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Roxette -Almost Unreal cds


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Uk pressed cd single

Almost Unreal was written by Per Gessle after he was contacted by Walt Disney Pictures about composing the theme song to Bette Midler’s upcoming film Hocus Pocus. The song’s backing track had already been completed at London’s Mayfair Studios in March 1993 when Gessle was informed by Disney that US girl band En Vogue had been invited to record the film’s theme song. “Almost Unreal” was then transferred to another Disney project, the live action adaption of the Nintendo game series Super Mario Bros.. Although hesitant about the project, Roxette decided to allow the company to use the song in the film, as they were both fans of Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper. The lyrics of the song were then modified to omit most references to Hocus Pocus, although the title would still remain in the song’s chorus, with the lyric: I love when you do that hocus pocus to me. Marie Fredriksson’s vocals were recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm in March 1993, when she was nine months pregnant. The song became a top twenty hit in numerous territories, including Scandinavia, Ireland and the UK. Roxette themselves were later dismissive of both the song and the associated movie.

Track list:
1. Almost Unreal
2. The Heart Shaped Sea
3. Fingertips 93
4. Almost Unreal-AC mix

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Capitol Records / EMI Records

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7243 8 80676 2 1 / CDEM 268