About this product
|Record Label:||Atlantic (Label)|
|Genre:||New Romantic, Rock & Pop|
1. A Victory of Love
2. Summer in Berlin
3. Big in Japan
4. To Germany with Love
5. Fallen Angel
6. Forever Young
7. In the Mood
8. Sounds Like a Melody
10. The Jet Set
|Playing Time:||43 min.|
|Producer:||Wolfgang Loos, Andreas Budde, Colin Pearson|
|Distributor:||Alternative Dis. Alliance|
Alphaville: Marian Gold (vocals); Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens (various instruments).Additional personnel: Ralph Vornberger (vocals); String Section of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (strings); Ken Taylor (bass); Curt Cress (drums);The Claudias, Gulfstream, The Rosie Singers, Wednesday (background vocals).Recorded at Studio 54, Berlin, Germany between July and August 1984.Composer: Alphaville .Personnel: Ralph Vornberger, Marian Gold (vocals); Deutsche Opera Berlin (strings); Curt Cress (drums); Gulfstream, The Claudias, The Rosie Singers, Wednesday (background vocals).Recording information: Studio 54 (07/1984-08/1984); Weryton Studio (07/1984-08/1984).Unknown Contributor Roles: Frank Mertens; Bernhard Lloyd.Arrangers: Alphaville ; Wolfgang Loos.Named after Godard's 1959 science-fiction masterpiece and heavily influenced by '80s synth bands like Depeche Mode, Alphaville was the Munich-based trio of Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd and Frank Mertens. Their 1984 debut, FORVER YOUNG, features somber but catchy synth-pop not unlike late Ultravox. Three songs-- the title track, "The Jet Set" and "Sounds Like A Melody"--were sizeable hits, and a fourth, the brooding and atmospheric "Big In Japan" (ostensibly about heroin addiction) was a worldwide Top Ten smash. Unfortunately, by the time of Alphaville's 1986 follow-up, synth-pop was no longer a chart concern, and the trio quickly faded from sight.
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- mikhaelchenchoFeb 11, 2013by
Magical, extraordinary music, somewhere on the border between reality and unreality ... pierced by light and harmony in charming vocal performance Marian Gold ... The album turned out very well. A masterpiece. Recommend.
- jeffer57jeffreyDec 6, 2011by
A great bye!
This is a good representative of techno-pop from Europe. Early in it's origin, however this album hits all the elements you'll come to expect from this form of musical expression. From synthisizer keyboards to guitars. With vocals that hit ranges that are surprizing. Enjoy this album with a good surround system if you can to experience the ful relm of it's composition.
- memoryteacherNov 8, 2008by
Forever Young - Alphaville (CD 1989)
Wonderful 1980's sound!!! All the songs are good and has 3 of their more popular/chart songs. Takes me back to my college days and the time when some of us were looking for something other than disco (gag). This is one of the premier albumns of it's time.
- redtaz1963Mar 8, 2007by
foerver young back when i was young
hearing forever young on cd for the 1st time brings back memories of the 1980s<br>when synth bands were all the rage..if you liked ultravox then you will love<br>alphaville..big in japan was a very good song but the title track is a poetic<br>masterpiece!!the band icicle works may have started the synth movement bit<br>alphaville kicked it into high gear..buy this cd..you wont regret it..