A duet that went down in German music history: “Ade” by Manfred Krug. This particular songwriter was accompanied at the time by Caterina Valente. Now this heartbreaking farewell title shines in a new tone. Nobody less than Lina Maly and Moritz Krämer have teamed up for this. The voice of the Höchst Railway enters into a longing duet with singer-songwriter Lina Maly that is second to none. 

Covering a song like “Ade” seems like a tightrope act, because there is only a fine line between ingratiation and total alienation. The fact that the two have just picked “Ade” is a real stroke of luck. The song is performed as if it comes from the very bottom of your heart. Probably this is exactly her secret recipe. Not only do they seem to harmonize vocally, but Lina Maly and Moritz Krämer have also found each other in terms of sound.

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“Ade” dispenses with the dramatic, solemn instrumentation and increases the tempo strongly. After all, the text is difficult enough as it is. Incidentally, this is performed reversed: Lina takes over the part of Manfred Krug, while Moritz sings the lines of Caterina. The reinterpretation is just as difficult to classify as the original. Manfred Krug was always somehow pop, although he cheekily stuck out his tongue to radio standards, patterns and chord progressions. While he swapped this role for the crime scene inspector on Sunday and flickered on the screen in the German living room. This ironic interlude that made Manfred Krug found its way into the song thanks to the new instrumentation. On the one hand the heavy text, on the other hand the increased tempo in an almost dance-like, flirtatious rhythm. Goodbye.

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