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Count Three & Pray

BerlinAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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“New music is the lifeblood of anybody making music— it’s that creation, excitement, new babies [songs]! It inspires me and it inspires others,” declares Terri Nunn, the charismatic and enigmatic singer of L.A.’s iconic synth electro-pop pioneers, BERLIN. Animal, a brand-new 12-track offering, explores contemporary electronic dance music while remaining true to ... Read more in Amazon's Berlin Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
  • ASIN: B000000OYD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong May 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is the album that brought Berlin a lot of press attention, but this was due to the fact that the massive hit "Take My Breath Away" from "Top Gun" is featured on it. In the long run, this probably led to some disappointment in music buyers who had not encountered the group before, because this track is not typical of the rest of the CD, as it was written by Giorgio Moroder, and produced in a different style to the rest of Berlin's music. This is a pity, because the rest of the album contains some excellent tracks, among the groups best. The singles "Like Flames" and "You Don't Know" are moody, powerful synth-pop numbers, and the vein continues in other tracks, especially "Hearstrings" and "Will I ever Understand You" The album sags a little towards the end, but is redeemed by the powerful and macabre "Pink And Velvet", which seems to be about the squalid death of a junkie lover, closing the album with a scorching and emotional guitar solo. Berlin have only made three proper albums, and you would be wise to make this one a starter. Don't be surprised if you want to hear more.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good songs, but it is no Pleasure Victim March 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have seen some silly comments about this album, like it is one of Berlin's best. Well, Berlin only released two albums and one EP.
This was an experimental CD, with Berlin trying a few different styles. There are some very good songs on the CD, but there are also some clunkers. The only hit is Take My Breath Away, which is a good song that has been overplayed. And if you ever take the Top Gun ride at Paramount's Great America, you have to listen to it over and over again while you wait an hour in line.
Berlin was started in 1980 by John Crawford, who found Teri Nunn through audtions. Berlin was one of the leaders of blending new wave and punk music with disco. They put out the incredible Pleaure Victim EP on a independent label. It was only 27 minutes long. They were discovered by Geffen records, who rereleased Pleasure Victim in 1982. It wasn't until 1984 when Berlin released a full length album called Love Life. It was a complete departure from Pleasure Victim, consisting of nondescript slow love songs set to a pop synth beat.
By the time Count Three and Pray was produced, the whole disco influence in music was fading and new wave wasn't far behind. Berlin tried to evolve out of that scene. They were successful to some part, but not totally. This album flopped, because it didn't please the Pleasure Victim fans or light pop fans who preferred Love Life.
After this, Berlin broke up. In the nineties, Teri Nunn got a back up band and has toured from time to time as Berlin. She released a live album last year. The title of this CD comes from a 1950's western starring Van Heflin.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Berlin's Best... June 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Listening to Count Three & Pray, after it's original release almost 15 years ago, still reminds me why this album was not a major hit (except for the overplayed and exhausted single Take My Breath Away) ! The album was an excellent example of a pop-rock group still ahead of it's time; They dropped their synth-new wave style (which was reaching it's expiration date anyway) for a more rock flavor oriented/ alternative experimental sound. This was too much for Berlin's loyal fans to handle. Also, the departure of some of it's original band members did not sit too well with some fans. Terri Nunn's vocals were more throaty and mature sounding; She had a very sultry yet powerful voice. Electric guitars were aplenty. Their previous use of synthesizer technology had somewhat waned. The group even incorporated violins, and Japanese instruments (the koto and biwa) for a more larger and broader musical/moody global effect. The end result was that the public could not process or handle such a great feat or get past the #1 hit Take My Breath Away; Ironically, if you listen carefully the entire album has a pulsing "Top Gun" rock feel to it ! In all honesty, it is a shame Count Three & Pray did not reach a more successful status at the time of it's release in 1986; At least it has reached popular cult status like a fine Hollywood sleeper film !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard rockers and breath-taking ballads February 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
By the time Berlin released Count Three And Pray, they were a trio consisting of Terri Nunn, Rob Brill, and John Crawford. The keyboard exercises of "No More Words" and "Masquerade" are no longer present, chunking most of the synth keyboards for some heavy guitars and pounding drums. And having someone who produced KISS's Destroyer helped.
The slow and moody "You Don't Know" features three Japanese instruments, the biwa (lute) shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute), and koto (long zither).
The song that finally got me to get this album is "Like Flames," whose marching bass and roaring guitar signalling the hard rock sound producer Bob Ezrin used when he produced KISS. The struggle between the weak and the strong, the needers and commanders underline an overall gloomy feel: "We never learn but we know too well/Heaven's died and gone to Hell." One of their best songs.
There are four non-singles that really grabbed me due to their sound. The mid-paced "Heartstrings" of the whirlwind of emotions at the moment and morning after shines from tight instrumentation and a catchy chorus. I don't know who does guitar here, but it's impressive.
The immortal "Take My Breath Away" with that memorable throbbing bass keyboard, was their only #1 single and began life on the Top Gun soundtrack. This also turned up on their greatest hits collection.
With chugging and wailing heavy guitars set to a quasi-power pop/punk rhythm, "Trash" endorses those to live it up and have fun, and not to worry, as one can live with one's past.
"There's no happy ending when love goes to war" goes a bit of "When Love Goes To War.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst albums ever, how can a group of so much potential...
Excellent condition, but the album itself, the music is totally dissapointing. Four stars only because the seller and amazon did a good job but it is hard to believe that after the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gavifrancoise
5.0 out of 5 stars NICE THANKS
GREAT TO LISTEN TO BECAUSE I WILL BE GOING TO TWO SHOW WITH THEM PERFORMING REAL SOON CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM SOON
Published 13 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Count Three and Listen
I've seen a lot of the reviews that lean towards disappointment over this album and I don't agree. "Take My Breath Away" might be the biggest hit on this album commercially but the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Christopher D. Capehart
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Terri Nunn's vocals
To say that this album was a departure from Berlin's earlier releases would be a huge understatement. Read more
Published on May 2, 2012 by Brian Larrabee
4.0 out of 5 stars The end of a great band
A shame Berlin wasn't more successful. Perhaps it was Geffen Records that did them in -- pushing them to be a hard rock band (did you ever think Kane Roberts or Ted Nugent would... Read more
Published on May 14, 2011 by Telekon
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a fine wine, this album stands the test of time...brilliant!!
Too bad this was Berlin's swan song album. This album is a masterpiece. Even though Berlin released Love Life and Pleasure Victim with the original line up, this album (minus David... Read more
Published on May 13, 2011 by Monty Britton
5.0 out of 5 stars An ending that should be a new beginning
Twenty five years after its initial release, this 1986 album - unlike many 80s albums - still feels fresh and alive. Read more
Published on February 8, 2011 by David Messineo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD
The product was in excellent condition and service was good. I love Berlin. This CD has a lot of good songs, especially "You Don't Know".
Published on September 5, 2010 by LynWyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Rock Delivered by Terri Nunn
This is the best bargain you are ever going to get for the price I'm seeing of under $7. There are no duds on this album. Read more
Published on July 29, 2009 by Joseph P. Darak Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars "And you dream you're free but you don't wake.."
Count Three & Pray by Berlin is another fantastic album from this New Wave band. The '80s wouldn't have been the same without this awesome band, Berlin had incredible pop songs and... Read more
Published on April 14, 2009 by ADRIENNE MILLER
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