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!!!!!!

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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

Per Gessle’s London show finally available

(UPDATED) After the first broadcast of Per Gessle’s show in London on Sirius crashed the audio file is finally available for download as well as the Stockholm performance of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson on May 10th. A big thanks to Sweepi for uploading and sharing.

The Look and It must have been live from Stockholm

Nordic Rox 03.06.2009 | London concert 04.05.2009:
Part1.rar

Part2.rar

Since the links don’t work constantly, here’s another way to download the show and the interview with Per Gessle:

London show:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xt8y2g

And here are the interviews from that same broadcast on Nordic Rox:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u5nsw3

The two backstage interviews with Christoffer & Per:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ndhcsl

Thanks to Shirley!

Breakfast with Christoffer and Magnus- interview exclusive for ROxette.ro!

Source: Roxette.ro

Roxette.ro presents an interview made by the fans for the fans. Taken from the website:

We had a breakfast with two members  of Per’s band which tour with him in Party Crasher tour. This happened in Prague the day after the concert. We spent an hour and a half in the company of Christoffer and Magnus; Pelle was there but he didn’t participate at the interview, we just ran into him there at the restaurant. You can see all the pictures from the interview at the Gallery section in the left menu, or just click HERE. They clarified some of the music industry aspects, they gave us details about Per that we didn’t knew. We smiled all the time, we walked very happy and enthusiasts from that meeting. We have prepared only 15 questions for the interview , but they were so kind to explain to us what is like to tour with Per. We hope you like it. You can download all the interview here:  http://roxette.t2.sk/audio/WS330049.WMA

thanks to Tono from Slovakia.

“It must have been love” & “The Look” live from Stockholm

Roxette in Stockholm, May 10th 2009Here is today’s Per Gessle’s interview from Sirius’ The Pulse chanell for downloading. There are even hidden two little gems – “The look” and “It must have been love” live from Stockholm on May 10th.

Thanks to shirley @ R2R.

Radio special on Marie Fredriksson – part II

The second part of Swedish radio special about Marie Fredriksson which was broadcast yesterday night (31.05) is available for download. You can choose between Windows Media Audio stream (mms://lyssna-wm.sr.se/autorec/p4/riks_p4_musik/srp4riks_2009-05-31_230459_3302_w96.wma) or Real Media one (rtsp://lyssna-rm.sr.se/autorec/p4/riks_p4_musik/SRP4RIKS_2009-05-31_230459_3302_r3.rm). It’s recommended to use a download manager like flashget.

If you wish just to listen to it, so click here.

Thanks to sweepi.

Party Crasher Tour tickets

Do you still live on memories? Do you still have flashbacks from the Man’s latest tour? Yep, me too! That’s why I would like to present Party Crasher Tour’s tickets’ collection from each and every gig. I say thanks to all of you who helped me to collect all these tix. If you’ve got any ticket which looks different, then drop a line.

Helsinki – Mari Pudas / Ivanych @ R2R
Oslo – Jan Hedman / Daniel Bernhard
Copenhagen – Bo Hansen / Anja Jensen
Warsaw – Mikolaj Prymka
Prague – Almost Unreal @ R2R
Hamburg – Christina Röhrs
Munich – linki @ R2R
Cologne – Christina Röhrs
Zurich – Ms. Fredriksson @ R2R
Gent – otus! / Txiqui @ R2R / Andreea Totoescu
London – xarrrr @ R2R
Amsterdam – sarah @ R2R
Stockholm – tomos85 / Andreas Kullbjer / Sudek

Roxette Reunion Special

SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will broadcast a Roxette reunion special, including an exclusive airing of the Swedish pop group’s Per Gessle’s recent performance in London, on its Spectrum channel, SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45, on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 PM ET (02:00 Swedish time).

The Spectrum channel’s Nordic Rox show, SIRIUS XM’s exclusive Scandinavian music show, will broadcast two songs the duo recently performed together in Stockholm on May 10, 2009. Nordic Rox, which Gessle hosts regularly, airs weekly on Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum.

Additionally, every day between Monday, June 1 and Thursday, June 4, SIRIUS XM’s The Pulse channel, SIRIUS channel 12 and XM channel 26, will broadcast a Roxette special, including a conversation with Per Gessle discussing the group’s reunion and their recent live performances.

SIRIUS XM’s ’90s on 9 channel, SIRIUS and XM channel 9, will also celebrate Roxette’s reunion by devoting the weekend of May 29 to the iconic group. Every day from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 listeners will hear Gessle personally introduce and share stories about Roxette’s biggest hits including “It Must Have Been Love” and “The Look.”

Source: PR News Wire

Thanks to Tevensso.

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(Updated) Summary:

1. Nordic Rox @ The Spectrum channel [SIRIUS channel 18 | XM channel 45]

Sunday 31.05.2009 – 8:00-11:00 pm ET
Wednesday 03.06.2009 – 11:00 pm – 2:00 am ET

2. Interview with Per @ The Pulse channel [SIRIUS channel 12 | XM channel 26]

Monday 01.06.2009 – 7:00-8:00 am ET; 10:00-11:00 am ET; 5:00-6:00 pm ET
Tuesday 02.06.2009 – 9:00-10:00 am ET

London time: + 5 hours
Sweden time: + 6 hours

Thanks to sweepi.

Party pleaser’s before concert’s playlists.

Here’s Per’s pre-show (and post-show as well) mixed tape playlists, as you can see there were different playlists during the tour.

Crowd Pleasers “Party Crasher Tour” BEFORE #1!

1. Miss you – Adiam Dymott
2. The wind cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Jessie’s girl – Rick Springfield
4. Tony the Beat (remix) – The Sounds
5. Son of Sam – Elliott Smith
6. Garden party – Rick Nelson
7. Bernadette – Four Tops
8. Mary Jane’s last dance – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
9. Somebody told me – Killers
10. Dance, Dance, Dance – Lykke Li
11. Steady, as she goes – Raconteurs
12. Rock’n’roll highschool – Teddybears Sthlm
13. All the way to Rino – R.E.M.
14. Jolene – White Stripes
15. Sunglasses at night – Corey Hart
16. What becomes of the broken-hearted – Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone
17. A girl like you – Edwyn Collins
18. The Safety dance – Men without hats
19. Tainted love – Soft Cell
20. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone

Crowd Pleasers “Party Crasher Tour” MIDDLE!!!

1. Mary Anne with the shaky hand – The Who
2. Rock’n’roll girl – Paul Collins’ Beat
3. Tell that girl to shut up – Holly & the Italians
4. Denis – Blondie
5. Mama said – Nick Lowe [Anyone?]
6. Harley Davidson – Brigitte Bardot
7. Country girl – Brinsley Schwarz
8. December 1963 (Oh what a night!) – Frankie Valli & Four Seasons
9. Rock your baby – George McCrae
10. Cars – Gary Numan
11. You don’t love me – Gary Walker [Anyone?]
12. We’re an American band – Grand Funk Railroad
13. The break-up song – Greg Kihn
14. Shake it – Metro Station
15. Sympathy – Rare Bird
16. Dear Eloise – Hollies
17. Wake up and make love to me – Ian Dury & the Blockheads
18. What is love? – Howard Jones
19. Swing your daddy – Jim Gilstrap

Crowd Pleasers “Party Crasher Tour” BEFORE #2!

1. Rock & roll queen – The Subways
2. Sexy boy – Air
3. Carry on wayward son – Kansas
4. A sad boy – Mascots
5. Dancing in the street – David Bowie & Mick Jagger
6. Yeh yeh – Georgie Fame
7. Tonight, tonight – Smashing Pumpkins
8. Goin’ back – Byrds
9. The letter – Box Tops
10. I was made for lovin’ you – Kiss
11. I love rock’n’roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
12. Solitary man – Johnny Cash
13. Sister Surround – Soundtrack of our Lives
14. Go all the way – Raspberries
15. I’ll be your baby tonight – Robert Palmer
16. Lover of the bayou – Mudcrutch [Doesn’t it sound as the new “The Look” intro?]
17. Captain of your ship – Reparata & the Delrons
18. Take your mama – Scissor Sisters
19. Day tripper – Nancy Sinatra
20. Go down fighting – Nazareth [Anyone?]

Crowd Pleasers “Party Crasher Tour” AFTER!!!

1. Prelude & The Sound of Music – Julie Andrews
2. Dance hall days – Wang Chung
3. Lily of the West – Steve Forbert [Anyone?]
4. Never my love – Astrud Gilberto [Anyone?]
5. Poor side of town – Johnny Rivers
6. Tous les garcons et les filles – Francoise Hardy
7. Glad to see you go – Ramones
8. I can’t let Maggie go – Honeybus
9. Postcard from a dark star – Merz
10. Pretty dress – Rosie Thomas
11. Spiderweb suit – Sandy Mouche
12. Square One – Tom Petty
13. So alive – Love and Rockets
14. Lay your hands on me – Thompson Twins
15. Lyckliga gatan – Nisse Hellberg
16. Summer wine – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
17. Here comes the nice – Small Faces
18. Mickey – Toni Basil
19. Making plans for Nigel – XTC

Source: Gessle.com & YouTube

Media report about Roxette’s comeback – part II

Here are more links to articles about Roxette’s comeback:

Thanks Chrissie:

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Collected from Roxetteforum.com

http://www.kwick.de/magazin/traenen_bei_reunion_von_roxette.21782.html

http://www.nh24.de/content/view/21507/9/

http://www.roxetteforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9138.0;attach=24335;image

http://www.koeln.de/koeln/was_ist_los/gayszene/nokia_night_of_the_proms_mit_roxettecomeback_163503.html