Richie Kotzen: The Essential

Richie Kotzen: The Essential

(earMUSIC/Edel) Seit 1989 veröffentlicht Gitarrist Richie Kotzen regelmäßig Solo-Alben und spielte zeitweilig bei der Glam-Metal-Band Poison (1991 – 1993) und der Rockband Mr. Big (1999 – 2002). Insgesamt 18 Solo-Alben hat Richie Kotzen bis heute veröffentlicht und für „The Essential“ eigens seine besten Stücke ausgesucht und auf CD gepackt. Zusätzlich zu den bisherigen Hits, Akustik-Performances, Bootleg-Material und Musikvideos enthält „The Essential“ mit „War Paint“ und „Walk With Me“ zwei brandneuen Songs. Hardrock mit einer Prise Soul und dem entsprechenden Hauch Blues sind die Stärken des 44-jährigen Vollblut-Gitarristen, dem auf „The Essential“ der musikalischer Querschnitt seiner einzigartigen Karriere gelungen ist.

8 out of 10 stars (8 / 10)

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TRACKLIST

CD 1
1. War Paint (2014), new song
2. Walk With Me (2014), new song
3. Love Is Blind, original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
4. Go Faster, original taken from “Go Faster” (2007)
5. Fooled Again, original taken from “Go Faster” (2007)
6. OMG (What’s your Name?), original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
7. Help Me, original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
8. Bad Situation, original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
9. Lie To Me, original taken from “Piece Sign” (2009)
10. Fear, original taken from “Into The Black” (2006)
11. You Can’t Save Me, original taken from “Into The Black” (“2006)
12. Doing What The Devil Say to Do, original taken from “Into The Black” (2006)
13. Remember (Reprise), re-recording never before released on CD (2009)

CD 2
1. What is (2014), re-recording, original on “What is“ (1998)
2. High (2014), re-recording, original on “Change” (2003)
3. Change (2014), re-recording, original on “Change“ (2003)
4. Special (2014), re-recording, original on “Get Up” (2004)
5. Paint it on (Acoustic), original version on “A Ballad’s Collection” (2010)
6. Holding On (Acoustic), original version on “Peace Sign” (2009)
7. Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice) (Acoustic), original version on “Native Tongue” by Poison (1993)
8. The Road (Acoustic), original version on “Wilson Hawk the Road” (2008)
9. Regret (Original Demo Version), original version on “The Winery Dogs” by The Winery Dogs (2013)
10. Damaged (Original Demo Version), original version on “The Winery Dogs” by The Winery Dogs (2013)

DVD
1. Walk With Me (2014), new song
2. Paying Dues (2009), original taken from “Peace Sign” (2009)
3. 24 Hours (2011), original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
4. Larger Than Life (2009), original taken from “Peace Sign” (2009)
5. Losing My Mind (2005), original taken from “Get Up” (2004)
6. Help Me (2012), original taken from “24 Hours” (2011)
7. Chase It (2008), original taken from “Go Faster” (2007)
8. Player (2011), released as a download single only (2012)
9. The Shadow (2011), original taken from “Into The Black” (2006)
10. My Angel (2011), original taken from “Into The Black” (2006)
11. I Would (2008), original taken from “Break It All Down” (1999)