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Sylvia Mason – We’ve Gotta Dance (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 15th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

Sylvia Mason-James born in 1959 is a British singer who has worked extensively as a backing vocalist and solo artist. She started her career with the disco band Voyage in 1977.

In 1979 Sylvia recorded her self titled solo album produced by Marc Chantereau & Pierre-Alain Dahan also from the disco-group Voyage. “We’ve Gotta Dance” was the first single taken from the album. The single peaked at #70 on US Billboard Dance/Disco chart in Nvember 1980.

Sylvia Mason has sang back up vocals for artists such as Go West, Simple Minds, Cher, Sheena Easton and Pet Shop Boys just to name a few.

SIDE A:
We’ve Gotta Dance 5:57

SIDE B:
Hello Super Duper Star 5:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 We’ve Gotta Dance U.S. Billboard Hot dance/Disco #70

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Carrere ‎– CAR 158 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Disco
Credits: Arranged By – Marc ChantereauPierre-Alain DahanSlim Pezin
Producer – Roger Tokarz

NOTES:
From the LP “SYLVIA MASON”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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9 Responses to “Sylvia Mason – We’ve Gotta Dance (UK 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    I can’t recall ever hearing this, and it is no surpirse it wasn’t a hit hit in the UK. She was brilliant with Voyage, but both tracks here are typical of “Boys Town Gang” the heavy backing vocals are no help, this is nothing mre than disco fodder..

    As always Paul, thanks for the up..:)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I happen to think it’s a really good disco track 🙂

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  2. ric Says:

    I love her back-up with the Pets, but have never heard this before. Will give it a spin! Thanks Paul, and have a great weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a nice weekend Ric. Please let me know what you think 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Just had a listen, and I thought the instrumentation and production is full of disco punch. However, I think the verse of the song is much stronger than the chorus, and that affected the “catchiness” of the tune.
    That said, it is the unmistakable voice of the wonderful Ms Mason!

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  3. 80spornstar Says:

    Never heard this before. Good disco tune. Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 80spornstar 🙂

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  4. Stefano Says:

    Again another unknown 12 inch for me! Let’s see if I reckognise the chorus.

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  5. antbee Says:

    You had me at “Voyage,” thanks Paul!

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