Demos & Other Fun Stuff! Vol. 1
The thing about demos...
What about them?
A demo is a basic recording of a song, used for the presentation of an idea to band members, producers, record companies or music publishers. It’s never intended to be officially released.
But then again, it might.
Ladies and gentlemen – welcome to the vault.
An introduction to the archives
With more than 900 songs registered at the Swedish music creators’ rights organization, STIM, Per Gessle certainly is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation.
We hope you’ll enjoy this massive collection of demos, and to top things off – Per Gessle and Sven Lindström will take you behind the scenes with some exclusive track by track commentary. Press play below to get started!
Demos & Other Fun Stuff?
What it's all about
The ‘Demos & Other Fun Stuff’ part of this collection consists mostly of songs that didn’t make it to the Roxette albums. Some were recorded by other artists and some just stayed in the vault. But I’ve always had an eye on them, and found reasons to return and rediscover some of the unreleased material. Over the years I’ve gone back to songs that for some reason never made it to an album, and sometimes I’ve re-recorded and re-re-recorded them to check out new ways of doing them.
- Per Gessle
'Being With You'
Sometimes a song comes to life when you just do it on an acoustic guitar or just on the piano and let the melody shine and that’s what I try to do with this version.
Per about ‘Being With You’
'Walk On, Lonely Eyes'
I love this chorus and I always felt it was a little bit sad that we didn’t do it with Roxette because this is very much written for Marie to sing, the lyrics and everything.
Per about ‘Walk On, Lonely Eyes’
Thoughts on the first volume from the archives
This is a pretty interesting start! Some of my favourites-that-never-made-it are included in this first volume. ”Loud Clothes” could have become a great Rox-track if we would’ve spent a little more time recording it properly instead of discussing the cappuccinos. And ”What’s She Like?” is one my best. I think. Yes! It is.
- Per Gessle