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Bronski Beat with Marc Almond – I Feel Love (UK 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 24th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

In 1985, Bronski Beat joined up with Marc Almond to record a version of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”. The full version was actually a medley, also incorporating snippets of Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” and John Leyton’s “Johnny Remember Me”. It was a success, reaching #3 in the UK, equalling the chart achievement of “Smalltown Boy”. Although the original had been one of Marc Almond’s all-time favourite songs, he had never read the lyrics and thus incorrectly sang “What’ll it be, what’ll it be, you and me” instead of “Falling free, falling free, falling free”.

“I Feel Love (Medley)” peaked at #3 in Ireland and at #21 on the Belgian VRT Top 30. On the U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales, the single reached #50.

SIDE A:
Love To Love You Baby/I Feel Love/Johnnie Remember Me (Vocal – Cake Mix) 8:23
Mixed By – Larry*, Steve*
Producer – Mike Thorne
Written-by [Johnnie Remember Me] – Goddard*
Written-by [Love To Love You Baby & I Feel Love] – Summer*, Moroder*, Bellotte*

SIDE B:
Love To Love You Baby/I Feel Love/Johnnie Remember Me (Inst – Fruit Mix) 8:27
Mixed By – Larry*, Steve*
Producer – Mike Thorne
Written-by [Johnnie Remember Me] – Goddard*
Written-by [Love To Love You Baby & I Feel Love] – Summer*, Moroder*, Bellotte*

Puit D’Amour 1:38
Engineer [Mixing] – Harvey Goldberg
Written-By – Somerville*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 I Feel Love (Medley) U.S. Billboard Max-Singles Sales #50

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Forbidden Fruit – BITET 4
Format: Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Mastered By – Tone*

NOTES:
Marc Almond does not feature on Puit D’Amour
From the album “Age Of Consent”

Find The 10″ 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 “Bronski Beat with Marc Almond – I Feel Love (UK 10″)”

  1. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Brilliant!!!

    An smart way of paying tribute to Mrs Summer.

    Thanks Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Piotrvladimir 🙂

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  2. Matt Says:

    Awesome post, thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are welcome Matt 🙂

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  3. bfore Says:

    Back in the days it was played countless times on the radio all over Europe, a must have 80s Classic track, haven’t heard it for years.Pity it’s such a sad occasion to hear it again 🙁

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have had this single for some time and had planned to post it a while ago but I never did. I guess it was ment to wait until now.

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  4. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Never knew there was an instrumental; and how cute: Cake and Fruit mixes 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christian. I am happy to see your comments 🙂

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  5. ric Says:

    Another timely post, Paul! Thanks!
    I remember this debuted in the UK Top 20 the same week as Dead Or Alive’s Lover Come Back To Me. Two Hi-NRG classics!

    Here’s some trivia…

    Bronski Beat first covered the song on their debut album because it is a classic number – the first totally electronic disco number they danced to. When the album version started to get clubplay, the trio decided to re-record it specifically for the clubs.
    The idea to work with Marc Almond came after the Bronski’s went to see him live. Jimmy especially looks up to Marc as a singer and performer. At the time, Marc had also noticed them with their hit singles like Smalltown Boy and Why.

    This single was done really for the fun factor. This released version is actually the first take. After the take, they all took turns to moan and groan but those were too rude to be used in the end. LOL!

    After a string of political and gay singles, Bronski Beat just wanted to put out something that is just camp and fun.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric 🙂 this is fun and interesting trivia. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Hmmm… I can’t remember exactly how it was worded, but in Marc Almond’s autobiography (Tainted Life) I’m sure he says they all ended up falling out during the recording of this?? Clash of egos or something?

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    ric Reply:

    I won’t be surprised. Put a group of drama divas in the enclosed recording studio. What do you expect? LOL!
    Heck, even Jimmy fell out with the other two Bronski’s after this!

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  6. Ron Says:

    thanks, I could never find this 10″ back in the day and i heard this mix played, so thanks again keep up the great work

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  7. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul! 🙂

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  8. DJ Little Nemo Says:

    A masterpiece ! thank you !

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  9. alessandro Says:

    Puit D’Amour >> great bSide

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  10. G.H. Weekes Says:

    How about posting the 12″ of “It ain’t necessarily so”? I own a copy of it but I currently have a record player to hear it.

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  11. G.H. Weekes Says:

    That should be “don’t have a record player to hear it”. Sorry ’bout the typo.

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