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Device – Who Says (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 29th, 2011



“Who Says” was the second single lifted from the album22B3  a classic AOR (Adult Oriented Rock) track produced by Mike Chapman. The single peaked at #79 on the hot 100.

After Device disbanded, Holly Knight released a 1988 self-titled solo album featuring the single “Heart Don’t Fail Me Now” and her own version of “Love Is a Battlefield,” which she had written for Benatar, and continued writing songs for other performers.

Paul Engemann, who previously sang on soundtrack cuts produced by Giorgio Moroder, joined Animotion. He took over for the original lead singer, Bill Wadhams, and sang opposite Cynthia Rhodes on Animotion’s 1989 Top Ten hit “Room to Move.” Coincidentally, Knight had recorded the original version of Animotion’s biggest hit, “Obsession,” as a duet with Michael Des Barres; the two co-wrote the song, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1983 film A Night in Heaven.

Who Says (Dance Mix) 6:38

Who Says (Dub Version) 7:15

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Who Says U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #79


Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 43067
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Mike Chapman
Remix – Michael H. Brauer
Written-By – H. Knight*, Mike Chapman (tracks: M. Chapman)

Remixed for MHB Productions.
Original version on the “22B3” LP #BFV 41526

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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8 Responses to “Device – Who Says (US 12″)”

  1. ric Says:

    Another rarity for me, Paul!
    Major thanks!
    I also love their hit Hanging On A Heart Attack…such a classic 80s Rock song with a Synth touch. The remix is fabulous too.
    and I’m still waiting to hear the original duet version of Obsession. Can’t even find any sneak peak on the net. got me so curious over the years.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric that would be a great one to find I have never heard it either 🙁


  2. JustMe Says:

    Easily my favorite Device song! I wish it had done better. Thanks for posting this.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome.


  3. Mike Says:

    MTV played a small clip of the original Obsession way way way back when. I would love to hear the whole thing one of these days


  4. phil Says:

    hi mate,
    well you’ve outdone yourself again, so thanks chief. the thing is, I never knew Animotion’s ‘Obsession’ was a cover….. any chance of posting the original?? As a 14 year old I loved the Animotion version. Such a shame that the rest of the LP was disgracefully poor! I also made the mistake of buying the Sly Fox LP too. Ah well….. Thanks


  5. Rock Says:

    it was Paul’s bday the other day, so i sent him an MP3 of this, with the subject line: “who says it’s not that easy…to blow out all those candles.” he laughed. true story 🙂


  6. Scott Says:

    A quite decent quality version of the original “Obsession” has recently surfaced on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQo9HSiPOM

    It was in the soundtrack for the movie “A Night in Heaven”… I’m sure you will all be as excited to hear it as I was 🙂


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