Doro Pesch - Force Majeure Mercury USA Pressing 12" Vinyl LP Album

Force Majeure is Doro's first/debut album 

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Doro Pesch - Force Majeure Mercury USA Pressing

Description & Collectors Information:

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Music Genre:

German Heavy Metal Hard Rock
Album  Production information:

The album: "Doro Force Majeure" was produced by: Joey Balin.
Sound engineer: Jeff Hendrickson

Dominick Maita - Sound Engineer
Greg Calbi - Mastering Engineer
Geoffrey Gillespie - Logo, Cover Design
Mick Rock - Photographer

Mick Rock, born on 24 November 1948, is a renowned British photographer widely known for his iconic images of rock and roll legends. Dubbed "The Man Who Shot the Seventies", Rock's distinctive style and uncanny ability to capture the essence of the music and artists he photographed have solidified his position as one of the most influential rock photographers of all time.

Early Life:
Michael David Rock was born in London, England. From an early age, he displayed a deep interest in the arts and music. He attended Cambridge Arts College, where he further honed his artistic skills and developed a passion for photography. During this time, he experimented with various techniques and styles that would eventually define his unique visual language.

Rise to Fame:
In 1969, Mick Rock's career took a serendipitous turn when he met a young and relatively unknown musician named David Bowie (then known as David Jones). The meeting marked the beginning of a transformative partnership and close friendship between the two artists. Rock's camera lens would go on to capture some of the most iconic moments of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, helping to cement Bowie's status as a legendary rock star.


Rock's ability to capture the raw and flamboyant energy of the emerging glam rock movement brought him to the forefront of the music scene. Throughout the 1970s, he became the go-to photographer for rock and roll royalty, working with iconic acts such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, The Ramones, and many others.

Photographic Style:
Mick Rock's style was characterized by a unique mix of intimate, candid shots, and staged, imaginative portraits. He had a keen eye for detail, and his use of lighting and composition brought a surreal and theatrical quality to his photographs. His pictures often managed to capture the vulnerability and charisma of his subjects, revealing the human side behind the rock star façade.

The visual language he developed became synonymous with the glam rock era and significantly influenced the perception of rock and roll culture during that time. His images exuded an aura of decadence and hedonism, reflecting the spirit of the era's music and lifestyle.

Later Career:
As the music scene evolved, so did Mick Rock's photography. In the 1980s and beyond, he continued to collaborate with musicians from various genres, documenting the rise of new wave, punk, and post-punk acts. His versatility as a photographer allowed him to adapt to changing musical landscapes, capturing the essence of each unique era.

In addition to his photography work, Mick Rock has also directed music videos for prominent artists like David Bowie, including the iconic video for "Life on Mars?" He has published several acclaimed photography books, showcasing his vast collection of images from his decades-long career.

Legacy and Recognition:
Mick Rock's contributions to the world of rock and roll photography have earned him widespread recognition and numerous accolades. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and he continues to be celebrated as one of the pioneers of his craft. Rock's images have become an integral part of music history, immortalizing the spirit of some of the most legendary and influential musicians of all time.

Mick Rock a selection of album covers for which he has done the photography: Queen , David Bowie , Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads , Roxy Music , Crossfade, Thin Lizzy, Mötley Crüe , and Blondie. Often referred to as "The Man Who Shot the Seventies", most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock, in his capacity as Bowie's official photographer.

Heavy Metal bands he has photographed include: Attila, Def Leppard , Doro , Fates Warning, Hallows Eve, Piece Dogs, Riot V, Thin Lizzy, Voivod , Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Joey Balin - Producer

Record Label Information:

Mercury 422 838 016

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 220 gram  

Year & Country:

1989 Made in USA
Band Members and Musicians on: Doro Pesch Force Majeure
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
  • Tommy Hendriksen - Bass
  • Jon Devin - Guitars
  • Doro Pesch - Lead Vocals

    Doro Pesch was elected Best Female Singer by the readers of the music magazine Metal Forces at the end of 1984

Track Listing of: "Doro Force Majeure"

The Song/tracks on "Doro Force Majeure" are:

    Side One:
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Save my Soul
  • Worlds Gone, Wild
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Beyond the Trees
    Side Two:
  • Hard Times
  • Hellraiser
  • I am what I am
  • Cry Wolf
  • Under the Gun
  • River of Tears
  • Bis auf Blut
Album cover photos of : Doro Pesch Force Majeure
Photo of "Doro Force Majeure" Album's Front Cover 
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Photo of "Doro Force Majeure" Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of Doro and her Band on the album's Inner Sleeve  
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Close-up Photo of "Doro Force Majeure" Record Label 
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Index of DORO Pesch Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

Band Description:

 DORO is a heavy metal band from Germany, fronted by the charismatic singer and songwriter Doro Pesch. The band has been active for over three decades and is known for its powerful and melodic metal sound, as well as Doro's unique and commanding stage presence. In this article, we will explore the history of the band, its musical style, and some of its most notable achievements.

 Doro Pesch started her music career in the early 1980s, as the lead singer of the German heavy metal band Warlock. With her powerful vocals and striking stage presence, Doro quickly became the face of the band, and helped them achieve significant success in Europe and beyond. In 1987, however, Doro decided to leave Warlock and pursue a solo career, which would allow her more creative freedom and control over her music.

 Doro's first solo album, "Force Majeure", was released in 1989 and was well received by fans and critics alike. The album showcased Doro's impressive vocal range and her ability to write catchy and memorable metal anthems. Over the years, Doro released many more solo albums, each one demonstrating her growth as an artist and her dedication to the heavy metal genre.

 In addition to her solo work, Doro has also collaborated with many other musicians and bands over the years. She has worked with notable artists such as Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Udo Dirkschneider of Accept, and Tarja Turunen of Nightwish. These collaborations have allowed Doro to explore different musical styles and push the boundaries of what is possible in the heavy metal genre.

 One of DORO's most notable achievements is its dedicated and passionate fan base. Doro's fans, who call themselves the "Doro Clan", are known for their fierce loyalty and support of the band. They travel from all over the world to attend DORO's concerts and events, and many of them have been following the band since its early days in the 1980s. Doro herself has always been grateful for her fans' support, and she often makes a point of meeting with them after shows and thanking them for their continued loyalty.

 Another notable achievement for DORO is its induction into the "Hall of Heavy Metal History" in 2018. This honor recognizes Doro's contributions to the heavy metal genre and her status as a pioneering female figure in a male-dominated field. Doro has always been an advocate for women in metal, and has inspired many female musicians to pursue their dreams and make their mark in the genre.