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Millennium Collection-20th Century Masters Original recording remastered, Best of
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|5. Sex (I'm A...)|
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|8. You Don't Know|
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|12. For All Tommorrow's Lies|
By the time Top Gun introduced this LA electro-pop band to the masses, they'd been scoring Geffen hits for three years. Here are 12 of their best: that soundtrack smash, Take My Breath Away ; the hits Sex (I'm A ); The Metro; Masquerade; No More Words; Now It's My Turn , and more!
Like Blondie, Berlin is a female-fronted new wave band with a lead singer (Terri Nunn) who can really belt, although Nunn is more in-your-face than Debbie Harry. Their music is submerged new wave synth-pop that is varied most successfully by Nunn's agile vocal arrangements. In "No More Words," she first yells and then drops to a scathing whisper, only to attack again; it's scary enough to make any man cower. "Take My Breath Away" is a beautiful from-the-gut ballad, so large and deep in scope that it commands your full attention. In "The Metro" she puts you on a train, sullen and melancholy, going nowhere. --Beth Bessmer
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The explicit lyrics in "Sex (I'm a) are pretty graphic. The point of mentioning this isn't to pass judgement, but awareness. Many people today look back at 80s music and want to share the music they loved as a child. If you are thinking of sharing the music of Berlin, you may want to take the graphic nature of this song into consideration. In the song, Terri sings in very interesting duet with who I believe is bassist and Berlin founder John Crawford. This song got a lot of flak back in 1980 because up to that point, it was probably one the most graphic hit songs that had been released in the Rock era.
But there are other songs from Berlin that aren't controversial and are highly entertaining. There are two very "European" sounding songs in "No More Words" and "The Metro". "No More Words" is a song from 1984. It has some level of suggestive overtones, but isn't nearly in the category of the song "Sex". There is some catchy synthesizers in this song.Read more ›
This is the collection that even friends younger than me and who were probably in diapers at the time of Berlin's huge success will appreciate these hits.Berlin/singer Terri Nunn were studio-synthesizer polished and maybe too perfected for the new wave movement, but so what. The vocals, the incredible catchy synth work and hooks would entice and make you want to hear some more... The music was fun and the vocals way surpassed any other female new wave fronted bands of the time (Missing Persons)...Like another California new wave based rock group Romeo Void, this was serious stuff ! Berlin/Nunn was like Blondie for the early to mid 80's with the exception that Terri Nunn sported a little edgier in your face attitude with cover model looks and sensuality thrown in the mix !... Favorite tracks are The Metro (very Euro/Kraftwerk sounding), Sex (some of the best pulsating synthesizer work for a pop-rock dance song),everything else is pretty much safe top 40 fair. A few tracks from their 1986 Count Three and Pray album began to show just how much Berlin was evolving and changing for something experimental and heavier with the guitar work (pre-alternative).Unfortunately, the band broke up after this and record sales were very dismal (with the exception of the track Take My Breath Away to garner them massive awards) !
The new song "Blowin' Sky High," more in the hard-edged mode of their Count Three And Pray album, is a bitter song about two powers at war: "My weapon won't fail when the button's pressed-dynamite" and "I don't like you and you don't like me." Terri really belts it out towards the end along with Jimmy Z's harmonica. The song ends like it begins, with a quiet sober guitar.
"No More Words", on an insincere love that's on its way out, sports a funky bass synth backbeat while louder keyboards and electric guitars snarl. It can't be sincere if "you're telling me you love me while you're looking away." Nunn sings of "looking for a long romance/not a picture of passion or one time chance." [Love Life]
The guitar that roars throughout the powerful "Like Flames" signals the hard rock sound producer Bob Ezrin used when he produced KISS. There's a generally defeatist downbeat feel in the lyrics: "We can't defeat it/like flames reaching out from the sun" and "Heaven's died and gone to Hell." One of their best songs. [Count Three And Pray]
The immortal "Take My Breath Away" with that memorable throbbing bass keyboard, was their only #1 single and began life on the Top Gun soundtrack. Another favourite. [Count Three And Pray]
Then comes their most notorious song and the one that gave them a record deal--the dance floor synth exercise of "Sex (I'm A...)" resplendent in its new wave synth glory. How many things follows the words "I'm a", e.g. teaser, virgin, one night stand? More than enough, including some of the racier ones.Read more ›
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A great band that did some wonderful songs back in the 1980s. "Take My Breath Away" is a sure hit from the movie "Top Gun". Terri's vocals I just astonishing in this song! Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Brett Boles
The Best of Berlin 1979-1988~ Berlin is a nice collection of good 80's music. Take my breath away has been played to many times but it is not a bad tune.Published on June 22 2004 by B. Viberg
This band now is in oblivion in Japan, too. But almost everybody in the age 30s or 40s remembers Take My Breath Away from the movie Top Gun, which was so big a hit also in... Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Disco Buff
Like many reviewers pointed out, this is a great disc at a reasonable price. Since I do an alternative 80s radio show, I thought it would be best to hear and play some of their... Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by Jason Voigt
As stated above, Berlin is one of the greatest bands to come out of the eighties. Unfortunately, unlike most of the people reviewing this compilation, I wasn't aware of the band's... Read morePublished on May 9 2003 by Rocker_Man
I'm not much of a Berlin fan, but I bought this greatest hits CD because 1) it was on sale and 2) for the following tracks: #4 ("Take My Breath Away", the romantic 80's ballad that... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002
Berlin was one of the best bands in the 80's. I still love their stuff today. No More Words is one of my favorite songs. Terri Nunn has an incredible voice. Read morePublished on June 23 2002
Berlin was pretty popular in the '80's and are still touring today. Terri Nunn and John Crawford have been the creative force behind this band. Read morePublished on April 13 2001 by Anonymous