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Monday, December 6, 2010

After 10 Years, Roxette has a New Album!

Filed under: Popular Music — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:06


10 years ago, Roxette, the Swedish pop-rock sensation released Room Service, what many thought would be their last album ever. After launching a worldwide tour to promote the album and selling-out stadiums and arenas across the globe, leading lady Marie Fredriksson was diagnosed with a near-lethal brain tumor. She underwent months of chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and finally had to undergo open-cranial surgery to have the tumor excised. Roxette’s other member Per Gessle toured Europe for the next decade while Marie stayed largely out of the limelight.

Then, in 2007, Roxette released The Collection of Roxette Hits and recorded two new songs for the album. They also quietly began making plans to record a new album and made a few public appearances performing in such Swedish events as Night at the Proms. Well, after 10 years, Roxette has recorded a new album! Titled Charm School, the album will release on February 11th (US date yet to be announced) and consists of twelve songs in a style that’s best described as “updated classic Roxette”, from the initial power pop fireworks of “Way Out” to the bittersweet closer “Sitting On Top Of The World”. “Sitting On Top Of The World” is the first single and will release on January 10th.

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