Alphaville – “Forever Young” in Virginia Water

Alphaville – “Forever Young” in Virginia Water

A song from German synthpop recording act Alphaville’s 1984 debut album of the same name. The single was a strong hit in Scandinavia and in the European German-speaking countries.

Scene from the video “Forever Young” / Image: via Youtube

The single achieved more success in the United States than in the United Kingdom, but it failed to reach the American top 40 despite three separate US single releases.

The song’s music video shows the band performing in one of the halls at Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water. A number of people ranging from children to the elderly, dressed in ragged finery, awake to watch the band, then walk through a diamond-shaped glowing portal.

Holloway Sanatorium was built by Henry Crossland for ‘mentally afflicted persons’ in 1884 / Image: via countyasylums.co.uk
The Great Hall, Holloway Sanatorium, today Virginia Park / Image: via alondonfamily.com

Featured Image: Scene from the video “Forever Young” / Image: via Youtube

Websites: alphaville.info, wmg.com, rhino.com



 

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