On October 5, 2010, Gotthard, singer Steve Lee perished in a motorcycle accident. On stage and off, Lee was the real deal. And although the Swiss melodic hard rockers pluckily chose a replacement that sounded nothing like him, they’ve struggled to reach the same heights.
A decade on, after discovering these previously unheard recordings of Lee’s last ever session Gotthard built an unplugged tribute album around them.
From One Life One Soul to Heaven and Lift U Up, many of their finest tunes are reworked here in deliciously fragile form, Lee’s voice sounding spookily sublime (his successor, Nic Meader, is also present in the background).