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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – (Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 25th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

This is the first U.K. 12″ pressing for the Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) single “(Forever) Live and Die”. Remixed by American remixer John “Tokes” Potoker. The story behind this remix is that the band was not happy with it so it was withdrawn. Virgin Records had already printed about 5,000 copies crediting John “Tokes” Potoker as the remixer. Some of these copies did make it into record shops.

The band later went with the Tom Lord-Alge remix and ir was later released. I posted that mix back in April 2014.

The single was a Top 10 hit in Canada and many European territories, and a Top 20 hit in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It was the last of the group’s singles to reach the UK Top 20 before Humphreys left in 1989, and Andy McCluskey continued OMD on his own.

SIDE A:
(Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix)
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
(Forever) Live And Die (7″ Version) 3:36
This Town 3:46

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #19
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #25
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 888-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Gloss Sleeve
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Tom Lord-Alge
Producer – Stephen Hague

NOTES:
The picture sleeve on this release has a Gloss finish on both sides, there is an alternate sleeve that has a matte finish.

From the LP “THE PACIFIC AGE”

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B. Back

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: Manual
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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34 Responses to “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – (Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this OMD gem.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. ex15 Says:

    Another gem indeed…

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul! 🙂

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    ex15 Reply:

    I actually think this is the better mix…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Ex15 don’t really know why the band disliked it.

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  3. Jeff Says:

    You flat out amaze and THRILL me each and every time Paul!! Your collection is beyond huge and you really have these most coveted singles by all our faves! And, you really take the utmost care and respect to your vinyl. Getting a rip from you is like getting a “limited-edition” remaster — A gift of music that just touches the heart and soul. I love all the work you do and cherish these sonic treasures. I so love you Paul. Mega-thanks and appreciation!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re comments alwys make me smile Jeff. Thank you 🙂

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  4. Robert Says:

    Back into the O.M.D. and a rare one at that! This is just great, Paul! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Robert 🙂

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  5. No name Says:

    Have never heard this one before; thanks for it as always!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome No Name 🙂

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  6. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul for this and the other OMD post!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Guss 🙂

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  7. Ataru Says:

    i have this in italian 12” print … thanks for this rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ataru 🙂

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  8. J Says:

    Thanks Paul for the flood of OMD! This song has always been one of my favorites!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome J 🙂

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  9. gonzalo76 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gonzalo76 🙂

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  10. Kurt B. Reighley Says:

    Thanks for the mid-period OMD binge these past few days. You might get a kick out of my recent interview with them on the KEXP Blog.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kurt B. 🙂 Thanks for the interview.

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  11. Stefano Says:

    Thanks for another OMD post, keep them coming up! Love it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. I will probably do more after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  12. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Just a quick note that the title of the download is ifyouleaveotokermixmp / 16 /flac rather than foreverpotokermixmp / 16 / flac i.e. you’ve named it wrong!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know Neil. I have corrected the links 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    No prob i thought you might like to know and subsequently correct 🙂

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  13. Retrojunkie Says:

    hi mate i thought id let you know theres a problem with track one on this upload!! i cant get it to playback in any capacity.

    cheers Andy

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    NKelly Reply:

    I think as i had a small problem i knew what the issue is. It’s because there are so many characters in the upload especially on track 1. Try and amend it. Amended mine to OMD – (Forever) [FLAC] foreverpotoker16.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Couldn’t get track 1 to play on my VLC media player for sometime till i amended the file to the short name above. Had this problem for years. It’s the same when extracting files if the names are really long it’ll miss them out. Had to amend one the other day to 1 character and 1 song still didn’t extract! I also have a problem with burning FLAC files onto CD which is why i have to download the MP3 & FLAC from Paul’s site. Then burn MP3 first and FLAC after. If i don’t do that and i have a FLAC file at start of CD it creates a blank space for about 5 secnds around 3 minutes into the CD. Tried different makes of CDR and different burning programmes. Never been able to get to the bottom of it either. Anyone?

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  14. MillCity9 Says:

    This post represents why I’m a fan of this site. Rare or limited editions of songs from quality bands. Growing up in a small town, I never had access or the money to find such gems but it did not mean I did not know about these versions and never gave up looking for them. Thank you for ending a twenty five year search.

    Oh and this a little late but thank you for the wonderful October posts. You really did well with themes and the cassette rip and an eight track album as well.

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I’m looking forward to hearing this mix.

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  16. dazz22 Says:

    intresting dont think iv heard this version

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  17. woz Says:

    Awesome post! 🙂

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  18. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Excellent! Thank.
    I wasn´t aware the Potoker 12″ was withdrawn. So I´m one of the lucky 5,000 😉

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