Back for Good (album)

Back for Good
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Studio album by Modern Talking
Released30 March 1998 (1998-03-30)
Recorded1997
GenreSynthpop, Eurodance
LabelBMG, Hansa
ProducerDieter Bohlen, Luis Rodríguez
Modern Talking chronology
In the Garden of Venus
(1987)
Back for Good
(1998)
Alone
(1999)

Back for Good is the seventh album of Modern Talking released on 30 March 1998 after the unexpected reunion of the duo. The German duo's seventh album was released after almost 11 years of absence. The album Back For Good is a collection of their previous hits which consists of 18 tracks, including four new songs, 13 previous hits in a redone format and 1 medley. Some of the earlier hits, however, were rehashed and arranged absolutely differently including "Lady Lai" and "Angie's Heart".

Back for Good entered the number one position in Germany on 13 April 1998 and spent total of five weeks at the top,[1] it eventually earned 5 gold-awards in Germany alone for selling over 1,250,000 units.[2] The album Back For Good spent total of 54 weeks on the German album chart.[3]

Back for Good was also successful outside of Germany, topping the album charts of many other countries including Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.[4] Back for Good eventually went on to sell over three million copies in Europe alone.[5]

Music style

The reunion of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen as Modern Talking resulted in a different sound compared to their original 1980s sound. The duo came back recording their materials based on the demand of the central European markets. The singles including "You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98" consisted of up-tempo beats as well as raps performed by Eric Singleton. Most of Modern Talking's materials could no longer be viewed as Europop, instead they were pure Electronic Music numbers with an exception of some of the tracks on Back for Good including the re-packaged versions of "Lady Lai" and "Give Me Peace on Earth" and the new ballads "I Will Follow You" and "Don't Play With My Heart".