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Look Sharp! New Roxette Compilation in Stores Today

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As previously noted on Twitter, we’re doing something a bit different with the new catalogue releases this week: rather than do a big New Release Round-Up post, we’re going to do smaller posts highlighting them through the day. Why? Simple: a lot of these releases, taken on their own, are small but of enough interest to not get swept under the rug of a mega-post as such. Plus, there aren’t really a whole heck of a lot of major reissues out this week anyway.

We begin with a new compilation from Roxette, the Swedish pop duo who dominated the airwaves in the late ’80s and early ’90s with an assortment of shimmering dance-pop hits. Their four U.S. chart-toppers, “The Look,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” are still radio and club staples. (“Listen to Your Heart” enjoyed a new lease on life in 2005, when Belgian club act D.H.T. took their version of it to Billboard‘s Top 10.) Though the set is certainly heavy on those hits from the first five years or so, there are two tracks included from the group’s latest album, this year’s Charm School (which is receiving a digital release in the U.S. alongside this compilation).

The full track list and an Amazon link is after the jump!

Greatest Hits (Capitol/EMI 50999 082598 2 0, 2011)

  1. The Look
  2. Dressed for Success (U.S. Single Mix)
  3. Listen to Your Heart (Swedish Single Edit)
  4. Dangerous
  5. It Must Have Been Love
  6. Joyride (Single Version)
  7. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
  8. Spending My Time
  9. Church of Your Heart
  10. Wish I Could Fly
  11. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
  12. No One Makes It on Her Own

Tracks 1-4 from Look Sharp! (EMI, 1988)
Track 5 from non-LP single (EMI, 1987) – later released on Pretty Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Capitol, 1990)
Tracks 6-9 from Joyride (EMI, 1991)
Track 10 from Have a Nice Day (EMI, 1999)
Tracks 11-12 from Charm School (EMI, 2011)

Written by Mike Duquette

July 26, 2011 at 10:10

Posted in Compilations, News, Roxette

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  1. I saw yesterday that this was a thing and got super excited.

    Your old roommate


    July 26, 2011 at 11:04

    • Steve, my friend, with many of the sets we cover, I often think how well they’d fit into your record collection!

      Mike Duquette

      July 26, 2011 at 11:06

  2. So… should I buy this Greatest Hits compilation or… Don’t Bore Us – Get to the Chorus (1995)… or The Ballad Hits and The Pop Hits (2002/2003)… or A Collection of Roxette Hits (2006)… Guess they’ll end up in the Greater Hits feature! 🙂


    July 30, 2011 at 09:31

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