Uli Jon Roth is a pioneer, a visionary, and explorer who has put his 50-year career in the service of art and music. He is one of the most mentioned and most influential rock guitarists of modern times.
2023 is a very special year in the career of Uli – with a series of releases and touring planned. The year has already seen BMG reissues of the five seminal the Scorpions albums Uli was a part of – reinforcing the monumental legacy and trailblazing worldwide impact his tenure in that band exerted.
The first release is now set – Electric Son “Earthquake” being released in November 2023. The album was lovingly transferred from the original 2-track master tapes at Dierks Studios, the very place where all the iconic Scorpions albums came to life.
Through painstaking precision, the sound quality has been restored, capturing and reviving its original vibe for a new generation of listeners. Further refining the sound quality, the albums were meticulously remastered by therenowned sound engineer, Dieter Wegener. The album will be release on Vinyl Gatefold and CD Mini Gatefold.
The Vinyl Gatefold edition promises to be a treasured addition for collectors, featuring two inlays adorned with original reprints of the enchanting paintings by Monika Dannemann. For those who prefer a compact experience, a CD Mini Gatefold edition will also be available, its wallet graced with the captivating Dannemann artwork, ensuring the visual experience is as profound as the auditory.
Complementing this release are two exclusive improvisations, “Spirits Soar 1978” and “BETWEEN THE TIDES – 1978,” which will be featured as bonus tracks.
Electric Sun Reissue Tracklisting:
1. Electric Sun
3. Burning Wheels Turning
4. Japanese Dream
7. Still So Many Lives Away
9. JAM ‘Spirits Soar 1978
10. JAM ‘BETWEEN THE TIDES’ – 1978
Electric Sun’s “Earthquake” will be the first worldwide release from Uli’s pioneering music label, Alpha Experium. The label will be distributed through Cargo Records.
Uli is renowned for his trade-mark Sky Guitars which he designed himself with their vastly extended tonal range. These instruments are the very pinnacle of design and innovation. Only about 100 of these unique guitars have been built so far and they are highly sought after. More information can be found on https://www.sky-guitars.com/
Just announced is a UK headline tour in November 2023. In addition, in 2024 there will be several key festival appearances, alongside further European dates (TBA) which is followed by a full U.S. tour.