Posted by DjPaulT on April 29th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
“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.
Use Me 3:50
Producer – Glenn Skinner
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1987||Everything I Own||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#45|
Label: Virgin Music (Canada) – VSX 1364
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Reggae, Pop
Style: Dub, Reggae-Pop
“Everything I Own” from the LP “SOLD”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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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