Ulrich Roth

Profile:
Ulrich Roth (born 18 December 1954), more commonly known as Uli Jon Roth, is a German guitarist and one of the earliest contributors to the neo-classical metal genre. He is also the founder of Sky academy and inventor of the Sky Guitar. He is the older brother of fellow guitarist and artist Zeno Roth.

Career:
In the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road. In 1973 he temporarily joined the Scorpions, replacing guitarist Michael Schenker (brother of Scorpions guitarist Rudolf) who had left to join UFO. Michael had a reputation as a highly skilled technical player; Scorpions disbanded after he left the group.
The "new" Scorpions were, in effect, a merger between the four members of Dawn Road, (Uli Jon Roth, Achim Kirschning, Francis Buchholz, Jürgen Rosenthal) and the two remaining Scorpions members, Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine. During his tenure as lead guitarist and a main songwriter for the Scorpions, the band released five very influential records, including the live album Tokyo Tapes, which sold nearly one million copies and went gold in several countries.
Some later Scorpions releases with Roth began to exhibit a stylistic split in songwriting. Roth-composed songs were influenced by classical music and Jimi Hendrix, but songs involving Rudolph Schenker as composer leaned towards straight hard rock and pop hard rock.
This split reflected Roth's growing dissatisfaction with his role in the band. He began investigating spiritually oriented subjects in his private life, much as his influence Jimi Hendrix had done towards the latter half of his career. Roth left the Scorpions in 1978.
Roth formed his own band named Electric Sun which released three albums.
In 1985, Roth released his third and final Electric Sun album, Beyond the Astral Skies, dedicated to Martin Luther King and to Roth's fans. At that time, Roth entered a new phase of creative work, composing a.o. four symphonies and two concertos, and sometimes performing with symphony orchestras throughout Europe.
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Albums

4XT-12401 Ulrich Roth - Beyond The Astral Skies album art Electric Sun, Uli Roth* Electric Sun, Uli Roth* - Beyond The Astral Skies (Album, Comp) Capitol Records 4XT-12401 US 1985 Sell This Version
155822 Ulrich Roth - Prologue To The Symphonic Legends - Sky Of Avalon album art Uli Jon Roth* Prologue To The Symphonic Legends - Sky Of Avalon(CD, Album, RE) Original Masters 155822 2000 Sell This Version
CRCL-4760/61 Ulrich Roth - Transcendental Sky Guitar album art Uli Jon Roth* Transcendental Sky Guitar (Album) Steamhammer, SPV CRCL-4760/61 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
SPV 092-74642-P DCD Ulrich Roth - Legends Of Rock - Live At Castle Donington album art Uli Jon Roth* * Jack Bruce * UFO (5) Uli Jon Roth* * Jack Bruce * UFO (5) - Legends Of Rock - Live At Castle Donington (Album) Steamhammer, SPV SPV 092-74642-P DCD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CRCL-4819 Ulrich Roth - Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's Four Seasons album art Uli Jon Roth* Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Album) Steamhammer CRCL-4819 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MICP-10644 Ulrich Roth - Fire Wind album art Uli Jon Roth* & Electric Sun Uli Jon Roth* & Electric Sun - Fire Wind(CD, Album, Ltd, Pap) Avalon MICP-10644 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
ICARUS 530 Ulrich Roth - Under A Dark Sky album art Uli Jon Roth* Under A Dark Sky (Album) Steamhammer ICARUS 530 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
UDR 0507 2CD Ulrich Roth - Scorpions Revisited album art Uli Jon Roth* Scorpions Revisited (Album) UDR UDR 0507 2CD Germany 2014 Sell This Version
GQXS 90147-9 Ulrich Roth - Tokyo Tapes Revisited - Live In Japan album art Uli Jon Roth* Tokyo Tapes Revisited - Live In Japan (Album) UDR, UDR GQXS 90147-9 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

METALP 123D Ulrich Roth - Earthquake / Firewind album art Uli Jon Roth* & Electric Sun Uli Jon Roth* & Electric Sun - Earthquake / Firewind(2xLP, Comp) Metal Masters METALP 123D UK 1988 Sell This Version
CLP0217-2 Ulrich Roth - From Here To Eternity album art Uli Jon Roth* From Here To Eternity (Album, Comp) Dressed To Kill CLP0217-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SPV 95732- 2CD-E Ulrich Roth - The Best Of Uli Jon Roth album art Uli Jon Roth* The Best Of Uli Jon Roth (Comp) Steamhammer SPV 95732- 2CD-E Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Videos

TKLB-50141 Ulrich Roth - The Spirit Of Jimi Hendrix Live In Concert album art Ulrich Roth, Uli Jon Roth And Friends Ulrich Roth, Uli Jon Roth And Friends - The Spirit Of Jimi Hendrix Live In Concert(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC) Tokuma Japan Corporation TKLB-50141 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CRBL-10001 Ulrich Roth - Historic Performances. Volume 1 & 2, The Electric Sun Years album art Uli Jon Roth* Historic Performances. Volume 1 & 2, The Electric Sun Years (Comp) Hellion Records CRBL-10001 Japan 2002 Sell This Version