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Arabesque was a famous German disco music group formed in 1977, consisting of Sandra Cretu (joined the group in 1979), Jasmin Vetter, and Michaela Rose. After a split in 1984 Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose continued as the group "Rouge", while Sandra Cretu started her career in the group Sandra with Michael Cretu.
Arabesque was popular in Japan, selling more than 6 million albums there. They also had success in the USSR. In 1980 the single "Take Me Don't Break Me" became a hit, which only scraped the German Top 40. Their next single, "Marigot Bay", would become their single Top Ten hit a few weeks later. Their last singles "Ecstasy" and "Time to Say Goodbye", turned hits after their split, on various central, south and east European countries, because they sounded very close to the "Italo-disco" sound, a very popular music genre of the European Discotheques at that time. Those songs spread and gained success through LP compilations of dance/pop music and bootleg tapes, so the group never could take advantage of this success neither those songs turn on any kind of charts as "singles". That was a common problem for many '80s European artists. The last Arabesque singles introduced the "Italo-disco" sound to Japan, under the term "eurobeat", previously used in the UK for the Stock Aitken Waterman productions. That soon lead to Japan's Super Eurobeat music style.
On December 16, 2006 Arabesque (featuring Michaela Rose and two new members Sabine Kaemper and Silke Brauner) headlined the second Retro FM festival in Moscow. According to Russian press they are planning a tour in Japan and a possible new album.
Arabesque-I - 1978 - Friday Night
Arabesque-II - 1979 - City Cats
Arabesque-III - 1980 - Marigot Bay
Arabesque-IV - 1980 - Arabesque-IV
Arabesque-V - 1981 - In For A Penny
Arabesque-VI - 1981 - Caballero
Arabesque-VII - 1982 - Why No Reply
Arabesque-VIII - 1983 - Dance Dance Dance
Arabesque-IX - 1984 - Time To Say Good Bye