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Have a Nice Day XL

  • Barry Mieny
Have a Nice Day XL

This album was quite a departure five years after Roxette’s previous studio album. It was still Roxette, but the large gap between albums meant this was a radical change instead of a gradual one. It gave us many demos, outtakes, and remixes, meaning this one came together much more quickly than anticipated.

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Crash! Boom! Bang! XL

  • Barry Mieny with Martin Odendaal
Crash! Boom! Bang! XL

We’ve reached the halfway mark — for the studio albums — and this one’s very relevant today since Crash! Boom! Bang! is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary on this very day! According to rumours, the thirtieth-anniversary edition of the album won’t be out until later this year, so maybe this can serve as a bit of inspiration.

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Tourism XL

  • Barry Mieny
Tourism XL

Tourism: the album whose thirtieth-anniversary edition sparked this series of posts for me. The preceding two albums received substantial tracklists and physical releases, while Per sadly neglected this one. Since I can imagine a grand tracklist as I want, let’s see where it ends up.

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Joyride XL

  • Barry Mieny with Thomas Evensson
Joyride XL

So far, Joyride has had the most comprehensive tracklist and packaging of the deluxe editions released. Despite the era-inappropriate photos and non-matching fonts used in that packaging, I can at least try to assemble an even more comprehensive tracklist.

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Look Sharp! XL

  • Barry Mieny
Look Sharp! XL

A lot of my work has already been done for this since Look Sharp! got a thirtieth-anniversary edition on CD, LP+CD and a monstrous digital release that was amended quite a few times. The big oversight was not including any remixes, and the demo running order could use some tweaking.

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Pearls of Passion XL

  • Barry Mieny
Pearls of Passion XL

I don’t know why Pearls of Passion wasn’t given the thirtieth-anniversary edition treatment that Look Sharp!, Joyride and Tourism got, but I’m going to make a wild guess that it was because Roxette had just wrapped up the Neverending Tour and Per needed to take a bit of a breather.

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Roxette XL

  • Barry Mieny

1986–2026. Forty years. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not long, but as an anniversary it’s a big one. With that in mind, how should Roxette’s fortieth anniversary be celebrated? I’ve been giving it some thought over the past few weeks and I have some ideas.

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