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Eurythmics – Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 14th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)” is a song by the British pop music duo Eurythmics, released as the first single (in the UK) from their 1987 album, Savage.

It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Although not released as a single in the United States, the track appeared as a double A-side of the 12 inch single for “I Need a Man”, and received heavy rotation on MTV. It was a Top 20 hit in several European territories and also in Australia.

The Savage album returned Eurythmics to a more electronic sound and the “Beethoven” vocals are performed mostly as spoken-word from Lennox, with the exception of the repeated phrase “I love to” throughout the track.

SIDE A:
Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) (Dance Mix) 5:21
Mixed By – David A. StewartManu Guiot
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Serge Pauchard

SIDE B:
Heaven 3:28
Engineer [Assistant] – Claude Pons
Mixed By – David A. StewartFred DefayeOlle Romo

Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) (Extended Version) 4:48
Mixed By – David A. StewartManu Guiot
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Serge Pauchard

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– DAT 11
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 24 Oct 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve Design] – Laurence Stevens
Engineer – Fred Defaye
Photography By – Alistair Thaine
Producer – David A. Stewart
Programmed By – Olle Romo
Written-By – Annie LennoxDavid A. Stewart

NOTES:
Manufactured in England
From the LP: “SAVAGE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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32 Responses to “Eurythmics – Beethoven (I Love To Listen To) (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul a million. Love the Eurythmics !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. ex15 Says:

    Excellent Paul!!

    I’m sure it will sound better than the CDS.

    😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ex15!

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  3. David Says:

    Another excellent selection.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you David 🙂

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  4. Guss Says:

    Excellent!!! Thank you Paul. Any chance to upload, revival?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss I will see what I can do 🙂

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  5. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! I love both of them, this song and video!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  6. Paolo Says:

    Thanks you’ve made my day !!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy to hear that Paolo 🙂

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    My all-time favorite Eurythmics single! Thanks so much for sharing this one.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  8. Dean Says:

    Thank you!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dean 🙂

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  9. Jeff Says:

    OMG!! Incredible Paul!!! Much thanks!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Jeff 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    We’ve discussed this song before in an earlier Eurythmics post.
    Not quite made for the masses, I nevertheless love the demented artistry of both the song and the video. Quite the fun song to lip-sync to, and role-playing as the crazy housewife. LOL!
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not quite radio friendly enough for the US but still one of the greatest tracks ever.

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  11. chiko chevere Says:

    Although Beethoven is naturally a Eurythmics favorite of mine, somehow I completely missed ever hearing Heaven, nor had I seen its video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDwc50379Mo

    Thanks so much for leading me to this “discovery.” Even though I’m 25+ years late, the song is awesome (reminds me of H&O “Say It Isn’t So” a little bit) and the video is OMG. Who doesn’t love Annie as the blonde bored housewife. Phenomenal. 🙂

    (I initially wondered if this “Heaven” was the same as Annie’s solo song of the same name… another beautiful example of Lennoxity.)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    completely forgot about this video thanks for reminding me of it.

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  12. chiko chevere Says:

    D@MN … you learn something new every day. Sometimes you learn 3 new things – never knew Annie’s solo Heaven was a Psychedelic Furs cover.

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  13. Johan Erikson Says:

    Thank you very very much! This might be my favourite Eurythmics song ever!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johanm 🙂

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  14. Bearguy Says:

    Yay! I’ve actually owned this single for years… but Paul, your equipment is better than mine and so your transfers sound SO much better.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Bearguy 🙂

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  15. Stefano Says:

    New Eurythmics posts are always welcome! Very nice.
    Thanks Paul.

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  16. Vermillion Says:

    Many thanks for this! Their weirdest and perhaps most wonderful single. And what a video!

    I seem to recall Razormaid did an excellent remix of this track back in the 1980s that incorporated some bits of vocals that didn’t appear in the official remixes. Have you heard it?

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  17. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul thanks for this one. Nice to have a quality rip of the Dance Mix as it wasn’t included on the remastered Savage CD. Another vinyl retired.

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  18. Voltaire 242 Says:

    Marvelous!!!!

    Thanks for posting.

    Great alienating trax.

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  19. dan Says:

    So happy to see this one here. Beethoven has always been one of my favorites of theirs, along with Heaven. Thanks Paul!

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