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Billy Idol – White Wedding (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 18th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

R E Q U E S T

“White Wedding” is a song by Billy Idol that appeared on his album Billy Idol (1982). Although “The Big 80’s: Episode I” of VH1’s Pop-Up Video trivia show claims Idol wrote the song to voice his displeasure with his sister’s fiancé (who impregnated her before marrying her), on an episode of VH1 Storytellers, Idol claimed that there was never any family resentment towards his sister, and that the song was simply heightened fantasy and nothing more.

It is often considered one of his most recognisable songs, although other Idol songs charted higher. It reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 on its original release, and reached #6 in the UK upon its re-release there in 1985, when it was reissued to promote the Vital Idol remix album.

SIDE A:
White Wedding (Parts1 And 2) 8:20

SIDE B:
White Wedding (Part 2) 4:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 White Wedding U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36
1982 White Wedding U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4
1982 White Wedding U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/ Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 42685
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Janet Levinson
Other [Stylist] – Gary Allen
Photography By – Albert Sanchez
Producer – Keith Forsey
Written-By – Billy Idoll

NOTES:
From the album “BILLY IDOL” FV 41377

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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21 Responses to “Billy Idol – White Wedding (US 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Oh it’s like me on this picture.. lol Want to be good wife for someone someday 🙂
    Thank you dear Paul! Billy’s music is great!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  2. xplain Says:

    Yeahhh, thanks a lot for this, one of my favorites on 12″

    Love Billy Idols music 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you are very welcome Xplain 🙂

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks ! I love the musics of Billy idol , this is one of my favorites ,
    flesh for fantasy is another and the masterpiece is…Eyes without a face!
    I want a 12 version of eyes without a face !
    is strange how these great music don’t have a remix!

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake. Mr. Idol is one of my very favorites. I was also surprised that there is not an extended version of “Eye Without a Fac” truly one of his best.

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  4. VanceMan Says:

    Just out of curiosity, is yours one of the white vinyl ones? That’s all I remember seeing when it was first released but I suspect it must have been issued on standard black vinyl as well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi VanceMan. I actually have two copie one on White Vinyl as you mentioned and the other on standard blac. On today’s post I used the standard black vinyl 🙂

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  5. Juss Says:

    Hey , this is the same “Shotgun Mix”?

    Thanks for post, great music.
    And , there is not a 12″ of Eyes without a face like you say above?
    it’s soo strange!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Juss. “Part 2″ is the rarity on this 12”. And it’s in 24bit.

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  6. Drain Says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing this Paul! I’ve been wondering if Part 2 came as a separate track or only came attached to the Shotgun Mix. Now, I know it indeed does come separate 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drain. I love Billy Idol so it was a pleasure doing this one.

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  7. omar Says:

    Haven’t heard Part 2 for a while. Thanks Paul for this gorgeous vinyl rip.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Omar. Enjoy!

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  8. ric Says:

    I prefer my Billy more New Wave than Rock…so I have to agree with all here.
    Eyes Without A Face is in a class of its own!
    And shame there is no 12″ remix!
    Thanks for your “nuptial” post, Paul. LOL!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol I prefer my Billy Idol any way I can get him 🙂

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  9. itunesplusrips™ Says:

    Thank you very much for ripping this vinyl… appreciate it 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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  10. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! I’ve never heard Part 2 standalone.

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  11. gonzalo76 Says:

    Any Billy Idol LP is more than welcome!
    Thank you so much Paul!!!

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  12. Muff Diver Says:

    Thanks for sharing these, Paul! When I hear these remixes, suddenly I’m back in high school and the music is working it’s old magic on my memories.

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