Love Life (Berlin album)

Love Life is the third studio album by American new wave band Berlin. It was released on March 12, 1984, by Geffen Records. Recorded between October and December 1983, the album features production from Mike Howlett, Giorgio Moroder, and Richie Zito. Four singles were released from the album, including "No More Words", which became the band's first top-40 single on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 23.[3]

Love Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 12, 1984 (1984-03-12)
RecordedOctober–December 1983
Studio
Genre
Length49:51
LabelGeffen
Producer
Berlin chronology
Pleasure Victim
(1982)
Love Life
(1984)
Count Three & Pray
(1986)
Singles from Love Life
  1. "No More Words"
    Released: March 1984
  2. "Now It's My Turn"
    Released: July 1984
  3. "Dancing in Berlin"
    Released: August 1984
  4. "Touch"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by John Crawford, except where noted. All tracks produced by Mike Howlett, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."When We Make Love"4:59
2."Touch" (writers: Crawford, Terri Nunn, David Diamond)3:16
3."Beg, Steal or Borrow"3:55
4."Now It's My Turn"4:11
5."Dancing in Berlin" (producers: Giorgio Moroder, Richie Zito)4:04
6."Rumor of Love"4:20
7."Pictures of You"4:34
8."In My Dreams"4:08
9."No More Words" (producers: Moroder, Zito)3:54
10."For All Tomorrow's Lies"3:48
11."Fall"4:04
12."Lost in the Crowd"4:38
2020 reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
13."No More Words (Dance Remix)"5:46
14."Now It's My Turn (Remix)"4:21
15."Dancing in Berlin (Dance Remix)"5:16

Notes

  • The vinyl version omits the tracks "Rumor of Love" and "Lost in the Crowd".
  • The 2020 CD reissue moves "Rumor of Love" to immediately after "Fall" and adds three bonus remixes.[4]

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Love Life.[5]

BerlinEdit

  • Terri Nunn – lead vocals, background vocals, backing vocals arrangements
  • John Crawford – bass, lead vocals, background vocals
  • David Diamond – synthesizers, background vocals
  • Ric Olsen – guitars
  • Matt Reid – synthesizers
  • Rob Brill – drums

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Arthur Barrow – additional keyboard programming (tracks 5, 9)

TechnicalEdit

  • Mike Howlett – production (tracks 1–4, 6–8, 10–12)
  • Giorgio Moroder – production (tracks 5, 9)
  • Richie Zito – production (tracks 5, 9)
  • Connie Hill – recording engineering
  • Mike Shipley – mixing engineering
  • Eddie Delena – mixing engineering assistance
  • Dave Collins – digital machine operator
  • Stewart Whitmore – digital editing
  • Brian Reeves – engineering (track 5)
  • Mick Guzauski – engineering (track 9)
  • Steve Hodge – engineering (track 9)
  • Steve Hall – mastering (at Future Disc, Hollywood)

ArtworkEdit

  • Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Phillip Dixon – cover photography
  • Douglas Bryant – inner sleeve photo

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[11] Platinum 15,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All tracks except "Dancing in Berlin" and "No More Words"
  2. ^ "Dancing in Berlin" and "No More Words"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Love Life – Berlin". AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Puterbaugh, Parke (May 24, 1984). "Berlin: Love Life". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 12, 2006. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Berlin Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Berlin - Love Life (RUBY12CD)". RubellanRemasters. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  5. ^ Love Life (liner notes). Berlin. Geffen Records. 1984. 4025-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 6325b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Berlin – Love Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Berlin Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1984". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Berlin – Love Life". Recorded Music NZ. November 11, 1984. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Berlin – Lovelife". Recording Industry Association of America. April 11, 1989. Retrieved July 11, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.