EYE OF THE TIGER / HEAVEN
STEVE LEE – THE EYES OF A TIGER:
IN MEMORY OF OUR UNFORGOTTEN FRIEND!
How do you honor a legend? A singer among the world’s finest in his genre, who has become immortal through his songs and his nature. It’s only possible with music. For the 10th anniversary of his passing, GOTTHARD bow to their friend and frontman with the album THE EYES OF A TIGER, offering two previously unreleased tracks – among them the eponymous EYE OF THE TIGER in two different takes – and eleven stripped-down versions of well-known songs: performed by GOTTHARD – sung by STEVE LEE.
When the last session with STEVE LEE emerged from the band archives, it was clear that part of the magic was in the nearly transcendental possibility of hearing him sing again: “I never thought it would be possible to make an album with his unique voice again. Recording the bass lines was very emotional for me,” recalls Marc, and Freddy adds: “Steve’s last recorded session brings back so many memories – of our shows, but also of what a great singer he was.” With infinite love to detail and Nic Maeder on backings, THE EYES OF A TIGER features eleven songs, never before presented in this distilled form, and two unreleased tracks. Apart from TAROT WOMAN, there are two extremely passionate versions of the 1982 “Rocky” classic EYE OF THE TIGER – one of STEVE LEE’s absolute favorites, which in the acoustic version will be released with the GOTTHARD track HEAVEN as the album’s advance single in time for his birthday on August 5.
It takes only moments for the goosebumps to kick in: When the exceptional singer, who had the gift of changing a song entirely with world-class timbre, musicality and integrity, starts to intonate the familiar melody, we immediately see and feel him. But also HEAVEN, GOTTHARD’s No.1 platinum single from the year 2000, is deeply moving with lyrics like Let me find my piece of heaven, let me find my way back home – I want this love to last forever not leaving us cold, ten years after the tragic accident on Interstate 15 in Nevada. “We had a memorial concert planned for a long time when Covid-19 changed everything,” Leo Leoni explains. “So, we came up with the idea of putting together a tribute album with Steve for our fans and us – as an additional reminder of this singular, unforgettable singer. We want to light a beacon that he still is a part of this band and will be forever!”
The two-track single EYE OF THE TIGER/HEAVEN will be released August 5, 2020, kicking off pre-orders for STEVE LEE – THE EYES OF A TIGER: IN MEMORY OF OUR UNFORGOTTEN FRIEND!. The GOTTHARD tribute album drops October 2, 2020 and takes everyone, who’s ever been touched by STEVE LEE on a highly emotional journey through time.
STEVE LEE – THE EYES OF A TIGER: IN MEMORY OF OUR UNFORGOTTEN FRIEND!
- One Life One Soul
- Let It Be
- In The Name
- Lonely People
- Need To Believe
- Lift U Up
- First Time In A Long Time
- Tarot Woman
- And Then Goodbye
- The Train
- Eye Of The Tiger