|14 Friendly Abductions:|
The Best of Nina Hagen
|Compilation produced by Bruce Dickinson|
|Released on April 2, 1996|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|CK 64790 cover
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K ronomyth 11.0: GRAY ET’S HITS. Some day (in the marshmallow pony world I live in), the United Nations will convene for the sole purpose of declaring an official Nina Hagen Day (or Hagen Days, depending). Until then, we have 14 Friendly Abductions, an hour of Planet Nina’s pure oxygen oddness. Any single-disc distillation of Nina, even one as good as this, will miss some essential moments, so think of this as a gateway drug to Ekstasy, Fearless, etc. 14 Friendly Abductions does contain some classic cuts from Fearless, Nunsexmonkrock, Ekstasy, Unbehagen and even her first album (“TV-Glotzer”). Each of those albums has equally terrific songs (“Superboy,” “Born in Xixax,” “Flying Saucers”) for which you’ll want to stay tuned after this is over. Initially, I questioned whether anyone needed to be held hostage for three versions of “Zarah.” Today, I’ll admit that hearing Hagen remixed is half the fun, since the music behind the muse is usually as wild and unpredictable as what’s coming out of her mouth. Of course, an American collection of Hagen’s greatest hits is pure speculation anyway, since she never really had a hit here in the U.S. This one focuses on the early Columbia years, which is where she made her (dis)reputation. Listening to these songs today, it’s hard to imagine that Hagen didn’t spark a revolution at some point. Once heard, songs like “TV-Glotzer,” “Wir Leben Immer Noch” and “New York New York” aren’t soon forgotten. If you haven’t experienced Nina for yourself, you’re in for a real treat here. If you’ve met Miss Hagen already, then 14 Friendly Abductions is a fine way to get reacquainted.
|CK 64790 back sleeve|
Jessica Sowin -- project director
Nicholas Bennett -- packaging manager
Sean Evans -- cover design
Kim Gaucher -- graphic artist
Niels Van Iperen -- cover photo
Deluze/Stills and Levy/Stills -- inside photos
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||April 2, 1996||Columbia/Legacy||CD||CK 64790|
|US||March 1, 2008||SBME Special Markets||CD||724672|
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