Posted by DjPaulT on May 11th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
The second single from Kershaw’s debut solo album Human Racing, it was among his more popular singles spending three weeks at #4 in the UK charts and becoming a hit throughout Europe. It is also the song with which he is most closely associated in the U.S., where it narrowly missed going Top 40. Kershaw performed this song at Live Aid in London’s Wembley Stadium, in July 1985.
Kershaw’s prior single, his debut, had failed to be a major hit, and it was on the strength of this record’s success that the earlier single, “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, was promoted for a re-release. This time the single went all the way to #2 in the UK, becoming his highest-charting single there to date.
“Wouldn’t It Be Good” was released in a single version and an extended 12″ version. The main synth tune was produced using a combination of PPG Wave 2.2 and a Yamaha DX7. The B-Side is a non album track “Monkey Business”.
In 2009, VH1 listed the song as #88 among their 100 Greastest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s.
Wouldn’t It Be Good (Special Extended Mix) 6:42
Monkey Business 3:28
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: MCA Records
Catalog#: 259 605-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Credits: Photography – Iain McKell
Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Nik Kershaw
Track A is listed as 6:50 but is actually 6:42
Taken from the album “Human Racing”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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