Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits

Don't Bore Us - Get to the Chorus! Roxette's Greatest Hits

by Roxette
     
 

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Berry Gordy, Jr. once said "Don't bore us -- get to the chorus," which basically sums up most of pop music. It doesn't, however, do credit to Roxette, who has crafted some of the best tunes of the '80s and '90s. This compilation exhibits what pop masters Per Gessle and

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Berry Gordy, Jr. once said "Don't bore us -- get to the chorus," which basically sums up most of pop music. It doesn't, however, do credit to Roxette, who has crafted some of the best tunes of the '80s and '90s. This compilation exhibits what pop masters Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson are. It sums up major hits ("It Must Have Been Love," "Joyride"), minor hits ("Church of Your Heart," "How Do You Do!"), hard-to-find cuts ("Almost Unreal" from the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack), and new material ("Stars," "Wish I Could Fly"). Every song is a gem. Whether it's aching ballads like "Crash! Boom! Bang!," A/C/pop like "Dressed For Success," or techno/dance like "Stars," the two never miss a beat in terms of production, vocals, or lyrics. You can see how much their skills sharpened as both they and pop music matured when you place "The Look" alongside "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" alongside "Wish I Could Fly." Even with the pop renaissance of the late '90s, no one picked up where Roxette left off. This is a comprehensive collection of great contemporary music from overlooked and underrated pros.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/1999
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724383546626
catalogNumber:
35466

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Performance Credits

Roxette   Primary Artist
Pelle Alsing   Drums,Hi Hat
Vicki Benckert   Background Vocals
Marie Fredriksson   Group Member
Per Gessle   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Kazoo,Tambourine,Vocals,Human Whistle,Group Member
Anders Herrlin   Synthesizer,Bass,Background Vocals
Jonas Isacsson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Henrik Janson   Talk Box
Jalle Lorensson   Harmonica
Clarence Ofwerman   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synclavier
Staffan Ofwerman   Percussion,Background Vocals
Janne Oldaeus   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mats Persson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Alar Suurna   Tambourine
Mats Holmquist   Conductor
Christer Jansson   Percussion,Drums,Hi Hat
Pelle Sirén   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Micke Andersson   Drums,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Desmond Child   Lyricist
Marie Fredriksson   Liner Notes
Per Gessle   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes
Anders Herrlin   Programming,Engineer
Clarence Ofwerman   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Mats Persson   Composer,Engineer
Alar Suurna   Engineer
Mats Holmquist   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Sven Lindström   Liner Notes
Michael Llbert   Producer,Engineer
Björn Norn   Engineer
Michael Ilbert   Producer,Engineer
Björn Norén   Engineer

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