Rosenrot (album)

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Rosenrot is the fifth album by Rammstein. It was released on October 27, 2005.

Rosenrot
Rosenrot cover
Studio album by Rammstein
Released: October 27, 2005
Recorded: El Cortijo Studio, Spain
Teldex Studio, Germany
Genre: Neue Deutsche Härte
Length: 48:08
Label: Universal
Producer: Jacob Hellner
Stream / Buy: Spotify
iTunes
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Rammstein chronology
Reise, Reise
(2004)
Rosenrot
(2005)
Liebe ist
für alle da

(2009)
Singles from Rosenrot
  1. Benzin
    Released: October 7, 2005
  2. Rosenrot
    Released: December 16, 2005
  3. Te Quiero Puta!
    Released: 2005
  4. Mann gegen Mann
    Released: March 3, 2006

Recording

At first, the album was to be called Reise, Reise Vol. 2, but that changed quickly to Rosenrot. Another possible title was Reise, weiter, Reise.[1]

Six of eleven songs were already recorded and finalized during the sessions for the previous album Reise, Reise, these were:

  1. Rosenrot [2][3][4][5][6]
  2. Wo bist du [7][8][9][5][6]
  3. Zerstören [5][6]
  4. Hilf mir [2][4][5][6]
  5. Feuer und Wasser [2][5][6]
  6. Ein Lied [6]

Four demo songs that come from the Reise, Reise recording sessions were reworked and re-recorded, thus resulting in three new songs:

  1. StudentBenzin [10]
  2. Spring Jungle & Spring weiterSpring [10]
  3. Ich binTe Quiero Puta! [10][11]

Another old demo song called Schwuhla that comes from the Mutter recording sessions was reworked, re-recorded and released as Mann gegen Mann.[6]
The song Stirb nicht vor mir (Don't Die Before I Do) seems to be a brand new track, or at least there is yet no valid evidence to suggest otherwise.

Album

Cover

The cover was already used for the Japanese version of the previous album Reise, Reise. It was designed by Plantage. The cover was lightly changed to fit the new album. A rope at the right and some people under it were added and the logo was replaced by the writing "//Rosenrot".

The cover shows the icebreaker USS Atka. The photo was taken on March 13, 1960, at McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.

The Thailand digipack has the band name embossed on the cover, while the German version is debossed.

Booklet

The booklet shows a lyric for the song "Mann gegen Mann" written incorrectly. Originally it has to be written "Mann gegen Mann", but the booklet shows "Mann gaygen Mann". That is because "gegen" and "gaygen" can be pronounced the same in German, though "gaygen" is a mixture of English and German and is, therefore, no correct German word.

Formats

The album was released in three different formats: CD, CD+DVD, and MC. The CD came in a digipack, as well as the CD+DVD version. In Argentina and eastern Europe, the album was released in a jewel case. Some countries received an MC release. The album was also released on 2x 12" vinyl in the box XXI in 2015. On December 8, 2017, the album was released as a vinyl stand-alone release. Both vinyl releases are remastered.

Trivia

The album was supposed to be called "Reise, Reise Vol. 2".

Six songs from the album were recorded during the sessions of Reise, Reise. The other five songs were brand new recordings.

The listening session took place in Paris. Many journalists were invited. After giving away all their bags they were only allowed to bring paper and pencil. During a ride with a London-bus, they were able to listen to the album, which came in a sealed portable CD player.

After a sightseeing tour, they were driven to a boat, where the band waited to answer questions. A video of this can be found on our YouTube channel.

Tracklist

Standard album

  1. Benzin - 03:47
  2. Mann gegen Mann - 03:50
  3. Rosenrot - 03:54
  4. Spring - 05:24
  5. Wo bist du - 03:55
  6. Stirb nicht vor mir (Don't Die Before I Do) - 04:05
  7. Zerstören - 05:28
  8. Hilf mir - 04:43
  9. Te Quiero Puta! - 03:55
  10. Feuer und Wasser - 05:17
  11. Ein Lied - 03:43

Bonus tracks

Bonus DVD:

  1. Reise, Reise (Live, 23.07.2005) - 05:10
  2. Mein Teil (Live, 03.06.2005) - 05:27
  3. Sonne (Live, 03.02.2005, 04.02.2005, 05.02.2005) - 04:30

Merchandise

Ruhe Sanft
Ruhe Sanft cover
Type: Bedsheets
Released: 2008
Origin: Rammstein shop
Other: Also sold in a bundle with the Keine Lust bed linen.


Sources

  1. Metal Hammer Germany, 11/2005, page 33
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Making of Reise, Reise
  3. Metal Hammer Germany, 11/2005, page 33
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic Seducer, 04/2004
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Audible difference in distorted guitar sound between these and the rest of the songs from Rosenrot and similarity to the songs from Reise, Reise
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Analysis of the March 2004 GEMA database snapshot
  7. Interview with Olli, krone.at, 09/07/2004
  8. Metal Hammer Germany, 09/2004, page 37
  9. Breakout magazine 6/04
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Online chat between Paul and fans, 26.10.2005
  11. Interview with Paul, Zillo magazine, September 2005