Mensch, released in 2002, is the 20th music release by prominent German rock/pop artist Herbert Grönemeyer. Mensch ("Human") is Grönemeyer's 11th full-length album of original compositions. The title track "Mensch" became Grönemeyer's first number-one single in Germany. The mood of the album reflects the then recent death of his wife and one of his older brothers in the same week, and is rich with poetic imagery. The songs range from rock to ballads. The richness of the imagery and language, as well as the use of creative word play, can make the lyrics difficult to interpret by listeners who are not fluent in German. In Mensch Grönemeyer reflects on his own humanity as it relates to feeling loss. The song "Der Weg" in particular focuses on memories of his wife and the love they shared.

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  • Mensch ist das elfte Studioalbum des deutschen Musikers Herbert Grönemeyer. Es erschien im August 2002 bei Grönland Records. Es gilt als das kommerziell erfolgreichste Album Grönemeyers. Mit über 3,1 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren ist es das meistverkaufte Album in Deutschland. Das Album wurde noch vor der Veröffentlichung aufgrund der Vorbestellungen zum ersten Mal mit Platin ausgezeichnet und erreichte Platz eins der deutschen Album-Charts. Die Single Mensch (angelehnt an den Broadway-Song "Tea for Two") war der erste Titel Grönemeyers, mit dem er die Position eins der deutschen Single-Charts erreichte. Der Titel Demo (Letzter Tag) wurde, wie der Titel andeutet, einen Tag, bevor das Album an die Presswerke geschickt wurde, aufgenommen. (de)
  • Mensch, released in 2002, is the 20th music release by prominent German rock/pop artist Herbert Grönemeyer. Mensch ("Human") is Grönemeyer's 11th full-length album of original compositions. The title track "Mensch" became Grönemeyer's first number-one single in Germany. The mood of the album reflects the then recent death of his wife and one of his older brothers in the same week, and is rich with poetic imagery. The songs range from rock to ballads. The richness of the imagery and language, as well as the use of creative word play, can make the lyrics difficult to interpret by listeners who are not fluent in German. In Mensch Grönemeyer reflects on his own humanity as it relates to feeling loss. The song "Der Weg" in particular focuses on memories of his wife and the love they shared. The full-length album was released in three versions: * a copy-protected CD * a 12" vinyl LP album * a hybrid Super Audio CD, containing standard compact disc stereo, Super Audio CD high-resolution stereo, and Super Audio CD high-resolution multi-channel audio content. The compact disc and the Super Audio CD (CD layer and high-resolution SACD stereo sections) contain a hidden track after about fifteen minutes of silence at the end of the last song. The album is almost entirely in German, with the hidden track in English. Mensch was a huge success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and sold nearly 4 million copies, making it one of the best-selling German-language records of all time. Being certified 21 x Gold in Germany, it is the best-selling album of all time in that region. (en)
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  • Mensch ist das elfte Studioalbum des deutschen Musikers Herbert Grönemeyer. Es erschien im August 2002 bei Grönland Records. Es gilt als das kommerziell erfolgreichste Album Grönemeyers. Mit über 3,1 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren ist es das meistverkaufte Album in Deutschland. (de)
  • Mensch, released in 2002, is the 20th music release by prominent German rock/pop artist Herbert Grönemeyer. Mensch ("Human") is Grönemeyer's 11th full-length album of original compositions. The title track "Mensch" became Grönemeyer's first number-one single in Germany. The mood of the album reflects the then recent death of his wife and one of his older brothers in the same week, and is rich with poetic imagery. The songs range from rock to ballads. The richness of the imagery and language, as well as the use of creative word play, can make the lyrics difficult to interpret by listeners who are not fluent in German. In Mensch Grönemeyer reflects on his own humanity as it relates to feeling loss. The song "Der Weg" in particular focuses on memories of his wife and the love they shared. (en)
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