Dune (band)

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Not to be confused with the Danish rock band Dúné.
Dune
DJ Dune (Oliver Froning) at Defqon.1 2015.JPG
Oliver Froning playing as Dune at Defqon.1 2015.
Background information
Genres Electronica
Progressive trance, happy hardcore
Years active 1995-present
Members Oliver Froning
Jens Oettrich
Bernd Burhoff

Dune is a German electronic music band. The band took its name from the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The band formed in 1995 and divided with the departure of Verena von Strenge, their lead singer, in 2000, before they could release their album Reunion (the album was never released due to a court order that stopped the single "Heaven"). After a short break, Dune announced a new single "Dark Side Of The Moon" and the return of Verena von Strenge.

Their latest single "Rainbow To The Stars 2003" was released on 23 June 2003.

A track commonly mis-credited to Dune is "Starchild" & "Starchild II" but it was actually released in 1995 by the Swedish group with the same name as the song; Starchild.

Reunion & "Heaven" Issues[edit]

When Verena Von Strenge came back to Dune in late 1999, they recorded the single "Dark Side Of The Moon", and began recording songs for an album called Reunion. However, Dune recorded a cover of Avancada & Central Seven's 1999 hit "Piece Of Heaven", changed the lyrics, and called it "Heaven". Dune incorrectly thought they had permission to produce the cover. The CD single and an LP Vinyl release was made, and a music video, which played on VIVA TV in Germany. However, a week later, A7 put in a court order on the single "Heaven", saying it sounds like their single "Piece Of Heaven". Dune was later forced to remove "Heaven", and they could not release their album Reunion due to the court order. The recorded singles, except for "Heaven", were released on the later album "History".

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As the ending track for Dancemania 2

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Year Title Chart Positions Album
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
SWI
[3]
NED
[4]
SWE
[5]
FIN
[6]
UK
[7]
1995 Hardcore Vibes 5 36 10 Dune
Are You Ready to Fly 12 23 17
Can't Stop Raving 7 16 10
1996 Rainbow to the Stars 12 23 8 52 7 Expedicion
Hand in Hand 10 39 18 9 77
Million Miles from Home 17 39 10 40
Who Wants to Live Forever 2 3 9 12 59 86 Forever
1997 Nothing Compares 2 U 36
1998 Keep the Secret 38 singles only
Electric Heaven 56 50
One of Us 78 Forever & Ever
1999 Dark Side of the Moon 49 History
2000 Hardcore Vibes 2000 70
2003 Rainbow to the Stars 2003 74 single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[8]
GER AUT NED FIN HU SWI
1995 Dune 21 - 59 - 36 20
1996 Expedicion 15 43 34 38 4 28
1996 Live! 89 - 45 - - -
1997 Forever 2 4 63 - 19 11
1998 Forever and Ever - - - - - -
2000 History 69 - - - - -

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dune - German Chart". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dune - Austrian chart". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dune - Swiss chart". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dune - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 2 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dune - Swedish chart". swedishcharts.com. 2 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dune - Finish chart". finnishcharts.com. 2 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dune - Chart Log UK". zobbel.de. 2 March 2015. 
  8. ^ GER AUT SWI NL BE SWEHU IFPI