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Rosenstolz are back!
Recording sessions for the new album '"Wir sind am Leben" took place in London, Barcelona and Berlin under period February 2009 and Juli 2011
The song "Wir sind am Leben" from the forthcoming album with the same title had its German radio premiere on Friday August 19th. It was of course a very emotional premiere for all Rosenstolz fans.
Wir sind am Leben - the video
The video for "Wir sind am Leben" had its internet premiere on August 26th.
On Wednesday, August 31st, Anna and Peter received the Order of the first class of Merit in the Federal Republic of Germany. The ceremony took place in the office of the mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at the Berlin City Hall. The Order is a recognition for their engagement in fight against HIV and AIDS.
Wir sind am Leben - the single
The first single from the upcoming new album was released on September 9th, 2011.
01 Wir sind am Leben
02 Gott geht heut ohne mein Gebet in sein Bett (Non Album Track)
03 Irgendwo in Berlin (Instrumental)
04 Wir sind am Leben (The Disco Boys Radio Mix)
05 Wir sind am Leben (Oliver Koletzki Radio Mix)
Message from Rosenstolz to all fans on raffem.com.
Two promotional singles have been released in limited edition. The first CDS is one-track-single featuring "Wir sind am Leben".
The second single contains 6 different remixes of "Wir sind am Leben". None of the singles is available for sale.
A new double CD in the series PMC Producers Master Cut entitled "Strahlende Nächte" was released on September 16th, 2011. The first CD features 13 known Rosenstolz hits from early period of their career and 4 rare bonus tracks as "Morgenlicht" and "Die in Dunkeln" as well as live recordings from Hannover of "Norma" and "Nur das Eine". The second CD contains karaoke versions of the songs from the first CD.
Wir sind am Leben - the album
The album "Wir sind am Leben" saw its release on September 23rd, 2011. The long-awaited new album featured 11 new songs - 10 of them performed by AnNa on leadvocals and 1 by Peter. The songs on the album were in may ways more catchy than on the previous one, "Die Suche geht weiter". Many up-tempo tunes with certain influences taken in one case from South America. The title song is a type of Rosenstolz' own "The Winner Takes It All" and there seems to be more influences from ABBA as for instance a child choir singing behind AnNa in one song. Peter sings his composition "Mein Leben im Aschenbecher" for "real" this time instead for sing-talk and it sounds extremely good. AnNa is absolutely on the top of her vocal form.
The album was released as CD, CD+DVD-package and as a special box-package with some extras. It is even available as vinyl with gatefold cover. The DVD was a big surprise as it contained a... mini musical (ABBA influence even here?) entitled "Irgendwo in Berlin" (Somewhere in Berlin). The musical features 6 songs from the album with different artists playing and miming to the playback. One of the artists acting in the musical is the No Angels-star Lucy Diakovska. Even AnNa and Peter participate in some parts of the show. Other features on the DVD are the video "Wir sind am Leben" and Making of the video as well as two trailers.
The Tiger Taps song
On September 30th, Rosenstolz released a new single featuring "Wir sind am Leben" and a new song entitled "Weil wir Freunde sind (Der Tiger Taps Song)" written especially for children game series entitled "Tiger Taps".
On Saturday October 15th, Rosenstolz made their first TV appearance in 3 years in the show "Schlag den Raab" in the channel Pro7. AnNa and Peter performed their latest hit "Wir sind am Leben" in this prime-time show.
Jose Carreras Gala
On Thursday December 15th, AnNa and Peter sold Christmas sweets in central Leipzig - the income was donated to the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation.
Rosenstolz participated in the annual Jose Carreras Gala on German TV ARD on Friday, December 16th, 2011 where they performed "Wir sind am Leben".
New compilation in the series "Musik für Erwachsene" (Music for Grown-ups) entitled "Balladen" (Ballads) was released in Germany on January 27th, 2012. The compilation contains 18 songs from Rosenstolz's early period.
The second single
A new single featuring "Lied von den Vergessenen" and previously unreleased "Wie lang kann ein Mensch tanzen?" was released on February 10th, 2012.
A limited edition of the single features a poster with previously unseen picture of the group.
Peter goes solo
Peter Plate has recorded 12 songs for his first solo album entitled "Schüchtern ist mein Glück“. The first single will be released soon and is entitled "Wir beide sind Musik".
AnNa is back
Even Anna announced her musical comeback as a singer with her new band Gleis 8 at the beginning of March 2013.
Peter's promo party
Peter promoted his forthcoming album at the Road Runner Club in Berlin at the beginning of March.
Peter made his first TV appearance on the Echo gala broadcasted by German TV ARD on Thursday March 21st, 2013
New Peter single
The single "Wir beide sind musik" saw its release on March 22nd, 2013.
01. Wir beide sind Musik 02. Schöner war’s mit dir
TRACKLISTING ITUNES VERSION:
01. Wir beide sind Musik 02. Schöner war’s mit dir 03. Wir beide sind Musik (Beatus Remix Extended) 04. Wir beide sind Musik (Timo Maas Club Mix) 05. Wir beide sind Musik (Timo Maas Dub Mix) 06. Wir beide sind Musik (Böse/Gabriel Remix) 07. Wir beide sind Musik (Picco Remix Extended Edit) 08. Wir beide sind Musik (Video)
Peter was one of the guests in the talk show "3 nach 9" broadcasted on Friday, March 22nd by NDR TV.
Peter's first solo album
"Schüchtern ist mein Glück" (Shiness is my happiness) was released in Germany on April 5th in two versions - the 12-track-CD and a limited deluxe edition. The limited deluxe double-CD-edition features five bonus tracks - two demos and three songs from the album performed in English as well as instrumental versions of all album tracks. Absolutely stunning album with great music and some absolutely great ballads. One of highlights is definitively "Schöner war's mit dir" - a classical Peter composition with great vocals as well as "Kapitän" recorded in both German and English for this release. The first single from the album "Wir beide sind musik" is the opening track on the album - an up-tempo track as well as the title song "Schüchtern ist mein Glück". Rosenstolz have always been known for high quality of music and lyrics and the same goes for Peter as all 12 compositions on the album are extremely strong numbers.
Carmen Nebel Show
On Saturday, April 13th Peter performed on prime time TV in the show "Carmen Nebel Show" on ZDF.
Wer Ich Bin - the video
The first Gleis8 video was released in the middle of April.
Wer ich Bin - the single release
On May 10th Gleis8 released their first single containing "Wer ich bin" and "Ich lieb dich nicht".
Bleibt das immer so
The debut album of Gleis8 featuring AnNa saw its release on May 24, 2013 in two versions. The CD version contains 12 songs and the deluxe version features 2 CD. The second single in the deluxe package contains 5 songs in acustic versions.
The Gleis8-photo sessions
Peter has written music to the movie "Bibi and Tina" which had its cinema premiere on March 6th, 2014. The soundtrack was released on CD.
Romeo & Julia - the musical
The musical "Romeo & Julia" was released on CD on August 22nd, 2014. The CD contains 15 songs performed by different artists. See the track listing below.
1. Ouvertüre - Peter Plate, Ulf Leo Sommer, Daniel Faust 2. Die Liebe kennt mich nicht – Fabian Buch 3. Elektrisch – Sebastian Rätzel & Carolina Bigge 4. Wohin – Maxine Kazis & Fabian Buch 5. Dann fall ich – Maxine Kazis & Fabian Buch 6. Natur – Peter Plate, Carolina Bigge 7. Señorita – Fabian Buch & Katharina Thalbach 8. High – Maxine Kazis 9. Du sehnsuchtsvolle Nacht – Maxine Kazis 10. Ein gutes Gefühl – Ruth Rosenfeldt & Tim Fischer 11. Letzter Tanz – Maxine Kazis & Fabian Buch 12. Für die Liebe – Maxine Kazis 13. Wie das Ticken einer Uhr – Fabian Buch 14. Ich hab dir niemals gesagt... – Fabian Buch 15. Vergiss mich nie – Maxine Kazis
Coming in - the soundtrack
Peter and Ulf have written all the songs for the film "Coming in" which had its premiere in Germany in October 2014. The soundtrack album features 12 songs in English. The album saw its release on October 24th, 2014.
New photo session was published in April 2015. Preparations for new album release continue.
Peter + Sarah Connor
The German pop star Sarah Conner released her new solo album at the end of May 2015. Ten songs on the album are written by Sarah together with Peter and Ulf. The album entitled "Muttersprache" entered the German album chart on May 29th at #1.
Endlich - Finally
Finally Anna and her group Gleis8 released a long awaited album entitled "Endlich" (Finally) on February 12th, 2016. The album features 12 new songs and 4 bonus tracks which makes it to 16 new compositions written mainly by the group Gleis8 together.
Rosenstolz - Das Beste
A new compilation CD entitled simply "Das Beste" (The best of...) saw its release on October 28th, 2016. The album contains 20 biggest Rosenstolz hits from whole their career 1991-2011.
Es geht los...
The first collaboration between Peter and Anna since 2011 brought a new single "Wenn es jetzt losgeht", released on August 31st, 2018.
Lass es Liebe sein - die schönsten Lieder - 4CD+DVD
The box was released on September 28th, 2018. There are included 7 previously unreleased songs as well as several Rosenstolz classic hits re-recorded by AnNa and Peter in the studio.
The album "Kassengift" originally released in 2000 was rereleased in the remastered version on April 23, 2021. The release contains 2 CDs and a booklet with pictures, lyrics and a message from Peter & AnNa. The bonus CD features all songs recorded during "Kassengift" recording sessions and not included on the album. It contains 8 French language versions of the songs from "Kassengift" - totally 19 bonus tracks.
In 2021 Rosenstolz celebrate their 30th anniversary. German TV prepared a documentary with AnNa and Peter talking about the story of the group. They got together again after about 10 years. The documentary was broadcasted by German TV channel MDR on December 26th, 2021.
Ich Tanz Allein
AnNa and Peter worked together in the studio and recorded a new song "Ich Tanz Allein". It is though no new Rosenstolz project but it's credited to AnNa, Peter and Ulf. Release: March 2022.