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Australia ARIA . US Pop Billboard . Australia ARIA . On the other hand, did this not open up possibilities for wonderful games to play in the brave new world of pop music? Some songs they wrote for the album were sung in German "Blauer Engel", "Traumtanzer", and "Leben Ohne Ende" , but none of the songs ended up making it on the actual release, instead being released as b-sides or on later retrospective albums.
Colin Pearson, who co-produced the album, said that Marian Gold would occasionally have problems with lyrics, and then he would remember that Gold was writing in a foreign language. The album was recorded on Tascam 8-track tapes, and they used a Friendchip SRC machine to synchronize all the tracks. The song "Summer in Berlin" contains references to the East German uprising of , which occurred on 17 June When the compilation album Alphaville Amiga Compilation was assembled for release in East Germany in , the song "Summer in Berlin" was submitted for inclusion, but rejected "for political reasons.
The world becomes a big shopping mall where all is for free, people, objects, what-ever. There is something vulgar about all this. In , Gold said that "In The Mood" is very likely about us, about how we felt in , though we did'nt [sic? The rocket-like success of "Big In Japan" was mind-blowing and irritating at the same time and we were scandalized by a horror of losing our artistic innocence ever since we had signed that record-deal.
On the song "The Jet Set", Gold said of the song, "We didn't intend to write a proper song; it was supposed to be some kind of jingle that advertises things money can't buy: anarchy, freedom, love, fun and a piece of the end of the world. Reviews were generally positive, with one reviewer calling it "a classic synth pop album" and "a wonderfully fun ride from start to finish. The single " Big in Japan " made a surprise entry onto the US Billboard Hot at number 66, where it stayed on the chart for several weeks.
Although the title track " Forever Young " was re-released several times as a single by the band's label in the hope of it becoming a hit in the United States, it did not reach any higher than number 65 on the Hot Although it reached one position higher than "Big in Japan", it quickly fell into obscurity and "Big in Japan" remains their biggest-selling single in the US.
On 15 March , the album was remastered for the first time for its 35th anniversary. The package comes with two additional CDs, one with original single versions, B-sides and remixes and the other with 16 original demos.
The other disc is a DVD that includes a minute documentary and promo videos. There is also a super deluxe edition that includes the new remaster on vinyl and comes with a page vinyl-sized booklet, created by the art director of the original album in close collaboration with the band and contains a variety of rare and unpublished photos, sleeve notes and various other testimonies. On 10 January , it was officially announced that the album reissue of Forever Young would be released on 15 March The Forever Young reissues were published in several editions:.