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Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 5th, 2013


Side One


“Vertigo/Relight My Fire” is a popular song which was written and released by Dan Hartman in 1979, when it topped the U.S. dance-music charts for six weeks.

Originally released in 1979 as the follow-up to “Instant Replay”, “Relight My Fire” topped the United States dance charts for six weeks from December 12, 1979 to February 16, 1980; it was less successful in the UK, however, where it failed to chart. Loleatta Holloway is credited as a featured vocalist on some versions of the record, singing the “strong enough to walk on through the night” refrain. The song’s strings and horns were played by MFSB and conducted by long time MFSB member Don Renaldo. The 12″ version includes a 4½-minute intro called Vertigo, often used in discos as a floorfiller before the song begins.

Vertigo / Relight My Fire 9:44
Vocals [Special Thanks To] – Loleatta Holloway

Vertigo / Relight My Fire 11:22
Vocals [Special Thanks To] – Loleatta Holloway

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1979 Relight My Fire U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #104
1979 Relight My Fire U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #1


Label: Singles, Ep’s & eXhits ‎– SX 1205
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Mixed By – John LuongoMichael Barbiero
Producer, Engineer – Dan Hartman
Written-By – D. Hartman*

Special Version From The Lp: “RELIGHT MY FIRE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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
Playlist Creator

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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9 Responses to “Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Canada 12″)”

  1. Johan Says:

    I LOVE this! Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Johan. 🙂


  2. Spring Says:

    Friday evening.. A glass with in tonic in my left hand.. By the right hand I push the link for burningtheground.net… So I’m here 🙂 Thank you dear Paul for this song for my end of this hard week !!! 🙂


  3. Spring Says:

    lol. gin tonic I mean.. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    lol maybe you had too much already 🙂 Cheers Spring. Have a nice weekend 🙂


    Spring Reply:

    …I’m still alive. lol. Just wrong key on my keyboard 🙂 I’m listen to your music Paul. Thank you once again! 🙂


  4. Dean Says:

    Thank you, thank you!


  5. Stefano Says:

    This remains one of the best disco classics ever made, at least in my opinion. I actually never was aware of the fact that the orchestra and congas on this track were recorded at the Sigma Sound Studios, arranged by the great Norman Harris. So that’s why I always loved the rich orchestral sound of the single: it’s because of MFSB! Gosh, that took me 34 years…

    This 12 inch features the 9:44 minute album version on the A-side.
    On the B-side we get the superb 11:22 minute version (which I think should have been the album version).

    The 1994 CD compilation of Dan Hartman/Keep The Fire Burnin’ (a rather essential compilation which features a few rare original remixes) gave digital birth to the Progressive Instrumental Mix of the single. Till that year I wasn’t aware that this instrumental version had been released as a B-side on some 12 inches in 1979. What a terrific version. For those not familiar with this instrumental version: check it out! You’ll love it.

    To much of my surprise Ben Liebrand released an even longer vocal version on his outstanding Grand 12 Inches series. On volume 2 (released in 2005 on Sony Netherlands) we get a 11:59 version which features the full Vertigo intro of the Progressive Instrumental Mix, the entire 4-bar break and the full vocal part of the album version, ending with the full outro of the Progressive Instrumental Mix. The UL-TI-MATE vocal version. And all of this mastered from the original analog tapes from the archives of Sony.

    Still, when I hear Dan Hartman, I always feel sorry for his death of an AIDS-related brain tumor at the young age of 44. Tragic.


  6. antbee Says:

    This song, LOVE!


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