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Breathe – Don’t Tell Me Lies (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 2nd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

“Don’t Tell Me Lies” is the title of the debut single by the British pop group Breathe. It was written by group members David Glasper (lead vocals) and Marcus Lillington (guitar, keyboard).

The song was recorded in the mid 1980s, shortly after the formation of the original lineup of the group. Released as a single in the UK in early 1986, the song was a modest success, reaching #77 on the UK Singles Chart and providing the group with their first national exposure. By 1987, Breathe had secured an album deal, and the result of that was their debut, All That Jazz. Original pressings of the album did not contain “Don’t Tell Me Lies”, but the track was added on subsequent pressings soon after.

Following the international success of other singles from the album (“Hands to Heaven”, “How Can I Fall?”), “Don’t Tell Me Lies” was re-issued as a single in the UK and released as the group’s third single in the United States. The song made a bigger impact on the British pop chart this time round, peaking at #45 in March 1989. Following in the success of their previous singles in the US, the song became Breathe’s third consecutive Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #10; it was also embraced by adult contemporary radio, where the song reached #5.

The song is more uptempo than the ballads for which Breathe had become associated, with a greater emphasis on horns and percussion. To date, this was the group’s last US Top 10 hit.

SIDE A:
Don’t Tell Me Lies (Extended Version) 5:40

SIDE B:
Don’t Tell Me Lies (7″ Version) 3:44
Monday Morning Blues 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Don’t Tell Me Lies U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1989 Don’t Tell Me Lies U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren Records (8) ‎– SRNT 109
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Bill Smith Studio
Engineer – Chris Porter (tracks: B2)
Mixed By – Bob Sargeant (tracks: A, B1)
Photography – Peter Mountain
Producer – Bob Sargeant (tracks: A, B1), Chris Porter (tracks: B2)
Remix – – Tom Lord-Alge (tracks: B1)
Written-By – David GlasperMarcus Lillington

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP
“ALL THAT JAZZ”

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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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23 Responses to “Breathe – Don’t Tell Me Lies (UK 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Great song, nice band. Pity the lads left the stage that quickly.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it’s a shame they were a really good band.

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  2. Guss Says:

    Than you Paul!!! nice track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  3. JamieH Says:

    Yay, still one of my favorites! (The song and the band.) Thanks, Paul!

    They may not have lasted long, but that first album sure got milked—seven singles, I believe? Not including “In All Honesty.” Actually, Paul, do you have that one? A number of remixes were left out on the album reissue for space, and that single’s probably one of the rarer ones.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome JamieH. I will see if I can locate that single 🙂

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  4. Dan Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Another great choice. Always loved this group AND this song. Great extended version here. Never understood why they weren’t able to get any more Top 10’s after having three on their first album. You’d think their label would’ve been anxious to promote their second album after that! The singles from their second album (“Say A Prayer” and “Does She Love That Man” were Top 40 but should’ve been bigger, IMO.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Dan they should have had more hits 🙂

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  5. regularjoe Says:

    I always thought that these guys wrote the follow-up album to Spandau Ballet’s “True” that they never did (DISCLAIMER: I like “Parade.” It’s just not “True, Part 2” and I can understand people’s disappointment with it).

    That photo from the back of the sleeve, boy, that’s the late 80’s alright.
    I was there, I remember.

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  6. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    One of my fave band in the 80s. Missed their sound terribly…:( Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂

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  7. omar Says:

    I liked Breathe . Got the 2cd reissue of All That Jazz. Paul I’m still not over the Eurythmics though. Can u continue with them and post Who’s That Girl and Beethoven soon. Thanks !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have the reissue also Omar but have never been really impressed with Cherry Pop’s remasters. Eurythmics are coming 🙂

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  8. music_fan Says:

    The song reminds me a little of ‘Calling All The Heroes’ by ‘It Bites’:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofL-ePVAshs

    The intros are very similar.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are correct Music_fan it is very similiar 🙂

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  9. pedro dynomite Says:

    i love it when you post some of the singles that i have. mine are in great condition but you have great equipment. i am more into the top 40/pop stuff and am glad that you post those kind of trax.thanks for taking the time to clean em up!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Pedro!

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  10. Goodguy Says:

    One of my favorites!

    Hey Paul, by any chance, is your new header image taken from Erasure’s new “Snow Globe” album? I hope if Erasure is on your mind, that you might roll out some more (Perhaps a different pressing of Crackers International you haven’t posted yet)? 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Goodguy yes it is Erasure inspired. I really love their new Christmas album. The only version of “Crackers International” I have is the one that is already posted. However I do plan to post some Erasure very soon 🙂

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Ah, well the information was for you Paul. I hope I didn’t give anything away if you actually had some of those on the rack, ready to rip! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You didn’t give anything away Goodguy. I got your message but my spam filter didn’t post it because of all the links :

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  11. ric Says:

    Great choice, Paul!
    I love Breathe! Hands To Heaven is one of my top favourites of the 80s decade. David Glasper is such an amazing blue-eyed soul vocalist.
    Don’t Tell Me Lies is another corker! The original ’86 M+M Remixes are clubbier while the new remixes are rockier and probably catered more to the US market.

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  12. rick Says:

    Thanks so much for this!!! May I request for the US 12″ of Breathe’s Save a Prayer and the US 12″ of Cathy Dennis Touch Me (All Night Long)? A million thanks!!!

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