Three weeks after Falco's death in a car accident, the album was officially released in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The worldwide release was on 2 March 1998. Its previous title had been "Egoisten" ("egoists").
The album turned out to be a big success in German-speaking countries, resulting in another number one in Austria,#3 in Germany and #4 in Switzerland; it also reached #35 in Hungary, a non German-speaking country.
The posthumous singles charted quite well in most countries in comparison to those from his previous 3 albums. The single Out of the Dark was especially successful, climbing to number 2 of the Austrian charts and also had some good airplay. Furthermore, it came under the Top 5 of the Latvian airplay charts and even reached the Argentinian Airplay Charts of Buenos Aires with #98. Most of the posthumous success is credited to the song Out of the Dark.
Out of the Dark contains the line "...muss ich denn sterben, um zu leben?" ("...do I have to die in order to live?"), after which Falco can be heard breathing heavily. This made many people think Falco felt that he was going to die soon, which despites the fact that the song had already existed two years prior to his death. The actual motives why Falco wrote this song remain misty.
Egoist became his last notable hit in Germany and Switzerland. For unknown reasons, a video was also made for the song "No Time for the Revolution", but it was never released anywhere as a single.
Ten years after Falco's death the album re-entered the Austrian charts again.
|1996||Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da (under the pseudonym T>>MA)||3||11||30||n/A||-||-||25||-||-|
|1996||Naked (as Falco feat. T>>MB)||4||50||-||-||-||-||49||-||-|
|1998 (Posthumous)||Out of the Dark||2||2||3||-||3||7||8||98||4|
**Czech Dance Charts
Bonus Track: Matth. XI, 15.