Alexander O'Neal ‎– Fake

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Fake (Edited Version) 3:10
A Broken Heart Can Mend 3:40

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZS4-07100 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Styrene, Car) Tabu Records ZS4-07100 US 1987 Sell This Version
650859 7 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Edited Version)(7", Single, pic) Epic 650859 7 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
TBU 650859 6, 650859 6 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Extended Version) (12") Tabu Records, EPIC TBU 650859 6, 650859 6 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
TBU 650859 6, 650859 6 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Tabu Records, Tabu Records TBU 650859 6, 650859 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
12AP 3367 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) CBS/Sony 12AP 3367 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
650859 6 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Extended Version)(12", Single) Epic, Tabu Records 650859 6 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
12EXP-06788, 12EXP 06788 Alexander O'Neal Fake(12") Tabu Records, Tabu Records 12EXP-06788, 12EXP 06788 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
650891 6 Alexander O'Neal Fake(12") Tabu Records 650891 6 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
XPR 1342 Alexander O'Neal Fake(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Tabu Records XPR 1342 UK 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9-06788 Alexander O'Neal Fake(12", Single) Tabu Records 4Z9-06788 US 1987 Sell This Version
ZS4 07100 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7") Tabu Records ZS4 07100 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
ZS4-07100 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Promo) Tabu Records ZS4-07100 US 1987 Sell This Version
650891 7 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single) Tabu Records 650891 7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
650859 7, TBU 650859 7 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single) Tabu Records, Tabu Records 650859 7, TBU 650859 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
650859 7 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single) Tabu Records 650859 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
07SP 1049 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single) CBS/Sony 07SP 1049 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
650891 0 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single, Pos) Tabu Records 650891 0 UK 1987 Sell This Version
07SP 1049 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony 07SP 1049 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
650859 7 Alexander O'Neal Fake(7", Single, Promo, Pic) Epic 650859 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
650891 8 Alexander O'Neal Fake(Cass, Single) Tabu Records 650891 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZS8 08447 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Edited Version) / Innocent(7", Single, RE, Styrene, Car) Tabu Records ZS8 08447 US 1988 Sell This Version
ZS8 08447 Alexander O'Neal Fake (Edited Version)(7", RE) Tabu Records, Collectables ZS8 08447 US 1997 Sell This Version
SP 25 22 Alexander O'Neal Fake(12", Single, Mar) M&S Productions SP 25 22 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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Saborcaracter

Saborcaracter

September 13, 2021
referencing Fake, 7", Styrene, Car, ZS4-07100
Massive floorfiller, even after 40 years. It's all about the beats. The drum track makes the song. No fill ins, no drum rolls, no: just that relentlessly pumping, never ending, absolutely kick-ass line of beats. The 12" extended is the DJ cut of choice. I remember wondering how Jam and Lewis created that beat, but once I heard the very beginning of the "Patty Mix", I knew what they had done, 'cause you can follow the 'build up' of drum sounds that they used. Anyway, a few years back, I was in a club with audience in their late 30s and early 40s and at some point, the DJ abruptly stopped the song that he had on, grabbed the mic and said: "Let's talk about a girl who is fake!", then started "Fake" by Alexander O'Neal. The place exploded. What an incredible moment that was and by god did we dance and sing along. So much class, so much style, so much quality and so effing funky that you can barely contain yourself. Indeed, they don't make 'em like that anymore.
MusicWhiz88

MusicWhiz88

April 2, 2020
referencing Fake, 12", Single, 4Z9-06788

This release was mastered very well. Very quiet pressing. The low end isn't overbearing and the high end isn't shrill.