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Rick James – Glow (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 18th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Side-One

“Glow” is a 1985 single by Rick James from his album of the same title. The single became his tenth release to reach the top ten on the R&B singles chart, peaking at number five, and his second number one on the dance chart.

SIDE A:
Glow / Glow (Reprise) 6:56

SIDE B:
Glow (12″ Instrumental) 8:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleevr: Near Mint (company)

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #106
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Gordy ‎– 4539GG
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Funk / Soul, Pop
Credits: Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Rick James

NOTES:
Album version in “GLOW”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side-Two

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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20 Responses to “Rick James – Glow (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Finally, thanks Paul. I was waiting for this one for a long time now! Great to have the instrumental. Ooh, I love it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know you have been waiting for this one Stefano. Thank you for being so patient. Enjoy 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Hey BTG’ers, is everyone on vacation or what? Don’t see ANY response on this excellent post! This funky 12 inch is superb…

    The master tape seems to be lost or misplaced in the vaults, because Ben Liebrand did ask Universal a few times to clear this extended version for his ‘Grand 12 Inch’ series. ‘We cannot find the master tape’ was the answer.

    In the meantime we’ll have to resort to Paul! So nice to have the awesome instrumental version as well, just terrrrrific! At least you made my day yesterday 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s what happens on here Stefano when nobody is familiar with the single they just don’t comment but leech instead lol. I agree with you it’s a really great underated song.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hmm, I don’t get it. It was a hit single in Europe in 1985. You just can’t keep calm and tied down to whatever chair you’re sitting in while playing this song!

    Somewhat unbelievable it didn’t work out in the US, but in the meantime ‘In My House’ by the Mary Jane Girls did! And THAT is really funny, because I think that ‘In My House’ is more or less ‘Glow Part 2’: it has the same production by Rick James and the same vibe and sound.

    Come on BTG’ers, explore this one!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It is a little bit disheartning when I work so hard to put something out and it doesn’t get a very good reception. Hey that’s just the way it is 🙂

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  3. ric Says:

    Sorry for my late reply, Paul.
    A think Rick James appeared in the music scene at the wrong time. He was making all these great raunchy R&B singles pre-Thriller pre-MTV, and mainstream radio don’t support his songs as they should.
    And by the time mainstream radio has opened up more, Prince came along and stole his thunder.
    But I agree his did give us many classics, and he is definitely more than just Super Freak!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I so agree with you Ric. James was way ahead of his time. Maybe Prince and others learned from him and yes he is more than Super Freak!

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  4. Brad Says:

    Paul,

    I can’t tell you how this post made my day. I’ve always LOVED this song but lost it over the years. It was great to hear it again in pristine form, as always! Thanks a million

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Brad!

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  5. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! This is a great song, one that was not so popular!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Antbee 🙂

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  6. antbee Says:

    Just read through the comments. Rick James was very bitter and jealous about the attention that was going to Prince instead of him. They both came upon the music scene at about the same time, it’s just that Prince’s music appealed to more people, especially during and after Purple Rain. See, a lot of people, and if I may clarify, a lot of White people, thought that Dirty Mind was Prince’s first album, they had not heard of nor seen For You or Prince. Dirty Mind is when Prince started getting notice from the mainstream media. Rick James, although putting out great records, never caught on to the mainstream press, as he was purely a funk music maker. It took The Mary Jane Girls, and later, MC Hammer to get him any attention by the mainstream press, but by that time it was too late. I don’t know if Rick James ever got over his bitterness and jealousy of Prince by the time of his death. One thing is for sure, his music was much appreciated by the urban audience.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Antbee I think a lot had to do with image as well. Don’t mean to sound shallow but Prince had it more on the looks and image side and we all know that it sells records. Too bad Rick couldn’t have put his bitterness a side he was a great musician.

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    antbee Reply:

    True on all accounts, looks do sell.

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  7. Andrew (TBFKAAdam) Says:

    Hi Paul, May I just say how absolutely F**cking Wonderful this ‘post’ is. It’s One’s like this that make me love your blog ! A lot of rubbish has been said & written about Rick James, but they rarely mention what beautiful + FUNKy Songs he wrote. This is one of ’em, which was in 2 parts on the LP but is amazing in it’s 12″ ‘form’. Some of his early albums got the re-issue+bonus tracks treatment but the Later stuff has been ignored. I loveLOVElove this song + yes U can’t sit still listening to this. Funnily tho, I did see some re-issue+bonustracks CD’s for sale on a internet site (not ebay)- saw of Glow + the later stuff but I thought they were bootlegs as I couldn’t find any listing /release info Anywhere. I can’t thank You enough ! Please would you consider blogging some more Rick James -You Turn Me On is also fab = the full 12″ has NEVER been on CD – There’s also a Spanish Version with Bruni Pagan on Vocals -the instrumental is Wonderful. Any of his 12″-er’s would be MOST appreciated and it’s strange that there’s No one else blogging his stuff (trust me I’ve looked LOL). PPlus my reason for a ‘late’ reply is I’m typing this from a phone LOL(not)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Andrew thanks for your comment.I do plan to post more Rick james in the future. I don’t have the Bruni Pagan version it’s pretty hard to find I have it in my Discogs wantlist so if a copy becomes available I will try to get it.

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  8. Andrew (TBFKAAdam) Says:

    Ps would Love the ‘Other’ Will Powers singles, they had great Dub mixes on the b-sides xx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    All I have is the the one I posted Andrew.

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    Andrew Reply:

    Well if you ever come across them – plz do bear them in mind ala for your blog. Also glad to see your ‘into’ Rick James but I do feel that some ‘mentions’ here have got him wrong. Go look on Discogs, Can’t Stop WAS on the BeverlyHills Cop Soundtrack so him n’ Eddie Murphy must’ve had some falling out to have that track removed-maybe it was the ‘Studio’s’ idea + Eddie never backed Rick- who knows. Whatever happened It seems it didn’t matter how good a record Rick James released- He couldn’t get arrested (Chart wise) if U pardon the pun. And this was at a time when no mater how ‘ropey’ a track that was released if it said “from the Beverely Hills Cop O.S.T” it got Press Galore !

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