Posted by DjPaulT on March 8th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978
I thought this 12″ would be a fitting Disco Friday release since to the feature film “Oz The Great And Powerful” opens in theaters in the US. The film stars James Franco as Oz The Great And Powerful and is a prequel to the 1939 classic “The Wizard Of Oz”.
Meco (real name Domenico Monardo; born November 29, 1939) is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of a band or production team based around him. Meco is best known for his 1977 space disco version of the Star Wars theme from his album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk; both the single and album were certified platinum in the U.S.
In early 1978 came Meco’s third album , and this time it was the music from The Wizard Of Oz which got transformed into a disco album by the same name, as Meco described: “It is my best work bar none.” From this album came the hit single “Themes From The Wizard of Oz”. On October 2, 1978 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #35, after spending three weeks on the chart.
This special one sided Disco 12″ is pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.
The Wizard Of Oz (Special Disco Version) 17:51
Over The Rainbow
We’re Off To See The Wizard (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
The Haunted Forest (The Attack Of The Monkeys)
March Of The Winkies
Over The Rainbow
The Reprise: Delirious Escape • Over The Rainbow • Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead • Munchkinland
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company)
|1978||The Wizard Of Oz||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#35|
|1978||The Wizard Of Oz||U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||#30|
|1978||The Wizard Of Oz||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco||#35|
Label: Millennium – MND-20621-DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo, Single Sided, Yellow Transparent
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Credits: Producer – Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi
Producer, Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
℗ 1978 Millennium Record Co., Inc
Mastered At Sterling
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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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