“Per Gessle” 25 years old

Today the album "Per Gessle" turns 25 years old! The album, which was at first supposed to be called "Syrenernas tid" ("Age of the Lilacs"), was released 25 years ago today, on April 8, 1983. Per tells us that he started recording this album right after "Puls" when the other four in Gyllene Tider were drafted for the army. I remember I didn't really get along with my high voice so I set all the songs in keys too low (to get a 'deeper' voice). This is/was a big mistake. Some songs, for example 'Syrenernas tid' would have been much better with some sharper vocals. Per isn't really happy with the sleeve either. It was shot at Tylösand and at the suite at the Hallandia Hotel in Halmstad. I never liked the sleeve, much too 'grown up' for a 24 year old… but maybe that happened to show a different side of me than the one in GT… The album generated one single; "Om du har lust" with the flip side "Överallt" and "Man varnade för halka." The single is quite hard to find. EMI even claimed it was never released. Some sources claim that the singer Anne-Lie Rydé loved "Segla på ett moln" so much that she "stole" it (convinced Per she could have it,) but that's not how it went down. Anne-Lie got it because it was a left-over. "Per Gessle" was released on CD in the box set "På väg" July 1 1992, this time with three bonus tracks. "Segla på ett moln," performed together with Marie Fredriksson, ended up on the album "Demos 1982-86." Source: Daily Roxette

Private messages

We have a new feature on the site. If you click a username (regardless of where it appears - in the online users list, in a forum message etc.) you will see the "Write a private message" option. It works like an internal mail, among users. Happy messaging!

Also, at your profile, in the "Contact" tab, you can fill in details about your email, messenger id etc.

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"The world according to Gessle" will be (re)released on the 14th of May

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TWATG will be (re)released on the 14th of May. You can already pre-order here:
https://www.bengans.se/popup/GESSLE_WORLD/popup_mall_int.asp
Fow now, it isn't known if it will be released outside Sweden as well.

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Source: roxroom.wz.cz

Fan meetings

As you already know, fans are meeting in Bucharest, the meetings taking place once per month. We talk, we laugh, we exchange interesting opinions and cds / materials with Roxette. There will also be a meeting at Cheia, on the 1st of May. Everyone's invited! We'll spread some free Roxette materials!

You ca find pictures from meetings at the Gallery section: www.roxette.ro/en/gallery/meetings

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Marie, at the premiere of "Shine a light", the documentary about Rolling Stones

Marie, together with her husbang Mickael, were present at the premiere of "Shine a light" (the documentary about the legendary rock band Rolling Stones). The event took place on the 2nd of April, in Stockholm. It is known that Marie is a fan of Rolling Stones, being present at their last concert.

You can find more pictures with Marie on www.mariefredriksson.se.

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Per and Marie buy a hotel from the Mediterranean

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According to Travelguide magazine from Stockholm, Per and Marie will invest in the famous Mediterranean hotel KERKYRA BEACH HOTEL.
The Hotel is 3 km away from Corfu and 100 m from the beach. It looks like the lawyers are already preparing the papers and the tranzaction will take place this weekend, followed by a short vacation. The hotel has a recording studio, a hobby of the last owner, which will be used by Per and Marie for future recordings. It looks like we'll have a new album very soon.

Source: Travelguide

New Gessle song featured in Swedish horror movie

you should know it by now but… movies are in my blood! there's a brand new track of mine included in the brand new excellent (trust me, i've seen it!!!) swedish movie LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN [Let Me In], based on the book of the same name. opening in the autumn but it has already won 2 heavy awards. my song is called KVAR I MIN BIL [Left in My Car] and is featured 3 times in the movie (including a short whistling version…). it was recorded during the en händig man-sessions and is a somewhat bluesy ditty with a great snappy guitar-hook. and it's under 3 minutes! cheers, p. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJuxX3uuW1g Sursa: Daily Roxette

Per discovers yet another demo for “The World” re-release!

Per writes for "The Daily Roxette": jeezus - no order in the bedroom! this morning i found a very early demo of "Wish you the best" called "Drum", which we just have to use on new TWATG-release!!! So… WYTB is left out in the cold… the album release is set for early May. that's the most recent whisper in the EMI corridors… P. Source: Daily Roxette

Marie's site opened its gates!

The new http://www.mariefredriksson.se, created by TransmitReceive (the webdesign company which manages Per's sites) is now open.
Updated, with a new look, you can find a forum, pictures from Marie's drawing catalogue and you can order Marie Fredriksson products from the webshop.
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Articles, Posters, Interviews!

Do you remember magazine like "Bravo", "Salut" or "Popcorn"? Here are some examples of pictures, articles or posters that made the fans very happy. We launched a gallery section at http://www.roxette.ro/gallery/scans. Those who have some more materials, and want to share them, please contact us! Thanks Ovidiu!
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