14 Friendly Abductions: The Best of Nina Hagen

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nina Hagen is a unique vocalist, ranging from a coloratura soprano to a guttural alto and phrasing in surprising, dramatically changing ways, so that her performances are musical roller coasters, full of sudden shifts in mood and volume. Singing alternately in German and English, Hagen is backed by rock tracks leaning toward punk on some songs, and by producer Giorgio Moroder's signature Euro-disco synth-dance sounds on others on this 14-track, 74-minute compilation. Want to hear a German-language version of the Tubes' "White Punks on Dope"? How about a performance of "My Way" also in German that rivals Sid Vicious' for outrageousness? Ultimately, Nina Hagen may be a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Nina Hagen is a unique vocalist, ranging from a coloratura soprano to a guttural alto and phrasing in surprising, dramatically changing ways, so that her performances are musical roller coasters, full of sudden shifts in mood and volume. Singing alternately in German and English, Hagen is backed by rock tracks leaning toward punk on some songs, and by producer Giorgio Moroder's signature Euro-disco synth-dance sounds on others on this 14-track, 74-minute compilation. Want to hear a German-language version of the Tubes' "White Punks on Dope"? How about a performance of "My Way" also in German that rivals Sid Vicious' for outrageousness? Ultimately, Nina Hagen may be a period novelty act of the early '80s, a mixture of Toni Basil, Falco, and a hyena. But she gets your attention.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972467221
  • Catalog Number: 724672
  • Sales rank: 32,154

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zarah (4:37)
  2. 2 New York, New York (5:15)
  3. 3 Smack Jack (5:15)
  4. 4 TV-Glotzer (White Punks on Dope) (5:14)
  5. 5 Spirit in the Sky (5:15)
  6. 6 African Reggae (6:16)
  7. 7 Universal Radio (6:59)
  8. 8 My Sensation (4:03)
  9. 9 Iki Maska (5:08)
  10. 10 Wir Leben Immer Noch (Lucky Number) (4:54)
  11. 11 Cosma Shiva (3:17)
  12. 12 Zarah (6:30)
  13. 13 Zarah (6:54)
  14. 14 My Way (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Hagen Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Paul Anka Composer
Nina Hagen Producer
Keith Forsey Producer
Lotti Golden Remixing
Ralf Nowy Producer
Giorgio Moroder Producer
Kander Composer
Herwig Mitteregger Producer
Tom Mueller Producer
Muller Producer
Bernhard Potschka Producer
Manfred "Manne" Praeker Producer
Richard Scher Remixing
Rob Stevens Engineer
Mike Thorne Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Adam Kidron Producer
Arthur Levy Liner Notes
R. Heil Producer
Nina Hagen Band Producer
Kim Gaucher Illustrations
Sean Evans Cover Design
Potschka Producer
Jacques Revaux Composer
Claude François Composer
Gilles Thibault Composer
Ron Solomon Composer
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