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Kim Wilde – Go For It (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 27th, 2013


A. Front

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one on August 10, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

This is the North American release of the single “The Second Time” re-titled “Go For It”. The single also contains different mixes than what appeared on the European release.

“The Second Time”/”Go for It” was also the first Wilde song of which there were several remixes released both commercially and promotionally on the 12″ format.

In the US the single reached #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 40 dance track reaching #31. The song was also used on season 4 of the US television show “Knight Rider” on the episode titled “Knight Racer”. In addition “Go For It” was also used on the TV show “Misfits Of Science” bothe shows aired on NBC just weeks apart.

Go For It (Extended Dance Version) 7:17

Go For It (Dub Version) 9:32

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (promo stamp)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Go For It U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #65
1985 Go For It U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #31


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23533
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Marty WildeRicki Wilde*
Written-By – M. Wilde*, R. Wilde*

Recorded at Select Sound Studios.
Mastered at Sterling.
Taken from the Kim Wilde LP, “Teases & Dares” MCA-23533

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B. Back

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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21 Responses to “Kim Wilde – Go For It (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Kim Wilde… as a teenager I had a crush on her. Still think she’s hot!

    Very much like these Kim Wilde 12 inches, Paul. Great choice to (re)post her work.
    Mrs. Wilde deserves to receive lots of attention on this 80’s blog.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Stefano 🙂


  2. neil Says:

    thank you very much. love her.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Neil 🙂


  3. musicdivaSF Says:

    Ohhh… I sense a Kim Wilde week comin’ and I’m getting retro happy just thinking about it. 🙂
    I was actually looking at all my Kim Wilde collection last week and even watching some of her vidoes and recent performances. I must say she’s still got it and her voice is quite preserved.
    I became a huge fan during the Another Step and the Close years. Thank you Dj PaulT for this post!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hello MusicdivaSF probably not doing a whole Kim series so soon after the the Sheena one. I recieved some push back during that one so I’m gonna wait a bit before doing another series. But on the other hand if I wanted to be a Diva I could just say it’s my blog i’ll do what I don’t go into Diva mode very often 🙂


    musicdivaSF Reply:

    Exactly! 🙂


  4. The Doctor Says:

    After having listened to both, I must say, I think I prefer the U.K.’s extended mix that you posted yesteday. 🙂 IMO, the U.S. version is a little too heavy on that “stuttering CD player” effect at times; it’s like whoever did the mix has just discovered this really cool new toy called a “sampling synthesizer”, and can’t resist playing with it. (Not that this mix is alone in that particular sin, to be sure.)

    On the other hand, this mix does contain the complete lyrics to the song, whereas the U.K. mix skips over a couple of verses. Too bad there isn’t a way to crossbreed the two, but it sounds like they’re in slightly different keys (or maybe one just has a more pronounced bass line than the other), so I suspect any attempt to combine them wouldn’t end well. Might be a fun weekend project for me to try, though. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi doctor I agree I prefer the U.K. mix too. I actually was thinking while I was ripping this for the second time gees i wish this song would end already lol. It was a bit heavy on the edits. The bass difference may be that the U.K. single plays at 45 RPM and the U.S. at 33 I have heard that 33 gives more bass and 45 more treble. not sure for certain just what I read on Wikipedia 🙂


    The Doctor Reply:

    Actually, yes, that is true to a certain extent. It’s not so much that 33RPM inherently improves the bass, so much that the high end takes a slight cut due to the need to write higher frequencies in a smaller space. It’s essentially the same reason that you get improved frequency response at the high end when you record an open-reel tape at 7-1/2 or 15 inches per second, vs. 3-3/4 — or, for that matter, why you can write a paragraph of text more legibly on an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper vs. a post-it note. 🙂 By giving more “writing space” per second, there’s more room for the details to be written without crowding each other. (Not the best analogy, but it illustrates the point.)

    So that could very well account for some of the difference, yes. However… having given both of them a listen-through again, it sounds like the UK mix also emphasizes that deeper, “buzzy” synthesizer line more than the US mix, and there’s also a secondary, sequenced synthesizer line that starts at 1:45 on the UK mix which, as near as I can tell, is absent on the US mix.

    Yeah, I over-analyse these things sometimes. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey I learned a few new things thanks Doctor 🙂


  5. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! I’ll go for it now!!! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂


  6. josmon10 Says:

    I was expecting this to be your next post! 😉

    To add some info, even though the 7″ was commercially released (with a poster sleeve), the 12″ was only a promo.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Josmon10 🙂


  7. Santi Says:

    Hi there DJ Paul!

    Thank you so much for re-ripping this mix. Excellent work as always! I think I was the one who pushed for this rip back in 2010 and I have to say, your rip is actually better than the one released on Cherry Pop’s Deluxe remaster of Teases and Dares! The quality on yours is cleaner and pretty much noise and “pop”-less, while those are oddly present on the “deluxe” version.

    Once again, thank you for exposing me to this particular mix years before I got my hands on the vinyl. As always, I look forward to your next (sure to be interesting) post. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re so very welcome Santi and thnk you for the compliments 🙂


  8. ric Says:

    Always look forward to your re-rips because like Hojo said, Things Can Only Get Better! But my vote goes to the UK Mix as well. Thanks Paul!
    A lot of these remasters more hit than miss, tracklisting is one issue, another is the less than desirable “remastering”.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric always appreciate your comments 🙂


    ric Reply:

    ooops, meant to say more miss than hit! 😛


  9. themagicinthemusic Says:

    DjPaulT, I think I this is my favorite Kim Wilde track. I am one of those remix type people so I like one and all alike. The whole 33 and 1/3 vs 45 really depends on many factors 45 RPM is typical better if the recording and mastering was done properly. The recorded material combined with the total running time per side does play a factor. In some cases it is literally not physically not able to cut at full power and the the cutting engineer may roll the low frequencies off (sometimes even at 33 RPM during especially during the multi-cut Maxi single era) Also some cutting houses wouldn’t cut lacquers at optimal standards even when it was physically and technically at 45 or 33 and 1/13 rpm. This helps the lacquer cutting head last longer between having to buy a new one or have one rebuilt.I always found this practice appalling with no merit to dj’s or consumers. I do agree with “the Doctor” as well that when some people hear less high end frequencies the think they are hearing a more bass heavy recording. Back in the 1980”s and early 1990’s I remember people people preferring the 12″ Singles cut at 45 RPM due to the increased resolution. I never remember any complaining that 45 RPM 12″ Singles were weak in the bass frequencies.

    Thanks for this new OM 30 re-rip in 24\96 the older rip was very good so this one must be great to excellent



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