|1. How Do You Do!|
|3. The Look|
|4. The Heart Shaped Sea|
|5. The Rain|
|6. Keep Me Waiting|
|7. It Must Have Been Love|
|8. Cinnamon Street|
|9. Never Is A Long Time|
|10. Silver Blue|
|11. Here Comes The Weekend|
|12. So Far Away|
|13. Come Back (Before You Leave)|
|14. Things Will Never Be The Same|
|16. Queen Of Rain|
I have always admired the way Roxette keeps making great music for us devoted fans because they want to do it and it's really a shame that radio stations are oblivious to the fact that Roxette is one of the best music groups in the world and that some people would rather hear their music instead of the same formulated, programmed dispenser crap we hear today on the radio.
P.S. Last year, I phoned our local radio station and "weaseled" some information out of one of the DJ's. I told him that Roxette has a new album out (this was when "Room Service" was released) and asked him why the radio station wasn't playing any new songs off of it (or any Roxette songs, for that matter.) He replied that the album wasn't charting so that's why they weren't playing any new songs off of the album. I thought that was a bunch of bull and retorted back with, "Well, of course the album isn't going to chart if you're not going to play it!"
I couldn't do justice to this masterpiece without providing a small review of each song. So, here we go:
1. How Do You Do!: A traditional Roxette tune. Upbeat, and very lighthearted.
2. Fingertips: This is the first departure. Accoustic guitars dominate this mid-tempo song, one of Per's best.
3. The Look: Recorded live in Australia, this is arguably the best version yet of Roxette's first megahit. The audience plays a big role in the second half of the song. Amazing.
4. The Heart Shaped Sea: A beautiful ballad about letting go of the one you love. The subtle, understated music track works very well on this one.
5. The Rain: A very moody, instrospective song. Great to listen to on a rainy day.
6. Keep Me Waiting: A more traditionl Roxette rocker, but grittier and harder-hitting than anything in "Look Sharp!" or "Joyride". The lyrics are wonderfully bizarre, as only Per could write them.
7. It Must Have Been Love: The quintessential Roxette song, this particular version is probably the only low point in the album. A country-style remake that works as a novelty item, nothing more.
8. Cinnamon Street: Don't let the sugary title fool you. This another example of the edgier Roxette.Read more ›