Posted by DjPaulT on November 22nd, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Hot Line to Heaven” is a song co-written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. The song appears on their second, self-titled album and was released as a single in the UK in 1984.
In its album version, “Hot Line to Heaven” is a seven-plus-minutes mid-tempo pop song. It was edited to about three-and-a-half minutes for its single release. After Bananarama recorded the soundtrack song “The Wild Life” (from the film of the same name), the edited version of “Hot Line to Heaven” was pressed onto the Bananarama album in order to make room for the late-addition of “The Wild Life”. This was only a temporary pressing, however, as Bananarama’s track listing was restored several months later, with the full version of “Hot Line to Heaven” intact.
The single did not perform well on the charts and was not released anywhere but in the UK. As was the case with the Bananarama album, the dark lyrical content did not meet with mainstream acceptance and became the group’s lowest charting UK single since their debut “Aie a Mwana”.
The B-Side track “State I’m In” is actually an extended version of the song. The album version only clocks in at 2:47 making this 12″ a true gem.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
Hot Line To Heaven 7:09
State I’m In (Extended Version) 4:38
Label: London Records
Catalog#: NANX 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Credits: Artwork By [Sleeve Design, Collage] – Laurence Stevens
Photography [Back] – Steve Rapport
Photography [Front] – Norman Seef
Producer, Arranged By – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – Woodward* , Dallin* , Fahey* , Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
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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