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Tourism /1992/
Songs from studios, stages, hotelrooms & other strange places
Album natočené během "Join The Joyride Tour 1991 - 1992" obsahuje kromě klasických studiových nahrávek natočených ve studiích nejrůznějších světových velkoměst i dva songy natočené v improvizovaných podmínkách hotelových pokojů, jednu skladbu natočenou v nočním klubu v Sao Paulu a čtyři live songy nahrané během různých koncertů v rámci turné. V létě 1992 vyšel pilotní singl alba "How Do You Do!", který se brzy stal velkým hitem ve většině evropských zemí. V témže roce následovalo vydání druhého singlu, pohádkové balady "Queen Of Rain". Jako poslední singl z alba vyšla v roce 1993 pohodovka "Fingertips ´93".
01 How Do You Do! /1992/ (Studio: Halmstad & Stockholm)
02 Fingertips ´93 /1993/ (Studio: Rio de Janeiro)
03 The Look (Live: Sydney)
04 The Heart Shaped Sea (Studio: Los Angeles)
05 The Rain (Studio: Stockholm)
06 Keep Me Waiting (Studio: Stockholm)
07 It Must Have Been Love (Live: Santiago / Studio: Los Angeles)
08 Cinnamon Street (Studio: Stockholm & Copenhagen)
09 Never Is A Long Time (Nightclub: Sao Paulo)
10 Silver Blue (Studio: Stockholm)
11 Here Comes The Weekend (Hotelroom: Buenos Aires)
12 So Far Away (Hotelroom: Buenos Aires)
13 Come Back (Before You Leave) (Studio: Stockholm)
14 Things Will Never Be The Same (Live: Zürich)
15 Joyride (Live: Sydney)
16 Queen Of Rain /1992/ (Studio: Stockholm)

How Do You Do! /1992/
CDM

01 How Do You Do!
02 Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) [live]
03 Knockin´ On Every Door (BomKrash 12" remix)
04 How Do You Do! (BomKrash 12" remix)

Pilotní singl z alba "Tourism" se stal velkým letním hitem na evropském kontinentě a dodnes patří k nejhranějším klasikám od Roxette na evropských rádiích. "How Do You Do!" byla Perovým pokusem zaplnit místo mezi sladkými popovými klasikami jako "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" od Ohio Express a "Simon Says" od 1910 Fruitgum Company. "No, aspoň jsem to zkusil." říká.
Řekli o ní...

Per: Povedený groove.
Marie: Hmmm...
Per: První singl z alba "Tourism", které jsme natočili během "Join The Joyride Tour 1991 - 1992". Do té doby byly prodejnosti našich desek téměř směšné. 8 milionů "Look Sharp!", 9 milionů "Pretty Woman", 10 milionů "Joyride". Dřív nebo později to muselo spadnout. Hlavní myšlenkou desky "Tourism" bylo nahrát pár nových skladeb, kdekoliv, kde šlo pronajmout studio, a tvůrčím způsobem zužitkovat energii, která se v nás vždycky během turné nastřádá.
Marie: V létě 1992 jsme se vrátili s koncertní šňůrou zpátky do Evropy a potřebovali jsme singl. Myslím, že je to jeden z našich nejslabších.
Per: Mně se líbí. V té písničce je nakoncentrováno obrovské množství nejrůznějších nápadů. Je těžké hrát ji živě, tak jsme ji vypustili z repertoáru. Fanoušci ale začali vyrábět transparenty "Proč nehrajete *How Do You Do!* ?", tak jsme jim vyhověli, ale jenom proto, že je v ní zmínka o Tiny Timovi...

Queen Of Rain /1992/
CDM

01 Queen Of Rain
02 It Must Have Been Love (live)
03 Paint (live)
04 Pearls Of Passion

7" singl

Side A: Queen Of Rain
Side B: It Must Have Been Love (live)

Druhý singl z alba "Tourism", pohádková balada původně napsaná pro album "Joyride", které měla uzavírat. Na poslední chvíli ji nahradila "Perfect Day". Místo toho se "Queen Of Rain" stala jedním z pilířů desky "Tourism". Patří k oblíbeným Perovým skladbám. "Má úroveň." říká Per a trochu se přitom červená.

Fingertips ´93 /1993/
CDM

01 Fingertips ´93
02 Dressed For Success (live)
03 Hotblooded (live)
04 The Voice

7" singl

Side A: Fingertips ´93
Side B: Dressed For Success (live)

Třetí singl z alba "Tourism", pohodová kytarová skladba evokující volné letní odpoledne v přírodě u vody s milovaným člověkem vedle sebe. K natáčení videa si Roxette poprvé přizvali slavného švédského režiséra Jonase Akerlunda - rychlý střih, hravé barevné efekty... no prostě dobře odvedená práce.



HOW DO YOU DO!
Words & music by Per Gessle

I see you comb your hair and gimme that grin
It´s making me spin now, spinnin´within
Before I melt like snow, I say Hello - How do you do!
I love the way you undress now, baby begin
Do your caress, honey, my heart´s in a mess
I love your blue-eyed voice, like Tiny Tim shines thru, how do you do!

Well, here we are crackin´jokes in the corner of our mouths
And I feel like I´m laughing in a dream
If I was young I could wait outside your school
Cos your face is like the cover of a magazine

How do you do, do you do, the things that you do
No one I know could ever keep up with you
How do you do! Did it ever make sense to you
To say Bye Bye Bye?

I see you in that chair with perfect skin
Well, how have you been, babe, livin´in sin?
Hey, I gotta know, did you say Hello - How do you do?

Well, here we are spending time in the louder part of town
And it feels like everything´s surreal
When I get old I will wait outside your house
Cos your hands have got the power meant to heal

How do you do...



FINGERTIPS ´93
Words & music by Per Gessle

You´re sliding down a dream, o yea
Where nights are born in blue, that´s the truth
You´re swimming in a stream, o yea
Fish are jumping too, next to you

Suddenly you notice someone´s at the door
You could swear you´ve been through this all before

Then she runs her fingertips through your hair
Your life has just begun
Her fingers, they are everywhere
You´re floating light like air, leaving the ground
And she shines on just like the sun

You´re gazing at the sky, o my
The stars are out tonight, shining bright
You´re waving to a cload, bye-bye
You´re drowning in the smile of his eyes

Suddenly you feel there´s no time for a deal
Though a voice tells you it´s for real

And she runs her fingertips through your hair
And life has just begun
Her fingers, there and everywhere
You´re floating light like air, leaving the ground
She-she shines on just like the sun

It´s just a sunny afternoon
Somebody´s singing songs of love, child
You love a lazy afternoon once in a while



THE HEART SHAPED SEA
Words & music by Per Gessle

Babe it´s time to tell me that it´s over
Tell me that it´s over, it´s plain to see
And this time we won´t be starting over
No crying on your shoulder into the heart shaped sea
Oh you´ve been a-running from our door
And you´ve been enchanted by the gracious voice of love

Babe it´s time to look me in the eyes
Time to say goodbye, it´s clear to me
And this time I won´t let you down
You can turn around, I´ll set you free
Oh you´ve been a-sailing from our shore
And you´ve been enchanted by someone from afar

Babe it´s time to gather all the harvest
To pray before the winter and sail the heart shaped sea
Oh you´ve been a-running from my love
And you´ve been enchanted by the powers up above



THE RAIN
Words & music by Per Gessle

I was raised the northern way
And my father had a northern name
I did my crying out in the pouring rain
And a season turned into another one
I found a heart bright like the morning sun
He touched my lips, so softly, with his fingertips

But I kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time
I kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time

And some things in life won´t ever change
There´s a smell of a rusty chain
And of love disappearing like an aeroplane

I´ve kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time
I´ve kept the rain falling down on me all the time, all the time, all of the time



KEEP ME WAITING
Words & music by Per Gessle

I hit the coast with the faith of a preacherman
I saw a ghost with a face like a madman
I had this dream I was sleeping at the Royal Ball
I hit the streets, hey watch me in the monitor!
I saw a clone who looked just like a senator
I checked the clock, I felt that it was time to go go go

Then came you
Why did you keep me waiting so long?
Why did you keep me waiting so long?
Why did you keep me waiting so long?

I was a spy, I was captured by the enemies
I made a million selling secret fantasies
I saw my love wasted in a pale grey zone
I was the quake shaking every monument
I had to fi-find out what all the money meant
I checked the sun, I knew that it was time to go go go

Then came you...



CINNAMON STREET
Words & music by Per Gessle

Growing up on a Cinnamon Street
Everywhere you look there are lots of people to meet
It´s seven o´clock, the breakfast treat
Now the schoolbus is here, hurry up and grab a seat
All the dreams are tiny ones
Another week has just begun on Cinnamon Street

There was a girl on Cinnamon Street
The same age as me, we shared the curiosity
I won her heart cos I could play guitar
She promised me heaven at once and later all the stars
But it all remained the same
Cos things can never change on Cinnamon Street

I can hear my heartbeat the very first time we made love
Life was a lazy rest in the sun
Later we went dancing, staying up all night long
playing all our favourite songs, Cinnamon songs:
Oh oh na na na na na

I say goodbye to Cinnamon Street
Springtime is here and the air is so dry and sweet
I walk in a cloud, the smell of cinnamon bread
It´s in my blood since the day I was born ´til I wake up... dead
And the sun is smiling gently
A funny shade of red, Cinnamon Street

I still feel my heartbeat the very first time we made love
Life was a lazy day in the sun
Later we went dancing, hanging out all night long
Singing all our favourite songs, Cinnamon songs:
Oh oh na na na na na na



NEVER IS A LONG TIME
Words & music by Per Gessle

You build it up and tear it down
There´s no reason to follow you
You left the song without a sound
You left the story I made for you
Softly angels bow and cry
In the stillness of the night

Never is a long time - goodbbye
No answers for the asking
It´s a long time - goodbye
No mercy for the aching
It´s a long time -oh I see no light on the forsaken
Never is a long time - goodbye
Let´s spend the night when this dream has come to an end

Sometimes you lough, sometimes you cry
And yes, I´ve cried over you
You´ve left me blind in paradise
You´ve left me hungering for the touch of you
Snow white angels run and hide
In the blackness of the night

Never is a long time...



SILVER BLUE
Words & music by Per Gessle

I got to get a message through
I don´t know where we´re going
I wrap my arms around your naked shoulders
Take cover for the night
I see you in the morning rain
Oh step inside and lay beside me
Tender can you close my eyes and blind me
Oh give me just a smile...

Before I fade to silver, Silver Blue for you
Before I fade to silver, Silver Blue for you

I´ve turned into The Broken One
Who lost the inspiration
I want to give you all my love
Like water to a blood red rose
The Passion - I can´t deal with her
The Pain - well, I can do without him
And this is like the milky way
An ocean that only grows and grows

And babe I fade to silver, Silver Blue for you
I turn and fade to silver, Silver Blue for you

I wrap my arms around your naked shoulders
Take cover for the night



HERE COMES THE WEEKEND
Words & music by Per Gessle

Every shape of every word you say
That breaks the silence of an ordinary day
Every look that seems to mystify
Every single smile that spins me to the sky
It makes me wanna run
It makes me wanna hide
Cos you´re the only one
That makes me come alive
It´s getting closer now
And darker by the hour

It only goes to show that
Here it comes, here comes the weekend
And I´m on my own again
With a Saturday in the rain
Here it comes, here comes the weekend
The fine line from pleasure to pain
Is making me cry
When will I see you again?

Every breath, every vision you make
Every chance in love you love to take
Every move that seems to alter my world
Every dream I´ve had about this boy and this girl
It makes me wanna run
It makes me wanna hide
Cos you´re the only one
That makes my love alive
And time is running fast
Into a new goodbye

It only goes to show that
Here it comes, here comes the weekend
Another walk down that lonely lane
Another Sunday that feels the same
Here it comes, here comes the weekend
The fine line from pleasure to pain
Is making me cry
When will I see you again?



COME BACK (BEFORE YOU LEAVE)
Words & music by Per Gessle

Never looked back on a love affair
I never spent minutes on history
It made me sad, it made me so sad
And in no time no time at all
A change has begun ant the name is You
I feel strange, you´ve made my life strange
Cos baby when you get close to me
I say there´s a certain chemistry

Come back before you leave
I haven´t got room for a broken heart
Come back before you leave
You shouldn´t go at all, you shouldn´t go at all

So many years and so many nights
I still can recall oh the way that you move
When you dance, do you want to dance?
We´ve had our habits and attitudes
You make me remember the power
When everything´s right, please stay the night
Cos baby when you get close to me
There´s something about you I really need

Come back before you leave...

Babe, come back before you leave
I´ll be the air for you when you breathe
I´ll be the rising sun
Close the door, let´s make love
All God´s angels sing above
Into the rising sun



QUEEN OF RAIN
Words by Per Gessle & music by Per Gessle / M. P. Persson

In that big big house
There are fifty doors
And one of them leads to your heart
In the time of spring
I passed your gate
And tried to make a start
All I knew was the scent of sea and dew
But I´ve been in love before, how about you?

There´s a time for the good in life
A time to kill the pain in life
Dream about the sun you queen of rain

In that big old house
There are fifty beds
And one of them leads to your soul
It´s a bed of fear
A bed of threats
Regrets and sheets so cold
All I knew your eyes so velvet blue
I´ve been in love before, how about you?

There´s a time for the good in life...

It´s time to place your bets in life
I´ve played the loser´s game of life
Dream about the sun you queen of rain

Time went by
As I wrote your name in the sky
Fly fly away, bye bye

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