Who is CoreLeoni you ask? It is a project founded by none other than Gotthard guitarist and founder Leo Leoni to pay a very personal tribute to his rock 'n' roll past!
In Leo’s words: "On the 25th Anniversary of the release of the first Gotthard album, I wanted to pay tribute to songs like: 'Downtown,' 'Firedance,' Higher,' 'Here Comes the Heat,' 'In the Name,' 'Ride On…,' 'Let It Be' and 'All I Care For.' Songs that with Gotthard we have kind of left aside. We have re-recorded, refreshed, and 're-brushed' them in a respectful way. These songs are very dear to me and they are part of a period that will remain forever with me."
Speaking of "Downtown," check it out in the player above! The result of the records is called "The Greatest Hits, Part 1" and will drop via Frontiers Music Srl on February 23rd!
Joining Leo Leoni in CoreLeoni are:
Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black/Rainbow): vocals Hena Habegger: drums Jgor Gianola: guitar Mila Merker: bass
In addition to the 're-brushed' classics, "The Greatest Hits, Part 1" will also include a new song, “Walk On Water."
"This “CoreLeoni” project made me feel so many emotions and memories, filling my heart with joy. I hope hearing these new versions gives all the Gotthard fans, especially the ones who knew and loved the band in the early days, the same great emotions that it has brought to me,” concludes Leo.
The track listing and artwork for the release is:
1. Il Padrino
5. Get It While You Can
6. In The Name
7. Let It Be
8. All I Care For
9. Walk On Water
10. Here Comes The Heat
11. Tell No Lies
12. Ride On
13. Anytime Anywhere
14. El Traidor (Bonus Track – CD edition only)