Posted by DjPaulT on December 31st, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
Happy New Year Everyone! We had a great 2011 and now we are going to have an even better 2012, full of fantastic eighties gems. This ultra rare 12″ promo is one of three releases by Sire records to promote Madonna’s first remix album, “You Can Dance”, which was released in November 1987.
This single contains the full extended remixes of “Where’s The Party” and “Spotlight”, which are both exclusive to this 12″. They are the full unmixed versions. They are completely unedited with remixing credits by Shep Pettibone and Jon “Jellybean” Benitez. All three “You Can Dance” promo singles exhibit exclusive front cover artwork and a plain white back cover.
“Where’s The party” was never officially released as a single, but it did appear on the True Blue album and also as the b-side for “Spotlight”, which was only released officially as a single in Japan.
“Spotlight” was not officially released as a single in the United States, therefore it was not eligible at the time to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100. Even so, radio stations started to play the song unofficially and it managed to garner enough airplay to appear on the Hot 100 Airplay chart of Billboard in early 1988. “Spotlight” debuted at 37 on the Airplay chart issued January 16, 1988, and was the highest debut of the week. After three weeks, “Spotlight” reached a peak of 32 on the chart, but fell to 40 the next week, before being sent for recurrent rotation. It also charted on the Hot Crossover Singles chart, reaching a peak of 15 on January 9, 1988.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1987||Spotlight||U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||#32|
|1987||Spotlight||U.S. Hot Crossover Singles||#15|
Label: Sire – PRO-A-2905
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Credits: Producer – Stephen Bray
Written-By – Madonna, S. Bray*
Tracks A1 & B1 are exclusive to this release. They are complete and unmixed with no fades at the begining or end of the tracks.
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
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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