Our dear Marie turns 49 today. Mf.net wants to wish her all the very best and a fantastic birthday!
Mikael Bolyos revealed the tracklist of his coming “A Family Affair” album to The Daily Roxette today. The CD, which will be released on June 14, includes a couple of surprises:
1. Merry Go Round
2. On & On & On
3. Me & My Guitar
4. When the Lord is About to Come (duet with Mats Ronander)
5. In the Corner of Your Eye (sung by Marie Fredriksson)
7. Tell It to My Heart (sung by Marie Fredriksson)
8. You Are On My Mind (sung by Mats Ronander)
9. What Am I Supposed to Do
10. Outro (sung by Marie Fredriksson)
11. Hometown (sung by Marie Fredriksson)
Update May 25: Courtesy of Mikael we are able to stream yet another song from his coming album: “Me & My Guitar”. Enjoy!! (Editor’s note: where has Mikael been all this time??) Update May 28: New pictures of Marie and Mikael can be found in Pelle Piano’s website. Click on “Sista 28” – you’ll see the pictures at the bottom!
Links: Me & My Guitar | Pelle Piano’s Studiobild
Updated Mikael revealed in an interview with TDR/MF.net last year that he was planning to release his first album in April, on his birthday, and it looks like his dream is now about to come true. The first single, “When the Lord is about to come,” will be released on April 6. The album will be released mid May, “I’m so happy I managed to finish my album on time!” Mikael tells Mariefredriksson.net.
The song is a duet with Mats Ronander, whom you might know as ex-guitarist of ABBA and support act to Per Gessle’s Mazarin tour 2003 or playing the harmonica on some of Marie Fredriksson’s albums. Mats is a blues guy and the ex-hubby of Sanne Salomonsen.
More information about the album will come soon.
Update April 5
Courtesy of Mikael Bolyos, you can now listen to the single one day before the single release following the link below. Mikael revealed that indeed, Marie is singing in the album, which will be available in the usual online music stores such as CDON, Ginza and iTunes.
Links: Mikael Bolyos & Mats Ronander – When The Lord Is About To Come
The Daily Roxette / Marie Fredriksson Online has interviewed Mikael Bolyos about his music and life with Marie. Follow the link below to read it!
Links: Interview with Mikael Bolyos
Roxette have released a new Greatest Hits and a box to celebrate their 20th anniversary. They have also recorded two new songs for the ocasion: “One Wish” and “Reveal”.
So far, Roxette has made two performances. The first one was last week for “Världens Barn” on Swedish TV4, where they performed “One Wish”.
Yesterday, they performed at the gala to celebrate the magazine Bravo’s 50th Anniversary. They performed “The Look”.
Below you’ll find some links to see the performances as well as some recent pictures of Marie.
“One Wish” @ “Världens Barn” (14-10-2006)
“The Look” @ Bravo Gala (21-10-2006)
Pictures October 2006
Swedish artist Pugh Rogefeldt gave a concert in Tantogården in Stockholm yesterday night and counted with a special guest: Marie Fredriksson, who joined him on stage to sing “Här kommer natten” and “Guldgruva” during the encore. Marie was announced as Sweden’s own Aretha Franklin and the audience welcomed her with standing ovations.
Pugh is one of Marie’s favourite artists and she covered three of his songs in her latest album “Min bäste vän,” including the two she performed with him yesterday.
Sandyam contributed to this article.
Links: Svd.se | Pugh.nu
A new 1-track promo single for radio only has been released to promote Marie’s last album “Min bäste vän”.
The song was originally recorded in Swedish by Marie Bergman and the Swedish lyrics are written by Ola Magnell. “I owned the record by Kate and Anna McGarrigle and I was blown away by the way they sang it,” Marie says.
You can see a picture of the cover on The Daily Roxette. Thanks to Thomas!
Links: TDR Article and picture
Micke Bolyos has agreed on having some wallpapers of Marie on Maryjane.se, which have been done by the website’s webmaster Pelle Piano. You can download them following the links below.
In the Eye of the Stage I
In the Eye of the Stage II
Luis, a Spanish Roxette fan, has translated the album lyrics into Spanish. You can find them on a special website he created for this purpose following the link below.
Links: Lyrics in Spanish
Thomas Evensson and I have reviewed Marie’s new album “Min bäste vän”. You can read the review on The Daily Roxette (link below).
Links: The Daily Roxette – “Min bäste vän” review