Völkerball

Völkerball (German for “Peoples’ ball” or “Dodge ball”) is the German NDH-metal band Rammstein’s live album/DVD set. It was released on November 17, 2006, in Europe, and December 19, 2006 it was released in Canada. and is being advertised within media by the Ich will live video featured on the DVD and Mann gegen Mann single.

Dates for India, Israel and Turkey are listed on the official site, although they are yet to be confirmed. It has been stated on MTV.com that Völkerball will be released in the United States on July 17. 2007. The release date for Japan has not been revealed, and there has been no mention if all 3 versions will be available. Due to the very limited printing of the Limited Edition and the high demand, Völkerball sold out and more copies of it had to be produced. Interestingly, the phrase “To Be Continued” is printed on the back page of the Völkerball booklet.

The standard edition-packaging comes in both CD-sized and DVD-sized formats. The special edition features 2DVDs and 1 CD. The extra DVD comes with the documentary ‘Anakonda Im Netz’ and the ‘Making Of Reise, Reise album’. The limited edition has 2 DVDs, 2 CDs and a photobook.

Name

Völkerball is the German name for the game of dodge ball. Literally it means Peoples’ Ball. One could also think that the combination of the word Ball, being a dancing event like English ball or prom, in connection with Peoples and relating to the musical act Rammstein, means Dancing/Musical event of (all) peoples.

Versions

Standard Edition: 2 Disc Set

  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 1 Audio CD, 75min live audio recorded in Nîmes

Special Edition: 3 Disc Set

  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 1 DVD, 90min documentary: Anaconda in the Net and Reise, Reise: The Making of the Album
  • 1 Audio CD, 75min live audio recorded in Nîmes

Limited ‘Tourbook’ Edition: 4 Disc Set

  • 190 page special numbered tour-photobook (27cm x 31cm),
  • 1 DVD, 140min concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo, London, and Moscow
  • 1 DVD, 90min documentary: Anaconda in the Net and Reise, Reise: The Making of the Album
  • 2 Audio CDs, the entire live-audio-recordings of the concert in Nîmes (140 minutes)
  • This edition was released on a very limited print of 40,000 copies, and each copy has a sticker saying what’s the copy number.

Tracklist

Official Rammstein site has released the tracklist for their upcoming DVD Völkerball:

I. DVD – Live Koncert

(***Part of all editions***)

France: Les Arenes de Nimes / 23.07.2005

  • 01. Reise, Reise
  • 02. Links 2 3 4
  • 03. Keine Lust
  • 04. Feuer Frei!
  • 05. Asche zu Asche
  • 06. Morgenstern
  • 07. Mein Teil
  • 08. Stein um Stein
  • 09. Los
  • 10. Du Riechst So Gut
  • 11. Benzin
  • 12. Du Hast
  • 13. Sehnsucht
  • 14. Amerika
  • 15. Rammstein
  • 16. Sonne
  • 17. Ich Will
  • 18. Ohne Dich
  • 19. Stripped

England: Brixton Academy, London / 03.-05.02.2005

  • 01. Sonne
  • 02. Rein Raus
  • 03. Ohne Dich
  • 04. Feuer Frei!

Japan: Club Citta, Tokio / 03.06.2005

  • 01. Mein Teil
  • 02. Du Hast
  • 03. Ohne Dich
  • 04. Los ““ Trailer

Russia: Sport Complex Olympiski, Moscow / 28.11.2004

  • 01. Moskau (Spetial)

II. Audio CD – Live in Nimes

(***Part of all editions***)

  • 01. Intro
  • 02. Reise, Reise
  • 03. Links 2 3 4
  • 04. Keine Lust
  • 05. Feuer Frei!
  • 06. Asche zu Asche
  • 07. Morgenstern
  • 08. Mein Teil
  • 09. Los
  • 10. Du riechst so gut
  • 11. Benzin
  • 12. Du Hast
  • 13. Sehnsucht
  • 14. Amerika
  • 15. Sonne
  • 16. Ich Will

III. Bonus DVD – Dokumentationen & Interviews

(***Bestandteil der Special & Limited Edition ONLY***)

Dokumentation “žANAKONDA IM NETZ”, 60 min
“˜Making of’ of album “žReise, Reise”, 25 min

IV. Audio CDs – Live

(***Part of limited Edition ONLY***)

Audio CD 1

  • 01. Intro
  • 02. Reise, Reise
  • 03. Links 2 3 4
  • 04. Keine Lust
  • 05. Feuer Frei!
  • 06. Asche zu Asche
  • 07. Morgenstern
  • 08. Mein Teil
  • 09. Stein um Stein
  • 10. Los

Audio CD 2

  • 01. Du Riechst So Gut
  • 02. Benzin
  • 03. Du Hast
  • 04. Sehnsucht
  • 05. Amerika
  • 06. Rammstein
  • 07. Sonne
  • 08. Ich Will
  • 09. Ohne Dich
  • 10. Stripped
  • 11. Outro

V. Fotobuch

(***Limited Edition ONLY***)

Trivia

  • The emblem on the front of the package below the Rammstein emblem is identical to that of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, a possible tribute to the Olympics lead vocalist Till Lindemann was to compete in.
  • The outro is Scala & Kolacny Brothers’s version of Engel.
  • Völkerball was nominated for Echo Awards 2007 for the Best DVD category, which Pink Floyd won.