Posted by DjPaulT on February 14th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
BTG week of LOVE!
Happy Valentine’s Day
“So in Love” is a song by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1985 as the first single from the album Crush. The artwork, designed by XL Design, and the promo video were both influenced by the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.
Although “So in Love” was the first single from Crush, it was one of the last songs written for the album. It was originally dropped until band member Martin Cooper persuaded Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys to make a demo for the song. Andy McCluskey said it was about the painful end of a relationship. It was their first hit in the United States, after five years of trying to “break” in the states.
“So In Love” debuted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 1985. The song remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks, peaking at the #26 position.
**This 12″ promo was released in the general issue picture sleeve that shows the B-side as being “Concrete Hands (Extended)”. The labels list the mixes on both sides as “Special American Dance Remix” but track durations are different.
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) 5:40
So In Love (7″ Version) 3:29
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||So In Love||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#26|
|1985||So In Love||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#16|
Label: A&M Records – SP-12143
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Credits: Artwork By [Sleeve] – XL Design
Producer – Stephen Hague
Written-By – OMD*, Steve Hague*
Original version appears on the A&M album “Crush” SP-5077
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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