Posted by DjPaulT on July 6th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
R E Q U E S T
“Rock Me Amadeus” is a 1985 song by Austrian pop musician Falco from his album Falco 3. It topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It was Falco’s only number one hit in either the United States or the United Kingdom, despite his popularity in Germany, his native Austria, and much of Europe. The song was written by Falco and Dutch music producers Bolland & Bolland.
Originally recorded in German, the song is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his popularity and his debts. A longer version (eight minutes), named the “Salieri Mix,” appeared on the initial US release of the album Falco 3. The song was inspired by the movie Amadeus. For the US release, the song was remixed with an English background overlay by L.A. DJs Boris Granich and Chris Modig. There was never a full English version.
The song was released in Europe in 1985 in its original, German-language version. For the international markets (USA, UK, Japan etc.) several different single and extended mixes were produced; none of them were a solely English-language version, but the international single versions reduced the German lyrics. However, the video, which featured the original European version, was used world-wide.
Rock Me Amadeus (Salieri Mix) 8:21
Rock Me Amadeus (The Can Am Mix) 4:04
Rock Me Amadeus (Extended Mix) 7:02
Urban Tropical 3:51
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1986||Rock Me Amadeus||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|1986||Rock Me Amadeus||U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||#6|
|1986||Rock Me Amadeus||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#4|
Label: A&M Records – AMYE 278
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Credits: Producer – Bolland & Bolland (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Kurt Hauenstein (tracks: B2)
“Rock Me Amadeus (The Can Am Mix)” is not listed on sleeve but does appear the record label.
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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