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Various – Happy Christmas From The Stars (UK 7″ Flexi-disc)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 22nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Custom Sleeve

Label

Happy Christmas From The Stars is a promotional-only flexi-disc single featuring many pop stars from the 80’s, released in the UK by Smash Hits / Levi’s / Lyntone during 1982.

The single contains spoken word Christmas messages by various musical artists, which was given away with 9-22 December 1982 issue of the British music magazine Smash Hits.

This was a promotional item by Levi’s, for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans. The idea for the single came from the Pet ShopBoys band member Neil Tennant, who was Smash Hits news editor in 1982 and Assistant Editor the following year.

Special note about this single: Since this single is a flexi-disc which are notoriously known for not being of the best quality. So the sound quality is not perfect. I have made every attempt to restore it as best I could. I did however leave some of the crackle from the disc. This I think leaves some of the charm of the original recording. I left the recording in it’s entirety including the black Levi’s segments. I also hope you like the custom sleeve.

Enjoy and Happy Christmas!

~ DjPaulT.

SIDE A:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 1) 6:12

SIDE B:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 2) 6:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Very Good
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Smash Hits! Magazine – none, Levi’s – none, Lyntone – LYN 12570, Lyntone – LYN 12571
Format: Flexi-disc, 7″, 33 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Non-Music
Style: Spoken Word
Credits: Concept By [Idea] – Neil Tennant
Featuring –  ABBAABCAdam*, BananaramaBucks FizzCaptain SensibleCulture ClubDuran DuranFun Boy ThreeHaircut One HundredImagination,Jam, TheMadnessMari WilsonMusical YouthPiranhas*, Police*, Steve StrangeToyahUltravox
Producer – Trevor Dann
Recorded By – Mark Ellen

NOTES:
Smash Hits promotion for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans by Levi’s.

Find The 7″ Flexi-disc 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 “Various – Happy Christmas From The Stars (UK 7″ Flexi-disc)”

  1. brand0 Says:

    Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merry Christmas Brand0 🙂

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  2. David Says:

    Y’know, there’s something just excessive about a 24-bit FLAC of a crackly 30-year-old flexidisc 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Download the mp3 that’s why I have options. Merry Christmas 🙂

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  3. Gilbert Says:

    Happy Holidays, Paul! Don’t work too hard and take it easy during this festive season!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Holidays Gilbert have a good one!

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  4. Stefano Says:

    Hey, got this one too. Personally bought the (import) magazine as a young teenager back in 1982. My flexi is still in mint condition!
    Nice to see it as a rare Christmas post on your blog.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    it’s a really nice 80’s holiday rarity.

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  5. Ken Says:

    Fantastic stuff. This flexi disc was featured in a BBC Radio documentary this week about Smash Hits. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pcs5s (may be geo-locked).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merry Christmas Ken! Thanks for the link I really enjoyed it 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Nice one! 🙂 Have a good break DJPaulT, and take it easy.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty! Have a great Christmas 🙂

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  7. Michael Says:

    Thank you for this Paul. I had put this up on my site a couple of years ago (before mediafire deleted everything). great to hear it again as I lost it last time. Trying to get around to putting it on my Smash Hits site.

    Any case have a great Christmas from across the pond.

    Michael and Mark

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merry Christmas Michael and Mark!

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  8. ric Says:

    An unexpected but excellent choice for a Christmas post, Santa Paul!
    Love reading Smash Hits back in the 80s, and trust Neil to come up with this concept even before Band Aid!
    Thank you and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merry Christmas Ric! Thank you for being a loyal reader. Many blessings to you 🙂

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  9. Drake Says:

    Thanks for all your good work , a great hugg from all your brazilian fans!
    here the Cristmas is summer time!
    Merry Cristmas for your , your family and friends!!
    Feliz Natal!!
    ( brazilian portuguese for Merry Xmas)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Feliz Natal!! to you Drake 🙂

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  10. Chris Says:

    Great post Paul and Merry Christmas…keep up your excellent work!

    Cheers Chris

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  11. Maggi Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I’m not able to download this mp3, can you help?

    Thanks,
    Maggi

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