Life and workJoachim Witt became a major star of the German pop scene during the 1980s with huge hits such as "Der Goldene Reiter".
He was one of the biggest names of the "Neue Deutsche Welle" (New German Wave), of which performers like Nena and Falco were also a part.He made a big comeback at the end of the 1990s, when he scored a major hit with "Die Flut", a duet with Peter Heppner, the singer of popular German synth pop group Wolfsheim.
Witt's album "Bayreuth 1" (1998) scored platinum in Germany and Austria.
"Bayreuth 2" followed two years later.
He has collaborated with such artists as Apocalyptica, Oomph!, Angelzoom, Tilo Wolff of Lacrimosa and just recently, German Electropop group Purwien as well.Joachim Witt was the guitarist/singer in the 1970s Krautrock band Duesenberg.
He released three albums with them, "Duesenberg" (1977), "Duesenberg 2" (1978) and "Strangers" (1979), before embarking on a solo career as a singer and actor.In 2000, Journey of Life, released by X-Perience, featured a duet with Witt called "The Meaning Of Life."Joachim Witt also contributed the song "Vandemar" to the 2006 album Where's Neil When You Need Him?, a compilation of songs based on the works of author Neil Gaiman.
"Vandemar" is based on a character from Gaiman's novel Neverwhere.Witt was featured in Angelzoom's 2004 video "Back in the Moment" and in 2007 with Purwien's video "Alle Fehler" (All Errors).Witt's "Best of" album titled "Auf Ewig" was released on 31 August 2007, is 16 tracks of some of his current and past work but with more of the hard-hitting Bayreuth 3 sound.
Also inside is a bonus DVD containing music videos and interviews.
To celebrate the release of "Auf Ewig", Joachim Witt released two new videos of his biggest hits from the 1980s, "Goldener Reiter" and "Herbergsvater".
Two million copies of the album have been sold.2009–presentJoachim Witt remixed songs from various bands, including Sara Noxx's single "Earth Song." His next contribution was a remix to a song from the upcoming album for Obszon Geschopf that was released in April 2009.On 12 March 2009, Joachim Witt announced on his official MySpace that the Bayreuth Trilogy had ended and all that he provided was that "New projects will take place in the near future." [1\]Joachim Witt also contributed to the Dorian Hunter play by creating the Dorian Hunter 2009 Theme which is available worldwide on iTunes.In May 2009, Joachim Witt confirmed that he is working on his thirteenth album, which is titled Retromania and is currently unknown when the album will be released as it has been delayed.[2\]The Joachim Witt forums [3\] and the official Facebook page has confirmed that the album Retromania has been canceled but Joachim Witt has stated himself that there already is an album in the works and is slated for release, sometime in Autumn of 2012.Studio albumsSilberblick (1980)Edelweiß (1982)Märchenblau (1983)Mit Rucksack und Harpune (1985)Moonlight Nights (1985)10 Millionen Partys (1988)Kapitän der Träume (1992)Bayreuth 1 (1998)Bayreuth 2 (2000)Eisenherz (2002)Pop (2004)Bayreuth 3 (2006)DOM (2012)Neumond (2014)Live albumsLive In Der Berliner Philharmonie (2002)Live At Secret Garden (2005)Compilation albumsGoldener Reiter (1996)Witt / Das Beste (1998)The Platinum Collection (2006)Auf Ewig (2007)Singles1981: Goldener Reiter1981: Kosmetik1982: Herbergsvater1983: Märchenblau1983: Hörner in der Nacht1984: Wieder bin ich nicht geflogen1984: Das Supergesicht1985: Blonde Kuh1986: How will I Know1987: Mad News1988: Engel sind zart1988: Pet Shop Boy1988: Der Tankwart heißt Lou1989: Herbergsvater Mix ´901990: Goldener Reiter -Thorsten Fenslau Remix1991: Hallo Deutschland1992: Das kann doch einen Seemann nicht erschüttern1992: Restlos1992: In die falsche Welt geboren1992: Kapitän der Träume1994: Goldener Reiter Remix ´941995: Goldener Raver1997: Das geht tief1998: Die Flut1998: Und ...
ich lauf1999: Das geht Tief2000: Bataillon d´Amour2002: Eisenherz2002: Supergestört und Superversaut2004: Erst wenn das Herz nicht mehr aus Stein2005: Back In The Moment (mit Angelzoom)2006: Sternenlicht2007: Alle Fehler (mit Purwien)2009: Dorian Hunter Theme2012: Gloria
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Die Flut (Radio Edit)
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