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Q-Feel – Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) (Mexico 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 14th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Q-Feel was a British synthpop group. They released their self-titled album in 1982, which included their only hit single, “Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop).”

“Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)” was an entry in the 1982 A Song For Europe, the UK’s pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. It finished sixth (out of eight) behind eventual winners Bardo. The song was also featured in the 1985 dance film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

The somg charted twice on the Billboard charts first in 1982 peaking at #110 and again in 1989 peaking at #75. The song did much better on the US dance charts peaking at #18 in June of 1982.

Group frontman Martin Page went on to achieve success as a songwriter and solo artist. His highly successful debut solo album, 1994’s In the House of Stone and Light featured contributions from former Q-Feel bandmates Trevor Thornton and Brian Fairweather.

SIDE A:
Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) 6:34

SIDE B:
Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) (Dub Version) 6:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Bubbling UnderHot 100 #115
1982 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #18
1989 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #44
1989 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #75

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola ‎– SL-7076
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Mexico
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Mike Shipley
Producer – Brian FairweatherMartin Page
Written-By – Fairweather*, Page*

NOTES:
From the album:
“Q-FEEL”

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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25 Responses to “Q-Feel – Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) (Mexico 12″)”

  1. JonEthin Says:

    This tune Screams 80’s…. Nice one Paul. Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome JonEthin 🙂

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  2. Silver Blue Says:

    Thanks for this! I’ve got the 6:05 version (album) that appeared on what I think was the 1989 reissue of the album Q-Feel. The song always makes me happy!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Siver Blue 🙂

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  3. Matracas Says:

    This song was HUGE in Mexico (hense that you are using the Mexican pressing) and can still be heard at 80’s retro parties. I’m surprised it didn’t do much on US radio.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I wanted the UK release but I found this one used. I have had bad luck with Mexico pressings in the past not sounding very good but this one sounds good.

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  4. Carlos Says:

    Gracias Paul, por esa version dub.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    de nada mi amigo 🙂

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  5. Sara Says:

    Thanks for this – I only discovered this track last year and was looking for this version with the intro which had heard on Youtube. Couldn’t find it anywhere…until now!
    Much appreciated.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome sara. Enjoy!

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    I’d never heard that jazzy intro before. Neat. (And the sound is surprisingly good; the few Mexico 12″s. I’ve had over the years were OK but not a patch on a UK or japanese pressing but this sounds better than my CD version.) Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  7. Kyler Says:

    This was a request of mine! You heard and you delivered, DJPaulT! Although it isn’t the Disconet Remix (the longest and ultimate version, in my opinion) I am still very happy to see this!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kyler sometimes it takes me a while to get to requests lol. Usually I try to fill them when I can. Enjoy!

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  8. Stefano Says:

    This one is totally new to me. Let’s have a listen…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Stefano. Let me know what you think 🙂

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    This is another British band who are completely unknown in the UK. Paul, you have a habit of finding these!

    I can see why this wasn’t a hit here, compared to their synthpop contemporaries they were maybe a little MOR with their sound. It also sounds very american (esp. his accent) which a lot of UK synth acts tried not to do.

    Always good to learn about these curiosities though. I love the idea that it was absolutely huge in Mexico. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The lead singer is Martin Page he had a big hit in the early 90’s with “In The House Of Stone And Light” maybe you’ll recognize it. Here is the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIa9UEXd98Q

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    SimonP Reply:

    Never heard of this band, the lead singer or either of the songs. None of them have graced the UK Top 75 (or the UK’s airwaves, I suspect) at any time.

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    Goodguy Reply:

    You need to get to the states then. That and “Keeper Of the Flame” got a LOT of radio airplay there. I only wish there were 12″s of those two that Paul could acquire and post. They could really use some mixes.

    Also, everyone ought to know Martin also helped pen Go West’s “King Of Wishful Thinking”, (Jefferson) Starship’s “We Built This City”, and Heart’s one synthpop masterpiece, “These Dreams”. Listen to them all and you can hear Martin’s style there. He’s shaped pop music of the 80’s and 90’s more than most know.

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    SimonP Reply:

    Been to the States many times, but not sure I can make it in 1982 without a time machine! 😉

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  10. Thomas Says:

    Superb quality! Thank you very much.

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  11. mixhunter Says:

    Great post. I don’t think anyone yet has blogged the later remixes from the US promo 12” here:

    http://www.discogs.com/Q-Feel-Dancing-In-Heaven-Orbital-Be-Bop/release/113075

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  12. woz Says:

    This song always reminds me of the movie “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and Richard Blade 😀

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  13. alec james Says:

    excelente amigo…..gracias por la inmejorable calidad a la que subes la musica!!!!

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