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Bette Midler – Married Men (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 13th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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“Married Men” was the third single taken from Bette Midlers fifth album Thighs And Whispers. “Married Men”, featured the Harlettes on back-up vocals, including Luther Vandross, Sharon Redd, Katey Sagal and Jocelyn Brown. The single peaked at the #40 position on the US Hot 100 on July 7, 1979 after spending two weeks on the chart.

SIDE A:
Married Men (Long Version) 7:58

SIDE B:
Married Men (Short Version) 5:32

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Excellent
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Married Men U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1979 Married Men U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – DSKO 187
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – Arif Mardin
Recorded By – Lew Hahn
Written-By – Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker

NOTES:
Promotional Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

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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22 Responses to “Bette Midler – Married Men (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Erik Says:

    Thanks for post!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome erik!

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  2. Marc Says:

    thanks so much for this 🙂 waited so long for that record 🙂

    hugs Marc

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marc I hope that it was worth the wait 🙂

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    Marc Reply:

    it was 🙂 now we need Big Noise and Belinda’s I Get Week (US 12″) i am soooo greedy 🙂 interesting bout Belinda is that the 7″ version on the 12″ is actually a Shep Pettibone Remix and NOT the regular 7″ version

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  3. Conner Says:

    As always, thanks for these. I love this album and it is fun to have this. Also, BIG THANKS for the Bananarama run. LOVE them.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Conner you are very welcome and there will be a Bananarama round 2 soon!

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    Conner Reply:

    Sa-weet!

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  4. J. Burr D Says:

    Thanks so much for this one, Paulito! Like Marc, it’s been one I’ve been waiting for for a long time.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Siete i benvenuti!

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  5. Spring Says:

    Hi dear Paul! I didn’t know that you love music of Bette Midler. She is a great actress and singer. I like this album from 1979 “Thighs And Whispers” but my favorite from her is “No Frills” (1983). Those albums are both great. Love them! Huge ‘Thank you’ as always sweetheart.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring! Yes I love the music of Bette.

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  6. Eurovision Says:

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eurovision =)

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  7. Ryan Clark Says:

    Yay! Thanks, Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ryan still loving your site!

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  8. ric Says:

    So underrated chart-wise, our Divine Ms M. She makes kitsch and camp so hip it hurts@
    Thanks for another heavenly post, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! Hope all is great in you part of the world my friend 🙂

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  9. feanor Says:

    more bette! YAY!!!!! thanks a bunch!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  10. Mike Says:

    I’m a huge Bette fan….but I gotta say I think Bonnie Tyler did a better version of “Married Men”. IMO!

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  11. Brady B, Says:

    Hey Paul— I haven’t been back here in a LOOOONG time! I’m so pleased to see that you are still around and playing such great stuff here!

    Thank you for the two Bette 12″ mixes here. If you ever find the extended “Strangers In The Night,” that would be great fun. There was talk about “Big Noise From Winnetka,” and yes, the 12″ is indeed just the album version. However, the 7″ edit is unique, and has a repeat in the fade that I don’t believe exists on the original version (since there is no fade there). Is there any way you could post that 7″ single?

    Also, someone mentioned “You’re Moving Out Today,” which is another one of my favorites. There was never a 12″ release (or at least, if there was, it was not an extended remix). HOWEVER, and this is fascinating, there are two very, very different versions of the 7″ single. The first one runs 2:56, and this was the version that was included (as an “Intermission”) on her “Live At Last” LP. The lead vocal has some overdubbing and she has a bit of a childlike quality in her voice, most notably in the first verse. The second version is longer, coming it at 3:19, This one features a whole extra chorus and some extended “la, la’s” toward the end of the song, and her vocal is not overdubbed and sounds more straightforward in the first verse, and not as childlike. But what is confusing is that the catalogue release numbers for both singles are exactly the same (45-3379). So it was just luck of the draw as to which 45 one might get!

    It truly would be WONDERFUL if you could find this longer version to post for us!!! (The shorter one is already available on CD and digital downloads.)

    Many thanks, Paul, and keep up all the great work!!
    —Brady B.

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