We have previously reported about jazz musician Magnus Lindgren’s “Souls” album being recorded with Marie Fredriksson contributing to one song called “On a Sunday”. The album is scheduled to be released on the 1st of November and you have chance to listen to 30-second extract from this song here.
It is one of my hobbies to keep a sort of database of Swedish artists and their connections. It is a fact that there are many many artists in Sweden, and many of them have worked together at a certain point in their career. I think specially the time of the 70ies – 80ies was a period of many collaborations. I started with this many years ago and I am trying to bring my paper-excel database into a better platform. Who knows where this will end.
I also have to mention that the fact that I started to listen to the Swedish Per & Marie material opened the doors for me to other Swedish music and some of these artists have become a fix part of my music collection. And this collection is growing year after year.
Gyllene Tider is, of course, no exception, so I wanted to share part of these findings here.
Marie Fredriksson – Sang backing vocals on “The Heartland Café” and duet with GT “Ingenting av vad du behöver” from “Puls”. She also sang “Vandrar i ett sommarregn” with GT on TV and joined GT on stage a couple of times before. On the other side, GT also joined Roxette in 2010 in Halmstad.
Eva Dahlgren – sang “Vandrar i ett sommarregn” in “Puls”. As far as I know, GT never played this song (or any other) live together. It’s about time!
Niklas Strömstedt – sang “Da’n före da’n” with Gyllene Tider, taken from Glitter, glögg & rock ‘n’ roll. Played as musician and sang backing vocals on “The Heartland Café” and other albums. On his TV program “Tack för musiken” he and Lasse Winnerbäck performed “Honung och guld”.
Christoffer Lundquist – Produced Gyllene Tider’s albums “Fin 5 Fel” and “Det är dags att tänka på refrängen”. Ex member of Brainpool. Brainpool and Gyllene Tider sang “My Sweet Lord (she’s so fine)” on TV together.
Wilmer X – joined GT on stage during Återtåget, sung “Marie i växeln” together. They also formed The Lonely Boys together with some of the GT-ers in 1995.
Anne-Lie Rydé – “When Love Is On The Phone” from “The Heartland Café”.
Lasse Lindbom – produced many GT songs and albums. He also recorded some songs written by Per, he performed “För dina bruna ögon skull” on Melodifestivalen in 1980. The song is also recorded by GT.
Clarence Öfwerman – like Christoffer, produced Gyllene Tider’s albums “Fin 5 Fel” and “Det är dags att tänka på refrängen”.
Torsten Dettlaff published on his website a high quality recording of the Birmingham Roxette concer that took place on July 6, 2012.
He decided to record it with a portable DR-100 recorder. The results are actually pretty good – as he write on the website. You will find a download link there as well. Unfortunately, “Dressed for success” is sadly missing.
Cover for this bootleg done by Roxette Cafe.
Here it comes – the very first video booleg from World Tour 2012 recorded by Aussie Fan who wants to stay anonymous – anyway we say big thank you for doing this and sharing your recordings.
If you don’t know what has happened during the first night in Melbourne, check here. Below you’ll find 13-part concert – download each part and then try to unzip it into one folder. Files were zipped by 7zip programme.
You can always count on Russian fans! After last year’s bootleg recordings of Moscow and St. Peteresburg, here are another two videos covering almost whole Moscow concert that took place on December 1, 2011.
Per revealed that he has written and recorded a soundtrack album for a movie during this year. Could it be a new 2012 Jonas Åkerlund film called “Small Apartments” starring Dolph Lundgren, Billy Crystal or Peter Stormare? IMDB Small Apartments 2012.
We are only guessing, you know 🙂
Update, December 2: Per Gessle’s comment seems to deny this rumour.
Wow, what a line-up! Wish it was true!
And Matt Lucas is in there! Hallelujah! And Jimmy Knoxville! And Billy Crystal! And james Caan! Jeezus, Jonas – how did you manage this?
After a lot of turmoil during the last couple of years, it seems like Roxette’s long-term record company EMI Music found a new home at Universal Music, the world’s biggest record company. Universal finally won the bidding game against Warner Music, but the deal still has to go through regulatory investigations because of its huge combined market share in recorded music. That process could take up to a year.
Meanwhile, current and past EMI artists seem to be quite happy with the deal. Dave Holmes, the manager of Coldplay, said that the deal “can only be a positive” for EMI. “I look forward to working with the Universal team,” he added. Mick Jagger said that he “particularly welcomed” the new owners. The Rolling Stones switched from EMI to Universal in mid 2008. “This is a very positive development and I particularly welcome the fact that EMI will once again be owned by people who really do have music in their blood,” he said.
Time will tell if this deal will bring any changes to Roxette’s future at the record company. EMI’s publishing arm is likely to be sold to Sony/ATV.
Since Roxette’s longterm guitar player Jonas Isacsson didn’t participate on the latest album “Charm School” and the current World Tour, many fans wondered why they stopped to work together and wished him to reappear on new projects like the “Tourism 2” (working title) album. Jonas now responded to fans on Facebook in sort of an open letter:
I’m honored and happy that you enjoy my
guitarplaying so much.
But let Roxette do their new stuff as they want.
It took some time for me to get rid of the ghost and
… grasp that I don’t work with them anymore.
I was sad but now I’m getting over it.
The old records are still there for all to hear and I’m
proud of my work. But that was then!
This is now and Rox are doing fine without me.
And I’m doing fine without them.
Let us carry on just like that.
His last appearance with Roxette was the “Night Of The Proms” tour 2009 and the performance for Princess Victoria’s wedding in June 2010.
Good luck with your new projects, Jonas!
Thanks to Roland for the Info!
Update: Roxette comment this article via Facebook:
We all love Jonas dearly + are sure we’ll work together again.
First published December 17th. Updated January 16th
The tracklist of the additional CD which will be included in the deluxe edition of Roxette’s upcoming album “Charm School” has been revealed by The Daily Roxette:
01 – Dressed for Success (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
02 – Sleeping in my Car (Live in Stavanger 2010)
03 – Wish I Could Fly (Live St Petersburg 2010)
04 – 7Twenty7 (Live in Halmstad 2010)
05 – Perfect Day (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
06 – Things Will Never be the Same (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
07 – How do You do!/Dangerous (Live in Stavanger 2010)
08 – Silver Blue (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
09 – Joyride (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
10 – Listen to Your Heart (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
11 – The Look (Live in Halmstad 2010)
12 – Church of Your Heart (Live in St Petersburg 2010)
The songs were recorded in the concerts in Halmstad (14-8-2010), Stavanger (21-8-2010) and St. Petersburg (12-09-2010). Which songs were recorded where is still unknown.
In addition, The Daily Roxette informs that “It Must Have Been Love” (live) will be an extra bonus track of the iTunes edition of “Charm School”.
Update January 16th: Daniel found the tracklist of the Deluxe version including the locations where the live songs were recorded on CDON.se
26-year-old Mats Udd from Falun is working on the new Roxette video for “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” single. The world premiere is scheduled for January 7th.
EMI Svenska liked Mats Udd’s videos which he did for e.g. Swedish musician Familjen and he was appointed to record the new Roxette video in the end of November.
– I gave them four proposals and one of them was chosen. Just over a week ago I was told that “we are doing this”. On Monday I filmed Per and Marie and on Tuesday we did a story part.
The video will be put together in New York as Mats Udd is planing to spend Christmas holidays there.
He has made many other clips before for such artists like Timo Räisänen, First Aid Kit and Those Dancing Days. With Roxette for the very first time he has got the chance to work with a much larger productions.
It all started around 18 months ago. It was almost like a little miracle. First the big comeback news, then a tour with an orchestra, a summer tour and now a world tour starting in a few months. But probably the most interesting thing is the brand new album, the first one since “Room Service” in 2001. Now the waiting is almost over. So here are some highlights from this 18 months long journey of making the (yet unnamed) new “Roxette 2011” album.
2009-05-05 Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson announce on a press conference in Antwerp that Roxette is back for real and will participate on the Night Of The Proms tour this autumn.
2009-05-28 Per says that they plan to go back to the studio this summer and want to release a new song until Christmas.
2009-07-17 Per writes on Twitter that he just recorded the first two new demos at the Aerosol Grey Machine studio in Vallarum.
2009-08-07 Per is back at the Tits’n’Ass studio in Halmstad with Mats MP Persson, working on new demos.
2009-09-23 Per says in an interview that some new demos are finished. Only acoustic versions, no arrangements, no intros, no solos, no backing vocals. The start of recording a brand new album.
2009-10-23 The plan is to continue with recording during Night Of The Proms. A hotel room will be used as a mobile recording studio. Marie is eager to record a whole new album.
2009-10-26 Per says in an interview that an additional room is booked for Antwerp and Rotterdam.
2009-11-15 Per says that he has around 13 songs written and now 2 of them are almost finished. The plan is to continue with recordings in professional studios after the Night Of The Proms tour finishes.
2009-11-28 Roxette have some 14 demos ready for full recording. Marie says that they sound fantastic and when she heard Per’s demos for the first time, she was really enthusiastic. Now it sounds very roxettish, but the plan is to update the sound a little bit.
2009-12-06 Per says that Roxette booked Atlantis studio for recording session in the spring. But recordings will start in January at Christoffer’s Aerosol Grey Machine in Vallarum. Marie will try to sing several vocals to each song to pick up the best one. The new songs sound like a modern version of their “Look Sharp!” so far.
2009-12-10 Antwerp, Rotterdam and now also Munich are places where Roxette are recording for the new album.
2009-12-15 And Bremen.
2009-12-17 And also Hannover.