Paul Rutherford ‎– Get Real

4th & Broadway ‎– 12 BRW 113
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


A Get Real (Happy House Mix) 7:22
B1 Get Real 3:35
B2 Happy Face 4:24

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℗ 1988 Island Records Ltd.
Manufactured and distributed by Island®.
Made in Gt. Britain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014474 011368
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts side A): 12BRW 113 A - 2U - 1 - 1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts side B): 12BRW 113 B - 1U - 1 - |

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12 BRX 113 Paul Rutherford Get Real (Sinister)(12", Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 113 UK 1988 Sell This Version
K 654, BRW 113 Paul Rutherford Get Real(7", Single) Festival Records, 4th & Broadway K 654, BRW 113 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
K 656 Paul Rutherford Get Real(7", Ltd) 4th & Broadway K 656 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
111 867 Paul Rutherford Get Real(7", Single, Promo) Island Records 111 867 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
12 BRW 113 Paul Rutherford Get Real (Happy House Mix)(12", Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 113 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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September 27, 2017
Quite frankly this track is just bloody wonderful, end of.


May 6, 2017
edited 11 months ago

The tune that made Acid House popular. Probably one of the best acid loops I've heard in a track. Sure acid house was around but this track really made it popular in the clubs.

I'm still amazed that members of 2 synthpop bands (ABC & FGTH) from the early '80s could make a cutting edge underground club classic.

Happy Face is 6:50 not 4:24 (just like the CD single [Paul Rutherford - Get Real]).


March 21, 2017
Classic tunes from 1988 both Get Real and Happy Face - if anything sums up London clubs in 1988 give any of these mixes a play.These really are right on one matey!


January 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
A belgian boccaccio club dj mix tape bought in 1988 brought me here :)


September 2, 2014
I really love that song but i want an instrumental version for karaoke


March 18, 2014
Get real (Happy House Mix) is an absolute Acid house classic, from 1989 it still sounds fresh now. Trust me if you like classic acid house or tough, slightly alien sounding house in general you with love this. Lee Coombs loves old acid house and this is one of his and Ivan Smagghe's-Blackstrobe faves. It was also the track used on DJ History website and Bill Brewster turned me onto it. Once you have it in your life you won't know how your collection was complete without. As a DJ I try and find any excuse to play it.


July 15, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
Classic classic acid house here . Repetative ascending acid lines , snare on the 2nd and 4th beat , haunting warm lush pads and at times an almost vitriolic vocal from paul rutherford are a strange mix , but boy do they work !. The first half of the track is very hypnotic and builds very nicely to a tougher ending .Towards the end the speak and spell vocal asks us ' Are u happy ? 'in comes the 2nd (or 3rd ?) 303 , the claps from the 808 kick in and the track is suddenly giving you a bit of a beating !. The only bad thing is that this doesnt continue a bit longer to a tremendous head mashing acid crescendo .One to definately own !