Roxette featured on “Best of Night of the Proms” DVD

One of Roxette’s Antwerp 2009 performances of “Listen To Your Heart” made it to the 4th NOTP Best of DVD. The full tracklist:

01. Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself
02. Live – They Stood Up For Love
03. Roxette – Listen To Your Heart
04. Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
05. Chrissie Hynde – I Go To Sleep
06. 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
07. Kim Wilde – Cambodia
08. Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
09. Il Novecento – Overture 1812
10. Angels in Harlem Gospel Choir – Beethoven Goes Joyfull
11. Toots Thielemans – Film Medley
12. Alan Parsons – Silence And I
13. Dennis De Young – Babe
14. OMD – Souvenir/Locomotion Medley
15. Sharon den Adel – Ice Queen
16. Coolio – CU When U Get There
17. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon
18. John Miles & Sharon den Adel – Stairway To Heaven
19. Roger Hodgson – Give A Little Bit
20. Il Novecento – Bolero
21. Extra – The Hours In Between

The DVD is already available though the official NOTP eBay shop and will be released to other shops and the upcoming NOTP concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in the next weeks.

Thanks Project_Z at R2R forums for the info!

Update, October 11: The DVD will be released in Germany on October 22, 2010. For example via amazon.de.

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Roxette portrait by Ekaterina Belinskaya

Russian art-photographer Ekaterina Belinskaya had the chance to shoot Roxette minutes before the Moscow concert. Check out the great result and more of her work at her website!

Roxette in Moscow


Photo used with kind permission of Ekaterina Belinskaya.

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2010 tour: Cirkus, Stockholm (TV4 gig), September 22

Now we know it was not a rumour. Roxette did perform on the annual autumn party organized by a private Swedish television TV4. It is still uknown how many songs they sang.

Source: Twitpic

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2010 tour bootleg: “The miracle happened” (mix, audio)

Taken from Run2Roxette Forum

As we haven’t been at the concerts Arlanda and I (Kerstin) decided to make this little bootleg to remember and celebrate Roxette’s comeback. Inspired by Per’s Gessle Over Europe we searched youtube for concert videos to get songs from every concert. In doing so, our intention was not to create a fine high quality masterpiece but a nice souvenir of this miraculous tour.

Tracklist:
01. Dressed for success (Sundsvall)
02. Sleeping in my car (Moscow)
03. Opportunity nox (Halmstad)
04. The big L. (Moscow)
05. Wish I could fly (St. Petersburg)
06. She doesn’t live here anymore (Moscow)
07. 7twenty7 (Skanderborg)
08. Perfect day (Leif’s Lounge)
09. Things will never be the same (Halmstad)
10. It must have been love (Skanderborg)
11. Silver blue (Skanderborg)
12. Fading like a flower, How do you do!, Dangerous (Starvanger)
13. Band Presentation, Joyride (Moscow)
14. Listen to your heart (Leif’s Lounge)
15. The look (Skanderborg)
16. Church of your heart (St. Petersburg)
17. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (Sundsvall)
18. Juni, Juli, Augusti, Sommartider (Halmstad)
19. När alla vännerna gått hem (Halmstad)

DOWNLOAD #1 or DOWNLOAD #2

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2010 tour bootleg: Moscow, video

So it’s another day and another bootleg. It will be hard to beat yesterday’s live album with any other audio recording that I have, so today I chose a video bootleg for a change. It was recorded in – suprise, suprise – Moscow! So Russians did it again. Not only recorded the concert in a very good quality, but someone (was he/she Russian?) recoreded this nice, sometimes a little bit shaky and too-many-heads-on-the-screen video. Not everything is there (Kalinka-Malina is missing for instance), but well, you cannot have everything, can you?

What can I say? It’s just worth watching. And if you know the person who did this, please let us know – we would like to write it was You, Dear Fan (though no money for copyrights, sorry :-)

If you have any creative idea how to call it or what kind of cover it should have, please feel free and drop a line in the comment section!

See the screenshots from the recording

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You will download 2 torrent files. There are two versions of this video bootleg. One is over 4 GB and it is divided into separate songs, the second one is smaller, about 1.5 GB and everything is in one part. Enjoy!

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“Best of Roxette – Official songbook” – a tracklist

The official songbook will be released this week on September 23rd by Gehrmans. So far we know 27 out of 30 songs. You can order this book in Gehrmans webshop or through Bengans.se (the official partner of Roxette.se)

from “Pearls of passion”
01. Neverending love
02. Soul deep

03. It must have been love

from “Look sharp!”
04. Dressed for success
05. Listen to your heart
06. The look
07. Dangerous

from “Joyride”
08. Joyrde
09. Fading like a flower
10. The big L.
11. Spending my time
12. Church of your heart

from “Tourism”
13. How do you do!
14. Queen of rain

from “Super Mario Bros” OST
15. Almost unreal

from “Crash! Boom! Bang!”
16. Sleeping in my car
17. Crash! Boom! Bang!
18. Run to you
19. Vulnerable

from “Don’t bore us – get to the chorus”
20. You don’t understand me
21. June afternoon

from “Have a nice day”
22. Wish I could fly
23. Anyone
24. Stars
25. Salvation

from “Room service”
26. The centre of the heart
27. Real sugar
28. Milk and toast and honey

from “The Ballad Hits”
29. A thing about you
30. Opportunity nox

Check Gehrmans out!

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2010 tour bootleg: “From Russia with love” (Moscow, audio)

I was a little bit anxious to post bootlegs from 2010 tour, but since we got an official ok from The Man through Twitter, so it became just question of time with which bootleg to start with? As for now there are at least 3 bootlegs circulating over the internet and at least 2 more I know that will be available soon. I have decided to choose the one with the best quality. The recordings come from the concert which took place in Moscow on September 10th, 2010. It was recorded and mixed by Jacob “Rocktrades”.

Equipment: AT943 cardioid –> CA-9100 (no bass roll-off) –> Edirol R-09 (Line-in 24bit/44.1kHz)
Lineage: USB transfer to PC -> Adobe Audition v.3.0 (slight EQ applied, normalised, dithering to 16/44) -> CDWave for track splits -> Flac Frontend (level 8, aligned on sector boundaries)

DISC 1 (48:53):
01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. Opportunity Nox
04. The Big L.
05. Wish I Could Fly
06. She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
07. 7Twenty7
08. Perfect Day
09. Thing Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Silver Blue

DISC 2 (43:04):
01. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
02. How Do You Do!
03. Dangerous
04. Band introduction
05. Joyride
– Encore 1 –
06. Listen To Your Heart
07. The Look
08. Church Of Your Heart
– Encore 2 –
09. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone

The artwork of the bootleg was designed by Arnaldo Mariano Suarez.

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Order “Best of Roxette – Official songbook” on Bengans.se

Order “Best of Roxette – Official songbook” for 319 SEK or 33,50 EUR here.

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Tour 2010: St. Petersburg, September 12

We need your help. Each and every concert will have such a topic. If you find something connected with this particular gig, post it in the comment section. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

Setlist

1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. Opportunity Nox
4. The Big L
5. Wish I Could Fly
6. She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
7. 7Twenty7
8. Perfect Day
9. Things Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Silver Blue
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
15. Joyride
16. Listen To Your Heart
17. The Look
18. Church Of Your Heart
19. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone

Thanks Viessmann

Fan stories

Videos

By Devilla: Listen to your heart, Wish I could fly and more!

Photos

http://spb.kp.ru/online/news/737585/ | fotanka.ru

Roxette’s comments

Thanx for two unforgettable shows in Russia. We had the time of our lives. Spasiba.

Media reports

vesti.ru | aif.ru | izvestia.ru | ruvr.ru (English) | PLN

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Tour 2010: Moscow, September 10

We need your help. Each and every concert will have such a topic. If you find something connected with this particular gig, post it in the comment section. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

Setlist

1. Dressed For Success
2. Sleeping In My Car
3. Opportunity Nox
4. The Big L
5. Wish I Could Fly
6. She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
7. 7twenty7
8. Perfect Day
9. Things Will Never Be The Same
10. It Must Have Been Love
11. Silver Blue
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. How Do You Do!
14. Dangerous
15. Kalinka / Joyride
16. Listen To Your Heart
17. The Look
18. Church Of Your Heart
19. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone

Fan stories

BY VASSILIY:

After Joyride (if my memory runs perfect) guys said “Moscow, thank you!” and left the stage. Marie was near the mic, smiling and looking at happy crowd, and when she looked back she saw no one on the stage except her ) She hesitated. Said ” You are great!”, turned back looking for someone to re-appear on the stage, but there was still no one. Then a guy appeared and accompanied her out. Since the croud was crying “Marie, Marie” and Marie herself performed this awkward moment with a little bit of humour, it all looked sweet ))

Videos

Concert video by kp.ru | Opening+DFS | SIMC | Greeting | TBL | ON | 727 | WICF | IMHBL 1 | 2 | HDYD | PD | SB

Photos

rus.ru gallery | Moshkov gallery

Roxette’s comments

Media reports

Review by kp.ru | ruf.ru:

Their songs are natural, like air, for now three generations of Russians. I’ve never seen such an unanimous warm welcome to foreign artists by the metropolitan audience. The journey into joy succeeded!

aif.ru | vmdaily.ru | event-factory.org

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New interview: “Maybe we’ll tour in Europe, South America and Canada”

And there’s yet another Per interview from Russia! Some interesting bits:

– Roxette aims to tour in Europe, South America and Canada.
– They already recorded a dozen tracks and should be finished in a few weeks.
– Per thinks Marie recovered so well not least thanks to the love for music and desire to sing.

Source (in Russian): RBC daily

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Per Gessle for musik.km.ru: “I think the new single will come out in January”

Natalia Stupnikowa for musik.km.ru: Hello, Per! We know that you are working on a new Roxette album. There is an information that a new single will be released before Christmas this year. Tell us something about work a new album.

Per Gessle: Well, first of all I’m not really sure if we make it to the Christmas with the single, really. As soon as we play Russia next weekend, we’ll go back to the studio. Actually I work at the studio this week as well. So we’re working all through this year and hopefully we’ll have a release in the spring next year with the new album. And of course the new single. But I… you know, in reality I think the new single will come out in January maybe.

It feels very good, it feels very strong, the album. And it’s a very classic sounding Roxette album, lots of great ballads for Marie and lots of up-tempo songs for me. It feels very good.

Natalia: Will new songs be performed at the Russian concerts?

Per Gessle: No, I don’t think so. I think we’re gonna stick with the old songs this time. We’re planning on doing some shows next year as well, if that will happen, we’re gonna play some new songs as well when the album is out. But for now we stick to the old ones.

Natalia: Do you plan some special stage production of your upcoming Moscow gig?

Per Gessle: Well, we’re having a slightly different band than in 2001. And of course everything looks different. But it’s still very much based on the songs. We have a great audience all over the world and everyone knows our songs so well, so the show is very much built on communication with the audience. The audience is singing with us and we’re having lots of fun together. It’s much more than having a huge stage design or something like that. We have a design but we spend more time on the music than on the stage.

Natalia: You said that you have a new band, tell us more about them…

Per Gessle: It’s a mix between the old guys and some new faces for you. We’ve got a new girl called Malin who’s new to us, she’s doing backing vocals. And we’ve got a new bass player called Magnus Börjesson, who’s also a great singer, he’s a really really talanted guy. And then you’ve got Clarence Öfwerman on keyboards who is also our producer on the record. And we have Pelle Alsing on the drums, who’s been with us forever. And on lead guitar we have Christopher Lundquist who used to play bass with us, but now he’s a lead guitar player. So it’s a very energetic band, quite heavy on the guitars, we’re a little bit more guitar-oriented than we used to be. But it feels very good and it’s a great band to hang out with. We have lots of fun being together and that is very important too.

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How many babies were named after Roxette in USA?

I heard “The Look” by Roxette the other day, and it made me wonder: Were any babies named Roxette back when the Swedish pop duo was churning out #1 singles?

The answer is yes, about 30 babies were named Roxette during those years:

* 1989: 5 baby girls named Roxette
* 1990: 6 baby girls named Roxette
* 1991: 5 baby girls named Roxette
* 1992: 7 baby girls named Roxette
* 1993: 6 baby girls named Roxette

Where did the band get its name? From a song — “Roxette” by British rock band Dr. Feelgood. (Not to be confused with “Dr. Feelgood” by American rock band Mötley Crüe.)

Source: Nancy.cc

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Russian interview with Per

In advance of Roxette’s 2 upcoming concerts in Russia, TRUD did an interview with Per. He speaks about the comeback, the new album, Roxette’s breakthrough and the future of the music business.

About the album:

Most of the work is actually done. This is a very strong album. Some very, very good ballad for Marie and a few fast songs. We want to sing much together. To avoid: this song Marie, and this song Per. Just like in our early songs like «Paint», «Dressed For Success» or «The Look», where we sing together.

Read the article in Russian or a Google translation!

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“The look” used in Argentinian ad

Thanks to Arnaldo Marian Suarez for this information.

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