Europe’s Joey Tempest and Mic Michaeli release video of acoustic version of “Walk The Earth”
Swedish rockers Europe have just released a video featuring lead vocalist Joey Tempest and keyboardist Mic Michaeli performing an acoustic rendition of the title track of the group’s latest studio album Walk The Earth.
The caption on Europe’s YouTube page indicates (with slight edits):
In these times of hardship for all of us, we would like to present to you a video of the title track from the last Europe album “Walk The Earth” recorded acoustically at home with all proceeds generated from views and sharing to be given to a charity close to our hearts Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors Without Borders, to assist with their fight against Coronavirus.
It was a natural choice for us to support Médecins Sans Frontières. They do such outstanding work on the frontline in over 70 countries around the world.
We also feel that the song “Walk The Earth” is well suited for these circumstances. Although performed in a more somber way we feel the song still carries the basic human message of survival, spirit and perseverance in this very troubled age.
I asked Mic to record a new version on his piano in Stockholm. He emailed it to me and I recorded the vocal in my home studio in London. It was an interesting way of working and we may look at doing something else in the future, perhaps with the other members of the band.
We hope that as many people as possible will view and share this video and we will donate all funds generated to MSF. You can of course donate directly, just visit Médecins Sans Frontières at https://www.msf.org
Stay safe out there.
Joey Tempest / Europe“
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Walk The Earth: “Europe continue to snub their nose at their past or first half of their history with their latest studio album Walk The Earth. Gone are the magical melodies and sing along choruses. In are the Jon Lord organ filled and Deep Purple influenced more “mature” and complex sounding songs. The only remnants it seems from Europe‘s first half of their career are the still amazing voice from lead vocalist Joey Tempest and the line-up remaining virtually intact with the only exception that Jon Norum has come back and taken over from Kee Marcello.”
Video of Europe‘s Joey Tempest and Mic Michaeli performing acoustic version of “Walk The Earth”:
Dear Friends In these times of hardship for all of us, We would like to present to you a video of the title track from the last Europe album “Walk The Earth”…