99 Luftballons (German for "99 Balloons"), also known as International Album, is a compilation album by German pop band Nena, released in 1984. It was their first album released worldwide following the success of "99 Luftballons" and also the first with English lyrics. The album had moderate success in America. The most widely known cover of this album is identical to the one used for most versions of the single "99 Luftballons" or "99 Red Balloons"
99 Luftballons" (German: Neunundneunzig Luftballons, "99 balloons") is a song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. The English version is not a direct translation of the German original and contains lyrics with a somewhat different meaning.
99 Luftballons Tracklist.
The well-known title track is included here twice (in English and German versions), and the rest of the album, also split down the middle between English and German lyrics, is rounded out by lightweight new wave pop confections like "?" and "Hangin' on Yo. Although the record's dated production is clearly a souvenir of the early '80s, Nena's bouncy synth pop is likable just the same.
99 Luftballons" reached in West Germany in 1983.
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Likable as "99 Red Balloons" and "99 Luftballons" were, their international success was not to be repeated, even though tracks like "Kino" and "Just a Dream" have a similar tsch appeal. Leuchtturm" and "Uner Kannt Durch's Marchenland" are also strong, but the clumsy "Let Me Be Your Pirate" makes you wish Nena had stuck to her native tongue. Then again, it was that bilingual approach that allowed her to transcend her stateside status as a one-hit wonder-if only through a technicality.
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|1||99 Red Balloons (Club Mix)
Translated By [English Translation] – K. McAlea*
|3||Hangin' On You||4:15|
|4||Just A Dream||3:31|
|5||Let Me Be Your Pirate||4:53|
|7||Das Land Der Elefanten||3:42|
|10||Unerkannt Durch's Märchenland
Songwriter – J. Dehmel*
- Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
- Pressed By – Sony DADC – DI8P-050042
- Distributed By – Epic Records
- Lyrics By [English Lyrics] – R. Brown* (tracks: 2, 3, 5)
- Producer – Manne Praeker*, Reinhold Heil
- Songwriter – C. Karges* (tracks: 1, 9, 11), J. U. Fahrenkrog-Petersen* (tracks: 1, 4, 11), U. Fahrenkrog-Petersen* (tracks: 2, 3, 7, 8), N. Kerner* (tracks: 2 to 5, 7, 8, 10), R. Brendel* (tracks: 4 to 6)
NotesThe presence of a SID code indicates this is a reissue from 1994 or later.
Some copies have The Nice Price sticker on them.
Track 1 is the Club Mix; the 3:50 duration printed on the release is wrong.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 7464-39294-2
- Barcode (Scanned): 074643929424
- Matrix / Runout: DI8P-050042 F3 1B 01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L423
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 7224
- Pressing Plant ID (DADC): DI8P 050042
- Price Code (Code on The Nice Price sticker): 8897 S1
|EPC 25925||Nena||Nena (International Album) (LP, Album)||Epic||EPC 25925||UK||1984|
|FE 39294||Nena||99 Luftballons (LP, Album)||Epic||FE 39294||US||1984|
|CH-1084||Nena||99 Luftballons (LP, Album)||Chade Records||CH-1084||Taiwan||1984|
|QEL-S-25032||Nena||99 Luftballons (Cass, Album)||Epic||QEL-S-25032||Philippines||1984|
|KJPL-0411||Nena||99 Luftballons (LP)||CBS Records Korea Inc.||KJPL-0411||South Korea||1984|