Benny Mardones - Never Run Never Hide (the album with the hit version of Into The Night on it)

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  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Yes, this is the album with Into The Night on it and I think it deserves its own thread as it does have some great rockers on it including She's So French and American Bandstand. According to the DR+ database, there is a secret remaster of the CD which is more compressed than the original CD pressing, pressed by PDO in the 1980s. The remaster and the original disc have the same UPC, same catalog number and everything so if you happen to have a PDO US pressed CD copy of this album, keep it. If you buy it used, keep an eye out on which pressing you have.
    Album list - Dynamic Range Database

    Here are the track listings of the album:
    01-She's So French
    02-Mighta Been Love
    03-Into The Night
    04-Crazy Boy
    05-Hold Me Down
    06-American Bandstand
    07-Hey Baby
    08-Hometown Girls
    09-Too Young

    This would make a great Audio Fidelity SACD issue as it is a very well recorded album and Into The Night is a classic hit.

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  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Anyone else on this forum a fan of this album?
     
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  4. krock2009

    krock2009 Forum Resident

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    A classic hit, ad it's a shame his 1989 self titled "blue" album didn't go anywhere.
     
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  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    While the Never Run Never Hide album with the original version became the perennial seller.
     
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  6. krock2009

    krock2009 Forum Resident

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    Obviously. But the 1989 record was supposed to be his comeback.
     
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  7. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I know but it didn't work out that way. He still performs occasionally although he has Parkinson's.

    www.bennymardones.com
     
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    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  9. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    I love the original.I always put it on my Yacht Rock compilations. I remember hear this song and Cliff Richard-We Don't Talk Anymore constantly on B106.7 WTCB Columbia, SC in the mid 80's.
     
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  10. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Do you have Never Run Never Hide? If not, pick it up and if you are buying used, I hope you'd come across a PDO pressed CD or the vinyl LP.
     
  11. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    No I have the original version of Into the Night. Sounds good to my ears.
     
  12. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Pick up the album as you'd love it.
     
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  13. paulewalnutz

    paulewalnutz Well-Known Member

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    Mantua,NJ
    I've been trying to find a vinyl copy for awhile. Into The Night is one of those songs that never gets old for me. Great thread.
     
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  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Go on eBay and order one.
     
  15. paulewalnutz

    paulewalnutz Well-Known Member

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    Mantua,NJ
    I had a bad experience with Ebay & Discogs with vinyl so I'm leery if I can't check it out now.
     
  16. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santiago de Chile
    I haven't meet Benny , but I worked closely with his half brother for more than a decade. His family story is very uncommon, Benny's father being someone who arrived to the USA by mere coincidence (he was a sailor) and stayed there at least until Benny's birth, eventually moving back to Chile with a new family. I learned that early in his life Benny cut ties with his family and faced some substance abuse problems after he hit big with Into the Night. Who wouldn't,.
     
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  17. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Interesting story.
     
  18. Rockerbox

    Rockerbox Well-Known Member

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    London, Kentucky
    Major Benny fan here. Like all of his albums, I'll cherish "Never Run Never Hide" until the day I die.
    "She's So French" has one of the most exciting acapella intros of all time....with the greatest scream since Alice Cooper's after the guitar solo on Under My Wheels! Plus power chords right up there with Baba O'Riley.
    "Too Young" is one of the most dramatic pieces of music and performances since Detroit Rock City.
    "Hey Baby" is one of the greatest lovemaking songs since "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".
    As a matter of fact, the only 'throwaway' on the entire album, "American Bandstand", is an upbeat heartwarmer about the legendary Dick Clark.

    Actually, the only album by Benny that I find disappointing is 1995's "Stand By Your Man" which is Benny and his producer trying wayyyy too hard to appeal to the Michael Bolton demographic....and results in something like a cheap dollar-store brand version of a said Michael Bolton album.
    Other than that, ANY Benny Mardones album will fill the heart.
     
  19. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    Great album! I’ve owned the CD since the late '80s.
     
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  20. paulewalnutz

    paulewalnutz Well-Known Member

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    There was a really good interview I saw on youtube awhile back where he gets into detail about how he & Robert Tepper wrote Into The Night.
     
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  21. johnniedee

    johnniedee Member

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    This album brings back so many great memories. When it was released received major air play on the two AOR fm stations here in Syracuse NY. And Benny became a hometown favorite playing concerts here frequently. Outside of Ohio ( Cleveland? ) his following was never bigger than here in CNY. And Benny still gets up here around Christmas time for his annual concert. Great album. I have the original CD when it was first released. Thanks for the thread. I will have to dig it out and give it a listen. It's been while.
     
  22. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  23. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    Into the Night is one of those great cruisin around songs like Dream Weaver and Don't Fear the Reaper.
     
  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Yes it is. One of the best 80s AOR power ballads ever.
     
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  25. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I'm glad I brought you guys back some memories.
     
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