Peter Schilling

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Peter Schilling (born Pierre Michael Schilling; January 28, 1956) is a German synthpop musician whose songs often feature science-fiction themes (aliens, astronauts, nuclear holocaust, etc.).

Schilling was born in Stuttgart, Germany. His 1983 album, Error in the System, generated his only international hit single, "Major Tom (Coming Home)", a retelling of David Bowie's classic 1969 song "Space Oddity". Although the song was originally recorded in German, the international hit version was sung in English. In 1984 and 1985, Schilling released the albums 120 Grad and 120 Grad's English-language version, 1985's Things to Come. From 1986 to 1989, Schilling released non-album singles and put out his 1988 compilation The Different Story. In 1990, Schilling suffered from burnout and the following year he took a break. In 1994, he married his girlfriend Catyana. They got divorced in 2003. He is married to his second wife since 2012.

In the late '90s, Schilling formed a side project called Space Pilots, which appeared on the first issue of the popular dance music compilation Dancemania series. The band included Catyana Schilling, J. Feifel, and P. Magnet. They have recorded only one song, titled "Trip to Orion". It was released on vinyl and CD in 1995, and appears on the Japanese dance compilation CD Dancemania 1. The song is based on and includes vocal samples from the German science-fiction TV show Raumpatrouille Orion.

At the beginning of the 2000s he formed a new band and currently plays live concerts with his band, touring Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Fehler im System Peter Schilling 3
1983 Error in the System Peter Schilling 4 2
1984 120 Grad Peter Schilling 1
1989 The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime) Peter Schilling 1
1993 Geheime Macht Peter Schilling 1
1996 Major Tom Peter Schilling 1
1999 Von Anfang an ... bis jetzt das Ultimativ Beste Peter Schilling 1
2004 Retrospektive Peter Schilling 1
2004 Zeitsprung Peter Schilling 1
2006 Das Prinzip Mensch Peter Schilling 1
2006 Tauch' mit mir in eine neue Zeit Peter Schilling 1
2007 Emotionen sind männlich Peter Schilling 1
2010 Neu & Live 2010 Peter Schilling 1
2014 DNA Peter Schilling 1
2016 Error in the System Peter Schilling 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Das Beste von Peter Schilling 1
2001 Portrait Peter Schilling 1
2003 Raumnot Peter Schilling 1
2008 Error in the System / Fehler Im System Peter Schilling 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Die Wüste lebt (Alarmsignal ...) Peter Schilling 1
1982 Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst) Peter Schilling 2
1983 Die Wüste Lebt (Alarmsignal ...) Peter Schilling 1
1983 Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling 1
1988 The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime) Peter Schilling 2
1994 Major Tom '94 Peter Schilling 1
2000 Major Tom 2000 / Völlig losgelöst Ground Control vs. Peter Schilling 1
Sonne, Mond und Sterne Peter Schilling 1

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