Have a Nice Day [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jason Damas
In the five years between Roxette's last album, Crash! Boom! Bang! and this, their "comeback" album, pop music had changed considerably. Crash! Boom! Bang! failed, in part, because it was completely out of step with the times; in 1994 grunge, alternative, and rap ruled the charts, but Roxette always produced a relatively crisp and clean brand of pop
ock. In the five years since then, however, Brit-pop brought alternative rock back towards pop, electronica made dance music "cool" again, and bubblegum pop bands like the Spice Girls made unabashed pop fun again. Also, Per Gessle was fresh off from his very rock-oriented 1997 solo album. What ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Damas
In the five years between Roxette's last album, Crash! Boom! Bang! and this, their "comeback" album, pop music had changed considerably. Crash! Boom! Bang! failed, in part, because it was completely out of step with the times; in 1994 grunge, alternative, and rap ruled the charts, but Roxette always produced a relatively crisp and clean brand of pop
ock. In the five years since then, however, Brit-pop brought alternative rock back towards pop, electronica made dance music "cool" again, and bubblegum pop bands like the Spice Girls made unabashed pop fun again. Also, Per Gessle was fresh off from his very rock-oriented 1997 solo album. What resulted, then, was really rather ambitious. Have a Nice Day is an effort to encapsulate Roxette's trademark sound with Brit-pop and electronica, and, by gosh, it works. It's easily as good as any other Roxette album, save maybe only the stellar "Joyride," and it shows that artistically the band is still on top. There's a good deal of emphasis on dance music here, but instead of the indistinguishable dance-pop of the band's early days, the beats seem to be borrowed straight from Fatboy Slim records. That, mixed with Gessle's gritty guitars, makes for a good deal of uptempo rockers ("Crush on You," "7Twenty7," "Stars"). There are also some excellent pop songs, such as the single "Wish I Could Fly" and Gessle's unforgettable "You Can't Put Your Arms Around What's Already Gone," quite possibly the best song he's ever written. As is the case with any Roxette album, however, there are flaws, namely the presence of filler, mostly in the form of pace-destroying ballads. It's a small price to pay, however, for the return of one of the best mainstream pop bands in the past decade. [The album was reissued with bonus tracks in 2009.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 5099968712020
  • Catalog Number: 6871202
  • Sales rank: 54,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crush on You (3:35)
  2. 2 Wish I Could Fly (4:40)
  3. 3 You Can't Put Your Arms Around What's Already Gone (3:30)
  4. 4 Waiting for the Rain (3:37)
  5. 5 Anyone (4:31)
  6. 6 It Will Take a Long Long Time (4:03)
  7. 7 7Twenty7 (3:53)
  8. 8 I Was So Lucky (4:17)
  9. 9 Stars (3:56)
  10. 10 Salvation (4:38)
  11. 11 Pay the Price (3:48)
  12. 12 Cooper (4:17)
  13. 13 Staring At the Ground (2:58)
  14. 14 Beautiful Things (3:49)
  15. 15 It Hurts (3:52)
  16. 16 Myth (4:25)
  17. 17 Makin' Love to You (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roxette Primary Artist
Jorn Christensen Electric Guitar
Marie Fredriksson Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Per Gessle Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, wah wah guitar, Soloist
Jonas Isacsson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Clarence Ofwerman Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Hand Clapping, Mellotron, Tubular Bells, wah wah guitar, Mini Moog, Vox Jaguar
M.P. Persson Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Soloist, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Christer Jansson Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Maracas, Tambourine, Tom-Tom, Hand Clapping, finger cymbals
Jonas Knutsson Soprano Saxophone
Peter Lindgard Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Micke Andersson Acoustic Guitar
Anders Evaldsson Trombone
Sven Andersson Tenor Saxophone
Jens Lindgard Trombone
Staffan Astner Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, E-bow
S.N.Y.K.O. Strings, String Quartet
Mikael Bolyos Keyboards
Karla Collantes Children's Chorus
Malin Gille Children's Chorus
Cecilia Grothén Children's Chorus
Michael Ilbert Synthesizer, Tambourine
Christoffer Lundquist Bass Guitar, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Zither, Hand Clapping, Snare Drums, 6-string bass
Paulina Nilsson Children's Chorus
Jackie Öfwerman Children's Chorus
Darina Rönn-Brolin Children's Chorus
Hasse Dyvik Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Magnus Blom Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Roxette Art Direction
Marie Fredriksson Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Per Gessle Arranger, Composer, Programming, Lyricist, Producer, Demo Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Clarence Ofwerman Arranger, Programming, Producer
Staffan Ofwerman Direction
M.P. Persson Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Demo Engineer
Mats Holmquist Direction
Mikael Bolyos Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Demo Engineer
Michael Ilbert Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Karl-Magnus Art Direction
Pär Wickholm Artwork
Charlie Storm Programming
Lennart Haglund Engineer
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