|Rosy Vista, Germany's first female hard rock band, who thrived between 1984 and 1989 before imploding and going their own separate ways, have reunited to record their impressive debut album 'Unbelievable', set for release on Steamhammer / SPV on February 8th 2019 as a Digipak CD (+ double sided 4c fold out poster), 180 gram black vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves (+ CD in a paper sleeve), download and stream.
Formed by guitarist Anca Graterol, Rosy Vista had released two singles and one professionally produced EP, plus performed spectacular concerts alongside legends like Uriah Heep, Joe Cocker, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Mötley Crüe, before they split up at the end of the 80's with their career dream of releasing a proper album still unfulfilled.
"It's the same as with that first great love that you can't forget for the rest of your life," states Anca, adding; "After we'd happened to bump into each other at a concert in 2008 we realised that we still get on really well, so we decided that we wanted to start working on a full album as soon as possible. After all, that's the one thing that was still missing in our career." It took a while, however, before the band members' intentions were translated into action; "We'd been thinking about it for a number of years, but good ideas always take a while to mature, that's why it took a little longer," she confesses.
"We all agreed that the musical identity of the first Rosy Vista line-up should be continued and not be watered down by pseudo-contemporary trends. This kind of rock music is timeless anyway and isn't subject to any trends or fashions. Of course we're much better today in technical terms, and thanks to modern studio technology the sound on 'Unbelievable' is state-of-the-art. We had a lot of fun with everything you hear on this album, which is why it sounds totally authentic."
'Unbelievable', which was produced by Anca Graterol, contains six spangling new songs plus 5 totally updated and re-recorded tracks from their 1985 EP and a cover version of Steppenwolf's classic 'Born To Be Wild'; "We used to play this song in the Eighties at major festivals and it brings back lots of fantastic memories".
Glorious new songs include the groove-laden album opener 'Crazy', 'Master Of Control', which culminates with an anthemic chorus, the wonderfully lascivious 'Too Much Feeling', the soaring 'Changin' My Mind' (co-composed by Barbara Schenker), and the self-ironic 'Poor Rosy', a sure fire soon-to-be Rosy Vista classic. 'Hopatina', written by Anca Graterol for her first band Catena, is the rock version of a song (inspired by a Turkish belly dance number), which was a major (top 5) hit in her native country Romania in the 1970's.
'Unbelievable', the sound of four superlative musicians having a ball making their life-long dream come true, is more than true to the motto that 'good things come to those who wait'.
Andrea Schwarz - vocals
Anca Graterol - guitars
Angela Mann - bass
Marina Hlubek - drums