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Bananarama – Do Not Disturb (UK 12:)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 21st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Do Not Disturb” is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by the production duo of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. Originally released as a stand-alone single in 1985, the track was later added to Bananarama’s third album True Confessions which was issued by London Records a year later. “Do Not Disturb” was released in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan but only charted in the UK.

Bananarama did not like the song. Group member Keren Woodward later said of the True Confessions album, “It is all our ideas, it is what we wanted to sound like and sing about. Except ‘Do Not Disturb’ which Swain and Jolley wrote and which we don’t think is very good. Thats why there’s eleven songs on the LP instead of ten”. When released, “Do Not Disturb” was a mid-charting single, peaking at number thirty-one.

In the UK the single was released as two seperate 12″ singles. The first 12″ included the “Instrumental Dub” version of “Do Not Disturb”. The second 12″ was released as a limited Edition and featured “Do Not Disturb” (Bananamix) a megamix featuring most of their hits up to this point. The only difference in the sleeves is a custom hype sticker. “Do Not Disturb” (Bananamix) is exclusive to this 12″.

SIDE A:
Do Not Disturb 6:08
Producer – Tony Swain & Steve Jolley*
Written-By – Jolley, Swain*

Do Not Disturb (Instrumental Dub) 3:43
Producer – Tony Swain & Steve Jolley*
Written-By – Jolley, Swain*

SIDE B:
Ghost 4:03
Producer – Patrick Seymour
Written-By – Seymour*, Bishop*, Dallin*, Fahey*

Do Not Disturb (Bananamix) 10:50
Producer – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
a) Do Not Disturb
b) Rough Justice
c) Na Na Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
d) Shy Boy
e) Robert De Niro’s Waiting
f) Really Saying Something
g) Cruel Summer

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records ‎– NANAM 9
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Laurence Stevens
Performer [Bananarama Are] – Keren*, Sarah*, Siobhan*
Photography – Robert Erdman

NOTES:
Very limited edition – large white sticker on sleeve. The B2 Bananamix is an exclusive Hits Megamix

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

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32 Responses to “Bananarama – Do Not Disturb (UK 12:)”

  1. Paul Says:

    Sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Thanks SSSSOOOOOOOOO Much. Love X

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Paul 🙂

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  2. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you so much for this 12″!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Venus De Milo!

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  3. Silver Blue Says:

    Thank you!!! The Nanas may not have liked it, but it was always one of my favourite tunes by the girls!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue! It is a great tune 🙂

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  4. Ben from Paris Says:

    WOW Paul !!! The Nanas are back on BTG with this fantastic 12″ single ! I always loved “Do not disturb”, even if the girls disliked it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ben. I think it is a great track too and very over looked 🙂

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  5. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    very rare megamix!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Drake!

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  6. Giorgio-Greece Says:

    what a gem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank u dj!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Giorgio 🙂

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  7. Steve Says:

    Do, do, do, not disturb while I listen to this gem for the first time in ages! Thanks again, Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Steve 🙂

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  8. MusicMan3 Says:

    Agreed – I don’t understand why the nanas didn’t like the song – it’s great. It had a great music video too! Thanks for sharing Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicMan3 🙂

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  9. omar Says:

    Thanks a million Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome two million Omar 🙂

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  10. Piffard Says:

    Thank you very much Paul!!!

    You’re back in form as ever! 😉

    Really a great tune,sadly underestimated.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so welcome Piffard. It’s good to be back 🙂

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  11. ric Says:

    I thought the original version of Do Not Disturb is just alright, but better than their previous single. But I LOVE the 12″ version, and I think this is the first time we get to really hear Siobhan’s husky lower register before her venture into Shakespear’s Sister.
    And to have the Bananamix in BTG Lossless is simply a Hot Line To Heaven!
    Thank you, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    enjoy, enjoy, enjoy Ric 🙂

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  12. Gilbert Says:

    Hello Paul, i hope you are feeling much better now. Any Bananarama post is always a thrill! Love them from the beginning and only you can do such a fine job of remastering.
    God bless you Paul and stay well!

    Gilbert

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Gilbert and God bless you too 🙂

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  13. woz Says:

    Looking forward to giving this a listen – thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome. Enjoy Woz 🙂

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  14. wolfie Says:

    Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllllll!!!!!!!! You’re making wolfie hoooooooooowwwwl at the moon baby!!! Loved this 12” and I bought mine in the bargain bucker for 25pence I think at the time – great to have it on here!

    remember folks … “A Banananrama 12” is for life – not just for Christmas! xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol you make me smile everytime I read your comments 🙂 Keep howling my friend 🙂

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  15. Mark Says:

    Awesome!!! Great post – thank you very much 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mark 🙂

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  16. george e. Says:

    I love this Nanas’ 12″, I can’t get enough of playing it. Pitty they didn’t like it. Thank you so much for posting this version, Paul! (I own the first one, without the Bananamix). Wonreful song and excellent transfer (as always)!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you George E. 🙂

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