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Anne Murray – Who’s Leaving Who (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 22nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Custom Sleeve

Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on June 29, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Who’s Leaving Who” [sic] is a song written by Jack White and Mark Spiro, first recorded by Canadian country singer Anne Murray in 1986. It achieved a bigger popularity in Europe when it was covered by British Hi-NRG singer Hazell Dean in 1988.

The song was first recorded by Anne Murray for her 1986 album Something to Talk About. The song was released as the album’s second single, following her Canadian and US number one country single, “Now and Forever (You and Me)”. The single failed to reach the same level of success, peaking at number 93 on the Canadian singles chart, and failing to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Its biggest success was on the adult contemporary charts, peaking at number 15 in Canada and number 26 in the U.S.

SIDE A:
Who’s Leaving Who (12″ Club Mix) 5:06
Co-producer [Associate] – Mark Spiro
Producer – Jack White
Remix – John Van Nest
Written-By – J. White*, M. Spiro*

SIDE B:
Reach For Me 3:52
Producer, Arranged By – Keith Diamond
Written-By – Schwartz*, R. Bruno*

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Who’s Leaving Who U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #26
1986 Who’s Leaving Who U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles #62

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15242
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP: “SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT”

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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21 Responses to “Anne Murray – Who’s Leaving Who (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Yes, a new re-rip. Let’s bring them on!
    Please continue for a while, Paul. You’ll make lots of BTG’ers very happy.

    Great re-rip by the way.
    Love the scan as well. Somehow I’ve always been a sucker for the look of the Capitol label, just beautiful.

    Hope tomorrow we will be treated to another re-rip. Maybe finally one of those Streisand 12 inches, who knows? Fingers crossed…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano glad you are enjoyng the re-rips. I am basically re-ripping the ones that I have gotten requests for that have had a donation along with it. Of course those are priority. I will get to the Streisand ones as soon as I can.

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  2. DanaDotCom Says:

    What a terrific song, and sadly overlooked. It deserved to chart at least Top 40 and a better chance in the clubs. The first single from this album, “Now & Forever”, had the makings of a stellar comeback and should have been more supported at pop radio. I still love this Anne album and listen to it a few times a year. The b-side of “WLW?” is another great track, “Reach For Me”, which also would have had hit potential in ’86. Oh well, 20/20, I guess. Anne didn’t stop here with her club foray, either. “Heartaches” from this same album would have been even more shiny in the hands of Jellybean, and her follow-up album “Harmony” had a few dance numbers, as well. The ball was really dropped when “Tonight” wasn’t mixed and serviced to clubs. It’s juicy!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oh I totally agree DanaDotCom. I think this was only 12″ that she released. Correct me if I am wrong. Would love to find more 12″ singles from Anne.

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    DanaDotCom Reply:

    Unfortunately, this is where she started and this is where stopped.

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    DanaDotCom Reply:

    …where SHE stopped.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I actually found out that there is a Canadian 12″ for “Heartaches” not sure if it has mixes or not. It’s not listed on Discogs but the catalog number is Capitol Records SPRO304.

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Thanks for bringing these re-rips on Paul; I know you’re making so many of your “worshippers” EXTREMELY Happy!!! I really like Anne and it was so cool that the show “Family Guy” had her as a guest voice too. I think that it’s great Seth McFarland is a big fan and how he got the character of Stewie enchanted by her.

    Again, many thanks.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. That’s pretty cool had no idea about Seth 🙂

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  4. Chicagoboyrn Says:

    I cannot believe i’d be saying this Paul, but i prefer this over Hazell and i am a die hard PWL fan (what’s wrong with me??) Always love her unique vocal kinda similar to Karen Carpenter.
    First time i am hearing this today. All this time i thought Hazell did the original. I wonder if there are anymore dancey 12″ mixes she released. Curious to hear that now.

    Thanks Paul….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chicagoboyrn I prefer this one too 🙂 The only other 12″ Anne released is also from this album it’s a Canadian only promo titled “Heartaches” I am trying to get a copy 🙂

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  5. ric Says:

    Another top choice for a re-rip, Paul.
    Thank you!
    Even though I love Anne’s version and the remix, I can understand the lack of success on both the country and pop charts. Conservative country probably deemed it too outrageous and pop radio too confusing. At least there’s lots of love for it here.
    Btw, I’ve always thought this would’ve been the perfect pop single for Laura Branigan in 1986.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric I can totally hear Laura singing this. I think it could have been a hit for her.

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  6. Bailey Says:

    Paul thank you for the re-rip. It looks like it was a popular choice too.

    I just discovered this BTG and can’t say enough good things about it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Bailey. Happy to have you aboard 🙂

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  7. Conner Says:

    Ann is one of my fiance’s faves. He’s a little bit country. We will see how he feels about this 🙂

    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner hope he like it 🙂

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  8. DanaDotCom Says:

    Hi Paul…I’m sure you’ve done your research, but I’ve come across this one the net: http://www.musicstack.com/item/100754281

    I had no idea this existed! And here I am in the glow of another realization that I do not know everything–getting old, what a bitch!

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  9. musicdivaSF Says:

    What may be considered a classic is now new to me. I did not even know that Anne Murray sang this first. I, of course, heard the Hazell Dean version and now I have a “renewed” appreciation for this version. Thank you DjPaulT

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  10. Jan Says:

    Both Hazell Dean and Anne Murray did this great classic pop song justice in their own distinctive ways. Obviously I heard Hazell Dean version (and my still my favouarate especially the three 12″ versions) first, it being a big chart hit in the UK, Europe and South Africa. Thanks for sharing Anne’s version! 😉

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  11. woz Says:

    I love this version!

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