Posted by DjPaulT on November 28th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“Rage Hard” is the fifth single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It was released in August 1986.
Having topped the charts around the world with Welcome to the Pleasuredome and its accompanying singles, Frankie Goes to Hollywood took off to Amsterdam to record the follow-up album, Liverpool. Taking on a rockier edge, “Rage Hard” was the first single culled from the disc.
The single’s title came from the Dylan Thomas poem “Do not go gentle into that good night”.
Of note, “Rage Hard” was a testament to the changing musical landscape in Britain at the time. It was not only the first Frankie single to be featured on CD single, it was also the first single to not feature a cassette release – new rules limited the number items that could count toward the official charts, following the earlier ZTT excesses.
“Rage Hard” eventually hit Number 4 in the UK singles charts and Number 1 in Germany (for two weeks), #5 in Switzerland, #7 in the Netherlands, #12 in Austria, #19 in Sweden and #32 in France.
This rare US 12″ promo contains remixes by Freddie Bastone. The two remixes on the b-side are promo only and are exclusive to this single.
Rage Hard (Vocal Remix) 7:00
Rage Hard (Remix Edit / Vocal) 4:03
Rage Hard (Remix Dub / Instrumental) 5:05
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1986||Rage Hard||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||#42|
Label: Island Records – DMD 987
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Credits: Executive-producer – Trevor Horn
Producer – Stephen Lipson
Remix – Freddy Bastone
Written-By – B. Nash*, H. Johnson*, M. O’Toole*, P. Gill*
Not For Sale
Remixed from the Island LP 90546 “Liverpool”
Side B: These mixes are exclusive to this rare promo 12″
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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