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Artist: Gotthard

Title: Gotthard

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: BMG Ariola (Germany)

Catalog Number: 262 306


Steve Lee vocals
Leo Leoni guitars, backing vocals
Marc Lynn bass
Hena Habegger drums


1.  Standing in the Light  3:53
2.  Downtown  3:01
3.  Firedance  6:12
4.  Hush  4:02  Cover: Deep Purple
5.  Mean Street Rocket  3:52
6.  Get Down  3:19
7.  Take Me  3:43
8.  Angel  5:20
9.  Lonely Heartache  3:44
10.  Hunter  4:13
11.  All I Care For  3:08
12.  That's It CD bonus track  1:16
Total Running Time:  45:43

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kim Date: July 14, 2001 at 16:50
Ahhhhh Gotthard. they used to rule. This cd is fantastic. Sadly they suck now.

From: Mike Date: October 24, 2001 at 3:22
This is the record to put on if youre hedin downtown a sutterday night. If you dont get in the right mood for a heavy rock'n'roll night with youre friends and a bunsh of beer after listening to this album, youre dead. 10 out of 10 knuckles.

From: Dragonfly Date: December 13, 2001 at 8:29
A GREAT release if I may say so. This is a rockin' release. Bang your head & fist rock n roll.

From: Tosi DeBudo Date: January 28, 2002 at 4:41
A must have for every Hard Rock fan world wide!

From: DAVID Date: September 25, 2002 at 6:39

From: robert Date: October 20, 2002 at 18:54
Diosss!!! como me gustan estos geniales suizos.. gracias a mi ex-novia por descubrimelos.. angel eso si es un tema genial, los adoro!!!

From: JON THE ROCK Date: November 10, 2002 at 8:42

From: JON THE ROCK Date: November 10, 2002 at 8:43

From: Teo_3 Date: January 15, 2003 at 1:30
One of THE best rock albums.Definitely only hits on this album,even the cover of "Hush" is better than the original.Best track is "Firedance" with the lead guitar and a fabulous solo of none else than Mr Vivian Campbell.A stunning effort that should be in every collection.

From: Great Dane Date: March 3, 2003 at 5:41
Awesome cd from an awesome band. They stopprd making raunchy Rock'N Roll after their third release, but still produce listenable POP music. Just bought their new cd. Human Zoo. Again, they make a cd which is very listenable, but easily forgotten.....hmmm maybe not by your girlfriend or mother, because its damn soft.............If you want Heavy guitars, go and get Sinners new release 'There Will Be Execution'.

From: robert Date: March 3, 2003 at 15:33
Hoy por hoy, son los putos amos!!, son un grupo impresionante. Si puedo el 3 d Mayo los voy a ver a LUGANO(suiza). ¿alguien se apunta?

From: Reno Date: June 4, 2003 at 20:25
Their version of Deep Purples Hush ROCKS!!! I absolutely love this tune! Other fav's are tracks 2,3,6,7,and 9. This CD and G are my two favorites by this band by far. I've heard that their new one returns them to this sound so I'll have to give that a try. Steve Lee and Leo Leoni are a great team!

From: GAMEXXANE Date: June 15, 2003 at 22:11
QUE CULO.... ENCONTRE 10 $ !!!!!

From: Edilson Brasil Date: August 5, 2003 at 10:21
The first album. Killer!!! Hard&Heavy with excellent quality. Mr."drummer" Hena is a machine, Leo is a perfect guitar, Marc is excellent and "God" Steve Lee is "soberb"!!!!!!! Hey, Vivian Campbell play guitar in this album in Get Down and Firedance.

From: John Date: August 14, 2003 at 13:19
Why don't I have this album? I find that I love any style they play. I have heard the cover of Hush. Bloody brilliant.

From: John Date: August 14, 2003 at 13:19
Why don't I have this album? I find that I love any style they play. I have heard the cover of Hush. Bloody brilliant.

From: robert Date: November 13, 2003 at 18:48
Por fi HEAVY HARMONIES, añadir el Genial acustico en directo D-FROSTED!! es mi disco Acustico favorito d todos los tiempos. No os lo perdais Amigos!!

From: thelostdj Date: December 21, 2003 at 6:03
??Can someone please tell me the correct way to pronounce "Gotthard". ....Goaterd?.....got hard?....thanks

From: Scandinavia Date: December 21, 2003 at 6:38
Yes, it would be more like "Got Hard"...

From: thelostdj Date: December 21, 2003 at 11:55
Scandinavia.....appreciate that I'm quessing the H is probably silent....like Got-ard....? Otherwise it's a two word name. But hey, I've been introin' em as Goat-erd for a frickin year now. Guess it's about time to get it right.....Cheers

From: George Angel Date: March 25, 2004 at 17:35
You are looking on one of the best AOR/Melodic/Hard Rock/Hair Metal bands ever. This album RULES...!!!Every album hides musical treasures that you must hear.For more information e-mail wildangelfree69@hotmail.com

From: Endika Date: May 15, 2004 at 20:56
If you love hard rock,you love this album. 9,5/10

From: Big Papa K Date: June 13, 2004 at 1:29
Where the Swiss legends started it all. This is probably the hardest rocking of Gotthard's albums, but also maybe the weakest. But a weak Gotthard album is a strong one. The opening three tracks are killer. A little weak later on in the album, but a good start. 7/10

From: keeper Date: November 15, 2004 at 6:50
Very nice piece of Hard Rock! 9,95/10

From: AHUEA Date: December 16, 2004 at 9:59
Great cd, the best from the band, it totally rocks, best track is downtown, pure old school hard rock

From: Geoff Date: January 20, 2005 at 3:52
Great debut! 'Standing in the light' is a killer hard rock opener, closely followed by another gem in 'Downtown', 'Hush' is great, 'Angel' is a killer ballad, 'Lonely heartache' is the album highlight for me and a monster rocker, and 'All I care for' is a lovely sentimental close to the album. Stellar debut from a great band.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 16, 2005 at 20:01
Great Hard Rock. sin duda un grupazo de Hard Rock que duda cabe, un tremendo album con canciones hechos para una persecusion policial jajaja, y es que esas combinaciones alucinantes que meten son unicas pocos grupos de Hard lo hacen Angel(la SUPERJOYA), Downtown, Hush(tremenda version de los padres Purple, el grupo mas grande del Hard Rock, de los 3 grandes de la movida Hard-Heavy Zepellin, Sabbath y Purple sin duda Purple son los que mas me gustan para mi los mejores), Take Me...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 16, 2005 at 20:05
Angel suena muy descaradamente a Whitesnake algo como Is This Love, que temasos ambos ah, ahora e visto muchas opiniones sobre el mejor grupo de Suiza y la mayoria da su punto a Gotthard, bueno el lo referente a Hard Rock lo son, pero China son lo mejor en Hard Melodico, como estaba dialogando con mi amigo Joan, ambos son lo mejor en su estilo, las mejores bandas de Suiza sin duda alguna.

From: mauricio Date: November 13, 2005 at 17:28
hi-from COSTA RICA,han habido muy pocas cosas que sean sinonimo de suiza,pero antes de haber escuchado este disco debut de GOTTHARD por primer vez luego de haberlos visto en una revista METAL HAMMER española de marzo de 1993,tenia mucha expectacion de que como sonaria una vez de que compre este album debut que para mi sorpresa resulto ser un FANTASTICO disco de hard rock en la mejor tradicion de grupos como WHITESNAKE con la produccion de CHRIS VON ROHR el ex-lider de KROKUS y fue el mismo que

From: mauricio Date: November 13, 2005 at 17:28
produjera este potente disco Y haciendo constar de que GOTTHARD le pegan duro al rock con cortes como la inicial de STANDING BY THE LIGHT,la fantastica DOWNTOWN,la lenta de FIREDANCE con VIVIAN CAMPBELL (DIO-WHITESNAKE-DEF LEPPARD)metiendo sus solos de guitarra Y que decir del cover de DEEP PURPLE DEL MARK I de HUSH.wow este disco es muy completo no tiene ningun corte de relleno no lo hay.MEANSTREET ROCKET toda una fiesta hyper-melodica,GET DOWN,TAKE ME,ANGEL,LONELY HEARTACHE,HUNTER todas son

From: mauricio Date: November 13, 2005 at 17:29
marca registrada de la casa,asi es y que decir de ALL I CARE FOR,con esas guitarras acusticas uno de los mejores temas para cerrar el disco,y de que su solista STEVE LEE es oir al gran DAVID COVERDALE,para mi gusto este podria haber sido el proximo disco de WHITESNAKE despues del SLIP OF THE TONGUE,este disco de GOTTHARD es una joya y uno de los mejores discos salidos de suiza y nadie puede negar que estos tipos tocan rock mastodontico,COMPRALO 10/10 UN BESO DE GRANITO,el mejor grupo suizo

From: mauricio Date: November 13, 2005 at 17:29
que son mucho mas que una persecucion policial,DISCAZO este debut,tambien recomiendo el DIAL HARD que para mi gusto son los mejores de esta grandiosa banda suiza.si no lo tienes que esperas para tenerlos (maujobarksott@hotmail.com) GOTTHARD 10/10.......

From: wzcj02 Date: April 19, 2006 at 5:39
great vibe but the songs are average in my opinion....nothing with great hooks at all. The only other album I have is lipservice which has some great songs and is a much stronger release.

From: Dead Planet Date: July 28, 2006 at 14:00
I picked this up when it was first released and I loved it. But I lost track of them after this one. Probably because my tastes turned to heavier stuff. As per the comments here , it looks like the only other releases worth picking up by these guys is the next 2, so I will do so!

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: September 22, 2007 at 3:25
GOOD CD NOT their best some killer songs !/ HARD ROCK with a terrific sense of melody STEVE LEE is one of the TOP 10 singer ever !!!honey for your METAL EARS ! 80/100 CHECK THEIR LATER CD much better than this /d/

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: November 2, 2007 at 19:44
Un Gran albun lleno de Adrenalina de principio a fin un Hard Rock Matador y desafiante y unos temas con mucha potencia. Vaya que disco toda una joyita de Hard Rock que buenos toques de Guitarras una bateria insaciable y la voz con ese toque de poder y misterio, todo un Discazo

From: RockMan10 Date: May 3, 2008 at 15:33
Simply a classic hard rock disc. I enjoy ALL of Gotthard but they sound the best on this and Dial Hard, IMHO. Tremendous singer and punch in the guitars that will have you groovin' in no time!

From: BIG-TIME Date: May 22, 2008 at 11:10
PERFECT H/R, killer tracks, Steve Lee has an awesome voice total surprise when I got this, Hush is amazing...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 13, 2010 at 14:35
If you're a sucker for hard rock that packs a punch like a Mike Tyson uppercut, you'll be glad you got Gotthard. It would be very tough for anyone to hate this CD, as it's packed to the gills with cracking tunes, particularly the awesome cover of Deep Purple's "Hush," which annihilates the original like a Viking beserker rampaging through a village of helpless virgins and all by itself makes this album worth owning. If you ain't got this, by all means get it. A really good example of hard rock done right.

From: aornufc Date: September 22, 2010 at 8:19
What can I say? Gotthard are BRILLIANT!! 'Nuff said I think

From: BIG-TIME Date: October 6, 2010 at 11:34
R.I.P. Steve Lee, may you get to play the greatest gig in the sky...

From: Swedish Rocker Date: October 6, 2010 at 12:01
I can't find any words for how shocked I felt when I read the news about the accident. R.I.P. Steve

From: 123charpenay Date: November 21, 2011 at 13:22
new singer and new video of gotthard.a fabulous song "remember it s me".you can see on musicbuymail or melodicrock.class class class

From: hair metal again Date: May 17, 2012 at 8:39
excellent debut by GOTTHARD with great guitar work and some great songs like "standing in the light","angel","all i care for " and "firedance"!the production is very clear and the band seems to have a strong personal sound!enjoyable for sure!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 5, 2012 at 23:40
Yeah guys,we have in here a more than a decent debut album by all means...the beginning of a band that has gotten quite a success in the music bizz even after Steve's dead...some good songs in the shape of "Standing In The Light","Downtown","Mean Street Rocket","Take Me","Hunter" & "That's It"(a short but good rocking instrumental song!)are found on this record...recommended...88/100

From: 123charpenay Date: September 6, 2012 at 13:24
love this record.for me their best with lipservice.remember in 1992 we were among the shit grunge wawe.this marvellous band have the balls to make a real melodic hard rock record.this album is a masterpiece a real jewel.all songs are extraordinary.sorry rick i hate the short instrumental at the end.absoluty no interest.but the rest wow!!!!!!!!!!it s so good.unfortunately the japan import have no bonus tracks.

From: petermexico13 Date: February 18, 2015 at 15:47
Gotthard is the best hard rock band emerged in the 90's, this album is fantastic, love this band!! Steve Lee rules, the first 3 albums are great,pure hard rock, after de Open album they change their sound to a more polished aor style. Always great. Every Steve Lee album is excellent!! Since then, Gotthard is one of my favourite bands. Sin duda Gotthard es una de esas bandas que desde la primera vez que la escuchas, si eres fan al hard rock, llega para quedarse. Siempre bien trabajadas sus canciones, músicos dedicados sin duda. No dudé en conseguir toda su discografía a pesar de que los escuché por primera vez en 2003. Una banda con agallas al haber comenzado su exitosa carrera en 1992. Bienvenido Nick Maeder, aunque siempre existirá el recuerdo del estupendo y carismático Steve Lee, una leyenda hoy en día para todos los que amamos esta música.

From: 707STAR Date: April 13, 2020 at 22:49

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