In 2004, VH-1 aired a show with a great concept, Bands Reunited, which followed host Aamer Haleem as he attempted to get bands who were no longer working together to reunite and put on a show for fans. In two seasons and 19 episodes, the show managed to get many bands back together. The most memorable episode for me featured Berlin.
Performing a single concert at the Roxy to a sold out crowd, the group–featuring its original members John Crawford, Terri Nunn, David Diamond, Rick Olsen, Matt Reid, and Rod Learned)–performed at least two of its hits (you had to be at the concert to see everything, and I’m jealous if you were there), and one of the hits performed, “No More Words,” was a perfect, slowed-down, acoustic version, which thankfully, could be found on the bands 2005 release, 4Play. (Not available on Spotify but you can get hard copies online and purchase it at iTunes and the like! We super fans bought it on CD when it came out in 2005…) The album features a bunch of great covers including Prince, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and Marilyn Manson. I highly recommend adding it to your collection.
Without further ado, I present Berlin and their stripped-down, one-performance-only version of “No More Words.”