Work in progress

According to Sydsvenskan’s article and web report, Christoffer Lundqvist, the man behind Per Gessle’s latest albums, is currently working on a new cd with Mulle kindergarten’s children’s choir from Lund in Scania. All lyrics were written by children themselves and the album will be released just before Christmas. All profits will be transferred to help “Sponsor a child” organisation in Peru.

On the other hand, Per has informed us today that Christoffer is busy mixing the live double LP and the DVD (Live from Stockholm). It will be two different things, so most likely there will not be any song from May 9th on the live album.

Thanks to Lionel for information.

Prague audio bootleg

Band in Prague, 23.04.2009After the bootleg from Amsterdam and the excellent Nordic Rox London gig we get a new concert from Party Crasher Tour. This time is audio recording from beautful Prague at Lucerna Hall on April 23rd, 2009.

Yeeehaaa! What a night! What a show! The Prague-gig became a memory we will never forget! Beautiful hall (Bowie and Kraftwerk have been there!!!) and we certainly rocked our asses off together with the mighty crowd. Thanx for singing along and making us sweat!!!! See ya next time, dear Prague!!!!!!

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Download it here or here.

Thanks to Martina Letochova and Romanian fans at ROxette.ro.

Source: ROxette.ro

Another Per through Twitter

I guess this is going to be the most uninteresting you’ve read here, but.. just gotta write it down. I must say I like Twitter more and more. I follow some “VIPS” because I like what they do (either music or TV shows or music) and I feel like one can get to know another side of these people which isn’t the image we get from interviews, magazine articles and so on. And one of these is of course Per Gessle. He surprised me a couple of times with his tweets. Once he commented on Keith Urban, I think he said he met him in LA.. and added he has a beautiful wife. I think that was the first time I hear/read Per comment about a woman more than just about her voice. Of course, besides his songs about love and sex and passion and love and Åsa.

Yesterday he posted “Don’t forget to vote in the EU-election, all you Europeans!” – I think, as far as my brain can recall, it’s the first time I hear Per somehow.. get involved in elections/politics. On May 30th he posted “EU-election. Just voted. A great opportunity to take a stand.”

As I said, I like Twitter! And as I said, just a random post.

And don’t forget to vote! If you don’t, then don’t complain about the results 🙂

Two Roxette songs in Top 10

Per Gessle has, once again, scored two Top 10 positions among the most played songs by Swedish composers outside of Sweden in 2008. STIM, Swedish music organisation, published its annual report on June 5th. Here are the results:

1. U + Ur Hand – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

2. Who Knew – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink

3. Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Lyrics: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling
Music: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling

4. Dancing Queen – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus

5. Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle & Mats Persson.

6. With Every Heartbeat – Kleerup feat. Robyn
Lyrics: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn
Music: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn

7. Fairytale Gone Bad – Sunrise Avenue
Lyrics: Samu Haber
Music: Samu Haber & Jukka Backlund.

8. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle

9. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Lyrics: Eagle-Eye Cherry
Music: Eagle-Eye Cherry

10. Mamma Mia – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus

Source: STIM.se

Per and his umbrella

I thought about posting it here and was doubtful. But in the end we aren’t a news page and some bits and pieces about nothing here and then can be funny, too. I just found a young woman’s blog who is writing about Bruce Springsteen’s concert and Per Gessle’s umbrella. Even if it’s only two sentences, enjoy: Behindblueeyes

“It must have been love” & “The Look” live from Stockholm

Roxette in Stockholm, May 10th 2009Here is today’s Per Gessle’s interview from Sirius’ The Pulse chanell for downloading. There are even hidden two little gems – “The look” and “It must have been love” live from Stockholm on May 10th.

Thanks to shirley @ R2R.

Big interview with Per, 2 new Roxette tracks

There’s a big interview with Per on www.gessle.com, mainly about the Party Crasher tour experiences. The band members promised each other to let this tour literary “never end”. Per will fly to NYC to get an US release for the album.

Today I asked Per on twitter if Roxette aim for a whole album or just some tracks. He responded “2 tracks. that’s it for now.” Not exactly the answer I dreamed of! But we’ll see how it continues. Wonder how these songs will be released…

Update: The interview was moved to The Daily Roxette.

Party Crasher-DVD at the end of summer

According to Per Gessle, the Party Crasher-tour DVD will be released at the end of summer all over Europe and contain about 100 home videos. Per also tells that several live tapes from European shows exist and they (Christoffer and Per) are listening to them these days. Furthermore the audio recordings are supposed to come as a live CD in a package with the DVD.

Amsterdam bootleg

pg2009-05-06_front A Dutch fan, Joost, recorded Per Gessle’s Amsterdam gig from the 6th of May with Marie Fredriksson as a special guest and prepared a wonderful cover for this bootleg. The Brazilian Roxette site published an mp3 compressed rip of the recording which you can download following the link below:

CONCERT (password: www.roxettebrasil.net)

Or you can contact Joost for the original non-compressed audio files at www.dutchtaper.com. You can download the cover made by Joost here as well.

Roxette’s stage comeback on video!

What could make this fantastic day perfect? A rox-historical moment on video! Roxette back on stage together!!! 😀

First (blurry) videos from Expressen:
The Look | It Must Have Been Love

Much better quality from Youtube:
It Must Have Been Love | The Look | The Look (HQ)

More videos:

Per and Marie after the show – Gessle.com

Per and the band and Marie after the show – Gessle.com

Photos:

Photos 1

Judith says: I tell you, you will cry!!!
Sascha says: Really hard not to look like crazy at work these days! 😛

Per and Magnus tell about NOTP impressions and Marie on stage

Per at twitter:
“Busy day today in Amsterdam. Dutch media, photosessions, Swedish media. Soundcheck with Marie F in 30 min. Voila!”
“Great press reception in Antwerp yesterday re NOTP. The world seems ready!!!”

The latest from Magnus:
“Soundcheck with Marie was super!”
“In Amsterdam. Tonight will be special.”

Source: http://twitter.com/PartyPleaser | http://twitter.com/mistermagnus