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.

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.

Their last single "Rainbow to the Stars 2003" was released on 23 June 2003.

Reunion and "Heaven" issues[edit]

When Verena von Strenge returned to Dune in late 1999, they recorded the single "Dark Side of the Moon", and began recording songs for an album titled 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 later on the album History.

Members[edit]

  • Oliver Froning (1995-)
  • Jens Oettrich (1995-)
  • Bernd Burhoff (1995-)
  • Verena von Strenge (1995–1997, 1999–2000)
  • Vanessa Hörster (1997–1998)
  • Tina Lacebal (1998)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[1]
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 - - - - -

Singles[edit]

As the ending track for Dancemania 2

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Year Title Chart Positions Album
GER
[2]
AUT
[3]
SWI
[4]
NED
[5]
SWE
[6]
FIN
[7]
UK
[8]
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.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

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