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Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 21st, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Twilight World” was the second US release from the album It’s Better to Travel. This song was the subject of many remixes and was a dance club favourite worldwide. The song’s debut on the US dance chart was on December 19, 1987. After spending ten weeks on the survey the song peaked at #10 making it Swing Out Sisters highest charting dance single in the US.

The original title for this song was “Tomorrow’s Dream”.

According to drummer Martin Jackson the song was “taught” to him by aliens after a UFO landed on his roof.

The beginning of the song is the Shibuya train terminal announcer in Tokyo!

SIDE A:
Twilight World (The World Travel Mix) (12″ Remix) 7:55
Twilight World (7″ Version) 4:04

SIDE B:
Twilight World (Instrumental) 4:21
Another Lost Weekend 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Twilight World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31
1987 Twilight World U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #7
1987 Twilight World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 870 015-1
Format: Vinyl, Promo, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest (tracks: A1 to B1), Frank Heller (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
A1 is aka The World Travel Mix.
A2 is the standard 7″ edit.
B1 is an instrumental edit of the remix featured on track A1.

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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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41 Responses to “Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (US 12″)”

  1. Diego (Uruguay) Says:

    More versions of this classic! Excellent!
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Diego 🙂

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  2. Julio Says:

    Thanks so much Paul! this is the third of a string of Swing out Sister singles…
    Dear god, this band is so great!!! =)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Julio 🙂

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  3. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you so much again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re very welcome Venus De Milo 🙂

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  4. Vermillion Says:

    This is the one – my favourite Swing Out Sister mix! Thanks so much for these.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Vermillion 🙂

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  5. Gianni Says:

    This sounds crazy, but I used to play the instrumental version pitched up to 124 bpm, and it would pack the floor! Thank you for the Swing Out Sister posts 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sounds interesting and fun Gianni 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Of all the bands I would’ve thought people would’ve gone ‘pffft’ over, it’s SOS.

    I’m amazed and amused at the love and wealth of comments made this week – had no idea they’d made it big in the US, though does maybe explain their US only tour this year.

    😀

    Thanks DJPaul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Jermajesty. I am loving all of the comments wish it could be this way for every post 🙂 I had no idea SOS had this following. Glad I had these to post.

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  7. MusicMan3 Says:

    Well, this just makes me happy.

    This is the 12″ that I LOVE! Thank you! The 12″ Remix is insanely good and Paul, your rip, is absolutely immaculate. The 12″ singles from SOS’s first album always struck a chord with me. This single in particular shows a really strong “extended version” that was so great in the late 80s. Bananarama’s 12″ mixes were also particularly good and never disappointed.

    I will be cranking this as well as the other mixes from yesterday’s post. I am on cloud 9 right now. Thank you Paul. You are a master.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome MusicMan3. Play it loud!

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  8. Stephen Gilham Says:

    Hello Paul,

    Another excellent job Paul. I will send you a donation once I’ve been payed.

    By the way, I have the Swing Out Sister – Where in the World (Bongo Fury Mix) (UK 10″) which I will be sending you as well as Divine – I’m So Beautiful (12″) and Hard Magic (12″) to work your magic on as I know you like Divine.

    Kind regards

    Stephen.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Stephen looking forward to those records 🙂

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  9. Stefano Says:

    Paul, you’ve made my week! Thanks for listening to our wishes. It’s awesome that you’re ripping them so FAST for us, what a treat. I love this tsunami of Swing Out Sister, and everyone of them ripped in Paulity, just amazing. I won’t mind getting more (rare) mixes of this great band, but tomorrow it’s Disco Friday of course…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very, very welcome Stefano. I try to listen to what you guys want if I can do it 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi Paul, there are a few other SOS mixes that didn’t appear outside the US, like for instance the Pop Stand Mix of ‘Surrender’ mixed by Justin Krauss. The US Mercury ‎33 rpm PRO 588-1 has that mix on the full A-side (therefore this pressing offers the best vinyl quality). The great Stuff Gun Mix is on the full B-side. Maybe you can continue this excellent and highly embraced SOS series next week? Many BTG’ers will share the same wish.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano I don’t have the promo but I do have the standard US 12″ which is mastered at 33 RPM. Aside from that the only other SOS single I have is “Fooled By A Smile” not sure if it’s UK or German it’s still sealed will have to check.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hi Paul, such a shame the record label chose to put ‘Who’s To Blame’ first on that B-side (you can’t have it all). But 33 rpm certainly helps to retain the vinyl quality in the last minutes a bit more than at 45 rpm. Still, PRO 588-1 gives the best reproduction of this mix.

    Phonogram 12 inch releases from the UK or Germany were never ever factory sealed, so your copy of ‘Fooled By A Smile’ is probably a US or Canadian release (or the seller re-sealed the UK or German pressing and sold it as new and factory sealed). The TV Mix is the rare mix on this 12 inch.

    But will we be treated with more fantastic SOS posts next week? I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    This one is on the Mercury label and is factory sealed. I have bought many singles from the UK and Germany over the years that were factory sealed.

    You’ll have to wait and see about next week it’s Thanksgiving week and I already had other plans in mind but we’ll see.

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    Stefano Reply:

    No worries man! Just do as you planned 🙂

    By the way: I am sincerely suprised you have bought many singles from the UK and Germany over the past years that were factory sealed! North European record companies didn’t factory seal their 12 inches at all (nor their albums), that’s my years of experience living in North Europe (born and raised in Amsterdam). And I always found that SO uncredible irritating, because without a seal the sleeves were easily bruised and you never were 100% sure if the record already had been played before (always wanted new, unplayed and untouched vinyl). Such a maniac…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I don’t know maybe they are sealed for import to the US. Actually the record i am posting today is still in it’s original shrink wrap and it’s from Holland. It’s a mystery.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    On the same note I have also bought many that were not sealed.

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  10. Jeff Says:

    Such a classy band. I love the brass and jazzy feel to Swing Out Sister. I am so pleased with these past three days of S.O.S. Paul, like Stefano said above, I love the “Paulity” of it all. Your remasters are, like MusicMan3 says, they are “absolutely immaculate!” And that is your genius! I swoon over your work. You come to the rescue, lovingly restoring our favorites. Thanks, as ALWAYS!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  11. Victor Says:

    Big big thank you, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Victor 🙂

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  12. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks Paul! After yesterday’s SOS Remix post, I pulled out the US 12″. Of course you posted that today! I was hoping you’d get to it before I had to record it myself…lol! All the best as usual!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mr. Feutz 🙂

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  13. Carlos Says:

    Muchas gracias Pault por estos singles de swing out sister, estan super

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Carlos 🙂

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  14. ric Says:

    “Puality”…I like that!
    Isn’t it amazing how you bring us from all different parts of the globe together every day with your wonderful music?
    Very unique and special daily experience to us BTGers!
    So thank you, Sir Paul!
    This 12” Remix is the BEST version of the song.
    SOS is under-appreciated in the UK…Can you imagine they only have two Top 20 singles, and that’s it?!?!? Japan loves them BEST!
    BTW, I have no problem you using the trivia…and here’s a couple more to add.
    The album It’s Better To Travel is about “how it’s great fun pretending to be a pop group, but when you actually get there, it’s still loads of fun though you can never rest on your laurels.”
    And before UK Label Phonogram, no one else wanted to sign them. And the label thought they placed a wrong bet when SOS’s debut single Blue Mood sold only 1000 copies. But of course, Breakout changed it all!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for all of the great trivia Ric I don’t know how you find it but I truly appreciate it and i’m sure the BTG readers do too 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    My pleasure Paul, I’ve collected these music trivia throughout the 80s and 90s, mostly from magazine articles and interviews.
    The information I have copied and attached to their respective singles and album, as a nice accompanying read whenever I listen to these songs.
    So they are actually “real time” information/quotes and not current recollections.
    And whatever relevant trivia I can contribute here, that’s my little way of saying thanks to you.

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  15. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for the extra mixes. I too have this 12″ single, but my vinyl rip is poor as compared to yours . Thanks again !

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  16. Carlos Says:

    another gr8 song. bringin’ that song is like going back in time and remember just good things that happened in my life…a brazilian hug 4ya, Dj Pault

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  17. Mark Says:

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    I don’t think I’ve heard this since I had the cassingle back in the day! LOL

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  18. GGNYC Says:

    Thanks DjPaulT!

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  19. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Big fun! CHEERS. 🙂

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