Posted by DjPaulT on June 30th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
1983 Front Cover
“I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” is a song by singer Nik Kershaw, first released on his hit debut album Human Racing.
The song was written during the latter part of the Cold War period when nuclear war between the two superpowers of the USSR and USA was still a very real concern, and the lyrics reflect a satirical view of politics and the threat of war with lines such as: “old men in stripey trousers, rule the world with plastic smiles”, and: “forefinger on the button, is he blue or is he red?”
“I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” only reached number 47 in the UK charts when first released. However, the follow up single from the same album, “Wouldn’t It Be Good”, reached the top five and on the back of that success “I Won’t …” was re-released and soared to number two. It was also subsequently a major hit in several other countries and was responsible for bringing Nik Kershaw to greater public attention.
In Kershaw’s version, the synth tune was produced with an Oberheim OB-8 played by Paul Wickens (Wix).
This 12″ version contains samples from “wouldn’t It Be Good” and “Dancing Girls”.
Label: MCA Records Ltd.
Catalog#: NIKT 4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Clinic, The
Photography [Back Sleeve] – Iain McKell
Photography [Front Sleeve] – Brian Aris
Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Nik Kershaw
Front has no remix title, and the label on A has added, below the title in small print, “Special new extended mix by Simon Boswell”.
Back of cover has (Extended Remix By Simon Boswell).
I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Extended Remix By Simon Boswell) 6:33
Remix – Simon Boswell
Dark Glasses 4:17
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
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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