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Jigsaw – Sky High (Re-Mix) (UK Ltd. Edition 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 21st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A Side

C Sticker

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Sky High” is the name of a 1975 single by British pop music group, Jigsaw. The song, the main title theme to the film entitled The Man from Hong Kong, was a world-wide hit in the latter part of 1975, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States. It was also a Top 10 single in the UK Singles Chart. The 1975 Australian single was released under the name “British Jigsaw” because there was an established and popular local band called “Jigsaw”.

Two years later the song gained more striking commercial success in Japan, peaking at the #2 on the Oricon singles chart and selling approximately 570,000 copies. In July 1986 Splash Records released a Limited Edition UK 12″ featurng a re-mix by Les “Mixdoctor” Adams of DMC. In 1987 Pete Hammond of PWL remixed the track for ZYX Records which was a minor dance hit in the US.

SIDE A:
Sky High (Re-Mix) 5:44
Arranged By – Richard Hewson
Remix – Les “Mixdoctor” Adams*

SIDE B:
Fly Away 6:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1975 Sky High U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1975 Sky High U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Splash Records (4) ‎– CPST 1006
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Chas PeateClive ScottDes Dyer

NOTES:
From the Golden Harvest Movie ‘The Man From Hong Kong’.
A side remixed by Les “Mixdoctor” Adams from D.M.C.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B Side

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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28 Responses to “Jigsaw – Sky High (Re-Mix) (UK Ltd. Edition 12″)”

  1. Conner Says:

    LOVE! Can’t wait to add this to my favorite Disco playlist!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Disco weekend Conner 🙂

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  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks !!
    Very rare and one of my favorites!
    You have heard the 90s version of Newton?
    Was a big hit in Brazil!
    I still have a cassete tape!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Drake yes I have heard of Newton. I used to be a big fan of his I even have his one and only CD 🙂 I like this version better than any of them.

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  3. hechicero Says:

    Best post ever in the best blog ever.
    Years of searching for this are over. Big THANKS !!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Hechicero. Happy I had it to share 🙂

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  4. fervox Says:

    Great version for a great song!, DjPaulT, you surprise me with this one!, thanks!!…I don’t if I can request something here but would be great to have VIDEO – “Somebody” with the quality that only you can give us…again, thanks!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Fervox are you looking for the ’83 or ’84 version by Video?

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    fervox Reply:

    Thanks for your reply..are those versions the same in the “A” side?, the 1983 has the instrumental in the “B”, I believe the 1984 has the single….I’m not really sure, but any version would be great!!!

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  5. Dean Says:

    Another mix I never knew existed. It beats the pants off the PWL one. Thank you again, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Dean it’s much better 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    Me too! Wasn’t aware there is an LA Mix of this!
    Thanks for introducing and sharing, Paul!
    Really love Les’ remixes of the 80s.
    If you have his vinyl-only ’89 remix for Viola Wills, it’d be awesome! That A-side has the best remix of Gonna Get Along Without You Now.
    TGIF!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I actually have that Viola Wills 12″ in my Discogs wantlist. Now I have a reason to try to find a copy 🙂

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  7. BoyWonder Says:

    Paul,
    thanks ever so much, this is unbelievable!
    This song is one of my childhood faves (it was on a K-TEL comp
    that I wore out).
    I didn’t even know there was an extended mix OR
    that it was in a movie soundtrack (Never heard of the movie, tho)

    Glad to hear you are doing better, OK kicked butt in the College Softball World Series.

    Best Regards,
    BoyWonder
    PS I am east of NYC, let me know if you still need an “Electric Dreams” DVD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BoyWonder yeah OK did quite well 🙂 Thanks for the DVD offer but another reader already sent me a great copy. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  8. risildo Says:

    thank you thank you thank you DJPaul
    I love this remix soooooooooooooo much and have been lookin for this gem for ages….

    We used 2 dance to this back in the day..always was a full dance floor when this came on

    you so rock 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildo 🙂

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  9. Jan Says:

    Thank you Paul for this mix of one of the best pop songs EVER. My favourate mix is still the 1989 Pete Hammond 12″ PWL remix though. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jan 🙂

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  10. Stefano Says:

    This mix is new to me, I only know the 1975 original version of course and the 1989 Pete Hammond 7 inch and 12 inch remix (there’s got to be an instrumental as well, but that one wasn’t released in my territory). There is an official 1979 ‘Disco’ version too, but never heard that one.

    First let me check this rare Les Adams remix! Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano this is a really good mix and much better in my opinion than the PWL mixes. The 1979 “Disco” version was released on the same label as this post Splash records 🙂 Hope you like it .

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  11. Stefano Says:

    Paul, is that 1979 ‘Disco’ version any good?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it is Stefano here is the audio:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OpKCJy-VMDs

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  12. Ataru Says:

    Thanks, Paul.
    I’ve seen the film many many years ago (i work as a projectionist in cinema), and i have the original italian 7” (and the Jigsaw’ self-titled album too 🙂 ) with a sticker on it stating that the song is the soundtracf the movie “Il Drago di Hong Kong” or “Il Dragone Vola Alto” (the movie used to have two different italian titles).
    i also have the 12” with the two original songs contained on the original 7” (“Sky High” and “Brand New Love Affair”, both remixed in the 1989: “Sky High” on the “A” side by Mixmaster Pete Hammond and “Brand New Love Affair” on “B” side by Dave Ford.
    i have also hearded the “disco version” from 1979 from youtube (i thinks that this 12” is pretty rare)…
    thanks again man, and excuse my bad english!

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  13. Mikelj3 Says:

    As usual, excellent taste in the renderings of this great song.
    Thank you for some new stuff to impress my friends with and of course
    your website will get the propers..

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  14. steve in toronto Says:

    it’s summer and some teenagers always have a radio. it’s ‘magic’ or this or ‘beach baby’. i feel old and young at the same time.

    steve

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this Paul. Looking forward to hearing it.

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  16. Thiago Says:

    Awesome! Thank you for this rarity, Paul!
    Do you also have the other versions, like Pete Hammond mix and the disco version?

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