Stolzes Herz (1996)

Stolzes Herz (German proud heart) — the third single by Swiss gothic metal band Lacrimosa, released on 25 September 1996 in the run-up to Stille release by Hall of Sermon.

The single contains four tracks, including two versions of the title composition.

All tracks by Tilo Wolff, also he produced the single.

In Russia “Stolzes Herz” was released by Irond with Stille in 2003  in one digipack.


01. Stolzes Herz (Edit Version) 6:00
02. Ich bin der brennende Komet 7:01
03. Mutatio Spiritus 5:35
04. Stolzes Herz (Piano Version) 4:12

“Stolzes Herz (Edit Version)” — shortened version of same-name composition from Stille.

“Ich bin der brennende Komet” — track, which wasn’t presented on Stille, but which was included as a bonus track in all  Stille other editions.

“Mutatio spiritus” — song first released in 1992. It is included in Satura vinyl edition as a bonus track and in the majority of Stille editions.

“Stolzes Herz (Piano Version)” — instrumental version of the title composition performed on the piano.

Band members

Tilo Wolff – vocals, keyboards
Anne Nurmi – keyboards
Sascha Gerbig – guitar
Gottfried Koch – acoustic guitar
Jan P. Genkel – bass guitar
AC – drums

In recording also participted:

Barmbeker Symphony Orchestra with Gottfried Koch as a conductor
Bettina Stumm, Raphaela Mayhaus, Gottfried Koch, Christoph Leis-Bendorff and Rosenberg Ensemble – choir
Christoph Meyer-Janson – additional piano

Credits and personnel

Lyrics and music by Tilo Wolff
Recorded by Gottfried Koch and Jan P. Genkel at Impuls Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed by Bemmo Hofer at Ton-Art Studio
Producer – Tilo Wolff

Other editions
Format Year Label
! Promo CD 1996 Hall of Sermon
! Radio promo CD 1996 Hall of Sermon
CD 1996 Hall of Sermon
CD digipack 1996 Hall of Sermon
! 2 CD digipack (with “Stille”) 2002 Irond (Russia)
! 2 CD 15th Anniversary Edition (with “Stille”) 2006 Scarecrow (Mexico)
! CD digipack (as part of box set “Single Collection”) 2008 Heavy Music (China)
! CD (as part of box set “The Singles”) 2009 Scarecrow (Mexico)
MC (music cassette) (withс “Schakal EP”) 1996 Morbid Noizz Productions (Poland)
MC (music cassette) (with “Stille”) 2002 Mystic Production (Poland)

! – editions with the highest collector value.



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