We revisit LA based legendary synth pop band Berlin's 1981 breakthrough hit 'The Metro'
Following on from LA based legendary synth pop band Berlin's 2020 orchestral re-interpretations album 'Strings Attached', we revisit their 1981 breakthrough hit 'The Metro'. Featuring the classic line-up of Terri Nunn, John Crawford and David Diamond, 'The Metro' is perfect for both existing fans and those being introduced for the first time.
Epitomising the new wave genre "The Metro" is a blend of punk rock and pop, with heavy use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer. Described by Terri Nunn as the song which "defined us and defined that period of music."
Coming in a multitude of mixes, with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra contributions prominent on most, and complementary current electronic remixes joining the dots between past, present and future. We open up with the extended orchestral version of the classic track which featured on last years "Strings Attached". An expansive and epic sounding version, with layers of strings that add a rich tonal atmosphere.
Slovenian based, Sare Havlicek contributes a stomping groove heavy remix. The 80's style drum and percussion programming is combined with a thick rolling bass line and new synth melodies.
Legendary Italian producers Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca bring a downtempo old school feeling to their remix, with sweeping pads and a plethora of percussive rhythmic elements.
Written by John Crawford.
Published by Universal/MCA Music Limited.
Produced by John Bryan & Sare Havlicek.
Orchestral parts performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Symphonic Film Orchestra.
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Jan Chalupecky.
Slovenian Symphonic Film Orchestra Conducted by Jelena Susnick.
Keyboards by John Crawford, David Diamond & Sare Havlicek.
Vocals by Terri Nunn & John Crawford.
Backing Vocals by Terri Nunn, John Crawford, John Bryan, Antinate & DJ Drumstix.
Guitar by David Diamond, Slava Voroshnin & John Bryan.
Bass by John Crawford.
Drums by Charlie Pine.
Synthesizer by Sare Havlicek.
Programming by Slava Voroshnin.
Orchestral Arrangements by Pete Whitfield, John Bryan & Sare Havlicek.
Mixed by Sare Havlicek at Tokyorama Studio.
Additional Engineering by John Graham.
Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon.
(P) & (C) 2021 August Day Recordings
|1.||The Metro [Orchestral Extended Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|2.||The Metro [Sare Havlicek Dreams Of A Dub]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|3.||The Metro [Extended Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|4.||The Metro [Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca Vocal Remix]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|5.||The Metro [Extended Instrumental]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|6.||The Metro [Video Edit]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
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