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Musical Youth – Never Gonna Give You Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 9th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Musical Youth’s third single, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, released in early 1983, became band’s second biggest hit in the United Kingdom peaking at #6 and Ireland #5. In the United States the single did not chart.

SIDE A:
Never Gonna Give You Up (New Mix) 10:33

SIDE B:
Mirror Mirror 2:37
Rub ‘N’ Dub 6:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-13965
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae, Dub
Credits: Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Frederick Waite, Sr.* (tracks: A, B1), Musical Youth (tracks: A, B2)

NOTES:
The “New Mix” is exclusive to this release
Recorded In England
From the MCA LP “YOUTH OF TODAY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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

PW: burningtheground

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16 Responses to “Musical Youth – Never Gonna Give You Up (US 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks so much!!! Never heard Mirror Mirror before.

    I was gonna post a link to their Unsung documentary, but it got pulled just this afternoon from YouTube! 🙁 It’s very good, wasn’t ever shown in the UK and have been looking for a good copy for ages.

    So instead here’s a documentary from back in the day about them going to visit their roots in Jamaica.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUs1fXd7Hb8

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome thanks for the documentary.

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  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks for the collection!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome drake 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Hey Paul, you know I’m usually in absolute awe of your cover scans, but I had a go at cleaning up this one a little myself, to match the cleanliness of the previous two (and of the back sleeve). Hope you don’t mind! x (The blue may be slightly off, I don’t have the sleeve to colour match)

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2vl60j9.jpg

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  4. Sasomom Says:

    Thank You Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Sasomom

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  5. eric Says:

    YES!!
    thanks , once again Paul for this one!
    it’s the first time i’ll hear the “new mix” (only for the US market.)
    In Europe we had a different and shorter 12″ version.
    it was same cover.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eric!

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  6. ric Says:

    Thank you Paul for doing this Musical Youth week. Makes me feel young again. LOL!
    This is my next favourite single by them, after Pass The Dutchie.
    I’m quite surprised that there are two different mixes for this single on each side of the Atlantic. So glad to be able to hear the US one now.
    And when I first read about the chart debut of a song Never Gonna Give You Up by newcomer Rick Astley, I had wondered if it is a cover of this song. Of course found out it wasn’t later but also brilliant. There is still a connection between the two acts, both owed their big break to Pete Waterman, and had their singles remixed by Pete Hammond!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I enjoy this track too Ric. I was a bit disappointed in the remix though. I found it a bit boring and drawn out. Or maybe it was because I spent nearly 8 hours working on it today lol. This single was the most challenging of all of them so far. Which is strange considering this record was still sealed until today. Enjoy!

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    ric Reply:

    Wow, a mint copy! That’s a real treat for us!
    But I know where you’re coming from regarding it being a bit boring.
    I think there should be a cut at the 6:18 mark to make it into two separate tracks, an extended and sort of a dub vocal.
    I wonder how the UK 12” remix sounds like though…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I totally agree with you Ric. When I first listened to it I thought it was a mistake and that it was supposed to be two tracks however the record is not pressed that way. I don’t have the UK version so I am not sure what it sounds like. Guess i’ll have to do some Googleing 🙂

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    The Doctor Reply:

    I’ll admit, I’ve had the same “geez, how much longer is this going to go on?” reaction to more than a few 12″ mixes at times…

    I think a big part of it is that these weren’t really meant to be the kind of thing you just sit down and listen to. They’re meant to be played at discos and dance parties, and you don’t notice the repetition or length quite so much in a social environment where everyone around you is talking and dancing with flashing lights going off all around the place. 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Very true, Doctor!
    And I think the reggae 12″s are often guilty of dragging them on.
    Many of UB40 so-called remixes are like that, the first half is all great and brilliant, and then the next half is just a snooze-fest dub with effects and no vocals.

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  7. music_fan Says:

    No sight of Rick Astley! I thought he’d pop up on this song. LOL

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