NENA ( Germany ) Collector's Album Cover Gallery & Information

"Gabriele Susanne Kerner" (born 24 March 1960), better known by her stage name Nena, is a German singer and actress. She rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons", re-recorded in English as "99 Red Balloons". Nena was also the name of the band with whom she released the song. .

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On the discography listing below you will find NENA ( Germany ) vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record company's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

Band Description:

Nena is the stage name of Gabriele Susanne Kerner, a German singer, songwriter and actress. She started her career as a member of the band "The Stripes" in the late 1970s. But in 1982, she formed her own band simply called "Nena". The original members of the band were:

  • Gabriele Susanne Kerner (Nena) as lead singer
  • Rolf Brendel as drummer
  • J├╝rgen Dehmel as bassist
  • Carlo Karges as guitarist and keyboardist.

This line-up recorded the first two albums "Nena" (1983) and "Fragezeichen" (1984). Carlo Karges left the band in 1985, and was replaced by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen. This line-up recorded the album "Liebe ist..." (1985) and some other albums. But after that, the band went through several line-up changes over the years.

Index of NENA Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
NENA - Eisbrecher 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Eisbrecher  album front cover vinyl record

"Eisbrecher" saw Nena shed much of her bubblegum-pop persona, embracing a darker, more mature sound. Influences from the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) movement are evident, with electronic textures

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NENA - Feuer und Flamme 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Feuer und Flamme  album front cover vinyl record

Musically, "Feuer und Flamme" showcases Nena's signature blend of infectious energy and a newfound maturity. Tracks like the title song, "? (Fragezeichen)", and "Haus der drei Sonnen" retain a playful quality

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NENA - ? Fragezeichen 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - ? Fragezeichen  album front cover vinyl record

"? (Fragezeichen)" finds Nena embracing a greater variety of musical styles. Infectious pop hooks still dominate, but there's a newfound edge thanks to punchy guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and a bolder use of synthesizers.

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NENA - 99 Luftballons DEMO 12" Vinyl Maxi Single
NENA - 99 Luftballons DEMO album front cover vinyl record

The NENA "99 - Luftballons"- Demonstration Not for Sale 12" Maxi-Single Vinyl represents a fascinating chapter in the career of German singer NENA and the enduring popularity of her breakthrough song.

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NENA - 99 Luftballons 7" Vinyl Single
NENA - 99 Luftballons album front cover vinyl record

"99 Luftballons" is deceptively catchy. Underneath its bouncy new wave melody lies a story about the paranoia of the Cold War, inspired by guitarist Carlo Karges seeing balloons released at a Rolling Stones concert.

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NENA - Self-titled 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Self-titled   album front cover vinyl record

Nena's debut exists firmly within the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) movement. Songs like "Kino" and "Leuchtturm" ("Lighthouse") are infused with the era's signature blend of quirky synths, driving rhythms, and playful melodies

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NENA - Self-Titled International Version 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Self-Titled International Version album front cover vinyl record

This is the international version of Nena's self-titled album. The song 99 Red Balloon has been remixed and is sung in English

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NENA - Songs and Photos 12" Vinyl LP
NENA - Songs and Photos  album front cover vinyl record

Musically, "Songs & Photos" features a mix of existing Nena hits, including "? (Fragezeichen)" and an English version of "99 Luftballons." There's a strong emphasis on showcasing Nena's pop sensibility, offering a more accessible side

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