|Song by Rammstein from the album Reise, Reise
El Cortijo Studio, Málaga
Toytown Studios, Stockholm
Masterdisk, New York City
|27 September 2004
|11 Oct 2004
|30 Jul 2005
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|Reise, Reise tracklist
|Reise, Reise (Fade-out promo CD)
|Synth behind the intro choir
|4 Dec 2015
|23 Jul 2005
|Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes
|17 Nov 2006
Like most other songs of the Reise, Reise album, Morgenstern was first played in private for the members of the official fanclub on 11 October 2004. The song would also be played on the following two days, which also had concerts planned which were only accesable to fanclub members. During these three concerts, no stage effects were used for the song and the normal stage clothes were not worn during these performances. The first public concert took place on 1 November, which also marked the song's first public performance. Morgenstern would be played during every performance in both 2004 and 2005.
The song would start off with a choir synth intro, followed by Schneider playing a rapidly increasing drum beat. His drumming would come to a halt when a certain strike synth would get played, activating a single fiery explosion behind the drum set. The guitars would then join in, with Olli now being at the bottom of the stage, rather than at the top part with Schneider. The strike synth would get played three times, alongside the guitars and drums, with the lights flickering on and off as well. When the three strikes were played again, two fiery explosions went off behind the drums, then again three without an effect, and finally the strikes were played again resulting in three small, fiery explosions. When the final explosions went off, Till would start singing the first verse. The flickering lights, still in the same tempo as the synths, would be present during the verses, but not during the chorus.
Most of the performance would be normal, without any use of effects or stunts. Till would slowly walk around the stage, with the other members being stationary. Neither Paul nor Richard provides any backing vocals. When singing either the line "Du, du bist hässlich" or "Doch du, du bist nicht schön", Till would sometimes point at the audience. After the bridge, all members would remain in place as a dozen red flares descended from the ceiling downwards to the stage on either side next to Schneider. Only the synth would be played during this break, before Schneider and the guitarists would join back in. Till would resume singing and finish the song normally shortly afterwards.
|9 Nov 2004
Sie ist hässlich, dass es graut
|明けの明星 (Official Japanese translation by Makiko Shimada)