Posted by DjPaulT on July 23rd, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“Brand New Lover” is the name of a song recorded by the British new wave band Dead or Alive. It was the first single to be released from the band’s third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know. It achieved international success when released as a single in 1986. The song proved to be more successful in the U.S. and in Japan than in the band’s native U.K.; it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, whereas the song reached #31 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, “Brand New Lover” spent two weeks atop the American dance chart in December 1986.
The lyrics describe the singer’s desire to leave his current partner for one who is more exciting. His motivation is that he admittedly does not desire a stable relationship with one partner, but rather is “a pleasure seeker.”
The song became Dead or Alive’s second Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as their first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The song was a moderate international success.
Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Mix) 9:00
Brand New Lover (Instrumental) 4:15
Brand New Lover (Up Ducky Mix) 6:25
In Too Deep (Live) 4:35
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1986||Brand New Lover||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#15|
|1986||Brand New Lover||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#1|
Label: Epic – 49-05965
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Credits: Mixed By [Mix Master] - Phil Harding
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
Producer - Stock, Aitken And Waterman*
Written By - Dead Or Alive
A1 to B1 special versions from the Epic LP: “Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know” 40572.
B2 recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, July 1985.
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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