The Best of Berlin 1979-1988

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
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: 720642418727
  • Catalog Number: 24187
  • Sales rank: 3,467

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
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
John Crawford Composer
Bob Ezrin Producer
Richard Finch Composer
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
Crawford Composer
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