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Culture Club – Love Is Love (Japan 12″ EP)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 9th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front Obi

In 1984 Culture Club was asked to write two songs for the soundtrack to the movie Electric Dreams. Boy George and Roy Hay wrote “The Dream” and “Love Is Love”, with the latter being released in 1985 as a single in Canada, Europe and Japan.

“Love Is Love” went top 3 in Canada, top 10 in Japan and was Culture Club’s biggest hit in Brazil.

In Japan the single was released as a 12″ EP containing alternate artwork and tracks different from the European and Canadian releases.

SIDE A:
Don’t Go Down That Street 6:30
The Medal Song (Extended Mix) 6:24

SIDE B:
Love Is Love 3:50
Don’t Talk About It 3:18
The War Song (French Version) 4:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl Grade: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Obi: Near Mint
Insert/Poster: Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– 18VB-1023
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Jon Moss (tracks: 2), Steve Levine (tracks: 2)
Producer – Steve Levine
Written-By – Culture Club

NOTES:
Includes lyric sheet & poster.

Find the 12″ EP On DISCOGS

C. Front No Obi

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 “Culture Club – Love Is Love (Japan 12″ EP)”

  1. omar Says:

    Keep the new wave coming Paul. Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will Omar 🙂

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  2. Connner Says:

    Sweet! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner!

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  3. Andy Says:

    Beautiful!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Andy 🙂

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  4. Tony Says:

    Thank you very much for all the Boy George / Culture Club posts!
    Do you have “The War Song” 12” Single with the “Shriek Mix”? (it has never been released on CD).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony. Yes I do have “The War Song” 12″ will post it sometime 🙂

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  5. Simon Says:

    You really are spoiling us now 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    aww thank you Simon 🙂

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  6. Ivica Says:

    I have LP from “Electric Dreams” and this song also one of my favourite from movie…Thank you Paul…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ivica 🙂

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  7. Chwee Says:

    .A.W.E.S.O.M.E. to the max Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chwee 🙂

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  8. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow… thanks Paul. 🙂

    I think I’d heard a Spanish version of The War Song (I thought from BTG, but I can’t see it posted), but I didn’t realise there was a French version too. I’ve just read that there’s even more alt. language versions too! (Japanese?!)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah there is a Spanish version it’s on the UK and US 12″ I probably did post it long ago hopefully I will get around to posting it again soon. The Japanese version appears on the Japan issue of “The War Song” 12″ don’t have that one yet.

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    david Reply:

    It’s also in German on SOME of the German 12″s; some German copies included the Spanish version. There’s also German 7″s with the French B-side. Only the Spanish version has been released on CD, and the other mixes probably never will be. 🙁

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  9. Giorgio-Greece Says:

    love u dj!!!!!

    u r unique-fantastique!!!!!!

    thanx a lot!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend Giorgio 🙂

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  10. cdmaniac Says:

    Another great post Paul!
    When I fist got this way back when, I was blown away by the beautiful artwork.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it is a really nice package beutiful poster etc.

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  11. feanor noldorin Says:

    thanks, i’m a big culture club fan, but i’ve never even seen this! i do have a 12″ for “the medal song” b/w the long version of “don’t go down that street,” with very interesting artwork! so glad to see this too!

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  12. Doug Says:

    Great selection of tracks!!

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  13. ric Says:

    This should have been released in the US and UK, but I guess the group’s focus was on Waking Up With The House On Fire.
    I have the German 12″ but your Japanese one is way better! Despite the German sleeve being more consistent with the other Electric Dreams singles, I think this is a prettier sleeve. And hands down, a way better track listing too!
    Thanks for sharing this gem with us Paul!

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  14. Dean Says:

    Wow, what a find!

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