Sony in Germany are to issue Falco 60, a new best of/rarities collection across a number of formats, to celebrate what would have been the 60th birthday of Austrian singer-songwriter Falco, who scored a memorable transatlantic number one back in 1985 with Rock Me Amadeus.
Falco 60 is being issued as a three-CD deluxe set which includes the hits, rarities and four new remixes by contemporary Austrian artists such as Ogris Debris and Parvov Stelar.
"…Egoist and also The Spirit Never Dies (Jeanny Final) became his last notable hits in Germany and Switzerland."
Johann Hölzl aka Falco ist für mich einer der herausragenden deutschsprachigen Musiker der jüngeren Vergangenheit. Natürlich war nicht immer alles Gold was unter dem Namen des Österreichers veröffentlicht worden ist. Sony veröffentlicht nun eine 5-CD Box mit den Alben Einzelhaft, Junge Römer, Falco 3, Falco Symphonic und Donauinsel Live. In der Box findet man also die ersten drei Falco Album und zwei Alben welche posthum veröffentlicht worden sind.
Emotional was released in the U.S. the same year as his breakthrough album, Falco 3, which included the hit "Rock Me Amadeus." It is hard not to consider that this album (on Sire, not A&M, the home of his hit record) was rushed to market to capitalize on his one-hit wonder status. Standout tracks include the title track, "Crime Time," "The Kiss of Kathleen Turner," and a follow-up to the banned song "Jeanny" called "Coming Home (Jeanny Part II, One Year Later." "Cowboyz and Indianz'" contains some interesting Star Wars allusions. Not essential by any means, even for somewhat serious fans. However, a surprisingly solid new wave album that is quirky and fun. A great used-record find.
Emotional (1986) is the name of the fourth studio album by the Austrian musician Falco. It was released in 1986. Like the name says it sounds very emotional. The critics claimed that the album would be very good. wikipedia
The posthumous singles charted quite well in most countries in comparison to those from his previous three albums. The single Out of the Dark was especially successful, climbing to number 2 of the Austrian and the German charts respectively and also had very good airplay. Furthermore, it came under the Top 5 of the Latvian airplay charts and even reached the Argentine Airplay Charts of Buenos Aires with #98. Most of the posthumous success is credited to the song Out of the Dark.