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Blancmange/West India Company – Lose Your Love/Ave Maria (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 2nd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

R E Q U E S T

“Lose Your Love” is a 1985 single by English synthpop duo Blancmange. The song was released as the second of three singles from the band’s third studio album Believe You Me.

After the previous leading single “What’s Your Problem?” peaked at #40 in the UK, “Lose Your Love” showed a big decline in Blancmange’s popularity, with the single peaking at #77 for a total of 2 weeks in the UK. It fared better in America, where it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart.

In the official American Billboard Magazine of December 14, 1985, the song was listed under the Hot Dance/Disco section, based on club play and sales. The song was listed under “Breakouts”, explaining that the single had future potential, based on club play for the week.

In the 1986 Sci-Fi film Flight of the Navigator, Blancmange appear on David’s TV with the music video for “Lose Your Love” when he is introduced to music videos by Carolyn, played by a young Sarah Jessica Parker.

“Lose Your Love” was remixed for the single version, instead of using exactly the same version as the album version. The single’s B-Side was the instrumental album track “John”, also taken from Believe You Me. Like “Lose Your Love”, the track was also written by Arthur and Luscombe.

The single was released in the UK, Canada, Japan and all throughout Europe via London Records, whilst it was released in America through Sire Records.

In America only, a specially-priced maxi 12″ vinyl single featured the “Extended Version” of “Lose Your Love”, whilst the B-Side was by West India Company, a band relating to Blancmange, and featuring Luscombe. The track was an “Extended Version” of “Ave Maria”, featuring Vince Clarke as guest musician on pyrotechnics. “Ave Maria (Om Ganesha)” was originally the West India Company’s debut single in 1984.

SIDE A:
Blancmange – Lose Your Love (Extended Version) 10:12
Backing Vocals – Katie KissoonStevie Lange
Drums – Justin HildrethEngineer – Gary Hellman
Engineer [Assistant] – Renney Hill*
Guitar – David Rhodes
Mixed By, Edited By – John Luongo
Producer – Stewart Levine
Written-By – Neil ArthurStephen Luscombe

SIDE B:
West India Company – Ave Maria (Extended Version) 7:30
Featuring – Vince Clarke
Producer – Pandit DineshStephen Luscombe
Written-By – Asha BhosleJohn Sutton TalbotPandit DineshStephen Luscombe

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Lose Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20412
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By – Steel / Assorted Images

NOTES:
‘Ave Maria’ by West India Company features Vince Clarke as guest musician on pyrotechnics

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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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41 Responses to “Blancmange/West India Company – Lose Your Love/Ave Maria (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Great way to start the New Year. Thanks Paul !! Keep the new wave coming.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar!

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  2. GariKuba Says:

    Blancmange … fantastic!!

    Thanks, Paul … and happy new year.

    PS: Any chance for the 12” of ‘The Day Before You Came’?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome GariKuba Happy New Year! I don’t have that single but I am working on getting a copy 🙂

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    Drake Reply:

    I have the 12 version of day before you came in mp3 , if you want i can send to you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Drake I’ll be buying a copy of the 12″ very soon.

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  3. Goodguy Says:

    Yes! Thanks Paul. This is one of my fave Blanc tracks! I do hope you have “Blind Vision” and “Don’t Tell Me” (Perhaps their biggest radio play track in the US) as well. Keep the Blanc coming!

    Also, who doesn’t love “The Western” off of Blanc Burn??? I’m so glad they’re still around.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Goodguy the only other Blanc single that I have is “That’s Love, That It Is” I am working on getting more of their singles so stay tuned 🙂

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    Drake Reply:

    Hey Goodguy , i have the 12 version on my pc , if you want i can give to you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Drake i am planning to buy these singles very soon.

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    Drake Reply:

    Ok
    Thanks!

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    ric Reply:

    For me, their best remix is Don’t Tell Me.
    And if you’re planning to buy that, Paul, be aware that there are two different remixes for this single. I think the UK 12″ and US 12″ sport different remixes, but both just as brilliant!

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    Goodguy Reply:

    The US mix off the US 12″ promo is the best I’ve heard. The UK 12″ mix is a bit more dub-like and kinda goes everywhere.

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  4. Drake Says:

    Thanks Paul , Blancmange is a great band!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!

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    Drake Reply:

    Hey Paul!
    A question about Blancmange :
    In this torrent have a double cd called Greatest Remix Hits , but i cannot find on discogs!
    It’s a bootleg?
    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Drake ther are three different Bootleg CD’s called “The Mixes” not sure if you have one of those here is the Discogs page: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Blancmange#t=Unofficial_Compilations&q=&p=1

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  5. Kelton Says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! My favorite Blancmange track! I’ve been waiting for this quality sound for years! Thank you Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Kelton 🙂

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  6. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul! Didn’t have this version. Have been able to find the delux CD’s Happy Family, Mange Tout & Believe You Me. My favorite Living On the Ceiling was never longer than 5:38.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂

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  7. Jonathan Says:

    In the UK (and Europe) the 12″ had John plus Mixing On The Ceiling – a hits megamix – on the flip. And West India Company’s album is worth a listen too.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll have to check those out Johnathan 🙂

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  8. ric Says:

    A great post to start 2013, Paul!
    There were a lot of hype and rave reviews when Ave Maria was released in 1984. I remember it was even being picked as the single of the fortnight on Smash Hits magazine! Sadly, it didn’t live up to expectations chart-wise in the UK. I was mighty glad when it almost hit the top of the Club Play chart a year later in the US.
    It features the flawless vocals of Indian Music Diva Asha, whom Boy George later engaged for his Jesus Loves You single Bow Down Mister. That was another corker!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for providing us with all of the background info Ric 🙂

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    Jonathan Reply:

    It was a surprising flop given the involvement of Stephen Luscombe, plus the fact that Blancmange and Monsoon had helped bring Indian sounds to the UK charts. It’s all the more surprising, then, that Razormaid picked up on Ave Maria and remixed it – though they did remix a lot of Blancmange too, so maybe that’s the link.

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  9. Alex Says:

    West India Company’s a new one on me, thanks for that! (And thanks Ric for the info.)

    Now, could I put in a request? You’ve posted several Eurythmics singles, but do you have the 12″ of “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)”? There’s an alternative mix on the “Savage” reissue CD, but the actual 12″ dance mix is rather hard to come by.

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  10. Tom Says:

    Sure would be nice to see some (or all) of the remixes from Neil Arthur’s two singles from 1994’s “Suitcase” album (“I Love I Hate” and “One Day, One Time”). In particular the first of the two links below. I have all the rest of the 12″ and CD singles from that album but have never been able to find quality rips of the two below.

    http://www.discogs.com/Neil-Arthur-I-Love-I-Hate/release/897429

    http://www.discogs.com/Neil-Arthur-One-Day-One-Time/release/118469

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  11. RA Feutz Says:

    Awesome, Thanks for this 12’er Paul! I have a copy of it, but it’s pretty beat! I remember clubbing to this monster 10 minute mix. A workout on the dancefloor, similar to Bronski Beat’s 8+ minute version of ‘Hit That Perfect Beat’! Best to you & Happy New year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend. Happy New Year to you too!

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  12. Uncle Wazza Says:

    I have been looking for a copy of Ave Maria for ages to no avail. Of course, it would have helped if I had not been searching for it as being by the “East India Company”!Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Uncle Wazza!

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  13. George Says:

    Thank you !!!!! The available version in mp3 shops is shortened, and my old 12” is too worn out to bother even to try and clean it up.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Geaorge!

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    George Reply:

    Just out of curiosity, is this one also transparent and/or colored vinyl? Because both my ‘Lose Your Love’ (with Blancmange megamix on the backside) and my ‘Ave Maria’ are. I never even saw this edition in shops.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    This one is on black vinyl George.

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  14. Loquillo Says:

    feliz año 2013. Burning The Ground the best!!

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  15. Cdman Says:

    Feliz anio my querido amigo!!!!

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  16. Sven Says:

    Blancmange 12″ = no failures. Their extented versions always hit the mark. Thank you for this. And i am excited to see more of them.

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  17. woz Says:

    This is a tremendous song. This mix is already ten minutes plus, but it could go on for another ten and I’d be pleased. The quality of your rip is fantastic as usual – thank you!

    What a tremendous song.

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