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Danny Elfman – Gratitude (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 3rd, 2014


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on May 31, 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!

“Gratitude” is a Danny Elfman song recorded with his band Oingo Boingo and taken from the album So-Lo. The band chose to record the song as a “backup band” for their longtime frontman primarily to circumvent a dispute with their label. It has also been stated that this was an opportunity for the band to record songs that had been deemed unsuitable for a proper Oingo Boingo album. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Beverly Hills Cop.

In the United States “Gratitude” debuted on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart on January 26, 1985. After spending nine weeks on the survey “Gratitude” peaked at #17.

Gratitude (Extended Dance Version) 6:44

Gratitude (Tornado Version) 7:02
Gratitude (Short Version) 4:47

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Gratitude U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #17


Label: MCA Records – MCA-23532
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Danny Elfman, Paul Ratajczak, Steve Bartek
Remix – Jay Burnett, Mark Kamins
Written-By – Danny Elfman

From the LP” “SO-LO”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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

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

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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9 Responses to “Danny Elfman – Gratitude (US 12″)”

  1. lordofvhs Says:

    thnks a lot as ever.Have a nice week


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lordofvhs 🙂 Have a nice week as well.


  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul!!! You are a saviour!!! I’ve been waiting forever to have this 23-inch!!! Man, my favorite film composer with the incredible Mark Kamins who actually deserves credit for introducing us to Madonna, and those crazy Latin Rascals. I am so happy right now. I love this record and the “Tornado Mix” especially. Thank you EXTREMELY!!!

    Huge HUGS!!!



    Jeff Reply:

    Ooops, I meant 12-inch!!

    Very excited (you can tell)



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are quite welcome Jeff this is one of my favorites too. I also love Elfman’s movie work as well especially on Tim Burton films.


  3. ric Says:

    Thanks for another re-rip, Paul.
    That Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack was really milking the hits from 84-85!
    Only have one of the versions on CD so thanks for the rest!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mr. Ric!


  4. Stefano Says:

    Superb new re-rip! Keep them coming, Paul. Very appreciated.
    Nice to see fewer and fewer posts as dead old links, ripped with your old equipment.


  5. Omar Says:

    I always liked Danny’s musical scores. Didn’t even know he was a member of Oingo Boingo until recently. Oops . Thanks Paul anyway.


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