Pearls of Passion

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Pearls of Passion
PearlsOfPassion.jpg
Studio album by Roxette
Released 31 October 1986
Recorded EMI Studios, Stockholm, 1986
Genre Pop
Length 48:27
Label EMI
Producer Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette chronology
Pearls of Passion
(1986)
Dance Passion
(1987)
Singles from Pearls of Passion
  1. "Neverending Love"
    Released: 8 July 1986
  2. "Goodbye to You"
    Released: 27 November 1986
  3. "Soul Deep"
    Released: 18 February 1987
  4. "I Call Your Name"
    Released: 20 January 1988

Pearls of Passion is the debut studio album by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was originally released on cassette and vinyl on 31 October 1986 in Scandinavia and Canada.[1] On 31 October 1997, the album was remastered and re-released on CD. This reissue contained several previously unreleased bonus tracks. It was re-mastered and re-released again in 2009.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was a commercial success in the duo's native country, peaking at number two on the Swedish Albums Chart, but failed to chart internationally.[2] "Neverending Love", "Goodbye to You", "Soul Deep" and "I Call Your Name" were released as singles, with the first three becoming top twenty hits in Sweden.[3] As of 2001, the album has sold 800,000 copies worldwide.[4] Dance Passion, a compilation EP containing seven remixed versions of tracks found on Pearls of Passion, was released in Sweden in 1987.

A non-album single, "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)", was released in December 1987, and was their second top five hit in Sweden.[3] The song was later re-recorded – 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") – and appeared on the soundtrack to the 1990 film Pretty Woman. Re-recorded versions of two songs from the album went on to feature on two later albums released by the band. CD versions of their 1991 album Joyride contained a version of "Soul Deep", while an acoustic version of "So Far Away" was included on their 1992 album Tourism.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music written by Per Gessle, except where noted.

Peals of Passion – Original release
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 by Marie Fredriksson and Per Andersson) 4:46
7. "Neverending Love" 3:30
8. "Call of the Wild" 4:32
9. "Joy of a Toy" (Music by Mats Persson and Gessle) 3:09
10. "From One Heart to Another" 4:11
11. "Like Lovers Do" 3:25
12. "So Far Away" (Lyrics by Gessle and Hasse Huss) 5:17
Total length: 48:27

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Roxette are Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson
  • Recorded at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Remastered by Alar Suurna at Polar Studio, Stockholm (1997 version)
  • All songs published by Jimmy Fun Music, except: "Soul Deep" by Happy Accident Music; "From One Heart to Another" by Sweden Music AB; "Voices" and "Turn to Me" by Shock the Music/Jimmy Fun Music

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Kjell Andersson – sleeve design
  • Carl Bengtsson – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Look for Roxette discography". Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jason Damas. "Pearls of Passion - Roxette | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – Pearls of Passion". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ Ninni O Schulman (15 April 2001). "Sagan om Roxette: På väg tillbaka - eller?" [Lord of Roxette: On the way back - or?]. Expressen (in Swedish). Bonnier AB. Archived from the original on 5 June 2001. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 

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