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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

So – Are You Sure (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 17th, 2015


A. Front

“Are You Sure” is a single by English duo So featuring Marcus Bell and Mark Long, who were previously members of a band called The Opposition. “Are You Sure” reached #61 in the UK and #41 in the United States in February 1988.

Are You Sure (Dance Mix) 7:42
Engineer – Ron St. Germain
Engineer [Assistant] – Dennis Mitchell
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – François Kevorkian

Are You Sure (Dub Mix) 5:06
Engineer – Ron St. Germain
Engineer [Assistant] – Dennis Mitchell
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – François Kevorkian

Are You Sure (Single Edit) 4:08
Producer, Engineer – Walter Turbitt

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Are You Sure U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #41


Label: EMI-Manhattan Records ‎– V-56077
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Written-By – Bell*, Long*

Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
From the LP “Horseshoe In The Glove”

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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11 Responses to “So – Are You Sure (US 12″)”

  1. MillCity9 Says:

    I took a deep breath when this one was posted. This one has been a part of my 80s playlist for years but my rip from CD has always sounded flat and I haven’t heard the dance remix or seen the artwork so I can’t wait to give it a listen. It’s sort of hard song to find these days so this was a most welcome surprise. Thank you for posting as some of these songs you have posted are part of my life like the picture of my wife on my bed stand or the memory of fishing with my grandfather.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MillCity9 I love this song too 🙂


  2. OMAR Says:

    Wow. I remember this one Paul. Thanks again.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, I keep saying to myself, “I think I know this one, but I’m not so sure.” So looking forward to getting home to give it a spin. I really appreciate this “new” music. A lot of the times, it becomes my new favorite. Such gifts you bestow on our ears.

    Many Thanks,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff this is one of my favorites hope you like it 🙂


  4. Roy Mahoney Says:

    OMG! I use to so, so love this song. It was one of my big favourites at the time and kind of forgotten it over the years, but now you bring it all back for me. Rekindled memories and what a brilliant mix as well.
    Massive thanks for this Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy 🙂


  5. Gilbert Says:

    Another one of those obscure, underrated synth-pop group. I’ve known about this group from my brother who got an album by them. Never heard the Kevorkian mix until now. Thanks for this rare gem and Happy holidays!


  6. Yog Says:

    Wow a nice discovery for me !

    I just checked the video on YT and I love it 🙂

    Thanks Paul.


  7. lfc Says:

    Gracias, gracias gracias.


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