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Christmas Classics

by Raimund Burke

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Jingle Bells 03:52
Silent Night 02:34


Michael Troy
(Pianist/Composer, Keyboardist Y. Malmsteen-Band)

"Well, I must say that I am not generally a fan of "Hard Rock Christmas" instrumental song renditions...mainly because everything I've heard up to this point along those lines is very uninspired, repetitive and well...cheesy. I was pleasantly surprised, No...IMPRESSED by EVERY single SUPERB track on this album. It truly is the BEST instrumental Christmas Hard Rock album Ive ever heard and venture to say, probably will hear.
Bravo, Bravo, BRAVO Herr Burke!!! Ausgezeichnete Arbeit!!"

Alannah Myles

"Raimund Burke sent me his Christmas album right out of the blue with an accompanying letter requesting me to give him a quote. I opened the link, had a listen and found my foot tapping incessantly to the boppy grooves of some of the hardest rocking Christmas songs I've ever heard and though I don't really listen to heavy metal, I actually listened to every track in it's entirety. There is humour leaking out of grungy bass riffs and finely played precision in both the pyrotechnics of his guitar soloing as well as the slinky jazz undertones of tracks like White Christmas, that hilariously does not disappoint and instead, suddenly breaks down to say "cut the crap, we're here to play rock!" (in German of course). There's even a lilting touch of a country twang on the waltz groove of "Oh Silent Night" and beautifully executed blues guitar on Deck the Halls that cascades into a fury of goth rock. This is a well produced and thoughtful collection of songs that I foresee will find their way into films, commercials, people's homes, ipods as well as hearts. Bravo... and Merry Christmas, and oh yeah, it's my birthday too!!! "


released November 23, 2014


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Raimund Burke Hamburg, Germany

Raimund Burke is a Hamburg/Germany based hard rock guitar player and multi instrumentalist. 1984 (when he was 15 years old) everything began with the first guitar, given to him by his parents. In the same year he founded his first hard rock band “Inverness” together with Peter Breitenbach. 1990 he took classes in Popular Music at “Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst”, Hamburg, Germany... ... more

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