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Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Australia 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 12th, 2013


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 27, 2010. 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!

“You Should Hear How She Talks About You” is a 1982 Top Ten single performed by Melissa Manchester from her album Hey Ricky.

First recorded by Charlie Dore for her 1981 Listen! album, “You Should Hear…” was written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow. Arif Mardin who produced Manchester’s recording described the track as “a real departure for Melissa because it has a new wave dance quality and she had been known for her ballads”, Manchester having reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 with the ballads “Midnight Blue” (#6) and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (#10) and the previous Manchester/Mardin collaboration “Theme from Ice Castles” also being a ballad. Mardin continued: “But music is music. You can’t turn your back on new formats or styles.”

“You Should Hear…” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1982 to become Manchester’s highest charting record. It would also prove to be Manchester’s last Top 40 hit (her 1983 single “Nice Girls” would peak at #42). The track would earn Manchester the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the year 1982, besting nominated performances by Laura Branigan, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt; Manchester had previously been nominated in that category for the 1979 release “Don’t Cry Out Loud”.

A #10 A/C hit, “You Should Hear…” also gave Manchester a hit in Canada (#5), New Zealand (#20), and Australia (#4). In Australia, it ranked as the #25 single of 1982.

You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Extended Version)  5:02
Written-By – Dean Pitchford , Tom Snow

Long Goodbyes (Non-LP Track)  3:02
Written-By – Melissa Manchester

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Nusic/Club Play #8


Label: Arista – X-12011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition
Country: Australia
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Arif Mardin

Side A: Adapted from the Arista Album “Hey Ricky” L37759
Super Single 45 “Limited Edition”

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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
Playlist Creator

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

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30 Responses to “Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Australia 12″ Ltd. Edition)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    This single didn’t make the Dutch charts in 1982. Too much American pop perhaps, I really don’t know.

    In the 80’s I always listened to the US Billboard Top 10 in a weekly Dutch radio show, where they’d play around 15 seconds per track, ending up playing number 1 in its full length glory. Melissa didn’t make it to number 1, so I never heard the whole song. But after hearing a snippet of 15 seconds I liked it right away. Didn’t get a hold of the single though, because it never has been released officially in the Netherlands. This was the pre-internet time, import of 7 inches from far away territories was very difficult, sometimes even impossible. No Youtube or other channels to be able to hear the song in full length.
    How did I survived that time? Gosh 🙂

    This extended version (I discovered many years later) is a montage mix. But we don’t mind, it remains a great tune. I like the production and mix too.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s interesting how different various parts of the world are. Even today. I am very sure there are some dutch mixes etc. that I have never heard. Seems like these type of mixes were common for European singles.


    Fred Reply:

    Yes…I was very excited to hear this 12″ mix as I have never known of an “extended version”…man, all they did was add in a copy of a 32-beat breakdown. 🙁 But this was early (April) 1982 when this track was released so I guess we shouldn’t have expected much. But boy, starting around 1983-1984, true extended mixes and remixes were released all the time.


  2. Jeff Habicht Says:

    Dear DjPaulT,

    I’ve recently discovered your site and I can’t thank you enough for your dedication, hard work and intense detail to preserve dance mixes from vinyl records. I also love the fact that you are re-posting tracks that weren’t available for a couple of years. I am overwhelmed by what’s here. Mixes that I never knew were available, that somehow escaped through the cracks or that have never appeared on compact disc before. I am so grateful to you for this extremely generous service. I promise to donate very, very, VERY SOON!!! It’s only the right thing to do to help out with any bills for maintaining such a phenomenal site. I would never want this place to not exist anymore!

    Again, the quality is outstanding. Your quest for perfection is so admirable for someone like myself who wants a quality product. You more than rock DjPaulT, you RULE!!

    So looking forward to October for any re-rips of The Goon Squad and Arthur Baker/Latin Rascal produtions. It’s so nice that you are adding your past catalogue along with new records.

    Have a wonderful day and once again, thank you from my entire heart.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I am glad to have you as a newbie to the blog 😛


  3. oldDJ Says:


    Thanks for this, nice sound, you kept all the energy in it while preserving the analog-ness(this is a song that could have gotten harsh fast if it got too digital sounding). Great work! As usual.

    Nice mention of “Nice Girls” too (a personal favorite of mine)….could never find a 12″ on that one. Good song, nice production, should have made Top 40.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you OldDJ I appreciate your comment. I don’t think they released a 12″ for “Nice Girls” would have been fun.


  4. Erwin Says:

    Paul – this is so good! Have always enjoyed Melissa’s work. A pity that Arista records didn’t do a lot more promotion for her at the latter end of her career – given they had their attention centred on Whitney Houston. If they’d released a 12″ version of “No One Could Love You More Than Me” from her Emergency album … it would have been a bomb!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I totally agree with you Erwin a missed opportunity.


    Brian Reply:

    I agree. I am always making up new compilations to add to thumb drives to play in the car and at work – this song always ends up included.


  5. Arthur Says:

    Thank you so much! I just saw Melissa perform here in Miami. It was a wonderful show!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Arthur I bet it was a great show.


  6. ric Says:

    Thanks for this re-rip, Paul. Such a great pop song! I’m sure the audio quality will be better and brighter!
    It is really strange that after the biggest hit of her career, Melissa failed to reach the Top 40 again. I too agree about No One Could Love You More. Why record companies never employ people like us to do the job? LOL! Some choices are so obvious and they failed to deliver…


  7. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul. I’m just old enough to remember dancing to this one when i first started sneaking into clubs 🙂


  8. Louie Says:

    Oh my! 24/96 offline as is 16/44. After all it is Friday the 13th.


  9. Rick [gimpyforever] Says:

    hi there Paul, I’m getting an error message trying to access the mp3 version from some gator hosting sight? never had this problem before? please advise…


  10. Rick [gimpyforever] Says:

    error 403 forbidden…is that correct? has anyone else had a problem? great posts as always!!! 🙂


    Louie Reply:

    I’ve tried this all day long (9 hours). No dice. Hopefully the issue will clear up. Seems like a server issue. I’m trying to get the 24/96 version.


  11. rob_lpz Says:

    Dj Paul es excelente tu web,el sonido que le sacas a los vinilos es realmente notable , se nota mucho tu dedicacion en ello.
    Ingreso seguido tu web y siempre me sorprendo por la calidad de tus post.
    Quisiera comentarte, que hoy he tratado de bajar el album de Melissa Manchester ,
    se abrio ventana y me ha pedido que me registrara, he hecho eso, igual no he podido bajarlo.
    Desde ya muchisimas gracias por los aportes que haces y vere la forma de colaborar contigo,para poder seguir disfrutando de esos discos que son verdaderas joyas, que han representado una parte importante de nuestras vidas.


  12. DJ Rotten Robbie Says:

    Hello DJ Paul,

    I hope you are ok. You haven’t posted for several days. I’m starting to worry about you. I hope you’re just on vacation or something.

    Be well,



  13. Sean Says:

    Hey Dj Paul!

    Hope your’e well. For some reason can’t seem to download from your blog..? It comes up with username and password. I just subscribed but haven’t received instructions pertaining to either a username or password? So it’s a little confusing to say the least and was hoping you could clarify further. Great blog you have here too. Just want to be able to access the music.


    Sean :))


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Sean I apologize for the cofusion. Nothing to worry about I have added a username nad password for downloads. I will be making a post explaining all of the details in the next day or so.



  14. Sean Says:

    Okay thanks for getting back to me 🙂


  15. rob_lpz Says:

    Hello Dj Paul… great maid your discomfort, I would let you know that not because reason, will not let me download the albums, I ask for a password at any time of registration asked me.
    When I try to log in again, google tells me it can not find the site.
    I really feel sorry for anger while failing to be able to enter or download the albums.
    Greetings … I hope I can fix it!


  16. Rick [gimpyforever] Says:

    got it, sounds great!! thanks!! new password/security did the trick!! 🙂


  17. Jan Says:

    Thank you very much for this Paul!!! One of my favourate 80s tracks and I am glad at least it got Top 5 success in the US, it deserved much more worldwide in my opinion. 😉


  18. james Says:

    i’m trying to download this but its asking me for a user name..yet i dont see anywhere to create one?


    james Reply:

    never mind…i just saw the faq


  19. Paul Says:

    HI Paul…I wanted to thank you for refreshing my membership to your outstanding site, I really appreciate it since what you post is from the time I was an active DJ in Mexico.
    I have been posting some of my rips as well in 320 mp3 but a lot of the music I am posting is from the 70’s and early 80’s from the Disco era.
    I am an active contributing member at the DISCO CONNECTION blogspot.
    In fact I just posted 4 Santa Esmeralda albums along with some other goodies.
    Please if you are interested come to download them.
    I deeply appreciate the hard work you do, because I know what it takes to do it.
    You can always reach me at my djcolourzone@hushmail.com email account which I check everyday.
    God Bless you Paul.


  20. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Bought this second hand about 10 years ago. Great to have it in this quality.


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