Count Three & Pray

Count Three & Pray

by Berlin


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Count Three & Pray

A major change of direction for Berlin, Count Three & Pray was an artistic triumph but a commercial disappointment. After making a name for itself playing very European-sounding synth pop, the L.A. trio recruited producer Bob Ezrin (known for his work with Alice Cooper and others) and unveiled a more hard-edged, guitar-oriented sound. From the rockin' "Trash" (which features none other than Ted Nugent -- the last person one would expect to work with Berlin!) to the ballad "Pink and Velvet" (a tale of two heroin addicts' romance that is as poignant as it is disturbing), Count Three & Pray leaves no doubt just how much lead singer Terri Nunn and her colleagues were enjoying this radical change. But sadly, record buyers weren't ready for it. Despite the inclusion of the hauntingly pretty number one hit "Take My Breath Away" (included in the film Top Gun) the album didn't sell nearly as well as Pleasure Victim or Love Life. Geffen was bitterly disappointed, and Berlin soon broke up.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/1996
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
UPC: 0720642412121
catalogNumber: 224121

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Berlin   Primary Artist,Group
Osamu Kitajima   Biwa,Koto
Masakazu Yoshizawa   Percussion,Shakuhachi
Ted Nugent   Guitar
Kane Roberts   Guitar
Lance Ellington   Vocals,Background Vocals
Terri Nunn   Vocals
Gregg Wright   Guitar
Elliot Easton   Guitar
Art Damage Choir   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Barlough   Synthesizer,Synclavier
John Batdorf   Vocals,Background Vocals
William Batstone   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gene Black   Guitar
Rob Brill   Drums,Background Vocals
Steve Dougherty   Guitar
Bob Ezrin   Keyboards
David Gilmour   Guitar
Luis Jardim   Percussion
Greg Kuehn   Keyboards
George Merrill   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alan Murphy   Guitar
Richard Niles   Performing Ensemble
Tessa Niles   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick O'Hearn   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Matt Reid   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Peter Robinson   Keyboards
Jun Sato   Keyboards
John Crawford   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Osamu Kitajima   Contributor
Berlin   Producer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Phil Manzanera   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Producer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Dean Chamberlain   Cover Photo
Dave Concors   Engineer
Bob Ezrin   Producer,Engineer
Richard Finch   Composer
Ted Hayton   Engineer
Richard Niles   Orchestration
Andy Richards   Producer
David Tickle   Engineer
Tom Whitlock   Engineer
Steven Strassman   Engineer
Pete Lewis   Engineer
Russ Castillo   Engineer
Bob Mithoff   Engineer
Michael Rosen   Engineer
Peter Lewis   Engineer

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