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Eddy Grant – Romancing The Stone (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 12th, 2013


Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one on December 15, 2010. 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!

In 1984 Eddy Grant had a minor hit single in the US with his original song written to accompany the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner film, Romancing the Stone. Despite being commissioned by the film’s producers, all but the guitar solo would be cut from the film during its final edit. The song did not appear on its soundtrack. Grant released the song as a single with the original video that featured scenes from the film until it was re-edited without the Romancing the Stone clips.

The song did appear on Grant’s 1984 album Going For Broke. In May of 1984 the single peaked at #26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #52 on the UK singles chart.

Romancing The Stone (Edit) 3:31
Romancing The Stone (Long Version) 9:07

My Turn To Love You (A Live Recording From The Movie “Eddy Grant At Notting Hill Carnival”) 8:30

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #26
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #39
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #12


Label: Portrait
Catalog#: 4R9 04993
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Shoot That Tiger!
Engineer – Frank Aggarat
Engineer [Final Mix] – Alan Smart (tracks: A1, A2)
Mastered By – Herbie Jr*
Photography – Martin Goddard
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Eddy Grant

Produced at Blue Wave Studios, St. Phillip, Barbados.
Mastering by Frankford/Wayne, New York.
Taken from the Portrait LP:

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
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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12 Responses to “Eddy Grant – Romancing The Stone (US 12″)”

  1. The Doctor Says:

    Yay! Donation sent, as promised. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you doctor much appreciated. I didn’t know you were a Texan lol We are practically neighbors 🙂


    The Doctor Reply:

    Well, as we say down here, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!” 😀


  2. dave76 Says:

    do you also have the 12 inch single “i don’t wanna dance” from 1982? i would love to have the long version of that great song.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Dave76 currently I do not.


  3. Stefano Says:

    Good job! Another old post reborn, can tick that off my list. Thanks Paul, great to have this one in far better quality!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂


  4. dazz22 Says:

    timeless i look forward to coming home from work to see what gets upped next brillant again


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Daxx22 🙂


  5. ric Says:

    For me it’s waking up every morning to see what brilliant post awaits me! 😀
    Thanks Paul for another re-rip!
    I really appreciate it that you revisit your previous posts and upgrade them every now and then.


    Stefano Reply:

    Well Paul, clearly I’m not the only one wishing re-rips of all those old posts and give them a new life. All these excellent 12 inches with dead links and ripped with the inferior OM10 or OM20, they really deserve a new upgrade.

    I’ll keep on trying, haha 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I am happy to be a part of your day 🙂


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