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Tourism (Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places) Import, Best of, Live
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|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|
2009 remastered pressing. Includes three bonus tracks.
Top Customer Reviews
Some travelling songs, some love songs, but civilized; not at all like Coutenay Love "Celebrity Skin"
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 ›
This is, by far, Roxette's best overall effort. Its spontaneity, energy and enthusiasm are prevalent in almost every one of the 16 tracks here. With the exception of older songs such as "Silver Blue" - the original B-side to the 1989 single "The Look" - and material recorded for but not included on the Joyride album - "Come Back (Before You Leave)" and "Queen of Rain" - these songs keep the momentum high. From the pure simplicity of "Fingertips" and "Here Comes the Weekend" to the acoustic remake of "So Far Away," a song originally included on the 1986 Pearls of Passion album, what you get is a true sense of growth and a tight set of bandmembers who are obviously having fun. Gessle pumps, and Fredriksson glides. Other winners here include "Cinnamon Street," "The Heart-Shaped Sea," "Never Is a Long Time" and "The Rain.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The Swedish pop-rock duo Roxette released this document of their 1991 world tour in 1992. It consists of a combination of live and studio tracks recorded at different locations... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2009 by Peter Malmberg
Do you like Roxette? If you do you will like this cd. It is that simple. If you aren't sure about it let me tell you that if you like 80's and early 90's style music from Europe... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by joule
When I got my first CD player, this was the first CD I picked out, because it had "Silver Blue", a song I loved on their first home video but never got on CD until this. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002
This is a CD I surely regret purchasing. The only song I ever liked by them is "It Must Have Been Love", but I LOVE that song, so it would have been worth it just to... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2000 by F. Maggiore III
A non-ordinary Roxette album that contains all of the ordinary plus a lot of other things. Great songs like "Here Comes The Weekend", "Cinammon Street" and... Read morePublished on Dec 9 1999
It's a good album, send you the feeling of a tour, when you listen that you can imagine Per and Marie singing in an hotel room, fantastic. Read morePublished on July 28 1999