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Belouis Some – Imagination (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 31st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Imagination” is a 1985 single by British New Wave artist Belouis Some, from his 1985 debut album Some People. Upon its first release in the UK in 1985, the song only managed to chart at #50, but a re-release proved more successful, hitting the Top 20 and peaking at #17 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1986. In the U.S., the song reached #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1985.

SIDE A:
Imagination (Dance Mix) 5:30
Producer – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

SIDE B:
Imagination (Dub Mix) 7:07
Producer – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

Have You Ever Been In Love? (Dub Mix) 4:03
Producer – Ian LittlePeter Schwier*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #88
1985 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 12 R6092
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography By – Eric Watson (3)
Written-By –Belouis Some

NOTES:
Manufactured in the UK
From the album: “SOME PEOPLE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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32 Responses to “Belouis Some – Imagination (UK 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    😀 😀 Awesome!

    You really are hitting all right buttons this last week or so. 😀

    I doubt many people in the UK would remember this guy, unless you played the song maybe. Did he have any other success in the US?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jermajesty this is really the music i love the most from the 80’s. Yes he hit #67 Hot 100 and #8 Dance with “Some People” in 1985 as well 🙂

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  2. Ludovic Says:

    Great post Paul!
    By the way, do you have Belouis Some – Animal Magic 12″?
    Many thanks bro!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ludovic yes I do 🙂

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    Ludovic Reply:

    It’s a great 12″!! If you post it I’ll be very grateful..
    Regards Paul!!

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  3. dazz22 Says:

    yeap some people was a classic as well i remmber this from some kind of movie as well cant remmber it thou

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Dazz22 it was in the films Ghost Chase and The Business.

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  4. RA Feutz Says:

    Excellent 12″ along with the other hit ‘Some People’ and ‘Animal Magic’! Thanks Paul! I have to agree with one of the other comments…It has been a great week regarding your posts! (Rob)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you RA!

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  5. x15 Says:

    A greatly under estimated track, well done DjPaulT, keep up the excellent work..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you X15 🙂

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  6. DjPaulT Says:

    Imagination (uncensored)12”version Video check it out!

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5noir_belouis-some-imagination-uncensored_music?start=2

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  7. MAN Says:

    Many thanks to you my friend for offering this track … I’m really like it too much it’s one of my all time favorites specially this (Dub Mix) one … Great

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome MAN it’s one of my all time favs too 🙂

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  8. Dave Says:

    Have You Ever Been In Love? (Dub Mix)

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  9. Dave Says:

    Thanks. Not sure about “Have You Ever Been In Love? (Dub Mix)” though, it is exactly the same as the album version.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Dave every 12″ I have seen has tit listed as “Dub Mix” I don’t think it exists maybe a label mess up. My 12″ has it listed on the label as “dub Mix” but not the sleeve.

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    SimonP Reply:

    You’re right. Looking at my copy (and the scanned cover above), there is no mention of it being a dub mix, allthough the labels on the disc itself say different…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it’s a mis print sadly.

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  10. Jermajesty Says:

    Is the chorus to this in some odd time signature? (ie not 4/4), or is it my imagination?

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  11. Thomas Says:

    Fantastic! Thank you Paul. What a great track. I second the Animal Magic request. Love that Bizarre Love Triangle vibe for the Animal Magic remix…clearly a conscious decision to get it mixed in by DJs with the very popular New Order track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    See what I can do Thomas 🙂

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  12. Rodolfo Milet Says:

    This mix was released in Brazil, I have it, but today is considered to be rare, hard to find even in mp3.
    Congratulations for the post! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Rodolfo Milet 🙂

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  13. Omar Says:

    Paul I agree with one of the comments . That this week has been one of the best with your blog. For most of us it was the new wave stuff that meant the most to us. I wish Belouis Some had a longer career . Imagination was his best single especially the rare Dance Remix which has the word “sh–” in it. Do u have that mix?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you omar glad you have enjoyed the posts. I think you are talking about the second UK 12″ that was released that mix is called the “AW-SOME RE-MIX” I am trying to get hold of that one it’s a bit harder to get as it was originally issued as a limited edition.

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    Omar Reply:

    Another one of his hits that was really good was Let It Be With You.

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  14. Guss Says:

    Great!!! Thnak you Paul.

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  15. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite singles of 85.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  16. Chris Martin (@TheChrisMartin) Says:

    Thanks for this, how do I download? It says I need authentication log in, where do I sign up please?

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  17. Chris Martin (@TheChrisMartin) Says:

    I’ve sussed the download thing out but it’s saying server problems. Is that me or you?

    Cheers.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Must be on your end Chris everything is working fine foe me 🙂

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