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Hipsway – Ask The Lord (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 17th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Ask The Lord” is a single released by Scottish synth-pop band Hipsway. The single was originally released as the second single from the bands self titled debut album in 1985, peaking at #72 in the UK. After the sucess of the next single “The Honeythief” which reached the top twenty in the US and #7 in the UK. The band re-recorded “Ask The Lord” and re-released it as the follow up to “The Honeythief” in 1986. This re-recording did better in the UK reaching the #50 position while in the US it failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 but did chart at #44 on the dance chart.

SIDE A:
Ask The Lord (Dance Mix) 7:05

SIDE B:
Ask The Lord (Dub Mix) 4:12
Ask The Lord (Album Version) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Ask The Lord U.S. Billboard Hot dance/Club Play #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-06801
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Photography – Sheila Rock
Producer – Gary Langan
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – HipswayPaul Staveley O’Duffy
Remix [Assistant] – Billy Miranda (tracks: A. B1)
Remix, Other [Overdubs] – Francois Kevorkian*, Ron St. Germain
Written-By – G. Skinner*, H. Travers*, J. McElhone*

NOTES:
Album version can be heard on “HIPSWAY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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20 Responses to “Hipsway – Ask The Lord (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    cool new wave. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    My favourite mixers Francois Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain, can’t wait to hear this 12 inch. Don’t think I know this one, but maybe I’ll recognise it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Stefano. Hipsway is one of my favorite bands and were very underrated in my opinion 🙂

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  3. oldDJ Says:

    Paul, thanks so much for this!

    I have always really liked Hipsway, I have their first album and played it a lot, still do. Many good tracks on it. Definitely deeper than a one-hit wonder band.

    I didn’t realize they re-recorded “Ask the Lord”…and a Francois K remix to boot…very cool.

    Great to know other folks out there were/are into Hipsway.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    OldDJ I have just about worn out my copy of their first album. I need to explore them further. I agree with you they are much deeper than a one hit wonder band.

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  4. dazz22 Says:

    very good song scottish band as well )

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Dazz22 🙂

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  5. Cory Says:

    Cooool! Thanks Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    Ooh!
    I remember you posting The Honeythief, Paul.
    Thanks for Ask The Lord. I knew it was released twice, but never knew it was re-recorded!
    They had another single, The Broken Years, if I’m not wrong.
    McElhone went on to be part of the very successful Scottish band Texas in the late 80s.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I think “Broken Years” was their first single. Have never listened to texas i’ll have to check them out.

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  7. SimonP Says:

    Shame this band were short-lived. I have the UK re-recorded 12″ on mp3 and probably most of the others off the first album, too. This FK version is unique to that side of the pond, I believe. Another short-lived Scottish band that are similar, but a little rockier are Slide. Worth checking out.

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    SimonP Reply:

    That reads a bit wrong. What I meant was that the FK remix is unique to the US side of the Atlantic and that the UK 12″ is totally different. I think that makes more sense?!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are correct SimonP the mixes on this post are exclusive to the US 12″ 🙂

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    SimonP Reply:

    If you’d like a listen to the UK one I’d be happy to post it. You can then buy it and do it properly for me to download! 😉

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    SimonP Reply:

    Looking at Discogs it seems the US 7″ has an exclusive version, too, as it appears to have a Michael Brauer remix, also available on a 12″ promo…

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  8. dan Says:

    I got into Hipsway from the Altered Images connection. They had quite a few great tracks. My faves were “Broken Years” and “Honeythief.”

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  9. SimonP Says:

    This remix has finally made it CD. A new 30th Anniversary edition of the album collects up most of the B sides and 12″ mixes. I have this release and it sounds great for those that are interested…

    https://www.discogs.com/Hipsway-Hipsway/release/9302806

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    SimonP Reply:

    …onto CD even…!

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