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Swing Out Sister – Breakout (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 19th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Breakout” is a single from British pop act Swing Out Sister’s debut album It’s Better to Travel.

The single reached the number four position in the UK in 1986, and rose to number six pop and number one adult contemporary in the US in 1987. The song also resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

The single was written and performed while the group was still a trio. It was one of their biggest hits, and the song most closely associated with the act. In the US, “Breakout” remains a staple of adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio station playlists.

SIDE A:
Breakout (N.A.D. Mix) 6:58

SIDE B:
Breakout (New Rockin’ Mix) 5:48

Breakout (Carnival Mix) 5:44
Remix – Michael Hutchinson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Breakout U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1987 Breakout U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1987 Breakout U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 888-836-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Smooth Jazz, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Written-By – Swing Out Sister

NOTES:
Original version from the album “IT”S BETTER TO TRAVEL”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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Password: burningtheground

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35 Responses to “Swing Out Sister – Breakout (US 12″)”

  1. Diego (Uruguay) Says:

    Great song. Many thanks Paul.
    Cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Diego 🙂

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Hehee, a very amusing song in my life, thanks Paul.

    BTW they re-recorded the chorus with new words for a jingle for Gary Davies (Radio 1 DJ). I’ll try and find it when I get home, though it might just pop up from a simple YouTube/Google search.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty. Would love to hear that 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Hmmmph, I have searched the length and breadth of the Internet all night and cannot find that Breakout Jingle anywhere. 🙁 I thought I had it downloaded but it seems not.

    I did find another jingle Gary Davies used to use – a re-recording of Wouldn’t It Be Good:

    http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/radio1/gary_davies_page.htm [about the 4th link down]

    Back in the day I always assumed it was Nik Kershaw singing it, but listening again now maybe it’s a soundalike… Maybe not…

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  3. omar Says:

    I love this. Paul hopefully you could post 12″ mixes of Twilight World and Where In The World if you have them. Thankx.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. Pretty sure I have “Twilight World”.

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    MMDD Reply:

    If you happen to have the Vocal Dub, Classical Dub, Instrumental Dub, and Beat Your Sister Dub of “Twilight World” and could post them, you would make me one of the happiest men on the planet! 🙂 By the way, thank you for ALL of your awesome posts!!!

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi Paul, like MMDD I too have been looking for this US 12 inch promo. Fairly difficult to get a hold on a clean mint copy, not many made.
    Would you have this one in your collection?

    ‘Breakout’ is a great tune, but ‘Twilight World’ is one of my favorite songs by Swing Out Sister. I specially love the rich instrumental sections in this track, so I’m very very curious to hear this 1986 US club promo, featuring the Special Club Mixes:
    1. Vocal Dub 4.52
    2. Classical Dub 4.59
    3. Instrumental Dub 6.33
    4. Beat Your Sister Dub 3.03

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    MMDD Reply:

    Stefano,

    Some years ago I actually transferred all of these from a fairly clean vinyl album I obtained, but believe it or not, I misplaced the lossless digital files and can’t find them anywhere! All I have left are the mp3’s. I no longer have access to a turntable, so I’m stuck. Been kicking myself for the longest time about that, but hey, what can you do? If Paul in his kindness can provide these in lossless, then I can tell you I will make darn sure I don’t misplace those!

    By the way, the Classical Dub is probably my favorite of these mixes. It’s gorgeous!

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi MMDD, please don’t taunt me. I am so anxious to hear these rare mixes, but somehow I am not able to find them anywhere on the internet.

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  4. Jeff Says:

    So, I’m sitting here at work, waiting to go home for the day, when the sudden urge came over me to check out, Burning The Ground. I’m so glad I did, I can’t wait to get home and download this song!! Paul, so looking forward to hearing versions I’m not familiar with. You are a Prince mate!!! I’m so glad you also took the day yesterday off Paul. You so deserve a break as you are always working your butt off bringing us the best of 80’s music. Thanks again and have a wonderful day Paul.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Yesterday I had what writers would call writers block lol. No matter what I attempted to rip I just couldn’t make it work so I decided to take a break 🙂

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  5. ex15 Says:

    Nice one Paul, I have no Swing Out Sister in my archive!!

    Nice up…(Must grab the other stuff!)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ex15 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Jesus H is that Zed from Police Academy (for seemingly no reason at all!) at the start of the NAD Mix?????!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    lol I don’t know who it is and I have no clue what he is saying either :0

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  7. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thank you Paul. LOVE LOVE LOVE Swing Out Sister! This is a phenomenal track. It’s Better to Travel had some great tracks – I especially loved Twilight World. The U.S. commercial 12″ had an exclusive 12″ Remix (a.k.a. The World Travel Mix) by Bruce Forest and Frank Heller, which I remember being great. And then there was a “Special Club Mixes” U.S. promo, which I’ve only heard about with exclusive mixes:

    http://www.discogs.com/Swing-Out-Sister-Twilight-World-12-Remix/release/780615

    http://www.discogs.com/Swing-Out-Sister-Twilight-World-Special-Club-Mixes/release/919351

    Cheers!

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  8. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you so much… always loved SOS!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Venus De Milo 🙂

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  9. antbee Says:

    Thanks Paul, have this one, but there’s nothing like one of your rips!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Aw thanks so much Antbee 🙂

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  10. risildowgtn Says:

    Awesome post. Love this song DjPaul 🙂

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  11. ric Says:

    Glad that you had a break yesterday, Paul. We all need a recharge from time to time.

    Breakout is my number 1 single of 1986!
    Thanks for posting, Paul!
    The song is totally infectious and the video bubbly!
    Breakout is actually inspired by the World Cup, as “There was quite a lot of spirit in the event”.
    Their previous group name is Syncbeat, and they later chose Swing Out Sister because they all hated the name! LOL!

    So excited that you have Twilight World too, just like the US 12” for Breakout, the US 12” and promo have more remixes not found in the original UK version.

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  12. VanceMan Says:

    There was a very good reissue of the first Swing Out Sister album a short while back. Four mixes of “Breakout” on it but not the Carnival mix! Thanks for filling in that gap!

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  13. bodyalive Says:

    Classy music from 80’s made by real musicians. I always wondered why they chosed for their high quality music a mediocre singer like Corinne Drewery.
    Thanks for posting 😉

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  14. Shan Says:

    In 1993, I got my first job at a radio station and this was the very first song I played out live. It was a song I always loved so to be the first song, made it even more special. Thanks for the wonderful memory!

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  15. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!!

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  16. Carlos Says:

    one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. I love it. Tnx Dj

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  17. Luis Says:

    Great band , wonderful song , please more swing out sister songs and versions , congratulations for your great job , greetings From Brazil

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  18. GGNYC Says:

    3X Thanks DjPaulT! Memorable track..sank well during the Christmas season that year. Cheers!!

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  19. Junior Says:

    Catchy as ever. Thanks Paul 🙂

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  20. NKelly Says:

    Surrender used to be on this site too. What happened?

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  21. David Says:

    Love this song. Have this 12″ another one I haven’t heard it 20 years.

    Thanks!

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  22. Daniel C. (Argentina) Says:

    Thanks Paul! Swing Out Sisters music is wonderful. Please repost Surrender, it´s muy favorite song.
    Great job. Thanks a lot!

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