Posted by DjPaulT on August 11th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
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.
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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