Profil:
New Wave act from Orange County, California. Founded in 1979 by John Crawford, Jo Julian and Terri Nunn.
Mainly known for the 1986 Giorgio Moroder produced hit Take My Breath Away (from the movie Top Gun), as well as earlier songs such as The Metro, Sex & No More Words.
Split up in 1987. John Crawford went on to form the alternative rock act "The Big F". Terri Nunn resurrected Berlin in 1999 with a new band lineup, and she has been performing live & recording studio material since then.
In May 2019, Terri Nunn announced that she and co-founders John Crawford and David Diamond would be reuniting for a new album, Transcendance, to be released on August 2, 2019.
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PRO-A-2061 Berlin - Dance Rhythm 'N' Rock (New Music Seminar Mixer) illustration d'album Various Sex (I'm A...) Various - Dance Rhythm 'N' Rock (New Music Seminar Mixer)(LP, Mixed, Promo) New Music Seminar PRO-A-2061 US 1983 Vendre cette version
D 84 Berlin - Disc80tre illustration d'album Various Sex (I'm A...) Various - Disc80tre(12", Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label D 84 Mexico 1983 Vendre cette version
G3-84T Berlin - Discoteca Ai Giganti G3-84T illustration d'album Various No More Words Various - Discoteca Ai Giganti G3-84T(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial, C90) Not On Label (Discoteca Ai Giganti) G3-84T Italy 1984 Vendre cette version
SAMP LP 1114, 14-001114-20 Berlin - Les N°1 Des Clubs illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Les N°1 Des Clubs(2xLP, Comp, Mixed, Promo) CBS, CBS SAMP LP 1114, 14-001114-20 Netherlands 1986 Vendre cette version
CER-112 Berlin - Mix Madness - Love Mixes Vol 1 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Mix Madness - Love Mixes Vol 1(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Crazy Edits Records CER-112 1993 Vendre cette version
CD-1945A Berlin - KROQ Flashbacks II: DJ Mixmaster Live At The Palace, Los Angeles illustration d'album Various The Metro et 1 de plus… Various - KROQ Flashbacks II: DJ Mixmaster Live At The Palace, Los Angeles(CD, Mixed) Not On Label CD-1945A US 1996 Vendre cette version
53 619 714 06 Berlin - Clash Of The Titans illustration d'album Slim (5) vs. Indio* Sex (I'm A...) Slim (5) vs. Indio* - Clash Of The Titans(2xCD, Mixed, Promo) Space 9 Records, Digital Enhancement, Innovation Unlimited 53 619 714 06 US 1998 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Kuschel Mixes 6 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Kuschel Mixes 6(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Partydance Productions none Germany 1998 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Resurrection Mix Show #16 (99) illustration d'album Various Sex (I'm A...) Various - Resurrection Mix Show #16 (99)(CDr, Mixed) Hot Mix Productions, Radio Express none US 1999 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Party Of The 90's Vol.2 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Party Of The 90's Vol.2(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) ?? Records none Germany 1999 Vendre cette version
CLP 0730 Berlin - In To The Mix III illustration d'album Various The Metro (Sigue Sigue Sputnik Remix) Various - In To The Mix III(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Hypnotic CLP 0730 US 1999 Vendre cette version
Party M.2001 Berlin - Magic Sound Of The 80s illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Magic Sound Of The 80s(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Party Mücke Party M.2001 Germany 2001 Vendre cette version
BIG 4046-2 Berlin - 80's Millennium Synth Pop Madness (17 New Wave Classix!) illustration d'album Various Now It's My Turn Various - 80's Millennium Synth Pop Madness (17 New Wave Classix!)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Big Eye Music BIG 4046-2 US 2001 Vendre cette version
TB-1557-2 Berlin - Vic Latino Presents 80's Now illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away (Hamburg Mix) Various - Vic Latino Presents 80's Now(CD, Comp, Mixed) Tommy Boy TB-1557-2 US 2002 Vendre cette version
DJPRO-003-01 Berlin - Wave 180 illustration d'album Various The Metro Various - Wave 180(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label DJPRO-003-01 Japan 2003 Vendre cette version
QRDJ-5 Berlin - Quake Trance Best 5 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away 2004 (S.A.D. Full Vocal Mix) Various - Quake Trance Best 5(CD, Comp, Mixed) Quake Records QRDJ-5 Japan 2004 Vendre cette version
CLP 1338-2 Berlin - The Great Soundclash Swindle illustration d'album DJ Keoki* The Metro (Sigue Sigue Sputnik Remix) DJ Keoki* - The Great Soundclash Swindle(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Hypnotic CLP 1338-2 US 2004 Vendre cette version
FLM-0019 Berlin - Remixed Hits Vol. 2 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away Various - Remixed Hits Vol. 2(2xCD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Filmax Music FLM-0019 Spain 2004 Vendre cette version
CLP 1679 Berlin - This Is Remixed Hits! illustration d'album Various Sex (I’m A...) (Rosetta Stone Extended Mix) et 1 de plus… Various - This Is Remixed Hits!(2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Hypnotic CLP 1679 US 2006 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Studio 33 - Best Of The 80's Step 5 - Part 1 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away (Remix) Various - Studio 33 - Best Of The 80's Step 5 - Part 1(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Studio 33 Records (2) none Germany 2006 Vendre cette version
QRDX-1 Berlin - Quake Trance Covers illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away (S.A.D. Full Vocal Mix) Various - Quake Trance Covers(CD, Mixed) Quake Records QRDX-1 Japan 2006 Vendre cette version
QWCE-00023 Berlin - Exit Trance Presents 小悪魔Musee Trance illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away 2005 (S.A.D. Full Vocal Mix) Various - Exit Trance Presents 小悪魔Musee Trance(CD, Comp, Mixed) Exit Tunes QWCE-00023 Japan 2007 Vendre cette version
HN216CD Berlin - Clubber's Anthem = 狂舞年代 illustration d'album Various Take My Breath Away 2004 (S.A.D. Full Vocal Mix) Various - Clubber's Anthem = 狂舞年代(CD, Mixed + CD, Comp + Sli) High Note Records HN216CD Taiwan 2008 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Nostalgia illustration d'album Dj Aristocat Take My Breath Away / There It Go/I Know You Got Soul Dj Aristocat - Nostalgia(CD, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Aristocat) none US 2010 Vendre cette version
none Berlin - Zombie Rave 3 The Mixtape illustration d'album Mater Suspiria Vision present ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ Take My Breath Away (Zombie Rave Mix) Mater Suspiria Vision present ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ - Zombie Rave 3 The Mixtape(File, MP3, Ltd, Mixed, 160) CDX none Germany 2010

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studio5431

studio5431

6 octobre 2016
a very young Terri Nunn is a major star in the movie "THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY" so she should be credited as being known as an actress as well.
Jarren

Jarren

3 août 2010
edité over 6 years ago
Most people remember Berlin for "Take My Breath Away", the love theme from Tom Cruise's 1986 blockbuster Top Gun. A gold-certified number one hit in the US and UK, this single was incredibly one of the key factors in the breakup of the band (but more on that later).

It all started much more modestly in 1979, when the Orange County (CA) band released their first single "A Matter Of Time". Fronted by a teenage Terri Nunn and with main songwriting duty performed by John Crawford, it set the blueprint for a sound that the band would see develop into major success.

However, things very quickly took a diversion when Terri Nunn decided to temporarily leave the band to try her hand at acting. Toni Childs very briefly took over and wrote some material, but when it came to recording the album "Information" in 1980 it was a new singer, Virginia Macolino, who took control. A fantastic debut, it contained ten condensed punky New Wave tracks with a pronounced synthesizer sound. Alas, it made no impact on the major radio stations so chart success was not forthcoming.

After the departure of Virginia Macolino, Berlin as a band took a short break. John Crawford set up a new act, Farenheit, who actually went as far as shooting a promotional video for a track called "Dancing In Berlin" with John on vocal duty. Of course, this song would see light a few years later fronted by a certain Ms. Nunn. Speaking of whom...

...fast forward to 1982. Terri has come back from her acting career, Berlin are reformed and release "Sex"…

With lyrics that ensured radios got in a sweat and a video sure to ruffle feathers, it was an instant hit. An irresistible Bobby Orlando style bassline under Terri's suggestive vocals guaranteed heavy club play, and it paved the way for a follow-up single of epic proportions; The Metro. Fast paced New Wave sonics over Terri's passionate vocals evoked thoughts of European dreams, much to the delight of many American kids who looked outside of the traditional rock 'n roll ethos. The Metro was covered excellently by the metal group System Of A Down in 2001, opening the band to a new legion of fans that may never have discovered Berlin otherwise.

After The Metro, a third single from Berlin's "Pleasure Victim" EP titled Masquerade was released to ensure that Berlin left 1983 with rising popularity and critical success.

1984 saw Berlin release their second full album "Love Life", a consistent and excellent LP with a mature yet still playful sound. Giorgio Moroder produced two fantastic singles, "No More Words" & "Dancing In Berlin", and a further single (the James Bond inspired "Now It's My Turn") merely scratched the surface of the band's confidence.

Alas, it would be the work with Giorgio Moroder that would be the downfall of Berlin....

Moroder was working on "Take My Breath Away" for the movie Top Gun but needed a strong female vocalist to front the music he had written. He called up Terri, who of course jumped at the chance of working on a major movie soundtrack. Unfortunately, Moroder was not in need of the services of John Crawford and the rest of Berlin. So while the song went down in history as Berlin's biggest hit, it didn't actually feature the band at all! This obviously caused tension between the band members, as after 1986's "Count Three & Pray" (which contained strong songs marred by the typical bombast of late 80's overproduction) Berlin officially disbanded.

Thankfully the in-band resentment has been resolved, as the band happily reformed for a one-off special in 2004 for the VH1 show "Bands Reunited". As of 2013, Terri still tours and records albums as Berlin with a new lineup while the rest of the original band are now content in their own lives away from the limelight.

From underground New Wave kids to stadium filling rock band, Berlin are legends.

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