The 50 greatest Scandinavian summer songs according to Gessle

Roxette’s Per Gessle and Swedish music journalist Sven Lindström celebrate the summer season with a countdown of the 50 greatest Scandinavian summer songs of all time on The Spectrum’s Nordic Rox, SIRIUS XM’s Scandinavian music show. Listeners heard songs by Peter Bjorn and John, Eagle-Eye Cherry, ABBA, Roxette and more.

The Spectrum, SIRIUS channel 18, XM channel 45:
Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 pm ET
Wednesday, July 15 at 11:00 pm ET

Has someone recorded this show or at least got the final list?

Source: TDR, Gessle.com, Sirius XM

Per Gessle on MJ’s death. Sort of.

Today on DagensSvenskbladet, Swedish humorous site, was published an article about Per Gessle and “his close relation” to Michael Jackson entitled “Gessle: It could’ve been me as well”. The title says all. To be honest, I do not see any point in translating more of this fake interview. I suppose, it was thought to be funny, but I do not really think it is.

(Updated) Per commented on it on his Twitter page on July 11 :

No, this “interview” is 100% fake. It’s supposed to be funny, I think. Didn’t get it though.

By the way – the only thing Per said regarding the death of Michael Jackson was on June 26 on his own website:

Incomprehensible and terribly sad. A master has left us. We will never experience anyone like him again.

Source: Gessle.com, Twitter

Party crasher tour’s releases

We got the final tracklists of forthcoming releases from “Party crasher tour”:

I. Gessle over Europe – CD

1. Dressed for success (Cologne)
2. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her (Cologne)
3. Stupid (London)
4. Wish I could fly (London)
5. She doesn’t live here anymore (Copenhagen)
6. 7Twenty7 (Amsterdam)
7. I have a party in my head (Amsterdam)
8. Late, later on (Amsterdam)
9. Listen to your heart (Cologne)
10. Do you wanna be my baby? (Copenhagen)
11. Opportunity nox (London)
12. Doesn’t make sense (Cologne)
13. Joyride (Stockholm 2)
14. C’mon (Warsaw)
15. Are you an old hippie, sir? (Warsaw)
16. It must have been love (Cologne)
17. The Look (Halmstad)
18. Hey mr DJ (Amsterdam)
19. (I’m not your) Steppin’ stone (Munich)
20. Sleeping in my car (Amsterdam)
21. Queen of rain (Cologne)

There will be three tracks less than on LP – “The Party Pleaser” & “Dangerous” (Stockholm 1) and “Church of your heart” (Stockolm 2).

II. Live at Cirkus, Stockholm May 9, 2009 – bonus-DVD

1. Dressed for success
2. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her
3. Stupid
4. The Party Pleaser
5. Wish I could fly
6. She doesn’t live here anymore
7. 7Twenty7
8. I have a party in my head (I hope it never ends)
9. Late, later on
10. Listen to your heart
11. Do you wanna be my baby?
12. Opportunity nox
13. Doesn’t make sense
14. Church of your heart
15. Dangerous
16. Joyride
17. C’mon
18. Are you an old hippie, sir?
19. The Look
20. It must have been love
21. Hey mr DJ (won’t you play another love song)
22. (I’m not your) Steppin’ stone
23. Sleeping in my car
24. Queen of rain

III. 100 x tribal homevideos from the tour filmed by Mr Gessle and his posse

IV. Video clips:
· Silly really
· Jo-Anna says
· C’mon
· Do you wanna be my baby (director’s cut)
· Kix (director’s cut)
· I want you to know
· Hey mr DJ (won’t you play another love song)
· Shopping with mother
· Kix (Lovely Pair mix)
· Kix-cha-cha (director’s cut)

V. Party Crasher EPK – interview by Sven Lindström

VI. Son Of A Plumber Documentary

Source: Gessle.com

Party Crasher – UK edition

The online version of Robert Thorselius’ The Look For Roxette book published some pictures of Gessle’s “Party crasher” from United Kingdom.

“Party Crasher” was released in the UK on June 15 and the label releasing the album was not EMI/Capitol, but Sony Music.

P.S. It seems like Per knows this website well as he posted info on his Twitter page.

Source: TheLookForRoxette.com

Gessle over Europe – live LP order

The Live LP order:

Gessle over Europe – LP

1. Dressed for success (Cologne)
2. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her (Cologne)
3. Stupid (London)
4. The Party Pleaser (Stockholm 1)
5. Wish I could fly (London)
6. She doesn’t live here anymore (Copenhagen)

7. 7twenty7 (Amsterdam)
8. I have a party in my head (Amsterdam)
9. Late, later on (Amsterdam)
10. Listen to your heart (Cologne)
11. Do you wanna be my baby? (Copenhagen)
12. Opportunity nox (London)

13. Doesn’t make sense (Cologne)
14. Church of your heart (Stockholm 2)
15. Dangerous (Stockholm 1)
16. Joyride (Stockholm 2)
17. C’mon (Warsaw)
18. Are you an old hippie, sir? (Warsaw)

19. The Look (Halmstad)
20. It must have been love (Cologne)
21. Hey Mr DJ (Amsterdam)
22. (I’m not your) Steppin’ stone (Munich)
23. Sleeping in my car (Amsterdam)
24. Queen of rain (Cologne)

6 tracks from Cologne
5 tracks from Amsterdam
3 tracks from London
2 tracks from Warsaw
2 tracks from Copenhagen
2 tracks from Stockholm 1
2 tracks from Stockholm 2
1 track from Munich
1 track from Halmstad

In bold: these songs will be missing on the CD version

So now we know that there won’t be any Roxette live songs on this album and it’s very probable that three songs from London show will be the same as these from Sirius programme. The same will probably happen with Stockholm 1 which will be on DVD.

Source: Gessle.com

Live album title revealed

The forthcoming release from European Party Crasher Tour will be called “Gessle over Europe” and it will include live CD plus Stockholm gig on DVD, videos and documentaries as bonus. The double vinyl album will have 3 or 4 extra tracks compared to the CD due to technical reasons. CD/DVD will be released in the end of the summer and the LP edition somewhere in September.

Thanks to tevensso (@ TDR) we also got to know that “Dressed for success” will be from Cologne gig. This means that the city order given by Per (Cologne, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Stockholm#2, Warsaw, Halmstad, Munich) wasn’t accidental at all.

Work in progress

According to Sydsvenskan’s article and web report, Christoffer Lundqvist, the man behind Per Gessle’s latest albums, is currently working on a new cd with Mulle kindergarten’s children’s choir from Lund in Scania. All lyrics were written by children themselves and the album will be released just before Christmas. All profits will be transferred to help “Sponsor a child” organisation in Peru.

On the other hand, Per has informed us today that Christoffer is busy mixing the live double LP and the DVD (Live from Stockholm). It will be two different things, so most likely there will not be any song from May 9th on the live album.

Thanks to Lionel for information.

Prague audio bootleg

Band in Prague, 23.04.2009After the bootleg from Amsterdam and the excellent Nordic Rox London gig we get a new concert from Party Crasher Tour. This time is audio recording from beautful Prague at Lucerna Hall on April 23rd, 2009.

Yeeehaaa! What a night! What a show! The Prague-gig became a memory we will never forget! Beautiful hall (Bowie and Kraftwerk have been there!!!) and we certainly rocked our asses off together with the mighty crowd. Thanx for singing along and making us sweat!!!! See ya next time, dear Prague!!!!!!

P.

Download it here or here.

Thanks to Martina Letochova and Romanian fans at ROxette.ro.

Source: ROxette.ro

Two Roxette songs in Top 10

Per Gessle has, once again, scored two Top 10 positions among the most played songs by Swedish composers outside of Sweden in 2008. STIM, Swedish music organisation, published its annual report on June 5th. Here are the results:

1. U + Ur Hand – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

2. Who Knew – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

3. Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Lyrics: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling
Music: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling

4. Dancing Queen – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus

5. Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle & Mats Persson.

6. With Every Heartbeat – Kleerup feat. Robyn
Lyrics: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn
Music: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn

7. Fairytale Gone Bad – Sunrise Avenue
Lyrics: Samu Haber
Music: Samu Haber & Jukka Backlund.

8. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle

9. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Lyrics: Eagle-Eye Cherry
Music: Eagle-Eye Cherry

10. Mamma Mia – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus

Source: STIM.se

Per and his umbrella

I thought about posting it here and was doubtful. But in the end we aren’t a news page and some bits and pieces about nothing here and then can be funny, too. I just found a young woman’s blog who is writing about Bruce Springsteen’s concert and Per Gessle’s umbrella. Even if it’s only two sentences, enjoy: Behindblueeyes