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Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight – Obsession (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 23rd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 6, 2011. 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!

“Obsession” is a 1983 song originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des Barres in 1983. This version was prominently featured in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, most notably in a scene in which Christopher Atkins bumps and grinds in Lesley Ann Warren’s face in sync with the rhythm of the song. The song was featured on the film’s soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts. That version was also featured in the theatrical trailer to the 1986 film 9½ Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

In 1984 the synthpop/New Wave group Animotion covered the song. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV.

SIDE A:
Obsession (Single Version) 3:50

SIDE B:
Obsession (Extended Version) 5:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Very Good Plus (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – SP-17262
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Executive Producer – Danny Goldberg
Producer – Mike Chapman
Written-By – Holly KnightMichael Des Barres

NOTES:
From the original motion picture soundtrack “A NIGHT IN HEAVEN”

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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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Password: burningtheground

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14 Responses to “Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight – Obsession (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Great re-rip, once again. Looking forward to tomorrow’s re-rip.
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Havn’t decided on tomorrow yet Stefano. I have to throw in new posts too. Got lots of things I want to post.

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    Stefano Reply:

    I bet you’ve got years of new material!
    Well, you can count me in. I’ll applaude you for the years to come!

    Tomorrow it’s Disco Friday, there’s got to be a perfect disco track waiting to be re-ripped, I assume 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Every since I stumbled onto BTG, I was always curious about this record. Thank you for brining it back into the limelight. I love Animotion’s remake, but this is the original and it originally got a great review in the old trade publication “Dance Music Report.” Paul, you are the preservation perfectionist and I laud your efforts. Such care and respect you have for the past, the obscure and the most coveted.

    Big Hug!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Big hug back to you Jeff. I think I like the Animotion version just a little better. This one seems more stripped down.

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  3. Mike Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Cool original recording.

    Is Stefano psychic? How is he so sure you’ll be posting a re-rip tmw? 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Mike he is making a guess I suppose. Right now I don;t have a re-rip planned for tomorrow. I havn;t decided on my post yet 🙂

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  4. Dean Says:

    I didn’t even know this existed. Thank you, Paul!

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  5. fabian Says:

    HI PAUL……….I HOPE YOU ARE FINE , I’M CURIOUS ABOUT IF YOU HAVE THIS SINGLE :
    Giant Steps ‎– Book Of Pride / Golden Hours……….IT WILL BE AWESOME !, TERRIFIC !, AMAZING ! AND MANY MANY MORE EXPRESSIONS, IF YOU POST THIS VERSIONS, WITH MY BEST REGARDS.

    FABIAN.

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  6. johnny Says:

    hello DjPaulT thank you for uploading Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight – Obsession , i was waiting for a log time this release, i have it , but my vinyl is pretty used, well now i’ll listen in high quality, and changing the subject i was reading the old comments of old posts ,so i checked that someone requested Daryl Hall & John Oates – Say It Isn’t So (US 12” Maxi-Single) and you said that you have it a so you’ll check if this one was ok to post it, so i´ll like to know if it posible to post it, thank you..

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  7. ric Says:

    Thanks for answering REquests and doing REmastered RErips that REduce us to gushing fanboys and REally making of all our days.
    You are truly REmarkable and always REliable and ever RElentless in bring us quality, Paul!
    Please REmember that!
    😀

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  8. mjb Says:

    There were not a lot of pop or dance tracks before this that were so openly talking about sex, were there? I mean, lots of songs talk about sex, but always couched in metaphor. This one is the first I remember to ever use the phrase “sleep with me”, which was as brazen as it got until “I Want Your Sex” in 1987.

    Although I do love this version, I like the Animotion version better, as it has more oomph in the vocal delivery… the dispassionate vocal in the original isn’t bad, but for a song about desire, I think it just works better if there’s some emotion behind it.

    My girlfriend loves both versions because of the lyrical content—she says it’s very unusual to hear the female voice taking the more aggressive tone. The man expresses his yearning, but the woman is the one who will be doing the dominating. I hadn’t looked at it that way before, but she’s right. It’s such a cool song.

    There also aren’t a lot of dance music duets outside of “Don’t You Want Me”…Someone should make a list!

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  9. George Says:

    At last I can listen to it in a decend quality!
    Thank you very much!
    Really, I have been looking for a decent qualith of ”Obsession” for years!
    🙂

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  10. woz Says:

    Cool – thanks!

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