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Nik Kershaw – Don Quixote (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 11th, 2010

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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Don Quixote was the third single taken from Nik Kershaws second studio album “The Riddle”. The song peaked at UK #10, AUS #83, Ireland #9, Germany #39.

The song has some direct ties to the original novel “Don Quixote.” Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

Don Quixote was from the region of La Mancha, which is likely were Nik Kershaws music video “Don Quixote” takes place, and also lead to the last line? of the song “We’re all men of La Mancha.” There is also a famous scene in the novel where the Don Quixote character (or the man on the horse in the video) has a sword fight with a windmill and looses. That also lead to the line in the chorus “Are we shouting at windmills like you.

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records Ltd.
Catalog#: NIKT 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits:  Written-By – Nik Kershaw

SIDE A:
Don Quixote (Extra Special Long Mix) 8:41
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn , Nik Kershaw
Producer – Peter Collins

SIDE B:
Don’t Lie 3:52
Engineer – Julian Mendelsohn
Producer – Nik Kershaw

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

DISCOGS LINK

 

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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8 Responses to “Nik Kershaw – Don Quixote (UK 12″)”

  1. Robert Brown Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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  2. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Yet another rarity. As always, I appreciate the FLAC format. Thank you, Paul!

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  3. David Says:

    Fantastic rip, thanks Paul!

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  4. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Can’t wait to hear this mix.

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  5. mike dalton Says:

    i cant find the passwords

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  6. mike dalton Says:

    plz can you tell me where the passwords are for downloads thanx

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  7. alex Says:

    Many thank for another rarity!

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  8. Kevin Says:

    How’s a person supposed to access this material if we’re required to post a user name & password… but it doesn’t give us a chance to set them up?

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