VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: neuer Song im Stream!

Text: Dark Lord
Veröffentlicht am 17.11.2018 um 12:12 Uhr

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS kehren mit ihrer neuen Platte "Rugged And Unplugged" zurück, die am 23. November über Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group veröffentlicht wird.

"Rugged And Unplugged" ist ein wundervolles Akustik Album mit Songs aus der Karriere von Adrian Vandenberg. Von seiner ersten Band TEASER als 20-Jähriger hat er immer eine Akustikgitarre in seinen Aufnahmen verwendet, die zusammen mit der E-Gitarre die Licht- und Schatten-Dynamik schafft, die den Grundstein für all seine Platten bildet.

"For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it's completely stripped down to the bare essence of it," sagte Vandenberg und fühte hinzu: "What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don't get 'impressed' by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer, you can't hide behind all that, so what's left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song."

Der neue Song "Sailing Ships" wurde hier als Stream online gestellt:

Hier wurde hier ein Lyric Video zur Acoustic Version vom Song "Walk Away" online gestellt!

Haben hier ein Lyric Video zur Acoustic Version vom Song "Burning Heart" online gestellt!

"Rugged And Unplugged" Track List:

01. What Doesn’t Kill You 
02. Sailing Ships 
03. Out Of Reach 
04. One Step Behind 
05. Burning Heart 
06. Walk Away 
07. Breathing 
08. Sundown

Dieses Projekt schuf die Möglichkeit, die großen Orchesterarrangements von Songs wie "What Does not Kill You" und "Breathing" nur von Vandenberg auf der akustischen Gitarre und der Stimme von Jan Hoving aufzunehmen. Adrians 1983er Hit "Burning Heart" hat eine atemberaubende Überarbeitung bekommen.

"My favorite singers ever since my teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale," Vandenberg sagte weiter. "Since I wrote this song in 1981, I've always pictured it sung by a singer with such a tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely such a singer as you can hear." "One Step Behind" has a graceful warmth and "Walk Away" feels both intimate and anthemic.

Originally from WHITESNAKE's 1989 album "Slip Of The Tongue", "Sailing Ships" has a delicate beauty to it that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and has become a favourite and regular in the MOONKINGS live shows. "Out Of Reach" is the only song that features drums, bass and violins and has a warm cascading elegance. The album closes with a new song, the instrumental "Sundown". Adrian says: "It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do."