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Boy George – Everything I Own (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 29th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Everything I Own” is a song written by David Gates. Originally recorded by Gates’s rock band Bread in 1972.

Boy George covered the song which reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in March 1987, becoming his first hit as a solo artist. It was also his first solo single after a departure from his band, Culture Club. Owing more to the Ken Boothe version, the sweet reggae style was reminiscent of his earlier debut hit with Culture Club, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”. Coming at the time of his arrest for possession of heroin, it provided a major boost to his career. It was a number one in many countries (including the UK, Canada, Italy, Norway and South Africa) and top 10 in many markets too.

In the US the track failed to make an impact on the Billboard Hot 100 but did peak at #45 on the Dance chart after spending two weeks on the survey becoming a certified gold single.

The b-side “Use Me” is a non LP track.

SIDE A:
Everything I Own (Extended P.W. Botha Mix) 7:13
Producer – Stewart Levine
Remix – Glenn Skinner

SIDE B:
Everything I Own (Dub Version) 4:33
Producer – Stewart Levine
Remix – Glenn Skinner

Use Me 3:50
Producer – Glenn Skinner

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Everything I Own U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #45

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin Music (Canada) ‎– VSX 1364
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Reggae, Pop
Style: Dub, Reggae-Pop

NOTES:
“Everything I Own” from the LP “SOLD”

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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27 Responses to “Boy George – Everything I Own (Canada 12″)”

  1. wolfie Says:

    WOW!!!! A classic! Thanks so much – loved this and all the singles and the Sold album x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wolfie. I also have the US 12″ which has mixes by Freddy Bastone that I hope to post in the near future if all goes as planned 🙂

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    Andy Reply:

    I agree with Wolfie. His Sold album was a decent piece of pop and a good successor to the last Culture Club album of the 80’s.

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  2. guss Says:

    Thank You!!! Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welome Guss it’s good to see you 🙂

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  3. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul!
    I will go tomorrow to another city.
    I will listen to your music all the time with my player.
    Will be back at May, 4. See ya!
    Have a great day Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a safe trip Spring. see ya when you return 🙂

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  4. Andy Says:

    Thank you Paul! Very much appreciated!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Andy 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    I had totally forgotten about this one . Thanks Paul. Hope you could also post the 12″ mix of Sold in the future .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I plan to my friend 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    You can never go wrong with a little bit of Boy George!
    Thanks Paul!
    I love the Sold album too. Keep Me In My Mind is my favourite single from it, despite being a minor hit.
    Boy George actually wanted Next Time to be his comeback single but the record company wanted to go with something safe and less arrogant. So Everything I Own was recorded. Great that you plan to post the US Bastone Mixes, Paul. Besides being rarer, I think they are better than the original UK Mixes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Ric I learned something new 🙂 I agree with you the US mixes are much better than the original. Nice to see you again I hope all is well.

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    ric Reply:

    Thanks Paul, I am feeling well. But I can’t say the same of my short-term memory!
    You know, when I was posting my reply yesterday. I had made a mental note to let you know that I’ve noticed and like the new banner. But after typing my message. poooooooof! That was gone with the wind…until I visited your site again today, and then I remembered.
    Sigh!
    So, great new banner, Paul. But I’m ashamed to say I can’t spot the inspiration behind it. 😛

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    There really wasn’t an inspiration for this one Ric I did kind of have Soft Cell in my mind the neon thing lol.

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  7. sharlee Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sharlee 🙂

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  8. cdmaniac Says:

    Perfect!! I needed an HQ Use Me as I no longer have a turntable.

    Your new banner is quite disco!! ooo! ooo!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cdmaniac. Thanks for noticing the banner 🙂

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  9. Connner Says:

    WOOT! WOOT! THANK YOU!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome buddy 🙂

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  10. The Doctor Says:

    OK, that was a little weird… 🙂

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  11. Simon Says:

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for posting Everything I own 12″…. Would love to hear the Freddy Bastone mixes you mention and I’ve always wanted to ask you to work your magic on the Sold 12″. I see another reader mentions it. It’s a great mix of a great song that still hasn’t been released on CD. Keep up the good work!! x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Simon just posted the “Sold” 12″ today 🙂

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  12. Doug Says:

    I always loved the extended mix of this song, since it features vocals by Helen Terry (my favorite vocalist). I’ve never heard the other b-side tracks on this one before though! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Doug 🙂

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  13. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Only had this on a compilation cassette. Look forward to hearing the other mixes.

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