The band that rendered Gothic-lifestyle en vogue returns with an enthralling live recording: with Blutengel’s sold out Berlin-show, an undisputed highlight of this year’s tour accompanying the sensational top 5 charts storming album “Monument.”
Home matches always conjure up the sort of special atmosphere that you cannot recreate anywhere else, the main reasons being that the concert is on home turf and in front of an audience that, in parts, has been following the band’s progress from the very start. When earlier in 2013, Blutengel not only got catapulted to an amazing #4 in the German album charts with their album “Monument”, but also faced a tour that encompassed larger venues than ever before, many of them sold out weeks before, Chris Pohl and his band quickly came to the decision that they wanted to record one of the shows for a live release. It is hardly any wonder that they eventually opted for the concert at Berlin’s traditional music hall “Huxley’s Neue Welt”, which sports an ambiance that seemed to fit hand in glove with the monumental performance of Blutengel. Backed by a selected ensemble comprised of piano, strings and percussion, Chris Pohl, Ulrike Goldmann and stage dancers presented their hit-laden anthems in an opulent cinematic sound to deliver a one-of-a-kind-experience. In the completely sold out concert hall in Berlin, the interplay between band and enthusiastic audience resulted in one of those magical evenings that none of the people that attended will probably ever forget. “Once In A Lifetime” captures this extraordinary concert with a lavish production in pristine quality: the digital download version features all 23 songs performed in Berlin (incl. big hits like “Reich mir die Hand”, “You Walk Away” or “Kinder dieser Stadt”) in a massive sound optimized for stereo setups. From the stage straight to your heart: there is no better way to get a grasp on the Blutengel-phenomenon!