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Boy George – Live My Life (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 13th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A Side

“Live My Life” is the fifth solo single by English singer-songwriter Boy George. The single became George’s first US Top 40 hit (US No. 40) from the soundtrack to the movie Hiding Out. In the UK the single peaked at #62.

SIDE A:
Live My Life (12″ Soul Remix) 7:23
Remix – Michael Moore

Live My Life (The Quake Dub) 6:20
Remix – Michael Moore

SIDE B:
Live My Life (12″ Klub Mix) 7:33
Remix – Mark S. Berry*, Paul Fox

Live My Life (Klub Dub) 6:18
Remix – Mark S. Berry*, Paul Fox

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Live My Life U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1987 Live My Life U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #21
1987 Live My Life U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin Records America, Inc. ‎– 0-96728
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – John Robie

NOTES:
Remix and additional production by Michael Moore.
Taken from the motion picture “HIDING OUT”.
Produced by Paul Fox and John Robie.
Remixed by Mark S. Berry and Paul Fox.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B Side

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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23 Responses to “Boy George – Live My Life (US 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    i love Boy George. Paul do you have the 7″ mix of White Boy as well ? Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No sorry I don’t Omar.

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow, this is a new one on me, never even heard of it before. Thank you.

    What does ‘near mint (company)’ mean, BTW?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jermajesty “Near Mint (Company)” just means the record comes in a near mint record company sleeve. Hope you like the track 🙂

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  3. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Love Boy George & Culture Club. Not familiar with this remixes, however. Have to listen tonight. Thanks for this post Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂

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  4. Marty Says:

    Paul!!! OMG – I have sought a quality rip of these dubs for forever! Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marty 🙂

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  5. David Says:

    Thank you so much for doing this, so quickly after I suggeted it, too!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome David 🙂

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    I forgot all about this one. Thanks for a cool trip down memory lane.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    Should’ve been a bigger hit. A movie backing. Written by Allee “What Have I Done To Deserve This” Willis and Danny “Neutron Dance” Sembello. Produced by John Robie and remixes by Mark S Berry. Such a winning formula that didn’t pan out as planned.
    I have the UK 12″ but much thanks for your US vinyl rip, Paul!
    Hiding Out has an excellent soundtrack. Besides, Pretty Poison and Boy George, there’s also the sublime duet of Crying by kd Lang and Roy Orbison. Not forgetting the synth-pop bliss of Scarlett & Black’s You Don’t Know. There are numerous UK and US Remixes for this gem and I do hope you can feature them someday, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. It is a mystery why this wasn’t bigger all the right ingredients and even a fun music video. Pretty sure I have a sealed copy of the US 12″ Scarlett & Black’s You Don’t Know 🙂

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  8. Jeff Says:

    DjPAULT!!!!

    Man, thanks for unearthing this gem. You already know how much I LOVE John Robie, but I wasn’t aware of this 12-inch. So happy to have it now courtesy of your phenomenal generosity! I love Mark S. Berry too and now you’re adding to his discography as well. Mark brought us the talented Alisha with “All Night Passion” and “Baby Talk” and “Too Turned On” and “Star Gazing.” He’s a brilliant producer/engineer and remixer. BTG once again delivers my faves!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jeff! Glad I had this one to offer 🙂

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  9. David Says:

    The video wasn’t even MADE until after it fell out of the US charts. The video was made for the UK promotion, that happened months after it was released in America. There was a collection of clips from the movie set to the music that was shown on BET maybe all of one time while this was in the US charts, probably as an afterthought by someone at the record company (or maybe even the movie studio). Just another mistake in the long list of mistakes made by record executives!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maybe the clip being shown on BET is why the song charted higher on the R&B chart that the top 40.

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  10. Ray in Australia Says:

    Holy crap!!! 🙂
    One of many great Boy George tracks. Always a big favourite of mine… love the lyrics.

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    Ray in Australia Reply:

    After having gave these tracks a listen, I’m surprised to find Soul Remix is longer than on my Australian 12″… I never realised mine was an edit version. Also once again Paul, the clarity and crispness in your rips are phenom 🙂 Great work

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ray!!

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  11. Simon Says:

    Wow! Much sought after mixes can’t wait to hear in 24bit. Many thanks 🙂 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Simon 🙂

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