D U N E

Biography


Oliver and Verena
1995
In 1995, Jens Oettrich, Bernd Burhoff and Oliver Froning started a techno project which got the name Dune, after the famous movie with the same name. The project was originally ment to be a stand-alone project with the intention of releasing just one single.

But as you all know, today they have had many international hits,
and they have many fans all around the world.

Hardcore Vibes, which was Dune's first single, was a big success on the European dance-floors and on the charts. With their second release,
Are You Ready To Fly?, Verena von Strenge, one of the dancers, where chosen to be the leadsinger for Dune (although she wasn't featured as the vocalist until the third single). Oliver and Verena was now the "face" for Dune, Oliver played the keyboard, and Verena was the singer.

Dune soon released their first album called Dune, which was more of an instrumental album with few vocal apperances. Their third single was called Can't Stop Raving, it was originally an instrumental song on the Dune album, but it was remixed and vocals was added for the release of the single. It was with this single they got their major breakthrough and the single entered the Top 10 in several countries around Europe, for example Germany and Belgium.

1996
Their fourth single was called Rainbow to the Stars, and shortly after that they released their second album called Expedicion. This album was different from the first one, as they now had a female singer and the tracks was now more like fast dance-tracks than techno-tracks. It also included some slower tracks.

Their fifth single Hand in Hand, was a huge success and it found it's way to the top positions of the charts.

Their sixth release Million Miles From Home, was chosen as the official song for the 30th birthday of Star Trek.

They also released their third album called Live!, this album was recorded at a party in Rastatt, Germany on
Verena's 21st birthday.

After that they released a single called Who Want's to Live Forever, and it's a cover of Queens old hit.
The single also contains the Highland Trilogy (One Day In Glencoe, Valley Of Tears, In The Air - Part 2).

1997
Oliver and Verena In the end of January 1997 they released an album called "Forever",
and it contained covers of famous popsongs and was recorded with
the London Session Orchestra at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

The second single from "Forever" was Sinnead O'Connors hit
"Nothing Compares 2 U" which was followed by "Somebody".

In fall of 1996 Dune announced that their lead singer Verena, was going to leave the band. So in 1997 Verena left the group to puruse her career as a solo artist. She released some singles that went pretty well, for example "Finally Alone" and "Heartbeat".

Verena was replaced by Vanessa Hörster a singer that had previously sung in a coverband, which played songs by artists like Alanis Morissette.

1998
The single "Keep the Secret" was released on April 20, 1998 and it was the first single to feature the new singer. This single was unlike their most recent ones in a more danceable style. "Keep the Secret" was followed by an electro single called "Electric Heaven" which was released on July 6th 1998.

The video for "Electric Heaven" was directed by Eric Will and shoot on the Cote d'Azur in France. The time-travellers Dune, Oliver Froning and Vanessa Hörster, slip back to the eighties where bright, loud colours unite with barren nature to present a strange and mystic atmosphere.

In fall of 1998 Dune was back with a new single. After going electro with "Electric Heaven" they went back to their
classic period. Vanessa can't be heard on the single "One Of Us", but you can hear the London Session Orchestra,
who you could also hear on their "Forever" album!

In August 1998 Dune was going to release the album "5", but since the single "Electric Heaven"and "Keep the Secret"
didn't do that well the release was cancelled.

The fifth album from Dune entitled "Forever and Ever", was released on the 23rd of November 1998.
Again Dune had a new singer: Tina Lacebal. "Forever and Ever" was just like the album "Forever" filled with
covers of famous popsongs and nice pianotracks and once again Dune collaborated with the London Session Orchestra.

1999
So in 1999 Dune went back to their roots with the single "Dark Side of the Moon" which was released on November 1.
With this single Verena also came back as the lead singer. The remixes of "Dark Side of the Moon" was released on November 22.

2000
The year 2000 will certainly be a year to remember, although in a bad way. In the spring a court decided that the single "Heaven" was much to like another song by A Seven (Avancada & Central Seven) called "Piece of Heaven". This meant that the single couldn't be released. With this decision Dune decided to take a break.

In May 2000 the following sad news was put up on the official DUNE homepage:

Dear fans!

First we like to thank you for your support and your loyalty in the last weeks.
We have followed the discussion in the guestbook and we would like to answer your questions here.

What was the matter with "Heaven"?

We may not, unfortunately, publish the originally planned single "Heaven" due to a court order.
Since most of you know the dispute about versions of the song, everyone of you can form your own opinion.

What's the future?

We decided together with the producers and the recordcompany to put co-operation
for the time being on ice. To us Dune is so close to our heart, and we will continue somehow, sometimes.
When it will be, we don't know. We will however inform you when the time as come on our homepage.

If you still have personal questions for us, simply mail us at:

Oliver@dune.de
Verena@dune.de
studio@dune.de

As a small comfort plaster you will find a piece of the new album to download as an MP3 file in full length.
We hope that it pleases you. Much fun thereby and until soon.

Yours Dune

THE RETURN
But in October Dune was back with a "new" single. The single released on October 9 was "Hardcore Vibes 2000"
and it was remixed by Trubblemaker. The single was released under the name Dune vs. Trubblemaker.

Then on October 23, the greatest hits album entitled "History" was released. The album contained 14 tracks
with both released and unreleased songs and also featured on the cd was the game "Keep The Secret".

2002
Oliver Froning says that he has no clue on what's going to happen with Dune in the future. (March 2002)

2003
The single "Rainbow To The Stars 2003" was released on June 23rd.


The Singles

Title: Hardcore Vibes
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Hardcore Vibes (South Bound Mix)
Hardcore Vibes (Good Vibes Mix)
Hardcore Vibes (Club Mix)
4:47
5:30
4:20

Title: Hardcore Vibes (12", UK Edition)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Hardcore Vibes (DJ Dougal & Mickey Skeedale Remix)
Hardcore Vibes (Dune Remix)
Hardcore Vibes (Good Vibes Mix)
Hardcore Vibes (Club Mix)
Hardcore Vibes (DJ Dougal & Mickey Skeedale Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Hardcore Vibes (Remixes)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Hardcore Vibes (Ravers Nature Remix)
Hardcore Vibes (Kitchen Remix)
Hardcore Vibes (Nonstop Remix)
Eleven Minutes Of Hardcore Madness
4:45
7:15
4:57
10:53

Title: Are You Ready to Fly?
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Are You Ready To Fly? (Radio Mix)
Are You Ready To Fly? (12" Mix)
Sweet Dreams
Back To Nature
3:30
4:40
4:08
4:34

Title: Are You Ready to Fly? (Remixes)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Are You Ready To Fly (Tom Wax Remix)
Are You Ready To Fly (Jimmy Miller Remix)
Are You Ready To Fly (Laser Mix)
Are You Ready To Fly (Miami Bass Mix)
6:43
6:15
4:05
4:46

Title: Can't Stop Raving
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Can't Stop Raving (Video Mix)
Can't Stop Raving (Club Mix)
Can't Stop Raving (12" Mix)
Can't Stop Raving (Vocoder Mix)
3:33
4:53
5:23
3:52

Title: Can't Stop Raving (Remixes)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Can't Stop Raving (Revil O Remix)
Can't Stop Raving (Montini Experience Remix )
Can't Stop Raving (Dune Remix)
7:55
6:25
4:14

Title: Rainbow To the Stars
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Rainbow To The Stars (Video Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Jimmy Miller Live Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (12" Mix)
3:31
6:28
4:54

Title: Rainbow To the Stars (Remixes)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Rainbow To The Stars (Jam & Spoon Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Dune Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Sweetbox Echo Remix)
7:32
5:28
5:58

Title: Hand in Hand (Promo)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Hand In Hand (Video Mix)
Hand In Hand (Jam & Spoon Remix)
3:45
7:32


Title: Hand in Hand (Promo)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Hand In Hand (Video Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Jam & Spoon Remix)
n/a
n/a
Note: The sleeve indicates that the "Jam & Spoon Remix" is for "Hand In Hand", but actually it's the remix of "Rainbow To The Stars".

Title: Hand in Hand
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Hand In Hand (Video Mix)
Hand In Hand (Head On Head Mix)
Hand In Hand (12" Mix)
Hand In Hand (Jimmy Miller Remix)
3:45
5:29
5:09
4:52

Title: Million Miles From Home (12", Promo)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Million Miles From Home (12" Mix)
Million Miles From Home (B-side Mix)
Million Miles From Home (Vocoder Mix)
5:56
5:36
4:36

Title: Million Miles From Home
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Million Miles From Home (Video Mix)
Million Miles From Home (12" Mix)
Million Miles From Home (B-side Mix)
Million Miles From Home (Vocoder Mix)
3:58
5:56
5:36
4:36

Title: Who Wants To Live Forever (Promo)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Who Wants To Live Forever (Sixty Six Radio Mix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (South Bound Mix)
3:54
3:58
Other: Promo CD is in a tin (can) box.

Title: Who Wants To Live Forever (12", German Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Who Wants To Live Forever (Komakino Remix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (South Bound Mix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (Future Breeze Mix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (Sixty Six Radio Mix)
5:32
3:58
7:03
3:54

Title: Who Wants To Live Forever
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.

Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Who Wants To Live Forever (Sixty Six Radio Mix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (South Bound Mix)
Highland Trilogy:
One Day In Glencoe
Valley Of Tears
In The Air - Part 2
3:54
3:58

4:49
4:58
10:29
Other: This version of the original Queen-song was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London including a 60 man orchestra.

Title: Who Wants to Live Forever (Remixes)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Who Wants To Live Forever (Komakino Remix)
Who Wants To Live Forever (Future Breeze Remix)
In The Air - Part 1
5:32
7:03
5:13

Title: Nothing Compares 2 U
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Nothing Compares 2 U
So Beautiful
One Moment
4:45
6:37
2:01

Title: Nothing Compares 2 U (Remixes, 12")
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Nothing Compares 2 U (DJ Beam's Club Mix)
Nothing Compares 2 U (DJ Beam's Radio Mix)
Nothing Compares 2 U (DJ Ebo Mix)
Nothing Compares 2 U (DJ Errik Mix)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Original Mix)
5:32
3:45
6:55
6:15
4:45

Title: Somebody (Promo)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1. Somebody 3:57



Title: Keep The Secret (Promo)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1. Keep The Secret (Radio Mix) 3:26



Title: Keep the Secret
Released: April 20, 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Keep The Secret (Radio Edit)
Keep The Secret (12" Mix)
Keep The Secret (Talla 2xl Remix)
Keep The Secret (Mega'lo Mania Remix)
Keep The Secret (Coma B. Remix)
Keep The Secret (Dune Remix)
3:26
5:49
7:28
8:53
6:35
4:52

Title: Electric Heaven (Promo)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Electric Heaven (Radio Edit)
Electric Heaven (Extended Version)
3:09
5:02


Title: Electric Heaven
Released: July 06, 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Electric Heaven (Radio Edit)
Electric Heaven (Extended Version)
Electric Heaven (Blank & Jones Club Cut)
Electric Heaven (Kay Cee Remix)
3:09
5:02
7:40
5:47

Title: One Of Us (Promo Maxi)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
One Of Us (Video Mix)
One Of Us (Radio Mix)
3:50
3:46


Title: One Of Us
Released: October, 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
One Of Us (Sixty Six Video Mix)
One Of Us (Radio Reykjavik Edit)
One Of Us (Alternative Mix)
Black Sands
Destination Keflavik
Seljalandsfoss
3:50
3:16
3:46
4:40
3:35
3:36

Title: Dark Side of the Moon (Promo)
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1. Dark Side of the Moon (Radio Mix) 3:10



Title: Dark Side Of The Moon
Released: November 1, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Dark Side Of The Moon (Radio Mix)
Dark Side Of The Moon (12" Mix)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Piano Mix)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Electro Mix)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Vocoder Mix)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Video Mix)
3:10
5:05
5:02
4:39
5:33
3:16

Title: Dark Side of the Moon (Remixes)
Released: November 22, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Dark Side of the Moon (Mark'Oh Remix)
Dark Side of the Moon (Plug'N'Play Remix)
Dark Side of the Moon (DV Remix)
5:12
8:03
6:46

Title: Heaven
Released: Promo: n/a
Maxi: Never Released due to a court order.
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.

Promo
Heaven (Radio Cut)

Maxi
Heaven (Radio Edit)
Heaven (Extended Mix)
Heaven (Warp Drive Club Mix)
Heaven (Solid Dance Mix)

 
2:58

 
2:57
5:00
5:49
7:16

Title: [Dune vs. Trubblemaker] - Hardcore Vibes 2000
Released: October 09, 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Hardcore Vibes 2000 (Radio Edit)
Hardcore Vibes 2000 (Original Mix)
Hardcore Vibes 2000 (Chopstick Club Mix)
Hardcore Vibes 2000 (DNS Club Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Rainbow To The Stars 2003 (12")
Released: April 10, 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Rainbow To The Stars (12 Inch Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (DJ Janis Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (DJ Cosmo Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Rainbow To The Stars 2003 (Promo CD)
Released: May 2003
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Rainbow To The Stars (Video Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (12 Inch Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (DJ Janis Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (DJ Cosmo Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Rainbow To The Stars 2003
Released: June 23, 2003
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Rainbow To The Stars (Video Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (12 Inch Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Dj Janis Remix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Dj Cosmo Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a


The Albums

Title: Dune
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
In The Beginning
Hardcore Vibes
Just Another Dream
Future Is Now
Final Dream
The Spice
Are You Ready To Fly?
Can't Stop Raving
Up!
Generation Love
Positiv Energy
Make Sense
In The End
0:48
3:33
4:08
4:57
4:25
4:34
3:32
4:23
4:29
4:56
4:17
5:10
8:05

Title: Expedicion
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Rising
Million Miles From Home
Expedicion
Lost In Space
So Beautiful
Around The World
In The Air Part 1
Rainbow To The Stars
In My Dreams
Hand In Hand
In The Air Part 2
0:25
4:22
5:26
4:44
6:37
4:52
5:13
4:54
5:10
4:32
10:29

Title: Live!
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Hallo Rastatt
Hand In Hand
Can't Stop Raving
Around The World
Rainbow To The Stars
Rising
Million Miles From Home
Hardcore Vibes
Expedicion
Verena's Birthday Party
0:28
6:09
5:51
5:16
7:25
0:27
4:23
5:57
5:47
1:06

Title: Forever
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Track 15.
Track 16.
Who Wants To Live Forever
9pm Abby Road
Somebody
One Moment
Against All Odds
The Promise
Sea Song
Little Princess
The Power Of Love
Works
Nothing Compares 2 U
Variations
Hide And Seek
Forever
Winter Kills
Reprise
3:54
2:06
3:57
2:01
3:52
2:05
3:47
2:37
5:20
2:07
4:52
2:58
5:10
3:50
4:56
5:00

Title: Forever (Limited Release)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.

CD 1 - Instrumental Edition
Who Wants To Live Forever
Somebody
Against All Odds
Sea Song
The Power Of Love
Nothing Compares 2 U
Hide And Seek
Winter Kills

CD 2 - Piano Works
9pm Abby Road
One Moment
The Promise
Little Princess
Works
Variations
Forever
Reprise

 
3:54
3:57
3:52
3:47
5:20
4:52
5:10
4:56

 
2:06
2:01
2:05
2:37
2:07
2:58
3:50
5:00

Note:
Only 2000 copies made.

Title: 5
Released: Planned for August 1998, but was never released.
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: Forever and Ever
Released: 23 November, 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Track 15.
One Of Us
Millennium
Almaz
Open Letter
A Question Of Lust
Early Voyage
Memories Fade
This Waiting Earth
Hello
Behind The Mask
Save A Prayer
Out Of This World
Forever Young
Nightfall
Here Comes The Flood
3:50
1:03
4:26
1:08
4:17
2:13
5:20
2:57
3:56
3:14
5:51
4:08
3:56
2:48
4:38
Note:
This cd contains a "secret track", just press forward to 10 mins after the last track has ended and you will hear 15 minutes great piano music.

Title: Reunion
Released: Planned for 2000, but was never released due to a court order that stopped the single "Heaven".
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: History
Released: October 23, 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Hardcore Vibes 2000
Are You Ready To Fly (Radio Edit)
Can't Stop Raving (Video Mix)
Rainbow To The Stars (Video Mix)
Hand In Hand (Video Mix)
Milion Miles From Home
Who Wants To Live Forever (Komakino Remix Cut)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Beam & Yanou Radio Cut)
Keep The Secret (Radio Edit)
Electric Heaven (Kay Cee Remix Cut)
Dark Side Of The Moon (Video Mix)
Back To The Future
Here I Am
Space Invaders
3:16
3:32
3:34
3:27
3:45
3:58
4:39
3:44
3:26
4:24
3:16
3:48
3:58
4:14
Note:
As an extra bonus this album exclusively contains the first Dune computer game "Keep The Secret".

I n f o r m a t i o n
Copyright © 1996-2014 Niklas Adolfsson

Thanks to Hrouch Tarik for providing some pictures.
Thanks to Gustaf Molin for some tracklistings.
Thanks to David Nascimento for some information and tracklistings.
Thanks to Massimiliano Gini for discography information.
Thanks to Nick Gryzin for discography information.
Thanks to James Paget for some discography information.
Thanks to Todd Davalos for some information.
Thanks to Ciaran Finn for some discography information.
Thanks to Andy Davydov for some information.
Thanks to Erwin Langedijk for some information.
Thanks to Jurgen Joosten for some information.
Thanks to Josh P. for some information.
Thanks to Al Moben for some information.
Thanks to Kent Karlsson for some information.
Thanks to Adam Pokora for some information.
Thanks to Bret Tiderman for some information.
Thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" ZHabkin for some information.
Thanks to Vincent Moor for some information.

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