Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New STARBYRD cd: Tribute to Tom Petty now available

Starbyrd Newsletter

Starbyrd are pleased to announce the release of their new album:

Listen To The Wind - A Tribute To Tom Petty

Starbyrd's new album features a number of renowned guest musicians from the USA:
Karen Osterloh-Scot Hoffman-Steve Schaible & Ray St.Clair, with also Manfred Teßmer & Burckhard Thönissen of the Cologne-based band "The Sixtys"


Listen To The Wind
American Girl
I Won't Back Down
The Waiting
Into The Great Wide Open;
Running Down A Dream
A Face In The Crowd
Learning To Fly
King Of The Hill
Unknown Friend II
Listen to the Wind (Reprise)
Bonus Track
Wildflowers (Alternative Mix)

Extract from the liner notes written by "Jangle On" columnist Eric Sorensen:

"The tragic news that Tom Petty had passed away on October 2nd, 2017 left a large void in the rock music universe (….).Horst-Peter Schmidt, the gifted and prolific German singer/songwriter who has fronted Different Faces and Starbyrd, has a similar strong connection to Tom Petty’s music (….). Sometime late in 2017 or early in 2018, we discussed the idea of a Tom Petty tribute song. The concept then grew from a single tribute song to a CD-EP and eventually into this full-length CD. Joining Starbyrd on this tribute album are fellow Petty enthusiasts Manfred Tessmer and Burckhard Thoenissen. The “Starbyrd West” contingent includes Karen Osterloh, Scot Hoffman, Steve Schaible and Ray St. Clair (….).

Listen To The Wind features two original tribute songs that serve as bookends to nine reverential cover songs that are among Starbyrd's favorite Tom Petty songs (….). Whether you are a diehard fan or a casual fan of Tom Petty, you will dig these fresh takes on classic Tom Petty songs and you will appreciate the sometimes haunting vocal and instrumental similarities between the original tracks and these cover songs. “Listen To The Wind” and you’ll hear Thomas Earl singing about his American Girl!

The album is available as digital download from

or in physical form by writing an email to


€ 12,99 (Digital Download)
€ 14,99 (Hard Copy) & Postage

Postage (Germany)* €3,70 (regular mail) € 6,20 (registered mail)
Postage (Europe/World)* €3,70 (regular mail) € 6,20 (registered mail)

We strongly recommend having your CD sent by registered mail. We cannot be held responsible for any losses.

Payment for physical CDs:

(Customer Service)

A word about the postage fees:

The German post service has increased its prices. Since the start of the New Year, they want 16,00 Euros for shipping a CD, which is outrageous and unacceptable for us and our customers.

If we sent the CD without the jewel case as a "letter", the postage will be 3,70 Euros (regular postage) and 6,20 Euros (registered mail - which we recommend).

So the total price including postage will be 18,69 Euros or 21,19 Euros payable to our Paypal account unless you decide to choose the "jewel case option" which means 30,99 Euros (as we don't want to support DHL's price policy, we would like to dissuade you from choosing this option.).

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