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The Dream Academy – Please Please Please (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 27th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” is a song originally performed by British group The Smiths. It was released as the B-side of “William, It Was Really Nothing” in 1984 and later featured on the compilation albums Hatful of Hollow and Louder Than Bombs.

The Dream Academy covered “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” in 1984. This version peaked at #83 in the UK Singles Chart. The instrumental version of the song is the better known cover version, since it was used in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (during the Art Institute scene) along with an other Dream Academy song “The Edge of Forever”. A similar (but vocal) single later appeared on the compilation album, Somewhere in the Sun… Best of the Dream Academy.

As a bonus track I have also included the US 7″ mix of “The Love Parade”. This mix is exclusive to the US 7″ single.

SIDE A:
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 3:05
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental) 3:05

SIDE B:
In Places On The Run 3:38
The Party (Acoustic Version) 3:45

BONUS TRACK:
The Love Parade (US 7″ Mix) 3:53
Producer – Alan Tarney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Blanco Y Negro – NEG 20T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – George Nicholson (tracks: B1)
Composed By – Gabriel* (tracks: B1), Marr* (tracks: A1, A2), Morrissey (tracks: A1, A2), Laird-Clowes* (tracks: B1, B2)
Engineer – Andrew Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Producer – David Gilmour (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Nick Laird-Clowes (tracks: A1, A2, B1)

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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30 Responses to “The Dream Academy – Please Please Please (UK 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul a zillion. The Love Parade mix is awesome !

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  2. DjPaulT Says:

    You’re welcome omar 🙂

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  3. Andy Simon Says:

    Wow, awesome! You just made my day … “Ferris Bueller” memories all over this one.

    PS: There wouldn’t be the 12″ of “Indian Summer” in your vault, too? :-)=)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Andy it is coming in the near future I have bought a copy from Italy as soon as I get it will be posted 🙂

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    Andy Simon Reply:

    Hey, looking forward to that. :-))
    Are you interested in Taco’s 12″ “Let’s Face The Music”?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Andy yes I would be interested in the Taco 12″ I don’t have that one 🙂

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  4. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Thanks for this.
    Please Paul, could you post the artwork of the “love Parade” US 7″?

    Merci d’avance… 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Piotrvladimir it has the same artwork as this 12″ just but with “Love Parade” title. Here is the Discogs link : http://www.discogs.com/Dream-Academy-The-Love-Parade/release/1891694

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    Piotrvladimir Reply:

    Thanks

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  5. ric Says:

    Simply gorgeous!
    I love The Smiths’s version (it’s my second favourite The Smith’s single) and have it on the Pretty In Pink soundtrack.
    I also love this The Dream Academy cover, and bought a New Wave compilation CD in the 90s just for their version.

    I’ve always assumed the US 7″ for The Love Parade is the same as the UK one. And with all the fuss and talk over it here…I can’t wait to check it out!
    Thanks for another brilliant post, Paul!
    I guess everybody get what they wanted today!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! I hope you enjoy the 7″ mix 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    I love it! Now I can understand the excitement and fuss of fellow BTGers over this!

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    ric Reply:

    I love it! Now I can understand the excitement and fuss of fellow BTGers over this!

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  6. Denny Says:

    I have a mint 45RPM copy of Dream Academy’s “Love Parade” with this cover image instead, amazing track, still love it to this day, never tired of it, probably the only track from them that I love most… cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cheers Denny!

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  7. Conner Says:

    Sa-weet! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  8. DH Sundwall Says:

    Thanks for another classic.

    I’m stunned to see that David Gilmour of Pink Floyd produced this. Very interesting.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DH 🙂

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  9. Paul in SLC Says:

    Thanks man… I’m gonna rock this one tomorrow in the car!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    lol you’re welcome Paul 🙂

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  10. Daniel Says:

    Absolutely beautiful. You have my eternal thanks, not only for this but for a whole host of 12″ mixes from my youth. Mind you, is there a 12″ of The Edge of Forever? I have a feeling I once saw one, but I can’t be too sure.

    Either way, keep up the good work brother. You’re admired worldwide.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Daniel there was a US 12″ released as a promo but unfortunately no mixes just the standard version on both sides 🙁

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  11. Jermajesty Says:

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you dj paul.

    Most Smiths cover versions are shit, but this is such a beautiful version, and i was singing it only today whilst actually wandering round an art gallery. 🙂 🙂

    Thanx!

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  12. DLG Says:

    I really respect Johnny Marr’s songwriting, and this track is an excellent Smiths’ song. But I prefer listening to Dream Academy’s cover, for several reasons – instrumentation, vocal performance, etc.

    It’s like Daryl Hall’s song Everytime You Go Away. I love the original Hall & Oates version, so soulful and sparse. But Paul Young’s cover is just a gorgeous, beautifully arranged pop ballad (with wonderful bass playing by Pino Palladino). It’s usually better suited to my mood.

    Thanks for posting this!

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  13. John Says:

    Hi to everyone,I try to download but I have problems because I don’t know where I can register myself 🙂 anyone can help me? thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi John please read the FAQ.

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  14. John Says:

    Oh thank you so much and sorry 🙂

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  15. Tony Says:

    Thanks Paul, I really enjoyed the instrumental.

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  16. Izzyexile Says:

    I loved this version as a teenager, but could you tell me what the password is, please?

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