Fight (Doro album)

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Fight
Doro fight.jpg
Studio album by Doro
Released 19 August 2002
Recorded Soundmine Recording Studios, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Atom H Studios, Düsseldorf, Germany
Genre Heavy metal
Length 54:34
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Doro Pesch, Don Malsch, Chris Lietz
Doro chronology
Calling the Wild
(2000)
Fight
(2002)
Let Love Rain on Me
(2004)
Singles from Fight
  1. "Fight (mixes) / Fight by Your Side / Toujours pour Garder"
    Released: 19 August 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Metal Hammer (GER) 4/7 stars[2]

Fight is the eighth studio album of the German female hard rock singer Doro Pesch. It was released worldwide in 2002 by SPV/Steamhammer.[3]

Fight is the first Doro album since Force Majeure to be produced with a strong contribution from the members of the band that accompanied the German singer on her tours. Nick Douglas, Joe Taylor and Johnny Dee had toured with Doro for more than ten years, while Oliver Palotai replaced Mario Parillo after his death in 2001.[4]

The songs of the album are the usual mix of aggressive metal and soft ballads, with a distinctive rawer sound than in previous albums. At this time Doro tried some versions of the songs in languages different form English or German. What remains of these recordings are the chorus of "Salvaje" in Spanish and the chorus of the single's b-side "Tourjour pour Gasner" in French.[4] The list of musicians sees the contribution of various guests: Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele, Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery, former Plasmatics bassist Jean Beauvoir, veteran composer Russ Ballard and usual collaborators Chris Lietz, Jürgen Engler and Andreas Bruhn.

The title track was used by German boxer Regina Halmich to introduce her performances, while "Always Live to Win" became the official theme of Rhein Fire NFL Europe football team. "Legends Never Die" is a cover of a song performed by Wendy O. Williams on her album WOW of 1984.[4]

The album was re-released on CD and vinyl on 25 January 2010 by SPV/Steamhammer with some bonus tracks. The extensive booklet includes new photos and liner notes by Doro Pesch and Nick Douglas.[3]

Fight peaked at position No. 18 in the German Longplay chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fight" Joe Taylor, Nick Douglas, Doro Pesch, Johnny Dee 4:09
2. "Always Live to Win" Pesch, Chris Lietz 3:01
3. "Descent" Taylor, Pesch 4:02
4. "Salvaje" Jean Beauvoir, Pesch, Puri 2:47
5. "Undying" Pesch, Gary Scruggs 4:06
6. "Legends Never Die" Micki Free, Adam Mitchell, Gene Simmons 5:21
7. "Rock Before We Bleed" Pesch, Lietz 4:22
8. "Sister Darkness" Beauvoir, Taylor, Pesch, Douglas, Dee 4:46
9. "Wild Heart" Russ Ballard, Pesch, Chris Winter 4:32
10. "Fight by Your Side" Pesch, Scruggs 3:49
11. "Chained" Pesch, Scruggs 4:15
12. "Hoffnung (Hope)" Bruhn, Pesch, Heike Jäger 4:37
13. "Song for Me" (Digipak edition bonus track) Scruggs 4:31
Total length: 54:34
Note

Digipak edition has "Fight" and "Always Live to Win" music videos.

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Russ Ballard – guitar on "Wild Heart"
  • Jean Beauvoir – guitar on "Sister Darkness"
  • Andreas Bruhn – guitars on "Legends Never Die"
  • Chris Caffery – guitars on "Salvaje" and guitar solo on "Descent"
  • Jürgen Engler – ebow on "Legends Never Die"
  • Chris Lietz – guitars, bass, keyboards, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Peter Steele – vocals on "Descent"
  • Michael Voss – guitar on "Legends Never Die"
  • Chris Winter – keyboards on "Wild Heart"

Production[edit]

  • Kai Blankenberg – mastering
  • Dan Malsch – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Joe West – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Doro Fight". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Doro Metal Hammer Suchergebnis" (in German). Metal Hammer. September 2002. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Doro - Fight". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Hinds, Daniel (2001). "Doro interview". The Plague.net. Archived from the original on 17 August 2003. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Doro Fight Zusammenfassung". Musicline.de. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 

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