Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“The NeverEnding Story” (titled “The Never Ending Story (L’histoire sans fin)” in the French version) is the title song from the English version of the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. The English version was performed by Limahl and Beth Anderson; the French version was performed by Limahl and Ann Calvert. It was a success in many countries, reaching No. 1 in Norway and Sweden, No. 2 in Austria, Germany and Italy, No. 4 in the UK and No. 6 in the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
The song was composed by Giorgio Moroder with lyrics by Keith Forsey, although it (and other electronic pop elements of the soundtrack) is not present in the German version of the film, which features Klaus Doldinger’s score exclusively.
Beth Anderson recorded her lyrics in America separately from Limahl’s. Anderson does not appear in the music video; frequent Limahl backup singer Mandy Newton lip syncs Anderson’s lyrics.
As a reference to the film and its title, the song has no distinctive beginning, nor an end. While many songs fade out, NeverEnding Story not only fades out, but also fades in, thus making it “never ending”.
The NeverEnding Story (Club Mix) 6:04
The NeverEnding Story (Instrumental Version) 5:24
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1985||“The NeverEnding Story”||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||17|
|1985||“The NeverEnding Story”||U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||6|
|1985||“The NeverEnding Story”||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play||10|
|1985||“The NeverEnding Story”||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||23|
Label: EMI America
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Credits: Mixed By – Rusty Garner
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – G. Moroder* , K. Forsey*
“An Endless Music Mix”
Recorded In England
From The Motion Picture, “The Never Ending Story”
Album version can be heard on Don’t Suppose….,ST-1742
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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