Title - 'A Collection of Roxette Hits: 20 Greatest Songs'
Artist - Roxette
Sweden seemed to be a very quiet country once! Then, and once in a while a lot of noise came out of it that eventually faded away years later but left a permanent emotional mark. In the 70's, they gave us ABBA, in the mid-'90s they gave us Europe, and in the late 90's, well, Roxette was a worldwide sensation! Comprising of two members; the voice Marie Fredriksson (vocals) and the mind Per Gessle (songwriter, guitarist, sometimes vocals), together this pair produced a string of chartbreaking hits on both sides of the Atlantic, and instant classics. All the wonderful songs are included in this must-have compilation: the major US number one hit singles 'It Must Have Been Love' (from the Pretty Woman soundtrack), 'The Look' (their first big break in North America), and 'Listen To Your Heart' (a beautiful chart topping ballad). The album also includes the power ballads 'Spending My Time,' and 'Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave),' whilst avoiding such tracks as 'Vulnerable' (featuring Per Gessle on lead vocals) and 'Almost Unreal' (from the box office flop Super Mario Bros). In fact, in 20 years they've sold 45 million albums and 25 million singles, including four number ones. A Collection of Roxette Hits may well overlook their 1986 debut 'Pearls of Passion' and 1997's 'Baladas en Español' in favor of their biggest international triumphs, but isn't that just what the title suggests it's gonna do?!