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Roxette / Joyride 30th anniversary reissue

4LP vinyl box • 3CD set • Coloured vinyl

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A 30th anniversary edition of Roxette‘s 1991 album Joyride will be reissued in November. The album was an enormous success around the world in part thanks to the strong title track which reached number one virtually everywhere including America, where it was Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle’s fourth and final chart-topping single.

Joyride was the group’s third album and went on to sell 11m copies world wide. ‘Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)’ was a strong follow-up single and three further 45s reached the top 30 in most territories.

The album is ‘fully serviced’ for the reissue and is offered as a single vinyl LP (now in a gatefold sleeve) available as a smart ‘marbled’ orange vinyl (as well as black) and three-CD and 4LP vinyl box set.

The 4LP vinyl box set edition of Roxette’s Joyride (click image to enlarge)

The three-CD and 4LP editions offer plenty of demos, alternates and rare material. The former has 35 bonus tracks including 12 previously unreleased songs, among them the first recording of ‘Hotblooded’, initially slated as the album’s opening track until ‘Joyride’ superseded it. The multi-disc Joyride sets also offers a chance to hear two previously unreleased demos of songs originally released by Per’s former group Gyllene Tider, who in 1984 tried to break the international market with the album ‘Heartland Café’.

Per Gessle explains: “In the autumn of 1989 I was going through all kinds of possible material for the new Roxette album. ‘Run Run Run’ and ‘Another Place, Another Time’ from the Heartland Café album felt like quite strong contenders, so we did new and more ‘Roxified’ demo versions of them. ‘Run Run Run’ was a favourite of mine – I thought it had potential to go a long way”. However neither track made it on to the album. “Even though we were travelling the world constantly doing promotion for Look Sharp! as well as ‘It Must Have Been Love’, I managed to find time to write lots of new songs. Most of them were customised for Marie to sing, and in the end we preferred those,” Per says. 

The 4LP vinyl box adds 38 additional tracks. But three of those (‘I Remember You’, ‘Soul Deep’ and ‘Church of Your Heart’) are actually CD album tracks that were left off the original vinyl, due to running time restrictions. This was the era of ‘long’ albums on CD and Joyride ran to 55 minutes.

Other unearthed demos from 1990 are ‘Small Talk’, ‘Church Of Your Heart’, ‘Physical Fascination’, ‘Things Will Never Be The Same’, ‘I Remember You’ and ‘Spending My Time’ B-side ‘The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye’ (the studio version is also included).

Joyride will be reissued on 26 November 2021.

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Tracklisting

Joyride Roxette / 3CD edition

    • CD 1
      1. Joyride
      2. Hotblooded
      3. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
      4. Knockin’ On Every Door
      5. Spending My Time
      6. I Remember You
      7. Watercolours In The Rain
      8. The Big L.
      9. Soul Deep
      10. (Do You Get) Excited?
      11. Church Of Your Heart
      12. Small Talk
      13. Physical Fascination
      14. Things Will Never Be The Same
      15. Perfect Day
      16. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
      17. Joyride (US Single version, Brain Malouf mix)
      18. Fading Like A Flower (US Single version, Humberto Gatica mix)*
      19. Soul deep (Tom Lord-Alge mix)
      20. Church Of Your Heart (US adult contemporary mix)*
      *previously unreleased
    • CD 2
      1. Joyride (T&A Demo – May 23, 1990)
      2. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Jan 23, 1990)*
      3. Fading like a flower (T&A Demo – Aug 31, 1990)
      4. Knockin’ on every door (T&A Demo – Aug 15, 1989)
      5. Spending my time (T&A Demo – May 24, 1990)
      6. I Remember You (T&A Demo – Apr 1, 1990)
      7. Watercolours In The Rain (T&A Demo – Jan 24, 1990)
      8. The Big L. (T&A Demo – Apr 1, 1990)
      9. (Do You Get) Excited? (T&A Demo – Aug 19, 1989)
      10. Small Talk (T&A Demo – Aug 30, 1990)*
      11. Church Of Your Heart (T&A Demo – Jan 8, 1990) *
      12. Physical Fascination (T&A Demo – Jan 3, 1990)*
      13. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Jun 17, 1989)
      14. Perfect Day (T&A Demo – Aug 23, 1990)
      *previously unreleased
    • CD 3
      1. Sweet Thing (T&A Demo – Oct 28, 1990)*
      2. Seduce Me (T&A Demo – Aug 22, 1990)
      3. Run Run Run (T&A Demo – Jan 10, 1990)*
      4. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Sep 17, 1989)*
      5. Love Spins (T&A Demo – Jan 3, 1990)
      6. Come Back (Before You Leave) (T&A Demo – Apr 8, 1990)
      7. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (T&A Demo – Mar 16, 1990)*
      8. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990)
      9. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990)
      10. Another Place, Another Time (T&A Demo – Jan 11, 1990)*
      11. I Remember You (T&A Demo – Mar 15, 1990)*
      12. Queen Of Rain (T&A Demo – Jan 2, 1990
      13. The Big L. (T&A Demo – Mar 29, 1990)
      14. Joyrider (T&A Demo – May 22, 1990)
      15. Hotblooded (Live Sydney Dec 1991)
      16. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) (Live Sydney Dec 1991)
      *previously unreleased

Tracklisting

Joyride Roxette / Orange marbled vinyl

    • Side A
      1. Joyride
      2. Hotblooded
      3. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
      4. Knockin’ On Every Door
      5. Spending My Time
      6. Watercolours In The Rain
    • Side B
      1. The Big L.
      2. (Do You Get) Excited?
      3. Small Talk
      4. Physical Fascination
      5. Things Will Never Be The Same
      6. Perfect Day

Tracklisting

Joyride Roxette / 4LP vinyl box

    • Side A
      1. Joyride
      2. Hotblooded
      3. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)
      4. Knockin’ On Every Door
      5. Spending My Time
      6. Watercolours In The Rain
    • Side B
      1. The Big L.
      2. (Do You Get) Excited?
      3. Small Talk
      4. Physical Fascination
      5. Things Will Never Be The Same
      6. Perfect Day
    • Side C
      1. Soul Deep
      2. I Remember You
      3. Church Of Your Heart
      4. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
      5. Fading Like A Flower (US single version, Humberto Gatica mix)*
      *previously unreleased
    • Side D
      1. Joyride (Us single version, Brain Malouf mix)
      2. Soul deep (Tom Lord-Alge mix)
      3. Church Of Your Heart (US adult contemporary mix)*
      4. Hotblooded (Live Sydney Dec 1991)
      5. Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) (Live Sydney Dec 1991)
      *previously unreleased
    • Side E
      1. Joyride (T&A Demo – May 23, 1990)
      2. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Jan 23, 1990)*
      3. Fading like a flower (T&A Demo – Aug 31, 1990)
      4. Knockin’ on every door (T&A Demo – Aug 15, 1989)
      5. Spending my time (T&A Demo – May 24, 1990)
      6. I remember you (T&A Demo – Apr 1, 1990)
      7. Watercolours in the rain (T&A Demo – Jan 24, 1990)
      *previously unreleased
    • Side F
      1. The Big L. (T&A Demo – Apr 1, 1990)
      2. (Do You Get) Excited? (T&A Demo – Aug 19, 1989)
      3. Small Talk (T&A Demo – aug 30, 1990)*
      4. Church Of Your Heart (T&A Demo – Jan 8, 1990) *
      5. Physical Fascination (T&A Demo – Jan 3, 1990)*
      6. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Jun 17, 1989)
      7. Perfect Day (T&A Demo – Aug 23, 1990)
      *previously unreleased
    • Side G
      1. Sweet Thing (T&A Demo – Oct 28, 1990)*
      2. Seduce Me (T&A Demo – Aug 22, 1990)
      3. Run Run Run (T&A Demo – Jan 10, 1990)*
      4. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Sep 17, 1989)*
      5. Love Spins (T&A Demo – Jan 3, 1990)
      6. Come Back (Before You Leave) (T&A Demo – Apr 8, 1990)
      7. The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (T&A Demo – Mar 16, 1990)*
      *previously unreleased
    • Side H
      1. Hotblooded (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990)
      2. Things Will Never Be The Same (T&A Demo – Dec 13, 1990)
      3. Another Place, Another Time (T&A Demo – Jan 11, 1990)*
      4. I Remember You (T&A Demo – Mar 15, 1990)*
      5. Queen Of Rain (T&A Demo – Jan 2, 1990
      6. The Big L. (T&A Demo – Mar 29, 1990)
      7. Joyrider (T&A Demo – May 22, 1990)
      *previously unreleased

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