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Madonna – Where’s The Party / Spotlight (US 12″ Promo)

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.

SIDE A:
Where’s The Party (Extended Remix) 7:11
Written-By – P. Leonard*
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Producer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
Remix, Producer [Additional], Edited By – Shep Pettibone

Where’s The Party (Dub) 6:22
Written-By – P. Leonard*
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Producer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
Remix, Producer [Additional], Edited By – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Spotlight (Extended Remix) 6:34
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Jellybean*
Written-By – C. Hudson*

Spotlight (Dub) 4:49
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Jellybean*
Written-By – C. Hudson*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Spotlight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay #32
1987 Spotlight U.S. Hot Crossover Singles #15

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – PRO-A-2905
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Stephen Bray
Written-By – Madonna, S. Bray*

NOTES:
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

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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49 Responses to “Madonna – Where’s The Party / Spotlight (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Vjeko Says:

    Wow! Thank you! Happy New Year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Vjeko!

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  2. heymusiclovers Says:

    WOW! many thanks and Happy New Year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Heymusiclovers Happy New Year!

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  3. Jbird Says:

    OMG! What a great find! Thanks so much, Paul! Happy new year to you and yours. Best, always, J.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Jbird!

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  4. Mark Says:

    Thanks Paul! Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Mark!

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  5. Justin Says:

    Happy New Year xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Justin!

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  6. MusicMan3 Says:

    Yes! This is awesome! Thank you Paul! Happy New Year! I will totally be playing this tonight! How appropriate.

    Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous 2012!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    MusicMan3 Happy New Year! Let me know if it’s a floorfiller for you 🙂

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  7. Dj Nicki Says:

    Happy New Year DJ Paul and thank you for all the great music….all the best for 2012.!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Dj Nicki you’re welcome. Happy New Year!

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  8. ric Says:

    The Party is at Burning The Ground and the Spotlight on DJ Paul T!
    A celebratory start to 2012 here to pave the way for the best 2012 for us all.
    Happy New Year Paul, and all fellow BTG’ers!
    Cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cheers to you Ric and Happy New Year!

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    Blake Reply:

    Hey, Ric! I thought of saying “the party is at BurningTheGround” also, but you trumped me with “the Spotlight is on DJ Paul T”! I guess I’m not the only cheesy one here! 🙂 Happy New Year!!

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    ric Reply:

    Cheese is good! Full of calcium goodness! Happy New Year to you too!

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  9. Eric Says:

    Thanks for this beautiful year of music … Hope to have more and more gems from the 80’s. You do a fantactic job !!! Happy New year Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Eric.

    Happy New Year!

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  10. feanor Says:

    now this really is a treat – one of the most rare madonna 12″ers in existence! your generosity is boundless, hope your 2012 is full of love, happiness, and blessings!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Feanor hope you a gret 2012 full of happiness.

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  11. giorgio-greece Says:

    wishing you a happy new year full of music and full of surprises for us!!!

    thank you paul!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Giorgio-Greece you’re welcome. Happy New Year!!

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  12. Stefano Says:

    Finally we get the unmixed promo 12 inches of the ‘You can dance’ project. Great job Paul! Thanks a million. I wish you and all the BTG’ers a happy, healthy and succesful new year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Stefano!!

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  13. Andrew Says:

    Thanks Paul,

    This is a great 12er.

    All the best for 20122 to you and yours!

    Andrew

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Andrew Happy New Year!

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  14. Orlando Says:

    Happy New Year Paul. Thanks for this track. A huge gem.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Orlando!

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  15. Christian Says:

    Happy New Year and Thank You, Paul! My copy of this promo (along with the other 2 promo twelve-inches and the CD of single edits) is one of my treasures. Thank you for replacing my bad rip with your quality one. Hope we can look forward to Into The Groove / Everybody and Holiday / Over And Over in the new year 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Christian!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have all three promo’s and will be posting the other two eventually 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Please do Paul! I think that many BTG’ers are waiting for the complete package. And you know my point of view 🙂

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  16. Guss Says:

    Heyyyy Paul happy 2012!!!, thank you for this gem and your execellent work, please post INXS.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy 2012 Guss I have some INXS stuff coming 🙂

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  17. Blake Says:

    Spotlight is one of my favorite Madonna songs, and certainly an under-appreciated one! Thanks so much for this post, Paul! Happy new year, and keep up the great work!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Blake “Spotlight” is one of my favs too :0

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  18. Chris Daniel Says:

    Happy New Year Paul!

    Big fan of the “True Blue” album, so “Where’s The Party” has always been a favorite of mine. And this is an excellent mix. Great rarity this one. Awesome!!!

    Chris Daniel

    The 80’s Man

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris I always wanted this one to be an official single.

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  19. Drake Says:

    Thanks !!
    Shep Pettibone is one of my favorites remixers of 80s!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂

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  20. Doug Says:

    I am excited to listen to this– Thanks!

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  21. Tomek Says:

    THX
    Happy New Year!

    What about the album You Can Dance (Single Edits Of Album Remixes), US 12” Promo Holiday and Into The Groove on vinyl ???

    Please with the New Year…

    Greetings from Poland,
    Tomek

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  22. Super C Says:

    Wishing you a fantastic 2012
    thanks for this Mad Treat 🙂

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  23. Super C Says:

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012
    Thanks for this MAD treat! 🙂

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  25. Anders Says:

    Thanks for this one!

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  26. Jason63 Says:

    Thank you Paul. The trilogy is now complete.

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