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Spandau Ballet – Gold (Special Extended Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 2nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Gold” is a 1983 single by the British New Wave band Spandau Ballet from their flagship third album True.

The song is Spandau Ballet’s 2nd best-charting single behind their previous release “True”, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (being held off the top by KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Give It Up”), and #29 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. A music video was created for the single, which contains the longest-held note by any male artist in any song released during the 1980s.

The music video was directed by Brian Duffy and filmed on location in Carmona, Spain. The video featured Sadie Frost as a gold-painted nymph in one of her earlier roles.

SIDE A:
Gold (Special Extended Remix) 7:12

SIDE B:
Gold (Instrumental) 2:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Gold U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #29
1983 Gold U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 42740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Spandau BalletSteve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – G. Kemp*

NOTES:
From the breakthrough album “TRUE”

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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14 Responses to “Spandau Ballet – Gold (Special Extended Remix) (US 12″)”

  1. Alex Says:

    I’ll have to download this to check if it’s different, but I believe the UK instrumental version was just the intro to the extended mix.

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Always believe in your soul.

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂 You’re welcome my friend.

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!
    Great 12”!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Drake 🙂

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  4. Omar Says:

    my favorite Spandau single.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Pretty close to being mine too Omar.

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  5. ric Says:

    I was quite pissed that this didn’t make it to #1 in the UK. KC had three weeks so why can’t he at least give up one? LOL!
    This US 12″ sleeve is new to me, Paul, and it’s surely more classy and timeless than the UK 12″, and is also different from the Aussie 12″ I have.
    Thank you Paul once again for all the passion and effort you put into this blog!
    TGIF!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I like “Give It Up” but this track deserved the #1 spot. Finally the end of the week is upon us. It has been so extremely hot here in Oklahoma 114 F (45.56 C) today. Whew!

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  6. Falke Says:

    Thanks Paul, Gold and Through The Barricades are personal favs.
    This US 12” sounds very similar to the UK 12” 🙂

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  7. Talla Says:

    Thanks Paul! Quick question- I have Thomas Dolby’s Blinded By Science EP 4 track and while the lp sounds great there is a ton of
    sibilance on “One Of Our Submarines” do you have this lp and have you noticed that also?, I’ve had the lp for quite a few years, not sure if it was a mastering defect or if I should find a better copy, thanks!

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  8. Chris Says:

    You had also “True” here, now it’s gone.. any chance to see it in hi-q?
    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Chris. Yeah I took it down as i am planning to re-rip it at some point 🙂

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  9. Kab Says:

    Thanks a lot !!

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