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Rick Astley – Together Forever (Super Dub Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 7th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Side A

“Together Forever” 1988 Super Dub Remix mixed by Pete Hammond for PWL.

A very rare 12″ release from Crocodile Records in the USA, giving you the very hard to get SUPER DUB Remix of Rick’s US #11 hit single “Together Forever” and a MEGAMIX on the flip side including “Don’t Say Goodbye”, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, “Whenever You Need Somebody” & “Together Forever”.

TThe mastering on this record is pretty good considering it was released on an independant label. There is a bit of a drop out during the end fade of both tracks but it doesn’t really affect the enjoyment of the record.

SDE A:
Together Forever (Super Dub Remix) 6:15
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Pete Hammond
Written-By – Stock – Aitken – Waterman*

SIDE B:
R. A. Megamix 9:38
Ba Don’t Say Goodbye
Bb Never Gonna Give You Up
Bc Whenever You Need Somebody
Bd Together Forever

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Together Forever U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Together Forever U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #2
1988 Together Forever U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Crocodile Records (2) ‎– STU-1873
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Euro House
Credits: Co-Producer – P. Harding And I. Curnow*
Producer – Stock Aitken Waterman*

NOTES:
B-side is a Rick Astley Megamix
Recorded & Mixed at PWL Studios 1 & 2

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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24 Responses to “Rick Astley – Together Forever (Super Dub Remix) (US 12″)”

  1. Ally Says:

    Could someone explain how it is that this record was released on an independent label?

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Hmmm, I wonder! Google is your friend, my friend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I don’t know this label only had four releases two of them Rick Astley and they are hard as hell to find. I couldn’t find much info about the label or remix. Here is the Crocodile Records release page on Discogs:

    http://www.discogs.com/label/Crocodile+Records+%282%29

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  2. Kyler Says:

    Wow, I’ve always loved this song! Thanks so much many times over, DjPaulT, for your hard work!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Kyler 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    Another rare one! Nice. Don’t know this version at all.
    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Enjoy!

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  4. Sean Says:

    Thankyou a true gem 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sean 🙂

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  5. giorgios-greece Says:

    hey dj!!!!!!

    i have no more words to speak about the phenomenon,his name is DJPAULT!!!!!!!!!!!

    loveu-loveu-loveu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    every day is a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Giorgios-Greece it’s nice to see you commenting. Missed you 🙂

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  6. Guss Says:

    Very Very Rare!!! Thank You Paul =)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  7. Nuwave Says:

    Fantastic DjPaulT another gem you have shared with us!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Nuwave 🙂

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  8. ric Says:

    WOW! This is another winner with me, Paul!
    I was just thinking of the Latin Rascals Remix for Don’t Say Goodbye just yesterday, and wondering if you have that 12″, and then you post this!!!
    Hugs going out to you for this, my friend!
    I know you’re looking for that other 12″ too, so hopefully you can track it down one day.
    BTW, I left a comment on the Cher post yesterday, but it disappeared when I checked again today. Same with the comment I left on DJ Richie’s site…very weird! I thought Halloween is over and done with?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric. Yes I am looking for the “Don’t Say Goodbye Girl” 12″ also released on this label it has been eluding me lol. They also released a Nick Kamen 12″ that includes a Megamix and a couple of other remixes. I’m hunting that one too. Not sure what happened to your comment I don’t think my spam filter would have gotten it unless you put a bunch of links in the comment or bad language. I know you would never do that anyway 🙂 I will look into it and if I find the comment I will see that it gets posted. Sorry bout that my friend.

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  9. Jeff Says:

    Paul, your mighty prowess to locate original and RARE mixes knocks me out of my skin each and everytime!! Shoot!!! Incredible, just incredible. How do you do it? The mission and commitment you have for ressurecting vinyl classics is stupendous. I salivate when I look at your site each and everyday. I love what you love and thanks for brining out the AWESOME in 80’s music. I so want to see your name on future compilations of classic music; and not just to remaster vinyl, but to work on master tapes. You have mad skills my friend. It is an honor discovering you and your talents. AND you are such the unbelievably nice guy!!! I really like you Paul. You’re genuine and sweet and BRILLIANT!!! So great to comment on your excellence.

    All the best!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jeff I am at a loss for words you made even tear up a bit. I appreciate you so much for understanding what I do and appreciating it 🙂 I just love music and I have always seeked out the cool rare things I get a thrill from it. So thank you again for being a valued asset to my site.

    Paul

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  10. Devotion Says:

    Thank you very musch…

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  11. esmix65 Says:

    Thanks Paul for this post, but …
    Well…How can i say this …( i don’t wanna be rude..)
    it’s the worst Rick Astley’s remix (?!) i’ve ever heard!
    I agree with you, it’s not a commercial release…and i understand why!

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  12. Trikke Says:

    It’s been a while since I posted here, but now I couldn’t resist.
    Thanks Paul for the post, but I have to agree with Esmix65…what an awfull mix :-).
    But it’s nice to have in the collection so don’t see this as criticism 🙂
    I am pretty sure this is a bootleg remix that wasn’t done by Pete Hammond at all in spite what’s on the label.
    Pete’s mixes were much cleaner and to the point.
    I think in those days the Astley/PWL tracks were all officially released by RCA in the U.S.
    Keep up the good work Paul !

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  13. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    OMFG! how could i have missed this awesome post! Do you realize how rare this record is specially in a Near Mint condition too.

    I have not heard of this yet so i cannot comment. All I know on is those days when a promo is carried out, it’s usually under the artist’s home label in this case RCA. So it’s kinda baffling situation. I know this released was much talked about few months back on the Hit Factory Forum.

    In any case, thank you so much! good or bad, i am so glad for this post.

    PS. hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some rest.

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  14. Conner Says:

    so, so awesome. Thanks!

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