Label: Universal - 06024 9872845 • Format: CD Single, Enhanced • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Maestro is the third studio album by Norwegian alternative rock group Kaizers Orchestrareleased on 15 August It was later released as a 2CD Limited Edition with bonus tracks and videos. Like the two previous albums, the lyrics on the compositions are stories that are all related somehow to the theme of the album, this time in a post-war mental hospital owned by a man called Dieter Tant Que Mes Yeux - Louise Labé, Suzanne Flon Avec Mildred Clary - Louise Labé Sonnets Dits Par Suza. The first song that was written for the then-untitled third album, "Dieter Meyers Inst.
Being a song about a man who willingly commits himself to a mental asylum, Ottesen decided to set the tone for the overall theme of the album. In Januarya track demo was recorded, which the band pitched to various record labels.
They eventually landed a contract with Universal Germany. On 27 Februaryduring a concert at the Rockefeller concert hall in Oslo, a new song called "Medisin og psykiatri" was played. Later intwo more new songs, "Delikatessen" and "Maestro" were played at a German musical event called "Eine Nacht in Bochum". The event was broadcast on the German radio station Radio Eins. The first single, "Maestro", Sorti - Kaizers Orchestra - Maestro changed from its original version to a more hit-friendly style.
Some fans claims the track was "popped" after pressure from Universal, but Ottesen has never agreed to that statement. A video for "Maestro" was also recorded in Germany. The release garnered much critical praise and helped to build expectations for the new release. Maestro was finally released on August 15,and the record received outstanding reviews from most of the larger newspapers in Norway as well as Scandinavia and other European countries.
Shortly thereafter, the Maestro Tour, spanning most of central Europe and later Scandinaviacommenced. At the end of the tour, on October 5 and October 6, the band performed two sold out shows two nights in a row at the famous Vega concert hall in CopenhagenDenmark.
Sorti - Kaizers Orchestra - Maestro Limited Edition reissue was originally intended to be recalled after the end of their tour, but can still be found in music retailers to this day.
Maestro is by many fans considered to be Sorti - Kaizers Orchestra - Maestro best album, although this is highly subjective, and Kaizers Orchestra have received good reviews for all of their albums. Still, Maestro, is recognized for leading to their big breakthrough outside of Norway.
Lyrics for all songs are in the Norwegian language. Lyrics and music by Janove Ottesenunless otherwise noted. Also featured on the second disc of the Limited Edition are the music videos for "Maestro" and "Knekker Deg til Sist", along with the "Kaizers Orchestra Player", a custom-built music player with downloadable content available.
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