Posted by DjPaulT on June 22nd, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981
In 1981, when new wave and punk were the movement of the day, Elton John released his first album for Geffen Records, “The Fox”. Not a “party” album, but a very stately, majestic album.
The first single, “Nobody Wins”. Is a magnificent, soaring piece of electronic-pop that was sweeping and dramatic. It soundeds like the title track to a James Bond film. It was also released in Europe, with EJ singing the vocals in French, under the name of “J’Veux De La Tendresse”.
“Nobody Wins” peaked at #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song did not do as well in Elton’s home country and only peaked at #42 on the UK singles chart.
This US 12″ contains both the “Extended Version” of the song as well as the “French Version”. Both tracks are exclusive to this release.
Label: Geffen Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Credits: Producer – Chris Thomas
Recorded By – Bill Price
Written-By – Gary Osborne , Jean-Paul Dreau
“Nobody Win” from the Geffen Records album Elton John/The Fox (GHS 20002)
Published by Inntersong Music – ASCAP
℗ 1981 Sackville Productions, ILtd
(A) Nobody Wins (Extended Version) 5:20
(B) Nobody Wins (French Version) 5:09
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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