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
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 The story behind this remix is that the band was not happy with it so it was withdrawn.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.
(Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix)
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*
(Forever) Live And Die (7″ Version) 3:36
This Town 3:46
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|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|
Label: Virgin – VS 888-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Gloss Sleeve
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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FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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