New album sets from Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle and Gyllene Tider

As you may know from The Daily Roxette article, EMI Music Sweden is going to release the box sets with the orginal, mostly Swedish albums of Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle and Gyllene Tider on August 17th.

Ginza.se has recently revealed the covers of the first two album sets (Marie & Per) and tracklisting for both. Looking at the price it is very likely that these albums will be released in cardboard sleeves with no booklet inside. There are no bonus tracks either.

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First number of Swedish magazine StyleBy includes a story about Marie Fredriksson

The first number of new Swedish fashion magazine StyleBy, which hits the streets today, features a fashion reportage about Marie Fredriksson’s style through the years as well a short interview with her. In the pages various models wear 10 of her outfits, with a comment to each piece by Marie.

Jonna Bergh, editor in chief and publisher of StyleBy, told us that Marie has stored all her outfits in a huge wardrove, “it was like a fashion museum!”.

The magazine is also available as a free app for iPad called StyleBy+. You can buy the magazine via this app, which includes a very cool photo of Marie which is not in the screenshots below.

StyleBy gave us permission to post screenshots of the article. A translation of Marie’s comments will be available in short!

Interview with Roxette on Swedish radio today

Lotta Bromé has interviewed Roxette for her radio programme P4 Extra med Lotta Bromé. The interview will be aired (not live) today at 13:25 on SR – P4 channel.

You can already listen to a short part of it on the website. In this short teaser, Marie explains doctors gave her only half a year but that deep inside she knew she would make it. “But it has been a tough fight,” she says.

Marie Fredriksson as the hero of the year

Swedish 50+ women magazine “M-magasin” is organizing a competition where their readers choose the most important women of 2010 in various categories. In “The hero of the year” Marie Fredriksson is nominated for her comeback with Roxette after the brain tumour. We think it is really important to show our support through this voting. Please, share this message with other fans and let’s make Marie as the hero of the year in “M-magasin”.

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A Swedish musical to include Marie and Per’s songs

According to Dagens Nyheter article a new Swedish musical is under production at the moment. Malena Laszlo, Christine Meltzer, Lisa Werlinder, Jessica Zander and Linus Wahlgren are the actors who will revive the Swedish 80’s hits in the musical “Leva livet” named after Gyllene Tider’s song. The premiere of this musical will take place on January 13th, 2011 in Chinateatern in Stockholm.

Tickets for the show can bought here.

Here is the list of chosen songs:

Gyllene Tider: Sommartider, När vi två blir en, Leva livet
Björn Skifs: Krama dig, Vild & vacker
Orup: Jag blir hellre jagad av vargar, Pojkarna på rad
Eva Dahlgren: Jag klär av mig naken, Ängeln i rummet
Ratata/Mauro Scocco: Glad att det är över, Sarah
Marie Fredriksson: Efter stormen, Sparvöga
Tomas Di Leva: Vem ska jag tro på, Vi har bara varandra
Anders Glenmarck: Hon har blommor i sitt hår
Niklas Strömstedt: Sista morgonen
Wilmer X: Teknikens under
Lisa Nilsson: Himlen runt hörnet, Långsamt farväl, Varje gång jag ser dig
Eldkvarn: Kärlekens tunga
Mikael Rickfors: Vingar
Attack: Ooa hela natten
Tommy Nilsson/Tone Norum: Allt som jag känner
Adolfsson & Falk: Blinkar blå
Docenterna: Solglasögon
Anne-Lie Rydé: Segla på ett moln
Ted Gärdestad: Himlen är oskyldigt blå
Peps Persson: Hög Standard
Freestyle: Vill ha dig

Marie Fredriksson at the City tunnel opening

Marie Fredriksson and her husband Mikael Bolyos performed “Tro” at the opening of City tunnel in Malmo today.
You will find pictures of Marie following the links to Expressen and Sydsvenskan below.

Update: A YouTube user put a video together with the recording and some pictures, which you can watch here. A short recording of the performance can also be seen here.

Update 2: And finally here is the long-awaited video. Thanks Stina!!

Source: Expressen, Sydsvenskan

Marie and Mikael to perform on Citytunnel opening

Marie Fredriksson will perform together with her husband Micke Bolyos at the inauguration ceremony of Citytunneln, a 17-kilometer rail link between Malmö Central Station and the Öresund Bridge. As the grand finale, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will officially open the tunnel for traffic. The ceremony will be held next to the Malmö Central Station on December 4 and is free to the public.

Other artists performing at the ceremony include Nisse Hellberg, Timbuktu, and Ola Salo.

Source: Citytunneln.com
Thanks to Evgeny Perekopskiy for this information.

Marie Fredriksson: “They loved our show” (18.06.2010)

Marie and Per were interviewed by Aftonbladet journalist just after the performance on June 18th. “It was just wonderful to sing “The Look”, tells Marie to Aftonbladet, “Victoria and Daniel were both so “ooh”, they loved it. Victoria is absolutely fantastic and I am so happy that she likes us”. Per also thought it was a “top class performance”and that it was a fantastic evening, “now I’m going home to recharge myself with a little sleep,” he tells Aftonbladet.

Marie Fredriksson and her husband were also asked by Aftonbladet TV reporter about their impression of Victoria and Daniel. Marie answered that she is happy that Victoria likes Roxette so much and Daniel’s reaction for Roxette’s performance was just “ooh”. You can see pictures of the performance on Aftonbladet.

AFTONBLADET INTERVIEW

Source: Aftonbladet

Thanks for help to roxy13.

First art exhibition by Roxette fan

Roxette fan Manuel Terrón Browa held his first art exhibition at Salon Capelli in his hometown Osnabrück, Germany. A local newspaper wrote an article about the artist and hairdresser in which also Marie Fredriksson is mentioned. This is the English translation of the article:

Manuel Terrón Browa is not only an artist when it comes to hair. This talented 30 year old with Spanish roots is also passionate about painting. Salon Capelli in Osnabrück, where Manuel works full time, forms the perfect backdrop for a stunning collection of his work. Manuel says he has enjoyed painting from an early age, but the last two years brought a new wave of creativity – the result of which is currently exhibited at Salon Capelli. His art mainly features face studies although he never contemplates the outcome of a painting – he merely acts on inspiration.

The style however, is always abstract with pure, clean lines and sparse use of colour. “Abstract art”, says Manuel “lends itself perfectly for individual interpretation, for reading between the lines …”
Being a devoted admirer of Marie Fredriksson, the Swedish star of Roxette, Manuel admits that he is hugely inspired by her life and work. Marie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002 and resolved to painting as part of her recovery process. I see her as a talented yet humble person, a survivor with fighting spirit and someone who sets an example to all with her positive outlook on life. Manuel dedicated a book of his works of art to Marie which he presented to her at a recent show. “I wanted to show her how greatly she’s admired and appreciated by all her fans.” says Manuel.

The few pieces currently on show at Salon Capelli, 48 Pagenstecherstraße, Osnabrück, are selected from Manuel’s impressive portfolio of between 80–90 paintings and are for sale. Art Gallery enquiries are also welcome. For further information see www.capelli-os.de

Last weekend Manuel celebrated his first art exhibition with fellow Roxette fans and many other people. Take a look at some pictures:

Thanks to Chrissie for sending in the article and the pictures.

“Hitlåtens historia” with “The look” available to watch

Have you ever known that it was Clarence who counted 1-2-3-4 in “The look”? This and more in the exclusive footage from the recording studios in SVT’s “The look” documentary. It seems it was co-produced by Danish and Norwegian TV-stations, so it’s very probable it will be broadcasted in other Scandinavian countries.

In my opinion – the best Roxette documentary of 21st century.

Update: Fellow rox fan shirley is working on an English translation of the documentary, which should lead to a subtitled video. You can read her work in progress at R2R forums and maybe help her!

Roxette Sirius XM Special 2010

Very interesting collection of photos taken during 2009 as well as these from the past mixed with the lastest interview with Roxette on American internet radio-station Sirius XM. Worth watching and listening!

If you would like to download the interview and songs, please read comment section here.