Back for Good (album)

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Back for Good
Studio album by Modern Talking
Released 30 March 1998 (1998-03-30)
Recorded 1997
Genre Synthpop, Electronic Music
Label BMG, Hansa
Producer Dieter Bohlen, Luis Rodríguez
Modern Talking chronology
In the Garden of Venus
(1987)
Back for Good
(1998)
Alone
(1999)

Back for Good is the seventh album of Modern Talking released on 30 March 1998 after the unexpected reunion of the duo. The 7th album of the German duo was released after almost 11 years of their absence. The album Back For Good is a collection of their previous hits which consists of 18 tracks, including four new songs, 13 previous hits in a redone format and 1 medley. Some of the earlier hits; however, were rehashed and arranged absolutely differently including "Lady Lai" and "Angie's Heart".

Back for Good entered the number one position in Germany on April 13, 1998 and spent total of five weeks at the top,[1] it eventually earned 5 gold-awards in Germany alone for selling over 1,250,000 units.[2] The album Back For Good spent total of 54 weeks on the German album chart.[3]

Back for Good was also successful outside of Germany, topping the album charts of many other countries including Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.[4] Back for Good eventually went on to sell over three million copies in Europe alone.[5]

Music style[edit]

The reunion of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen as Modern Talking resulted in a different sound compared to their original 1980s sound. The duo came back recording their materials based on the demand of the central European markets. The singles including "You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98" consisted of up-tempo beats as well as raps performed by Eric Singleton. Most of Modern Talking's materials could no longer be viewed as Europop, instead they were pure Electronic Music numbers with an exception of some of the tracks on Back for Good including the re-packaged versions of "Lady Lai" and "Give Me Peace on Earth" and the new ballads "I Will Follow You" and "Don't Play With My Heart".

Album certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] Platinum 74,348[6]
France (SNEP)[7] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[2] 5× Gold 1,250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[8] Gold 50,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[9] Platinum 100,000*
Sweden (GLF)[10] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[11] 2× Platinum 100,000x
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[5] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Production Details[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" (New Version) 3:47
2. "Brother Louie" (New Version) 3:36
3. "I Will Follow You"   3:56
4. "Cheri, Cheri Lady" (New Version) 3:00
5. "You Can Win If You Want" (New Version) 3:25
6. "Don't Play With My Heart"   3:23
7. "Atlantis Is Calling" (New Version) 3:20
8. "Geronimo's Cadillac" (New Version) 3:02
9. "Give Me Peace on Earth" (New Version) 4:08
10. "We Take the Chance"   3:59
11. "Jet Airliner" (New Version) 3:51
12. "Lady Lai" (New Version) 4:56
13. "Anything Is Possible"   3:36
14. "In 100 Years" (New Version) 3:53
15. "Angie's Heart" (New Version) 3:28
16. "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" (Original No.1 Mix '84) 3:10
17. "You Can Win If You Want" (Original No.1 Mix '84) 3:40
18. "No. 1 Hit Medley"   7:03

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Germany 1[3]
Finland 1[4]
Sweden 1[4]
Norway 1[4]
Switzerland 1[4]
Austria 1[4]
Hungary 1[12]
France 2[4]
Belgium/Wallony 2[4]
Belgium/Flanders 2[4]
Netherlands 3[4]
Italy 14[13]

Reception[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHARTS-DEUTSCHLAND Album Top 100 (April 13, 1998)" (in German). charts.de. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'Back for Good')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  3. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung/MODERN TALKING/Longplay". Musicline.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Modern Talking: Back for Good". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  5. ^ a b "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 
  6. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  7. ^ "French album certifications – Modern Talking – Back for Good" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  8. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Modern Talking – Back for Good" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  9. ^ "Polish album certifications – Modern Talking – Back for Good" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  10. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Modern Talking; 'Back for Good')". Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "Hungarian Albums Chart". Mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  13. ^ "Gli album più venduti del 1998". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  14. ^ "Back for Good". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 

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