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Andy Gibb/David Shire – Shadow Dancing/Manhattan Skyline (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 1st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

A. Front

Side 1

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Shadow Dancing” is a disco song performed by English singer Andy Gibb that reached number one for seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Albhy Galuten (who also produced this song) arranged the song with Barry Gibb.

In July that year, Gibb performed “Shadow Dancing” at the Jai-Alai Fronton Studios in Miami, when Barry, Robin and Maurice unexpectedly joined him on stage, and sang this song with him, and it was the first time, on which all four brothers performed together in concert.

According to Billboard’s Book Of Number One Hits, Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of the U.S. pop charts to have his first three singles hit the number-one spot. Additionally, “Shadow Dancing” was listed by Billboard as being the number one single of 1978. In addition the song peaked at number eleven on the soul chart and sold 2.5 million copies in the United States alone.

The song was written by Andy and his brothers (Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb) in Los Angeles, while the trio of brothers were working on the film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. “And one night,” Andy would recall, “while we were relaxing, we sat down and we had to start getting tracks together for the album” (also titled Shadow Dancing, which would eventually hit #7 on the U.S. album charts). “So we literally sat down and in ten minutes, we had a group going, (singing) the chorus part. As it says underneath the song, we all wrote it, the four of us.” While Andy Gibb would have three more Top 10 hits in the U.S., this would be his final chart-topping hit in America.

On March 5, 1988, Andy Gibb celebrated his 30th birthday in London, while working on a new album. Soon after, he entered John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford complaining of chest pains and died five days after his birthday, on March 10, 1988, as a result of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a recent viral infection which was exacerbated by his years of cocaine abuse.

The b-side of this 12″ is performed by David Shire an American songwriter and the composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. “Manhattan Skyline” is an instrumental taken from the film and soundtrack Saturday Night Fever.

SIDE A:
Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing (Special Disco Version) 6:07
Producer – Albhy GalutenBarry GibbKarl Richardson
Written-By – Andy GibbBarry Gibb-Robin Gibb-Maurice Gibb*

SIDE B:
David Shire – Manhattan Skyline (Instrumental) 4:43
Producer – Bill OakesDavid Shire
Written-By – David Shire

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 Shadow Dancing U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1978 Shadow Dancing U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #8
1978 Shadow Dancing U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RSO Records ‎– RPO 1000
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

NOTES:
A:
℗ 1978 RSO Records, Inc.
Produced by arrangement with The Robert Stigwood Organisation.
Extended version from Andy Gibb’s forthcoming album “Shadow Dancing” RS-1-3034

B:
℗ 1977 RSO Records, Inc.
From the RSO Records Soundtrack Album “Saturday Night Fever” RS-2-4001

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

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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26 Responses to “Andy Gibb/David Shire – Shadow Dancing/Manhattan Skyline (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Always loved this track, real authentic BeeGees disco! The extended version is actually a montage extension, not a remix nor extended version with new parts, but nevertheless an outstanding Disco Friday track. A perfect one for my birthday today…
    Thanks Paul, another great post. Nice weekend everybody.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Happy Birthday mate! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Happy Birthday Stefano!

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  2. guss Says:

    Nice Track for friday!!! Thank You Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss!

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  3. jbird Says:

    Very cool, Paul! Thanks so much! How about continuing the Saturday Night Fever vibe next Friday with the highly-coveted promo-only 12″ remixes of “Staying Alive,” “If I Can’t Have You,” and “Night Fever?” I was a sexy 17-year-old disco baby back then. Like Tony Manero, we all had a round brush, a blow dryer, big hair and polyester clothes. Disco will forever have a place in my musical heart. Thanks again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jbird. I have been trying to track down that Saturday Night Fever 12″ for a while now but it’s pretty pricey. I recently bought the “Boogie Child” 12″ promo for a hefty price too. As more donations roll in I will snag a copy of the SNF 12″.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Don’t spend a lot of money on that promo 12 inch, Paul. These are all montage extensions as well. Apart from Staying Alive of course, that one is a real extended remix and made available commercially on the Greatest CD reissue a few years ago.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Stefano even if they are montages as you say they are still official extended versions and very collectible. It’s hard to find that 12″ under $100.00 in Near Mint condition.

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  4. Scott Says:

    I had this mix in my library from a different source, but have now replaced it with your much superior rip. Thanks so much.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Scott. Enjoy!

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  5. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz.

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  6. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul!
    I was not aware of what the “official” reason was behind Andy’s death. I had always heard it was because he OD’d on drugs after his break up with Victoria Principal.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The cocaine abuse weakened his heart so it actually was due to drugs. He was also severely depressed due to his break up with Victoria. Very sad he was so talented and probably would have still been recording had he lived.

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  7. ric Says:

    Andy was really on a roll up till 1980, releasing a string of awesome singles. So sad nothing after the After Dark album, and then even sadder with his passing later.
    Even though Debbie Boone’s You Light Up My Life was the 10-week #1 winner in the 70s compared to Andy’s seven, its chart run was divided between 1977 and 1978, so total chart points was only enough for it to end 1978 at #3.
    Andy almost had that back-to-back Billboard year-end #1, as I Just Want To Be Your Everything was ranked #2 for 1977.
    Happy Disco Friday, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I was surprised to see that this didn’t chart on the Dance/Disco chart.

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  8. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you Paul for this great disco tune!
    “Shadow Dancing” is great, but B-side is good too.

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  9. george e. Says:

    A beautiful rarity this is, Paul. Thanks for the excellent transfer. More Bee Gees extended disco rarities are quite welcome in the future! Cheers!

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  10. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!
    great track!

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  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    I just want to say that this made my Friday and my weekend. This sure got me a disco mood. Thank you Dj PaulT. 🙂

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  12. Kenneth Says:

    I’m a little late for the party, but WHAT AN AWESOME TRACK. The Gibb brothers will always have a special place in my music collection. In my opinion, Disco would be EMPTY without their musical genius. THANKS PAUL!

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  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks for the upgrade Paul.

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  14. Sven Says:

    Disco will never die.

    Thank you Paul
    Regards from Germany

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  15. Luludarling Says:

    Thank you dear for these songs.

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  16. karencarpenter Says:

    I would have enjoyed the vinyl rip of the 32/192 the unedited recording more

    And, uhm, sorry for your friend

    an email address: karencarpenter0302@gmail.com

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