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  • Description

    Ballads play a very special role in the history of rock music. Firstly: They document the emotional side of the genre and show that behind (almost) every rocker`s hard chest beats a soft heart.

    Secondly: Those quieter songs are being played by radio stations without rock-affinity – and are loved by listeners for their emotional depth. And thirdly: In an increasingly hectic world, ballads offer brief moments of pause, of reflection on the essential things in life. So it`s no wonder that the ballad compilations of the Axel Rudi Pell Band are an absolute success.

    Over 250,000 copies have been sold of ‘The Ballads I’ (1993) to ‘The Ballads V’ (2017) alone. And nine (!) of the current Top-10 most streamed Pell songs on Spotify are ballads! More than enough reason therefore, why fans of the Bochum guitarist and songwriter regularly push for a continuation of this release series.

    Successfully: On April 21, 2023 ‘The Ballads VI’ will be released on CD, double vinyl LP and as digital download, as always via Steamhammer/SPV. And – as expected – the release will come with a few small surprises.

    Not only is ‘The Ballads VI’ the latest edition of the popular ARP ‘The Ballads’ series, but also the direct successor of the studio album ‘Lost XXIII’, which managed to rank 2nd in German sales charts in April 2022.

    First new ballads album for 6 years
    1 brand new track, 2 brand new cover versions, 2 brand new instrumentals
    High class digipak with poster

    This line up is
    Johnny Gioeli (Ex-Hardline, band with Neal Schon of Journey)
    Ferdy Doernberg (Rough Silk, he also played with Uli Jon Roth, Therion and many others)
    Volker Krawczak (he played also bass in Steeler)
    Bobby Rondinelli (he played with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult)

    FOR FANS OF: Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Scorpions, MSG, Gillan, Dio, Heaven & Hell

    Side A : 1) Revelations 2:34 / 2) Diamonds And Rust 5:19 / 3) Morning Star 7:34
    Side B : 1) Dust In The Wind 4:33 / 2) Hidden Secrets 6:05 / 3) Gone With The Wind 8:56
    Side C : 1) She's A Lady 4:04 / 2) Room With A View 4:12 / 3) Fly With Me 5:42 / 4) As Blind As A Fool Can Be 6:14
    Side D : 1) I Put A Spell On You 4:24 / 2) Beyond The Light 7:45 / 3) Quarantined 1 7:03

  • Additional Information

    Band Axel Rudi Pell
    Title The Ballads VI
    Label SPV
    Generic musical style Heavy / Power / Symphonic
    Detailed musical style Power Heavy Metal 80's
    Bar code 0886922477713
    Catalog # 247771
    Release Date 21 Apr 2023
    Color Orange
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