bonus material on CD singles in Japan and in some cases never even released stuff today feels like an interesting complement to our regular catalogue. So we believe that “Bag of Trix” can offer a lot of interesting listening for those who have followed us over the years”, says Per.

4LP box

Volume 1:

  1. Help! (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  2. Listen To Your Heart (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  3. Let Your Heart Dance With Me GOOD KARMA OUTTAKE ***
  4. Waiting For The Rain (Studio Vinden Demo 1997)
  5. Joyride (Brian Malouf US Single Mix 1991)
  6. Like Lovers Do (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  7. Pocketful Of Rain (Skinnarviksringen Demo – Feb 1993) ***
  8. Wish I Could Fly (Live EMP Sky Church, Seattle Oct 7, 2000) ***
  9. Happy Together (T&A Demo – Jul 1-2, 1998)
  10. Beautiful Boy (Studio Vinden Demo – Mar 2000) ***
  11. You Don’t Understand Me (T&A Demo – Jul 30, 1995) ***
  12. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990) ***

Volume 2

  1. The Look (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  2. Tu no me comprendes (You Don’t Understand Me) ***
  3. Soul Deep (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)
  4. Always The Last To Know (Studio Vinden Demo 1998) ***
  5. Sleeping In My Car (The Stockholm Demo Version 1993)
  6. Watercolours In The Rain (T&A Demo – Jan 24, 1990) ***
  7. From One Heart To Another (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  8. I Remember You (T&A Demo – Mar 15, 1990) ***
  9. It Hurts (T&A Demo – Aug 3, 1995) ***
  10. Perfect Day (T&A Demo – Aug 23, 1990) ***
  11. New World (Studio Vinden Demo 1996)
  12. Lo Siento (Salvation)

Volume 3

  1. Piece Of Cake GOOD KARMA OUTTAKE ***
  2. You Don’t Understand Me (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  3. Dangerous (Swedish Single Version)
  4. Every Day (Studio Vinden Demo – Mar 2000) ***
  5. The Big L (T&A Demo – Mar 29, 1990) ***
  6. It Will Take A Long Long Time (Modern Rock Version)
  7. Little Girl (Studio Vinden Demo – March 2000) ***
  8. Cry (Live Norrköping Dec 16, 1988)
  9. Goodbye To You (Montezuma demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  10. Go To Sleep (Skinnarviksringen demo – Feb 1993) ***
  11. Quisiera Volar (Wish I Could Fly)

Volume 4

  1. The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain) (Have A Nice Day Version) ***
  2. Pearls And Passion (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  3. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990) ***
  4. Entering Your Heart (Long Version)
  5. Joy Of A Toy (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  6. Cooper (Closer To God)
  7. It Takes You No Time To Get Here (Long Version) ***
  8. Before You Go To Sleep (T&A demo – Oct 23, 1992) ***
  9. I Was So Lucky (The Golden Blow) ***
  10. Jag älskar (Surrender) (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  11. Som i en dröm (So Far Away) (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  12. Alguien (Anyone)

*** Previously unreleased

 

3CD set

CD 1

  1. Help! (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  2. Listen To Your Heart (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  3. Let Your Heart Dance With Me GOOD KARMA OUTTAKE ***
  4. Waiting For The Rain (Studio Vinden Demo 1997)
  5. Joyride (Brian Malouf US Single Mix 1991)
  6. Like Lovers Do (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  7. Pocketful Of Rain (Skinnarviksringen Demo – Feb 1993) ***
  8. Tu no me comprendes (You Don’t Understand Me) ***
  9. Happy Together (T&A Demo – Jul 1-2, 1998)
  10. Beautiful Boy (Studio Vinden Demo – Mar 2000) ***
  11. Cooper (Closer To God)
  12. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990) ***
  13. The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain) (Have A Nice Day Version) ***
  14. Pearls And Passion (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  15. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990) ***
  16. Alguien (Anyone)

CD 2

  1. The Look (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  2. You Don’t Understand Me (Abbey Road Sessions – Nov 15, 1995)
  3. Soul Deep (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)
  4. Wish I Could Fly (Live EMP Sky Church, Seattle Oct 7, 2000) ***
  5. New World (Studio Vinden Demo 1996)
  6. Sleeping In My Car (The Stockholm Demo Version 1993)
  7. Watercolours In The Rain (T&A Demo – Jan 24, 1990) ***
  8. From One Heart To Another (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  9. I Remember You (T&A Demo – Mar 15, 1990) ***
  10. It Hurts (T&A Demo – Aug 3, 1995) ***
  11. Perfect Day (T&A Demo – Aug 23, 1990) ***
  12. Joy Of A Toy (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  13. Always The Last To Know (Studio Vinden Demo 1998) ***
  14. It Takes You No Time To Get Here (Long Version) ***
  15. Before You Go To Sleep (T&A demo – Oct 23, 1992) ***
  16. Lo Siento (Salvation)

CD 3

  1. Piece Of Cake GOOD KARMA OUTTAKE ***
  2. You Don’t Understand Me (T&A Demo – Jul 30, 1995) ***
  3. Dangerous (Swedish Single Version)
  4. Every Day (Studio Vinden Demo – Mar 2000) ***
  5. The Big L (T&A Demo – Mar 29, 1990) ***
  6. It Will Take A Long Long Time (Modern Rock Version)
  7. Little Girl (Studio Vinden Demo – March 2000) ***
  8. Cry (Live Norrköping Dec 16, 1988)
  9. Goodbye To You (Montezuma demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  10. Go To Sleep (Skinnarviksringen demo – Feb 1993) ***
  11. I Was So Lucky (The Golden Blow) ***
  12. Entering Your Heart (Long Version)
  13. Jag älskar (Surrender) (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  14. Som i en dröm (So Far Away) (Montezuma Demo – Jul 25-26, 1986) ***
  15. Quisiera Volar (Wish I Could Fly)

*** Previously unreleased

 

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