Alphaville singer Marian Gould (2022) © Helen Sobiralski
Alphaville influenced pop music in the 1980s with its vocals and jingles such as “Forever Young”, “Sounds like a Melody” or “Big in Japan”.
In 2023, the band will look back on its 40 years of existence, and to mark the occasion, they will go on a symphonic memory tour across Germany with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra and perform on the country’s famous classical music theaters.
Symphonic tour, symphony album
The band will also release their new album, “Eternally Yours” on September 23, 2022, which will feature Alphaville classics in an orchestral rearrangement. Marianne Gould, lead singer of the band, explains:
“Eternally Yours” sounds to me as if it was actually the first Alphaville album – only it hadn’t been released in forty years. We didn’t have an orchestra on hand at the time. The essence of all 23 pieces becomes clearer as a result of editing, they are revealed, unleashed, and edited. Her true nature appeared.
For their latest project, all songs from 40 years of the band’s history must be rearranged so that the professional musicians of the Babelsberg Film Orchestra can prepare for recordings and performances on instruments.
Front vocalist Marian Gould had the support of organizers Max Knuth and Christian Loehr. The single “Big in Japan”, released at the end of April, offers a preview of the musical instruments along with the talented voice of Marianne Gould.
Alphaville live 2023
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