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Rick Springfield – Celebrate Youth (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 25th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

In my never ending quest for better sound quality, I have purchased a tube upgrade for my Bellari VP130 Phono Pre-amp. I am hoping that this upgrade will add more high-end and energy to the sound as well as tightening it up a bit. Curious to see if the soundstage opens up after some breaking in.

 

“Celebrate Youth” was the first single taken from Rick Springfield’s 1985 album “Tao”. The single was a moderate success debuting in the Billboard top 40 on April 20, 1985. After a six week run, the song peaked at #26. “Celebrate Youth” also charted in the UK peaking at #80.

SIDE A:
Celebrate Youth (Dance Mix) 5:20

SIDE B:
Celebrate Youth (Dub Mix) 6:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Celebrate Youth U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #26
1985 Celebrate Youth U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA – PD 14052
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Bill DrescherRick Springfield
Remix – Jay BurnettMark Kamins
Written-By – Rick Springfield

NOTES:
From the album “Tao”

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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18 Responses to “Rick Springfield – Celebrate Youth (US 12″)”

  1. Gene Savage Says:

    WOW! Especially in 24/96, this sound sounds FANTASTIC. Great mix, great find… and it sounds like, a great tube! Congrats on the new edition to your “family.” 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Gene. I really appreciate you 🙂

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  2. mr.misterfan Says:

    i remember my days at school thx DJPaulT, so you don´t have Scarlett And Black – You don’t know 12″ 1986 by the way, thx again, bye

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    woz Reply:

    You Don’t Know is a great song. It would be a cool 12″ to see pop up one day.

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  3. woz Says:

    Is this the first rip with the new tube? If so, I will listen a little closer and post some feedback. Sounds great as usual though 8)

    Thanks for some more Rick Springfield!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Woz yes it is the first post with new tube 🙂

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    woz Reply:

    Well the sound is excellent to me on this rip. I cannot tell a difference between other rips though. Every song is mastered differently so it’s very difficult to compare songs to each other. Maybe if I had two rips of the same track I could see a difference. No complaints here though – great sound before and great sound after the upgrade! 8)

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  4. Mike Slade Says:

    Thanks, the wife and I will be listening in the car tomorrow.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike I hope you and the wife enjoy!

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  5. Marko Says:

    Hi Paul, fantastic quality.
    We danced to this track at school all the time.

    Yould you also re-post the japanese 12″ collection, please ?
    I lost it somehow.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Marko probably not since it is on CD and I only post vinyl now. Sorry.

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  6. RBG Says:

    “…In my never ending quest for better sound quality, I have purchased a tube upgrade for my Bellari VP130 Phono Pre-amp. I am hoping that this upgrade will add more high-end and energy to the sound as well as tightening it up a bit. Curious to see if the soundstage opens up after some breaking in….”

    Yes this sounds great didn’t know they had an upgrade for that model however glad to hear of it. I have never had a problem with your “high-end” due to knowledge of most vinyl 12″ records sound a bit different from each other, for so many different reasons even if it has been mastered (including lacquer or copper cutting) by the same person at the same facility. Regardless of corrective eq or compression they might of done at the time of cutting…each recording is different. I really respect how you do your transfers and really like how you are presenting these as they are supposed to sound. It is like your making them “forever” for everyone’s enjoyment.
    Thank You

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great compliment I am glad to hear it. Yeah there are better quality tubes that can be bought to replace the factory one.

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  7. cdman Says:

    OOOAHHH I JUST BURN A CD AND LISTEN IN MY HF TEAC AND THE SOUND IS REALLY GREAT!! AWESONEEEE!!
    YOU BACK TO YOUR ROUTE AGAIN PAUL!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    PAUL COULD YOU PLEASE RE RIP IN THIS NEW UPGRADE THE LATEST POST??? (STING, LINDSEY AND HUMAN)
    THANK IN ADVANCE
    HAVE A GOOOOD DAY!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Would love to do that cdman but that would take a lot of time. I spend an entire day working on just one 12″. I’ll see what I can do but I cannot promise quck results.

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  8. Lollipop Says:

    Paul, thanks for all your hard, loving work in transferring these audio gems. I appriciate it!

    Hugz from CA!

    Lollipop

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  9. Kuba Says:

    On 12″ German Single “Celebrate Youth” is super rare track: Stranger In The House. On this vinyl single this track is almost 30 secunds shorter than on album. Hope mayby some day you will rip this track for us. Have a great day Paul!

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  10. Geri Says:

    Awesome!…but i m so sad since i lost the pw for my archive “Rick Springfield – 12 Inch Collection Japan EP”, a long time ago i downloaded this from your post when was only on vynil, the open one original i lost it in a broken hard disc…where was it????….please…..if you remember that pw, i ll really thank u, sorry my bad english…Great post, i love rick!

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