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Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 24th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Wanna Kiss? Pucker Up!

“Kissing with Confidence” is a song by Will Powers (the stage name/persona of photographer-turned-singer Lynn Goldsmith) from her 1983 album Dancing for Mental Health. It was written by Goldsmith, Jacob Brackman, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, and Steve Winwood.
Mixed by Rundgren, it was released as a single in the UK, peaking at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

Will Powers is portrayed by Goldsmith during the spoken word sections her voice processed through a vocoder. Sting and Tom Bailey were also collaborators on the project. Carly Simon was the uncredited lead singer.

SIDE A:
Kissing With Confidence 5:31

SIDE B:
Kissing With Confidence (Dub Version) 6:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola ‎– 600 990
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Todd Rundgren
Producer – Lynn Goldsmith
Vocals [Uncredited] – Carly Simon
Written-By – J. Brackman*, L. Goldsmith*, N. Rodgers*, S. Winwood*, T. Rundgren*

NOTES:
From The Album: “Dancing For Mental Health”.

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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19 Responses to “Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence (Europe 12″)”

  1. Chwee Says:

    I remember the music video for this – very quintessential 80s graphics!! Thanks for this novelty record! ~ chwee

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chwee. Fun song and video 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Ha! Great Paul, I was waiting for this one without asking you. Nice to have the dub as well, and of course everything in perfect Paulity (which as of today is officially a new grade in the industry of vinyl ripping: Paul + quality = Paulity).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    aah thanks Stefano I like it! Paulity 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Well, if you hear what Demon UK did with their so called Tabu re-born reissue project, you really deserve a grade! Their reissues contain lots of bonus mixes, but unfortunately almost all of them are vinyl rips – such a disappointment! But if you hear HOW they transferred the vinyl and WHAT they used as a source, my God…. Totally worthless! You hear all sorts of pops and ticks, they filtered the signal in a strange metal sounding way to eliminate rumble or something, I really don”t know what they have managed to do. But one thing is clear: they should have called you to do the job!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am not familiar with Demon UK Stefano, but I have heard other labels that do so called remasters and use vinyl source. I am all for using vinyl when there is not an original master available but it must be done the right way. Never understood why they take on these projects when they know it’s gonna turn out terrible. They could call on me lol but I am so busy with BTG I don’t know if I would have the time. I actually just got asked to do a vinyl only soundtrack for somebody wanting to release it on CD. I havn’t given them a price for my service or an answer. We’ll see 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    That’s what you get when you are good! All your fault, sorry…

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  3. FurrBear Says:

    Thank you! One of my favorites – I have the vinyl album tucked away in my collection.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you enjoy the 12″ FurrBear 🙂

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  4. Doug Says:

    This is another great song I wouldn’t have heard if not for this blog 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to offer it Doug 🙂

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  5. Ramone Says:

    love the obvious Bananarama picture sleeve reference . .who would have guessed ..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it is pretty close Ramone 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    A great surprise!
    Thanks Paul. Didn’t expect this to be appear so quickly here, since this was brought up on BTG not too long ago.
    Efficiency and Quality!
    A classy novelty record…now that’s an oxymoron!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I didn’t even know about this record until it was brought up. I listended to it and relly like the positive vibe so I tracked down a copy and voila!

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Hehee… fantastic!

    I still can’t figure out how she got so many top name people to collaborate on this?

    As a photographer had she befriended them all, were they her subjects? I’m not even sure what type of photographer she was? 😀

    Can’t wait to hear the dub version. 🙂 Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure how the collaborations started maybe they all liked it because it was a positive project. Maybe she photographed them or something. It is a very creative project though. I am so happy that you turned me onto it Jermajesty 🙂

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  8. Andrew Says:

    Brilliant – been looking for the longest time for a decent rip of this. Thanks so much. Loved it as a 15 year old, still love it 30 years later!

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  9. Drew Says:

    I remember this video, and later in life couldn’t remember who did the song, for some reason I thought it was Laurie Anderson, but I knew that couldn’t be right… Thanks for solving this longtime riddle for me!

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