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|Genres||House, techno, new beat|
|Past members||Martin Gletschermayer
Edelweiss was an Austrian electronica/dance band consisting of remixers Martin Gletschermayer, Matthias Schweger and Walter Werzowa. The group is best known for their 1988 worldwide hit "Bring Me Edelweiss", and their European hit "Starship Edelweiss".
Edelweiss reached the number one position with their hit "Bring Me Edelweiss," featuring Austrian folk music vocalist Maria Mathis, who also did the live performances (and later recorded an updated version in 1999). The single was a hit in many European countries, supposedly by following the instructions given in The KLF's book The Manual. Borrowing large parts of its melody from ABBA's "SOS" and Indeep's "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life", the song humorously targeted Austrian ski resorts and yodeling and sold five million copies worldwide. Bill Drummond, one of the authors of The Manual, mentioned the group in the epilogue of the German release of the book, which was originally published in 1989 (in English).
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1988 / 89||"Bring Me Edelweiss"||1||5||7||24||2||1||2||1||Singles only|
|1989||"I Can't Get No... Edelweiss"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992||"Raumschiff Edelweiss" / "Starship Edelweiss"||1||—||—||—||7||8||19||25||Wonderful World of Edelweiss|
|1993||"Beam Me Up"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997||"Edeltaler Hochzeitsmarsch (Kein Sex vor der Ehe)"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Singles only|
|2001||"Bring Me Edelweiss" (Remix)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992||Wonderful World of Edelweiss||11||91|