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Sheena Easton – Strut (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 5th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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“Strut” is a song written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman which was a Top Ten hit single for Sheena Easton in 1984.

Easton had been sent the demo for the song by Christopher Neil who had been Easton’s first producer. Released in August 1984 as the advance single for the album A Private Heaven, “Strut” reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 that November to peak at #7. Like its parent album overall, the “Strut” single and accompanying video signaled Easton’s shift towards a more sexually suggestive image.

The song appears to be about being upset with a man for wanting the narrator to be like a previous lover, and about the sexism of the man wanting or expecting women to behave in a certain fashion (“Strut, pout/Put it out/That’s what you want from women”).

“Strut” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy Awards.

In the UK – where “Strut” was released in November 1984 – the track became the first US Top 40 single by Easton to completely miss the Top 100 of the UK charts.

The “Dub Mix” is exclusive to this US 12″ promo.

SIDE A:
Strut (Dance Mix) 5:50

SIDE B:
Strut (Dub Mix) 4:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Strut U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1984 Strut U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO-9230 / SPRO-9231
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Producer, Arranged By, Remix – Greg Mathieson
Remix – Rusty Garner

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “A PRIVATE HEAVEN”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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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30 Responses to “Sheena Easton – Strut (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you very much Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. Nice to see you again 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    It’s nice to be back again Paul. I missed you and your music. I was in the hospital for surgery and I should be completely fine after all of the rehabilitation.
    So bad that I’m late with my happy birthday wishes to you. Sorry. Can I wish now? Just be happy Paul and take care. It’s the most of all.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Spring. I am sending you warm wishes for a speedy recovery 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    Thank you 🙂 xxx

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  2. Chwee Says:

    Thanks Paul! :-}

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chwee 🙂

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  3. woz Says:

    Love it! Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  4. Mike Says:

    yes what a nice treat on a Wednesday morning hehe…nice nice nice DJ P!…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome mIke 🙂

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  5. Mike Says:

    yes what a nice treat on a Wednesday morning hehe…love it DJ P!…

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  6. jay Says:

    Thank you DJ Paul. This is great treat. Could you please upload Tina Turner’s Better Be Good To Me 12 inch please. I would love to hear that. Thanks again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jay. I’ll see what I can do for you 🙂

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  7. Mike Dubin Says:

    Thank you so much. I had tracked down several copies of this promo, and each one sounded worse than the next. So, that is some magic you do with vinyl!!

    Any chance you have the promo mix and dub of So Far So Good?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Mike I had to really do some work on my copy too. They must not have mastered these very well. I do plan to post the “So Far So Good” mixes at some point 🙂

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    Mike Dubin Reply:

    Well, you did an awesome job with this. I never thought I would hear a clear copy of it. Can’t wait to see what you do witht he So Far So Good mixes.

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  8. ric Says:

    Despite being one of the wealthiest woman in Scotland these days, UK “deserted” her after For Your Eyes Only in 1981. Sheena only managed to return to the Top 20 six years later with the Prince collaboration. Her catchy mid 80’s US Top 10’s like Telefone, Sugar Walls and Strut didn’t bother the British Chart much. Perhaps she was also focusing more on the bigger American market then?
    I bought the 12″ when it came out, and it’s nice to have it in your rip now.
    Thank you, and Strut it now, Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! Seems like after the 90’s Sheena fell off the face of the earth lol. She released her last studio album “Fabulous” (2000) and then disappeared. I wonder if she will ever release anything new again.

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  9. Stefano Says:

    Nice post Paul. I wouldn’t mind to see the release of some more Sheena 12 inches rips on your blog. Why not do a Sheena marathon, like you also did with Tina Turner a year ago?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano! Sometimes wishes come true on BTG 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Aha! Good answer, Paul 🙂

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  10. kyleongwl Says:

    love this trax…thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kyleongwl 🙂

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  11. george e. Says:

    Never heared the dub before. Thanks for the treat, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure George E.

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  12. Mike Says:

    Thank you DJ Paul! Classic 90s music!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike 🙂

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  13. macha Says:

    Thanks a million! Love Sheena. I bought the 12 inch all those years ago. But haven’t listened to it since CDs made their appearance.

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  14. Ramone Says:

    I NEVER knew there were 2 remixes (with diff times) of SW .. thanks Paul this ones definitely goin in the Ipod !!

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