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USA For Africa – We Are The World (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 26th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
A. Front

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that we celebrate on Thursday November 27 here in the US. It’s a time to reflect and give thanks for all of the abundant blessings and freedom that we have. We gather around the table with family and friends to share a festive meal. We also spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same ….true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that – Giving !!!”

I will be spending some time with family and friends over the next few days and will return on Monday December 1.

001“We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

Following Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project in the UK, an idea for the creation of an American benefit single for African famine relief came from activist Harry Belafonte, who, along with fundraiser Ken Kragen, was instrumental in bringing the vision to reality. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song. The duo completed the writing of “We Are the World” seven weeks after the release of “Do They Know Its Christmas”, and one night before the song’s first recording session, on January 21, 1985. (The last recording session for the song was held on January 28, 1985.) The historic event brought together some of the most famous artists in the music industry at the time.

The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, the song garnered mixed reviews from journalists, music critics, and the public. Fans enjoyed hearing racially and musically diverse recording artists singing together on one track, and felt satisfied in buying “We Are the World”, knowing that the money was going to charity. Other individuals, including many commentators in the rock press, were disappointed that the song did not challenge listeners as to why famines occur in the first place, and felt that the lyrics were self-aggrandizing.

Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a home video, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country.

SIDE A:
We Are The World 7:19

SIDE B:
We Are The World 7:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart #76
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #27
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– US2-05179
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: March 7, 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Conductor – Quincy Jones
Engineer – Humberto Gatica, John Guess
Producer – Quincy Jones
Producer [Associate] – Tom Bahler
Written-By – Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson

NOTES:
Promo. Same versions on both sides.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Posted in Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Daryl Hall, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis and the News, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, USA For Africa | 15 Comments »

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – (Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 25th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

This is the first U.K. 12″ pressing for the Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) single “(Forever) Live and Die”. Remixed by American remixer John “Tokes” Potoker. The story behind this remix is that the band was not happy with it so it was withdrawn. Virgin Records had already printed about 5,000 copies crediting John “Tokes” Potoker as the remixer. Some of these copies did make it into record shops.

The band later went with the Tom Lord-Alge remix and ir was later released. I posted that mix back in April 2014.

The single was a Top 10 hit in Canada and many European territories, and a Top 20 hit in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It was the last of the group’s singles to reach the UK Top 20 before Humphreys left in 1989, and Andy McCluskey continued OMD on his own.

SIDE A:
(Forever) Live And Die (John “Tokes” Potoker – Extended Mix)
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
(Forever) Live And Die (7″ Version) 3:36
This Town 3:46

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #19
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #25
1986 (Forever) Live And Die U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 888-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Gloss Sleeve
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Tom Lord-Alge
Producer – Stephen Hague

NOTES:
The picture sleeve on this release has a Gloss finish on both sides, there is an alternate sleeve that has a matte finish.

From the LP “THE PACIFIC AGE”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 24th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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Logo2After several requests and all the buzz surrounding the newly unearthed 12″ remix of “A View To A Kill”. I decided to post the only official U.S. 12″ of the Duran Duran classic. Sure it’s just the original single version, but for those of us who are audiophile’s hearing the track in it’s original uncompressed vinyl glory is a real treat especially in 24 bit.

In November 2014 – The James Bond site MI6 revealed a previously unreleased 7:30 extended remixed 12″ version of the song and it has since been mentioned on Duran Duran’s website which suggests that it might be the real deal. MI6 claim that Steve Thompson created the 12″ mix in Paris with the band, although John Taylor says “I don’t remember hearing it at the time”. The remix can be heard of MI6-HQ’s page on Soundcloud. November 22, 2014, Steve Thompson confirmed to Super Deluxe Editions that he, Mike Barbiero and the band was there except John Taylor had made the 12″ version of the song in a Paris studio.

“A View to a Kill” is the thirteenth single by Duran Duran, released in 6 May 1985 and created for the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. It was a stand-alone single, and remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to number 2 for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart.

In 1986, John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for A View to a Kill. The song was the last track recorded by the original five members of Duran Duran until their 2001 reunion. It was played at their 1985 performance at Live Aid in Philadelphia, their final performance prior to their first split, while still at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
A View To A Kill 3:35

SIDE B:
A View To A Kill 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 A View To A Kill U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-9391
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – John Barry
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro
Producer – Bernard Edwards, Duran Duran, Jason Corsaro
Sampler [Digital] – Jonathan Elias
Written-By – Duran DuranJohn Barry

NOTES:
Same track appears on both sides
From the James Bond Movie “A VIEW TO A KILL”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Click Removal: Manual
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – We Love You (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 21st, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“We Love You” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the second single taken from their 1986 album, The Pacific Age on November 10, 1986.”We Love You” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on February 7, 1987. The song spent seven weeks on the survey peaking at #16. Internationally “We Love You” charted in the U.K. reaching #54 and in Australia reaching #18.

SIDE A:
We Love You (Extended) 6:15

SIDE B:
We Love You (7″ Version) 4:01
We Love You (Dub) 6:21

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 We Love You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12215
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 10 Nov 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDTIS:
Artwork By – Mick Haggerty
Composed By – OMD*, S. Hague*
Engineer, Remix – Tom Lord-Alge
Producer – Stephen Hague

NOTES:
Original version appears on the A&M album “THE PACIFIC AGE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dreaming (UK Ltd. Edition 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 20th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

 

“Dreaming” was the 22nd single by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD). Released on June 6, 1988 to promote the bands first geatest hits compilation The Best Of OMD. The single was released internationally on various formats including a Limited Numbered Edition 10 Inch single in the U.K.. This particulat single included an exclusive remix by English musician, composer and record producer William Orbit.

SIDE A:
Dreaming (The William Orbit Remix) 7:16
Remix – William Orbit

Dreaming (7″ Version) 3:56
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge

SIDE B:
Messages 4:44
Engineer – Lawrence Diana*
Producer – Mike Howlett

Secret 3:57
Producer – Stephen Hague

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 987-10, Virgin ‎– VS 98710
Format: Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 06 Jun 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Limited edition individually numbered release some copies featured a stickered sleeve stating “OMD Special Limited Edition 10″”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dreaming (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 19th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Dreaming” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released in 1988 as a single from their compilation album, The Best of OMD. It was the last single before the band split-up, with only Andy McCluskey to carry on working under the OMD banner, and not releasing another record for three years. While not overly successful in the UK (where it barely made the top 50), the song was the band’s second most successful chart entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching #16.

Stewart Mason, in a positive review for Allmusic, described the song as “dynamite”, and wrote: “[‘Dreaming’] is easily the group’s best single since 1983’s ‘Telegraph’…It’s a near-perfect pop song, perhaps the last great single by an ’80s synth-pop band.”

The cover art was designed by Stylorouge, with photography by Andrew Catlin.

All the single versions include “Satellite” as a B-side. The other B-side, “Gravity Never Failed”, was a bonus track on the CD single. This song was originally titled “Georgia” and dates back to the 1981 Architecture & Morality sessions. However, the band lost their favour with the song and was thus shelved, and the title “Georgia” was given to a new song and featured on the album.

SIDE A:
Dreaming (Club Mix) 7:13
Dreaming (Radio Edit) 3:54

SIDE B:
Dreaming (Dub Mix) 4:29
Satellite 5:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1988 Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12258
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By, Producer – OMD*
Design – Stylorouge
Photography – Andrew Catlin
Producer [Additional Production] – Bruce Forest, Frank Heller
Remix – OMD*

NOTES:
“Dreaming” Original version appears on the A&M album
“The Best Of O.M.D.”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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