MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP reveal new trailer about "In Search Of The Peace Of Mind"
Michael Schenker released his new MSG album “Immortal” two weeks ago via Nuclear Blast, which has now entered the official sales charts worldwide, achieving top 10 entries in Japan (#3), Germany (#8), Switzerland (#8) and Sweden (#8).
Today, MSG reveal their sixth album episode which features Michael Schenker talking about his first ever composition “In Search Of The Peace Of Mind”, which he re-recorded for “Immortal”.
Watch the trailer below.
“‘In Search Of The Peace Of Mind’ had to be my 50th anniversary celebration song. It means so much to me, because it was my very first musical composition I wrote at the age of 15. And it was also the first song I had ever put on a record, also at the age of 15. In addition, this song from the original „Lonesome Crow“ Scorpion’s album, the very first album the Scorpions had ever recorded, has a solo on it that that was so perfect I would never change a note in 1000 years. I have no idea where it came from, alongside the other solos on “Lonesome Crow”, where you can hear that I am an amateur, young and developing as a kid. But this lead break came from somewhere else. I have no idea how it happened. I wanted to re-record this song for „Immortal“, making it an epic and put an additional long solo on the end of the song, which turned out so amazing. The sound describes my 50-year journey expressed on lead guitar. Again it ended up so amazing, like an inner conversation throughout my life – questions and answers; making choices expressed on lead guitar. With Gary Barden, Ronnie Romero, Robin McAuley and Doogie White making a contribution to my 50th anniversary, it turned out complete. Not to forget the amazing contribution of Simon Phillips on drums, Barry Sparks on bass, as well as Steve Mann on keyboards. Fantastic.”
All “Immortal” chart results:
#8 Sweden (physical)
#14 USA (Rock) / #3 Hard Music / #43 Top Current
#35 Italy (physical)
#53 France (physical)
#111 United Kingdom / #1 Rock Charts
“Immortal” is available in the following formats:
* CD/Blu-ray Digipak (incl. „Michael Schenker Fest Live @ Bang Your Head festival)
* Earbook (incl. album CD + live Blu-ray & live 2CD)
*LP (black, black/white marbled, red/black marbled)
Order the album here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal
The tracklist reads as follows:
01. Drilled To Kill
02. Don´t Die On Me Now
03. Knight Of The Dead
04. After The Rain
05. Devil’s Daughter
06. Sail The Darkness
07. The Queen Of Thorns And Roses
08. Come On Over
09. Sangria Morte
10. In Search Of The Peace Of Mind
The album was predominantly recorded at the Kidroom Studio in Germany, with Michael‘s long time partner Michael Voss who co-produced the album and also sings on two tracks. The cover artwork of „Immortal“ was created by Zsofia Dankova (POWERWOLF etc.).
Says Michael Schenker:
„Immortal“ will feature ten tracks, including the magnum opus “In Search Of The Peace Of Mind”. „I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with SCORPIONS on our first studio album „Lonesome Crow“ in 1970, getting released in 1972. We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.“ The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: „Gary Barden sings the first verse, continued by Ronnie Romero – and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolute amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“
The limited first edition of this upcoming MSG album will feature another unique extra: „It will include the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Bang Your Head – Blu-ray, which was recorded during our headline show in Balingen/Germany two years ago: Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There’s a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It’s live, magic and pure.“
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