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    "Eternally Yours" is more than a mere translation of the songs into the sound spectrum of a large orchestra. It is rather a symbiosis between Marian Gold's unique vocal abilities, the original Alphaville sound and the majestically powerful facet of the large German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

    Alphaville’s greatest hits from 40 years of band history, completely re-arranged and recorded with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg

    Alphaville, the largest German synth-pop export and creator of the legendary 80s anthems “Big in Japan”, “Sounds like a Melody” and “Forever Young”, dares to take the step into the symphonic. The band grabs the big cutlery and catapults the biggest hits from 40 years of band history from the sound of the synthesizer and rhythm machine into the world of the human sound machine symphony orchestra. “Eternally Yours” is more than a mere translation of the songs into the sound spectrum of a large orchestra. Rather, it is a symbiosis between Marian Gold’s unique vocal abilities, the original Alphaville sound and the majestically powerful multifaceted nature of the large German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

    »Eternally Yours« is about permanence and transience. The lyrics of the songs from four decades are mostly written by Gold personally. Dreaming has always been a central theme for Alphaville and Gold: »We get around quite a bit, we’ve played almost everywhere, in and out of our heads. All of that contributes to our music, to the idea of ​​what Alphaville could be. It’s like a never-ending dream. Those who listen to our music hear fragments of this dream.« The eponymous song reads like a lover’s farewell letter. ‘I didn’t write a line for the song myself, all the words and all the thoughts are from Shakespeare. I just put them together intertextually and adjusted them minimally to make them easier to sing for me.«

    »All 23 tracks on the album have essentially become clearer as a result of the editing, they are exposed, unleashed, liberated. Her true nature came to the fore.« Gold, the band’s front singer, and his two arrangers, Max Knoth and Christian Lohr, succeed on this album in providing the appropriate sound content for the musical content of the songs. The songs don’t sound unusually bloated, not overused – on the contrary: As a listener, you’re amazed at the natural, warm, even familiar-sounding sounds and wonder why there haven’t been more symphonic arrangements of Alphaville songs before. Gold even goes so far as to say: »’Eternally Yours’ actually sounds to me like it was actually the first Alphaville album – only that it wasn’t published forty years ago. We didn’t have an orchestra to hand at the time.«
    Alphaville’s new studio album Eternally Yours is available in a variety of formats.

    Track-list

    A1 Dream Machine
    A2 Summer In Berlin
    A3 Big In Japan
    A4 Dance With Me

    B1 Summer Rain
    B2 Apollo
    B3 Elegy
    B4 Lassie Come Home

    C1 Moongirl
    C2 Welcome To the Sun
    C3 A Victory Of Love
    C4 Sounds Like A Melody

    D1 Around The Universe
    D2 Eternally Yours
    D3 Diamonds Are Forever
    D4 Flame
    D5 Forever Young

    E1 Big In Japan (Bassroque Version)
    E2 Sounds Like A Melody (Chamber Version)
    E3 Forever Young (“Petite”)
    E4 Big In Japan (Single Edit)
    E5 Sounds Like A Melody (Single Edit)
    E6 Forever Young (Single Edit)

    F1 Pandora’s Lullaby (Lunapark Version MCMXCI)
    F2 Elegy (Springtime Version MCMXC)
    F3 Dream Machine (Dreamscape Version MCMXCIX)

     

     

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