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Vitamin Z – Burning Flame (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 31st, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Vitamin Z founders Geoff Barradale and Nick Lockwood were born and raised in Northern England’s Sheffield. The group originally took shape around a loose-knit collection of local musicians who came together in a common rehearsal space.

The band’s debut album Rites Of Passage, was released in 1985. Its most prominent single, “Burning Flame,” did well on the U.S. dance charts and the band toured England with Tears for Fears. Vitamin Z also made news when its video for the song “Circus Ring (We Scream About)” filmed in Istanbul, making them the first Western Europeans to be allowed to film in Turkey since the film Midnight Express prompted government officials there to close the border to foreign film units.

Geoff Barradale now serves as manager for the Arctic Monkeys.

The “Dub Version” is exclusive to the US 12″.

SIDE A:
Burning Flame (Extended Dance Mix) 7:04

SIDE B:
Burning Flame (Dub Version) 6:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Burning Flame U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1985 Burning Flame U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records – 9 20325-0, Geffen Records – 0-20325
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Gary Hellman
Engineer [Assistant] – Jamie Chaleff
Producer – Chris HughesRoss Cullum
Remix, Edited By –John Luongo
Written-By – Barradale*, Lockwood*, Jesson*

NOTES:
Mastered at Sterling
Original version on the Geffen album “RITE OF PASSAGE”

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

PW: burningtheground

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23 Responses to “Vitamin Z – Burning Flame (US 12″)”

  1. Darren Says:

    I’m getting “Error 404” here on all three links…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Darren links should be working now. Sorry about that 🙂

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  2. Ally Says:

    Thank you, I love this song.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome ally 🙂

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks!

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    There are so many good bands from Sheffield, and several documentaries about its music scene.

    However, Vitamin Z seem to have slipped out of England through the back door.

    Who are they? They’ve never been mentioned anywhere. No one here’s ever heard of them????!!

    I’m intruiged…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    They are one of those great overlooked bands too bad they didn’t have more popularity. I think this single only made it to #80 in the UK. There is a really good music video. This may not be the most popular post but I hope it introduces this great band to some new followers.

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  5. omar Says:

    Now here’s a rare one. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. klausrosario Says:

    Hello Paul !

    Wonderful song, lot of memories, and your rip… marvelous !!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Klausrosario :0

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  7. Mono Says:

    Awesome, I love rare New Wave/Synthpop. It would be very appreciated if you can also post their “Circus Ring (We Scream About)” single which is just as good. Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Don’t have that on Mono but i am trying to track it down :0

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  8. Conner Says:

    One of my favorite moments from MTV. thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome buddy :0

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  9. McDoC Says:

    I bought the re-issued album and I think your rip of the dub version is better. 🙂 THANKS!

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    Martijn Reply:

    Any chance you could upload these dub and extended versions from the 2009 reissue in flac?

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  10. alec james Says:

    exleeeeeeeeeente amigo

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  11. Martijn Says:

    I only found this one july 2015, I hit upon the extended version on Retro Active Rare & Remixes volume 7 and was happy to find the dub version also here! Sound quality very good as always!

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  12. odhie Says:

    can you please upload vitamin z – everytime tha i see you remix and original
    TIA

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  13. MATT Says:

    It’s so hard to find anything on these guys. Thanks for this. Any chance of posting the Hi Hi Friend & Everytime That I See You 12″s?

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    odhie Reply:

    he got Everytime That I See You, and he will post it as soon as he can.

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    MATT Reply:

    Looking forward to it. Also any chance of having this one too?

    https://www.discogs.com/Vitamin-Z-Every-Time-That-I-See-you/release/8400803

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