On March 28th 1991 Swedish group Roxette released the follow up album to their breakthrough release of 1989, LOOK SHARP. They hoped that the new album would confirm their position as global music stars.
JOYRIDE more than fulfilled that hope with the title track proving a huge chart success giving them their fourth US Number 1 and album sales quickly surpassing 11 million. To celebrate the anniversary there will be special 4 album vinyl and a 3 CD box sets featuring the original release and many previously unreleased and rarer tracks. These look set to be released in the autumn.
For the band’s Per Gessle it will be a celebration tinged with sadness that Roxette’s iconic lead vocalist Marie Fredriksson is not there to celebrate with him, sadly she passed away at the age of 61 in December 2019. Per says:
“Marie’s superb vocals is one of the main reasons that Roxette and not least our biggest album ‘Joyride’ was such a huge success. Around this time, she was at the absolute top of her game, effortlessly creating lasting wonders with my songs. Beside the big hits, ‘Joyride’ also contains ‘Perfect Day’, ‘Hotblooded’, ‘(Do You Get) Excited?’ and not least ’Watercolours In The Rain’, a song that Marie had written wonderful music to, and I happened to have a fitting lyric in the drawer”
All the tracks from JOYRIDE and all their other big songs are playing on the radio station that celebrates Roxette all the time,