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Divine – Hard Magic (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 7th, 2014


A. Front

RIP DIVINE  (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988)

“Hard Magic” is a single from the album Maid in England by Divine.

“Hard Magic” was Divine’s last single to chart on the UK Singles Chart. It debuted and peaked at #87 before falling to #90 in its second week.

The music video for the single has a African jungle setting and features Divine in two roles. One as a female captive of a voodoo tribe and one as the male chief (whose also a witch doctor) who controls the captive with a voodoo doll. It starts out with the captive trying to resist the control of the doll (as shown with him with the doll fully bound to a pole like the one the captive’s foot it tied to). The witch doctor is then shown to put the doll in a pot with water (not boiling) and the captive is shown with the same position. Then the captive is shown being chased by tribe members around the pole from earlier and then they catch her and are tying her to the pole. After freeing herself the captive manages to upset the chief and is imprisoned in a cage that is then wrapped with cloth by the tribe. A fire is lit and there is a close up of the cage and the members of the tribe are seen eating chunks of meat (from an unknown source).

Hard Magic 7:09

Hard Magic (Magic Mix) 6:50
Hard Magic (Instrumental Mix) 4:16

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Proto Records ‎– ENAT 131
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork [Hair, Make-up] – Van Smith
Design, Artwork – Bouncing Ball*
Engineer – Charles Gray
Lyrics By [Additional] – N. Titchener* (tracks: A, B1), P. Ware* (tracks: A, B1)
Management – Bernard Jay Management Inc.*
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – Nick TitchenerPete Ware
Written-By – M. Flinn*, P. Morris*

“Divine Thanks” To Andrew Logan, Phillip Miller, and Lee Le Cuyer.

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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12 Responses to “Divine – Hard Magic (UK 12″)”

  1. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for this great 12″. All the best.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂


  2. Sasa Says:

    Dali je na redu Divine – You Think You’re A Man, Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, hoce li biti?


    Sasa Reply:

    Is it okay to Divine – You Think You’re A Man, Vinyl, 12 “, 45 RPM, will he be?


  3. Brent Says:

    The movie is out next month if you have not seen it in film festivals last year its worth checking out !!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great movie!


  4. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for this fun rip!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂


  5. DjPaulT Says:

    RIP Divine who died today on March 7, 1988.


  6. Scott Says:

    Thanks for remembering Divine. I paid tribute by watching the new Blu-ray of his incredible “Hairspray.” Next up is “Lust in the Dust.”


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Scott. I just watched the “Hairspray” blu-ray too. “Lust In The Dist” is my favorite Divine film 🙂


  7. risildowgtn Says:

    wow fab thanks
    MORE Divine please


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