Große Freiheit (album)

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Große Freiheit
Grosse Freiheit.jpg
Studio album by Unheilig
Released February 19, 2010
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte, Pop-Rock
Length 1:06:19
Language German
Label Vertigo (Universal)
Producer Der Graf
Unheilig chronology
Puppenspiel
(2008)Puppenspiel2008
Grosse Freiheit
(2010)
Lichter der Stadt
(2012)Lichter der Stadt2012
Limited Fanbox Edition
The Limited Fanbox Edition is strictly limited to 5,000 copies.
The Limited Fanbox Edition is strictly limited to 5,000 copies.

Große Freiheit (German for Great Freedom) is the seventh album by the Neue Deutsche Härte band Unheilig. It was released on February 19, 2010, as a standard 14-track album and a Fanbox Edition boxset which was limited to 5,000 copies that contains the following:

  • a limited edition 16-track studio album (including 2 bonus tracks) in digipak.
  • a bonus CD of unreleased studio recordings of Unheilig from the current studio sessions and recordings and songs from the first musical steps of Der Graf so far (never published).
  • an Unheiling flag.
  • Autobiography of Der Graf, 176-sided: Der Graf tells of his first musical steps up to his latest album Grosse Freiheit.

The album's title refers to a street in Hamburg-St. Pauli, a side-street of the Reeperbahn.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title English translation Length
1. "Das Meer" The Sea 3:39
2. "Seenot" Distress 4:22
3. "Für Immer" Forever 3:22
4. "Geboren um zu Leben" Born to Live 3:50
5. "Abwärts" Downwards 3:30
6. "Halt mich" Hold Me 3:47
7. "Unter Feuer" Under Fire 5:03
8. "Große Freiheit" Great Freedom 3:48
9. "Ich gehöre mir" I Belong to Me 3:34
10. "Heimatstern" Home Star 4:10
11. "Sternbild" Constellation 4:28
12. "Unter Deiner Flagge" Under Your Banner 4:10
13. "Fernweh" Wanderlust 4:51
14. "Schenk mir ein Wunder (Bonus track)" Send me a Miracle 4:36
15. "Auf Kurs (Bonus track)" On Course 4:38
16. "Neuland" Newland 4:31

Bonus disc[edit]

Frühe Werke Und Rohe Entwürfe translates as "Early Works and Rough Drafts"
  1. Human Nations (First Musical Steps in 1992)
  2. The Beast (First Musical Steps in 1992)
  3. Lost Heaven (Unpublished song from the early Unheiligzeit)
  4. Faded Times (Unpublished song from the early Unheiligzeit)
  5. Seenot (Demo)
  6. Für Immer (Demo)
  7. Unter deiner Flagge (Demo)
  8. Geboren um zu leben (Demo)
  9. Geboren um zu leben (Demo 2)

Live album[edit]

On June 11, 2010, a live album was released with the same name, which contains a boxset with a CD and the DVD featuring the show. A Limited Delux Edition contains four discs while the Special Edition contains two discs.

Chart performance[edit]

In Germany, it remained at No. 1 for 23 non-consecutive weeks, to date the longest stay of any album in the 21st century and the first album by a German artist to do so.[1]

Große Freiheit is the second most downloaded album of all time in Germany behind Adele's 21, with digital sales between 100,000 and 140,000.[2][3]

Spending 52 weeks in the German top ten, the album is the 17th album to spend a year or longer there and the first to do so since Ich + Ich's Vom selben Stern, which was released in July 2007.[4] Große Freiheit left the top 5 of the German Albums Chart for the first time the week it achieved this feat.[5][6]

Chart succession[edit]

Preceded by
Tattoos by Peter Maffay
A Curious Thing by Amy Macdonald
Iron Man 2 (Soundtrack) by AC/DC
My Cassette Player by Lena
The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden
Bring mich nach Hause by Wir sind Helden
Progress by Take That
Michael by Michael Jackson
German Albums Chart number-one album
March 5, 2010 – March 25, 2010
April 16, 2010 – April 22, 2010
May 7, 2010 – May 20, 2010
June 25, 2010 – August 26, 2010
September 3, 2010 – September 9, 2010
September 17, 2010 – September 23, 2010
December 10, 2010 – December 23, 2010
December 31, 2010 – January 27, 2011
Succeeded by
A Curious Thing by Amy Macdonald
Diversity by Gentleman
My Cassette Player by Lena
The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden
Bring mich nach Hause by Wir sind Helden
A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park
Michael by Michael Jackson
Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars
Preceded by
Michael by Michael Jackson
Austrian Albums Chart number-one album
January 7, 2011 – January 20, 2011
Succeeded by
Neujahrskonzert 2011 by Vienna Philharmonic / Franz Welser-Möst

Große Freiheit (Winter Edition)[edit]

This album was re-released on November 19, 2010, with all of the standard 14 tracks from Große Freiheit, excluding the two bonus songs. A second disc contains "Winterland" and its remixes. There is a new cover to reflect the title.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title English Translation Length
1. "Winterland"    
2. "Geboren um zu leben (Piano Version)" Born to Live (Piano Version)  
3. "Unter deiner Flagge (Piano Version)" Under your Flag (Piano Version)  
4. "Winterland (Single Version)"    
5. "Winterland (Gregorian Version)"    
6. "Der Graf liest Dornröschen" The Count reads Sleeping Beauty  

Grosse Freiheit Tour 2010-2011[edit]

2010[edit]

  • March 5 - Berlin, Germany - The Dome 53 at Velodrom
  • March 19 - Bochum, Germany - RuhrCongress Halle
  • March 20 - Erfurt, Germany - Stadthalle
  • March 27 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhalle
  • April 1 - Munchen, Germany - Zenith
  • April 3 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Halle
  • April 4 - Dresdon, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
  • April 5 - Dresdon, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
  • April 9 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory
  • April 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks Club
  • April 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks Club
  • April 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks Club
  • April 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Agra Halle
  • April 17 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
  • April 30 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
  • May 1 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
  • May 2 - Bosen, Germany - Hexentanz Festival
  • May 6 - Bielefeld, Germany - Ringlokschuppen
  • May 7 - Bielefeld, Germany - Ringlokschuppen
  • May 8 - Wurzburg, Germany - Posthalle
  • May 9 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Halle
  • May 12 - Vienna, Austrua - Gasometer
  • May 14 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
  • May 15 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
  • May 20 - Stuttgart, Germany - The Dome 54 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
  • May 21 - Stuttgart, Germany - Liederhalle
  • May 22 - Stuttgart, Germany - Liederhalle
  • May 29 - Hamburg, Germany - Grand Prix Party at Spielburdenplatz
  • June 11 - Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival
  • June 12 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Blackfield festival
  • July 10 - Göttingen, Germany - MTV Campus Invasion 2010
  • July 16 - Waregum, Belgium - Gothic Festival
  • July 30 - Grafenheinichen, Germany - Jump Community Party at Ferropolis
  • July 31 - Hanau Am Main, Germany - Amphitheater
  • August 1 - Hanau Am Main, Germany - Amphitheater
  • August 7 - Hildesheim, Germany - Mera Luna Festival
  • August 15 - Schwetzingen, Germany - Grosse Freiheit Open Air
  • August 20 - Stormthal, Germany - Highfield Festival
  • August 21 - Schwerin, Germany - Freilichtbuhne
  • August 27 - Hamburg - Germany - HTA Hambuger Trab-Arena
  • August 28 - Potsdam, Germany - Metropolis Halle
  • September 2 - Wiesen, Austria - Two Days A Week Festival
  • September 17 - Hemer, Germany - Landesgartenschaugelande
  • September 18 - Bern, Switzerland - Bierhubeli
  • September 19 - Zurich, Switzerland - One By One Festival
  • October 1 - Berlin, Germany - Bundesvision at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
  • October 22 - Hohenems, Austria - Tennis Events Center
  • October 23 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
  • October 24 - Graz, Austria - Helmut-List-Halle
  • November 12 - Siegen, Germany - Siegerlandhalle
  • November 13 - Siegen, Germany - Siegerlandhalle
  • November 18 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
  • November 19 - Frankfurt. Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
  • November 20 - Regensburg, Germany - Donau Arena
  • November 25 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
  • November 26 - Furth, Germany - Stadthalle (Furth)
  • November 27 - Munster, Germany - Halle Munsterland
  • December 2 - Bochum, Germany - 1 Live Krone 2010
  • December 4 - Bremen, Germany - Bremen-Arena
  • December 5 - Kiel, Germany - Sparkassen-Arena
  • December 10 - Braunschweig, Germany - Volkswagen Halle
  • December 11 - Chemnitz, Germany - Messe
  • December 14 - Mannheim, Germany - Maimarktclub
  • December 15 - Kassel, Germany - Kongress Palais-Blauersaal
  • December 17 - Ulm, Germany - Donauhalle
  • December 18 - Trier, Germany - Trier Arena
  • December 25 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Arena
  • December 26 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Arena
  • December 28 - Kempton, Germany - BigBox
  • December 29 - Freiburg, Germany - Rothaus Arena
  • December 30 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Phillips Halle

2011[edit]

  • January 2 - Lingen, Germany - Emslandhallen
  • January 7 - Magdeburg, Germany - Stadthalle
  • January 8 - Bamburg, Germany - Stechert Arena
  • January 9 - Salzburg, Austria - Salzburg Arena
  • January 14 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhallen
  • January 15 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Europahalle
  • January 20 - Augsburg, Germany - Schwabenhalle
  • January 21 - Hannover, Germany - AWD Hall
  • January 22 - Erfurt, Germany - Thuringenhalle
  • January 28 - Rostock, Germany - Stadthalle
  • January 29 - Cottbus, Germany - Messehalle
  • February 4 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
  • February 5 - Magdeburg, Germany - Stadthalle
  • March 24 - Berlin, Germany - Echo 2011
  • May 27 - Hannover, Germany - Expoplaza
  • June 4 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Amphitheater
  • June 5 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Amphitheater
  • June 17 - Bonn, Germany - Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle
  • June 18 - Fulda, Germany - Messe-Galerie
  • June 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Stadion Im Sportpark
  • July 1 - Basel, Switzerland - St.Jacobshalle
  • July 2 - Clam, Austria - Burgclam
  • July 3 - Clam, Austria - Burgclam
  • July 7 - Dresden, Germany - Elbufer
  • July 8 - Dresden, Germany - Elbufer
  • July 9 - Dresden, Germany - Elbufer
  • July 10 - Heilbrenn, Germany - Wertwiessen Park
  • July 15 - Bielfeld, Germany - Ravensburger Park
  • July 16 - Ulm, Germany - KlosterWiblingen
  • July 17 - Baden-Baden, Germany - Rennplatz
  • July 22 - Emmendingen, Germany - Schlossplatz
  • July 23 - Munchen, Germany - OlympiaPark
  • July 24 - Schwabisch Gmind, Germany - Schiesstal Platz
  • July 30 - Erfurt, Germany - Streigerwald Stadion
  • August 6 - Berlin, Germany - Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide
  • August 7 - Berlin, Germany - Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide
  • August 20 - Braunschweig, Germany - Volksbank Brawobuhne
  • August 21 - Coburg, Germany - Schlossplatz
  • August 26 - Losheim, Germany - Stranbad
  • August 27 - Bremen, Germany - Pier 2
  • August 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Trabenbahn
  • September 1 - Rostock, Germany - IGA Park
  • September 2 - Monchengladbach, Germany - Warsteiner Hockey Park
  • September 3 - Gronau, Germany - Burgerhalle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Unheilig: Chartverfolgung: Grosse Freiheit (Longplay)". musicline.de. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Unheilig: Chartverfolgung: Grosse Freiheit Live (Longplay)". musicline.de. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
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  14. ^ "MTV | Album Jahrescharts 2011 | charts". Mtv.de. December 31, 2011. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2011". hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on August 15, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Unheilig – Große Freiheit" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 4 July 2017.  Enter Unheilig in the field Interpret. Enter Große Freiheit in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
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  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Unheilig; 'Grosse Freiheit')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2017.