"AFTERNOONS is a timeless place we invented to keep on playing, now that we were bound to live forever. Playing like artists, fools or children. I still visit it time and again.” – Marian Gold, February 2021
After the enormous global success of their debut album FOREVER YOUNG (1984), German trio ALPHAVILLE set off to write another successful chapter in their career with the release of their second studio album AFTERNOONS IN UTOPIA (1986). The album reached Top 20 positions in five European countries and featured the singles “Dance With Me,” “Universal Daddy,” and “Jerusalem.”
AFTERNOONS IN UTOPIA has been remastered for the first time and expanded, with personal supervision by ALPHAVILLE founding members Marian Gold and Bernhard Lloyd. These DELUXE EDITIONS will be available as a 180-gram 1LP including the remastered album and a 24-page booklet with rare and unreleased photos in a gatefold sleeve. The 2CD format features the remastered album on Disc 1, Disc 2 includes 14 remastered B-sides, 12” & 7” mixes, remixes, demos as well as a rare live version of the single “Dance With Me“ plus a 20-page booklet.
“AFTERNOONS IN UTOPIA was created in turbulent times and unfortunately the mastering didn’t get the attention it deserved at the time. The album simply didn’t sound the way it could have and should have been - both on vinyl and CD. We were able to adjust this and worked with all analogue master tapes. We brought the sound back to life with today’s possibilities and a lot of love and patience.” - Bernhard Lloyd