Album of the Day
Though TOURISM was recorded while Roxette was out on the road, the Swedish duo's fourth album was not a concert collection. Instead, it was cut in studios, stages, hotel rooms and other strange places while Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson were traveling the globe in support of their previous long-player, JOYRIDE. The pair wanted to "take advantage of the excitement and the energy within the band on a tour like this," and their dynamic performances are the one constant across the diverse settings of these 16 tracks, which include live versions of such favorites as “The Look,” new studio songs like “How Do You Do!” and “Fingertips,” and a distinctive live-studio hybrid that revisits “It Must Have Been Love,” which had originally gone to No.1 on this day in 1990. With more than 6 million copies sold around the world, TOURISM underlined Roxette's popularity as well as its sense of adventure.