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Device – Hanging On A Heart Attack (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 20th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Device was a short-lived L.A. basedpop-rock trio formed by keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Holly Knight, vocalist Paul Engemann and guitarist Gene Black.

Device’s only album, 22B3, was released in the spring of 1986. It produced a Top 40 single in the U.S. with “Hanging on a Heart Attack,” which entered the Billboard Top 40 on August 2, 1986. The single spent 4 weeks on the chart peaking at #35.

SIDE A:
Hanging On A Heart Attack (Dance Mix) 7:28

SIDE B:
Hanging On A Heart Attack (Dub Version) 6:35
Hanging On A Heart Attack (Short Version) 4:26

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hanging On A Heart Attack U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #35

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 43007
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave
Credits: Engineer [Assistant] – Tony Masciarotte
Engineer [Mix] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – Mike Chapman
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – H. Knight*, M. Chapman*

NOTES:
From the Chrysalis album “22B3”

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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17 Responses to “Device – Hanging On A Heart Attack (US 12″)”

  1. TD Says:

    Cool post. Got ahold of this song (5-minute version) in July after not having heard it since the ’80s. Thrilled to have the extra versions.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome TD so happy you like it. Enjoy 🙂

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  2. Juliano Says:

    Wow, this one brought back a lotta memories =D
    If you have the remixes for “Who Says?”, please post them too.
    DEVICE’s always a good choice when it comes to 80’s music.
    Excellent choice, Paul!!!
    Greetings from Brazil…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Juliano “Who says” is already posted on the blog 🙂

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  3. ric Says:

    Holly Knight can really belt her tunes, but too bad that her success came mostly as a songwriter. Still, we have this Top 40 hit of hers to remind us of her pipes!
    Thanks for retiring my 12″ vinyl for this, Paul!
    And Olivia would’ve definitely made the list if she had an extended for that particular single eh?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric,

    Yeah I toyed with the idea of posting Olivia’s “Heart Attack” just so folks would have it in 24 bit and the artwork. But I think I have talked myself out of it. Seems like it would have been smart for MCA to release an extended version but sadly it didn’t happen 🙁

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  4. Gus Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love the song, love Device, love Holly most of all.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gus 🙂

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  5. omar Says:

    I forgot all about this single. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. TERRY Says:

    there’s been a definite theme lately…just wondering how your heart scare has turned out?
    hope all is well and you make a full and speedy recovery…off the topic, i loved the a few best men soundtrack..any news if any of the songs will be released unmixed…while i was thrilled to hear anything livvy…i would love to hear her take on some of those oldies with a strictly pop take. thanx again for all the hard work you do.

    hugs,terry

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Terry,

    I love that soundtrack too! Livvy really needs to do a new album with John Farrar again he has worked Magic for her over the years. I have not heard anything about the “A Few Best Men” tracks being released unmixed although that would be cool. “Weightless” ofcourse is the stand out track that I wish would have gotten pushed more to radio and maybe an official video with Livvy actually in it lol. I know the film “A Few Best Men” has been released in the UK I hope it get’s to come to the US at some point but it’s kinda not looking that way. Would have been nice for the film to be in theaters during the US tour.

    So far so good. I went to the doctor on Wednesday and everything looked good. Will have to wear the heart monitor for the next 30 days. Will be going to see ONJ on Oct 3 in Norman Oklahoma should be fun 🙂

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  7. lobashov Says:

    A great song! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lobashov!

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    lobashov Reply:

    DjPaulT!Please. Make Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz Exposé – Point Of No Return (1987 US 12″ Promo). A very big favor. Sorry.

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  8. lobashov Says:

    DjPaulT!!!
    Hello I have a very big favor. Please could you do Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz “Exposé – Point Of No Return (1987 US 12” Promo) “.

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  9. Jean-Michel Says:

    Thanks….this one doesn’t exist on CD format…
    your conversion is simply excelent, warmy than CD
    JM

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