On a sunny day in November 1995, at London’s iconic Abbey Road studio, Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle paid homage the fab four with this wonderful acoustic version of The Beatles’ classic 1965 track, “Help!” This previously unreleased gem is a timely and unifying reminder to stick together in these current times of isolation – Enjoy below!
ROXETTE Help! [Abbey Road Sessions November 15, 1995]
“We landed from the mighty “Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour” in May, took a short break for the summer then straight back to the studio in Stockholm to record four new songs for our first compilation album ‘Don’t Bore Us – Get To The Chorus!’”
The album came out in the autumn and to promote it we decided to do a small gig at Shepherd’s Bush in London and also to record some acoustic songs at the Holy Grail of studios; Abbey Road, to be broadcasted by the BBC in England."
We were (still are!) in awe of The Fab Four so being at Abbey Road we couldn’t help ourselves but make our own version of The Beatles’ “Help!” It was a great day, pop history in every corner and an amazing feeling to take part of the Abbey Road legacy. All smiles in the Roxette camp.” – Per Gessle, Stockholm 2020.
“Help!” is the first taste from the “BAG OF TRIX – Music from the Roxette Vaults” album series that will pop up with new tracks when you least expect it. ROXETTE Help! is out as a streaming-only track now. Listen on Spotify: