Rare and Unreleased

Rare and Unreleased

Online release, Blue Soldier Records, 2010


01.Drink, Little Girl · 2000
02.Long Ago I Knew Someone · 2005
03.Sirens · 2000
04.She Came to Be Easy · 2005
05.Sleepy Lad · 2004
06.Johanna, Du Bist Rein · 2004
07.Fade Out · 2004
08.Love Hurts · 2001
09.All That I Feel Is My Pain · 2005
10.Mother And Son · 2001
11.Yerg · 2006
12.Zoom · 2004

All songs written, performed and produced by Maximilian Hecker. Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam.

Maximilian Hecker about the album:

The release of »Rare and Unreleased« and »Favourite Demos« represents the fulfilment of a long-held wish for me. After constantly being confronted in the studio with the question of whether the brash lightness of a song’s initial (home-)recording could also be achieved on a second, professional take, on my last album »I Am Nothing But Emotion, No Human Being, No Son, Never Again Son«, I decided for the first time in my career against making a professional studio recording of the new material. This led to the surprising result that in all the album’s imperfection, it suddenly no longer appeared imperfect as a whole. This success is the occasion for now presenting the self-recorded demo versions of 27 songs from my first five albums, as well as twelve non-album tracks that were recorded under the same circumstances, most of which have never before been released in Europe.