Best of Berlin 1979-1988

Best of Berlin 1979-1988

by Berlin
     
 

Berlin's electro-pop sound is salvaged only by the enduring and assertive voice of Terri Nunn, which is why The Best of Berlin is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. The synth-soaked punch of "No More Words" from 1984's Love Life album and the week-longSee more details below

Overview

Berlin's electro-pop sound is salvaged only by the enduring and assertive voice of Terri Nunn, which is why The Best of Berlin is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. The synth-soaked punch of "No More Words" from 1984's Love Life album and the week-long number one ballad "Take My Breath Away" from the film Top Gun are the album's high points, while the other tracks are made up of clean and bright techno pop
ock with heavy emphasis stemming from three different keyboard players employed throughout the band's career. Berlin's '80s poignancy provided some rather palatable music, even if the charts didn't say so. Songs like "For All Tomorrow's Lies" and "Blowin' Sky High" could compete with anything Soft Cell or A Flock of Seagulls spouted at the time, and the range of Nunn's vocals elevated most of Berlin's efforts above the norm of the run-of-the-mill synthesizer glitz, but only marginally. A compressed lineup of their most accomplished material is definitely the best way in which to enjoy Berlin, avoiding all the inessentials that crept through their albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642418727
catalogNumber:
24187
Rank:
2707

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Berlin   Primary Artist
Osamu Kitajima   Biwa,Koto
Masakazu Yoshizawa   Shakuhachi
Kane Roberts   Guitar
Terri Nunn   Vocals,Group Member
Gregg Wright   Guitar
William Batstone   Background Vocals
Gene Black   Guitar
Rob Brill   Drums,Vocals
Mark Christian   Guitar
John Crawford   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Ezrin   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
George Merrill   Background Vocals
Alan Murphy   Guitar
Matt Reid   Keyboards,Group Member
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Chris Ruiz-Velasco   Guitar
Chas Sandford   Guitar
Daniel VanPatten   Drums
Marietta Waters   Vocals
Richie Zito   Guitar
Rick Olsen   Guitar,Group Member
Z. Jimmy   Harmonica,Saxophone
Bob Brill   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
David Diamond   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Richard Olsen   Guitar
Matthew Reid   Keyboards
John Crawford   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Diamond   Composer
Julian Joseph   Arranger,Producer
Terri Nunn   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Producer
John Crawford   Composer
Bob Ezrin   Producer
Mike Howlett   Producer
Jo Julian   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Gary McGachan   Engineer
John Purdell   Engineer
Andy Richards   Programming,Producer
Chas Sandford   Producer
Daniel VanPatten   Producer
Richie Zito   Producer
Darren Chadwick   Engineer
Janet Levinson   Art Direction
Jill Wisoff   Composer

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