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Patti LaBelle – New Attitude (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 4th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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Side 1

R E Q U E S T

“New Attitude” is a song performed by Grammy Award-winning American singer, author, and actress Patti LaBelle.

In 1984, Patti LaBelle began taking part in films, participating in her first acting role in the acclaimed film, A Soldier’s Story. Around the same time, producers of the film, Beverly Hills Cop, were busy putting together a soundtrack for the film, and called on LaBelle to record two songs for its soundtrack. “New Attitude”, a song about a woman changing her outlook on life both emotionally and physically, was composed by Sharon Robinson, Jon Gilutin and Bunny Hull. The song was different from previous LaBelle recordings, which had been mostly pop ballads with occasional stabs at dance music and R&B, focusing on a synthpop direction. Prior to that, LaBelle had recorded a similar synthpop song, “I’ll Never, Never Give Up” from her first gold album, I’m In Love Again, in 1983. It was LaBelle’s first MCA single, released in January 1985.

The song climbed to number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Music chart in a remixed form. It also peaked at number three on the Hot R&B Singles chart. Patti LaBelle shot the first music video of her career with the song, which was shot at a fashion store.

SIDE A:
New Attitude (Extended Version) 6:14

SIDE B:
New Attitude (Single Version) 3:59
New Attitude (Club Version) 8:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 New Attitude U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1984 New Attitude U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #3
1984 New Attitude U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-1263
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Howie RicePeter BunettaRick Chudacoff
Remix – Louil Silas Jr.

NOTES:
Taken from the motion picture soundtrack
“Beverly Hills Cop”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

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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16 Responses to “Patti LaBelle – New Attitude (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. partytimeboy Says:

    Great song, one of my favorites 80’s tunes. Never get a Hi Q rip of the full Maxi Single until now. Great 12″ version, still wonder wich one I’ve heard, the Extended or the Club Version. The good news is that I have both of them now !!!

    Thanks DJ PaulT for sharing all these great and hard to find versions, all the priceless time invested on your site is always apreciated.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Partytimeboy. I think the “Extended Version” is the more common mix as it was the one that was actually released on the commercial singles.

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Paul, this one is just great! Gool old Patti LaBelle, how I love her. This track rocks. I know you do not like our suggestions posted this way, but a quality rip of ‘Oh People’ (extended version and instrumental) would really really really be awesome 🙂

    Happy we get new posts from you with the new stylus, the other one that broke down was due to be replaced sooner or later.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano I don’t mind you asking at all. I have the “Oh People” 12″ two different ones actually but i’m gonna have to check the quality of the record before I commit to posting it 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Well, knowing you, the quality of your vinyl will be fine enough… 🙂

    The Julian Mendelsohn remix is the second remix. Maybe you can combine the Richard Perry extended remix, plus the Richard Perry instrumental remix and the Julian Mendelsohn remix together in one post, THAT would be awesome Paul!
    It’s one of her best 80’s tracks, I think. The lyrics should reach all places in the world suffering from poverty, idiotic wars or other injustices.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano I checked my copy of the JM Remix and looks like I will have to replace it. I rember when I bought it on Discogs last year the seller was dishonest with his grading said it was near mint but it’s not. I’ll just buy another copy. That’s why I wanted to check it before I promised that I would post it. I have the other 12″ too and it is in nice condition but I will do like you mentioned and post them all together once I get a new copy of the JM Remix. Sorry bout that my friend 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi Paul, no problem! At least I am happy to know that we’ll get this quality rip somewhere in the future. Looking forward to it.

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    spoinny Reply:

    stefano, do you know where I can get a listen to that version of “oh people” (jm mix)? I have been looking for that online forever.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s almost impossible to find. There are very few out there I don’t think it’s on youtube either. I’m working on getting a copy.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Spoinny, you can listen to it via this link (8:24 minutes long):

    http://soundcloud.com/gerard-megawatti/patti-la-belle-oh-people-12-jm

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    spoinny Reply:

    Thank you Stefano!

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    ric Reply:

    Oh nice suggestion, Stefano! Oh People is such an overlooked gem in the 80s. I guess the shoes left by On My Own was too big to fill for many listeners!

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  3. Mike Says:

    One of my faves! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike 🙂

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  4. ric Says:

    The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, just like Footloose the previous year, was quite the monster smash in 1985.
    Both Glenn Frey and Patti LaBelle benefited the most from it.
    Glenn got a second push to his album The Allnighter and subsequent singles that year(Smugglers Blues and You Belong To The City).
    Patti managed to score two multi-formats hits from that soundtrack, and that brought her back to the mainstream and paved the way for her massive #1 single On My Own and #1 album Winner In You the following year.
    Thanks Paul for this promo, I have the commercial on with only the extended mix, and have been looking for a lossless for the Club for ages! Look no more! LOL!

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  5. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. This wasn’t a big hit in Oz even though the Beverly Hills Cop movie was huge.

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