Joyride

Joyride

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by Roxette
     
 

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The beauty of Roxette is that the duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson can do practically anything in terms of Top 40 music. From the quiet desperation of "Spending My Time" to the chanting carnival of "Joyride" to the folky "Church of Your Heart," they bring a worldliness to their lyrics and melodies that most pop A-listers don't even haveSee more details below

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The beauty of Roxette is that the duo of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson can do practically anything in terms of Top 40 music. From the quiet desperation of "Spending My Time" to the chanting carnival of "Joyride" to the folky "Church of Your Heart," they bring a worldliness to their lyrics and melodies that most pop A-listers don't even have the imagination to dream of. This, the follow-up to their breakthrough disc, Look Sharp!, sees through on what that collection hinted at, meaning most of the songs sound like they were designed to be hit singles, not just filler between two or three good cuts. "The Big L," "Soul Deep," and "Hotblooded" all follow in the successful vein Gessle and Fredriksson mined with "The Look," while "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)," an insistent rock ballad, and the accordion-driven "Perfect Day" take things down a notch. The low-key "Watercolours in the Rain" and the whining "(Do You Get) Excited?" are the only cuts that keep the album from being a total success. For the most part, though, this is two pop artists at the top of their game.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2008
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0077779604821
catalogNumber:
796048

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roxette   Primary Artist
Pelle Alsing   Drums,Hi Hat
Marie Fredriksson   Vocals
Per Gessle   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Human Whistle
Anders Herrlin   Electric Bass
Jonas Isacsson   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Henrik Janson   Conductor
Mia Lindgren   Background Vocals
Jalle Lorensson   Harmonica
Clarence Ofwerman   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Barrel Organ
Staffan Ofwerman   Background Vocals
Kjell Ohman   Accordion
Mats Persson   Percussion
Dave Edwards   Narrator
Anne-Lie Rydé   Background Vocals
Marianne Flynner   Background Vocals
Uno Forsberg   Trumpet
Tomas Sjögren   Trumpet
Mikael Renliden   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Anders Herrlin   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Henrik Janson   String Arrangements
Clarence Ofwerman   Programming,Producer
Alar Suurna   Engineer
Kristen Barry   Composer

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