Per Gessle at 'Sen kväll' (=Late evening) show with Luuk

 Rep: Congratulations, Per, have a seat, please!  

Per: Thank you!

Rep: welcome here! It is really nice having you here. I am a huge fan!

Per: Yes, I know it J

Rep: Is it the first time when you are sitting alone on this sofa, right? Or at least it was long time ago.

Per: Yes, it is in fact. I couldn’t decide upon my coat. It is not like this it should be.

Rep: A few years ago you could try few different coats, anyway. But that time you were with Marie all the time.

Roxette: Recording 'Look Sharp'

 Marie: Through music you get feelings, from the beginning, you can press a button on a machine and just get a feeling. I like the technique that exists, if you have control on it, you don’t have to make a mess in this technique. It must be us who have to help the machine all the time, you record your voice or a guitar, you can mix them, I think that it’s a good combination.  

Per: Indeed, you can work on a song one month, you keep it in that machine and perhaps you find new sounds, you control it all the time.

Marie: I think that music is like an art, it is something that you cannot export if it’s not good.

Per: Almost all musicians work like this nowadays, almost all use the same type of sync, the same type of machines. So it takes a long time to find your own sound, all want to find the best sound using the best technique to make the best music. The same way, unfortunately. Nowadays the music is more stable than it was few years ago, regarding sound. If you don’t have a good material, it is no worth to stay here in the studio as it costs a lot of money.

Roxette at TV4 News 1991 (english subtitles)

Interview with Marie Fredriksson from ZTV '96

 Rep: You came to Halmstad in the ‘70s. How was it? Can you describe the musical scene that was there that time?

Marie: It was intense. I came there in 1977 from a little village called Östra Ljungby, I moved to Halmstad in ’77, yes, it was that year. And Gyllene Tider existed there, they had just started... and a lot of other bands who started to grow up that time, in ’78. It felt like all could play, all could make a band, it was many who learned to play very quickly, but it didn’t matter, all could play together! And we made a festival where all could play. There was a really active music life at the end of the ’70 in Halmstad.

Rep: Didn’t Six Piece play also that time in Halmstad?

2003 - Marie is working for a new solo album

She sings again Marie Fredriksson prepares to come back on stage. LAst year she stayed away from the audience and had a rest after the cancer operation. The photo was taken 2001.


Beautiful, heavy and full of dignity

A Joyride back to the '90s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Göteborg - Slottsskogsvallen, Sunday

The Best:Perfect Day and Joyride 

2 x 1 Roxette - Interview from Nordic Channel - Hasse Gustafsson

 Rep: This is true! For the first time in the Swedish music history, Roxette have got No. 1 in the USA twice. ABBA have done it earlier, they have been No.1 in the USA, but only once, while Roxette have succeeded to have two number ones. Here we are with Roxette, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson.

Interview with Roxette - 1991

 Rep: We will meet here, the time is 5.00 and we are here in the dressing room of the hotel and I would like to ask Marie: when does Per come? Does he come at 4.50, at 5.00 or at 5.10?

Marie: He comes at 5.30!

Rep: He always comes at 5.30!?!

Marie: No, but he comes much later, I don’t think he has learned too much about the time. He thinks that it is me who is not in time...

Rep: Perhaps we don’t have to ask Per if it is true...

Per: Yes, it is true, unfortunately, I try to be in time, but there is always something I have to finish. Well, perhaps at the age of 39 you feel the time differently, you have to synchronise in a way. (laughs)

The first owned album

Per: Oh, I haven’t thought about that! Mmm, Monkeys!

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