Actor and musician David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch” fame) released his brand new album “Open Your Eyes” on September 27 via Cleopatra Records.
It opens with the soaring title cut “Open Your Eyes,” which features his rich, husky voice, as he collaborates with James Williamson, and it is followed by “Head On,” his superb collaboration with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elliot Easton of The Cars, as well as “I Melt with You.”
After “Lips Like Sugar,” it continues with the melodically-stunning “Heroes” featuring Tyler Bates, and the piano-driven “Here I Go Again” with Tracii Guns. Veteran rock star Todd Rundgren joins him on “Jump in My Car.”
With the help of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels, Hasselhoff tips his hat to the late but great Glen Campbell with “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Ava Cherry and Hasselhoff are divine on the Gordon Lightfoot-penned “If You Could Read My Mind.”
“Sugar Sugar” is catchy and fun, and he will make his fans clap along with him on “Mit 66 Jahren.” It closes with “Sweet Caroline,” where he collaborates with Ministry, and the Frank Sinatra standard “That’s Life.”
Open Your Eyes by David Hasselhoff is available on Apple Music and on Spotify.
Overall, David Hasselhoff delivers on Open Your Eyes, which has an element of nostalgia to it. There are no filler songs on here, and it is made to be played on the traditional pop and adult contemporary airwaves. It garners an A rating. Well done.
Platinum selling recording artist and star of the sand and screen, David Hasselhoff, celebrates a truly historical moment with this monumental new studio album!
Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, Hasselhoff bridges several musical cultures including the UK, Germany, and the US!
Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel wallet, album highlights include The Hoff’s fantastic take on The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” Mondern English’s “I Melt With You,” Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” Bowie’s “‘Heroes’” (with verses sung in German) and many more!
Features an incredible cast of diverse supporting acts including Todd Rundgren, The Stooges’ James Williamson, country legend Charlie Daniels, industrial pioneers Ministry, The Cars’ Elliot Easton and more!
Available on both CD and limited edition RED vinyl!
The Hoff will launch a massive tour in early October covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland!
1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson
2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton
3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens
4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls
5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates
6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns
7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren
8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels
9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry
10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper
11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz [CD ONLY]
12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry
13. That’s Life