What I Wouldn’t Give to watch Gotthard preview acoustic live album “Defrosted 2”

»Defrosted« was Gotthard’s first live album in 1997 and is still seen as a cult-milestone that helped establish their reputation as the most successful band from Switzerland. Now, 21 years after the first edition, Gotthard return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with »Defrosted 2«, an unplugged-compilation of Gotthard’s greatest hits, recorded on the »Defrosted Tour« in March.

Today, the band has launched a music video for ‘What I Wouldn’t Give (Acoustic Version)’

»Defrosted 2« combines the pride of their lengthy career by showcasing 22 of the band’s most iconic tracks as well as a sense of ambition as the band look to the future with 2 brand new songs. »Defrosted 2« was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and as usual, Charlie Bauerfeind was responsible for the mix. The double album, which will be released in the high-quality ecolbook format and as a 4-fold vinyl version worldwide on December 7, 2018 was further refined in the Wisseloord Studio Hilversum, where legends like the ROLLING STONES, U2 and the SCORPIONS have already worked and recorded. A lovingly selected array of sophisticated acoustic arrangements and with two and a half decades of hits.

And if you think you’ve heard everything after the wild XY-minute trip through 25 years of classics, there are two new tracks on top. First, there’s the mighty ballad ‘What I Wouldn’t Give’, which tears everything down in a powerful wave of emotion, and the party-hit ‘Bye Bye Caroline’, which is also the first single from »Defrosted 2«. Lyrically inspired by STATUS QUO’s 1973 hit ‘Caroline’, the live-opener of the UK rockers for 25 years, the track was created with Francis Rossi himself, who was also involved in contributing guitar and duet vocals. The song was spontaneously written backstage on the last »Rock Meets Classic« tour, when Francis, Leo and Nic sealed their new friendship directly by writing a new song together.

Watch the video for ‘Bye Bye Caroline’ feat. Francis Rossi here:

Defrosted 2

Defrosted 2

»Defrosted 2« – Track Listing:

CD1
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

CD2
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 Version)
13. What I Would’nt Give (Acoustic Version)

Pre-order »Defrosted 2« available as:
– 2CD DIGIBOOK
– 4LP BOX

As soon as Leo, Freddy, Hena and Marc begin to play the first notes of the purest acoustic sound while vocalist Nic casually greets the audience in three different languages, even those who are new to GOTTHARD will soon feel at home. If you’re not sold by this point then the first chorus of the album’s first track, the sensual and groovy ‘Miss Me’ will serve as a stark reminder that the only important thing is the joy of live music. Andy Pupato is as faultless behind the kit as he was on the first »Defrosted«, Ernesto Ghezzi once again proves his talent as a live keyboard player and The G-Strings (the string quartet centered around Barbara Kubli) who perform live with the band from time to time, provide a perfect dose of elegance. Newly appointed backing vocalists Maram El Dsoki and Barbara Comi’s velvety soft vocals and radiant power give the band wings and imbue »Defrosted 2« with an exciting new charm.

Whether it’s 1992’s ‘Hush’, the gilded ‘Heaven’ from 2000, the “comeback-single” ‘Remember It’s Me’ after the tragic loss of original vocalist Steve Lee, the hard rocking ‘Bang’ from the eponymous 2014 album, the tender ‘Beautiful’ or the recent ‘Stay With Me’, »Defrosted 2« is a well-paced journey through the years, including breathtaking solos, wild honky tonk interludes (‘Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller’) and sincere declarations of love.

What I Wouldn’t Give to watch Gotthard preview acoustic live album “Defrosted 2”

November 12, 2018

»Defrosted« was Gotthard’s first live album in 1997 and is still seen as a cult-milestone that helped establish their reputation as the most successful band from Switzerland. Now, 21 years after the first edition, Gotthard return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with »Defrosted 2«, an unplugged-compilation of Gotthard’s greatest hits, recorded on the »Defrosted Tour« in March. Today, the band has launched a music video for ‘What I Wouldn’t Give (Acoustic Version)’ »Defrosted 2« combines the pride of their lengthy career by showcasing 22 of the band’s most iconic tracks as well as a sense of ambition as the band look to the future with 2 brand new songs. »Defrosted 2« was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and as usual, Charlie Bauerfeind was responsible for the mix. The double album, which will be released in the high-quality ecolbook format and as a 4-fold vinyl version worldwide on December 7, 2018 was further refined in the Wisseloord Studio Hilversum, where legends like the ROLLING STONES, U2 and the SCORPIONS have already worked and recorded. A lovingly selected array of sophisticated acoustic arrangements and with two and a half decades of hits. And if you think you’ve…

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