Posted by DjPaulT on 6th January 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!
Originally posted June 7, 2010
“Never Can Say Goodbye” is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5 in 1971.
In 1987, British synth-pop band The Communards had a hit with a pop-dance cover of the Clifton Davis classic, which was featured on their second album, Red.
Their version reached number four in the UK Singles Chart, number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in the U.S. The group had reached number one on those charts covering another 1970s classic, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, in 1986.
The Communards version was also featured in the episode “Father’s Day”, which was set in 1987, in the first series of the revived Doctor Who. It also could be heard in the final episode of Whites, featuring a dance number by Stephen Wight and recently as the signature tune to the British comedy series Vicious.
Never Can Say Goodbye 11:14
Never Can Say Goodbye (Dub Mix) 5:45
Never Can Say Goodbye (Instrumental) 5:42
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1988||Never Can Say Goodbye||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#51|
|1988||Never Can Say Goodbye||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#2|
Label: MCA Records – L33-17469
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Promotion Only Not For Sale
For Mastermix Productions
Original version appears on the MCA LP “RED”
Recorded In England
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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Tags: 1987, Jimmy Somerville, Never Can Say Goodbye, Never Can Say Goodbye (Dub Mix), Never Can Say Goodbye (Instrumental), Promo, Shep Pettibone, The Communards, US 12"
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