Posted by DjPaulT on December 27th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“You Should Hear How She Talks About You” is a 1982 Top Ten single performed by Melissa Manchester from her album Hey Ricky.
First recorded by Charlie Dore for her 1981 Listen! album, “You Should Hear…” was written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow. Arif Mardin who produced Manchester’s recording described the track as “a real departure for Melissa because it has a new wave dance quality and she had been known for her ballads”, Manchester having reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 with the ballads “Midnight Blue” (#6) and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (#10) and the previous Manchester/Mardin collaboration “Theme from Ice Castles” also being a ballad. Mardin continued: “But music is music. You can’t turn your back on new formats or styles.”
“You Should Hear…” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1982 to become Manchester’s highest charting record. It would also prove to be Manchester’s last Top 40 hit (her 1983 single “Nice Girls” would peak at #42). The track would earn Manchester the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the year 1982, besting nominated performances by Laura Branigan, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt; Manchester had previously been nominated in that category for the 1979 release “Don’t Cry Out Loud”.
A #10 A/C hit, “You Should Hear…” also gave Manchester a hit in Canada (#5), New Zealand (#20), and Australia (#4). In Australia, it ranked as the #25 single of 1982.
Long Goodbyes (Non-LP Track) 3:02
Written-By – Melissa Manchester
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1982||“You Should Hear How She Talks About You”||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|1982||“You Should Hear How She Talks About You”||U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||10|
Side A: Adapted from the Arista Album “Hey Ricky” L37759
Super Single 45 “Limited Edition”
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 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 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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