GOTTHARD Collaborates With STATUS QUO's FRANCIS ROSSI On New Single, 'Bye Bye Caroline'


Released in 1997, “Defrosted” was the very first dwell album launched by the Swiss laborious rock band GOTTHARD. To today, it’s seen as a cult milestone within the group’s profession that helped set up GOTTHARD as essentially the most profitable band from Switzerland.

For greater than 25 years, GOTTHARD has thrived within the world highlight with a profession that features 16 No. 1 albums, over three million information bought, a number of awards and over 2,000 exhibits everywhere in the planet. And now, 21 years after “Defrosted”‘s launch, the circle is accomplished as GOTTHARD returns to Sony Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with “Defrosted 2”.

An final compilation of unplugged variations of GOTTHARD‘s best hits, “Defrosted 2” was recorded this previous March on the “Defrosted” tour. Even although the idea was the identical because it was over 20 years in the past — to seize the distinctive chemistry between the band and the followers — the circumstances that the band discover themselves in are completely different. Both the band and their viewers have grown, and but after 25 years, it is the identical unparalleled intimacy that GOTTHARD brings to its dwell performances that makes this report what it’s.

After celebrating its “silver” anniversary with its newest studio album that set new chart information and noticed GOTTHARD play exhibits at various prestigious festivals, “Defrosted 2” showcases 22 of the band’s most iconic tracks in addition to two model new songs.

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GOTTHARD Collaborates With STATUS QUO's FRANCIS ROSSI On New Single, 'Bye Bye Caroline'

As quickly as Leo Leoni, Freddy Scherer, Marc Lynn and Hena Habegger start to play the primary notes of the purest acoustic sound whereas vocalist Nic Maeder casually greets the viewers in three completely different languages, even those that are new to GOTTHARD will quickly really feel at house. If you are not bought by this level, then the primary refrain of the album’s first monitor, the sensual and groovy “Miss Me”, will function a stark reminder that the one essential factor is the enjoyment of dwell music. Andy Pupato is as faultless behind the package as he was on the primary “Defrosted”, whereas Ernesto Ghezzi as soon as once more proves his expertise as a dwell keyboard participant and “The G-Strings” (the string quartet centered round Barbara Kubli), which performs dwell with GOTTHARD every so often, supplies an ideal dose of magnificence. Newly appointed backing vocalists Maram El Dsoki and Barbara Comi‘s velvety comfortable vocals and radiant energy give the band wings and imbue “Defrosted 2” with an thrilling new allure.

Whether it is 1992’s “Hush”, the gilded “Heaven” from 2000, the “comeback single” “Remember It’s Me” (issued after the tragic lack of authentic vocalist Steve Lee), the hard-rocking “Bang!” from the 2014 album of the identical title, the tender “Beautiful” or the current “Stay With Me”, “Defrosted 2” is a well-paced journey via the years, together with breathtaking solos, wild honky tonk interludes (“Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller”) and honest declarations of affection. And in the event you suppose you have heard the whole lot after the wild journey via 25 years of classics, there are two new tracks on high. First, there’s the mighty ballad “What I Wouldn’t Give”, which tears the whole lot down in a robust wave of emotion, and the social gathering hit “Bye Bye Caroline”, which can also be the primary single from “Defrosted 2”. Lyrically impressed by STATUS QUO‘s 1973 hit “Caroline”, the dwell opener of the U.Okay. rockers for 25 years, the monitor was created with Francis Rossi himself, who was additionally concerned in contributing guitar and duet vocals. The music was spontaneously written backstage on the final “Rock Meets Classic” tour, when Francis, Leo and Nic sealed their new friendship immediately by writing a brand new music collectively.

The video for “Bye Bye Caroline” — that includes Francis Rossi — may be seen beneath.

Due on December 7, “Defrosted 2” was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and, as normal, Charlie Bauerfeind was chargeable for the combo. The double album, which will probably be launched within the high-quality Ecolbook format and as a four-fold vinyl model worldwide on December 7, 2018, was additional refined within the Wisseloord Studio in Hilversum, the place legends like THE ROLLING STONES, U2 and the SCORPIONS have already labored and recorded.

“Defrosted 2” monitor itemizing:


01. Miss Me

02. Out On My Own

03. Bang

04. Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller

05. Beautiful

06. Feel What I Feel

07. Hush

08. Remember It’s Me

09. Stay With Me

10. Tequila Symphony No. 5

11. Mountain Mama


01. Why

02. C’est La Vie

03. One Life One Soul

04. Tell Me

05. Starlight

06. Sister Moon

07. Right On

08. Lift U Up

09. Heaven

10. Anytime, Anywhere

11. Smoke On The Water

12. Bye Bye Caroline (acoustic model)

13. What I Wouldn’t Give (acoustic model)

GOTTHARD Collaborates With STATUS QUO's FRANCIS ROSSI On New Single, 'Bye Bye Caroline'