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Berlin – A Matter Of Time (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 27th, 2015


A. Front


“A Matter Of Time” was the debut single by American new wave band Berlin released in early 1979 on Zone-H Records. The single was re-issued in 1980 featuring a replacement vocalist, Virginia Macolino, after Terri Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career. This was followed by the album Information.

The original 1979 version of “A Matter Of Time” featuring Terri Nunn on vocals was released on the compilation The Best Of Berlin in 1988.

The b-side “French Reggae” is an instrumental non album track.

A Matter Of Time 3:47
Written-By –  John Crawford
Vocals [Uncredited] – Virginia Macolino

French Reggae 2:22
Written-By – Jo Julian

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Zone-H ‎– IR 9015, I.R.S. Records ‎– IR 9015
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

Design [Sleeve Design] – Jewel (13)
Photography By [Back Photo] – Junichi*
Photography By [Front Photo] – Michael Nadeau
Producer – Jo Julian
Vocals [Uncredited] – Virginia Macolino

Manufactured and Distributed by A&M Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 7″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Berlin – A Matter Of Time (US 7″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. MP3 not currently working BTW


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Neil working now 🙂


  2. Omar Says:

    That’s Paul for the awesome new wave stuff. Love Berlin. Hopefully you’ll post Sex (I’m A….) next.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will eventually Omar 🙂


  3. JOE Says:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joe 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I love it when you give us these chanteuses. First Debbie Harry, now Terri Nunn. It’s been such a great week, and thank you for the brilliant work on Peter Wolf’s discography. You really are a champion for forgotten and underappreciated artists, plus all our faves too. Such gifts my friend. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and please stay safe Paul. You know, we all worry about you. Because we love you.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jeff actually Terri Nunn does Not do vocals on this track. Virginia Macolino is the vocalist she recorded the track in 1980 with Berlin while Terri Nunn left the band to pursue an acting career. Terri did however record it in 1979 that version appeared on the 1988 compilation “The Best Of Berlin”. This version with Virginia on vocals has never been on CD nor the b-side. “A Matter Of Time” was on the bands debut album “Information” which Terri Nunn did not appear.


    woz Reply:

    Should we be happy that Terri did not get the role of Princess Leia a couple years prior to this? So that instead of an actress, the world ended up with one of the greatest vocalists of the era?


  5. mothloop Says:

    This will replace my crackly version. You have so much great stuff!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop it’s been fun collecting 🙂


  6. Mike C. Says:

    Can’t wait to hear this version! Thank you. And thanks for IMO one of the best pics of Debbie Harry I’ve ever seen this week. Sir could have been a supermodel.


    Mike C. Reply:

    ‘She could have been…’


  7. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Thank you, Paul. I hope that you have more Berlin on the way … “Now It’s My Turn”, “Masquerade”, “The Metro”, etc.


  8. woz Says:

    Love this post! Sounds spectacular! Thank you, Paul 😎


  9. Dean Says:

    Thank you! I didn’t even know about this one.


  10. PapayaSF Says:

    Fun fact: Terri Nunn auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXy59jMqOsc


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