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BERLIN – Strings Attached (2020)

Cleaver use of the additional symphonic element
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Berlin have joined a select few classic artists that have delved into their studio cuts to revive them with the backing of a symphony orchestra.

American 80s favourites Berlin, the sometimes pop, sometimes rock outfit have delivered a highly enjoyable set of 11 songs (and an intro), all given a really fresh revamp with the orchestral infusion. These aren’t re-records – its the original songs, with a fresh mix.

This is a great reminder of how many great songs Berlin have – from the iconic Take My Breath Away to the underrated classic No More Words and their cult classics Sex (I’m A) and The Metro. Then in the latter years you get the rockier Like Flames, Will I Ever Understand You and the brilliant moody You Don’t Know.

All wrapped in this rich symphonic tapestry – highly recommended!