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Das Glockenspiel

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Released  December 31, 1998
Genre  Electronica
Format  CD
Das Glockenspiel
Label  Zeitgeist (Universal Music)
Writer(s)  Christopher von Deylen, Mirko von Schlieffen
Producer(s)  Christopher von Deylen , Mirko von Schlieffen

Das Glockenspiel (English: Carillon or chime of bells) is the first single from the 1999 Schiller debut album Zeitgeist. It's the debut of Schiller and it was subtitled internationally with the title The Bell. The trance music single was officially released on 31 December 1998 in Germany and was peaking at number 21 on German Singles Chart in 1999 and on number 17 in the UK Singles Chart. The cover art work shows a graphic of a bell. The music video was shot in the United States.

Contents

The single became famous for featuring a bell-like melody. The song's name is inspired by the poem "Das Lied von der Glocke" (Song of the Bell) by Friedrich Schiller from 1799. Christopher von Deylen, one of the producers of Schiller, had just read "Die Glocke" by Friedrich Schiller before the song was released. The band's name was also inspired by Friedrich Schiller.

Credits and personnel

  • Written and produced by Christopher von Deylen and Mirko von Schlieffen
  • Recorded and mixed at the Homebase Studio in Hamburg
  • Artwork by Katja Stier
  • Artwork in Scandinavia by TommyBoy @ Netpointers
  • Music video

    The official music video for "Das Glockenspiel" was shot in the USA by German director Marcus Sternberg. It has a length of 3:11 minutes. The video features a few dancers, four older Asian persons, who are playing a Mahjong game, and a woman in a traditional Asian festival costume. It shows also a ringing bell. The music video was shot in Chinatown in Los Angeles, California. The video was aired and became one of the most played music videos on German music television channel VIVA in 1999.

    References

    Das Glockenspiel Wikipedia


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