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Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 23rd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“(I Just) Died in Your Arms” is the debut single by English band Cutting Crew released in 1986. It was their biggest hit, peaking at number-one in the United States, Canada and Finland, and reaching the top five in the UK, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. It was produced by Terry Brown and mixed at Utopia Studios by Tim Palmer.

First released in Britain, the song peaked at #4 on the UK charts in August 1986. Upon its release in the United States, the previously unknown band’s debut single shot to number one on May 2, 1987, and stayed there for two weeks. It also reached #4 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #24 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and (in a remix version) #37 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. The song spent three weeks at #1 in Canada.

SIDE A:
(I Just) Died In Your Arms (Remix) 6:43
Producer – Cutting Crew, John Jansen, Terry Brown
Remix – Tim Palmer
Written-By – N.Eede*

SIDE B:
For The Longest Time 4:33
Producer – Cutting Crew
Written-By – K. MacMichael*, N.Eede*

(I Just) Died In Your Arms 4:45
Mixed By – Tim Palmer
Producer – Cutting Crew, John Jansen, Terry Brown
Written-By – N.Eede*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 (I Just) Died In Your Arms U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 (I Just) Died In Your Arms U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4
1987 (I Just) Died In Your Arms U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren Records (8) ‎– SIREN 21-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Jul 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Illustration – Paul Schofield (2)

NOTES:
From The LP “BROADCAST”
B-side tracks listed in incorrect order on sleeve.

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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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New Order – Everythings Gone Green (Belgium 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 22nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Everything’s Gone Green” is the third single by the English alternative rock/electronic band New Order. It was released in December 1981 and reached number three on the UK Independent Singles chart, number twenty-nine on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles chart and number thirty-four on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

As usual per New Order and Joy Division’s releases, the recording date and location of the music is not disclosed on the original sleeve. The single was originally released in Belgium on Factory Benelux and bears the catalogue number FBN-8. The single was later released in New Zealand in 1982 and was made available in the UK through import copies. The artwork was designed by Peter Saville with computer graphics on the cover designed by Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert.

SIDE A:
Everythings Gone Green 5:31

SIDE B:
Cries And Whispers 3:25
Mesh 3:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Everythings Gone Green U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #34

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory Benelux ‎– FBNL 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Belgium
Released: Dec 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Electro

CREDITS:
Producer – Martin Hannett
Written-By – New Order

NOTES:
First Edition 12″
Recorded in U.K.
Made in BNL.

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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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Styx – Mr. Roboto (Edited Version) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 19th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side A  Label

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on September 21, 2011. 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 using the Ortofon Super OM 30 stylus!

“Mr. Roboto” is a song written by Dennis DeYoung and performed by the band Styx on their 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here. In Canada, where they were always more popular than in their native U.S., it went to #1 on the RPM national singles chart, becoming their third single to top the charts in that country (following “Babe” in 1979-80 and “The Best of Times” in 1981). In the U.S., it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the band their first notable hit there since “Too Much Time on My Hands” in 1981. Mr. Roboto is one of Styx’s most popular songs.

The song tells part of the story of Robert Orin Charles Kilroy (ROCK), in the rock opera Kilroy Was Here. The song is performed by Kilroy (as played by keyboardist Dennis DeYoung), a rock and roll performer who was placed in a futuristic prison for “rock and roll misfits” by the anti-rock-and-roll group the Majority for Musical Morality (MMM) and its founder Dr. Everett Righteous (played by guitarist James Young). The Roboto is a model of robot which does menial jobs in the prison. Kilroy escapes the prison by overpowering a Roboto prison guard and hiding inside its emptied-out metal shell. When Jonathan Chance finally meets Kilroy, at the very end of the song, Kilroy unmasks and says, I’m Kilroy! Kilroy!, ending the song.

The robot-like catchphrase was created with a vocoder. The song heavily features the Oberheim OB-Xa and PPG Wave synthesizers.

Stan Winston designed the Roboto costume and mask, which is displayed prominently on the cover of the album Kilroy Was Here. The track was released as the first single from the album at the last minute instead of “Don’t Let It End” at the request of A&M Records.

This US 12″ promo contains the “Edited Version” on both sides.

SIDE A:
Mr. Roboto (Edited Version) 4:44

SIDE B:
Mr. Roboto (Edited Version) 4:44

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Mr. Roboto U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1983 Mr. Roboto U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – SP-17224
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Written-By: Dennis DeYoung

NOTES:
Promotion Copy – Not For Sale
From the A&M album “KILROY WAS HERE”

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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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Billy Idol – Cradle Of Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 18th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“Cradle of Love” is a rock song written by Billy Idol and David Werner for Idol’s 1990 fourth studio album Charmed Life. The song is the album’s sixth track, and was released as its first single. The song became one of Idol’s biggest hits in the United States, where it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, but stalled at No. 34 in Idol’s native UK Single Chart. It was also Idol’s first, and (so far) only No. 1 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S.

The song was featured on the soundtrack of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. It was nominated for Rock Vocal Performance, Male at the 32nd Grammy Awards. It was well received by critics, and was frequently cited as a highlight of the album.

SIDEA:
Cradle Of Dub (Extended Mix) 6:27
Remix – Keith Forsey, Tommy Vicari

Cradle Of Love (LP Version) 4:39

SIDE B:
Rob The Cradle Of Dub (Extended Mix) 5:07
Remix – Keith Forsey, Tommy Vicari

311 Man 3:51

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Cradle Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1990 Cradle Of Love U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1990 Cradle Of Love U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– IDOLX 14
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: April 6, 1990
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Billy Idol, Keith Forsey
Producer – Keith Forsey

NOTES:
From the LP “CHARMED LIFE”

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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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U2 – Desire (9:23) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 17th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Desire” is a song by U2 taken from their 1988 album, Rattle and Hum. Released as the album’s lead single, “Desire” was the band’s first number-one single in the UK and Australia. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and topped both the Modern and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, the first song to reach the top of both of these charts simultaneously. It reached number two on the Dutch Top 40. In 1989, “Desire” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

This version is longer, but similar, to “Desire (Hollywood Remix)”, 5:23, that is to be found on the retail 12″. The 9:23 version is exclusive to the UK 12″ and Cassette promo releases. The 12″ is housed in a glossy black sleeve with text on the front cover only.

SIDE A:
Desire 9:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks #1
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12 ISX-400
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Single Sided, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Remix [Uncredited] – Louil Silas Jr., Taavi Mote

NOTES:
The flip side has silent grooves

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Wham! – Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Netherlands 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 16th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” is a 1982 song by British pop duo Wham! Released in June 1982, this was the pair’s debut single. Credited to Panos/Ridgeley (ie George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), it was produced by Bob Carter on the Innervision label.

According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song “depicted the world as they saw it” although it was “hardly a rap as we know it today.” The message is that if you’re young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew’s brother) added backing vocals.

The first DJ to play “Wham Rap!” on BBC Radio was Peter Powell; it was chosen by the music paper Sounds as its single of the week, but could reach only #105 in the UK chart.

This 7″ includes the original 1982 version on the A side which is the video version. Side B is the “club mix” whic is an edit of the “social mix”.

SIDE A:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) 3:30

SIDE B:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Club Mix) 4:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPCA 2442, Inner Vision ‎– A 2442
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Carter
Written-By – Ridgeley*, Panos (2)

NOTES:
Printed in Holland

Find The 7″ 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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Posted in Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael, Wham! | 24 Comments »