On April 11, Jason Saulnier of the MusicLegends.ca web site conducted an interview with singer Ronnie Atkins of Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube below.
Frontiers Records celebrated PRETTY MAIDS' 30th anniversary with the release of the band's first-ever live 2CD/DVD package entitled "It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)" on March 23 in Europe and March 27 in North America.
Following the highly acclaimed 2010 album "Pandemonium", Danish melodic hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS have been touring more or less constantly throughout 2010/2011. They undertook a full-scale European tour in 2010 and have since played several festivals and occasional gigs. The overwhelming response to the new songs and the ongoing requests coming from the fans prompted the band to take their chance and record a live 2CD/DVD last October 1, 2011. PRETTY MAIDS gathered in Pratteln, Switzerland with an enthusiastic and highly explosive crowd of die-hard fans and followers to fulfill the demand, for an energetic and memorable performance which was recorded with a fully equipped mobile studio and cameras.
"Riding on the success of our previous studio album 'Pandemonium' and with maybe the strongest lineup ever, we thought that we'd make some kind of a live document of what this band is all about in the present time," said singer Ronnie Atkins. "'It Comes Alive' is purely and simply a tribute to all our fans and supporters throughout the world, who gave us so many memorable moments, so much pleasure and making our childhood dreams come through."
He continued, "It's always difficult to make a set list that satisfies everyone. It's a combination of what the crowd expect us to play and what we like to play ourselves! But of course there are songs like 'Future World' and 'Red Hot And Heavy' that we have been playing for the last 25 years so, they still get a new life every time we play ‘em and still seem to please our audience. But basically what you will find on this live album are the songs that we toured with on the 'Pandemonium' tour, with a few exceptions."
"It Comes Alive (Maid in Switzerland)" was released in a lavish 2CD/DVD digipak released and includes the following tracks:
01. Pandemonium 02. I.N.V.U. 03. Hell On High Heels 04. Wake Up To The Real World 05. Destination Paradise 06. Another Shot Of Your Love 07. Scream 08. Walk Away 09. It Comes At Night 10. Queen Of Dreams 11. Savage Heart 12. Clay
01. Yellow Rain 02. Rock The House 03. Back To Back 04. Rodeo 05. Lovegames 06. Future World 07. Little Drops Of Heaven 08. Please Don't Leave Me 09. Red Hot And Heavy 10. Lethal Heroes *
* bonus track
01. Pandemonium 02. I.N.V.U. 03. Hell On High Heels 04. Wake Up To The Real World 05. Destination Paradise 06. Another Shot Of Your Love 07. Scream 08. Walk Away 09. It Comes At Night 10. Queen Of Dreams 11. Savage Heart 12. Yellow Rain 13. Rock The House 14. Back To Back 15. Rodeo 16. Love Games 17. Future World 18. Little Drops Of Heaven 19. Please Don't Leave Me 20. Red Hot & Heavy
+ Rockumentary (including backstage footage and interviews with the band)
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