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Different Story

Peter Schilling Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1. The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)
2. Major Tom (Coming Home)
3. The Noah Plan
4. City Of Night (Berlin)
5. Lone Survivor
6. Terra Titanic (Lost To The Sea)
7. Zone 804
8. The Hurricane (Hammers On The Shore)
9. (Let's Play) U.S.A

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By Alan from Northridge, CA
I'm very fond of this album. Peter Schilling makes important social commentary within an Apocalyptic, now-or-never framework. The space-age, isolationistic sound of synth underscores the meaty message and makes it fantastic and real at the same time.
In addition to the two well-known hits on the CD, "The Different Story" and "Major Tom," Schilling also manages to create the frenetic-yet-fated feel of a world running out of time in "The Noah Plan" (probably my favorite from the whole set). "City of Night (Berlin)" is haunting: It was originally recorded when the Berlin Wall was still up but re-released on this disc around the time of its demise. That doesn't mean the conflicts of the heart sung about don't still exist--in Germany and elsewhere where people of different backgrounds and beliefs are trying to co-exist benevolently. "Hurricane (Hammers on the Shore)" captures the peacefulness and pain of nature's wrath and path, and "(Let's Play) U. S. A." is a funny, biting satire on life among ultracapitalists who often care more about profit and prestige than venerable humanistic values and customs.
I agree: There's not a bad apple in the bunch here! Unlike, say, Teutonic counterpart Nena's 99 LUFTBALLONS CD, Peter Schilling's DIFFERENT STORY actually gives us a few different stories. He doesn't try to repeat the magic of the same song repeatedly. Even if he delves into a similar fatalistic theme on some of the tunes, he does it in a fresh way so you don't get bored with it. It's a CD you can listen to over and over, and you don't find yourself skipping tracks either. Peter Schiling's music is enjoyable yet thought-provoking and meaningful all at once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Loved It April 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
Being a somewhat rare and hard to find Compact Disc. Lovely prose and melodies. Well sung.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 1,2,3,4 Stars Feb. 4 2004
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One of the better pop-rock albums to close out the 80's decade...The first track, The Different Story, opens the album with a high energy feel. Surprisingly enough, it was produced by Michael Cretu of Enigma before Enigma came into existence in 1990. The song also is highly reminiscent of something by OMD for a teenage brat pack film like 16 Candles or Pretty In Pink. It also feels out of place due to the different production style against the other tracks that were done by Schilling.
The most memorable track is Major Tom with it's almost lullabye-like chorus (4,3,2,1...). Everything else is very much in the German pop vein of the time with a bit of a New Wave edge...Much of the sound could also be a precursor to the techno stuff that would come out in the early 90's ! The central theme throughout the album is earth in it's final days and space or futuristic travels and explorations of mankind into the heavens/stars !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Vocal Master from the 1980s Oct. 21 2002
Format:Audio CD
Peter Schilling is truely one of the greatest artists to emerge from the 1980s. Each song on this CD are enjoyable from begining to end. "Zone 804" and "Major Tom" have got to be the best tracks on a very well put together CD. Each track gives you something new, best of all none of the songs sound the same, as you might find with groups from 90s and the new millenium. Grab yourself a copy of this CD, it might not be around much longer with record companys now days letting classic albums go out of print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not one bad track! April 21 2002
Format:Audio CD
The first I ever heard of Peter Schilling was on a video monitor in a small hometown bar, playing "The Different Story". I bought this cd the next day. Not a bad track in the bunch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great listening experience. April 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
The first time I heard one song, it was at Pulsations night club, now closed, quickly got the cd, and still listen often, even at work, but wish there was another album from Peter Schilling with similar music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I agree with Music Fan Dec 3 2001
By John L.
Format:Audio CD
Hey, I love Major Tom too, that's the only reason I was even looking at this CD. But honestly, Peter Schilling isn't a hidden gem, at least not until he makes some better songs than these. :) I love Major Tom and the title track for this album, but I could have lived the rest of my life without ever hearing the rest. :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Personal favorite April 18 2001
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Peter Schilling, definately my favorite artist of all time. Major Tom was definately the song that turned me in his direction, as is probably the case for many of his fans. Though, after listening to the CD The Different Story, I instantly fell in love with City of Night (Berlin). Since I managed to scrounge up a copy of Different Story I've been seeking his other CDs. I must say that you don't know what you're missing if the only song of Schilling's you've heard is Major Tom. His songs have meaning, the music's unbelievable, and, most importantly, the lyrics are clean. I'd strongly reccomend this CD, along with any other Schilling CD you can get your hands on.
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