Posted by DjPaulT on November 5th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“Meet El Presidente” is the 16th single from Duran Duran, and the third single from the Notorious album.
According to a studio report in Star Hits magazine, one of the early drafts of this song was called “One of the Faithful”. A demo version using that name can be found on several bootlegs.
The album version of the song is considerably different from the version used on the single and remixes and on the video. The album version has the same tempo but slightly different drums during the chorus, while the other versions use stronger basslines, a horn section, increased percussion (most notable during the lyric “Hell has no fury like a young girl’s ego”), and female backing vocals (including a recurring “Ooh ooh” hook). In these ways, the non-album version is somewhat more similar to songs recorded for the subsequent Big Thing album than it is to other songs on Notorious. “Meet El Presidente” peaked at #24 (April 25, 1987) in the UK and #70 (May 2, 1987) on the US Billboard Hot 100). In Italy the single reached #10.
“Meet El Presidente” 7:12
“Meet El Presidente” (Meet El Beat) 5:30
“Meet El Presidente” (Radio) 3:38
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1987||Meet El Presidente||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#70|
|1987||Meet El Presidente||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||#40|
Label: Capitol Records – SPRO-79008, Capitol Records – SPRO-79009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Credits: Edited By – Hit Squad, The (2) (tracks: A1 to A3)
Engineer [Mix] – Eric Calvi (tracks: A1 to A3), Mark Berry (tracks: A1 to A3)
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry (tracks: A1 to A3)
Percussion – Bashiri Johnson (tracks: A1 to A3)
Producer – Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers
Producer [Additional], Remix – Mark S. Berry* (tracks: A1 to A3)
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Le Bon*
Side-A additionally produced and remixed for MSB Records. Ltd.
Recorded in England.
Original versions can be heard on the LP “NOTORIOUS”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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