History Music / Alphaville

26th Jan '17 3:57:44 PM Xtifr
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Alphaville is a German SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group that gained international popularity in the 1980s. The band was originally named '''Forever Young'''.

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Alphaville is a German SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group that gained international popularity in the 1980s. The band was originally named '''Forever Young'''.Forever Young.



* BookEnds: ''Afternoons in Utopia'' does something similar to TheWall. The first track is an echo of the word "night". The last track is the limerick "There was a young lady named Bright / Whose speed was much faster, much faster than light / She departed one day / In a relative way / And returned on the previous...."

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* BookEnds: ''Afternoons in Utopia'' does something similar to TheWall.''Music/TheWall''. The first track is an echo of the word "night". The last track is the limerick "There was a young lady named Bright / Whose speed was much faster, much faster than light / She departed one day / In a relative way / And returned on the previous...."
10th Dec '16 3:35:18 AM HumanAdventure
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The founding members were Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens, and singer Marian Gold. Frank Mertens left the band after the release of their first album, ''Forever Young'', and was replaced by Ricky Echolette. This lineup produced the bulk of Alphaville's studio material, responsible for ''Afternoons in Utopia,'' ''The Breathtaking Blue,'' ''Prostitute,'' and ''Salvation.'' Echolette left the band during the production of ''Salvation''. Alphaville existed for a while as just Bernhard Lloyd and Marian Gold, during which they released the anthology box sets ''Dreamscapes'' and ''Crazyshow''. Lloyd officially left Alphaville in 2003[[note]]His involvement in Alphaville as a band member was basically finished after ''Dreamscapes'' released in 1999, though he still did managerial and promotional work until his official departure[[/note]]. The lineup for 2010's ''Catching Rays on Giant'' is Marian Gold, Martin Lister on keyboards, David Goodes on guitar, and Jakob Kiersch on drums. Fifth member, bassist Maja Kim, joined the band the following year. Martin Lister passed away in May of 2014. After his death, Carsten Brocker took over on keyboards. Maja Kim left the band in July, 2016.

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The founding members were Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens, and singer Marian Gold. Frank Mertens left the band after the release of their first album, ''Forever Young'', and was replaced by Ricky Echolette. This lineup produced the bulk of Alphaville's studio material, responsible for ''Afternoons in Utopia,'' ''The Breathtaking Blue,'' ''Prostitute,'' and ''Salvation.'' Echolette left the band during the production of ''Salvation''. Alphaville existed for a while as just Bernhard Lloyd and Marian Gold, during which they released the anthology box sets ''Dreamscapes'' and ''Crazyshow''. Lloyd officially left Alphaville in 2003[[note]]His involvement in Alphaville as a band member was basically finished after ''Dreamscapes'' released in 1999, though he still did managerial and promotional work until his official departure[[/note]]. The lineup for 2010's ''Catching Rays on Giant'' is Marian Gold, Martin Lister on keyboards, David Goodes on guitar, and Jakob Kiersch on drums. Fifth member, bassist Maja Kim, joined the band the following year. Martin Lister passed away in May of 2014. After his death, Carsten Brocker took over on keyboards. Maja Kim left the band in July, 2016.
2016. She was replaced by Alex Merl.
10th Dec '16 3:34:47 AM HumanAdventure
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* ''Strange Attractor (working title)'' (2016)

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* ''Strange Attractor (working title)'' (2016)
Attractor'' (2017)
25th Sep '16 7:28:49 AM HumanAdventure
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** "Iron John" is a song inspired by the [[Literature/IronHans Grimm fairy tale]].
21st Sep '16 4:55:24 AM HumanAdventure
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* LiveAlbum: ''Stark Naked and Absolutely Live,'' recorded during a concert in Salt Lake City.
23rd Aug '16 6:27:34 AM HumanAdventure
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* AscendedExtra: After Bernhard Lloyd left Alphaville in 2003, the then-current members of the touring band (Lister, Goodes, and Kiersch) were, along with Marian Gold, the band's official lineup, and they began work on ''Catching Rays on Giant''.


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*ThisIsASong: "Song For No One," which is "the song for no one but myself."
23rd Aug '16 6:18:30 AM HumanAdventure
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They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" [[note]]No relation to the Tom Waits song of the same name[[/note]] and "Forever Young"[[note]]Not the Rod Stewart one[[/note]]. "Forever Young" didn't do well in the US charts, but since its release it has shown up in movie soundtracks and TV shows.

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They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" [[note]]No relation to the Tom Waits song of the same name[[/note]] and "Forever Young"[[note]]Not Young,"[[note]]Not the Rod Stewart one[[/note]]. one[[/note]] both released in 1984. While "Forever Young" didn't do well and "Big in Japan" managed to peak at 65 and 66, respectively, on the US charts, but since its release it US's Billboard Hot 100, Alphaville have always been best appreciated in Europe, releasing a few top ten singles in several countries throughout the 80s. "Forever Young" has shown up seen a new appreciation in recent years through several covers, remixes, and appearances in movie soundtracks and TV shows.
6th Aug '16 1:58:50 AM HumanAdventure
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* EpilepticFlashingLights: Feature in the video for "Big in Japan." In fact, when Rhino posted the video to their YouTube page, they slowed the video down significantly.
6th Aug '16 1:53:26 AM HumanAdventure
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** If you count ''Crazyshow'' as an album, it has a title track on disc 2.
6th Aug '16 1:44:43 AM HumanAdventure
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* ArtifactTitle: ''Prostitute'' was to be named for a song on the album of the same name. The song got cut, but the album title was never changed.
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