Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (1987/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:53 minutes | 831 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
Whenever You Need Somebody is the debut studio album by English singer Rick Astley, released on 16 November 1987 by RCA Records. It is his best-selling album and, according to his own official website, has sold 15.2 million copies worldwide. The album is listed as the 136th best-selling album in Spain, and was the seventh best-selling album of 1987 in the United Kingdom. A remastered version containing rare remixes and extended versions, was released on 12 April 2010.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary for the Record Store Day UK, a reissue is set to be released on 23 April 2022 as a limited edition with a red vinyl, only 1800 of them will be sold. After 35 years, a 2022 remastered edition of the album is set to be released on 6 May 2022, including a double CD album with a Pianoforte version of “Never Gonna Give You Up”, the reimagined versions of “Together Forever”, “Whenever You Need Somebody”, and “When I Fall In Love” on the CD1 from his compilation album The Best of Me, also included with B-sides, instrumentals, and remixes for the CD2.[better source needed] The Amazon exclusive signed edition of the album was also available to pre-order, all hand-signed and only limited to 2000 copies.[better source needed] Due to the unavoidable global supply chain issues, it was rescheduled to be released on 20 May 2022.
The writing credit of Dick Spatsley on “The Love Has Gone” was a reference to a running gag by Smash Hits magazine that deliberately misspelled his name.
1-1. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (2022 – Remaster) (03:33)
1-2. Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody (2022 – Remaster) (03:53)
1-3. Rick Astley – Together Forever (2022 – Remaster) (03:25)
1-4. Rick Astley – It Would Take a Strong Strong Man (2022 – Remaster) (03:40)
1-5. Rick Astley – The Love Has Gone (2022 – Remaster) (04:19)
1-6. Rick Astley – Don’t Say Goodbye (2022 – Remaster) (04:08)
1-7. Rick Astley – Slipping Away (2022 – Remaster) (03:52)
1-8. Rick Astley – No More Looking for Love (2022 – Remaster) (03:12)
1-9. Rick Astley – You Move Me (2022 – Remaster) (03:42)
1-10. Rick Astley – When I Fall in Love (2022 – Remaster) (03:04)