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Animotion – Let Him Go (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 7th, 2015


A. Front

“Let Him Go” was the second single released by American new wave band Animotion from their self titled debut album. Released as the follow-up single to the bands top ten hit “Obsession”, “Let Him Go” failed to have the same chart success only peaking at #39 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In the UK the song reached #78.

Let Him Go (The Freedom Mix) 6:02
Engineer [Remix] – Jay Burnett, The Latin Rascals
Remix – John Ryan, Mark Kamins

Holding You 4:42

Let Him Go (Dub Mix) 7:38
Engineer [Remix] – Jay Burnett, The Latin Rascals
Remix – John Ryan, Mark Kamins

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Let Him Go U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #39


Label: Mercury ‎– MSX 76236
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – John Ryan
Written-By – B. Wadhams*

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

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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14 Responses to “Animotion – Let Him Go (Canada 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    I must say I’m only familiar with all the mixes of Obsession. But Let Him Go was equally as good. Thanks Paul once again.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, you surely press the right buttons with me when you have a release that features The Latin Rascals on the song. I love these guys. Also, I love Mark Kamins as well. I mean, here is the guy responsible for producing Madonna’s first 12-inch. I’m so sad he’s gone but his legacy lives on via awesome people like you who preserves our dance music history. You’re a celebration to so many things Paul.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I knew when I saw Latin Rascals listed on this one Jeff it would be one you would love. I hope that you like it 🙂


  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    I didn’t know this version,
    but the presence of Jay Burnett,The Latin Rascals and Mark Kamins (RIP)
    all together for this remix is awesome.

    Good choice, DJ Paul!


    BE.D12'' Reply:

    Hi again Paul,
    have you got also some remixes of Nuance & Vikki Love
    always made by Kamins with The Rascals?

    Thanks as always.
    You’re my shining star.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” 🙂


  4. Erick Says:

    I never Heard this remix… thanks for this new discovering…


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Erick 🙂


  5. Joey Says:

    These guys always kinda reminded me of Berlin. They really epitomize the 80’s aesthetic, the look, the sound, with “obsession” being frequent background music to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Wow, look at that picture of the band, it’s like the first day of school, you have a lot of variety of 80’s style there, you can’t get much more 80’s than that! Thanks for this one, it will be a fun listen.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I totally agree Joey you can’t get much more 80’s than this. Have fun listening 🙂


  6. Cory Says:

    Fun!!! Thanks for this one Paul! Funny, I didn’t know this song had a 12″ remixed version!! 😀


  7. CL Says:

    🙂 Thanks Paul!


  8. wolfie Says:

    I recently “rediscovered” Animotion a few months back – forgotten how good they were. Thanks again xxx


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