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Meco – Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 17th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977

A. Front

New 22015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding on to the spot for two weeks and peaked at no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining in the charts for nine weeks. To date it is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units, being the only one ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In the late 1970s CBS Sports used the song as opening music for its NFL coverage.

SIDE A:
Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band 3:30
Written-By – John Williams (4)

SIDE B:
Funk 3:36
Written-By – Wheeler*, Smith*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #18
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles #6
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Black Singles #8
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor – DDC 008 (XC 008)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
Producer – Harold Wheeler, Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi

NOTES:
Special versions from the album:
“Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk”

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 Removeal: 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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Pat Benatar – Let’s Stay Together (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 16th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Sticker

Side A

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Remastered using the Ortofon OM Super 30 stylus!

This is one of those singles that I originally ripped way back in December, 2010. Back then I was using ClickRepair and the Ortofon OM 20 stylus. The result was a good rip but not as good as it could be. Now in 2015 I have stopped using ClickRepair started manually removing clicks and updated my stylus to the Ortofon OM Super 30. I also upgraded the tube in my Bellari phono pre-amp to the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron tube resulting in a much higher quality transfer. Enjoy!

“Let’s Stay Together” was the third single lifted from Pat Benatar’s eighth studio album “Wide Awake In Dreamland”. The single but failed to reach the chart status of the previous singles and failed to chart in the US. “Wide Awake In Dreamland” was Benatar’s last rock-oriented album of the 1980s, before she would go on to try a blues-based sound.

SIDE A:
Let’s Stay Together (12″ Mix) 6:41

SIDE B:
Let’s Stay Together (Dub Mix) 6:00
Let’s Stay Together (12″ Edit) 3:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis‎– VAS 1374
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Remix – Ed Thacker , Paul Fox
Written-By – N. Geraldo* , P. Geraldo*

NOTES:
ticker on sleeve: “New Rock Mix Exclusively for album radio”

Original version on the LP/Cassette/CD
“WIDE AWAKE IN DREAMLAND”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

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:
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: 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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Pat Benatar – Sex As A Weapon (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 15th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Remastered using the Ortofon OM Super 30 stylus!

This is one of those singles that I originally ripped way back in December, 2010. Back then I was using ClickRepair and the Ortofon OM 20 stylus. The result was a good rip but not as good as it could be. Now in 2015 I have stopped using ClickRepair started manually removing clicks and updated my stylus to the Ortofon OM Super 30. I also upgraded the tube in my Bellari phono pre-amp to the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron tube resulting in a much higher quality transfer. Enjoy!

“Sex As A Weapon” was the second single taken from American singer Pat Benatar’s sixth studio album “Seven The Hard Way”. The single peaked at #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1986.

SIDE A:
Sex As A Weapon (Extended Mix) 6:16
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Written-By – B. Steinberg* , T. Kelly*

SIDE B:
Sex As A Weapon (Instrumental) 4:49
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Written-By – B. Steinberg* , T. Kelly*

Red Vision 3:52
Mixed By – Mike Frondelli*
Producer [Assistant], Engineer – Joe Chiccarelli
Written-By – M. Grombacher* , N. Geraldo*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Sex As A Weapon U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #28
1986 Sex As A Weapon U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 602 148
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Neil Geraldo

NOTES:
Taken from the LP “SEVEN THE HARD WAY”

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 Removeal: 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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Pat Benatar – Invincible (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 14th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Remastered using the Ortofon OM Super 30 stylus!

This is one of those singles that I originally ripped way back in January, 2011. Back then I was using ClickRepair and the Ortofon OM 20 stylus. The result was a good rip but not as good as it could be. Now in 2015 I have stopped using ClickRepair started manually removing clicks and updated my stylus to the Ortofon OM Super 30. I also upgraded the tube in my Bellari phono pre-amp to the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron tube resulting in a much higher quality transfer. Enjoy!

“Invincible” is the lead grammy nominated single for Pat Benatar’s seventh studio album Seven the Hard Way (1985), released on July 6, 1985. The song was written by Holly Knight (who also wrote “Love Is a Battlefield”), and was used as a theme song for the film The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). The song was a huge hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) (Extended Version) 5:29

SIDE B:
Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) (Instrumental) 4:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Invincible U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1985 Invincible U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 42878
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – “Tokes”*
Management – Rick Newman
Producer – Mike Chapman
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*
Written-By – H. Knight*, S. Climie*

NOTES:
Theme from the film “THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN”
From the LP “SEVEN THE HARD WAY”

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 Removeal: 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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Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Love Is a Battlefield” is a million-selling, gold hit performed by Pat Benatar, and written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. It was released as a single from Benatar’s live album Live from Earth.

The single was Benatar’s second American million seller and is tied with “We Belong” as her highest charting single in the United States. It topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for four weeks and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1983.

It topped the Australian singles chart for five weeks in 1984. The song was re-released in the United Kingdom in March 1985 and reached #17. It was awarded a Gold certification in Canada as well. It was featured in the television series Psych and Drop Dead Diva and in the film 13 Going on 30. The single was unlike most of Benatar’s previous work, as it featured an electronic dance element, but guitars and drums were still present. In 1984, the song won Benatar her fourth consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

SIDE A:
Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Remix) 6:30

SIDE B:
Love Is A Battlefield (Instrumental) 5:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Love Is A Battlefield U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1984 Love Is A Battlefield U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1984 Love Is A Battlefield U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #41

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 42734
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Mixing] – Jay Mark
Producer – Neil Geraldo, Peter Coleman*
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – H. Knight*, M. Chapman*

NOTES:
From the album “LIVE FROM EARTH”

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 Removeal: 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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Various – The Record Mirror EP (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 10th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

The UK music magazine Record Mirror was well-respected for its coverage of dance music. In the 1980s and up to its closure in 1991 it issued numerous 7″ EPs with rare and exclusive tracks, many by electronic artists. This solid 4 track EP was released on March 22, 1986.

Special thanks to the Free EP site and Wikipedia for the information.

SIDE A:
New Order – Sub-Culture (Exclusive Remix) 7:09
Producer, Written-By – New Order
Remix – John Robie
Remix [Uncredited] – Joseph Watt

A collector’s item for fans of one of the most collectable bands of their time. This is genuinely an exclusive remix which has never been officially released since. Sub-Culture began its life on New Order’s classic 1985 album ‘Low Life’. In 1986, the track was remixed by John Robie and released as a single. However, the mix was badly received and the single became a rare critical and commercial failure for the band, only hitting #63 in the UK chart. Factory graphic designer Peter Saville objected to the release of the remix of Sub-Culture to such an extent he refused to design a sleeve explaining why the single was only distributed in a plain black sleeve. As tends to be the norm with New Order releases, there has always been confusion over the source of this remix. The label credits Robie as being on remix duty again but it actually seems to be an edit of the first of several Razormaid remixes of the track. Razormaid being one of the largest DJ subscription remix services in the world, this became one of the very rare instances when such a remix was released outside the confines of their stringent subscription service. Despite being regarded as superior to the official Robie mixes, this EP is still the only legit place to find this.

Raymonde – Jennifer Wants (Exclusive Track) 2:06
Producer – Raymonde, Sexton
Written-By – Maker*, Huish*

Despite a huge Smiths connection – Raymonde frequently supported them and lead singer James Maker used to be their back up singer and dancer – the band only released on overlooked album in 1987, Babelogue. Although Raymonde never lived up to Record Mirror’s billing of them as one of the year’s most exciting newcomers, Maker made some money from his old mate nearly two decades on in 2004 when Morrissey not only covered Raymonde track No One Can Hold A Candle To You as a B side and live, but included the original version on his own compilation, the NME FreeEP ‘Songs To Save Your Life’ in 2004. “Jennifer Wants”, this track is absolutely exclusive to this EP so a must for all Morrissey fans.

SIDE B:
Hipsway – Bad Thing Longing (Preview From Their Forthcoming Album) 4:06
Producer – Hipsway, Paul Stavely O’Duffy*
Written-By – Skinner*, Travers*, McElhone*, Jones*

In between featuring in two hugely successful bands – Altered Images and Texas – guitarist Johnny Mcelhone formed Hipsway in 1984. The band’s eponymous debut album just missed out on a Top 40 place but single The Honeythief hit #17 in 1986. This track, at the time of this EP’s release an exclusive preview, was featured on their debut. Despite this early promise, the band folded in 1989.

Adventures, The – Walk Away Renee (Specially Recorded For Record Mirror) 3:16
Producer – Adventures, The
Written-By – Calilli*, Brown*, Sansoni*

The Adventures were an Irish folk rock band who briefly threatened to become one of the UK’s biggest bands. Backed by eventual Spice Girls guru Simon Fuller, he ensured The Adventures achieved plenty of airplay and music press attention. Despite a Top 20 hit in 1988 with Broken Land, it never really happened and The Adventures became one of the country’s best kept secrets instead. This faithful cover of The Left Banke’s Walk Away Renee, made famous by The Four Tops, was specially recorded for Record Mirror and remains exclusive to this release. Arguably, as the band had already released their album Theodore & Friends and its singles to little success, this was most likely an attempt by Fuller to keep them in the public eye in the absence of any new material.

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Record Mirror ‎– rm 2
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 22 Mar 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Leftfield, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Compiled By – Gill Smith
Cover – Graham Black (2)

NOTES:
Free with rm (Record Mirror, UK music magazine).
Not for resale.
Track A1 is an edit Of The Sarm West Remix (Razormaid).

Find the 7″ 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 Removeal: 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 Hipsway, New Order, Raymonde, Record Mirror, The Adventures, Various Artists | 33 Comments »