Posted by DjPaulT on September 17th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“I’m Still Standing” is a song on English pop-rock performer Elton John’s 1983 album, Too Low for Zero. He sings about making a comeback despite problems in daily life. The video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was shot in Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur in France and features the colours of the French flag. Bruno Tonioli, a judge on the hit shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC (UK) and its American adaptation, Dancing with the Stars for ABC in the US, appears as one of the dancers in the video.
The song became a big hit for John on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #4 in the UK, reached #1 in Switzerland and #12 in the US.
The b-side “Earn While You Learn” is an instrumental piece performed by Lord Choc Ice which is one of Elton John’s aliases. The song did appear as a bonus track on the 1998 remastered CD version of “Too Low For Zero” which is now out of print.
I’m Still Standing (Extended Version) 3:46
Earn While You Learn 6:42
Performed By – Lord Choc Ice
Label: The Rocket Record Company
Catalog#: EJS 112
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – Chris Thomas (tracks: A) , Clive Franks (tracks: B) , Elton John (tracks: B)
Recorded By – Bill Price
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin (tracks: A) , Lord Choc Ice (tracks: B)
Original sound recording made by Rocket Records
Big Pig Music LTD.
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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