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Love Life [Import]

Berlin Audio CD
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1. When We Make Love
2. Touch
3. Beg, Steal Or Borrow
4. Now It's My Turn
5. Dancing In Berlin
6. Rumor Of Love
7. Pictures Of You
8. In My Dreams
9. No More Words
10. For All Tomorrow's Lies
11. Fall
12. Lost In The Crowd

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Hailing from California, Berlin's early music was flavored with early '80s Europop. At the end of their career, the original lineup fragmented, and the band changed musical directions so completely, it rendered the group nearly invisible. Love Life fell in the middle, and represents Berlin's career peak, musically and commercially. Pop rock sex kitten Terri Nunn keeps it quiet during most of the album. Ballads "When We Make Love" and "For All Tomorrow's Lies" hover in a dreamy perk. Chart topping finale "No More Words" is an unforgiving rage channeled through Nunn's powerful pipes. --Beth Bessmer

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4.0 out of 5 stars Polished second album for Berlin Feb. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Love Life finds Berlin honing their brand of upbeat synth New Wave into something more polished, and it's an improvement, although there aren't any songs that are risque as their notorious single from Pleasure Victim.
The raciest song by far is the leading one, "When We Make Love," from the POV of a stripper or performer in a risque act, or maybe a starlet in a triple-X movie. If it's the latter, that's quite a twist, as she labels the viewer as her fantasy. I detect influences from Blondie's "Atomic" here.
The extramarital affair on "Touch" tells it from the woman's POV, where she learns that her date's married, and asks him if he'll remember her, only not to hear from him. The casualness of the affair is given when she says "You can take me home and tear my clothes off." The rapid-fire synths and blaring guitar is something Quarterflash would appropriate on "Walking On Ice" on their Back Into Blue. One of the best songs here. A similar tempo and sound can be found on "Pictures Of You"
"Beg, Steal Or Borrow" is notable for having a synth rhythm which may have been taken from "Boogie Shoes" with a rhythm guitar like "Every Breath you Take."
Another standout tune comes with "Now It's My Turn." What does Nunn have to say about a lover who's deserted here: "Now it's my turn/You hurt me then/I'll never let you hurt me again." A further warning to the perpetrator: "Don't think you'll get away/The pain has just begun." This was included on their greatest hits album.
Giorgio Moroder's association with Berlin began here, as he and Richie Zito produced two songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Berlin's Best Feb. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
After seeing Berlin on VH1's "Band's Reunited," I had to dig through my old tapes to see what I had on this great band. As it turns out, I had "Pleasure Victim" and this album, "Love Life."
I put on "Love Life" and was amazed at how good the music still sounded. It's hard for me to believe this album and its predecesor were released 20+ years ago; it still sounds fresh! And Terri Nunn's voice... man, I was reminded what a great voice she had. On every song, from the pop hits ("No More Words") to the ballads ("Fall), her voice is picture perfect.
Speaking of "Fall," I'd have to say this has become my favorite song on the album. It's not a song that many people single out on this album, but I feel it deserves merit. John Crawford's lyrics flow like poetry when sung by Terri Nun:
"Colors all around;
Smile, cry, then laugh out loud
Feel the autumn breeze
Come alive..."
But now I see it's out of print??!! C'mon. Well, at least there are some good deals on Amazon.com out there as far as used CDs are concerned.
If you've never heard Berlin before, this is a good album to start out with. You'll get hits like "No More Words," "For All Tomorrow's Lies," "Dancing in Berlin," and "When We Make Love," as well as hidden gems like "Fall." Whether you're in an 80's mood or just want something "new" to listen to, this is a great place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love the '80s Jan. 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Having been a product of the '80s, I will always have a soft spot for the music that came out of that decade. Well most of it anyways. I grew up on new wave music. Unknowingly, I was getting my first taste of music that influence the goth scene by such bands like Depeche Mode and Erasure. Another favorite new wave band that I have always adored is Berlin. I loathed that treacly ballad that Terri Nunn and the gang did for the "Top Gun" soundtrack but otherwise I loved their brand of synth-pop. "No More Words" is by far my favorite song of theirs. I can never tire listening to that particular song. Although it is in dire need of a remastering job, "Love Life" still holds up quite well twenty years later. It is one of my personal favorite new wave albums. The songs are just incredibly catchy, especially on tracks like "Beg, Steal, or Borrow" and "When We Make Love". Think Depeche Mode with female vocals. Yeah some of the lyrics are corny but I still love them. Gotta love the '80s for all the cheesiness that it produced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fall In Love...with BERLIN April 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
I remember when this album came out, back in 1984. I used to have to listen to it in private, due to the then-taboo subject matter it contained. It was always such a guilty pleasure (though tame by today's standards) which still sounds just as fresh and invigorating as ever (and is mixed rather well-complete with some excellent stereo effects).
It opens with the mysterious "When we Make Love", which sets the stage for the wonderful production that follows. This track is about a woman who brings various men home for love-making sessions, and videotapes the events so that she can "remember all you whisper" and "see you on the screen forever". A concept that was way ahead of its time (for a pop tune). The reason the music still sounds fresh, in my opinion, is because it effectively blends dreamy synths, slashing guitars, powerful live and programmed drums which add up to a winning combination. Topped with the beautiful Terri Nunn's perfect vocals-this is Berlin at their finest.
In this sophmore effort, Ms. Nunn effectively displays her maturity and proves that she has become a rather strong vocalist. "Touch", "Dancing in Berlin", "Pictures of You", "No More Words" and "Lost in the Crowd" are energy-laced uptempo numbers which inspire your hooves into a frenzy, while the rest of the CD sends you on a soothing, relaxing (yet never dull) journey through some of the various shadings of life's pleasures and troubles. "Now it's My Turn" (with brilliant lyrics portraying love as a metaphor for crime) and "In My Dreams" (a wonderful song about lucid dreaming/fantasizing about being with an otherwise unavailable partner "You could spend the night with me and never know you were here/in my dreams") especially display John Crawford's songwriting talents (where is he now, by the way?).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Life
Love Life~ Berlin is an excellent album from a group that is like fine wine. The songs are very nice and the lyrics are not great but very good.
Published on June 22 2004 by B. Viberg
5.0 out of 5 stars A Five Star Bargain
For $14.00 you can get Love Life and Pleasure Victim? That is a great deal! There are maybe two songs on Love Life that are just "ok" but listened to as a whole the... Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2004 by Dr. Michael A. Rinella
5.0 out of 5 stars New Wave Masterpiece, well almost
This is a great album from the 80's I've listened to it so many times,you'd think I'd be sick of it, but I'm not. Read more
Published on Dec 9 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars The Berlin album Everyone Remembers...
Despite the overplayed popularity status of No More Words this was one atmospheric and moody synthesized production. That's a good thing . Read more
Published on Sept. 7 2002 by Armando M. Mesa
4.0 out of 5 stars Most Underrated Performer Ever
Terri Nunn is at once a sex goddess and an etheral angel. On this her second album with Berlin, She performs with the shimmering brilliance only the natural posses. Read more
Published on May 9 2002 by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
I didn't really know alot about this group during the 80's, other than a couple of their songs on the radio. Read more
Published on April 12 2002 by Fred Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars terri nunn
berlin would not be berlin without the sultry voice of terri nunn.though at the time of her debut, blondie were at there height. Read more
Published on July 4 2001 by bruce w prescott
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar,full length,second effort!
The reviewer below is entitled to his own opinion,but don't take his word for it. ....Berlin's LOVELIFE is a dynamic,50 minute powerhouse. Read more
Published on May 18 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring New Wave/Disco/Techno Pop
Berlin is one of those female-fronted new wave bands of the early eighties, very similar to the Motels and Missing Persons. None of these bands had a long life. Read more
Published on March 10 2000 by kireviewer
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