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Straight Arrow RS Archived from the original on 2 October The Kinks. Kinksize Session Kwyet Kinks Kinks-Size Kinkdom Greatest Hits! Book Category. The Kinks singles discography. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Misfits A deluxe edition was released in Spanish-speaking Album) and, in Arabian regionsthe naked babies on the cover were digitally removed, due to religious concerns. Gessle and Fredriksson separately recorded numerous demos for the album.
These demos incorporated LP elaborate level of production, using live instrumentation such as strings and brass instruments. The record features Fredriksson in a more prominent role than on any other Roxette album. She sings lead vocals on all but four of the album's tracks, and it also contains the first Roxette song to be written and composed solely by her: "Waiting for the Rain". The album's production style and aesthetic was inspired Album) some of Gessle's favourite childhood recording artists, namely Phil SpectorJohn Lennon and Keith West.
Four singles were released from the album. Conversely, " Anyone " performed poorly on record chartsmainly because of its controversial, Jonas Akerlund -directed music video, which was banned from airplay on MTV.
The record was released to generally positive reviews, with several publications commending Roxette for incorporating a more diverse set of musical styles — namely alternative rock and electronica — into their usual pop rock sound.
Although not as successful as previous studio albums, it performed well commercially. As ofit has sold over 2. The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in The album was recorded over an month period in various studios, with sessions beginning in Spain in late and concluding in Sweden in October He and Persson would then incorporate electric guitars, keyboards, programminglive drums and percussion into the mix.
Eventually, the quality of the demos progressed to the point where live strings were added. I even kept the original vocals, because I feel I'm at my best when I'm doing demos. Have a Nice Day features Fredriksson in a more prominent role — both vocally and compositionally — than on any other Roxette album.
Gessle sings lead vocals on four songs: the aforementioned two, as well as "7Twenty7" and "Cooper", and sings the bridges of another two songs: " Salvation " and "Pay the Price".
All other tracks are sung entirely by Fredriksson. The record also contains the first Roxette song to be written and composed solely by Fredriksson: "Waiting for the Rain". Alongside her husband, Mikael BolyosFredriksson recorded numerous demos for the album at her home studio in Djursholm. Like the demos created by Gessle, Fredriksson's recordings contained an elaborate level of production, incorporating live instrumentation such as piano, keyboards, drums, electronic organs and various brass instruments —namely tenor saxophonestrumpetsflugelhorns and trombones.
A slightly re-recorded version of another track, "Bad Moon", was later included on her English-language solo album The Change, I Wish I Could Fly - Blue (31) - Blue (Vinyl. Gessle's intention with the album was to create a modern-sounding, contemporary record that was inspired by the compositional style of his favourite childhood recording artists.
He described " Anyone " as a "big, old-fashioned ballad that is very much in the Phil Spector mode. I think it's great to be able to go back into pop history like that. Prior to the album's release, the duo signed a lucrative new recording contract with their longterm label EMI. Under this new agreement, Fredriksson and Gessle, through their newly formed Roxette Recordings sub-label, obtained full control to the copyrights of their entire back-catalog — both their solo work and their work as Roxette — with the duo licensing their discography for a limited time back to EMI Sweden.
Including Have a Nice Daythe deal would encompass three studio albums, with options for further albums afterwards. Roxette's Greatest Hits in the United States. Its artwork also differed from other versions of the record, showing a blue-coloured floor instead of the standard edition's pink one.
In Arabian territoriesthe naked babies on the cover were digitally removed, due to religious concerns. It was a sizable hit for the duo, becoming the most played song on European radio of Directed by long-time collaborator Jonas Akerlundthe controversial video ends with a distressed Fredriksson attempting to commit suicide, and was banned by MTV. The third single to be released from the album was "Stars". Its music video was directed by Anton Corbijnand Fredriksson described making it as a "hilarious experience"—it featured her singing the song's chorus to a raft of ducks.
The album received generally positive reviews upon release. Jason Damas of AllMusic commented on how the landscape of pop changed since the release of Crash! What resulted, then, was really rather ambitious: Have a Nice Day is an effort to encapsulate Roxette's trademark sound with Britpop and electronica and, by gosh, it works. It's easily as good as any other Roxette album — save maybe only the stellar Joyride — and it shows that, artistically, the band is still on top.
Snakes alive! What newfangled madness is this? He praised the singles and, in particular, the Fredriksson-composed tracks, describing "Waiting for the Rain" as the best song on the record. He also complimented "Beautiful Things", calling it "symphonic". A feature by Brendon Veevers of Renowned for Sound called the album underrated, and said that it "should have catapulted Roxette back to [their commercial] peak", and that it contains "some of the greatest ballads [in] the Roxette catalog".
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Blue, an Album by Blue. Released in on RSO (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Pop Rock, Power Pop, Soft Rock.4/5(1). Aug 06, · I wish I could fly Out in the blue Over this town Following you I'd fly over rooftops The great boulevards To try to find out Who you really are Who you really are I wish I could fly now Wish I. If you wish to make a complete 'Have A Nice Day' single disc collection, add the 'RoxBox' to your collection in addition to the era single releases, and tag on the following tracks: Happy Together (b-side of "Wish I Could Fly"), Better Off On Her Own (b-side of "Stars"), It Hurts ('Have A Nice Day' session outtake), /5(83). Jun 20, - Explore Tom Bois's board "Muzik Album Artwork" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Album, Album covers, Album art pins. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Blue on Discogs. Label: RSO - SO • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Soft Rock, Classic Rock/5(21). “Wish I Could Fly” is the 2nd song of Roxette’s 6th album “Have A Nice Day”. The song got to the #11 position in the UK singles chart and it quickly became the most played song in May 16, · Blue, an Album by Blue. Released in on RSO (catalog no. SO ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Pop Rock, Power Pop, Soft Rock. Featured peformers: Hugh Nicholson (guitar, keyboards, vocals, producer), Ian MacMillan (bass, harmonica, vocals, producer), Timi Donald (percussion, vocals, producer), Jerry Boys (engineer). B3 I Wish I Could Fly B4 Skye /5(14). Prior to the release of Low Budget, "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" was released as a single in early , backed with "Low Budget".Although the single failed to make an impact in Britain, it became a modest hit in America, reaching # Low Budget was then released on 10 July in America and on 7 September in Britain. The album proved to be a major success in the United States. Sep 11, · Before "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" had its subtitle or its synth overdubs, it was released as a 7-inch single and a inch disco single (short and long edits) under the name "Superman". To hear these versions, one must hunt the first pressings from the UK as . Excellent album full of catchy hooks and class balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfooned by no less than John Peel in his weekly column in balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfo't see the Big Star likeness,if anything Sutherland Brothers and Quiver ran in the same stretch of musical balnalatelesupprosivadisbere.coinfo copy of the album is almost worn out and unlike some more succesful acts Blue hasn't dated badly.
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