Charm School (Roxette album)

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Charm School
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Studio album by Roxette
Released 11 February 2011
Recorded May 2009 – September 2010
Studio
  • Tits & Ass Studio, Halmstad
  • The Aerosol Grey Machine, Vallarum
  • Atlantis Studio, Stockholm
Genre
Label
Producer
Roxette chronology
The Rox Box/Roxette 86–06
(2006)
Charm School
(2011)
Travelling
(2012)
Singles from Charm School
  1. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)"
    Released: 10 January 2011
  2. "Speak to Me"
    Released: 18 April 2011
  3. "Way Out"
    Released: 10 June 2011

Charm School is the eighth studio album by Swedish pop duo Roxette, released on 11 February 2011 by Roxette Recordings and Capitol. It was their first studio album since 2001's Room Service, and their first since vocalist Marie Fredriksson's brain tumour diagnosis in 2002. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" preceded the album as its lead single. The song became the duo's highest-peaking single in almost two decades in territories such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It also entered Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart—making Roxette the only duo who have appeared on that chart in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

The album received mixed reviews upon release, particularly from the Swedish press, with some criticising it for being too similar to the band's earlier work, while others commended it for mixing various styles from throughout Roxette's discography. International reception was more positive, and it was chosen as BBC Radio 2's 'Album of the Week'. The record was also a commercial success; it was the duo's first number-one album since the early '90s in countries such as Germany and Switzerland. It has gone on to be certified gold in territories such as the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, and platinum in Germany.

On 28 November 2011, the album was re-released under the title Charm School Revisited, with a bonus disc containing demo versions of every song from the album, plus remixes of "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" and subsequent single "Speak to Me". "Way Out" was also released as a single, while "No One Makes It on Her Own" was issued as a promotional single. The album was promoted by "The Neverending World Tour", which ran until 2016 when Fredriksson was advised by her doctors to cease all touring activity due to poor health. As of January 2012, Charm School has sold in excess of 500,000 copies worldwide.

Background[edit]

Roxette released their seventh studio album, Room Service, in 2001, which was promoted by their first concert tour in six years.[1] Following the tour, on 11 September 2002, vocalist Marie Fredriksson collapsed in her bathroom; the impact of the fall fractured her cranium, and she had an epileptic seizure.[2] MRI scans indicated she had a brain tumour in the back of her head.[3][4] The diagnosis led to the cancellation of Roxette's planned performance at the 2002 Night of the Proms concert series.[5] After waiting several weeks for the fracture to subside, she underwent successful surgery to remove the malignant tumour, followed by months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.[6] Fredriksson was unable to speak for a considerable period of time afterward. She is permanently blinded in her right eye, and is unable to read or write.[2]

She collaborated with her husband Mikael Bolyos to release two solo albums over the proceeding years, namely The Change in 2004 and Min bäste vän – an album of Swedish covers – in 2006.[7][8] During this period, Per Gessle also released several critically and commercially successful solo albums, including Mazarin (2003) and Son of a Plumber (2005), as well as Gyllene Tider's Finn 5 fel! (2004).[9] All of Gessle's albums were produced by him alongside frequent collaborators Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist.[10] In June 2006, Roxette, together with Öfwerman and Lundquist, reconvened to record two new songs – "One Wish" and "Reveal" – for their greatest hits compilation, A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs!.[11] Following this, Fredriksson mainly withdrew from publicity, featuring as a guest vocalist on several tracks on Bolyos' collaborative album A Family Affair in June 2007,[12] releasing the compilation album Tid för tystnad – Marie Fredrikssons ballader that November,[13] and the non-album single "Där du andas" in 2008.[14] Gessle released two more solo albums: En händig man in 2007 and Party Crasher in 2008.[15]

On the 4 May 2009 date of Gessle's "Party Crasher Tour" in Amsterdam, he and his band were joined on-stage by Fredriksson to perform renditions of "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love". This was Fredriksson's first public performance since her tumour diagnosis in 2002. Immediately after this gig, Gessle announced to Swedish publication Aftonbladet that Roxette would perform at the 2009 edition of Night of the Proms, which began on 23 October 2009 and consisted of 42 dates in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.[16] On the same date that this tour began, Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that Roxette were recording new songs, with Gessle confirming that he had been working on material for a new Roxette album since May 2009.[17]

Recording and production[edit]

Sixteen songs were recorded for Charm School, twelve of which appear on the album.[10] Backing tracks were recorded in Christoffer Lundquist's converted barn studio in Vallarum in the south of Sweden – The Aerosol Grey Machine – while Fredriksson's vocals were recorded in Atlantis Studios in Stockholm.[10] Gessle's intention with the album was to "re-create the classic [Roxette] sound, without being too nostalgic. There are certain interesting things happening when Marie and I start to sing together. We love that. But we didn't want to repeat ourselves too much."[10] Every song on the record was composed solely by Gessle,[18] making it the first Roxette studio album to not feature writing contributions from Fredriksson or Gessle's Gyllene Tider bandmate Mats "M.P." Persson,[19] although Gessle said of "No One Makes It on Her Own": "I wrote it with the intention of Marie singing it, but when she did [start singing the lyric] I thought, 'Wow! This is spot on!'. Marie was really telling the story of her life, and that was all done subconsciously. I hadn't thought of that. [She] really made that song [her] own."[20]

The album does not include a title track; "Charm School" later appeared on the duo's next studio album, Travelling (2012), under the title "Touched By the Hand of God".[N 1] Several songs contained on the album were originally written several decades before they were released on Charm School. "Only When I Dream" was written in 1998 and first recorded during sessions for the duo's 1999 album Have a Nice Day. "In My Own Way" and the chorus of album closer "Sitting on Top of the World" were written in the early 1980s.[10] "In My Own Way" had previously been recorded by two other artists. In 1989, a Swedish version of the song – titled "En gång i livet" ("Once in a Lifetime") – had been released as the title track to a studio album by singer-songwriter Niklas Strömstedt.[22] An English version of the song would later appear on country singer Jill Johnson's 1996 album Sugartree.[23]

Release and promotion[edit]

"She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" preceded the album as its lead single. The song became a substantial hit in continental Europe, and was their most successful single in Germany since 1992's "How Do You Do!", where it peaked at number ten and spent over five months on the German Singles Chart.[24] It peaked at number nine in Austria, making it their highest-peaking single there since 1994's "Sleeping in My Car".[25] The song reached number nineteen in Switzerland—their highest-peaking single in that country since "Wish I Could Fly" in 1999.[26] It also peaked at number 30 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart,[27] making Roxette the only duo to appear on that chart during each of the last four consecutive decades.[28]

The album was issued on CD and vinyl formats – and via online music stores such as iTunes – throughout Europe from 11 February 2011,[29] with a release in the United Kingdom following on 28 March,[30] and in the United States on 26 July.[10] Deluxe CD editions of the album included a bonus disc of 12 live tracks, recorded in Saint Petersburg, Halmstad and Stavanger during their 2010 tour.[31] "Speak to Me" and "Way Out" were issued as subsequent singles, although they both failed to appear on any international sales charts,[32][33] peaking instead on numerous airplay charts.[34][35][36] Vinyl editions of the album contain a longer version of "No One Makes It on Her Own",[37] which was issued as a promotional single in late 2011. An animated music video created by fan Tanya Rush became the song's official video when it was uploaded to the band's YouTube channel.[38]

On 28 November 2011, the album was re-released under the title Charm School Revisited. This edition included a bonus disc containing demo recordings of every song on the original album, plus remixes of "Speak to Me" and "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" by Bassflow, Adrian Lux and Adam Rickfors.[39] The record was promoted by the "Charm School World Tour", a leg of the long-running concert series "The Neverending World Tour", which ran until 2016 when Fredriksson was advised by her doctors to cease all touring activity due to poor health.[40]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[41]
BBC Music (positive)[42]
Classic Rock 2.5/5 stars[43]
Dagens Nyheter 3/5 stars[44]
Expressen 2/5 stars[45]
Göteborgs-Posten 2/5 stars[46]
Laut.de 3/5 stars[47]
Östgöta Correspondenten 4/5 stars[22]
musicOMH 2/5 stars[30]
Svenska Dagbladet 1/5 stars[48]

The album received mixed reviews from the Swedish press. Anders Nunstedt from Expressen described it as "a clear return to the successful sound the duo had. Just a little boring, and without the former charm. Charm School is typical, middle-of-the-road pop at 70 km/h with no specific destination. Still, the journey itself is quite fun."[45] This sentiment was echoed by Västerbottens Folkblad, who wrote that it contained "the same straight and easily accessible pop that made them famous all over the world. With the difference now that it is a little less compelling." They also criticised the record for an absence of obvious hit singles,[49] as did the Göteborgs-Posten, who complained that "above all, the music feels dated. With a few exceptions, it sounds like the Roxette I remember from 1991."[46]

Dagens Nyheter was more positive, calling the album "impressive".[44] Ulf Gustavsson from Upsala Nya Tidning commended Charm School for "expertly" mixing the various styles of Roxette's discography, from the "early power pop model 'The Look', [and their] less popular but musically more adventurous mid-term, as well as drawing on Per Gessle's romantic psychedelia on [his] solo project, Son of a Plumber." He went on to call it one of Roxette's best albums, and praised Fredriksson's vocals.[50] A writer for Nöjesguiden also complimented Fredriksson's voice, highlighting "I'm Glad You Called" as one of her best ever performances, but was critical of Gessle's singing. They said the album would have been better if Fredriksson sang lead vocals on every song.[51] Östgöta Correspondenten praised Gessle's songwriting for incorporating elements of 1960s rock and roll, 1970s R&B, and other contemporary influences.[22] Andres Lokko form Svenska Dagbladet gave a scathing review, scoring the album one star and writing: "Often I found myself thinking about how there is too much pop music, to ever be able to find a single reason for this album's existence."[48]

Conversely, the album's international reception was generally positive. It was chosen as BBC Radio 2's 'Album of the Week' for the week commencing 21 March 2011.[52] It received a positive review from BBC Music critic Chris Roberts, who commented: "Charm School is loaded with punchy, hook-riddled anthems that can only be described as absolute belters. From the opening surge of "Way Out", a sonic sibling to Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" only even bigger, louder and dumber, this album consummately achieves its goals and then some."[42] Brandon Veevers of Renowned for Sound called the album "a truly inspiring collection of all that we love about Roxette."[53] The AU Review gave a mixed review, writing that the album "is, sporadically, as advertised: charming in sections, but barely as charming as that which we've come to expect from the duo."[54] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic wrote: "Roxette may be a band out of time on Charm School but, well, that's their charm: they're still unapologetically big pop, they still celebrate melody over everything else."[41] Spin magazine rated Charm School the 15th best pop album of 2011.[55]

Commercial performance[edit]

The record performed well commercially upon release, topping the charts in numerous territories including Argentina, the Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland.[56][57] In the three latter countries, the album was certified gold within four months of release, indicating shipments in excess of 5,000, 100,000 and 15,000 units respectively.[58][59][60] Charm School spent over six months on the German Albums Chart,[61] and by the release of Roxette's next studio album, Travelling, the following year, Charm School had been certified platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie for shipments of over 200,000 copies.[62] It ended 2011 as the 26th best-selling album in the country,[63] and was the 19th best-selling album of the year in neighbouring Switzerland.[64]

It also performed well in the duo's native Sweden, peaking at number two and eventually being certified gold by the Swedish Recording Industry Association for shipments in excess of 20,000 units.[65][66] It peaked at number two in Austria as well, and finished 2011 as one of the best-selling albums in that country.[25][67] The album also performed well internationally, peaking within the top twenty in Denmark,[68] Greece,[69] Hungary,[70] Poland,[71] Russia and Spain.[72][73] It peaked at number 49 on the ARIA Charts to become Roxette's first top fifty studio album in Australia since 1994's Crash! Boom! Bang!.[74] However, Charm School underperformed in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 122.[75] As of January 2012, the record has sold over half a million copies worldwide.[76]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Per Gessle, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Way Out" 2:44
2. "No One Makes It on Her Own" 3:42
3. "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" 3:34
4. "Speak to Me" 3:42
5. "I'm Glad You Called" 2:48
6. "Only When I Dream" 3:50
7. "Dream On" 3:09
8. "Big Black Cadillac" 3:05
9. "In My Own Way" 3:30
10. "After All" 3:15
11. "Happy on the Outside" 3:37
12. "Sitting on Top of the World" 3:55
Total length: 40:51

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Charm School.[18]

Musicians

Additional musicians and technical personnel

  • Mikael Bolyos — photography
  • Emil Carlsson — strings
  • Marie Dimberg — artist management
  • Tomas Ebrelius — strings
  • Gabriel Gessle — photography
  • Lennart Haglund — assistant studio engineer
  • Ulf Magnusson — photography
  • Ekaterina Melinkaya — photography
  • Mats Nilemar — business management
  • Mats "M.P." Persson — demo recording engineer
  • Important Pete — photography
  • Lotta Weber Sjöholm — strings
  • Johanna Skoglund — strings
  • Pär Wickholm — album cover and sleeve design

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Czech Republic (ČNS IFPI)[58] Gold 5,000^
Germany (BVMI)[59] Platinum 200,000^
Russia (NFPF)[83] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[84] Gold 20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[60] Gold 15,000^
Summaries
Worldwide[76] 500,000

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Edition(s) Label Catalog # Ref.
Europe 11 February 2011
  • Standard
  • deluxe bonus disc
50999 071427–2 7 [29]
United Kingdom 28 March 2011 [30]
United States 26 July 2011 Digital download [41]
Europe 25 November 2011
  • CD
  • digital download
Charm School Revisited 50999 091594–2 6 [39]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "This was the title track of Roxette's Charm School album but it never made the record. I wrote it in September 2009 and it felt really good, but the Roxette version didn't come out right. So we partly re-recorded it for the Travelling album with a different production angle. I gave it a new title ["Touched By the Hand of God"] and it became a single. I've said it before and I say it again: songs move in mysterious ways..."
    — Gessle, Songs, Sketches & Reflections: The English Part.[21]

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