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Andrew Ridgeley – Shake (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 16th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English former pop singer-songwriter, guitarist and environmentalist. He was a member (with George Michael) of the 1980s pop music duo Wham!.

Wham! went on to enjoy worldwide success between 1982 and 1986. They made their U.S. debut appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand but broke up in late 1986, whereupon Ridgeley moved to Monaco, and tried his hand at Formula Three motor racing. Meeting with little success, Ridgeley moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in acting. He returned to Britain permanently in 1990. Regardless, CBS Records, having taken up the option on Wham!’s contract that specified solo albums from Michael and Ridgeley, released a guitar-and-drum-driven solo effort from Ridgeley, Son of Albert, in 1990. His brother Paul—a frequent percussionist for Bananarama—played drums on the album.

“Shake” was the first single released fron Son Of Albert the track peaked at #77 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on December 5. 1990.

SIDE A:
Shake (Extended) 4:54
Written-By – Andrew RidgeleyDavid Austin

SIDE B:
Hangin’ (Extended) 6:10
Written-By – N. Rogers/B. Edwards*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Shake U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #77

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – AJR GT1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer, Arranged By – Andrew RidgeleyGary Bromham

NOTES:
Original versions appear on the LP “SON OF ALBERT”

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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27 Responses to “Andrew Ridgeley – Shake (UK 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    wow! Thank you so much dear Paul! I’m a fan of Wham! – George Michael and Andrew
    Great to have single by Andrew Ridgeley from his the only one album “Son of Albert”!! Thanks!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. “Son Of Albert” is one of my favorite albums I listen to it often it’s very under rated 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    I like this album too! 🙂 I have it as Japanese import on CD. I always wondered why this album was considered a failure…
    Paul maybe you have Andrew’s single “Red Dress” also?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Spring yes I do have “Red Dress” it will be tomorrows post 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    Just perfect! You always know how to surprise the audience! 🙂

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  2. giorgio-greece Says:

    thanks a lot for that!!
    never knew that Andrew had an album !!!

    what a surprise!!

    love u Paul!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Giorgio say hello to Greece for me 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    I wonder if George Michael owns a copy of this record.

    There’s an interview with Andrew on Wogan from this period – the questions and answers go more like a job interview. 😀

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEUY6hBMhpA

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jermajesty interesting that you posted this link. I just watched this clip this morning while researching this single 🙂

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  4. Dan Says:

    What a great and rare treat, many thanks Paul! This song has been languishing in obscurity for years, I’m glad it’s finally getting some attention! I think Andrew is married to one of the Bananarama girls. Guess maybe he met her through his brother who played percussion for them!

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    ric Reply:

    Andrew married the prettiest one…Karen Woodward! 😀
    And I’m surprised that the single entered the Hot 100!!! In my memory it flopped almost everywhere!
    Thanks for this rarity, Paul. Great to enjoy the 12″ and a Chic b-side! Gasp!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan this single and the album have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. I really like it 🙂

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  5. feanor Says:

    thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  6. Ziv Says:

    WOW… I didn’t know that Andrew Ridgeley can really sing!

    I always thought that Wham! was George Michael solo + another guy (Andrew Ridgeley) as a model only.

    BTW:

    It remind me “Space Monkey” (Paul Goodchild) – another great project from the same producer of Wham!.

    Thanks Paul for this unknown song.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Andrew wrote Club Tropicana, Wham Rap and Careless Whisper with George. He was no stooge.

    Hey DjPaulT – do you have the single (& video) version of Wham Rap? The one where the verse goes “I said D.H.S.S, man the rhythm that they’re giving is the very best / I said, B1, B2, make a claim, sign your name’s all you have to do” etc……….

    Pretty please. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jermajesty I think already posted that 12″ a while back I may have to re-do it for you 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    You posted the Social and Unsocial mixes – which had different lyrics again, and I’d never heard before!

    The single/video mix is pretty much the same lyrics as the Social Mix you posted, but is a much shorter mix. Plus I actually think it’s a different vocal take. The line ‘I’ve got street credibility’ sounds like he’s singing a slightly different version of the melody – listen and compare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsyHQgiem8c&ob=av2e

    You can here it on ‘Gotta get some space, get outta this place’ too. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will have to see if I can locate the 7″ with the edit because I don’t have it.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    I think it does appear in 12″ format – I have a 12″ labelled A: Special US Re-mix / B: Special Club Re-mix and I’m pretty sure side B is the shorter version used in the video.

    I’d send it you, but it’s scratched to bits. :-/

    I didn’t realise it had got released twice (1982 and 1983) which explains the two different vocal takes I was going on about.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ziv I have “One More Shot” I will try to get it posted as soon as I can.

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    Ziv Reply:

    Thanks Paul!
    I’m looking for “Can’t stop running” but “One More Shot” is also great.

    thanks again!
    And please people donate! I did it.

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  7. Super C Says:

    You continue to amaze

    Thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Super C 🙂

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  8. Kiki Says:

    I recently ttok this 12” Out to make my own rip… It’s a very great 12” anyway ! The Long version of “Hangin” isn’t available anywhere else (You can find the Us remix on the CD album). It’s a very strong song, and i Don’t really understand why it didn’t work…
    The B-Side is also amazing ! I nearly had forgotten this Chic song, but Andrew made it better than the original!
    Thanks again for the time you give to all of us, and the joy for these lost jewels !

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    mik Reply:

    Hi from northern Italy !
    I really appreciate everything you shared and said abouto Andrew Ridgeley: I love his only album and I’d love to hear demo versions of it, if they exist somewhere….! Shoul we ask the Epic records….?

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