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Letitia Dean And Paul Medford – Something Outa Nothing (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 22nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

R E Q U E S T

Letitia Dean (born 14 November 1967 in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire) is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Sharon Watts, one of the original characters in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Dean was part of the original cast in 1985 and remained in the series until 1995. She reprised the role in 2001 and appeared on and off until January 2006. In 2012 it was announced that Dean would be returning to EastEnders for a third stint.

While appearing on EastEnders, Dean forayed into singing with her fellow EastEnders cast-mate, Paul Medford (who played Kelvin Carpenter). A song penned for the pair as part of a plotline in EastEnders (known as The Banned) prompted the BBC to release the song as a single. The song, “Something Outa Nothing”, reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1986.

SIDE A:
Something Outa Nothing (Extented Version) 5:34

SIDE B:
Time Square (Instrumental) 4:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: BBC Records – 12RSL 203
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Stewart & Bradley James*
Producer, Written-By – Simon May

NOTES:
The song featured by “The Banned” in Eastenders.

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 “Letitia Dean And Paul Medford – Something Outa Nothing (UK 12″)”

  1. ianbucko Says:

    Well Paul, my american friend…I have to say I never expected to see a british soap related release like this on your website! Prompted in any way by the fact Letitia Dean has just rejoined the cast??

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You just never know what will appear 🙂

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  2. Patrick Says:

    I remember this when it came out in 1987, a happy flash back

    Thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome patrick 🙂

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  3. Cindy Says:

    I didn’t know “Sharon” made a record! I’ve been watching EastEnders for years in the US . . . that may have happened before I started watching. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It was for an episode in 1986.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    It wasn’t for one episode – there was a whole storyline which spanned about 6 months!

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  4. Dan Says:

    This makes me feel so old! It’s such a weirdly structured song but I can’t help loving it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hear you Dan lol.

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    O M M F G !!!!

    This is the best post EVER!!!

    I didn’t even know there was a 12″.

    Wait till you see the shirt I’ve been parading round in all summer (pics to follow!)

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Here it is!

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2gt3h9v.jpg

    My mate made it me for xmas. I slashed the arms off it to make it even more 80s.

    The back features a mock-up of the swapped synthesizer cartridge (from the climactic Youth Club Competition episode) covered in blood. 😀

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    ric Reply:

    Nice pic, Jer, though I was half-disappointed not to see you parading in it…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Fun pic Jermajesty 🙂

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  6. Phil Says:

    Thanks for posting, never heard the 12″ version before.

    Here’s a little mashup treat… http://youtu.be/OS9iAGLpU1E

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Phil. Thanks for the link 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    What a lovely surprise!
    I wouldn’t have expected this 12″ to appear on BTG. I am so glad to be proven wrong as this has been on my Discogs Wantlist for ages! I agree with Dan, a weird structure but weirdly infectious!
    Thank you Paul!
    That’s the time when TV-related singles would hit the charts often.
    Fellow Eastenders Nick Berry had UK’s #1 selling single in 1986 with Every Loser Wins (a sentimental favourite) while Anita Dobson scored a Top 5 with the series Theme that same year.
    Then there’s also Marti Webb’s beautiful Always There and Ian Dury’s quaint Profoundly In Love With Pandora.
    And who can forget Su Pollard’s Starting Together? Errr, maybe we should. LOL!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome ric. i wasn’t sure anyone would even like this post guess I was wrong 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Lest we also forget Grange Hill’s Just Say No.

    And Lofty’s cover of Subterranean Homesick Blues:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRCBQTY47zY – featuring New Order!!

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  8. Steven Says:

    Paul,

    Thank you very much for doing this for me, I am so pleased that so many other people appreciate this amazing song!
    You are great!
    Steven xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Steven. Happy to do it 🙂

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    Any chance of posting the 7″ version too if you have it? I know that’s a bit unusal for BTG, but it certainly seems popular. 🙂

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    Steven Reply:

    Hi, I have the 7″ version. If y want it post yr email and I will send it 😉

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  10. Mr Ed Says:

    Would love to see Grange Hill’s Just Say No on this blog, I have the 12″, but the vinyl is now worn out.

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