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Katrina And The Waves – Do You Want Crying (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 11th, 2011


Written by keyboardist Vince de la Cruz “Do You Want Crying” was the foolow-up single to “Walking On Sunshine” and became a top 40 US hit reaching No. 37 in the late summer of 1985. The single also charted in the UK at No.96 and Canada at No.29.

This song has pretty much been over shadowed by “Walking On Sunshine” but in my opinion it is a great 80’s pop song that deserves to be revisited again.

Do You Want Crying (Extended Version) 5:14
Written-By – Vince De La Cruz

The Sun Won’t Shine Without You 3:35
Written-By – Kimberley Rew

Do You Want Crying (Album Version) 3:32
Written-By – Vince De La Cruz

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Do You Want Crying U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #37


Label: Capitol Records – 12CL 368
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Scott Litt
Producer – Katrina And The Waves, Pat Collier
Producer [Additional Production By] – Scott Litt

Recorded In England
From the LP “Katrina And The Waves”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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13 Responses to “Katrina And The Waves – Do You Want Crying (UK 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    Dude, I’m still in awe of your photoshop clean-ups on the cover scans.

    Do you use any additional plug-ins, or is it all done within CS5?

    How do you get the type so crisp/flat?

    Thanks for the tune too. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the comment. I don’t use any additional plug-ins only Photoshop CS5. I can’t give away too many of my secrets but I will tell you that I scan everything at s really high resolution. I may use the clone tool once in a while to remove artifacts but other than that it just takes a lot of time and patience. I value the artwork on these records just as much as the music.


  2. Bellenger1981 Says:

    A double dose of Katrina & The Waves! Excellent! “Do You Want Crying” is the forgotten Waves Top 40 hit. I never knew that an extended version existed until now! I can’t wait to download this one! 🙂

    While I’m focused mostly on the music, I enjoy the sleeves of these singles, too. Always great to have them in excellent resolution, Paul! Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey you are very welcome i hope that you like the “Extended Version”.


  3. Adam Says:

    hi Paul
    i already got these Katrina tracks
    Do you have their ‘Plastic Man’ single?
    the 12” was longer but you had to get the 7” as well (for all versions)
    or anything pre-1984?
    and yes i’m gonna download again as your mp3 ‘packs’ are way ‘fab’
    thanx xx


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Adam don’t have that one.


  4. ric Says:

    More from K & The Waves!
    I have this exact 12″, and it’s always exciting to see another fellow music lover having the same item even though continents apart!
    But of course, I must admit the condition of my sleeve is not as crisp as your scan. LOL! Can you believe this and Walking On Sunshine are already over 25 years old!?!

    Since we’re on the topic of their UK 12″s, I wonder if you also have Sun Street from 1986?
    It was never released in the US but is their third biggest hit in the UK, following Love Shine A Light and Walking On Sunshine. The song is not a Beethoven masterpiece, but I really love it for its simple sentiments and sunny disposition. Along the lines of Walking On Sunshine, but just less manic.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Ric sorry for the delay. These are the only two Katrina singles that i have at the moment but you never know what I will find.


    ric Reply:

    Hi Paul, no worries about the delay. I’ve been very busy over the weekend myself. LOL!
    And please don’t feel any pressure about not having any of the singles that I ask for. Your posts are already amazing as they are, so any favours or requests answered is really an extra bonus that comes with no obligations!


  5. Adam Says:

    ta any-who – no harm in asking
    25 years ago?
    aaaaagh – don’t remind me lol!


  6. Robert Says:


    You are amazing, as always. LOVE K&TW. Always have. I remember when I first heard WOS, I actually thought it sounded like Irene Cara. To this day, that is one of my fave songs. And DYWC 12″ is a great surprise. I thought I was the only one who had that 12″. LOL. Do you have QUE TE QUIERO, IS THAT IT, I REALLY TAUGHT ME TO WATUSI, THAT’s THE WAY and ROCK N ROLL GIRL?

    Sorry if I came off as greedy, but your 12″ collection amazes me and I can never seem to stump you. LOL

    You’re the best 🙂

    Thanks again



  7. Dave Says:

    Thanks your for this!!! One of my all time fav KATW songs, for sure! I have the 12″ but never had a digital version. It’s now on my iPod.
    One again, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!


  8. Andrew Says:

    Fantastic ‘Post’ ! Katrina & The Waves are/were WAY more than 1 Hit Wonders=That’s a total Insult. Que Te Quero was another great track + also had a Dance mix. The reason people Love your blog Paul’s cos you “fill in the Discography gaps”. No matter how many ‘G Hits’ collections there are they keep missing out all the B Side/12 Inch etc tracks Dummies ! These posts are gr8 coz ye can’t buy them even if U wanted too. The labels have got them soo wrong but that seems to have been there fate all along ! ?


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