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Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 3rd, 2012


Lene Lovich (born 30 March 1949) is an American singer based in England, who first gained attention as part of the New Wave music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1978, disc jockey and author Charlie Gillett presented her recording of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, a cover version of a song originally performed by Tommy James and the Shondells, to Stiff Records boss, Dave Robinson.

Robinson immediately proposed to release it as a single on Stiff, for which Lovich and Chappell had to write and record a B-side at short notice. They came up with “Lucky Number”, which was eventually released as an A-side in 1979 and became a Top 3 hit in the UK.

“Lucky Number” was taken from her first full length album “Stateless”, recorded by Stiff Records. “Lucky Number” was also covered by Nina Hagen in German, titled Wir leben immer… Noch (“We are living… still”), published on the album Unbehagen also released in 1979.

Special note about this single: This 12″ is the 1988 US reissue and features the “Slavic Dance Version” of “Lucky Number” but it is not indicated as such on the sleeve or label.

Lucky Number (Slavic Dance Version) 4:32

New Toy 3:20

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: JDC Records – P 20135
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Art Direction – Michael Evanston
Written-By – Lovich* (tracks: A), Chappell* (tracks: A), Dolby* (tracks: B)

“Lucky Number” from the LP “STATELESS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

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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6 Responses to “Lene Lovich – Lucky Number (US 12″)”

  1. Ways2BWicked Says:

    I love this song! I didn’t know there was a 12″ inch single. Thanks for posting!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂


  2. batman508 Says:

    Hope to see Lene Lovich-Blue Hotel 12″ soon.

    tried download Toto Coelo, but the links are all dead. I guess alot of pre-2012 links are gone.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Batman508 you’re welcome. The Megaupload disaster is the cause fo the pre 2012 dead links. I have three years or so of posts that I am slowly trying to re-upload. It is taking some time because I am adding 24 bit links to the old files as well as the newer download buttons that I am currently using. Doing this so that the blog will pretty much all look the same. Keep checking back 🙂


  3. jbird Says:

    Thanks so much, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Jbird 🙂


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