Posted by DjPaulT on December 6th, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979
I originally posted this rare 12″ a while back, but the links eventually went dead. Since then I have gotten many emails asking to re-post it. So I thought I would do better than that and just re-rip it using my new needle. Also, I am offer it in 24bit lossless for the first time. Enjoy!
“Let Me Take You Dancing” is a song recorded by Bryan Adams. It was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and was later remixed by John Luongo. It is notable for being Adams’ first solo single and his first ever release as a solo artist when he was 18.
The record is a disco track due to the remix. It was one of the first songs that Adams and Vallance wrote together and was based on a rag-time piano riff that Vallance had written. The writing took place during February 1978 and the song was recorded at Pinewood Studios by Geoff Turner The song was originally released as a pop song, but was taken by his record company and remixed.
Although the single experienced some minor radio success, respected remixer John Luongo was recruited to remix the song to make it sound like a proper disco track ready for release in the USA. The song went to #22 on the U.S’ Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Chart and also peaked at #18 on the Canadian Singles Chart.
For the remix to be a success, Luongo deemed it necessary to increase the tempo of the song. Unfortunately due to the lack of time compression technology at that time, it was impossible to increase the tempo of the song without increasing the pitch of Adams’ vocals. Adams was disappointed with the speeded-up sound.
Co-writer Jim Vallance stated that “I don’t doubt the single’s success contributed to Bryan eventually being signed directly to the label [A&M Records]”. However, to this day Adams has distanced himself from the single and has only performed it live on a handful of occasions. This is entirely because when Luongo remixed the record, he failed to ask Adams to re-sing the song. The result was the record sounds nothing like Adams’s voice due to how much the recording was sped up.
Let Me Take You Dancing (Disco Mix) 5:33
Remix – John Luongo
Let Me Take You Dancing (Instrumental Version) 3:01
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (Company Sleeve)
|1979||Let Me Take You Dancing||U.S’ Billboard Hot Dance/Disco||#22|
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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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