Pearls of Passion is the debut studio album by Swedishpop duo Roxette. It was originally released on cassette and vinyl on 31 October 1986 in Scandinavia and Canada. 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.
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. "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. As of 2001, the album has sold 800,000 copies worldwide.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. 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.