Posted by DjPaulT on June 17th, 2010
Side One Promo Label
“Never Can Say Goodbye” is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5. Released as a single in 1971, it was one of the group’s most successful songs. The song has been covered numerous times, most notably in 1974 by disco diva Gloria Gaynor and in 1987 by Hi-NRG/dance-pop group The Communards.
In 1987, British pop band The Communards had a hit with a Hi-NRG cover of the Clifton Davis classic, which was featured on their second album, Red.
Scottish lead singer Jimmy Somerville, openly gay on record since his previous band Bronski Beat released “Smalltown Boy” in 1984, performed a falsetto version faithful to Gaynor’s disco take, right down to the pronouns “you know you love him more and more” and “never can say goodbye, boy”.
The Communards’ version reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in the U.S. The group had reached #1 on those charts covering another 1970s classic, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, in 1986.
The energetic music video of this version is classified as a classic by cable video channel VH1.
The Communards version was also featured in Father’s Day, in the first series of the revived Doctor Who, set in 1987.
This 12″ promo features remixes exclusive to this release.
Label: MCA Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Clifton Davis
Promotion Only Not For Sale
Jobete Music Co., Inc.
For Mastermix Productions
Original version appears on the MAC LP, MCA-42106 “Red”
Recorded In England
(A) Never Can Say Goodbye 11:14
All vinyl rips are recorded in full 24bit 96khz resolution and then resampled to 16/44 and encoded from wave to FLAC Lossless level 8.
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Vinyl 12″ Single
From My Personal Collection.
Artwork Scanned from Original 12″ Single @ 600 dpi
With Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Edited and Restored Using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Recording (32bit/96kHz float using ASIO drivers)
*Manual removal of remaining clicks
*Editing and splitting of tracks
*DC bias correction
CLICKS REMOVED USING CLICKREPAIR
DeClick Level: 10 DeCrackle: Off
Converted Wav to very high quality Mp3/320 kbps using dBpoweramp 13.1