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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

This Way Up – Louise (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 1st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Louise” was a 1987 single released by British band This Way Up formed by Culture Club guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay. The band released one album titled Feeling Good About It in Europe and Japan. “Louise” was the third single lifted from the album but the single failed to chart. The single featured vocals by Robinson Reid.

SIDE A:
Louise (Extended Version) 7:11

SIDE B:
Louise (Remix) 3:59
Shake Baby Shake 3:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFOEMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VST 1033
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Assorted Images
Engineer – Peter Henderson
Photography – Mike Owen, Simon Fowler
Producer – Roy Hay
Remix – Michael H. Brouer
Vocals – Robinson Reid

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP:
“FEELING GOOD ABOUT IT”

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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19 Responses to “This Way Up – Louise (UK 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow… a little rarity. This is the only branch of solo Culture Club I’ve yet to hear. Intriguing!

    Thank you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty. This is the only extended version that did not make it as a bonus track on theCD release of the album. Enjoy 🙂

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    josmon10 Reply:

    You beat me to it, that’s what I was going to say! And the same goes for the remix on B side.

    Thanks a lot for this post! 🙂

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  2. Andy Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Andy appreciate you 🙂

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  3. Doug Says:

    Wow, I actually just got this album on CD recently, after looking for a long time. This will complement it well!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Doug 🙂

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    I tell you what’s really interesting about this for me…

    The cover seems to me to be a really early example (actually the earliest I can think of) of a sleeve and logo so obviously designed on a computer. And specifically in Adobe Illustrator – you can see its suite of tools has totally influenced/led the design.

    The curved type, the rotational symmetry of the logo on the front, and especially the repetition of the logo on the back is a dead giveaway – that would’ve been so time consuming before Illustrator came along. So much so that few designers would bother.

    Being released in 1987 this pre-dates all the Designers Republic stuff, who became most notable for that style, lasting well into the early 90s. (They were doing sleeves before 1987, but using zerox machines! 😀 )

    I reckon this sleeve was a few years ahead of its time!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s a very nice cover design very well done.

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    VanceMan Reply:

    When I saw it was an Assorted images sleeve, I was surprised; this doesn’t at all have what i think of as their “look” of the period. Thinking of it in terms of computer tech made it make sense.

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    VanceMan Reply:

    When I saw it was an Assorted Images sleeve, I was surprised; this doesn’t at all have what i think of as their “look” of the period. Thinking of it in terms of computer tech made it make sense.

    And DJPaul, thank you for this, until today, I had no idea “This Way Up” existed. Based on this sampling, it fits right in with that Waterfront / Giant Steps / Breathe style of pop. I’m surprised it wasn’t bigger.

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  5. RA Feutz Says:

    Seeing the cover of this for the first time, I thought immediately of the MARRS – Pump Up The Volume cover art. Obviously the same time frame, as mentioned by other readers comments. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi RA Feutz you are right it does resemble MARRS 🙂

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  6. Doug Says:

    By the way, the sound quality is great– the upgrade is noticeable!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know Doug I appreciate it.

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  7. Corey Says:

    Wow – great track Paul! You’ll be happy to know you just introduced me to a new band with this post 😀

    On a side note while I was thumbing through some of your old posts I came the Sheila E. “glamorous life” 8 minute long version which I really excited to find on here given that it is such a rare version but unfortunately much to my heartbreak the original hosting service seems to have gone the way of the dinosaurs and is now extinct lol

    Is there any chance of you re-upping that particular post? I would greatly appreciate it

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Corey. I will try to get round to that post when I get extra time maybe a re-rip.

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  8. ric Says:

    Tell Me Why is one of my favourite singles of 1987, and it ranked higher in my annual list than Boy George’s solo hits that year.
    I too have the album, and thought the two follow-up singles are excellent too.
    Thanks for posting Louise, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Ric 🙂

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