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Tin Tin – Kiss Me (Dub Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 12th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

 

Stephen Anthony James Duffy (born 30 May 1960, Alum Rock, Birmingham, England) is an English singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was a founding member and vocalist/bassist of Duran Duran. He went on to record as a solo performer under several different names, and is the singer and songwriter for The Lilac Time with his older brother Nick. He has also co-written with Robbie Williams and Steven Page.

In 1982, he created the band Tin Tin, with John Mulligan and Dik Davis (both then of Fashion), Andy “Stoker” Growcott (of Dexys Midnight Runners) and Bob Lamb (original producer of Birmingham band UB40). The band was signed with WEA Records in the UK, and released the song, “Kiss Me”.

The song was allegedly written within 24 hours after the band had signed a record deal with WEA Records. The single peaked at number 155 on the UK singles chart and was in 1983 released on Sire Records in the U.S., where it made the Billboard dance chart. The lead singer and guitarist in Tin Tin, Stephen Duffy, later re-recorded the song twice and released it as a solo single using the name of Stephen TinTin Duffy. The first re-recording was released as a single only in the West Midlands region in 1984. Another version was recorded in late 1984 and released as a single on 25 February 1985. This version made its debut at number 22 in the UK singles chart and peaked at number 4, selling more than 250,000 copies within three weeks and thus being certified silver.

The chorus is based on a passage from the book Song of Songs. “Kiss Me” was the last song to be played on BBC Radio 1s MW frequency in 1994, before the station became FM only.

“Kiss Me” was later recorded by UK pop singer Robbie Williams for his Rudebox album.

SIDE A:
Kiss Me (Dub Version) 5:30

SIDE B:
Love’s Duet (Dub Version) 6:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Kiss Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA Records Ltd. – TIN 1 (T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Other [Clothes By] – Kanga
Photography By – Sheila Rock
Producer, Engineer – Bob Lamb*
Written-By – Tin Tin (4)

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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22 Responses to “Tin Tin – Kiss Me (Dub Version) (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    a new wave gem. Thanks Paul. Stephen should’ve had more hits than this one !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I agree with you 🙂

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  2. VanceMan Says:

    Another one of those, “I had that mix on a tape years ago …” It’s more compact mix than the US version which is only two minutes longer but never seems to end. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  3. Disco D Says:

    Thanks for this. The hit version in the UK was the 1985 J.J. Jeczalik & Nicholas Froome production. It had JJ’s Art of Noise-esque ‘dum dum dum’ samples and various bits of 80’s type sampling technologies going on. François Kevorkian did a U.S. Vocal & Instrumental Remix. I don’t remember it being better than JJ’s though. Any plans to upload that? Thanka again, Paul. Great work, as always!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Disco D. This is the 12″ version I have of this song but I am looking into gett the second UK 12″ with the US Remix.

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  4. MRNOCHE Says:

    excellent¡¡,tin tin duffy ITS GREAT¡

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MRNOCHE glad you like it!

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  5. ric Says:

    This single debuted into the UK Top 20 at #4 like you mentioned, Paul. And guess who debuted at #5? Madonna’s Material Girl, who leaped over Stephen to peak at #3 the following week!
    I love the music of Stephen Tin Tin Duffy and bought all his 12″ singles from 85-86. Pure pop if ever there’s one! Shame he only enjoyed two Top 20 hits…the equally brilliant Icing On The Cake being the other.
    He later dropped the gimmicky Tin Tin moniker for his following singles…Unkiss That Kiss, I Love you and Something Special. All worth checking out!
    And for all the 12″s that I have, this is not there..so great thanks for this dub, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric glad to add this one to your collection. Enjoy!

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  6. mjb Says:

    What a confusing history this song has! Despite its copyright dates, I’m not entirely sure this 12″ is actually from 1982; it may in fact be the limited West Midlands UK release from 1984 as mentioned in the Wikipedia bio. I’ve asked for some help sorting it out on Discogs; please weigh in if any of you know anything.

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    Conrad Reply:

    This IS the 1982 version and not the 1985 version. How do I know? I bought it when it first came out from a little record shop in Dover called Hummingbird Records!! Definitely the ’82 version!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know this the ’82 version because my older sister handed this record down to me. She bought it new in 1982 from Starship Records in Tulsa as an import.

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    mjb Reply:

    Excellent; thanks, guys! Please comment on the Discogs thread if you have any other editions, especially those TinTin/Tin Tin singles that charted in the UK in February and May 1984, respectively, long before the Jeczalik/Froome production that charted in February-May 1985.

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  7. Super C Says:

    A great reminder of some great 80’s music. Had not heard the ’82 version before Thanks.

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  8. wolfie Says:

    AWESOME!!! I adored Stephen Duffy – his first two albums are two of my all time faves! I did have many of his 12” mixes back in the day. Icing On the Cake and She Makes Me Quiver are fab. Thanks again xxx

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  9. wolfie Says:

    AWESOME!!! I adored Stephen Duffy – his first two albums are two of my all time faves! I did have many of his 12” mixes back in the day. Icing On the Cake and She Makes Me Quiver are fab. Not Forgetting ”Unkiss That Kiss” also – sweet memories Thanks again xxx

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  10. Jermajesty Says:

    I had no idea this song had history before 1985!! Thanks.

    Any chance of uploading the follow up DjPaulT? That really would be the Icing On The Cake.

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  11. Diego Says:

    Your job is really amazing my friend! Excellent music, excellent rips, excellent blog design, we can download direct from your host, different formats to choice, etc!
    Keep on working this way!
    Greetings from Uruguay!

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  12. Humberto Says:

    Hola Paul, jajaja me rio por que el nando me envio dos singles, cuando envio el de Glorya Gaynor cache que era de tu blog por que siempre lo reviso, mil disculpas y gracias popr excelentes temitas.

    Saludos Humberto

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  13. N@NDO Says:

    pido disculpas por lo que hice no lo hice de malas maneras solo es que no sabia las reglas me equivoque no lo hago mas mil disculpas humildemente sr. pault

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  14. dan Says:

    So nice to find this one here. I have the 12″ as well, but my vinyl isn’t in primo condition. It was really hard for me to find back in the 80s. I’ve always liked this version.

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