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Heart – Never/These Dreams (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 27th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“NEVER”

“Never” is the name of a song recorded by rock band Heart. It was released as the second single from the band’s self-titled 1985 album Heart. The song is an aggressive rock number with an uplifting lyric to a person who has been discouraged by love. Like their previous single “What About Love”, the music video for “Never” was placed in heavy rotation on MTV.

“Never” became Heart’s biggest U.S. hit at the time, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked the first time that Heart earned two consecutive top-ten hits, and also the first time a Heart album generated two top-ten singles.

The songs harmonic chorus highlights not only Ann Wilson’s powerhouse vocal talent but also the vocal stamina of sister Nancy, who maintains a soprano harmony throughout the course of the song.

“Never” & “Nothin’ At All” both have alternate mixes (as featured on their music videos as well as the 7″ single), and these mixes had also been pressed onto some early release runs of the “Heart” album, beit on LP, CD or cassette. One may get a copy with both songs in their original mixes; both in their alternate mixes, or only one song in a different mix. Copies with serial No. SL-12410, for example, features the alternate mix for “Never”, but the original mix for “Nothin’ At All”. Whereas the two different versions of “Nothin’ At All” greatly differ from one another, the two mixes of “Never” are quite similar. Recently, the original album mix was featured on the “Essentials” Collection.

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Never U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1985 Never U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

“THESE DREAMS”

In 1985, Martin Page (who co-wrote several other pop hits, including “We Built This City” and “King of Wishful Thinking”) and Bernie Taupin (longtime collaborator of Elton John) wrote the music and lyrics to the song now known as “These Dreams.” At the time, Page and Taupin were under contract to Columbia Records and the record company offered the song to Stevie Nicks, who expressed no interest in recording it. Heart had just recently signed with Capitol Records. While the band had previously recorded their own material, they were impressed by “These Dreams” and agreed to use it on their upcoming album.

The song marked the first Heart single on which lead vocals were performed by Nancy Wilson instead of Ann Wilson. According to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, when it came time for Nancy Wilson to record her vocal, she was suffering from a cold and her voice sounded somewhat raspy and gravelly. After the song reached its peak of success, producers reportedly wanted Nancy to recreate the gravelly sound on future recordings, asking her, “Can’t you just get sick again?”

“These Dreams” was released as the third single from Heart’s 1985 album Heart. Following two consecutive US top-ten singles, the song elevated the band’s success even further, becoming Heart’s first single to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 22, 1986. It also became Heart’s first (and, to date, only) number one song in the US Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number sixty-two in the UK Singles Chart; however, a re-issue released in 1988 reached number eight.

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1986 These Dreams U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

SIDE A:
Never (Extended Remix) 5:05
Remix – Ron Nevision
Written-By – Connie (4)Knight*, Bloch*

These Dreams 4:12
Written-By – B. Taupin*, M. Page*

SIDE B:
Never (Remix) 4:05
Remix – Ron Nevision
Written-By – Connie (4)Knight*, Bloch*

These Dreams (7″ Version) 3:46
Written-By – B. Taupin*, M. Page*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – 12 CL 482
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer, Engineer – Ron Nevision

NOTES:
Original versions appear on the LP “HEART”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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

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31 Responses to “Heart – Never/These Dreams (German 12″)”

  1. GJ Says:

    Thank you I LOVE heart.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome GJ 🙂

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  2. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for the Heart postings. You’re collection is amazing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo. My pleasure :0

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  3. Bellenger1981 Says:

    … And the Heart streak continues! Thank you!!! One thing interesting about this single is that the “Extended Remix” of “These Dreams” wasn’t included over the “LP Version”.

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    ric Reply:

    Yeah, seems like the Extended Remix for These Dreams is only on the Ltd UK 12″ and the Brazil 12″

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it only appears on Limited Edition Etched UK 12″ which I have on order so we will have to wait for that one. As well as “There’s the Girl”.

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    ric Reply:

    Such a Hearty guy you are, Paul! A big Hearty hug for you!
    The 12″ for There’s The Girl is so worth it. It has a more dramatic cold end, as opposed to the zzzzz fade off in the CD Single.

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  4. woz Says:

    Another amazing post from you and another ‘heart’felt thank you from me 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz. Have not seen you in a while.

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  5. ric Says:

    The two best singles from their Heart album. And all in all!
    And what contrasting styles.
    I love Never for the energy and punch; and These Dreams for the wistfulness and tenderness.
    Nancy really held her own against sister Ann!
    Really heartening for all BTG fans that we get your Heart-ful of Heart treats.
    Happy Weekend, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    A heart-ful you’re welcome Ric 🙂 Happy weekend my friend.

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  6. DenverDean Says:

    Paul: Thank you, thank you for recognizing Heart. This group of singles is awesome. The “Never” single remix is my favorite because it has and extra kick and Ann when she has that extra punch in “Banging your head” and then whispers “don’t you dare deny me” – pure ecstasy!

    Pray that you have “I want you so Bad” from Bad Animals – one of the most impossible 7″ mixes to find. Thanks you, again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DenverDean 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Yeah, the 12″ Extended for I Want You So Bad is another hard to find.
    Strange that it slipped my radar back then, because it’s such a beautiful love song! Only got to rediscover it much later.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I can’t even find it listed on Discogs just the 12″ promo with 4:15 version on both sides and no listings on Ebay 🙁

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    ric Reply:

    don’t get that!

    It is here, Paul

    http://www.discogs.com/Heart-Nothin-At-All/release/1909645

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ric for the info. Te only issue is that picture discs usually do not sound good at all most even state on them that the standard vinyl is superior. I have also learned this from experience. Picture discs are mainly for looking at not playing. I don’t know if I will be getting this one for that reason.

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    DenverDean Reply:

    All I’ve ever seen is the 45 on ebay, which is easy to detect it’s remix, since it has the “original version available on Bad Animals”. I’m not sure why this song didn’t resonate – certainly would’ve done better with a video.

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    ric Reply:

    Tell me about it! I have a picture disc of Pet Shop Boys, and I don’t think I ever played it! Shame though, I hope it’s not the only format to find the 12″ for I Want You So Bad.

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  7. feanor Says:

    thank you very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  8. Disco D Says:

    big thanks, Paul!

    I’m hoping the extended mixes of “These Dreams” on their way too?!

    http://www.discogs.com/Heart-Never-These-Dreams/release/1992623

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  9. mr.misterfan Says:

    ok tnx Paul very nice, yes here is the limited edition about These Dreams´ UK 12″

    A1 These Dreams (Remix) 4:14
    A2 These Dreams (Extended Remix) 5:25
    A3 These Dreams (Instrumental Remix) 4:35
    A4 Never (Extended Remix) 5:05

    i hope in the future you could find it, thx again

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am working on getting it 🙂

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  10. Mark Says:

    Loving the Heart mixes!!! Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mark 🙂

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  11. MusicMan3 Says:

    Paul, thanks for the great Heart posts. REALLY enjoying them!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    MusicMan3 you’re welcome 🙂

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  12. Disco D Says:

    I have that 12in, but the sound quality isn’t great as i recall – a picture disc or some kind. Been a long time since i played it.

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  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thank you Paul. I didn’t have this one.

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