|Studio album by Rammstein|
|Released||October 28, 2005|
|Recorded||2004–2005 at Teldex Studios, Berlin and El Cortijo Studio, Málaga, Spain|
|Genre||Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal|
|Language||German, English, Spanish|
|Singles from Rosenrot|
|Entertainment Weekly||(C) link|
Rosenrot (German: "Rose-Red") is the fifth album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on October 28, 2005 in Germany, December 6, 2005 in Canada, and March 28, 2006 in the United States. A limited edition with a bonus DVD is also available. As of February 2006, the album has shipped 1 million copies globally.
The cover art is nearly identical to the Japanese import of Reise, Reise. The image is a slightly altered photograph of the icebreaker USS Atka, taken on March 13, 1960 at McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
While Rammstein did not actively promote the album, the band built anticipation through a variety of means. The first single from the album, "Benzin", premiered at the Berliner Wuhlheide and was subsequently released on disc. Rammstein's official website featured one-minute samples from six of the tracks, and had featured a prominent release-date countdown. A brief section of the chorus from "Rosenrot" plays in the background of an e-card containing photographs of the band and basic album information.
All songs written and composed by Rammstein.
|2.||"Mann Gegen Mann" (Man Against Man)||3:50|
|3.||"Rosenrot" (Rose Red)||3:54|
|5.||"Wo Bist Du" (Where Are You)||3:55|
|6.||"Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" (featuring Sharleen Spiteri and Bobo; Don't Die Before I Do)||4:05|
|8.||"Hilf Mir" (Help Me)||4:43|
|9.||"Te Quiero Puta!" (featuring Carmen Zapata; Sp.: I Love You, Whore!)||3:55|
|10.||"Feuer Und Wasser" (Fire And Water)||5:17|
|11.||"Ein Lied" (A Song)||3:43|
- There is a compact cassette available (Side A = 1-6; B = 7-11)
- The US version features a parental advisory label that is printed on the cover.
On August 18, 2005, it was announced that "Benzin" would be the first video for Rosenrot. The "Benzin" video premiered on German MTV on Friday, September 16, 2005. In the video, all of the members of Rammstein except Flake play the role of reckless firemen driving a massive fire truck destroying things along the way. Flake does not appear until the end of the video as a man about to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a tall building. The other band members open a life net for him but it ends up ripping. The video was shot in Berlin over three days in August 2005. It was directed by Uwe Flade.
The second video from the album, "Rosenrot", premiered on November 30, 2005 on MTV Germany.
The third video, "Mann gegen Mann", was released on February 1, 2006. It shows the band (genuinely) naked and utilizing their respective instruments to cover themselves, with the exception of Till, who is wearing a latex diaper, and sporting an inverted mohawk haircut. The video switches between the band playing, and teeming masses of naked male bodybuilders. Towards the end, Till transforms into the demon that is portrayed on the cover of the single.
Limited edition bonus DVD
The limited edition includes the normal CD plus a DVD with three live performances:
- Reise, Reise (Arena of Nîmes, Nîmes / France July 2005)
- Mein Teil (Club Citta, Kanagawa / Japan June 2005)
- Sonne (Brixton Academy, London / UK February 2005)
All bonus performances were later featured on the DVD Völkerball.
- The Limited Edition featured slightly altered artwork, namely "Limited Edition" printed in white on the top left corner, and the band and album name is reflective.
- The US Version is the Special Edition, with that printed on the top left corner and the parental advisory logo below, alongside the reflective band and album name.
- The Japanese Version, released in 2009, has a SHMCD and the DVD.
- Till Lindemann – vocals
- Christoph Schneider – drums
- Christian Lorenz – keyboards
- Oliver Riedel – bass guitar
- Richard Z. Kruspe – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Paul Landers – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Additional musicians
- Sharleen Spiteri – vocals (track 6)
- Bobo – backing vocals (track 6)
- Christo Hermanndos – trumpet (track 9)
- Carmen Zapata – vocals (track 9)
- Olsen Involtini – string arrangement (track 8)
- Sven Helbig – trumpet arrangement (track 9)
- Matthias Wilke – choir conductor (tracks 1, 2 & 4)
- Produced by Jacob Hellner
|Europe||28 October 2005|
|Canada||6 December 2005|
|United States||28 March 2006|
|German Albums Chart ||1|
|Austrian Albums Chart ||1|
|Finnish Albums Chart ||1|
|Danish Albums Chart ||2|
|Swedish Albums Chart ||2|
|Swiss Albums Chart ||2|
|Belgian Albums Chart ||3|
|Dutch Albums Chart ||4|
|Norwegian Albums Chart ||4|
|French Albums Chart ||5|
|Polish Albums Chart ||7|
|Portuguese Albums Chart ||7|
|Czech Republic Albums Chart ||8|
|Spanish Albums Chart ||9|
|Hungarian Albums Chart ||18|
|Italian Albums Chart ||20|
|UK Albums Chart ||29|
|New Zealand Albums Chart ||38|
|Croatian Albums Chart ||39|
|Irish Albums Chart ||40|
|Australian Albums Chart ||44|
|US Billboard 200 ||47|
|Finnish Albums Chart ||12|
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