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Thompson Twins – Lies (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 9th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Lies” is a 1983 song by the British New Wave/Synthpop band Thompson Twins. It was released as the first single from the album Quick Step and Side Kick (which was renamed Side Kick in the U.S.), and the song peaked at #67 on the UK singles chart. The single fared better in the United States, where it peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1983. Along with the B-side track “Beach Culture”, “Lies” also spent two weeks at #1 on the American dance chart in January 1983, becoming the band’s second #1 on this chart (“In The Name Of Love” had spent five weeks atop this chart in 1982).

The music video was played on MTV and other video programs and features a view of the band’s feet at the end of an oversized bed, bouncing back and forth to the rhythm of the song, as a variety of sights pass in a room similar to Bowman’s bedroom in 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Magritte painting. At the end, the bed is revealed to be a hospital bed.

SIDE A:
(Bigger & Better) Lies 6:35
(Long) Beach Culture 6:44

SIDE B:
(Dub) Lies 6:18

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Lies U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1983 Lies/Beach Culture U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – CP 725
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Alex Sadkin
Written-By – Alannah CurrieJoe LeewayTom Bailey

NOTES:
“Lies” taken from the album “Side Kick”

Find The 12″ 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

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29 Responses to “Thompson Twins – Lies (US 12″)”

  1. Con Says:

    Nice post. I won’t be downloading this as I already the UK re-release of the Quick Step and Side Kick double CD with these tracks on it.
    One note that might be of interest to other readers is that this is the last release by TT without their ‘three heads’ logo, which was made up of their heads in the poses on the front of this release!!!

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    mjb Reply:

    I won’t be downloading this as I already the UK re-release of the Quick Step and Side Kick double CD with these tracks on it.
    As do I, and it’s very well mastered. Nevertheless, as is typical, this original vinyl has slightly more dynamic range than the Loudness War-era CD remaster, especially on “(Bigger and Better) Lies”. However this rip has slight distortion of vocal sibilants, so it’s a trade-off. Those of you who can’t hear or don’t care about these things, thank your lucky stars…

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  2. Patric Says:

    Thank you Paul! The Thompson Twins were one of my absolute Top Ten Artists of all Time. I had the chance to see them on their Quick Step Tour in 1983 – Brilliant.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcom Patric.

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  3. Patrick Says:

    One of my all time Fav groups

    Thanks

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  4. Patrick Says:

    love the banner very Duran

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Patrick!!

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  5. omar Says:

    Paul do you have the 12″ mixes of Sister Of Mercy aand Watching ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Omar I think I have “Sister Of Mercy”.

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  6. cdmaniac Says:

    Great work on the cover!
    The color is beautiful!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Cdmaniac.

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  7. Kyle Says:

    The Thompson Twins were so under-rated ! Thanks so much for the “Lies” !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kyle 🙂

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  8. Mike C Says:

    Awesome! Thanks very much and great work on the cover. Side Kicks very underrated and quite possibly just as good — or better — than Into the Gap!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mike C!

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  9. Kenneth Says:

    This is one of my all time favorite groups, Paul! I love this groove! A first for me to hear this 12″. Greatness achieved again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kenneth enjoy!

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  10. ric Says:

    One of my favourite 80s acts as well, especially from 82-85.
    They do what they do oh so well.
    While In The Name Of Love is a cool New Wave single, Lies is the one that really gravitated me towards the trio.
    Have the remastered CD as well, but thanks for your vinyl rip, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric.

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  11. giorgio-greece Says:

    thanx a lot for the music of my life!!!!!!!!

    p.s are we having a Thompson Twin’s week??? (that would be excellent!!!!)

    kisses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry not this week Giorgio 🙂

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  12. Darren Says:

    I got into Thompson Twins when I heard Love On Your Side on the radio at school and never understood why Lies was never a big hit here in the UK. Great tune, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  13. Darren Says:

    Do you have the 12″ of The Gap: http://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins-The-Gap-Extended-Version/release/1221526

    I’ve never heart the extended version but it’s one of my favourite Thompson Twins songs. Would really appreciate hearing this. Thanks.

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    Christian Reply:

    Hi Darren. The full extended version of The Gap was a CD bonus track on Greatest Mixes in 1988. (Although most of the remixes were edits, the two bonus tracks were not.) You might be able to find a cheap used copy of that CD.

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    Darren Reply:

    Thanks for taking the time to respond, Christian.

    I found “The Gap (Club Remix)” on Play.com’s MP3 download sections for 99p as one of the tracks on “The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes” album as you said, so thanks for that. It’s 8 mins 34 and absolutely terrific, it’s going to be going on my MP3 Walkman tomorrow! It’s the first time I’ve heard it, I never even knew it existed, as back in the 80s the only source of (limited) info were magazines like Smash Hits and radio/TV. I’m surprised it wasn’t included as an extra track on the reissued 2 CD “Into the Gap” album that came out in 2008.

    Thank goodness for the Internet! 🙂

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  14. MusicMan3 Says:

    Great post, Paul, THANK YOU. This is definitely one of my favorite TT songs. Great extended mix!

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  15. Ray in Australia Says:

    Hi Paul
    Just wanted to say thanks for re-invigourating my love for Thompson Twins… First became a fan through “We are Detective” and bought quite a lot of 7″ singles of theirs in the 80’s before their luck seemed to run out. After checking out your posts I actually went off to Itunes UK and found “BoxSet” which I’d never seen before. Contained the remastered albums plus b-sides and masses of the original 12″ mixes. I’m in Thompson Twins heaven! 🙂

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  16. dan Says:

    This was one of the first 12″ singles I ever purchased. Still have it! Thank you for ripping it for us.

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