"Peter Schilling is truely one of the greatest artists to emerge from the 1980s. Each song on this CD are enjoyable from begining to end. "Zone 804" and "Major Tom" have got to be the best tracks on a very well put together CD. Each track gives you something new, best of all none of the songs sound the same, as you might find with groups from 90s and the new millenium. Grab yourself a copy of this CD, it might not be around much longer with record companys now days letting classic albums go out of print."
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 02/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the better pop-rock albums to close out the 80's decade...The first track, The Different Story, opens the album with a high energy feel. Surprisingly enough, it was produced by Michael Cretu of Enigma before Enigma came into existence in 1990. The song also is highly reminiscent of something by OMD for a teenage brat pack film like 16 Candles or Pretty In Pink. It also feels out of place due to the different production style against the other tracks that were done by Schilling. The most memorable track is Major Tom with it's almost lullabye-like chorus (4,3,2,1...). Everything else is very much in the German pop vein of the time with a bit of a New Wave edge...Much of the sound could also be a precursor to the techno stuff that would come out in the early 90's ! The central theme throughout the album is earth in it's final days and space or futuristic travels and explorations of mankind into the heavens/stars !"
luvkaja | 02/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Peter Schilling was a visionary. He has followed in the footsteps of David Bowie in his imagination. The Different Story is a great pop song...I am pretty sure Limahl is featured on it. Major Tom is an 80's classic (4-3-2-1)..we all remember it. Other standouts include the Noah Plan, Berlin (a hauntingly beautiful song, years before it's time) and The lone Survivor. Buy this record...I think you will be very suprised. And for Peter Schilling fans, it's all we have. Peace."
A Personal favorite
maibenti | Mesa, AZ United States | 04/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Peter Schilling, definately my favorite artist of all time. Major Tom was definately the song that turned me in his direction, as is probably the case for many of his fans. Though, after listening to the CD The Different Story, I instantly fell in love with City of Night (Berlin). Since I managed to scrounge up a copy of Different Story I've been seeking his other CDs. I must say that you don't know what you're missing if the only song of Schilling's you've heard is Major Tom. His songs have meaning, the music's unbelievable, and, most importantly, the lyrics are clean. I'd strongly reccomend this CD, along with any other Schilling CD you can get your hands on."