Posted by DjPaulT on May 6th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
Side A Label
Left with three members with the departure of Paul Reynolds, the band waited and toured. Brothers Mike and Ali Score wanted to base the band out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With past success in the USA, both brothers thought leaving the UK and a new life in America was a perfect solution. With the popularity of the first two albums and the name “A Flock of Seagulls” still having some equity, they had 4 straight sell-out shows in Philadelphia. Mike, Ali and Frank Maudsley all applied for and were conditionally awarded green cards based on celebrity status under the O-1 work visa. The conditional approval was granted to all three, who settled in Philadelphia.
Frank became disillusioned with living in a strange city; he loved A Flock of Seagulls but had no family. Missing the UK, he returned to England. Mike and Ali stayed in Philadelphia and satisfied the terms of the visa. With Frank in Britain and the brothers in the USA it would appear the band was split into two camps. In fact it was Frank Maudsley who kept the band communicating. Unfortunately the brothers had a falling out that resulted in Mike remaining as the sole remaining original member of the touring band and Ali going to Boston. Ali played in a hard rock band and then worked for a computer company in Cambridge once the work visa turned into a permanent resident.
Frank was the go-between for the brothers and, during the recording of Dream Come True, some have indicated that Ali played on only 3 songs, Frank on 4 and Mike did all 9. One of the songs that all three did play on was entitled “Cosmos (Effect of the Sun)” and was dropped from the album. This dropping of the song brought the track listing down to 9 songs for the album. A large row ensued where Frank and Ali wanted to drop “Love on Your Knees” and include Cosmos. It was with this argument that two videos, “Who’s That Girl” and “Heartbeat Like a Drum,” were filmed in quick succession. These two videos were the last time the three remaining members were together in a recording or music capacity until 2004.
“Heartbeat Like A Drum” was the second single released from the album “Dream Come True” and included the dropped album track “The Effects Of The Sun” as the b-side. “Heartbeat Like A Drum” failed to chart in the US or UK.
This Canadian 12″ contains the same mix on A1 and B1 and oddly the mixes are not named.
**Please note there may be a bit of vinyl noise on B2 as a purist I left this noise as to not further damage the recording with extra processing.
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Credits: Written-By – A Flock Of Seagulls , Mike Score
Side A = AOR Side / Side B = Club Side
Tracks A1 and B1 are the same mix as shown by track times no mix names are given.
An Original Sound Recording Made By ZOMBA Productions Ltd. Publisher: Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP)
(A1) Heartbeat Like A Drum 6:55
(A2) Heartbeat Like A Drum 3:59
(B1) Heartbeat Like A Drum 6:55
(B2) The Effects Of The Sun 12:29
Side B Label
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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