12 Songs, 42 Minutes

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Mastered for iTunes

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Mastered for iTunes
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4.4 out of 5

16 Ratings
16 Ratings

The Man, the myth, the meme, Rick Ashley with another banger!

Rick Astley's Son

A sensation to us all. This is truly what music is all about. Rick Ashley is Christ reborn, no question in the matter. In the words of the Holy Spirit,
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

My Hero (and father)

Very good song

Kme13

I love it ,I’m looking forward to the album

Rolled again.

§Hackerz§

Why did I rate one star? Because it ain't out. Expect 5 stars tho.

About Rick Astley

Wielding a rich, deep voice, Rick Astley became an overnight sensation in the late '80s with his well-crafted dance-pop. Astley was discovered by producer Pete Waterman in 1985, when the Merseyside native was singing in the English soul band FBI. After that, Waterman's production team -- Stock, Aitken & Waterman -- took Astley under their wing, writing and producing such impeccably crafted pop singles as "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever." After two hugely successful albums in the U.S. and the U.K., Astley grew tired of being labeled Stock, Aitken & Waterman's "puppet" and severed his connections with the team; he resurfaced in 1991 with the soul-injected Free, which contained the Top Ten hit "Cry for Help."

Free didn't fare as well as its two predecessors, however, and the follow-up effort, Body & Soul, was an outright flop. Astley retired from music for a time, only to return in the 2000s with several new releases, including 2005's Portrait. He also became the subject of "Rickrolling," an Internet phenomenon involving the video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" and a series of bait and switch tactics. During the 2010s, Astley remained in the public eye via touring and with a stint as a DJ for London's Magic FM, but didn't release any new music until 2016's 50, which was named after and inspired by the singer's milestone birthday. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

HOMETOWN
Warrington, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
06 February 1966

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