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

New Roxette single in October?

According to yesterday Expressen’s (swedish tabloid newspaper) article we might expect new Roxette single in October. In the end of an article about Per’s forthcoming live album is written, that duo is planning to release a new single in the context of the forthcoming (Night Of The Proms) tour. The tour starts on October 23rd. Expressen article can be found here.

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

Marie did perform at Artist Fund Gala in Stadshuset

As we previously informed, Marie Fredriksson and Mikael Bolyos attended on a June 18 gala at Stadshuset where Crown Princess Victoria was handing out this year’s prizes from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Artist Fund.

And yes, Marie did perform in the Golden Hall, where “Fading like a flower” video was shot. It is still unknown which song she sang. Most likely it was “Tro”.

Thanks to The Look (@ R2R forum)

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.

Canadian artists Luke Jackson records at Aerosol with Christoffer and Magnus

For those who like Christoffer and Magnus’ work: Canadian artist Luke Jackson informed us he recorded his most recent album “… And Then Some” at Aerosol Grey Machine with Christoffer and Magnus. The album was released last year. You can read about how they became friends and how they came up with idea of recording the album at AGM on Luke’s MySpace profile.

This week he is promoting his new animated video for the song Goodbye London which you can find on YouTube.

Luke also informs he was at “Per’s London show last month incidentally, and it was magic”.

He also tells us “My music might be too far removed from Roxette to warrant a posting on your page, since I’ve never actually played with Per, but I wanted to keep you in the loop!” Well, we know there are some Chris and Magnus fans out there, so this might indeed be of their interest. And who knows, you might discover a new favourite artist.

Zpargo – Bara en på tusen

Zpargo - Bara en på tusenMikael Bolyos did it again. He shared a new-old song in which he was involved both as a songwriter and as a keyboard player. “Bara en på tusen” (Only one in a thousand) was recorded by Swedish trio called Zpargo (Mikael Bolyos, Göran Rydh and Lasse Johnsson). They released just two singles “Du finns i mig”/”Ge mig en chans” in 1984 and “Bara en på tusen”/ “Känner du” in 1985.

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Bara en på tusen

I fantasin finns inga svara år
Jag lever lyckligt både höst och vår
Men här gör det ont att vara kär

Det som för mig kan vara genialt
Uppfattar du ibland som helt banalt, bisarr
Gör ont att vara kär

Bara en på tusen
Tänder kärleken som jag bär
Du är den på tusen
Och det gör ont att vara kär

Kan kanske kasta ur mig stora ord
Desperation orsakar fel mord, oh nej
Ditt liv är till för mig
Du dominerar helt mig, känns så stark
Trotts att du kan va’ både hård och kall mot mig
Mitt liv är till för dig

Bara en på tusen
Tänder kärleken som jag bär
Du är den på tusen
Som jag vill älska, älska, älska
Bara är en på tusen
Trotts alla timmarna i misär
Du är den på tusen
Och det gör ont att vara kär

Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy (Ivanycz @ R2R) for uploading the song and Gyllene_Tjej for writing down the lyrics.o