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Howard Jones – Hide & Seek (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 16th, 2010



“Hide and Seek” was the third single by musician Howard Jones. It was released in February 1984, and reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. It appears on Jones’ album Human’s Lib.

The B-sides, “Tao Te Ching” and “China Dance”, are both instrumentals. All tracks were written by Jones.

Jones performed a solo acoustic version of the song at the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert.

Hide And Seek (Long Version) 8:35
Engineer – Stephen W. Tayler
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Producer – Rupert Hine

Tao Te Ching 3:48
Engineer – Ben Rogan
Producer – Howard Jones
Written-By – Howard Jones

China Dance 3:58
Engineer – Ben Rogan
Producer – Howard Jones
Written-By – Howard Jones

Label: WEA Records Ltd., WEA
Catalog#: HOW 3T, 249480-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 18 Feb 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Track A taken from the LP “Humans Lib”


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
Playlist Creator

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 “Howard Jones – Hide & Seek (UK 12″)”

  1. 80smusic Says:

    Thanks for this post! One of my favourite Songs from Howard and of the 80s!
    Thanks for your great work!


  2. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Thank you!!! Apparently, Jones’ back catalogue is getting a reissue treatment later this year. Rumour has it that the bonus cuts will include 12″ versions such as the one that you’ve posted.


    Jermajesty Reply:

    All the reissues are out, and surprisingly no extra tracks.

    In one way I love Howard for sticking up for them as untouchable masterpieces.

    So thanks DjPaulT for saving our bacon with your perfect vinyl. 🙂


  3. Massi Says:

    many thanks. looking forward to your ‘no one is to blame’ post


  4. Sypersizeme Says:

    Fabulous post! Loved his 12”ers in the 80’s and so good to see great quality rips on here. I’d love to get my hands on your collection lol x


  5. Michael Says:

    Hi Paul!
    Thanks a lot for your posts. You keep on sending us back to the great music era from our youth 🙂


  6. Sebastian Says:

    Many many thanks for your post !!
    I grew up listening all this musicians, and I still believe they made better music than we have to listen today…


  7. Jeff Says:

    Beautiful rip. I’ve got four or five copies of this — including my own originals from ‘back when,’ and this song is extremely difficult to get a clean copy of — very quiet. Thanks!


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