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Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 11th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A. Front

DISCO FRIDAY!

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one back in April of 2010. But for those who may have missed it, or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a fresh new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This rip sounds way better than the first one. The 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“We Don’t Talk Anymore” was a UK number one single for four weeks in August 1979 for Cliff Richard. Produced by The Shadows’ rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch and written by guitarist Alan Tarney it was Cliff Richard’s tenth UK number one and his first since “Congratulations” in 1968.

Coming just before his 40th birthday and just when it was announced that he was to receive the OBE for services to music it cemented his comeback which continued well into the eighties and nineties. The single was his biggest worldwide seller, reaching number one in Germany for five weeks (his only English-language German chart-topper, though he had two German-language number ones there in the 1960s) and reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States.

The single sold 5,000,000 worldwide topping the charts in the UK, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta and Switzerland.

The song was the sixth video aired on MTV on its launch date, August 1, 1981.

SIDE A:
We Don’t Talk Anymore (Long Version) 6:54
Written-By – Tarney*

SIDE B:
Count Me Out 4:11
Written-By – Welch*, Britten*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 We Don’t talk Anymore U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1979 We Don’t talk Anymore U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI – 1C 052-07 076
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Disco
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – Bruce Welch

NOTES:
Made in Germany
From the LP “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
Recorded In England

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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40 Responses to “Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore (German 12″)”

  1. dave76 Says:

    Thanks for one of the best Cliff Richard tracks. The quality is amazing. By the way, did you received my e-mail about the UB40 12″ singles?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I di get them Dave. Those links are dead due to last years Megaupload closure. I have no idea when I will get around to them sorry.

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    The Doctor Reply:

    I’ve been wondering about that, actually… can’t you just re-upload the files to your current host and fix the links? Or do you not have the original files anymore?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I do have all of the original files. Thing is there is about two years worth of files to re-upload. I would never get to work on new rips if I spent my time re-upping old files. I have fixed files that folks have sent donations to be fixed.

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  2. dave76 Says:

    That’s ok mate, i love all those 70’s, 80’s and 90’s 12″ singles on this blog. It’s a delight and surprise every day. Keep it up!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dave!

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Lol, i love these little surprises that i’d never expect on BTG.

    He had a few good singles around this time, Wired For Sound gotta be my personal fave.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    This is probably one of my all-time favorite songs. I just love it! And ofcourse his collaborations with ONJ.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    The video I think helped make that song such a classic. I went to the shopping mall that he rollerskated around in the video a few year ago, it hasn’t really changed much. 😀

    BTW, just noticed your ID3 tag for track two also says ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore (Long Version)’. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol somedays you just shouldn’t get out of bed. I am re-uploading the files now with correct tags. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Wired For Sound is my favourite Cliff single too!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love the track too wish there was a 12″.

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  4. george e. Says:

    This is a good 12″ to own, but I would never (ever) call it “DISCO”. Thanks, anyway, for the 12″ version of this track, Paul, but this is definitely not disco.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome George. I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion. The sleeve of the French 12″ even says “Special Disco Mix” on it. I would call it Disco rock.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    I think it’s as disco as the Rod Stewart ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ Disco Mix and the Ian Dury & The Blockheads ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ Disco Mix – ie it was a fashionable tag for record companies to use at the time for anything that was slightly disco inspired.

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    george e. Reply:

    Partly, I agree: In the late 70’s everything that got extended was named “disco mix” simply because you would hear it “at the disco(theque)”. That doesn’t make the track “a disco track”. To be disco, there’s got to be a (recognizable) “disco sound”. Now, Rod Stewart’s track HAS a disco sound (after all, it was re-mixed for that purpose by Jim Burgess) and even The Stones’ “Miss You” HAD the disco sound (also re-mixed disco-friendly) and the Ian Dury track is FUNKY as hell. Even Kiss had “I was made for loving you” re-mixed to achieve that disco sound. Cliff’s song is danceable rock, up-beat, but humble-little-ole-me can’t find a “disco sound” in it as hard as I try! I just suggested it’s a bit out-of-place for the “Disco Friday” posts. Apart from that, it’s a wonderful track.

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  5. dave76 Says:

    Paul, you have very interesting mail!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Just sent you an email dave 🙂

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    dave76 Reply:

    i haven’t received an e-mail yet but maybe it’s on the way. As is a second surprise!

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  6. racleao Says:

    You reaally burn the ground with this tune, mate! Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Racleao!

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  7. The Doctor Says:

    Well, I’ll be dipped… I had no idea there was such a thing as a “long version” of this song, aside from the 4:18 LP cut vs. whatever the radio airplay cut ran to (probably three minutes and change, as was typical of the era). Kind of makes you wonder why this one wasn’t the LP cut to begin with…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    enjoy Doctor happy weekend!

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  8. Stefano Says:

    Great to have a re-rip Paul! The old rip sounded a bit muffled, especially towards the end. The OM 30 just tracks far better than the 10 or 20.
    Although this extended version just repeats a large section of the song, it does contain a new (but short) part which is exclusive to this 12 inch. That makes it an interesting version.

    At the end of the 70’s more ‘disco mixes’ were actually only montages, repeating verse and chorus. Other examples: ONJ’s Physical (no eclusive new parts) or Donna Summer’s I Feel Love (idem).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad you like the new rip Stefano it is a major improvement. Another example is ONJ’s “Deeper Than The Night” 12″ it just rpeats some parts of the track as well and Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” same thing.

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    The Doctor Reply:

    The various filtered “ooooooohs” that come to hard-cut stops at various points are also new to this mix; I just listened to my copy of the original, and they’re definitely not there.

    I’ve found myself wondering sometimes if the original artists even knew these 12″ mixes were being made, or if it was just something the record company did on their own. Maybe that accounts for why some 12-inches have a significant amount of unique material, and others are mostly just repetitions; for the former ones, the original artist had some involvement in the process; for the latter ones, someone higher up the food chain just told one of their staff recording engineers “make us a ’12-inch dance mix of this”, and he was forced to string it together out of whatever material they already had on tape.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    I wondered the same thing this evening, Doctor. Does Cliff even know he released a ‘Disco’ track? 😀

    I think it was the younger artists who embraced the extended format, Duran obv, and notably Soft Cell would include extra material, solos and sections.

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    MicMij Reply:

    The interesting thing about the Soft Cell 12″s is that producer Mike Thorne didn’t create extended versions as an after-thought. By the time he was working with Soft Cell, The The and Bronski Beat he was encouraging them all to create full-length extravaganzas from which a 7″ would later be edited. I think it worked amazingly well and he talks about it in commentaries that you can find here – http://www.stereosociety.com/thprod.shtml

    Also, been meaning to say thanks, Paul, for all your amazing work with this site. Only discovered it a month ago, but am hooked. Keep the 12″s coming!

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  9. Drake Says:

    First disco friday of 2013!
    thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!

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  10. ric Says:

    The 70s wasn’t particularly successful for Cliff until the end of the decade with this perfect pop tune!
    This one was huge hit for Cliff in 1979, ending the year at #3 in the UK, only behind Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes and Blondie’s Heart Of Glass.
    I really love the tunes written by Tarney for Cliff. This, Dreamin’, Some People, Wired For Sound, My Pretty One, A Little In Love…all amazing!
    Thanks for your re-rip, Paul.
    TGIF!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cliff had some great tunes and you are right Ric the songs written by Tarney are fab! Happy Weekend 🙂

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  11. Marc Says:

    Thanks Man !!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marc!

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  12. Sheryl Says:

    Another rarity – many thanks. Have just discovered these mixes on youtube of Thompson Twins – Nothing in common – really improve the track esp the 7″ remix and Club mix. Do you have them by any chance?
    http://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins-Nothing-In-Common/release/202309

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sheryl> I will see if I can locate that Thompson Twins single.

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    Sheryl Reply:

    Many thanks

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  13. Vicentico Says:

    Thank you very much!!

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  14. Junior Says:

    Not a huge fan of Cliff, but this was a great single. Wired For Sound was another fave of mine too.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  15. Randy Says:

    Great sound.Thank you.

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