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Rosenrot

Rosenrot
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Studio album by Rammstein
Released28 October 2005
Recorded2004-2005
Studio
  • Teldex Studios (Berlin)
  • El Cortijo Studios (Málaga, Spain)
Genre
Length48:00
Language
LabelUniversal
ProducerJacob Hellner
Rammstein chronology
Reise, Reise
(2004)
Rosenrot
(2005)
Völkerball
(2006)
Singles from Rosenrot
  1. "Benzin"
    Released: 7 October 2005
  2. "Rosenrot"
    Released: 16 December 2005
  3. "Mann Gegen Mann"
    Released: 3 March 2006
  4. "Te Quiero Puta! (promo)[1]"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC[3]
IGN5.2/10[4]
Kerrang!3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters8/10[6]
Blabbermouth.net8/10[7]

Rosenrot (German pronunciation: ['?o:zno:t], "Rose-Red") is the fifth album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, released on 28 October 2005. As of February 2006, the album has shipped 1 million copies globally.[8]

The album includes six songs artistically omitted from Reise, Reise. The album's first title was Reise, Reise Volume Two, but on 18 August 2005 the album was announced as Rosenrot.[9]

The cover art is nearly identical to the Japanese import of Reise, Reise. The image is a slightly altered photograph of the icebreaker USS Atka, taken on 13 March 1960 at McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.[10]

While Rammstein did not actively promote the album, the band built anticipation through a variety of means. The first single from the album, "Benzin", premiered at the Berliner Wuhlheide and was subsequently released on disc. Rammstein's official website featured one-minute samples from six of the tracks, and had featured a prominent release-date countdown. A brief section of the chorus from "Rosenrot" plays in the background of an e-card containing photographs of the band and basic album information.[11]

Track listing

All tracks written by Rammstein.

No.TitleLength
1."Benzin" ("Fuel")3:46
2."Mann gegen Mann" ("Man Against Man")3:50
3."Rosenrot" ("Rose-red")3:54
4."Spring" ("Jump")5:24
5."Wo bist du" ("Where Are You")3:55
6."Stirb nicht vor mir (Don't Die Before I Do)" (featuring Sharleen Spiteri and Bobo; "Don't Die Before I Do")4:05
7."Zerstören" ("Destroy")5:28
8."Hilf mir" ("Help Me")4:43
9."Te quiero puta!" (featuring Carmen Zapata; Sp.: "I Love You, Whore!")3:55
10."Feuer und Wasser" ("Fire and Water")5:17
11."Ein Lied" ("A Song")3:43
Total length:48:00

Videos

On 18 August 2005 it was announced that "Benzin" would be the first video for Rosenrot. The "Benzin" video premiered on German MTV on Friday 16 September 2005. In the video, all of the members of Rammstein except Flake play the role of reckless firemen driving a massive fire truck destroying things along the way. Flake does not appear until the end of the video as a man about to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a tall building. The other band members open a life net for him but it ends up ripping. The video was shot in Berlin over three days in August 2005. It was directed by Uwe Flade.

The second video from the album, "Rosenrot", premiered on 30 November 2005 on MTV Germany.

The third video, "Mann gegen Mann", was released on 1 February 2006. It shows the band (genuinely) naked and utilizing their respective instruments to cover themselves, with the exception of Till, who is wearing a latex diaper, and sporting an inverted mohawk haircut. The video switches between the band playing, and teeming masses of naked male bodybuilders. Towards the end, Till transforms into the demon that is portrayed on the cover of the single.

Limited edition bonus DVD

The limited edition includes the normal CD plus a DVD with three live performances:

  1. Reise, Reise (Arena of Nîmes, Nîmes / France July 2005)
  2. Mein Teil (Club Citta, Kanagawa / Japan June 2005)
  3. Sonne (Brixton Academy, London / UK February 2005)

All bonus performances were later featured on the DVD Völkerball.

  • The Limited Edition featured slightly altered artwork, namely "Limited Edition" printed in white on the top left corner, and the band and album name is reflective.
  • The US version is the Special Edition, with that printed on the top left corner and the parental advisory logo below, alongside the reflective band and album name.
  • The Japanese version, released in 2009, has a SHMCD and the DVD.

Personnel

Rammstein
Additional musicians
Production

Release history

Country Date
Europe 28 October 2005
Canada 6 December 2005
United States 28 March 2006

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[12] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 1
Finnish Albums Chart[14] 1
Danish Albums Chart[15] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 2
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 2
Belgian Albums Chart[18] 3
Dutch Albums Chart[19] 4
Norwegian Albums Chart[20] 4
French Albums Chart[21] 5
Polish Albums Chart[22] 7
Portuguese Albums Chart[23] 7
Czech Republic Albums Chart[24] 8
Spanish Albums Chart[25] 9
Hungarian Albums Chart[26] 18
Italian Albums Chart[27] 20
UK Albums Chart[22] 29
New Zealand Albums Chart[28] 38
Croatian Albums Chart[29] 39
Irish Albums Chart[22] 40
Australian Albums Chart[30] 44
US Billboard 200[31] 47

Year-end charts

Chart (2005) Rank
Finnish Albums Chart[32] 12

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[33] Gold 20,892[33]
Russia (NFPF)[34] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[35] Platinum 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "Te Quiero Puta! Promo Single info". discogs.com. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r806875
  3. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1176632,00.html
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[T]here are some true gems here, such as the titanic 'Hilf Mir' and the aching 'Wo Bist Du'..."
  6. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/rammstein-rosenrot/
  7. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/rosenrot/
  8. ^ "Billboard". Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Next album to be called Rosenrot". herzeleid.com. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ "Rosenrot source image". herzeleid.com. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "Rosenrot e-card at Universal". universal-rock.de. Retrieved 2008.
  12. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Rammstein - Rosenrot - austriancharts.at
  14. ^ finnishcharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  15. ^ danishcharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  16. ^ swedishcharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  17. ^ Rammstein - Rosenrot - hitparade.ch
  18. ^ ultratop.be - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  19. ^ dutchcharts.nl - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  20. ^ norwegiancharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  21. ^ lescharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  22. ^ a b c "Rosenrot". Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ portuguesecharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  24. ^ "?NS IFPI". Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ spanishcharts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  26. ^ http://www.mahasz.hu/?menu=slagerlistak&menu2=archivum&lista=top40&ev=2005&het=43&submit_=Keresés
  27. ^ "FIMI - Pagina non trovata - FIMI". FIMI.it. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  28. ^ charts.org.nz - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  29. ^ "Top of the Shops - slu?bena tjedna lista prodanih albuma u Hrvatskoj". Hdu-toplista.com. January 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  30. ^ australian-charts.com - Rammstein - Rosenrot
  31. ^ Ed Nimmervoll. "Rammstein". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015.
  32. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Myydyimmät levyt". Retrieved 2015.
  33. ^ a b "Rammstein" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat - IFPI Finland.
  34. ^ "Russian album certifications - Rammstein - Rosenrot" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF).
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rammstein; 'Rosenrot')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.

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