‘Defrosted’ released in 1997 – was Gotthard‘s very first live album. The acoustic version was only the fourth album release from the Lugano based hard rockers and within three months it reached double-platinum status in Switzerland. To this day, it‘s still seen as a cult milestone within the band’s career that helped establish their reputation. For more than 25 years, Gotthard have thrived in the global spotlight thanks to their outstanding songwriting and spectacular live shows; with a career that includes 16 No.1-albums, over three million records sold, multiple awards and over 2000 shows all over the planet.
Now, 21 years after the first edition, the circle is completed as Gotthard return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with ‘Defrosted 2′, an ultimate unplugged-compilation of ‘s greatest hits, recorded on the “Defrosted Tour Gotthard” in March. Even though the concept is the same as it was over 20 years ago – to capture the unique chemistry between the band and the fans – the circumstances that the band find themselves in are different. Both the band and their audience have grown, and yet after 25 years, it‘s the same unparalleled intimacy that Gotthard bring to their live performances that makes this record what it is.
Today, the band has launched a music video for the aforementioned song ‘What I Wouldn’t Give (Acoustic Version)’, which can be watched here
After celebrating their silver anniversary with their latest studio album that achieved chart records and saw the band play shows at a number of prestigious festivals, ‘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 all in the same release. It provides a perfect cross-section of the band’s career.
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