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Bangles – Manic Monday (Extended Version) (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 2nd, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

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“Manic Monday” is a song by the American pop rock band The Bangles, and the first single released from their second studio album, Different Light (1986). It was written by American musician Prince, using the pseudonym “Christopher”. Originally intended for the group Apollonia 6 in 1984, he offered the song to The Bangles two years later. Lyrically, it describes a woman who is waking up to go to work on Monday, wishing it were still Sunday where she could relax.

The song, which was released on Monday January 27, 1986, by Columbia Records, received generally positive reviews from music critics and some comparisons with The Mamas & the Papas’ “Monday, Monday”. It became The Bangles’ first hit.

“Manic Monday” debuted at number eighty-six on the Billboard Hot 100, on the week ending January 25, 1986, and reached a peak of number two, on the issue dated April 19, 1986, being blocked from the top of the chart by Prince and the Revolution’s single “Kiss”. In the United Kingdom “Manic Monday” debuted at number eighty-five on February 8, 1986, and entered the top forty, at number twenty-four, on February 22, 1986. The song eventually reached its peak position, at number two, the next month. In Germany, the single debuted at number twenty-nine on March 17, 1986, reaching the top ten in the next three weeks, and its peak, also at number two, on April 14, 1986, where it stayed two weeks. It remained in the top ten for four more weeks leaving the charts on July 20, 1986.

In Switzerland “Manic Monday” debuted at number twelve on March 30, 1986, becoming the highest debut of the week. It reached its peak two weeks later at number four, where it remained another week. In the Netherlands, the single debuted at number forty-three on February 22, 1986; and managed to reach the number twenty-four. It stayed on the chart for seven weeks. In Norway, “Manic Monday” debuted at number nine in the tenth week of 1986, becoming the second highest debut of the week. It also reached the number four two weeks later, where it stayed another two. The song also peaked within the top five in the Austrian, the Irish, and the New Zealand charts.

Prince has used the pseudonym “Christopher” only one time for writing credits of ‘Manic Monday’.

It’s a reference to “Christopher Tracy,” a character he played in the motion picture ‘Under The Cherry Moon’ (1986) although he never used the full name ‘Christopher Tracy’ as a writing or production alter ego.

SIDE A:
A Manic Monday (Extended Version) 4:40
Written-By – Christopher

SIDE B:
Manic Monday 3:04
Written-By – Christopher

In A Different Light 2:51
Written-By – S. Hoffs*, V. Peterson*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Manic Monday U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Manic Monday U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– CBSA 13.6796, CBS ‎– A 13.6796
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – David Kahne

NOTES:
Special Version From The CBS LP: Different Light

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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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The Time – The Bird (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 29th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

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“The Bird” was the sixth and final track on The Time’s third album Ice Cream Castle, and, in the Summer/Fall of 1984, The Bird was released as the album’s second single. The Bird was written by Morris Day and Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr.

While reflecting on the track’s history on Facebook in 2014, Jesse Johnson wrote “I wrote a 4 track version on 1999 tour, Prince kinda like the hook, he threw the rest of what I did in the trash can as he commenced to write and performed a straight heater.” Johnson’s name was initially included in the credits when submitted for copyright in May 1984, but after he left the band, his name was removed from the credits when the track was released. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince under the name The Starr Company. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain.

The released recording is a live recording from The Time’s concert at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA, on 4 October 1983, and features no musical input by Prince; it is, in fact, the only track on the album to feature the entire line-up of The Time, as the studio tracks were recorded almost entirely by Prince and Morris Day.

Prince and Morris Day did record a studio version of this song also, however, three months after the live recording, on 4 January 1984 (three days after additional recording on We Can Fuck (later released as We Can Funk), and the day before Oliver’s House and The Belle Of St. Mark), but the decision was made to release the live version on the album instead, closing the album in a similar way to Purple Rain, perhaps because of the inclusion of the song in the movie Purple Rain.

The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 23, 1985 spending thirteen weeks on the survey peaking at #36.

SIDE A:
The Bird (Remix) 6:25

SIDE B:
My Drawers (Edit) 3:43

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 The Bird U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #13
1985 The Bird U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #11
1985 The Bird U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 20315-0 A, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-20315
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk

CREDITS:
Producer [Produced By] – Morris Day, The Starr * Company
Written-By – Morris Day , Prince [Uncredited]

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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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Sheila E. – The Glamorous Club – Dance EP (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 28th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

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“The Glamorous Club – Dance EP” is a Japan only remix album by American singer, songwriter, actress, percussionist, and drummer Sheila E. The EP was released on March 25, 1986 and contains several of her biggest hits including “Love On A Blue Train” which was only released as a single in Japan. The set also includes the smash hit “The Glamourous Life” (US #7), “Sister Fate” (US R&B #36) and “The Belle Of St. Mark (US #34).

SIDE A:
Love On A Blue Train (Full Version) 7:38
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Sheila E.

The Glamorous Life (Club Edit) 6:35
Directed By – Sheila E., The Starr * Company
Written-By – Sheila E.

SIDE B:
Sister Fate (Extended Version) 5:47
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Sheila E.

The Belle Of St. Mark (Dance Remix) 7:43
Directed By – Sheila E., The Starr * Company
Written-By – Sheila E.

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– P-6229, Paisley Park ‎– P-6229
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 25 Mar 1986
Genre: Latin, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Funk

CREDITS:
Art Direction [Art Design] – A. Furukawa*

NOTES:
Printed in Japan [sleeve]
Comes with OBI strip and insert with lyrics in English and Japanese.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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André Cymone – The Dance Electric (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 27th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

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Originally posted January 15, 2011

“The Dance Electric” is the first track on André Cymone’s third studio album A.C., and, four weeks before the album’s release, The Dance Electric was released as the album’s first single. This track is the only studio collaboration between Prince and André Cymone during Cymone’s solo career following his departure from Prince’s band.

Initial tracking for Prince’s initial version took place on 17 August 1984 (two days before The Screams Of Passion) at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA (listed on the album as “Paisley Park Recording, Somewhere in Minnesota”).

Prince reportedly gave the song to André Cymone after Cymone’s mother asked Prince for a song (Cymone himself was too proud to do so). André Cymone recorded lead vocal overdubs between late 1984 and Summer 1985 at one of four studios (which one is not known): Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Celestial Sound, New York, NY, USA; or Metro Studio, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Prince also referred to “the dance electric” in the song God, recorded three days later.

“The Dance Electric” became a hit single on the U.S. Dance chart peaking at #8 and #10 on the R&B chart.

Cymone later married Jody Watley going on to co-write and produced several hits for her, including “Looking for a New Love”, “Still A Thrill”, and “Real Love”.

SIDE A:
The Dance Electric (Long Version) 5:41
Producer – André Cymone, Prince
Written-By – Prince

SIDE B:
The Dance Electric (Edited Version) 4:08
Producer – André Cymone, Prince
Written-By – Prince

Red Light (Edited Version) 4:57
Producer – André Cymone
Written-By – A. Cymone*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 The Dance Electric U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8
1985 The Dance Electric U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 05249, Columbia ‎– 44-05249
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Funk

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Lane/Donald
Design – Cindi Z. Stark
Executive-Producer – Wayne Edwards (2)
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas

NOTES:
Also available: “ANDRÉ CYMONE” on Columbia
Records and Cassettes.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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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Password: burningtheground

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Sheila E. – The Glamourous Life (8 Minute Version) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 26th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

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Originally posted August 11, 2011

“The Glamorous Life” is a song written by Prince in 1984 and first recorded by singer/percussionist Sheila E. The dance song has lyrics which reflect a cynicism for the decadence and materialism of the song’s protagonist, referred to in the third person, who “wants to lead a glamorous life”, although she is aware that “without love, it ain’t much”.

“The Glamorous Life” was originally intended to be recorded by the short-lived replacement act for Vanity 6, girl group Apollonia 6. Prince allegedly had several tracks lined up for the trio to record for their 1984 debut album (and by some accounts, their follow up album as well), but abandoned the idea when he learned that lead singer Apollonia Kotero had no desire to stay in the group beyond her contractual obligations as designed for her movie role in Purple Rain.

Prince decided to give the song to Sheila E. who was fresh off her duet on Prince’s “Erotic City”. “The Glamorous Life” would be recorded by Sheila E. and go on to launch her solo career.

“The Glamorous Life” was the title track and closing song on Sheila E.’s debut solo album, and reached number 7 on the U.S. pop charts, as well as number 1 on the U.S. dance charts, and earned a Grammy Award nomination. Internationally the song reached number 2 on the Dutch Top 40 and number 76 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

Sheila E.’s live performances of the song became memorable events, most notably for her percussion solo towards the end of the song. Depending on the occasion, she would either spin around several times while drumming without missing a beat during the rigorous solo, place one highly elevated foot on a snare while standing on the other leg mid-solo, or perform with glow-in-the-dark drumsticks. While the solo featured in the song helped to bolster Sheila E.’s fame, all subsequent versions of this song have no drum solo.

SIDE A:
The Glamorous Life (8 Minute Version) 9:02

SIDE B:
The Glamorous Life (Part II) 3:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Glamorous Life U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1984 The Glamorous Life U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1984 The Glamorous Life U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Music UK Ltd. ‎– SAM 196
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Jamie Starr
Directed By – Starr * Company, The
Producer, Directed By – Sheila E.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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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Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Prince, Sheila E. | 17 Comments »

Boy George – Don’t Cry (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Don’t Cry” was the first single taken from the album High Hat by English singer and Culture Club front man Boy George. The single debuted on the U.K. singles chart on August 10, 1988 peaking at #60.

SIDE A:
Don’t Cry (In Full) 7:01

SIDE B:
Don’t Cry (Edit) 4″09

Leave In Love 5:03
Vocals [Vocal Solo] – Carroll Thompson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– BOY 107 12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Mx + Tex
Design [Sleeve Design] – Assorted Images
Mixed By – Mike Pela
Photography By – Brad Branson, Industria (3)
Producer – Bobby Z*
Written-By – Bobby Z*, O’Dowd*, Maidman* (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Mixed (for Powerplant London)
Thanks To: Fritz Kok & Debbie Bunn

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Boy George, Culture Club | 20 Comments »