Reissue, Anniversary Edition, Remastered, Bonus Track(S)
Dark. Disturbing. Different. Deutsch. For the six Berliners there is a certain way of doing things. The kind that has made their band and their brand a worldwide phenomenon, an award-winning, multi-platinum record-breaking collective unlike anything else. Following the release of their debut album ‘Herzeleid’ (‘Heartbreak’) as ‘Limited Anniversary Edition” it is time to revisit RAMMSTEIN’s sophomore album ‘Sehnsucht’ (‘Longing’), originally released in August 1997, effectively announced the arrival of the six onto the global stage. ‘Sehnsucht’ (‘Longing’) peaked at Number 1 on the German and Austrian charts, also going Top 50 in the US (it stands as the only fully-German album to be certified platinum Stateside). 26 years and a new century on, it’s clear that ‘Sehnsucht’ – another 11-tracker like ‘Herzeleid’, indeed like all of the studio outings has lost none of its initial power. From opener, ‘Sehnsucht’ itself, to the aforementioned ‘Du hast’ or the follow up ‘Engel’, through to closing number, ‘Küss mich (Fellfrosch)’ (‘Kiss me (Fur Frog))’, Rammstein’s sophomore release sees the founding members spectacularly hitting their stride, making greater use of electronics and samples, as well as the melodic side of Till Lindemann’s considerable vocal range. That signature R-R-Rammstein Sound has been given an added boost now – Remastered in HD sound for the first time on CD for the ‘Anniversary Edition’ of an album that can rightfully be termed ‘iconic’. This 2023 version exclusively includes a new mix of the track ‘Spiel mit mir’, and comes in a selection of exclusive, elaborately packaged formats: CD, MC and 2LP.