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Helen Reddy – Make Love To Me (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 2nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

DISCO FRIDAY!

Helen Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian-born singer and actress. She is often referred to as the “Queen of 70s Pop”. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six of those 15 songs made the Top 10 and three of those songs reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman.” She also placed 25 singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. Fifteen of those singles made the Top 10 and 8 of those reached No. 1. She was the first artist to ever win the coveted American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” artist. She was also the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three #1 hits in the same year.

In 1979 Helen Reddy released the disco hit “Make Love to Me” from her album “Reddy”. This was her only song to make it on to Billboard’s R&B chart where it peaked at No. 59. A year earlier in 1978, Kelly Marie had a pop hit in Australia with this tune where it peaked at No. 5.

SIDE A:
Make Love To Me 6:36

SIDE B:
You’re So Good 2:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Make Love To Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #60
1979 Make Love To Me U.S. Billboard Adult ContemporaryTracks #41
1979 Make Love To Me U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #59

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – 1 C 052-85 955
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By – McKinley Jackson
Mixed By – Buddy Brundo
Producer – Frank Day
Producer [Associate] – Bruce Sperling

NOTES:
Original version of “Make Love To Me” on the LP “REDDY”
The same image appears on the back cover.

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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20 Responses to “Helen Reddy – Make Love To Me (German 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Thanks – one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I had no idea this was a cover. I just love the background singers on Helen’s version – it is more than a guilty pleasure – now off to search for the Kelly Marie version!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jeff one of my favorite guilty pleasures too 🙂 I love Helen reddy. The Kelly Marie version is good but Helen’s is much better in my opinion.

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  2. Spring Says:

    New name for me.. Thank you Paul for a chance to open it for me!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Spring. I think you will love it. Let me know what you think 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    Hi Paul. You was right – I fell in love with Helen from the first note! I like her tender voice and this disco music. Specially I like “You’re So Good”! Thank you once again! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring I am so happy that you liked it 🙂

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  3. Supojchai Says:

    She has another disco hit in Thailand which is Music Is My Life, do you have it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Supojchai sorry don’t have that one. I don’t think there was a 12″ for it.

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  4. Brett Says:

    Thank you for this one. As I’ve only heard of Kelly Marie’s version here in Australia. Do you have the Helen Reddy song ‘Imagination’ 12″?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Brett yes I do I plan to post it in the future. There is also another disco 12″ from Helen called “Take What You Find”.

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  5. jeff Says:

    Have been listening all night. Noticed that this seemed different to the 12″ I used to have. The US version runs 7:02 by pulling out my old cassette dub of the long lost single. She also did a long disco version of I Can’t Hear You No More written by Goffion/King – I think it was a bonus track on CD reissue of her album Music, Music. My tragically unhip 70’s.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Interesting Jeff I will have to look for the US 12″ I bought this one basically because I loved the sleeve not realizing the versions were different.

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  6. musicdivaSF Says:

    Just wanna say that definitely luvin’ this new addition of Disco Fridays. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cool glad you are luvin’ it MusicdivaSF 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    Can I have my disco kicks late this week on a Sunday? LOL!
    I am a fan of your Friday series too, Paul. Discoball Thanks!
    Looking back, it is amazing how huge Helen was in the 70s. 6 of her 8 AC #1’s are consecutive!!!
    I actually got a soft spot for her last chart single in 1981 – I Can’t Say Goodbye To You.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Nice to see you 🙂

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  8. Bob Says:

    Hey Paul,

    Lovin disco Friday’s and like you, I’m a big Helen Reddy fan. In fact, I think both you and I have a thing for Olivia and Helen. Anyway, I pretty much have all of Helen’s entire back catalogue on cd with the exception of her last 4 albums. If you’d like I can email you the remastered 12′ version of Take What You Find that I have on cd. I can also send you I can’t hear you no more and Music Is My life which I believe were on the a and b side of the same single. However, I don’t believe either of the last two received a 12 inch remix treatment. Let me know if you’d like any of the above and just forward an email address where I can send them..

    Best wishes
    Bpb

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Bob, thank you for the offer but I already have those cd’s. Thank you though 🙂

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  9. Steve Says:

    Helen Reddy was awesome. Her ‘disco’ hits were not bad, but her ballads were outstanding like ‘Somewhere in the Night’, ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘You and Me Against the World’, ‘Emotion’ and ‘Peaceful. Great singer and back on tour again.

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  10. twisted_transistor Says:

    Thanks so much for this!!!!! Love some Helen!! Could you PLEASE repost Helen Reddy – Surrender remixes from the old site??????

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