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Midge Ure – If I Was (Extended Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 2nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“If I Was” is a popular song written by Midge Ure and Danny Mitchell. It reached #1 on the UK singles chart for a single week in October 1985. This was Ure’s third number one, coming after his success with Slik in 1976 (“Forever and Ever”) and Band Aid in 1984 (“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”). The song features Mark King of Level 42 on bass guitar.

SIDE A:
If I Was (Extended Mix) 6:45
Bass Guitar – Mark King
Remix – Brian Tench
Written-By – D. Mitchell*, M. Ure*

SIDE B:
Piano 2:27
Written-By – M. Ure*

The Man Who Sold The World 5:30
Written-By – D. Bowie*

VINYL GRADE:
VinyL: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysa lis‎– UREX 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 13 Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – PSA*
Mastered By – Pounda
Photography By – Trevor Key
Producer [Production], Instrumentation By – Midge Ure

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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: 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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A Few Updates

Posted by DjPaulT on August 30th, 2014

Good Saturday everyone (or maybe already Sunday in another part of the world)! Just wanted to say hello and update you on a few things. If you look up top you will notice a change to the banner. I really like this one. I was inspired by Duran Duran, and of course, Bowie. Can you name which Duran is in the picture? Anyway it’s nice to make a change every so often. You may need to clear your browsers cache to see it. I have updated the Facebook and Twitter pages as well. Hope you like it.

The other thing I wanted to mention is Disco Friday. I think I am gonna stop them for a while and just randomly post Disco and Hi-NRG tracks instead of having a designated day. The reason is because I have noticed there is not as many page views for those posts and not as many comments. I decided that instead of spending hours on those posts when there is not much interest that I could post other things. This doesn’t mean I won’t ever post Disco. I will because I love the genre, just not every Friday.

I don’t know if any of you have been able to notice, but I have stopped using ClickRepair for about the the last six months or so. It is a great program, but it does affect the quality of sound, even when used at very low settings. Instead, I have just been manually removing all clicks and pops, and I think the rips have sounded much brighter. The manual removal of clicks and pops takes a little longer but it’s worth the time when I hear the results. I am always striving to do the best that I can.

These are just a few things that I wanted to fill you in on. It’s nice to get to talk to you all at once :) Hope everybody has a great weekend. Here in the US we are celebrating Labor Day, which honors laborers and is the official end of summer. So many folks are off work on Monday.

Take care and be well,

Paul

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Pamela Stanley – Coming Out Of Hiding (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 29th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Side 1

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Coming Out Of Hiding” is a 1983 Disco/Hi-NRG song by American singer Pamela Stanley co-written by her brother James Lee Stanley on TSR Records. The 12″ single was produced by Pamela Stanley and Frank Mandaro. After spending fourteen weeks on the charts the song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Through a licensing move TSR Records owner Tom Hayden sold the song to Mirage Records who re-released the 12″ single as well as a 7″ version for radio.

SIDE A:
Coming Out Of Hiding (Vocal) 6:09

SIDE B:
Coming Out Of Hiding (Instrumental) 6:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Coming Out Of Hiding U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #4

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: TSR Records ‎– TSR 830
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Pamala Stanley
Producer – Frank C. Mandaro*Pamala Stanley
Written-By – James Lee Stanley, Vince Melamed

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Side 2

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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Howard Jones – Look Mama (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 28th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on May 25, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

Released as the second single from Howard Jones’ 1985 album Dream Into Action, “Look Mama” reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart. It was not released as a single in the US, but a different mix to those issued in the UK was included on the US-only remix album Action Replay.

The introduction to the song features some spoken dialogue sampled from the 1974 film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

“Look Mama” is written from the standpoint of a child pleading with its over-protective mother to be allowed greater independence and room to develop its own personality.

SIDE A:
Look Mama (Extended Mix) 9:05
Producer – Rupert Hine
Recorded By, Mixed By – Stephen W. Tayler

SIDE B:
Learning How To Love 5:20
Engineer – Andrew Scarth , Mike Roarty
Mixed By – Mike Roarty
Producer – Howard Jones

Dream Into Action (Live) 4:44
Mixed By – Mike Roarty

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA Records Ltd. – HOW 7T, 249090-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 20 Apr 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Graphic Design] – Rob O’Connor
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Photography – Simon Fowler

NOTES:
Track B2 recorded live at the Manchester Apollo on March 15th, 1985.

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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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Laura Branigan – Moonlight On Water (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 27th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“Moonlight on Water”, also known as “Moonlight on Water (Sex on the Beach)”, is a song written by Steve Kipner, best known for writing Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”, and Andy Goldmark.

The song was originally recorded by Kevin Raleigh for his 1989 album Delusions of Grandeur and was released as a single. It reached #60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 24 June 1989.

The song was covered by American singer Laura Branigan and was the first single taken from her self-titled album released in 1990. The song was only a minor hit in the U.S peaking at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 Hot Dance/Club Play charts.

SIDE A:
Moonlight On Water (Sex On The Beach) (12″ Mix) 7:55

SIDE B:
Moonlight On Water (Sex On The Beach) (Sex On The Beach Dub) 5:52
Moonlight On Water (Radio Remix) 4:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Moonlight On Water U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #59
1990 Moonlight On Water U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86195
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Garage House

CREDITS:
Engineer – Frank Heller
Producer – Richard Perry
Remix – David Frank, Mojo Nicosia*
Written-By – Andy Goldmark, Stephen Kipner*

NOTES:
Tracks subtitled ‘Sex On The Beach’ on the label, but not on the sleeve.
From the Atlantic album “LAURA BRANIGAN”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Laura Branigan – Shattered Glass (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 26th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

Remembering Laura Branigan.

Ten years ago today we lost one of the brightest lights in popular music Laura Branigan.  Branigan’s powerful voice and her countless contributions to the music world are deeply missed. She was truly one of the greats.

~ DjPaulT

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on November 10, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Shattered Glass” is a song written by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe which was recorded by Laura Branigan with the Stock/Aitken/Waterman production team to serve as the first single released from Branigan’s fifth album, the 1987 releaseTouch.

The song had originally been produced by Mitchell and Coe for Scottish singer Ellie Warren in 1980; Warren recalls “all the [radio] stations and media were totally behind ["Shattered Glass"], but the record wasn’t serviced properly. When the radio was playing it to death, you couldn’t buy it in the shops – a ludicrous situation.”

“Shattered Glass” was one of two tracks Branigan cut with the Stock/Aitken/Waterman team. Originally the Touch album was to totally be a collaboration with producer David Kershenbaum but after completing her recording with Kershenbaum, Branigan, who had an especial interest in scoring a strong hit single as her previous album release Hold Me had only produced a mild hit in “Spanish Eddie” (#40), made an overnight foray to the UK to record at the PWL Studios in London with Stock/Aitken/Waterman, that team currently enjoying massive chart success with releases by such acts as Rick Astley, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue. Besides “Shattered Glass”, the PWL session produced Branigan’s recording of “Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)” a Stock/Aitken/Watrman original previously recorded (1984) by Hazell Dean.

“Shattered Glass” was issued as a single in the US in June of 1987 with “Statue in the Rain”, a track recorded for Touch with David Kershenbaum and omitted from the album to accommodate the inclusion of the Stock/Aitken/Waterman tracks, serving as the B-side; the 12″ single version of the track was remixed by Pete Hammond. A music video was made to promote “Shattered Glass”, featuring Afa Anoa’i, a wrestler known, with his brother, as one of The Wild Samoans. A performance by Branigan on the 9/5/1987 broadcast of American Bandstand gave “Shattered Glass” the distinction of being the final track to be promoted by a guest star on the major network edition of American Bandstand but by the time of Branigan’s American Bandstand appearance the failure of “Shattered Glass” as a comeback vehicle for Branigan was evident, the single having stalled at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August.

Billboard did afford “Shattered Glass” hit status on its dance charts: #13 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and #15 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales, and also on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart (#27). “Shattered Glass” was also the last Laura Branigan single to register in several international markets, although it only attained significant chart impact in Switzerland at #26 and Denmark at #6, the last-named being the final evident Top Ten placing by Branigan on a national chart.

Bryan Buss of AllMusic would later write that, from an album that contained “so many…successfully evocative cuts…lead single ‘Shattered Glass’…stand(s) out; you can hardly hold back from caroling along” – “[Branigan's] big, boomy voice…has never sounded better”.

SIDE A:
Shattered Glass (12″ Vocal Mix)  7:14
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Mixmaster Pete Hammond*
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Written-By – Bob Mitchell , Steve Coe

SIDE B:
Shattered Glass (LP Vocal Version)  3:40
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Mixmaster Pete Hammond*
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Written-By – Bob Mitchell , Steve Coe

Statue In The Rain (Vocal)  4:16
Engineer, Mixed By – David Holman*
Producer – David Kershenbaum
Written-By – Mathew Garey* , Rick Palombi

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #48
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #27
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: 0-86699
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Art Direction/design] – Janis Wilkins
Photography – Victoria Pearson

NOTES:
From The Atlantic Album “TOUCH”

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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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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