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Rarities (Roxette album)

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Released  10 February 1995
Artist  Roxette
Label  EMI Music Sweden
Length  53:10
Release date  10 February 1995
Genres  Pop music, Pop rock
Rarities (Roxette album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen555Rox
Producer  Clarence Öfwerman Per Gessle Marie Fredriksson
Rarities (1995)  Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! (1995)
Similar  Roxette albums, Pop music albums

Rarities is a compilation album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released from 10 February 1995 by EMI exclusively in Southeast Asia and South America. The record is composed of previously released b-sides, demos, single mixes and remixes, as well as several songs from the duo's 1993 performance for MTV Unplugged.

Contents

Album information

The album was issued exclusively in Latin America and Southeast Asia, with its release in those territories timed to coincide with dates of the band's "Crash! Boom! Bang! Tour". "Vulnerable" concomitantly served as both lead single from Rarities, as well as the fifth and final single from previous studio album Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994). The record includes four previously released remixes, including two single mixes: "Fingertips '93" – originally from 1992's Tourism – and Chris Lord-Alge's US Single Remix of "Dressed for Success". In addition to these, a remix of "Fireworks" created by British alternative rock band Jesus Jones was also included, along with an "Electric Dance Remix" of "Spending My Time" by MC King Carli and Dr Renault (pseudonyms used by regular Roxette producer Clarence Öfwerman and engineer Anders Herrlin). These had all been previously released on their respective singles.

Rarities also contains two previous released b-sides: "The Voice" appeared as the b-side to their 1988 single "Dressed for Success", while "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" was released as the b-side to their November 1991 single "Spending My Time". Earlier that year, in April, the song had been released as the lead single from Thomas Anders' (of Modern Talking fame) second solo album, Whispers. The song also appeared on the 1993 album Over My Heart, by American pop chanteuse Laura Branigan. The album's sole previously unreleased track was a demo version of their 1993 single "Almost Unreal". Another demo, of the non-album track "One Is Such a Lonely Number", had previously appeared as the b-side to "The Big L." in 1991. The album also includes three recordings – "Joyride", "The Look" and "Dangerous" – from the band's 9 January 1993 performance at the Stockholm Circus for MTV Unplugged. The rest of their MTV Unplugged set remained unreleased until a DVD of their entire performance was included in The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06 box set.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Per Gessle; all music composed by Gessle, except "Spending My Time" by Gessle and Mats MP Persson.

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a remixer.
  • Personnel

    Credits adapted from the liner notes of Rarities.

    Musicians

  • Marie Fredriksson — lead vocals, tambourine (track 4), production (tracks 4–6)
  • Per Gessle — lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, programming, mixing, production (tracks 4–6, 9), compiling
  • Per "Pelle" Alsing — drums, percussion
  • Vicki Benckert — backing vocals (tracks 4–6)
  • Christer Jansson — drums (track 10)
  • Anders Herrlin — acoustic bass, bass guitar, engineering, programming, remixing
  • Jonas Isacsson — acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jarl "Jalle" Lorensson — harmonica (track 10)
  • Clarence Öfwerman — grand piano, keyboards, programming, production, mixing, remixing
  • Staffan Öfwerman — backing vocals and percussion (tracks 4–6)
  • Mats "MP" Persson — acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, programming, engineering
  • Per "Pelle" Sirén — electric guitars (track 10)
  • Alar Suurna — percussion (track 10), engineering, mixing
  • Nicolas "Nicki" Wallin — drums (track 10)
  • Technical

  • Chris Lord-Alge — remixing (track 3)
  • Mike Edwards — remixing (track 10)
  • Songs

    1Vulnerable (single version)4:29
    2Fingertips '933:44
    3Dressed for Success (Look Sharp! US mix)4:54

    References

    Rarities (Roxette album) Wikipedia


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