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Spider – Better Be Good To Me (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 27th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

Side A

“Better Be Good to Me” is a hit rock song, written by Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn and Holly Knight. The song was originally recorded in 1981 by American rock band Spider with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. Holly Knight went on to become a successful songwriter for various artists and later formed Device. “Better Be Good To Me” later became a hit for Tina Turner in 1984.

Spider’s version was taken from their second album Between the Lines and features Amanda Blue on lead vocals.

SIDE A:
Better Be Good To Me (Long Version) 7:24
Producer – Mike Chapman
Written-By – Holly Knight, Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

SIDE B:
I Love 3:11
Producer – Mike Chapman
Written-By – A. Fig*

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Dreamland Records ‎– DLSPX 11
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

NOTES:
From the LP “BETWEEN LINES”

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Side B

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:
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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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Two Minds Crack – Cry Cry Cry (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 26th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

REQUEST

A highly recommended new wave/synth-pop single from a really underated band.

“Cry Cry Cry” is a 1986 new wave/synth-pop pop single by Two Minds Crack formed in Port Talbot, Wales in 1980 by Kevin Jones, Mark Davies and Pete Martin. The band released several singles and one studio album “The Victory Parade”. The band were unable to have any chart success and were eventually dropped by their label Sire Records in 1988 just as the band were planning to record a second album. Shortly after, the band fell into obscurity and disbanded.

As a bonus track I have added the “Instrumental 7 Inch” which I lifted from the Uk 12″.

SIDE A:
Cry Cry Cry (Club Mix) 6:24
Cry Cry Cry (Instrumental) 6:00

SIDE B:
Cry Cry Cry (Extended Version) 6:24
Now The Love Has Gone 4:48

BONUS TRACK:
Cry Cry Cry (Instrumental 7 Inch) 3:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20542
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – Simon Humphrey
Producer – Dave Hewson*

NOTES:
Original versions available on “THE VICTORY PARADE”

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

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Phil Collins – 12″-ers (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 25th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

REQUEST

“12”-ers” is a remix EP released on November 28, 1985 by English singer and drummer Phil Collins.The EP was originally only released in Japan on Cassette and 12″ vinyl formats containing four tracks. In 1987/88 the EP was re-issued on CD containing six tracks. All of the songs were remixes taken from the hit album “No Jacket Required”.

The original Japanese vinyl and cassette pressings feature an exclusive version of “Take Me Home” not found on the CD re-issues or the original 12″ single. This exclusive version has a running time of 6″46 instead of 8:03 found on CD and 12″.

SIDE A:
Sussudio (Extended Mix) 6:33

Take Me Home (Extended Mix) 6:46
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
Don’t Lose My Number (Extended Mix) 6:34
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

One More Night (Extended Mix) 6:20
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Arif Mardin

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– P-6218
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 28 Nov 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock, Soft Rock

CREDITS:
Liner Notes [対訳] – 加納一美*
Producer – Hugh Padgham
Producer, Written-By – Phil Collins

NOTES:
“Take Me Home (Extended Mix)” is an exclusive version.

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

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Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 24th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“I Want Candy” is a song written and originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965 that went to number 11 in the United States. It is a famous example of a song that uses the Bo Diddley beat.

English new wave group Bow Wow Wow released their version as the first and only single from their EP The Last of the Mohicans. For many in America, “I Want Candy” was their first introduction to young lead singer Annabella Lwin and the band. The song barely scraped the Top 50, but became an enduring new wave classic. The song gave its name to the band’s 1982 release, I Want Candy, which was mainly a compilation, but included a couple of new cuts produced by Kenny Laguna (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts).

The popularity of Bow Wow Wow’s recording, highly associated with 1980s pop music, is partly due to the memorable video that got heavy play in the early days of MTV.

The Bow Wow Wow recording appeared on two VH1 countdowns:

  • No. 86 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s”
    No. 8 on VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s”

The 12″ single release contains the longer “Remix” version.

SIDE A:
I Want Candy (Remix) 3:33
Written-By – Berns*, Feldman*, Goldstein*, Gottehrer*

SIDE B:
Cowboy 3:32
Written-By – Barbarossa*, Gorman*, Ashman*, Grillet*, Pietri*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 I Want Candy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #62
1982 I Want Candy U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #22
1982 I Want Candy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– RCAT 238
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Kenny Laguna

NOTES:
Side A is a Remix but not listed as such on sleeve or label

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

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Van McCoy – The Hustle (Disco Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 20th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A. Front

“The Hustle” is a disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. It went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during the summer of 1975. It also peaked at number 9 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) and number 3 in the UK. It would eventually sell over one million copies and is one of the most popular songs of the disco era. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1976.

While in New York City to make an album, McCoy composed the song after his music partner, Charles Kipps, watched patrons do a dance known as “the Hustle” in the nightclub Adam’s Apple. The sessions were done at New York’s Media Sound studio with pianist McCoy, bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Richard Tee, guitarists Eric Gale and John Tropea, and orchestra leader Gene Orloff. Producer Hugo Peretti contracted piccolo player Philip Bodner to play the lead melody.

According to producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, who owned the Avco record label that originally released “The Hustle”, McCoy met with them shortly before his death in 1979 to discuss ideas for a new, longer version of the song, in order to appease Avco’s UK and German affiliates who were clamoring for a 12″ disco single release. The new version, clocking in at just under 6-and-a-half minutes, was assembled posthumously as a remix, using parts of the original recording plus new parts, including drum, Syndrum, and a “little” Moog synthesizer. It was credited to Van McCoy alone or with an unnamed orchestra, mixed by “The Mix Masters”, identity unknown.

The b-side “Love Is The Answer” is also an extended “Disco Mix” but not credited as such on sleeve.

SIDE A:
The Hustle (Disco Mix) 6:27

SIDE B:
Love Is The Answer (Disaco Mix) 8:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1976 The Hustle U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1976 The Hustle U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: H & L Records ‎– 9198 436
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Disco Mix By – The Mix Masters
Arranged By – Van McCoy
Conductor – Van McCoy

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

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Prince – The Prince Mix (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 19th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

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I thouight it would be fitting to post this megamix as the final record in my Prince tribute series. With such a prolific body of work it is hard to fit every masterpiece into one medley but at least we can look back on some of Prince’s greatest moments and smile.

“The Prince Mix” is a megamix created by Ultimix remix service and originally appeared on Ultimix Issue 25 (1988) and as part of a five 12″ compilation of the services best medley’s. The track was remixed by legendary remixer Bradley D. Hinkle who also remixed for Hot Tracks in the early 80’s.

SIDE A:
The Prince Mix 18:13
1.Let’s Go Crazy
2.Alphabet St.
3.7
4.Anotherloverholeinyohead
5.Hot Thing
6.Kiss
7.Housequake
8.My Name Is Prince
9.Soft And Wet
10.I Wanna Be Your Lover
11.Head
12.Let’s Work
13.Sexy Dancer
14.Raspberry Beret
15.1999
16.Party Up
17.Controversy
18.Dirty Mind
19.Erotic City
20.Computer Blue
21.U Got The Look
22.When Doves Cry
23.Little Red Corvette
24.Baby I’m A Star

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ultimix ‎– UMC, Ultimix ‎– L-47093
Format: 5 × Vinyl, 12″, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Freestyle, House, Synth-pop, Funk

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Roy McLeod

NOTES:
Taken from The Ultimix Medley Collection

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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