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Exposé – Exposed To Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 19th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Exposed to Love” is a dance single by the female dance-pop trio Exposé. Released in December 1985, it was the original group’s second single after “Point of No Return,” with Alé Lorenzo singing lead vocals. “Exposed to Love” remains the only single to feature vocals from the original group’s lineup (“Point of No Return” was subsequently re-recorded with the second lineup) and is featured as such on the album Exposure. Ann Curless, Gioia Bruno, and Jeanette Jurado, the group’s current members, share the lead vocals during live performances.

The single charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales and Hot Dance Club Play charts at #19 and #12, respectively. Billboard named the song #69 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.

SIDE A:
Exposed To Love 6:10

SIDE B:
Exposed To Love (Dub Mix) 6:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Exposed To Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #12
1985 Exposed To Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– AD-1-9426
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Producer, Written By – Lewis A. Martineé
Engineer [Mix] – Chris Lord-Alge
Engineer [Recording] – John Haag, Mike Couzzi
Executive-Producer – Francisco J. Diaz*
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge, Fro Sossa, Lewis A. Martineé

NOTES:
From the LP “EXPOSURE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Midnight Star – Midas Touch (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 18th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Midas Touch” is a 1986 single by American R&B group Midnight Star taken from their sixth studio album Headlines. The album and single were the last to feature the Calloway Brothers, who left the group due to irreconcilable differences with the other members.

“Midas Touch” reached the top ten on the U.S. R$B chart peaking at #7. On the Billboard hot 100 “Midas Touch” reached #47. The song was also a hit internationally reaching #8 in the U.K. and #29 in the Netherlands.

SIDE A:
Midas Touch (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:37
Remix – Ellis Jay

SIDE B:
Midas Touch (Vocal/Edit Of Remix) 5:33
Remix – Ellis Jay

Midas Touch (Instrumental) 6:37

Midas Touch (Bassapella) 5:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Midas Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1986 Midas Touch U.S. Billboard Black Singles #47

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Solar ‎– 0-66836
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Boogie, Funk

CREDITS:
Engineer – Ivaat Etom
Engineer [Assistant] – Jeff Lorenzen, John Hegedes
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Producer – Midnight Star, Reggie Calloway
Written-By – Bo Watson, June Watson Williams

NOTES:
Recorded at Larrabee Sound Studio A
Original LP version available on Solar LP “Headlines”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 17th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” is a 1988 single by Trinidadian-born British singer Billy Ocean, based on a line in the Sherman Brothers’ song (famously covered by Johnny Burnette as well as Ringo Starr) “You’re Sixteen”. Part of its popularity lay in its cutting-edge (for the time) video, which featured cartoon mixed with live-action sequences. The song went to number one on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Black Singles charts. It also peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was also featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film License to Drive. The short but notable saxophone solo is by Vernon Jeffrey Smith.

SIDE A:
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Extended Version) 9:00
Mixed By – Nigel Green
Producer – Robert John “Mutt” Lange*
Written-By – Billy Ocean, R.J. Lange*

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Instrumental Version) 5:29
Mixed By – Nigel Green
Producer – Robert John “Mutt” Lange*
Written-By – Billy Ocean, R.J. Lange*

SIDE B:
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (7″ Version) 4:45
Mixed By – Nigel Green
Producer – Robert John “Mutt” Lange*
Written-By – Billy Ocean, R.J. Lange*

Showdown 4:58
Mixed By – Bryan “Chuck” New
Producer – Barry J. Eastmond*, Wayne Brathwaite

Special Mix 9:40
Mixed By – Jerry Peal

a. Bittersweet
b. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
c. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
U.S. Billboard Adult ContemporaryTracks #5
1988
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
U.S. Billboard Black Singles #1
1988
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #25

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– JD1-9679
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Starpoint – Object Of My Desire (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 16th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Object of My Desire” is a song recorded by American group Starpoint from the album Restless. The song was released in 1985 by Elektra Records.

The song was a major hit for the group, becoming their first single to crack the top ten on the R&B singles chart, reaching number 8, and it also entered the top 40 on the pop charts, peaking at number 25. It also entered the dance charts, peaking at number 12, and number 7 on the Dance “Maxi singles” charts. In the United Kingdom, the song reached number 96 on the pop chart.

In 2005, American DJ Dana Rayne released a euro trance cover of the song that proved to be successful in the United Kingdom, charting at number 7 in early January.

SIDE A:
Object Of My Desire (Vocal/12″ Version) 5:42
Producer – Producer – Keith Diamond, Lionel Job

SIDE B:
Send Me A Letter (Vocal/LP Version) 4:58
Producer – Lionel Job

Object Of My Desire (Instrumental Version) 5:08
Producer – Keith Diamond, Lionel Job

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Object Of My Desire U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #25
1985 Object Of My Desire U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #8
1985 Object Of My Desire U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #12
1985 Object Of My Desire U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles sales #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– 0-66891
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Electro, Funk

NOTES:
From the LP “RESTLESS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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M+M – Black Stations/White Stations (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 15th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Today, the US celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, who would have turned 89 years old. I thought it fitting to post a single dealing with racism a topic that we are dealing with, in 2018.

“Black Stations/White Stations” is a song recorded by the Canadian group Martha and the Muffins in 1984 from the album Mystery Walk under the shortened name M+M. The track was the first single to be released after the act became a duo consisting of lead singer Martha Johnson and group founder Mark Gane (hence the shortened name, with the first letter of their first names). The single is a departure from the new wave genre, with emphasis this time around on a dance/funk direction, which featured brothers Randy & Michael Brecker and Wayne Mills on horns.

The song’s title deals with the subject of racism in the radio industry, at a time when more cutting-edged songs and the radio stations, in general, were starting to open up to newer formats like rhythmic contemporary, which genre this song predates. It also took on how station policies dictate what can or can not be played on air. This was evidenced by Johnson, who recalled how a radio station refused to play a song about an interracial relationship. That experience prompted Johnson and Gane to write about their feelings over this practice by recalling the events, in which they use lyrics like “I dream in Black and White” and call for stations in general to “Stand Up and Face the Music/This Is 1984!”.

The single was also controversial in its own right, as radio stations avoided playing the single because of the song’s title and lyrics despite being a modest hit in Canada, where it reached No. 26. In the United States, the single peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the Dance/Disco chart, where it reached number 2 in 1984.

SIDE A:
Black Stations/White Stations (Extended Dance Mix) 6:26
Remix – Mark Gane, Martha Johnson, Mike Jones (3)

SIDE B:
Black Stations/White Stations (Instrumental Remix) 4:54
Remix –Mark Gane, Martha Johnson, Mike Jones (3)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Black Stations/White Stations U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #63
1984 Black Stations/White Stations U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Current ‎– WASH-4, Current ‎– WASH4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Daniel Lanois, Mark Gane, Martha Johnson
Written-By – M. Gane*, M. Johnson*

NOTES:
From the LP “Mystery Walk”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Time Bandits – Endless Road (And I Want You To Know My Love) (Re-mixed Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 12th, 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Endless Road” is a 1985 single by Dutch new wave band Time Bandits. The song was hugely successful in Australia where it’s music video was filmed reaching #5 on Australian singles chart. “Endless Road” was was also a top twenty hit in Belgium #19 and #18 on the Dutch singles chart. In New Zealand, the song reached #41.

The “Endless Road” music video was filmed in Australia during the band’s 1985 tour. The band are seen driving in a Toyota Tarago minivan, driving on country roads and through the streets of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where the pedestrian overpass and exterior of the Paradise Centre and the waterslides at Grundy’s in Surfers Paradise, and shots of the band performing at the Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads are featured. Other brief shots show them at the Big Pineapple, in a banana plantation, and viewing the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from a boat on Sydney Harbour.

The b-side “Fiction” does not appear on the album “Fiction”.

SIDE A:
Endless Road (Re-mixed Version) 7:16
Remix – D.J. Jolink, Willem Ennes
Edited By – D. J. Jolink*, W. Ennes*

SIDE B:
Fiction 4:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– TX 6233
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – John Smit
Producer – Alides Hidding, Willem Ennes
Written-By – A. Hidding*

NOTES:
Made in England.
From the LP “FICTION”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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