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

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  1. Black Thumb

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    "Into the Night" is such an intense performance. It really stood out whenever it came on that summer ('80). The biggest hits at the time were smoooothies like Olivia's "Magic" and "Sailing" by Christopher Cross, and then here came Benny just pouring 150% of his soul into it ... wow!
     
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  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I agree with this big time. This was not only a hit in 1980, but also a hit in 1989, that alone shows how timeless the song is.
     
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  3. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    It went out of print in the early 80's and while "Into The Night" was a played every night on a local radio show called "Pillow Talk", even the 45 was gone by 1987 and we had nothing to sell to all of the lovelorn fans who loved it. When it was resurrected in 1989 we sold a bunch, but the album went out of print again in 1991 or 92. It might've been available through Polygram Special Products as a bargin, non-returnable item for awhile and was re-issued again in 2004. I have to say the lyrics to "Into The Night" start out in Roy Moore territory.
     
  4. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The 2004 reissue remains in print to this day for $5.98. The 2004 reissue is compressed according to the DR+ database while older copies such as those pressed by PDO have the dynamic range. I did go on Soulseek to download Into The Night that came from iTunes so that I could try before I bought brand new and that is compressed like heck and obviously deleted the download. I am happy with my PDO pressed copy from the 1980s I bought used.
     
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  5. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    I first heard Benny Mardones when his debut album was released on the soon-to-be-defunct Private Stock (masters likely lost). The title track, All for a Reason (an Alessi Bros cover) is excellent. Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.

     
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  6. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    I bought a copy of this a few years back because Mick Ronson was on it and wasn't digging it, I'll have to give it another spin.
     
  7. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

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    Did they ever put out a greatest hits CD?
     
  8. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    He only had one hit, so it would be pretty short.
     
  9. BeatlesObsessive

    BeatlesObsessive The Earl of Sandwich Ness

    I'm guessing that this song might go over big at some political fundraisers being held of late. Would say Moore but won't.
     
  10. Dingo

    Dingo Forum Resident

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    Great album in every sense. " TOO YOUNG" has one of the most impassioned vocal takes ever recorded. One of the few performances to make me tear up every time. Respect.
     
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  11. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    Into The Night is incredibly produced. Funny you mention this album as I just got it on vinyl a few months ago, suspecting that song would sound amazing and it certainly does. However, I didn't listen to the rest of it but will now!
     
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  12. BryanW

    BryanW Forum Resident

    I picked up "Never Run Never Hide" and his self-titled 1989 album on used CDs in the 90s. I'd turn up "Into the Night" if I heard it today. Just checked on Discogs.com; surprised to see that he released nine albums (Benny Mardones ).
    Yes: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000000DEP/
     
  13. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    I recall that he performed at a Roy Orbison tribute concert in the late '80s and blew everyone off the stage!
     
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  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    He is a great singer, no surprise that he would blow everybody away.
     
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  15. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

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    I remember I could not stand this song back in the 80s. It seemed so overblown and cheesy. Then many years ago, back when I used to watch soaps, someone put together a video montage of clips showing my favorite General Hospital couple, using this song as the background. I have loved it ever since. Even though I stopped caring about GH some time ago, I still have appreciation for the song itself. I will have to check out the rest of the album, thanks!
     
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  16. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    You're welcome
     
  17. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Hometown Girls was the followup single to "Into The Night" with the B-Side being "Crazy Boy." The B-Side of "Into The Night" is "She's So French."
     
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  18. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    This was released as a promo single to radio.
     
  19. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    One of the best songs on the whole album.
     
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  20. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Here are the Billboard chart peaks for the Never Run Never Hide album.

    Chart (1980) Peak position
    U.S. Billboard Hot 200 #65
    Chart (1989) Peak position
    U.S. Billboard Hot 200 #178
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    The Into The Night single:
    Chart (1980) Peak position
    Canadian Singles Chart #12
    New Zealand Singles Chart #29
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11

    Chart (1981) Peak position
    Australian Singles Chart #19

    Chart (1989) Peak position
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
    U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart #20
    U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart #23
     
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  21. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Hometown Girls bubbled under as a single peaking at #103.
     
  22. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Amazing how some songs that some people despised back in the day end up being loved by some of the people who despised the song over time.
     
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  23. johnniedee

    johnniedee Forum Resident

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  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The reason why this will be his final show is his Parkinson's has advanced to the point that he has to retire.
     
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  25. paulewalnutz

    paulewalnutz Forum Resident

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    Finally found a mint copy and a promo to boot. $5
     
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