Original publication: Metal Hammer, issue 4/89; report: Oliver Klemm. Corrections and alterations: G. Proctor & S. de Winter
Doro's life has become a lot easier since she's been on her own. Her new album Force Majeure is another example of a sister doing it for herself – and doing it well! The ice-cool blonde from Düsseldorf fights back criticism, choosing instead to comment with her strongest weapons: the thirteen songs off her début solo LP. (see here)
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
'This Procol Harum song has been buzzing around my head for the last thirteen years – it's been one of my favorite tracks for ages. We already had all the material for the album, when my manager asked me if I could think of another song to record. I didn't have to waste any time pondering over possibilities. Then we played A Whiter Shade Of Pale in the rehearsal room to find out how it sounded – and it was so emotional, we all came out in goose pimples! It sounded so amazing we thought it would be an ideal opener for the album. The lyrics are an amazing fantasy trip. The guitars, vocals, drums and the background sounds all harmonise. Our arrangement differs from the original Procol Harum version, its faster and heavier but still full of feeling. The song ends with the most amazing guitar solo ...'