Tourism (Roxette album)

Tourism is the fourth album by Roxette. It is a compilation on the next live pieces and older material and new songs are included. The album also bears the subtitle Songs From Studios, Stages, Hotel Rooms & Other Strange Places. The plate was published in the August 28, 1992 at EMI. Tourism reached number one in Germany and Switzerland, the first single from How Do You Do! managed in the German speaking countries respectively in second place.

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The album contains four live recordings, namely the songs "The Look ", " It Must Have Been Love ", "Things Will Never be the Same " and " Joyride ". While " It Must Have Been Love " in front of the greatest hits album Do not Bore Us, Get to the Chorus! was not published on a Roxette album, the other three on the albums Look Sharp released! and Joyride.

Another three songs were also published earlier: " So Far Away" was included on their debut album Pearls of Passion in 1986, " Come Back (Before You Leave ) " was originally the B- side of " Joyride " single, while " Silver Blue " originally appeared as a demo version on the B - side of the single " the Look ". " Here Comes the Weekend", the eleventh song on the album, including improvisation. The song was recorded in a hotel room, with a Samsonite suitcase was used instead of a drum set.


Tourism had in U.S. charts with little success - it reached only place 117 on the Billboard 200 album chart, where there still about 273,000 copies were sold. Elsewhere, it was much more successful, particularly in Europe, where it has four -week period was the best selling album in September 1992. If published, it immediately rose to number two on the British charts, held over 17 weeks on the list, and finally received in September 1992 Gold status by the BPI for over 100,000 copies sold. It also increased in Sweden in the first place of the charts worldwide and reached much higher chart positions. Although his success not approach it reached to the previous album, itself Tourism sold more than six million copies worldwide.

Bryan Buss of Allmusic wrote, there were very few filler pieces included on the album, it offers a good introduction to Roxette's work. The rating was three stars out of five.

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