Völkerball

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Völkerball
Live album by Rammstein
Released November 17, 2006
Recorded November 28, 2004 to July 23, 2005
Genre Industrial metal
Neue Deutsche Härte
Length 104:59 (2CD)
Label Universal
Producer John Smith
Rammstein chronology
Rosenrot
(2005)
'''Völkerball'''
(2006)
Liebe ist für alle da
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (72%) [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]

Völkerball (German for "Dodgeball", lit. "Peoples' ball") is the German NDH-metal band Rammstein's live album/DVD set. It was released on November 17, 2006 in Europe, December 19, 2006 in Canada, and on September 18, 2007 in the U.S. The album was advertised within media by the Ich will live video featured on the DVD and Mann gegen Mann single.

The standard edition-packaging comes in both CD-sized and DVD-sized formats. The special edition features two DVDs and one CD. The extra DVD comes with the documentary 'Anakonda Im Netz' and the 'Making Of Reise, Reise album'. The limited edition has two DVDs, two CDs and a photobook. The logo is derived from that of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Name[edit]

Völkerball is the German name for the game of dodge ball. Literally it means Peoples' Ball. One could also think that the combination of the word Ball, being a dancing event like English ball or prom, in connection with Peoples and relating to the musical act Rammstein, means Dancing/Musical event of (all) people.

Versions[edit]

Standard edition: 2 disc set[edit]

  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 1 Audio CD, 75min live audio recorded in Nîmes
  • Released in both CD-sized packaging and DVD-sized Packaging

Special edition: 3 disc set[edit]

  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 1 Audio CD, 75min live audio recorded in Nîmes
  • 1 DVD, 90min documentary: Anaconda in the Net and Reise, Reise: The Making of the Album
  • Released in both CD-sized packaging and DVD-sized Packaging

Limited 'tourbook' edition: 4 disc set[edit]

  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 2 Audio CDs, the entire live-audio-recording of the concert in Nîmes (105 minutes, dead airs were edited)
  • 1 DVD, 90min documentary: Anaconda in the Net and Reise, Reise: The Making of the Album
  • 190 page special numbered tour-photobook (27 cm x 31 cm),
  • Only 40,000 copies were produced, each one marked with a unique serial number.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition Special edition Limited edition
Live DVD
Les Arènes de Nîmes, France, July 23, 2005
  1. Reise, Reise
  2. Links 2-3-4
  3. Keine Lust
  4. Feuer frei!
  5. Asche zu Asche
  6. Morgenstern
  7. Mein Teil
  8. Stein um Stein
  9. Los
  10. Du riechst so gut
  11. Benzin
  12. Du hast
  13. Sehnsucht
  14. Amerika
  15. Rammstein
  16. Sonne
  17. Ich will
  18. Ohne dich
  19. Stripped
Brixton Academy, London, England, February 3, 2005 to February 5, 2005
  1. Sonne
  2. Rein raus
  3. Ohne dich
  4. Feuer frei!
Club Citta, Tokyo, Japan, June 3, 2005
  1. Mein Teil
  2. Du hast
  3. Los – Trailer
Sport Complex Olympiski, Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2004
  1. Moskau (Special)
Live in Nîmes Entire Nîmes concert
  1. Intro
  2. Reise, Reise
  3. Links 2-3-4
  4. Keine Lust
  5. Feuer frei!
  6. Asche zu Asche
  7. Morgenstern
  8. Mein Teil
  9. Los
  10. Du riechst so gut
  11. Benzin
  12. Du hast
  13. Sehnsucht
  14. Amerika
  15. Sonne
  16. Ich will
CD 1
  1. Intro
  2. Reise, Reise
  3. Links 2-3-4
  4. Keine Lust
  5. Feuer frei!
  6. Asche zu Asche
  7. Morgenstern
  8. Mein Teil
  9. Stein um Stein
  10. Los
CD 2
  1. Du riechst so gut
  2. Benzin
  3. Du hast
  4. Sehnsucht
  5. Amerika
  6. Rammstein
  7. Sonne
  8. Ich will
  9. Ohne dich
  10. Stripped
  11. Outro
Bonus DVD – documentaries & interviews
Not present
  • "Anakonda im Netz": 60 min
  • "Making of the Album Reise, Reise: 25 min

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe November 17, 2006
Canada December 19, 2006
United States September 18, 2007

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[3] 1
Finnish Albums Chart[4] 1
Mexican Albums Chart[5] 1
Russian Albums Chart[6] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 3
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 7
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 7
Japanese Albums Chart 11
Swedish Albums Chart[10] 11
Danish Albums Chart[11] 18
Czech Albums Chart[12] 19
Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 24
Polish Albums Chart[14] 36
Belgium Albums Chart[15] 48
Australian Albums Chart[16] 49
French Albums Chart[17] 54
Portuguese Albums Chart[18] 58
Italian Albums Chart[19] 61
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 65
NZ Albums Chart[21] 82
UK Albums Chart[22] 99
Canadian Albums Chart[23] 108
US Billboard 200[24] 147
Irish Albums Chart[25] 167

Year-end[edit]

End of year chart (2007) Position
German Albums Chart 30

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Germany 3x Gold (Album)
2x Platinum (DVD)

Reception[edit]

Völkerball was nominated for Echo Awards 2007 in the Best DVD category, which was won by Pink Floyd's Pulse.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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