Gotthard pay fragile tribute to fallen frontman on Steve Lee: The Eyes Of A Tiger

Swiss rockers Gotthard assemble previously unheard recordings to build an unplugged tribute album, Steve Lee: The Eyes Of A Tiger

Gotthard – Steve Lee: The Eyes Of A Tiger
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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). 

An acoustic version of Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger rounds off an enjoyable package.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.