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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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 !
Most recent customer reviews
Being a somewhat rare and hard to find Compact Disc. Lovely prose and melodies. Well sung.Published on April 30 2004 by Andrew Loh
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. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2002 by K. M. Morris
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. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by David A. Johnson
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... Read morePublished on April 18 2002 by James LeRoux
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... Read morePublished on Dec 2 2001 by John L.
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. Read morePublished on April 17 2001 by CERT
This is catchy 80s synth pop with a faux-futuristic theme borrowed from any cheap sci-fi comic! I love love love the song Major Tom... but come on folks! Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2000
I bought this CD because I heard the song Major Tom on a local radio station. I was fully prepared to just love this one song on this album and just add it to one of my own... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2000
I bought about 10 CDs including Xymox, Kon Kan, Police, Information Society, Motels, and this CD was one of my favorites. all the songs are intriguing and inviting. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2000 by david malin