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Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Little Mystery (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 7th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

R E Q U E S T

Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish pop rock band that formed in the 1980s. They scored a number of hits in the British charts and around the world. The band is composed of Marti Pellow (vocals), Tommy Cunningham (drums, vocals), Graeme Clark (bass, vocals) and Neil Mitchell (keyboards, vocals). A fifth, unofficial member, Graeme Duffin (lead guitar, vocals), has been with them since 1983.

“Sweet Little Mystery” was the second single from Wet Wet Wet’s debut album, Popped In Souled Out. It was released on 20 July 1987 and reached #5 in the UK charts.

Marti Pellow recorded his own version of the song for inclusion on his 2002 album Marti Pellow Sings the Hits of Wet Wet Wet & Smile.

SIDE A:
Sweet Little Mystery (Mister E. Mix) 6:08
Remix – Eric Calvi

SIDE B:
Sweet Little Mystery (Dub Version) 7:13
Remix – Eric Calvi

Sweet Little Mystery (7″ Version) 3:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: UNI Records – UNI-8005
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Photography – Nick Peacock, Robert Erdmann
Producer – Axel KröllMichael Baker
Producer [Additional Overdubs] – JWWWL
Written-By – Graeme ClarkMartyn*, Marti PellowNeil MitchellTommy Cunningham

NOTES:
Original version on the Lp “Popped In Souled Out”

Find The12″ 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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19 Responses to “Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Little Mystery (US 12″)”

  1. Juliano Says:

    EXCELLENT CHOICE!!!

    Hope there’s more remixes from WET WET WET
    Great, just great choice of music.

    Rock on…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Juliano!

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  2. woz Says:

    I don’t know a lot about these guys, so I went over to youtube and listened to this track. Not bad! I look forward to hearing your rip, djpt! Thank you 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz! These guys remind me a bit of Hipsway maybe. Enjoy!

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  3. ric Says:

    Wet Wet Wet and Johnny Hates Jazz came onto the UK music scene around the same time, and both enjoyed Top 10 hits the same week in June 1987.
    Johnny Hates Jazz with Shattered Dreams (#5) and Wet Wet Wet with Wishing I Was Lucky (#6).
    Shattered Dreams cross over and became an even bigger hit in the US (#2), but the Wets struggled to peak at #58.
    However, the Wets went on to bigger things in the UK long after Johnny Hates Jazz disbanded. Their cover of Love Is All Around became a million seller and the second longest stay at #1 (15 weeks). Bryan Adam’s dirge that is Everything I Do is the leader with 16 weeks.
    There are a few 12″ remixes of Sweet Little Mystery, and this is my favourite of the lot. Thanks Paul! Another vinyl for me to retire!
    Btw, leader singer Marti Pellow, when he first appeared with the Wets, is referred to in British pop magazines as the long lost twin of Tom Cruise, albeit a slimmer version with a smaller face…LOL!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Thank you for all of the info.

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  4. wolfie Says:

    FABULOUS!!!! Loved these back in the day – thanks so much x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Wolfie 🙂

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  5. george e. Says:

    Very good choice! I own this 12″ along with the UK extended version. Thank you for the -surely- excellent rip. My favourite by the Wets is “Wishing I Was Lucky” (bunch of versions for this one!) Thanks again.

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  6. Karl Watson Says:

    Thanks for posting these great versions – heard them many times before – I’m a big fan of the band from the UK!

    Admittedly, the Wets music doesn’t really lend itself to being remixed, however, there are some notable vinyl remixes from the 80s and 90s that you might be interested in:

    Wishing I Was Lucky (12″ Version) – WIWL UK 12″ Single (1987)
    Wishing I Was Lucky (Metal Mix) – WIWL UK Limited Edition 12″ Single (1987)
    Sweet Little Mystery (12″ Version) – SLM UK 12″ Single (1987)
    Wishing I Was Lucky (Gotta Job Mix) – WIWL US 12″ Single (1988)
    Wishing I Was Lucky (Instrumental Dub) – WIWL US 12″ Single (1988)
    Sweet Surrender (Ben Liebrand Mix) – Broke Away UK 12″ Calender Box Set (1989)
    You’ve Had It (12″ Club Mix) – Broke Away UK 12″ Single (1989)
    You’ve Had It (7″ Club Mix) – Broke Away UK 7″ Single (1989)
    Stay With Me Heartache (Young T.C. & T. Mix) – SWMH 12″ Single (1990)
    Stay With Me Heartache (Stay Where You Are Mix) – SWMH 10″ Single (1990)
    Lip Service (Youth Remix) – LS 7″ Single (1992)

    Kind Regards

    Karl

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry this is the only 12″ i have currently by Wet Wet wet. Will try to get more as donations come in.

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    Karl Watson Reply:

    Will look forward to it and I’ll keep checking your excellent site

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    wolfie Reply:

    Karl – do you have those mixes? I’ve searched for 12” mixes of Wet Wet Wet for years as I’m a huge fan of them too. Any download links would be appreciated.

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    Karl Watson Reply:

    Hi Wolfie

    Let me know your email address and I’ll see what I’ve got.

    Cheers

    Karl

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    wolfie Reply:

    Hi Karl – my email address is wolfie68@me.com Hope to hear from you soon

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  7. musicfan Says:

    I once heard an amazing remix of Wet Wet Wet’s Wishing I Was Lucky. It was played on the Network Chart Show – the Sunday commercial chart show on UK radio. The Network Chart Show was the rival to the BBC’s Top 40 radio show.

    I on’t know if the remix was made for the Network Chary show or it was released as a B side or remix.

    If anyone has heard it or got it- it’s a great remix of their classic song. 🙂 I got most of the remix on audio tape.

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  8. musicfan Says:

    Whoops, sorry, I didn’t see the post above mine! Yes, one those mixes must be the one I heard. Thanks for the details.

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  9. musicfan Says:

    I found the mix!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAconPcK_A&feature=player_embedded

    What a remix! Oh wow – been looking for this for over two decades! LOL

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  10. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Once again something I didn’t have before.

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