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Falco – The Sound Of Musik (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 9th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“The Sound Of Musik” was the first single released from Austrian musician Falco’s fourth studio album Emotional, released in 1986. The single peaked at #19 on the US dance chart and #4 in Austria, Germany and Spain. “The Sound Of MusiK” only managed to make the #61 position in the UK.

SIDE A:
The Sound Of Musik (The Extended Rock ‘N’ Soul Version) 10:00

SIDE B:
The Sound Of Musik (The Extended Rock ‘N’ Soul Edit) 4:35
The Sound Of Musik (The Instru-mental Version) 2:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 The Sound Of Musik U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20529
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Rob Bolland & Ferdi Bolland*
Written-By – Falco

NOTES:
Original version on the Lp “Emotional”
Recorded at Bullet Sound Studios, Holland

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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28 Responses to “Falco – The Sound Of Musik (US 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    I have a soft spot for this guy 8)
    Thanks for the mixes!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too 🙂 You’re welcome Woz.

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  2. giorgio-greece Says:

    thanx a lot Paul for Falco!!!!!

    i first learn about him in the early 80’s when he had a big hit with the song ‘Der Komissar’.
    have u maybe got the 12inch of it????

    thank u very much!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Giorgio. I do have the “Der Kimissar” 12″ will try to post it in the future.

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    woz Reply:

    I’m not sure what I have for Der Kommissar as far as mixes go, but that would be an awesome post 😉

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  3. Rob Feutz (DJRAF) Says:

    Right on! Another fun 12″ from Falco. Funny, I’m currently selling his ‘Emotional’ CD on my eBay page, along w/ so many other 80’s CD’s. I never had this single, so thanks much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rob!

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  4. sasomom Says:

    I’m a little late but i wish you a happy birthday DjPaulT.
    Thank you for this 12 inch.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Sasomom!

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  5. A. Says:

    Great one! Thank u!

    And – BTW – happy b-day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you A.

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  6. cdmaniac Says:

    All I can say is AWESOME!!
    I love Falco!
    He was taken too early.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Cdmaniac. Yes Falco is missed.

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  7. Matt Says:

    I went nuts over this song when I first heard it. I never came across this single. Great to hear this again after all these years. Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt glad i was able to bring it back 🙂

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  8. Mark Z Says:

    Hey Paul!

    First off, Happy Birthday for yesterday – I wasn’t online ’til now. Hope you had a great day.

    Secondly, thanks for this amazing post: you know I love this guy!

    Thanks again!

    Mark Z.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you and you’re welcome Mark!

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  9. Stefano Says:

    The extended mix on the A-side has been released on CD in 1991, but the B-side never did. Very happy to have a quality transfer of that B-side now! Excellent song by the way, although for some reason it did not chart as high as ‘Rock me Amadeus’ or ‘Jeanny’. Falco enjoyed his worldwide success between 1985-1988 and during that period the whole production was Dutch, yeah 🙂

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano and thanks for the info 🙂

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  10. Penseur Says:

    Hi master,

    Late, but i wish you a happy birthday!

    About this 12″ single:
    Let’s go back to the so great 80’s…
    Falco was a pope in his art…
    Almost, so lot of 2000’s songs used samples from his hits…
    It is in fact for the reason that these songs were good… no?

    Thx for this one!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Penseur you’re welcome. We will be seeing more of Falco’s art in the future 🙂

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  11. NeilKelly Says:

    A belated Happy birthday Sir. You wouldn’t believe this but i was wishing for more Falco on your sight only a few days ago and here it is. What a fantastic song i had this on 7″ when it came out (actually still do). Love it still to this day. The obvious omission is now various mixes of the tracks that you’ve posted and Jeanny. By the way after a computer crash / update etc i am now missing the download of Vienna Calling as i wanted to compile all the Falco tracks that you have posted on one CD. Everytime both yesterday and today i click on either the MP3 or FLAC link i just get a continual ‘Connecting’ advice followed by a ‘problem loading page’. Any advice? Thanks, Neil

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Neil and thank you for the birthday greeting. This is the first time anyone has mentioned this problem. Possibly the server is busy. Do you get any error messages?

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  12. NeilKelly Says:

    Hi. Thanks for reply. Just the above mentioned problems. First a continual connecting… then after about a minute. Problem loading page.

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  13. Bellenger1981 Says:

    I’ve been looking for this mix! Great song! Thanks, Paul! Looking forward to more Falco…

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  14. JustMe Says:

    Great song! Never heard this before, but I’m familiar with Falco. He sorta dropped off the radar after Rock Me Amadeus and Vienna Calling, which is a shame, because this is really worth a listen.

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  15. Bearguy Says:

    Thanks for this one! I’ve had this single for ages but your transfers always come out souding better than mine do… 🙂

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  16. Michael Says:

    Any chance of doing a remaster of the rare 12″ Edit version of this song found on this promo?

    http://www.discogs.com/Falco-The-Sound-Of-Musik/release/909275

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