Music video by Nena performing 99 Luftballons (P) 1983 CBS Schallplatten GmbH For Entertainment Purpose Only.
Biography by Alan Severa. Long-running German dance-rock performer best known for her international '80s hit "99 Luftballons.
Nena is the first album by German pop rock band Nena and the second studio album of its singer, Gabriele "Nena" Kerner. Released on 14 January 1983, it's been part of the music genre called Neue Deutsche Welle (meaning "New German Wave") movement in the German music.
Nena (German: ) was a German Neue Deutsche Welle band. The band was formed in 1982 when vocalist Gabriele Kerner (Nena) came to West Berlin with drummer Rolf Brendel, her boyfriend at the time
Nena is the first album by German pop rock band Nena and the second studio album of its singer, Gabriele "Nena" Kerner. Released in 1983, it's been part of the music genre called Neue Deutsche Welle (meaning "New German Wave") movement in the German music. The album was a great success in West Germany and the second single "99 Luftballons" successfully reached in the music charts worldwide including Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Nena (pronounced ; born Gabriele Susanne Kerner, 24 March 1960) is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian who rose to international fame in 1983 with the Neue Deutsche Welle song "99 Luftballons". In the same year she re-recorded this song in English as "99 Red Balloons". Nena was also the name of the band with whom she released the song.
The album's title track was co-written by Nena and the band's keyboard player Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen and is so called since, having written the song, Nena was unable to settle on a title and so indicated its spot in the band's live set list with a question mark. It reached No. 3 in the German charts in. 1983 . Like most of the band's greatest hits, "? (Fragezeichen)" was anglicised for the international album 99 Luftballons and then updated for the Nena feat. Nena album, which reignited Nena's solo career in 2002. Side A contains tracks 1 to 6 and Side B contains tracks 7 to 12.
Nena is the stage name of German singer and actress Gabriele Susanne Kerner (born 24 March 1960 in Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Nena was also the name of the band with whom she released the 1984 English recording of her most well-known song "99 Red Balloons" (orginally released in Germany in 1983 as "99 Luftballons"). Nena acquired her nickname, which means "baby girl" in Spanish, at the age of 3 during a vacation to Spain.
Nena – Nena (International Album). Label: Epic – EPC 25925. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Arranged by NENA Recorded in Berlin, West Germany (P) 1984 CBS Schallplatten GmbH, Germany. Other Versions (5 of 50) View All. Cat.
Nena, Original Album Classics: Nena, Disc 1 (Nena). In appearance, the second Nena album again bears typical hallmarks of a new wave act: a shadowy band photo on a black background on the cover and nothing more than a question mark as its title. However, as with the debut album, the music has little to do with actual deconstructionist strategies or new wave's typical intent to disturb.
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Saxophone – Dave Sanborn*
|3||Das Land Der Elefanten||3:44|
|4||Unerkannt Durchs Märchenland||3:24|
|5||Küss Mich Wach||2:46|
|6||Lass Mich Dein Pirat Sein
Saxophone – Dave Sanborn*
|7||Ich Häng' An Dir||4:09|
|10||Der Bus Is' Schon Weg||0:16|
|12||Der Anfang Vom Ende||3:55|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
- Recorded At – Spliff Studio
- Mixed At – Spliff Studio
- Bass – Jürgen Dehmel
- Design [Cover] – Jim Rakete, Roman Stolz
- Drums – Rolf Brendel
- Engineer – Imre Sereg, Ollie Cotton, Reinhold Heil, Stanley Wallace*
- Guitar – Carlo Karges
- Keyboards – Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen*
- Lyrics By – Carlo Karges (tracks: 1, 3, 9 to 11), Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen* (tracks: 3), Nena Kerner (tracks: 2, 4, 7, 12), Rolf Brendel (tracks: 5, 6, 8)
- Mastered By – Rico Sonderegger
- Music By – Carlo Karges (tracks: 1, 10, 11), Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen* (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 8), Jürgen Dehmel (tracks: 4, 9), Nena Kerner (tracks: 6, 12), Rolf Brendel (tracks: 5, 6)
- Producer – Manne Praeker*, Reinhold Heil
- Vocals – Nena Kerner
NotesRecorded & mixed Oct.-Dec. 1983 at Spliffstudio Berlin
Dave Sanborn recorded at A&R-Studios, N.Y.C.
Originally released 1984
℗ 1984 Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
© 1998 Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
Remastered with Sony Super Bit Mapping.
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Distribution by Sony Music.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5099747356599
- Barcode (Text): 5 099747 356599
- Matrix / Runout: Sony Music S0347356511-0101 12
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L552
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 942C
- Label Code: LC 0162
- Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL BIEM
|CBS 25 870, 25 870||Nena||? (Fragezeichen) (LP, Album)||CBS, CBS||CBS 25 870, 25 870||Germany||1984|
|40- 25870||Nena||? (Fragezeichen) (Cass, Album)||CBS||40- 25870||Greece||1984|
|CBS 25 870, CBSCL 40383-2||Nena||? (LP, Album, Club)||CBS, Bertelsmann Club||CBS 25 870, CBSCL 40383-2||Germany||1984|
|CBS 25 870, 25 870||Nena||? (LP, Album)||CBS, CBS||CBS 25 870, 25 870||Germany||1984|
|25870||Nena||? (LP, Album)||CBS||25870||Germany||1984|