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Sheena Easton – Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 13th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)” is a dance/pop single recorded by Scottish singer Sheena Easton, the first single released from her fourth album, 1983’s Best Kept Secret.

The song was most successful in the US, where it became Easton’s fourth top 10 hit, peaking at number nine in late 1983. In the UK the single peaked at number eighty four. The music video, shot in black & white, featured Easton in a haunted house and a cemetery, being pursued by Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame before being rescued by King Kong.

In Mexico, the popular teen group Timbiriche released a Latin version, titled Teléfono.

SIDE A:
Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Club Mix) 6:08

SIDE B:
Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Dub Mix) 4:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1983 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #15
1983 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– 7814
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Greg Mathieson
Remix – Rusty Garner

NOTES:
From the LP “BEST KEPT SECRET”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Sticker

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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33 Responses to “Sheena Easton – Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Nice to have the dub mix too!

    So far so good with this Sheena series. Hope it doesn’t stop.
    Outstanding job Paul, really.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s probably going to end tomorrow for time being.

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  2. Omar Says:

    This was one of my faves from her. Also U Got The Look with Prince. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. Da'Ron Says:

    THANKS for all your hard work!
    love Sheena. Hope you post more

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Da’Ron 🙂

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  4. The Doctor Says:

    Now this Sheena Easton song, I remember. 🙂 (I never saw the music video, though; for some reason, the local cable-TV system where I lived at the time didn’t carry MTV…)

    Fun fact: If you listen closely, a bit of her Scottish accent comes out in spots, mostly in words where an American speaker would pronounce the “y” as a long-E (i.e. “anywhere”, “crazy”, etc.). She pronounces them as a short E, turning “cray-zee” into “cray-zeh”, and so on. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Interesting thanks for the fun fact doctor 🙂

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  5. Spring Says:

    Hi Paul. Thank you as usually! I like this song too. And the front cover of this single looks very showily! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  6. Chwee Says:

    I wonder what is next from Ms Easton Paul – is it Eternity or my ever favourite 101? Hmm…
    OXOX
    Chwee

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Chwee I don’t know if it will be either of those but I hope you like whatever I end up posting 🙂

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    Chwee Reply:

    I always do – there are so many surprises now and then. Thank you.

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  7. MiguelMorales Says:

    Thanks for your hard work, Paul!! Telefone is a great song… Just let me tell you that Sheena sung it in Spanish too! Was very popular here, in Spain!! I must have the vinyl LP at my mum’s house…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Miguel. Yes she released it as a single in Spain titled “telefono”. I’ve been trying to track it down but it’s pretty rare.

    http://www.discogs.com/Sheena-Easton-TelefonoTelefone-Long-Distance-Love-Affair/release/2415493

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    MiguelMorales Reply:

    I can rip it and share it if you interested, Paul!!

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    MiguelMorales Reply:

    *you’re

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the offer Miguel but I only share my own rips i’ll keep looking for a copy. Thanks again 🙂

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  8. ric Says:

    It’s such a fun song and with a kitsch video.
    Thanks Paul for more from our Scottish lass.

    Almost Over You should’ve followed this into the Top 10 me thinks!
    Picking up on what Miguel said, Sheena did record a Spanish version of Telefone. In fact, she did a spanish album, and ended up winning a Grammy for Latin performance (with Luis Miguel), which didn’t go down well with the Latin music industry at that point.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. One of my favorites from Sheena it’s so 80’s and I adore the video.

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  9. Dean Says:

    I had completely forgotten about this song!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad I was able to bring it back into memory Dean 🙂

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  10. Mike Says:

    ooooohhhhh is it Sheena Easton week DJ Paul? I’m waiting for The Lover In Me 12” ye-heeeeeeey! I got this Telefone on vinyl too, and this is another great addition to my digitized vinyls hehe ;)…

    Muchas gracias amigo ;)!…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    de nada Mike 🙂

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  11. kyleongwl Says:

    u rock…i think u could read my mind..after strurt, sugar wall and now this.
    I think i know what’s next 😛

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Kyleongwl you’ll find out later today. I am ripping it and working on it right now 🙂

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  12. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    lets continue this 12 collection!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!

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  13. David Chew Says:

    Hi there! Just wondering why the mp3 version of Telefone in mono? Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Must be on your end it plays in stereo for me and I have had no other complaints.

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  14. george e. Says:

    Great 12″! I have the U.S. promo, too. It has great sound. Loved this one back then (had “a long-distance love affair” LOL). There was a Spanish version too (not on 12″ though) called “Telefono” – fun record that was!) Thanks Paul!

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  15. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t know there was a 12″ for this song.

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  16. deir ferreira Says:

    Parabéns, aqui no Brasil tocava muito

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