Really Roxette

It's a documentary filmed in 1995. It's rather old, but a must-see for every Roxette fan! You can view it here, in 5 parts: Part 1/5 Part 2/5 Part 3/5 Part 4/5 Part 5/5

"Där du andas" - Lyrics

Där du andas Spöken och spel tvivel och tvång Månen går upp den ser vad du vill Lyser i natt och strålarna följer mig de hör mig viska att Där du andas där du älskar där vill jag leva min stund på jorden Där vi sjunger ska alla himmelens änglar få lust till samma sång Ljudet av oss klingar så rent blir till en bild av kärlekens väg och hoppet och tro att ingenting är försent att hjärta ska få ro Där du andas där du älskar där vill jag leva min stund på jorden Där vi sjunger ska alla himmelens änglar få lust till samma sång på samma gång i samma sång Där du andas där du älskar där vill jag leva min stund på jorden Där vi sjunger Samma längtan samma drömmar samma månen samma toner som samma röst i samma sång Where you breath Ghosts and games Doubts and coercion Moon goes up It sees what you want It shines in the night And beams are chasing me They hear that I whisper that Where you breath Where you love Where I want to live My moment on Earth Where we sing All heaven's angels will be content With the same song Sound of us That sounds so clear Becomes a image of love's way And hope and faith That nothing is too late That heart will find its rest Where you breath Where you love Where I want to live My moment on Earth Where we sing All heaven's angels will be content With the same song At the same time In the same song Where you breath Where you love Where I want to live My moment on Earth Where we sing The same longing The same dreams The same Moon The same tones Like te same voice In the same song
Source: Little Marie News

A new music program on SVT featuring Per Gessle as guest

According to Expressen's sources here are three of the artists included in the series: Lykke Li, Per Gessle and Maia Hirasawa.

This autumn, there will be portrayed Sweden's twelve most important artists in a new music series on SVT.

Among other Per Gessle and Maia Hirasawa are included in the series which is currently being recorded.

"What we have is really our greatest artists, and it is very, very fun", says project manager Christa Törn Linde.

Program series is still in the recording stage, and everything is still very secret. But clearly is that viewers of the series may face twelve Swedish artists, in a separate half-hour program.

A portrait series

"We want to do a portrait series of tributes to Sweden's twelve most important artists. They are the ones that affect the Swedish market and our music industry. It's been a lot of foreign artists, but only one such thing that Robyn is committed to Madonna, shows how important American music is", says Christa Törn Linde, the project manager.

Music Office disappears

The series should be named "They call us an artist" and made by the gang behind the "Music Office", which disappears from the table.

It should be just one music program on SVT, and this is it", says Törn Linde.

Just as in "Music Office", Magnus Brony is the programme director.
Magnus Bronya is Sweden's best music journalist and you can not make a music programme without him.

Who are the twelve artists we are talking about?

"I can not say anything about right now. The program is still recording. But we are trying to cover several genres, and has the full impact of the new generation that will become giants of the giants that already exist."

But according to Expressen's sources, here are three of the artists: giant Per Gessle and newcomers Maia Hirasawa and Lykke Li.

Marie Fredriksson about singing the lead motive for the new "Arn"-movie

Marie Fredriksson will be singing the lead motiv song for the upcoming "Arn" movie: "Riket vid vägens slut" (the land at the end of the road).
The single "Där du andas" (where you are breathing) was written by no other than Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt. Now you can listen to "Där du andas" exclusively on!

For songwriter Anders Glenmark the idea for "Där du andas" came after reading the books about Arn.
Arn was banned for 20 years and had to serve as temple knight in the Holy Land. And just as long a time was spent by his Cecilia in a monastery. During all this time they never lost faith or love for one another. This is what the song and the lyrics got inspiration from, Glenmark says in a press release.

And very popular singer Marie Fredriksson - known from Roxette - jumped at the opportunity at once.
I liked it when Anders and Niklas played it for the first time, so it was an easy choise to say yes to recording it. And or course fun to be part of a Swedish monumental movie in this fashion, Fredriksson says in a press release.
World premiere for "Arn - Riket vid vägens slut" will be in Skara August 14, and in the rest of the country on August 22.

Listen to "Där du andas" via the music player at the right side under the ad on

Source: Little Marie News, Expressen

Marie sings title song for Swedish movie

Marie Fredriksson will be singing the title song for the upcoming sequel to last year's "Arn" movie. The song, "Där du andas (There You Breathe)," is written by Niklas Strömstedt and Anders Glenmark. Marie was asked to record the song and she says "It was an easy choice to say yes."

"Arn – Tempelriddaren (Arn – The Knight Templar)" is a 2007 epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the fictional Swedish Knight Templar Arn Magnusson. The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, "Arn – Riket vid vägens slut (Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End)," will be released August 22 , 2008. While the films are mostly in Swedish and most of the production was made in Sweden, they are a joint production between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Germany. With a total budget of around $30 million, it's the most expensive production in Scandinavian film history.

This song, as well as several others inspired by Arn, will be released on the album "Alla himlens änglar (All the Angels of Heaven)" on August 27. Anders Glenmark is the producer.

Other singers include Sonja Aldén, Uno Svenningsson, Helena Paparizou, Tommy Körberg and Fred Johansson. Composers include Anders Glenmark, Niklas Strömstedt, Mauro Scocco, Uno Svenningsson, Tomas Andersson Wij, Patrik Isaksson, Bobby Ljunggren and Eva Dahlgren.

Source: Daily Roxette

Short news

*** The top of the most played songs by Swedish composers outside of Sweden 2007 has Listen To Your Heart as its #1. Another Roxette song made it to the top: It Must Have Been Love on the seventh position. Both of them are written by Per Gessle.

More details here.

*** Swedish heavy metal band Opeth have released their newest album "Watershed," featuring a cover of Marie Fredriksson's song "Den ständiga resan". You can listen to it on youtube.

Source: The Daily Roxette

Marie sends a message to all the fans!


We just received the following message from Marie Fredriksson:

Tack till alla som skänkt mig tankar, ord och gåvor i samband med min 50-årsdag. Jag blir så varm och tacksam och glad över att ni finns. Tack också för allt stöd de senaste åren - nu ser jag med tillförsikt framåt!

Soliga hälsningar från Marie

And in English:

Thanks to everybody who has given me thoughts, words and gifts in connection with my 50th birthday. I am happy and greatful for all of you. I would also like to thank you for your support over the last years - I am looking forward to the future with great excitement.

Sunny regards, Marie

Notes from Per!


Notes from Per:

1. "Elvis in Deutschland" was recorded about a year after the "Elvis in Germany" demo. I did it because I wasn't quite satisfied with the chorus of "EiG"!!! "EiD" has a totally different chorus (and different chorus lyrics) and is a ballad, sorta… but I went back to "EiG." A wise decision, if you ask me.
2. A different version of the "Every Day Outside My Window" lyrics was given to Marie a few years later and became her ballad "Every Day."
3. Same thing with "Beautiful Things, Terrible Things," which turned into her "Beautiful Things."
4. …and of course we're talking remastering here, I always felt that the original [album] sounds a bit too hard, we'll try to fix it now.
5. "Detective Jones" also exists with different lyrics, then called "Young", and was recorded by Staffan Öfwerman in the 1800s.
6. "June Afternoon" ended up on Rox's "Don't bore us" album but was meant for "TWATG" from the beginning. Micke Syd plays the drums and is brilliant. One of my best songs ever.
7. "Makin' Love to You" was written for "TWATG" too.
8. There's a demo for "Reporter" called "Writer." It's not on this album because it sounds almost exactly the same as the end result… besides the title of course.
9. The rest of the tracks were apparently also recorded as demos (it seems, I've forgotten most things) but they sound too much the same as the final album to be included. Why this snobism you wonder? Well, I want this demo album to be fun to hear for all the hardcore fans out there. As little as possible should be recognized…

Now the pizza is here! /P

Source: Daily Roxette

Biography Marie !



Name: Gun-Marie Fredriksson Bolyos
Date of birth: May 30, 1958
Place of birth: Össjö
Starsign: Gemini
Family: Mikael Bolyos (husband), Inez Josefin (daughter), Oscar Mikael (son), Gösta (father, deceased in 1981), Inez (mother, deceased in 1998), Anna-Lisa (sister, deceased in 1966), Ulla-Britt (sister), Tina (sister), Sven-Arne (brother)
Home: Villa in Djursholm, Stockholm and a summerhouse in Haverdal, Halland
Bands: Renat, Strul, MaMas Barn, Marie Fredriksson Band, Spännande Ostar, Roxette

Swedish (solo) Grammy nominations:

“Female pop/rock artist of the year 1987″ (Efter stormen)
“Female pop/rock artist of the year 1992″ (Den ständiga resan)
“Songwriter of the year 1992″ (Den ständiga resan)
“Female pop/rock artist of the year 1996″ (I en tid som vår)

Swedish (solo) Grammy Awards:

“Female pop/rock artist of the year 1988″ (Den flygande holländaren)
“Artist of the year 1992″ (Den ständiga resan)
Marie Fredriksson was born in a very small village called Össjö as the youngest of five siblings. The children of the family were raised to look out for themselves and each other. When Marie was young, her siblings would take care of her while their parents worked on their farm. In 1962, the family sold the farm and moved to Östra Ljungby. Her mother then got a job at a factory a few miles away from the family home and her father became a postman, delivering mail to the surrounding areas. Since there was no day-care center in the village, he often took Marie with him to work and during these trips he would sing to her to encourage her musical interest.

Marie celebrated on a luxury restaurant!

Marie Fredriksson family - her husband Mikael Bolyos and the children Josefine, 15, and Oskar, 11.

Marie Fredriksson has reached the age of 50 years. She celebrated with family and friends on a luxury restaurant in London.
It feels great, says the pop star.

Late last night, Marie Fredriksson, family and close friends like Per Gessle and Eva Dahlgren went on the celebrity restaurant Cipriani in exclusive Mayfair in London.
They reserved the best table at the Italian restaurant for Marie Fredriksson who arrived with her husband Mikael Bolyos and the children Josefine, 15, and Oskar, 11.
Expressen was there with flowers.
Marie Fredriksson laughed when Expressen joked and asked how it feels to be 20 years old.
Thank you, it was very nicely said. It feels great.

Celebrity restaurant

There will be a banquet after for Fredriksson who took a break from painting and songwriter. Cipriani is one of London's most famous restaurant. Among the regulars are David and Victoria Beckham, supermodel Kate Moss and the British Royal Family.
Marie Fredriksson loves Italian food.
This should be exciting. I have never been here before, said Marie Fredriksson.

Secret gift

On her wishing list were fine summer weather and less suffering in the world. She had many congratulations call throughout the Friday from her family.
The husband, musician Mikael Bolyos, gave her a "special gift" to his wife.
But it is private, said Bolyos and smiled.
Marie Fredriksson is included in the autumn of a tour package called "Stjärnklart" ("Star Power") with artists like Måns Zelmerlöw and Lisa Nilsson.

A Robert Wood article

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