With more than 80 million records sold, three Australian #1 singles and numerous Top 40 hits, Roxette are Sweden’s biggest music export after ABBA. Hitting the big time with Australian and U.S. #1 single The Look, taken from their second album Look Sharp!, singer Marie Fredriksson and songwriter Per Gessle found themselves rapidly going from local Swedish heroes to global chart-toppers in the spring of 1989.

Said Per Gessle: “It was a mind-blowing sound – exactly the kind of updated turbo-pop I had been looking for. The future looked so bright we had to wear shades.”

Boxette, a 4-DVD collection of five live shows, spanning from 1988 to 2001, brings Roxette’s stage dynamic back. It covers concert footage from the two tours following the release of Look Sharp! in 1988 and 1989, as well as material from later world tours: Live-Ism (Sydney, 1991) and Crash! Boom! Live! (Johannesburg, 1995). Finally, there is a live concert recorded on the final leg of the band’s Room Service tour (November, 2001); which was streamed back in the day, but has now been remastered and released for the first time on DVD. Boxette also features a booklet complete with unique pictures and interviews with former band members.

Look Sharp! featured two U.S. #1 singles, The Look and Listen To Your Heart, along with the high-charting singles Dangerous (an Australian #2) and Dressed For Success (#14 in Australia). Lavishly packaged in a classic LP-sized box with the original album on 180g vinyl, a 21-track CD with Gessle’s demos and rarities, as well as Gessle’s 45-minute “home movie” DVD, the Look Sharp! 30th Anniversary Edition takes fans behind the scenes and into the studio. A richly illustrated booklet, featuring track by track interviews with Gessle, Fredriksson, Clarence Ofwerman, Anders Herrlin, Mats “MP” Persson and Alar Suurna offers insight and memories from the recordings, and is the icing on the sharp-looking cake.

Boxette and Look Sharp! 30th Anniversary Edition will be released in a limited edition on October 5 and are available to pre-order now. There will also be two related Look Sharp! products released simultaneously with the box set; the original LP in limited edition red vinyl and a 2-CD package in digi-sleeve with the original album and the Look Sharp! demos.

Boxette track listing:

Roxette Sweden Live (1989) / Look Sharp Live (1989)
Roxette Live-Ism (1992)
Crash! Boom! Bang! Live! – The Johannesburg Concert (1996)
Roxette Live I Globen 2001

Look Sharp! 30th Anniversary Edition track listing:

LP (original album):

Side 1
1. The Look
2. Dressed For Success
3. Sleeping Single
4. Paint
5. Dance Away
6. Cry

Side 2
1. Chances
2. Dangerous
3. Half A Woman, Half A Shadow
4. View From A Hill
5. Shadow Of A Doubt
6. Listen To Your Heart

Look Sharp! The Demos CD:

1. The Look (T&A Demo – Mar 30, 1988)
2. Dressed For Success (T&A Demo – May 20, 1987)
3. Dressed For Success (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
4. Sleeping Single (T&A Demo – May 22, 1987)
5. Sleeping Single (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
6. Paint (T&A Demo -April 28, 1988)
7. Dance Away (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988) ***
8. Cry (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988)
9. Chances (T&A Demo – Nov 24, 1987)
10. Dangerous (acoustic version) (T&A Demo – Feb 25, 1987) ***
11. Dangerous (EMI Demo – Sep 26+30, 1987) ***
12. View From A Hill (T&A Demo – Nov 17, 1987)
13. (I Could Never) Give You Up (T&A Demo – Dec 18, 1987)
14. Shadow Of A Doubt (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988)
15. Listen To Your Heart (T&A Demo – May 9, 1988)
16. From Head To Toe (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
17. Never Is A Long Time (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
18. (I Could Never) Give You Up (Bonus-track Look Sharp! CD)
19. The Voice (B-side Dressed For Success-single)
20. One Is Such A Lonely Number (B-side The Big L-single)
21. Don’t Believe In Accidents (B-side Run To You-single)

*** Previously unreleased

The Making of Look Sharp! DVD

Look Sharp! LP (original album):

Side 1

1. The Look
2. Dressed For Success
3. Sleeping Single
4. Paint
5. Dance Away
6. Cry

Side 2

1. Chances
2. Dangerous
3. Half A Woman, Half A Shadow
4. View From A Hill
5. Shadow Of A Doubt
6. Listen To Your Heart

Look Sharp! CD:

CD1: The Look (Original album)

1. The Look
2. Dressed For Success
3. Sleeping Single
4. Paint
5. Dance Away
6. Cry
7. Chances
8. Dangerous
9. Half A Woman, Half A Shadow
10. View From A Hill
11. (I Could Never) Give You Up
12. Shadow Of A Doubt
13. Listen To Your Heart

CD2: Look Sharp! The Demos

1. The Look (T&A Demo – Mar 30, 1988)
2. Dressed For Success (T&A Demo – May 20, 1987)
3. Dressed For Success (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
4. Sleeping Single (T&A Demo – May 22, 1987)
5. Sleeping Single (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
6. Paint (T&A Demo -April 28, 1988)
7. Dance Away (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988) ***
8. Cry (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988)
9. Chances (T&A Demo – Nov 24, 1987)
10. Dangerous (acoustic version) (T&A Demo – Feb 25, 1987) ***
11. Dangerous (EMI Demo – Sep 26+30, 1987) ***
12. View From A Hill (T&A Demo – Nov 17, 1987)
13. (I Could Never) Give You Up (T&A Demo – Dec 18, 1987)
14. Shadow Of A Doubt (T&A Demo – Feb 9, 1988)
15. Listen To Your Heart (T&A Demo – May 9, 1988)
16. From Head To Toe (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
17. Never Is A Long Time (EMI Demo – May 26-30, 1987) ***
18. The Voice (B-side Dressed For Success-single
19. One Is Such A Lonely Number (B-side The Big L-single)
20. Don’t Believe In Accidents (B-side Run To You-single)

*** Previously unreleased

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