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Taiwanese releases – different cover of “Charm School”

According to our reader Yu Ho from Taiwan, Asian edition of “Charm School” is released today. Below you can see a poster that promotes the album as well as the cover which differs from the one we know from the international version.

Source: Gold Typhoon Records

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ARD “Brisant” interview with Per Gessle

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Roxette interview in Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow

TV4 posted a short teaser of the forthcoming interview with Roxette that will be broadcasted on Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow, February 19th.

Watch this teaser here. Per and Marie talk about the songs they choose to play for the audience before they go on stage.

Update February 19th: Here is the full interview from Nyhetsmorgon today!

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Sat1 “Die Roxette Rockumentary”

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“Charm school” posters

Roxette Latinoamerica posted “Charm school” posters that were printed in Sweden. Have a look!

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EMI Chile reveals the second single?

EMI Chile on its website informs that the second “Charm school” single will be “No one makes it on her own”.

Thanks to William Navarro for this information.

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“Charm school” elektronic press kit

EMI Music Sweden has published an 8 minute video on the Charm School album with interviews with Marie, Per, photos from the tour and fully loaded with new and exciting Roxette material – exclusively to Spotify.

To watch it, click here. Interviews are in Swedish with English subtitles.

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Argentinian “Charm school” poster shows more

We all know the “Charm school” cover, but this Argentinian poster shows us a little bit more of those pictures that were used in this colage.

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SGNO remixes on the way

In the next day or so the official “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” remixes should be available for download.

Here is the tracklist:

1.Adrian Lux Remix Original Version | 05:36
2.Adam Rickfors Power Edit | 03:38
3.Adam Rickfors Dub Edit | 07:25
4.Adrian Lux Remix Radio Version | 02:42
5.Adam Rickfors Radio Edit | 03:31

Source: The Real Roxers Facebook page

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Release parties in Spain and Argentina this weekend!

Let’s party!! In order to celebrate the album release, following release party have been organised in Spain and Argentina:

– February 12th, Madrid – Party organised by the Spanish Fanclub Roxspain and EMI Spain with contest and a little surprise.

The party starts at 21:00 CET, there is however a pre-fan meeting at 18:00. For more information please check these websites out:

Roxspain | Roxspain Facebook.

– February 12th, Sevilla – party organised by local fans. For more information check this article.

– February 13th, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organised by the local Fanclub a nd EMI Argentina. You will find more information here.

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Roxette are back in the German singles Top 20 after 17 years!

The insider report by Roxette fan Gellner just got officially confirmed: Roxette’s new single “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) entered the official sales charts of Germany at #18! This is Roxette’s first Top 20 hit single since “Sleeping In My Car”, the lead single from “Crash! Boom! Bang!” in early 1994.

All singles after that failed to reach a Top 20 position, with “Wish I Could Fly” (#26) and “Stars” (#23) coming close in 1999. It’s clear that Roxette got more of an album band in these regions, with all studio albums since “Joyride” reaching a Top 3 position.

On the national radio charts the song climbed up to #20 after 22, 43 and 71 in Germany. In Austria it reached #27 after 52 and 44, while climbing from 63 to #49 in Switzerland.

The full sales charts with Roxette’s entry will be published on Friday. Source: Media Control

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First reviews to “Charm School”

New album is ‘out’ and we can read first reviews. Expressen’s journalist and old time Roxette reviewer Anders Nunstedt writes his review, gives 2/5 to the new album and sais that “Roxette’s comeback album is a clear return to the successful sound. Just a bit more boring. Without the former charm.”

He adds that “album is not bad, is rather twice as good as “Room Service”.” and concludes with note that “”Charm School” is a typical middle-of-the-road pop-up to 70 km/h, with no specific destination. Stable, but not adventurous. But then it sounded fun.”

There’s also two Czech reviews, both very possitive. See the links below:

Swedish
Expressen 2/5
Corren 4/5
UNT.SE (no rating)
Dagens Nyheter 3/5
Göteborgs Posten 2/5
SVD 1/6
Kristianstadsbladet 2/5
Västerbottens-Kuriren 2/5
Kulturbloggen 3/5
Aftonbladet 2/5
Musikindustrin (positive, putting critics into context)

Australian
The AU Review 6/10
Rave Magazine 3/5

Czech
t-music (no rating)
Rock & Pop 4/5

German
Plattentests 5/10
aerodynamite.tv 3/5
butjer 4.5/5
news.de (no rating)
Focus 8/10
laut.de 3/5
n-tv (no rating, but very positive)
cnet.de 6/10
monsters & critics (rating: “convincing”)
CD Starts 6/10

Greek
Music Bug 9/10

Italian
Debaser 3/5
Accordo.it (no rating)

Norwegian
varden.no 4/6
oslopuls 2/6

Venezuelan
El Tiempo (no rating)

If you find any “Charm School” review somewhere on the internet, don’t hesitate to post a link to the discussion under this article!

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Roxette poster in Polish magazine

Seeing a poster of Roxette included in a magazine is a quite unusual sight these days. But it did happened! Polish music monthly called “Machina” publishes the well-known Roxette picture from Moscow in the February edition – with the greetings from Per himself written in Polish – “Pozdrawiam ludzi z Polski” which could be translated into “Greetings to all Polish people”. I’m a little bit sceptical if it was really Per who wrote that.

“Machina” costs only 5 PLN (around 1,25 euro).

Source: Machina fan page (poster and greetings), Cover of the magazine

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TV spots for “Radio” and “Charm School” in Germany

Advertising spots for Roxette’s new single “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)” and the album “Charm School” are broadcasted on Germany’s TV channels ProSieben, Sat1 and Kabel1. The longer spot (seen below) features audio snippets of the single and the album track “Speak To Me”. The speaker reminds of Roxette’s big successes and informs about the new CD release dates on January 28 and February 11, 2011. There’s another spot for the single only. And then we heard the channels are using the single also for show trailers. Looks like a full marketing package!

Update: Here’s the shorter single-only spot…

… and a cooperation spot by the TV channel.

Enjoy! 🙂

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Back cover of the “Charm School” album

Amazon updated the album info with a picture of the back cover. Have a look!

Update on Jan 27th: Back cover of deluxe version of “Charm school” is added.

Thanks averon for the info!

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