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Limahl – The NeverEnding Story (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 20th, 2013


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 22, 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 Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit  flac for the very first time!

“The NeverEnding Story” (titled “The Never Ending Story (L’histoire sans fin)” in the French version) is the title song from the English version of the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. The English version was performed by Limahl and Beth Anderson; the French version was performed by Limahl and Ann Calvert. It was a success in many countries, reaching No. 1 in Norway and Sweden, No. 2 in Austria, Germany and Italy, No. 4 in the UK and No. 6 in the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was composed by Giorgio Moroder with lyrics by Keith Forsey, although it (and other electronic pop elements of the soundtrack) is not present in the German version of the film, which features Klaus Doldinger’s score exclusively.

Beth Anderson recorded her lyrics in America separately from Limahl’s. Anderson does not appear in the music video; frequent Limahl backup singer Mandy Newton lip syncs Anderson’s lyrics.

As a reference to the film and its title, the song has no distinctive beginning, nor an end. While many songs fade out, NeverEnding Story not only fades out, but also fades in, thus making it “never ending”.

The NeverEnding Story (Club Mix)  6:07

The NeverEnding Story (Instrumental Version) 5:25

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 The NeverEnding Story U.S. Billboard Hot 100 17
1985 The NeverEnding Story U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
1985 The NeverEnding Story U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club play 10
1985 The NeverEnding Story U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 23


Label: EMI America – V-7854-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Rusty Garner
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – G. Moroder* , K. Forsey*

“An Endless Music Mix”
Recorded In England

From The Motion Picture,

Album version can be heard on:

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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17 Responses to “Limahl – The NeverEnding Story (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this. Do u have Kajagoogoo’s Shouldn’t Do That as well ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think so Omar I will check.


  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Hahaa, wicked.

    I plagued my mum to buy me this on 7″ when I spied an ex-jukebox copy in a newsagents(?!) one day.

    I remember her exact words when I got it home and played it was ‘well that was a lot of fuss about nothing’.

    😀 😀

    Thanks Paul, guess this one really saved his solo career.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty. Nice story full of memories for you 🙂


  3. omar Says:

    Oh yes Paul, Tar Beach (12″) by Limahl ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I know I have that one. I will try to get to it soon 🙂


  4. Amora Says:

    Thanks! Paul
    Long time wait for this posting. Send more, more.kkkkkkkk



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Amora 🙂


  5. M.A. Says:

    Thank you so very much 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome M.A. 🙂


  6. dazz22 Says:

    another good track i remmber getting the spectrum game with the humming intro lol


  7. ric Says:

    Thanks for your re-rip, Paul…always looking to improve on your quality delivered!
    This is a classic 84 single for sure, and his only big solo single.
    Shame really, because he released numerous great ones.
    Inside To Outside, Too Much Trouble, Love In Your Eyes and Only For Love. All very much a part of my mid 80s soundtrack.


  8. Stefano Says:

    You know I’m ALWAYS happy to see a re-rip! Nice to have this 12 inch (with the instrumental) restored on your blog.

    Paul, could you soon take care of the 3 old (and long dead) Barbra Streisand posts? Please? Paul?


  9. Goodguy Says:

    Quite literally, one of the ten best synthpop singles ever recorded. Likely top five, too. Thanks for the re-rip Paul. 🙂

    A good rip of the L’histoire sans fin French 7″ would also be appreciated; I only have a rough mp3 of it. Inside To Outside would be nice too.

    Hey, anyone else think Working Out should have been a single? That’s such a fun track. I wish there were mixes out there.


  10. Gavin Says:

    Still such a fantastic song, thanks Paul 🙂


  11. johnny Says:

    thank you Paul, by the way don´t you have Kajagoogoo Too shy Instrumental version, maybe…well great post.


  12. GGJ Says:

    Great work! I have this LP and still sound great. I got other music that maybe you like to have, if you want it I can send you, just tell me. Thanks for your time and work is great. Receive a salute from México.


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