Rick Astley

Whenever You Need Somebody

  • Released: 06/05/2022
  • Label: BMG
  • Genre: Pop

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‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ is the worldwide smash hit debut album from Rick Astley. 2022 marks the 35th Anniversary of the multi-platinum selling album that topped the album charts in the UK, Australia, Germany and Spain and Top 10 in many more. It is an album that has defined a generation of 80s pop music, helmed by the legendary songwriting trio, Stock Aitken and Waterman.

Remastered at Abbey Road, it is this album that gifted the World one of the most instantly recognizable and best-loved singles of all time ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, plus the hit singles ‘Together Forever’, title track ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ and Rick’s cover of the Nat King Cole classic ‘When I Fall In Love’.

Curated with the and sequenced with input from Rick himself, the new double CD reissue features 31 tracks including the remastered original album plus b-sides, remixes and Rick’s own reimagined versions of the original singles from the album. The double CD also comes with an expanded booklet that includes previously unseen photographs of Rick from 1987/1988 and liner notes written by Craig McLean, featuring contributions from Rick, Mike Stock and Pete Waterman.
Tracklist

1CD (2022 Remaster) – Digi-Sleeve
1. Never Gonna Give You Up - 2022 Remaster
2. Whenever You Need Somebody - 2022 Remaster
3. Together Forever - 2022 Remaster
4. It Would Take A Strong Strong Man - 2022 Remaster
5. The Love Has Gone - 2022 Remaster
6. Don’t Say Goodbye - 2022 Remaster
7. Slipping Away - 2022 Remaster
8. No More Looking For Love - 2022 Remaster
9. You Move Me - 2022 Remaster
10. When I Fall In Love - 2022 Remaster

2CD (2022 Remaster Deluxe Edition – With Bonus Tracks) – Digi Sleeve
CD1
1. Never Gonna Give You Up - 2022 Remaster
2. Whenever You Need Somebody - 2022 Remaster
3. Together Forever - 2022 Remaster
4. It Would Take A Strong Strong Man - 2022 Remaster
5. The Love Has Gone - 2022 Remaster
6. Don’t Say Goodbye - 2022 Remaster
7. Slipping Away - 2022 Remaster
8. No More Looking For Love - 2022 Remaster
9. You Move Me - 2022 Remaster
10. When I Fall In Love - 2022 Remaster
11. My Arms Keep Missing You
12. I'll Never Set You Free - 7” Mix
13. Just Good Friends
14. Never Gonna Give You Up (Pianoforte)
15. Together Forever (Reimagined)
16. Whenever You Need Somebody (Reimagined)
17. When I Fall In Love (Reimagined)
CD2
1. Never Gonna Give You Up (Phil Harding 12” Mix)
2. Together Forever (Lover's Leap Remix)
3. My Arms Keep Missing You (The "Where's The Harry" Remix)
4. Whenever You Need Somebody (XK 150 Mix)
5. My Arms Keep Missing You (Bruno's Remix)
6. Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake Mix)
7. Whenever You Need Somebody (Lonely Hearts Mix)
8. My Arms Keep Missing You (No L Mix)
9. Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From Newton Mix)
10. Together Forever (House Of Love Mix)
11. Whenever You Need Somebody (Rick Sets It Off Mix)
12. Never Gonna Give You Up (Instrumental)
13. It Would Take A Strong Strong Man (Instrumental)
14. Whenever You Need Somebody (Instrumental)

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