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Will To Power – Fading Away (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 10th, 2013


Side A


“Fading Away” is a song by the Florida-based dance-pop group Will to Power. It appears on their 1988 self-titled debut album and was released as a single in early 1989.

The song reached #65 on the US pop chart chart in February 1989 and #84 on the UK pop chart in March of that year. The song was more successful on dance charts in the US, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and spending two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. This was the group’s second Hot Dance Club Play chart-topper, following “Say It’s Gonna Rain” from 1988. Remixes for the track were done by Shep Pettibone.

Fading Away (Power House Mix) 8:42
Fading Away (Power House Dub) 6:43

Fading Away (Big Beat Mix) 8:35
Fading Away (The Rhythm Dub) 6:12

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Fading Away U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #66
1989 Fading Away U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales #2
1989 Fading Away U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1


Label: Epic ‎– 49 08183
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, House
Credits: Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Producer [Additional Production By], Remix [Re-remix By] – Shep Pettibone
Producer [Produced By] – Bob Rosenberg
Written-By – B. Rosenberg*

From the debut album:

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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

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17 Responses to “Will To Power – Fading Away (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    I got excited for a moment coz I thought you’d posted Will Powers!

    Did you get her in the US? I just read that the somewhat novelty album features a star studded cast who I think may interest you!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the link Jermajesty. I have never heard of this. I will check it out.


    Jermajesty Reply:

    Yeah, funny coz she has a US accent, and coz she never did live TV I’d always assumed it was a US act that we just got the tail end of. Seems not! Checkout Kissing With Confidence, her big hit. I think the rumour is Carly Simon in on backing vocals, BICBW.


    ric Reply:

    Yes, I love Kissing With Confidence! A novelty record with a Dance beat and lotsa class!
    Carly Simon DID sing on that record, but wasn’t given any credit. To her, “it’s a bit of a swizz!”


    PapayaSF Reply:

    What, you don’t read the comments here? ;-> This is the record I was trying to think of and got identified in this thread last month: http://burningtheground.net/2013/05/dont-stop-shes-a-book-with-7-seals-german-12/


  2. Fred Says:

    This and Say It’s Gonna Rain are just pure dance classics of the late 80s if you ask me! Especially when Shep is the remixer!

    “Will” we be seeing more WTP mixes this week? 🙂

    http://www.discogs.com/Will-To-Power-Say-Its-Gonna-Rain-New-Remixes/release/610932 is great!

    Thanks so much!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Fred the only other single I have is a sealed copy of “Boogie Nights” not sure if I want to open it yet though 🙂


    Fred Reply:

    Any chance you would buy Dreamin or Say It’s Gonna Rain? There were multiple 12″s of each song I believe.


    DJ Crimson Reply:

    Fading Away is a track i love and i played it a lot at the club when i was resident DJ. I have Say It’s Gonna Rain and a good setup for recording. If i can be of any help, i’ll be glad to do so! I have many many hits and i’m planning to start recording again!


  3. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Love this underrated group! Grateful for this update. Would love a remastered from their other singles.

    Thank You Paul!. Stay well.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂


  4. guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! Nice song and remixes.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Guss 🙂


  5. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul. Boy, does this song take me back. I almost know the lyrics word for word, but hadn’t you posted it I would be hard pressed to tell you the name of the group. The Pettibone remixes share a lot in common with his other mixes of this era — Duran Duran’s “All She Wants Is” and Madonna’s “Express Yourself” come to mind.

    On a personal note, I hope your health is doing well! Peace!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Feeling much better thanks Christian. I agree I kept thinking Duran Duran “I Don’t Want Your Love” that popped into my head several times while ripping this one great mixes.


  6. Thomas Says:

    Great job on this classic Paul. I second the request for Dreamin’ and Say It’s Gonna Rain.


  7. Dj Edson Assis Says:

    I Love this underrated group Thank You DjPaulT


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