Posted by DjPaulT on September 25th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
Re-Rip Newly Remastered!
Originally I posted this one on April 29, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!
“A Different Corner” is a song written and performed by George Michael which was released on Epic Records (Columbia Records in the U.S.) in 1986.
At the time of its release in April 1986, Michael was still a member of pop duo Wham!, though he and partner Andrew Ridgeley had announced that they would split in the summer after a farewell single, album and concert. Michael had already enjoyed a solo #1 in the UK singles chart in 1984 with “Careless Whisper,” and when he went back to the top with “A Different Corner,” he became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach #1 with his first two releases, although he was hardly an unknown or new act on either occasion. The song was also credited with being the second #1 (after “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder) which was written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person. The song reached #7 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first single credited solely to Michael to become an American top-ten hit.
The video is set in a sparse white room with a window. George is dressed in white as well and is shown sitting and wandering around the room singing the song.
After Simon Bates first aired A Different Corner on Radio 1, he rated the song so highly that he immediately played it again from the beginning.
A note on the back of the sleeve proclaims, “This record is dedicated to a memory.”
A Different Corner 3:57
A Different Corner (Instrumental) 4:13
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
Obi Strip: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint
|1986||A Different Corner||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#7|
|1986||A Different Corner||U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||#6|
Label: Epic – 12-3P-740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Chris Porter
Performer [All Instruments By] – George Michael
Written-By, Lyrics By, Producer, Arranged By – George Michael
This record is dedicated to a memory
Comes with gatefold insert lyric sheet and obi strip
1986 CBS Records
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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