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Martika – Martika’s Kitchen (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 14th, 2013


A. Front

“Martika’s Kitchen” is the second single and title track released from Martika’s 1991 album of the same name. The single was written and produced by Prince, but failed to be a success in America, peaking at number 93 on the US pop chart. The vibrant and colorful video helped the song be a bigger hit in the UK, where it reached number 17.

On the b-side the Prince-penned gospel song “Love… Thy Will Be Done” had previously been released as the album’s lead single and peaked at #10 US and #9 UK.

Martika’s Kitchen (7″ Edit) 4:10

Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version) 5:09
Producer [Additional] – Martika
Producer, Arranged By – Paisley Park
Remix – Bob Rosa
Written By – Prince

Love… Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix) 5:58
Producer, Arranged By, Remix – Paisley Park
Written By – Martika, Prince

Broken Heart 4:29
Producer, Arranged By –  Frankie BlueLes Pierce
Written By – Frankie Blue, Les Pierce, Martika

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1991 Martika’s Kitchen U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #93


Label: Columbia ‎– 657568 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Titles taken from the LP “MARTIKA’S KITCHEN”
Made In Holland

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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9 Responses to “Martika – Martika’s Kitchen (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Nice one Paul…:D

    (Still hoping for UB40’s Don’t Break My Heart 12″)


  2. Josh G Says:

    just to let you know: the 24bit link doesn’t work…ERROR 404 comes up (the other links are working)..anyway thx for this post!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Josh. Thanks for letting me know. It should be working now 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Wow, I totally forgot about this record Paul. You are so good at bringing back the forgotten tracks of one’s youth. So excellent.

    I’m Loving it!!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank Jeff I glad that you appreciate this record 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    I moved on from vinyl albums to CD albums quite late, and Martika’s Kitchen is actually the first CD album I bought! It is a wonderful album, in fact, much better than her debut. Unfortunately, not many hits emerged from it.
    Broken Heart is such a wonderful album track, and Love Thy Will Be Done should’ve been a MASSIVE hit! Perhaps it would’ve charted better they had included this sublime Prince Mix.
    I had to buy this follow-up 12″ back in 1991 JUST for this remix.
    Thanks for your rip, Paul. This single certainly brought back loads of wonderful ’91 memories! It was an exciting time in my life.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric “Martika’s Kitchen” is one of my favorite albums and I still listen to it often. “Love Thy Will Be Done” is my favorite I just love the vocal harmonies that are towards then of the track 🙂 Glad I had a part in bringing back some good memories for you.


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  6. Robert Says:

    Man I don’t know what I was doing in 1991 because I don’t remember this at all. Great track though!


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