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World According to
Per Gessle
World According to
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

First English-Language Solo LP from Roxette Member. Released in 1997.


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All Artists: Per Gessle
Title: World According to
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Europe, Scandinavia, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Euro Pop, Swedish Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724385668623, 0724385668654


Album Details
First English-Language Solo LP from Roxette Member. Released in 1997.

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Per Gessle's endless wealth of talent
Ricardo | Maracaibo, Zulia Venezuela | 10/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although I'm a huge Roxette fan, I hadn't really delved into Per and Marie's solo projects until I saw this CD at the local shop one day. I picked it up, took it home, and was blown away. Per's knack for writing killer tunes is in full effect in this album, which features such great tracks as "Elvis in Germany" (An ode to The King like no one else could deliver), "I Want You To Know," a beautiful Roxette-style ballad, "There is My Baby", an awesome rocker, "T-T-T-Take It!," a poignant song against spousal abuse (which was almost recorded for Roxette's greatest hits album, but was bumped in favor of "June Afternoon"), "I'll Be Alright," which features a cameo appearance by Marie Fredriksson (the female half of Roxette) and my favorite, the oddly-yet-brilliantly titled "B-Any-1-U-Wanna-B," which would have been right at home in Roxette's "Have a Nice Day" album. You really can't go wrong with this one, there's not a single speck of filler. Per goes all out with this one, and further establishes his reputation as one of the great songwriters in rock music. The day will come when this man will be mentioned in the same breath as Lennon and McCartney. He's THAT good.And watch out for the Roxette reference in "Reporter"!"
Ballads lacking.
Calle | 09/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Per Gessle has always been a great songwriter. Back in the late 70's and early 80's he wrote some great songs for his band Gyllene Tider. And his ballads are always great. Roxette has made some great ballads. And the ballads is what's lacking on this album. Here's some great songs with good melodies, like he always does. So if you're the kind of Roxette fan who prefer their faster songs, especially the ones sung by Per, you'll like this album, but if you're a fan of Roxette's ballads, This is probably not the album you should buy."
Actually, 4.5 out of 5.
Erik | Brazil | 02/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I could never give a 5 to any CD of the world. It's unfair. Or it isn't? That's not important now. The World According... is a refresh, a drop of Roxettism, of swedism, of that European air you wanna breed if you really appreciated the growing and development of pop from 80 - 90's. That's for non-Roxers fans. For those who are...comes the question: Where and why in time did Per forget to keep in this rocky way? Do you wanna be my baby? is definetely a summer hit, perfectly suitable with a Roxette album. Did Per simply forget how to do it or is Roxette the other side of the wall? I mean, if he can do such an excellent, powerful and happy songs album, why couldn't he keep it in Roxette ones?
Anyway, if you wanna hear something good, something really worth and powerful in the last five years, don't think - buy it. You will feel many references to McCartney and Bowie styles. And of course, if nice strings please you more than keyboards and CPUs why didn't you order it yet???"