Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12″ Promo

Very Brief:
Let’s dive into the next record of the week and give a listen to the Greg Kihn Band. They haven’t been around quite as long as yesterday’s legendary group, The Kinks, but they have been releasing records and touring since the mid-70s. However, their first taste of pop success didn’t come until the 80s. In 1981 the group scored a #15 hit with “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” from their ‘RocKihnRoll’ LP. Their next triumph came from the album ‘Kihnspiracy’ which featured the #2 pop and #1 dance single “Jeopardy” in 1983. The follow-up single to “Jeopardy” was “Love Never Fails”. Well, love may never fail but, this single failed to reach the Top 40 despite the strong lead-in from “Jeopardy”. Chart success aside, this isn’t a bad record, if you were pleased by the band’s hit singles, this one presented a very similar, toe-tapping sound. The ever-reliable John Luongo was at the controls for the “Long Remix” on the a-side and the 8:02 “Dub” on the b-side.

I particularly like the last verse of this tune: “There are good times, there are bad times, There are times that can’t be found, You can get ’em, don’t forget ’em, And don’t let ’em bring me down”

Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12" PromoThe Source:
Label: Beserkley Records
Catalog#: ED 4913
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983

Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12" PromoThe A Side:
Love Never Fails (Long Remix) 6:33

The B Side:
Love Never Fails (Dub) 8:02

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 6/4/83 77 59 6
Hot Dance/Disco 6/18/83   30 8

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


Love Never Fails FLAC

Love Never Fails MP3

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Enjoy and get it on!

Love Never Fails

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2 Responses to “Greg Kihn Band (1983) Love Never Fails 12″ Promo”

  1. wallyaudio says:

    Thanks so much, these are the rare 12″ that I like to find here!

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