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UB40 – If It Happens Again (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 27th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A Side Label

yellow hype

Originally posted March 26, 2010

“If It Happens Again” is a song and single written and performed by British group, UB40. It was featured on their album Geffery Morgan and was released in 1984 reaching #9, on the UK charts, staying for eight weeks. It also made #9 on the Irish charts and #8 on the Dutch charts.

The song was written as the group’s response to Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party’s victory in the 1983 UK election. It contains the lines “If it happens again I’m leaving, I’ll pack my things and go… I won’t say I told you so” and is considered a protest song of the time.

SIDE A:
If It Happens Again (Dance Mix) 6:25

SIDE B:
Nkomo A Go-Go (Dance Mix) 4:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: DEP International ‎– DEP 11-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Music By, Lyrics By – UB40
Producer – Howard Gray, UB40
Producer [Assistant] – Ray’Pablo’Falconer*

NOTES:
From the forthcoming album “Geffery Morgan…”

Find the 12″ DISCOGS

B Side Label

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
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 Removal: 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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21 Responses to “UB40 – If It Happens Again (UK 12″)”

  1. Rafael Cova Says:

    ohhh wooow THANKS PAUL for this, You make my day, thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rafael Cova 🙂

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  2. David Says:

    FINALLY some UB40 material on my favourite blog. They’ve released so many great 12 inch singles between 1980 and 1987. I hope you gonna post more of their 12 inch singles like you did with the likes of Wham!, Sheena Easton, Olivia Newton John and others.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    It did of course appear on the site before but i’ve never personally seen it to my knowledge…

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Yes!! Another one to cross off the list!! I so enjoy these re-rips of the tracks I’ve missed the first time around. It’s the coolest feeling in the world to have DjPaulT’s classics shine once again via new equipment and well-honed skills. Paul, like I’ve said before, you’re an artist in your own right because of the HUGE TALENT you showcase with your knowledge and prowess of ripping vinyl. I hear these vintage songs and I am emotionally, spiritually (and, of course, physically!) moved. You are an Audio Angel and I love your light. UB40 feels so good for the season of Summer. Thank you for this and so much, much more.

    You fill us up with elation!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jeff I know some of you have been waiting a long time to get the UB40 singles re-ripped. Enjoy! 🙂

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  4. NKelly Says:

    Whilst my initial response was disappointment because of this being a re-rip as opposed to something new it seems that this isn’t even on my hard drive. Guess it was taken from the site many years ago. I’m now extremely happy as not only did i not have this in it’s inferior 2010 rip but i’m also a huge fan of this song. Makes me wonder what other gems i’ve missed either from a hard drive failure back in time or only being here since around 2011 or 2012. Many thanks whatever the facts! Love it

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil so happy that you now have this one. I did originally rip this one way back in 2010 so it was due for an update 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    Haven’t heard UB40 stuff for a while. Their early records were the best. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. mothloop Says:

    You have no idea how much I love this era of UB40 music. Their singles are like gold to me. Thank you so very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very, very welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    There are two sides to UB40.
    This is the good side!

    One In Ten, Food For Thought, Love Is All Is All Right, all great tracks.
    Please don’t stray beyond Cherry Oh Baby (with the exception of Rat In Mi Kitchen, lol).

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    mothloop Reply:

    I’m with you on that one! Whoa whoa whoa yeah… 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ok Jermajesty I will try not to stray onto the bad side of UB40 🙂

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  8. ex15 Says:

    Thank you…

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    The Brits leaving the EU is a bad choice. Such a big decision that affects the children of your children shouldn’t have been decided by a simple majority, but a 2/3 majority, at least 67% of the votes needed to take such a step. Now almost half the voters in the UK didn’t wont to leave!
    Paul, you made the right choice posting this 2 excellent tracks today!
    If it happens again and you US people choose that freak Trump for president, I will go-go to another planet…
    See my Putin-Trump duel comment!
    http://burningtheground.net/2015/12/wham-last-christmas-us-12-limited-edition/

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The Britexit is not only affecting the UK but also countries around the world including the US. You can be confident that I will NOT be voting for Trump.

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  10. music_fan Says:

    DJ Paul,

    Just wondering if you’ll ever consider 1990s music? My favorite era is 1980s but the 1990s had Brit pop – (Oasis/Charlatans/Blur etc), Seal, Fat Boy Slim, acid house dance music.

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