4630 Bochum

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4630 Bochum
Bochum grönemeyer.jpg
Studio album by Herbert Grönemeyer
Released 14 August 1984
Genre Rock
Length 38:43
Label EMI
Producer Herbert Grönemeyer
Herbert Grönemeyer chronology
Gemischte Gefühle
(1983)Gemischte Gefühle1983
4630 Bochum
(1984)
Sprünge
(1986)Sprünge1986
Singles from 4630 Bochum
  1. "Männer"
    Released: 4 June 1984
  2. "Alkohol"
    Released: 8 October 1984
  3. "Flugzeuge im Bauch"
    Released: 4 February 1985

4630 Bochum is the fifth studio album released by German rock/pop singer Herbert Grönemeyer. It was released on 14 August 1984, by EMI.

Recording[edit]

4630 Bochum was recorded between January and March 1984 in EMI studios in Cologne. It was his first album for EMI after the end of his contact with Intercord Tonträger GmbH (a record label owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck).

The album spent 79 weeks in the German albums chart,[1] making it the most successful album of 1984 in Germany. With certified sales in excess of 2.5 million, it is currently the third-best-selling album in Germany, having been certified quintuple platinum.[2] In Switzerland and Austria, the album spent 13 and 24 weeks respectively in the charts.[3] The single release "Männer" in particular established Grönemeyer's fame in Germany.

The cover shows the title hand-written in the style of an address in white chalk on a black background:

Herbert
Grönemeyer
4630 Bochum

At the time, 4630 was the postal code for the city of Bochum where Grönemeyer grew up and had worked as a musician.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bochum" – 3:50
  2. "Männer" – 4:00
  3. "Flugzeuge im Bauch" – 3:54
  4. "Alkohol" – 4:29
  5. "Amerika" – 3:26
  6. "Für Dich da" – 3:23
  7. "Jetzt oder nie" – 4:57
  8. "Fangfragen" – 4:17
  9. "Erwischt" – 4:01
  10. "Mambo" – 2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Herbert Grönemeyer – vocals, choir, piano
  • Detlef Kessler – drums
  • Alfred Kritzer – piano, trumpet
  • Norbert Hamm – bass
  • Jakob Hansonis – guitars
  • Gaggy Mrozeck – guitars
  • Charlie Mariano – saxophone

Cover versions[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bayern 3(in German)
  2. ^ 35 Jahre Gold/Platin – Herbert Grönemeyer auf Platz 1 der offiziellen Rangliste Archived 2014-01-10 at the Wayback Machine., Musikindustrie.de, 2 July 2010(in German)
  3. ^ Album info at hitparade.ch(in German)