Posted by DjPaulT on February 19th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“The Wild Life” is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. Written in two days, the track was composed for and included in the 1984 American film of the same name The Wild Life, (starring Christopher Penn) and on its soundtrack. Bananarama’s second, self-titled album had already been in stores for several months when this single was issued, and for a time the album was re-released with “The Wild Life” included. The song was released as a single in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan. The UK was instead given the song “Hot Line to Heaven” as the album’s final single.
“The Wild Life” peaked at number seventy on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and did not chart in any other countries. The Bananarama track listing was reverted to its original sequence shortly thereafter and “The Wild Life” did not appear on CD until the 2002 hits package The Essentials.
The music video features the girls performing the song in a studio filled with colourful fabrics that they play around with. Their footage is intercut with excerpts from the film.
This video marked a break with their earlier work as it lacked any attempt at a storyline, and focused on their performance of the song with random images.
The Wild Life 3:51
State I’m In (Extended Version) 4:38
The Wild Life (Dub Mix) 7:10
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1984||The Wild Life||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#70|
Label: London Records – LDSX 218
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Credits: Producer – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – Woodward*, Dallin*, Fahey*, Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Artwork By [Art & Design] – Laurence Stevens
From the Universal Picture “The Wild Life”
From the Bananarama cassette and album “Bananarama”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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