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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Big Pig – Breakaway (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 3rd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

R E Q U E S T

Big Pig were a seven-piece Australian pop/rock band that existed from 1985-1991.

Formed in London in 1985 by Australian drummer Oleh Witer with singer Nick Disbray, the pair returned to Melbourne later that year and recruited the new line-up that would make the hit records.

In May 1986, after self financing an independent E.P. and with only five live shows under its belt, every major record and publishing company in the country offered lucrative contracts to the group. Mushroom Records Australia became the band’s label and their first album BONK was recorded in Melbourne in 1987 and mixed in London later that year. The album went gold, then platinum in Australia with three top-twenty singles (“Hungry Town”, “Breakaway” and “Big Hotel”).

In the U.S. “Breakaway” reached #60 on the Billboard magazine top 100 pop charts and was used in the opening sequence of the movie Bill & Ted’s ExcellentAdventure.

“Breakaway” remains a classic anthem about race and acceptance.

SIDE A:
Breakaway (Extended Version) 5:43
Mixed By – Roli Mosimann

Breakaway (Dub Mix) 5:13
Engineer [Mix] – David Avidor
Mixed By – Roli Mosimann

SIDE B:
Breakaway (12″ Popper Mix) 6:02
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Nick Launay

Breakaway (New Edit) 3:45
Remix – Roli Mosimann

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Breakaway U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #60
1988 Breakaway U.S. Billboard Hot dance/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12259
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: Mar 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design, Photography [Front Cover] – Jeremy PearceJohn WarwickerOleh Witer
Photography [Group] – Mark Lebon
Written-By – Zekley*, Bottler*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the A&M album “BONK”
Mastered at Masterdisk.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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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25 Responses to “Big Pig – Breakaway (US 12″)”

  1. Silver Blue Says:

    Thanks Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue 🙂

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  2. Spring Says:

    I don’t know them but thanks anyway, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring: ) Give it a listen if you can I think you will enjoy it.

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  3. risildowgtn Says:

    O I love this.. This was massive in NZ back in the day… I loved the drums .. OH Paul thumbs up for your I support equality piccy 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn. Thanks for noticing the pic 🙂

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  4. Dave C Says:

    Thanks mate! Classic Aussie track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dave 🙂

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  5. paganalexandria Says:

    Oh I used to love this song! The only thing I liked about Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Paganalexandria that movie is what introduced me to this track 🙂

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    Terrific record. Thanks for sharing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan!

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  7. ric Says:

    Besides loving the primal sound of this single, I love their butcher outfits!!!
    Again, remastered CD not complete and sound not as satisfactory. So thanks for your rip, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol I agree Ric 🙂

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  8. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Love, Love, Love this post, Paul! I wonder what happened to them. Can’t wait to hear 12 Inch Popper Mix! I don’t think this version was ever released commercially.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure what became of this group Gilbert but thankfully they gave us this great track 🙂

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  9. Paul in SLC Says:

    WOOHOO! Thanks man. Have the vinyl of this tucked away somewhere, but your mastering is fan-freaking-tastic. Thanks again PaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Paul 🙂

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  10. ned Says:

    If my memory serves me correct, there were no guitars
    used on Bonk.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure Ned i’ll have to listen to the album again.

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  11. woz Says:

    This is a terrific single. Thanks for sharing it, DJPT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  12. Jonathan Says:

    I have the Prime Cuts and Hot Tracks remixes of Breakaway, but not the original, so thanks for this. I do have the Big Hotel 12″, which is great.

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  13. Reid Van Ness Says:

    good one!! love these guys- the whole record is great.
    do you happen to have “big hotel” in 12″??

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  14. Connner Says:

    LOVE. Thank you!

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