2011 Julia Neigel – Neigelneu

Neigelneu is Julia Neigel’s second solo album, released in 2011

Julia Neigel (born April 19, 1966 in Barnaul, Siberia, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a German singer/songwriter, author and producer. Her family moved back to Germany in 1971. She lives in Ludwigshafen am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate.

She began singing at 14 and her first album was released when she was 22, having made classical music earlier. Her style of music is soul and R&B influenced pop rock. She is noted for her vocal range of more than four octaves.

She played her first concert in 1982. In 1986, she joined The Stealers who eventually became Jule Neigel & Band and, later, Jule Neigel Band, the group with which she released her albums throughout the nineties. Neigel’s first hit, “Schatten an der Wand”, peaked at #30 on the German charts in the summer of 1988. Produced by Ralf Zang, who was also producer for Chaka Khan, her eponymous debut album followed later that year. Until the late nineties she released five more studio albums.

After a hiatus of several years she released a live record, “Stimme mit Flügeln”, in 2006 and has been performing under her birth name rather than the Jule Neigel Band moniker since. 2011 saw the release of Neigelneu, her first studio album in more than a decade, the title being a play on the German term ‘nagelneu’ (‘brand new’).

Neigel has collaborated with musicians such as Simon Phillips, Paco de Lucía, Helmut Zerlett, Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, and Edo Zanki, while opening for acts such as Status Quo, Toto, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ronan Keating.


1Wir Sind Frei (Julia Neigel, Stephan  Ullmann)4:48
2Wärst Du Bei Mir (Julia Neigel)4:08
3Ich Fühl Nichts Mehr (Julia Neigel)4:35
4Freund (Julia Neigel)4:24
5Wollen Wir Wetten? (Julia Neigel, Joerg Dudys)3:24
6Teufel (Julia Neigel)5:04
73 Wünsche Frei (Julia Neigel, Simon Nicholls)5:09
8Es Kommt Zurück (Julia Neigel, Stephan  Ullmann)4:46
9Wohin (Julia Neigel)4:49
10Wer Wagt Gewinnt (Julia Neigel)3:48
11Perfekter Tag (Julia Neigel)3:53
12Froh, Dass Es Dich Gibt (Julia Neigel, Andreas Schmidt)5:24



BassRaoul Walton
GuitarJoerg Dudys
KeyboardsSimon Nicholls
VocalsJulia Neigel

Other Musicians

1 Wir Sind Frei

Drums Ralf Gustke

2 Wärst Du Bei Mir

Drums Ralf Gustke

3 Ich Fühl Nichts Mehr

Drums Ralf Gustke

4 Freund

Drums Ralf Gustke

5 Wollen Wir Wetten?

Drums Mario Garruccio

6 Teufel

Drums Ralf Gustke

7 3 Wünsche Frei

Drums Mario Garruccio

8 Es Kommt Zurück

Drums Simon Phillips
Acoustic Guitar Stephan Ullmann

9 Wohin

Drums Simon Phillips

10 Wer Wagt Gewinnt

Drums Mario Garruccio

11 Perfekter Tag

Drums Ralf Gustke

12 Froh, Dass Es Dich Gibt

Drums Mario Garruccio
Keyboards Florian Sitzmann
Piano Florian Sitzmann

Liner Notes

Producer – Edo Zanki
Mastered By – Darcy Proper
Mixed By – Ronald Prent
Recorded By – Thomas Mark

Design – WAPS
Photography By – Christian Barz

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Koch Universal Music
Copyright (c) – Koch Universal Music
Pressed By – EDC, Germany