Friday, 30 March 2018

Day 30 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 30

Our final selection in our favourite 80s 12 Inch Vinyl Singles, next week we will be releasing a 2 part show counting down our chart for the Top 30 Vinyl 80s 12 Inch Singles.

Please not the records are not in the order of how we have featured them on our blog, so it will be a nice surprise to hear our countdown!

The Assembly - Never Never (Extended Version)

If there is one person that has a profound effect on me where music is concerned, it has to be Vince Clarke, a genius at creating catchy, melodic synthpop songs.

It is no surprise to see Vince featured with 3 tracks in this Top 30 feature, with 3 separate projects, Yazoo, Erasure and the short lived The Assembly.

The Assembly only released one single and that is the achingly beautiful “Never Never”, which features Feargal Sharkey on vocals, a perfect partnership for this particular track. Again I think this is another timeless masterpiece, still refreshing to listen to after all these years. A perfect blend of electronics and acoustic guitar, something Vince is very good at.

The A Side features an extender version of “Never Never”, which has a running time of nearly 6 minutes, whilst on the B Side, we have an extender version of the track “Stop/Start”, an instrumental gem, which features the Casio VL-Tone 1 calculator/music instrument, now seen as a classic little keyboard, I bought one when it came out and still have it!

The single was released in October 1983 and reached number 4 in the UK Singles chart.


A1 Never Never (Extended Version) 5:53
B1 Stop/Start (Extended Version) 4:22

You can actually get a used copy of the Vinyl 12 Inch Single from Amazon for just over £4, which is a bargain, it is available here:

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