Songlines (Alphaville video)

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Songlines
Video by Alphaville
Released 1989
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Label WEA
Alphaville chronology
Songlines
(1989)
MoonOffice Compilation
(1993)

Songlines is a video released by the German band Alphaville in 1990, created during the production of Alphaville's 1989 album The Breathtaking Blue. Nine acclaimed directors (or directing teams) were given a different track from The Breathtaking Blue and asked to make a short movie inspired by the song (the tenth track, "Anyway", is played over the closing credits).

Christoph & Wolfgang Lauenstein's video for "Middle of the Riddle" was later retitled Balance and won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (albeit with different music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For a Million" - 9:21 (directed by Alexander Kaidanovsky, U.S.S.R.)
  2. "Romeos" - 4:58 (directed by Ian Pringle, Australia)
  3. "Middle of the Riddle" - 5:00 (directed by Christoph & Wolfgang Lauenstein, F.R.G.)
  4. "Heaven or Hell" - 3:38 (directed by Slobodan Pesic, Yugoslavia)
  5. "Ariana" - 3:49 (directed by Ricky Echolette & Olaf Bessenbacher, West Berlin)
  6. "She Fades Away" - 5:02 (directed by Mao Kawaguchi, Japan)
  7. "Summer Rain" - 4:14 (directed by Susanne Bier, Denmark)
  8. "Mysteries of Love" - 5:02 (directed by Alex Proyas, Australia)
  9. "Patricia's Park" - 4:19 (directed by Godfrey Reggio, U.S.A)
  10. "Anyway" - 2:56