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Billy Ocean – American Hearts (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 1st, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950) is a Trinidad-born English Grammy Award winning popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British-based R&B singer / songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones.

“American Hearts” was the first single released from Ocean’s second album City Limits the song peaked at #54 in the UK in January 1979, but failed to chart in the United States. The song was also recorded by the Australian pop/rock group Air Supply for their 1980 LP “Lost In Love”.

SIDE A:
American Hearts 8:14
Written-By – Bugatti & Musker

SIDE B:
My Love 4:21
Written-By – B. Ocean*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (company sleeve)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 American Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Did Not Chart
1979 American Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Did Not Char

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic
Catalog#: AS 693
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Ken Gold
Strings, Brass – Lynton Naiff

NOTES:
1979 GTO Records, Ltd.
DEMONSTRATION
NOT FOR SALE

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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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4 Responses to “Billy Ocean – American Hearts (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. DjPaulT Says:

    Wow! I think this is the first time that knowone has left a comment on one of my posts. But yet over 400 downloads.

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  2. Gina Says:

    I’m surprised how much I like “My Love.” It’s a really good track.

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  3. matracas Says:

    This song sounds so similar to Candi Stanton’s “Young hearts, run free”….I love it.

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  4. DjPaulT Says:

    Links are fixed 🙂

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