Rarities (Roxette album)

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Compilation album by Roxette
Released 17 February 1995
Genre Pop
Length 53:10
Label EMI
Producer Roxette & Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette chronology
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!

Rarities is a compilation album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on 17 February 1995 in Asia and South America.[1]

Album information[edit]

The album is composed of songs previously released only as singles. It was only supposed to be sold in South East Asia for three months as an extra promotion for the Crash! Boom! Bang! tour which took place in that part of the world at the time when the album was released.[2]

"Vulnerable", "Fingertips '93", "Dressed For Success", "Fireworks" and "Spending My Time" are remix versions previously only available on singles and not included on any Roxette album.[2]

"The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye", "The Voice" and "One Is Such a Lonely Number" were previously only available as bonus tracks on singles and not included on any Roxette album. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" had been originally recorded in April 1991 as a single by Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) and also appeared in 1993 on the album, Over My Heart by American pop chanteuse Laura Branigan.

"Joyride", "The Look", "Dangerous" (all from MTV Unplugged) and "Almost Unreal" (demo) were all released as extra songs on singles. These versions of the songs were previously not available on any Roxette album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Vulnerable" (single version) 4:30
2. "Fingertips '93" (new version) 3:42
3. "Dressed for Success" (Look Sharp! EE.UU. mix, remix por Chris Lord-Alge) 4:53
4. "Joyride" (MTV Unplugged version) 5:35
5. "The Look" (MTV Unplugged version) 5:11
6. "Dangerous" (MTV Unplugged version) 2:13
7. "The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye" (studio song; b-side of "Spending My Time" single) 4:49
8. "The Voice" (studio song; b-side of "Dressed for Success" single) 4:27
9. "Almost Unreal" (demo / feb 1993) 3:25
10. "Fireworks" (Jesus Jones remix version) 4:11
11. "Spending My Time" (electric dance remix version) 5:27
12. "One Is Such a Lonely Number" (demo / sep 1987, b-side of "The Big L" single) 2:33
Total length:


  • Words & music by Per Gessle.
  • Published by Jimmy Fun Music.
  • Produced by Clarence Öfwerman.
  • Engineers: Paulo Janqueiro, Alar Suurna & Anders Herrlin.
  • Mixed at EMI Studios, Stockholm, Sweden by Per Gessle, Anders Herrlin, Alar Suurna, Bizco Brisco & Clarence Öfwerman.


Chart (1995) Peak
Japanese Albums Chart 17[3]


  1. ^ "The Look for Roxette disography". Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Roxette discography". www.thelookforroxette.com. 
  3. ^ "Roxette's Oricon chart history". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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