Pearls of Passion

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Pearls of Passion
Studio album by Roxette
Released 31 October 1986
Recorded EMI Studios, Stockholm, 1986
Genre Pop, rock
Label EMI
Producer Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette chronology
Pearls of Passion
(1986)
Dance Passion
(1987)
Singles from Pearls of Passion
  1. "Neverending Love"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Goodbye to You"
    Released: 1986
  3. "Soul Deep"
    Released: 1987
  4. "I Call Your Name"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Pearls of Passion is Roxette's debut album, released on 31 October 1986. It was re-released internationally on CD on 31 October 1997 with some previously unreleased or single-only bonus tracks. It was re-mastered and re-released again in 2009. The album was originally only released in Scandinavia and Canada.[2]

Album information[edit]

The album peaked at #2 on the Swedish albums chart[3] but apart from Canada and Scandinavia it failed to get released outside Sweden. However, Roxette went on to record and release their follow-up, Look Sharp!.

"Neverending Love", "Goodbye to You", "Soul Deep" and "I Call Your Name" were released as singles. "It Must Have Been Love" was later used [with the reference to Christmas changed to a neutral winter reference ("It's a hard Christmas Day" was replaced with "It's a hard winter's day")] in the movie Pretty Woman. "Soul Deep" reappeared on their album Joyride in 1991 and "So Far Away" was recorded again for Tourism in 1992.

The album was followed by a compilation of remixes of the same songs, titled Dance Passion.

Track listings[edit]

Original CD release

All songs written and composed by Per Gessle, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Soul Deep"   3:41
2. "Secrets That She Keeps"   3:48
3. "Goodbye to You"   4:03
4. "I Call Your Name"   3:39
5. "Surrender"   4:23
6. "Voices" (Music: Marie Fredriksson & Per Andersson) 4:46
7. "Neverending Love"   3:30
8. "Call of the Wild"   4:32
9. "Joy of a Toy" (Music: Mats Persson (musician) & Gessle) 3:09
10. "From One Heart to Another"   4:11
11. "Like Lovers Do"   3:25
12. "So Far Away" (Lyrics: Per Gessle & Hasse Huss) 5:17
Total length:
48:27

Singles[edit]

  • "Neverending Love":
    1. "Neverending Love"
    2. "Neverending Love" (Love Mix)
  • "Goodbye to You":
    1. "Goodbye to You"
    2. "So Far Away"
  • "Soul Deep":
    1. "Soul Deep" (7" remix)
    2. "Pearls of Passion"
  • "I Call Your Name":
    1. "I Call Your Name" (7" remix)
    2. "Surrender"

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced and arranged by Clarence Öfwerman.
  • Engineered by Alar Suurna
  • All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music, except:
"From One Heart to Another": Sweden Music AB,
"Voices" and "Turn to Me": Shock the Music/Jimmy Fun Music
"Soul Deep": Happy Accident Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damas, Jason. "Pearls of Passion - Roxette". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ "The Look for Roxette discography". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Swedish charts archive". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 

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