Posted by DjPaulT on April 24th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
Originally I posted this one back in April 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!
“Swept Away” is a rock-flavored dance song written by Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates) with Sara Allen, produced by Hall with Arthur Baker, and recorded by singer Diana Ross for her album of the same name. Ross released the song as a single on the RCA label in 1984.
The song talked about how the narrator thought she was in love with a special person only to find out that she had just been “swept away” after catching her lover cheating on her sending her into a rage and panic.
In the music video, directed by Dominic Orlando in Manhattan and on location in Long Island, Ross is seduced by a Frenchman and falls in love with him only to find out, after arriving unannounced in a bar, that he’s cheating on her with another French girl in a stylized Apache Dance. She then confronts the man hitting him repeatedly, and later fights with the French girl who ends up being knocked out unconscious by the singer. Later in the video, the Frenchman tries to fight his way back into her life only to have Ross accidentally push him from a lighthouse tower into the water. It was one of Ross’ most popular videos, and her first to air on MTV.
The music video was blown up to 35mm for projection during Diana Ross’ live performances at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. There’s also an extended version of the video edited for the 12″ dance club remix.
Arthur Baker had been a club DJ turned remixer who was just breaking into production, and the twelve-inch version became one of Ross’ most successful, reaching number one on the Dance/Disco chart. The single also reached nineteen on the US pop singles chart and number three on the R&B singles chart.
Swept Away (Long Version) 7:37
Backing Vocals – Daryl Hall
Swept Away (Instrumental Version) 7:14
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1984||Swept Away||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#19|
|1984||Swept Away||U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||#3|
|1984||Swept Away||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#1|
Label: RCA Victor – PD-13865
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Soul
Credits: Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Arthur Baker, Daryl Hall
Written-By – Daryl Hall, Sara Allen
From the album “DIANA ROSS SWEPT AWAY” AFLI 5009
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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