Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating AllMusic  is the 4th studio album by German singer Fearless Nina Hagen. It was released in November 1983 by CBS Records. The German version of the album entitled was also released. Produced by Angstlos Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey, the album was a major musical departure from her previous mostly new wave material. Unlike her experimental album (1982), NunSexMonkRock Fearless is a dance-pop album with influence of disco. It also incorporates other genres such as hip hop.
Upon its release,
Fearless received generally mixed reviews from music critics. While some praised her new musical direction, others were critical towards her newly adopted disco sound. Commercially, the album noted a moderate success. It was Hagen's second album to chart in the United States, where it peaked at number 151 on the . In Germany, it reached number twenty-four and also charted in other countries, such as Austria, Netherlands, and New Zealand.
Two singles from the album were released. The lead single "
New York New York" was successful in American dance charts, peaking at number nine on the . "Zarah", a cover of Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Zarah Leander's song " Ich weiss, es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen", was released as the album's second single. It was also successful in the United States where it peaked at number forty-five on the Dance Club Songs chart.
Track listing [ edit ]
1. " New York New York"
Karl Rucker 5:16 2. "My Sensation" 4:04 3. "Flying Saucers" 3:11 4. "I Love Paul" 3:50 5. "The Change" 4:40 6. "Silent Love" 4:07 7. "What It Is" 4:18 8. "T.V. Snooze"
Michael Dorian 3:58 9. "Springtime in Paris" 3:35 10. "Zarah" 4:38 Total length: 41:37
Personnel [ edit ]
Nina Hagen – vocals
Giorgio Moroder – production
Keith Forsey – production Karl Rucker – bass, keyboards, arrangements
Steve Schiff – guitar, keyboards, arrangements
Richie Zito – guitar
Arthur Barrow – keyboards Phil Scanel – keyboards
Gary Herbig – horns
Carmen Twillie – background vocals Clydene Jackson – background vocals
Julia Waters – background vocals
Maxine Waters – background vocals
John Gilston – Simmonds drum programming
Vlado Meller – mastering
Brian Reeves – engineer David Concors – engineer
Richard McKernan – engineer
Glenn Feit – engineer
Marva Marrow – photography
Juliana Grigorova – photography
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