Walking on a Thin Line

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Walking on a Thin Line
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Studio album by Guano Apes
Released 3 February 2003
Recorded 2001–2002
Area 51 Recording Studios, Celle, Germany, Studios 301, Cologne, Germany, Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, Germany and Home Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Nu metal, funk metal, alternative rock
Length

44:29 (standard edition)

51:49 (digipak version)
Label BMG/GUN/Supersonic Records
Producer Fabio Trentini, Guano Apes, Vocal Production by Artemis Gounaki and Sandra Nasic
Guano Apes chronology
Don't Give Me Names
(2000)Don't Give Me Names2000
Walking on a Thin Line
(2003)
Live
(2003)Live2003
Singles from Walking on a Thin Line
  1. "You Can't Stop Me"
    Released: December 9, 2002
  2. "Pretty in Scarlet"
    Released: April 23, 2003
  3. "Quietly"
    Released: July 23, 2003

Walking on a Thin Line is the third studio album by Guano Apes. It was released on 3 February 2003 by BMG. Title of the album comes from a line in the song "Kiss the Dawn".

The album reached #1 on the German album charts[1] and was certified gold for shipping 100,000 copies.[2] Lead single "You Can't Stop Me" peaked at #10 in Germany.

Background[edit]

Recording Walking on a Thin Line went slow and was delayed multiple times. In the documentary Planet of the Apes, Dennis Poschwatta said that the band "made the mistake of going [into the studio] with unfinished songs. That’s why it took a year to write and create this record." At the time of the release of "You Can't Stop Me" it was still unclear what the album title would be. Despite these delays, Sandra Nasić called the album her favorite, saying: "It’s the most mature thing we’ve done. […] We’ve essentially achieved what I was aiming for."

"Diokhan" is one of the oldest songs on the album: a demo version of this song was released as early as 1994, and was later included on the compilation album Lost (T)apes.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."You Can't Stop Me"3:11
2."Dick"2:43
3."Kiss The Dawn"5:20
4."Pretty in Scarlet"4:07
5."Diokhan"3:34
6."Electric Nights" (bonus track on digipak version)3:26
7."Quietly"3:38
8."High"3:24
9."Sing That Song"3:03
10."Scratch the Pitch"3:47
11."Plastic Mouth"4:04
12."Counting The Days" (bonus track on digipak version)3:39
13."Storm"3:47
14."Sugar Skin"4:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Sandra Nasić - vocals
  • Henning Rümenapp - guitars
  • Stefan Ude - bass
  • Dennis Poschwatta - drums, vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Roland Peil – Percussion

Credits[edit]

  • Artwork – Friedel Muders
  • Engineer, mixing – Clemens Matznick
  • Additional engineers – Ben Hertel, Jan Helle, Philsen Hoppen*, Tom Fein
  • Drumcare engineer – Rossi Rossberg
  • Mastering – Ian Cooper
  • Photography – Dirk Schelpmeier
  • Producer – Fabio Trentini, Guano Apes
  • Additional Vocal Production Producer – Artemis Gounaki, Sandra Nasic
  • Programming – Dirk Riegner, G-Ball

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