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Wham! – Club Fantastic Megamix (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 21st, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on June 24, 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!

“Club Fantastic Megamix” was a single released by Wham! in 1983, and was the last single release for the duo on Inner Vision Records. The single was released three months after Wham! had begun proceedings to leave the label, and was disapproved of by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The single, which consisted of a mix of the tracks “A Ray of Sunshine”, “Love Machine”, and “Come On” off the album Fantastic,  reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was not released in the US.

SIDE A:
Club Fantastic Megamix 8:34
Mixed By, Arranged By – Megamix Club, The

(A.1) A Ray Of Sunshine
Written-By – George Michael

(A.2) Love Machine
Written-By – W Griffin*, W Moore*

(A.3) Come On
Written-By – George Michael

(A.4) A Ray Of Sunshine
Written-By – George Michael

SIDE B:
A Ray Of Sunshine (Instrumental Remix) 5:40
Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Inner Vision – TA 3586
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
Photography – Chris Craymer
Producer – George Michael, Steve Brown

NOTES:
The album “FANTASTIC” also available on cassette.

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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30 Responses to “Wham! – Club Fantastic Megamix (UK 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you dear Paul!!!
    I wish to you to have a Fatnastic weekend! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. Have a Fantastic weekend too!

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  2. Kuba Says:

    DJP I want to thank you for your all post with music of George Michael. You make my day happy! I will donate today for this stuff. I have almost these vinyles but my platter is broken :(:(.

    Have a nice day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Kiba I appreciate that. I hope you have a nice weekend 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    Thank you for this re-rip, Paul. So nice to be able to add this one to our collection of Wham! 12 inches in Paulity.

    Next will be ‘Wake Me Up’? I do hope you are able to use the US 12 inch pressing, because that B-side does only contain one track: the instrumental. The European B-side pressing contains 2 tracks, on which the rare instrumental is the second track and thus has the least quality. The first track by the way is a mono version of ‘A Ray of Sunshine’ recorded for The Tube. But because it’s mono, it’s not that important in my opinion.

    The same actually goes for ‘Freedom’. There’s a Dutch 12 inch CBS pressing on which the B-side has one track only: the instrumental version. Almost every other pressing has ‘Heatbeat’ as first track and the instrumental as second track, resulting in having the rare instrumental in the least quality. So if you have the Dutch pressing, please use that one.
    Furthermore ‘Freedom’ received a single remix, which is quite rare and not present on the 12 inch release. To my knowlegde all Wham! compilations contain some sort of extended album mix, at the end you hear the horn section taken from the 12 inch mix. Maybe you can add the single remix to the ‘Freedom’ post? Would be awesome Paul.

    I thank you for this Wham! tsunami these days. It really made my week. Seeing all the replies to them, I reckon I’m not the only one here…
    Have a great Whamless weekend 🙂 I’d say: wake me up on Monday!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano I will actually be ripping the Japnese 12″ singles. “Wake Me Up” has the Instrumental and A Ray Of Sunshine (recorded for the tube). I also have the US 12″ Promo for “Freedom” which has the “single remix” and “album version”. The Japnese “Freedom” has “long mix” and “instrumental”. I will also be posting the Japan 12″ for “Everything She Wants” and “I’m Your Man”.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Superb Paul, I am thanking you in advance for a terrific upcoming Wham! week. Hope the instrumental Wake Me Up does sound perfect, being the second track on that B-side.
    For now: have yourself a great weekend. You worked hard this week.

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    Hugh Reply:

    you are really trying to give me a heartattack…omfg….thank you..thank you..thank you

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for a Whamtastic week. I’m sure you’ve still got a few more posts or even George Michael solo stuff. Is there anyway u could post I Want Your Sex (7″) soon? Thankx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I will see what I can do 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    Oh My Goodness, I’m besides myself right now. Such wonderful stuff you are giving us and the future is so bright with new songs and re-rips. Paul, have a lovely weekend! You definitely need to go out and spoil yourself. You are tremendous.

    Extremely Grateful,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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  6. vodka ed Says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for ripping all these Fantastic era Wham! singles! They sound great! Before you move on to the Make It Big singles, are you going to rip that one US promo oddity the Wham! U.K. Mega Mix? Thanks again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Vodka Ed yes I have that one I might post it tomorrow (Saturday) if not Monday 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Would be great Paul. That release is totally unknown to me, and maybe to more BTG’ers as well.

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  7. Michael C Says:

    Thanks Paul for this rare and amazing post! If you can, could you post the rare 12” of “I’m Your Man!” With the extended stimulation, a cappella and instrumental mix please if possible!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I plan to Michael 🙂

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  8. Jermajesty Says:

    Lol, I haven’t seen this much excitement since that Bananarama week you held a couple of years back. 😀

    The funny thing about this release is that I totally don’t remember it coming out, or ever really hearing it. I’m surprised it got so high in the chart, I assumed it hadn’t charted. maybe coz the boys didn’t promote it so much as it was more an Innervision money spinner.

    BTW, just a note (not a complaint!) the ID3 tags are wrong for track 2 of both the mp3 and flac – both say Club Fantastic Megamix, not A Ray Of Sunshine (Instrumental Remix). 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Not only the boys didn’t promote this single. They even came out publicly to ask Wham! fans NOT to buy this single because they won’t be getting anything out of it. It was a very bad contract George had signed. And they were paid GBP 40 a week despite all those hit singles and that mega selling album.
    Also, this came out during the Christmas month, and with all the Christmas single rush, it got swamped by the Top 5 releases like Only You – The Flying Pickets, Love Of The Common People – Paul Young, My Oh My – Slade, Victims – Culture Club and Hold My Now – Thompson Twins.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know Jermajesty I fixed them and reuploaded them 🙂

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  9. GGNYC Says:

    WHAM!-tastic!!

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  10. ric Says:

    What a way to wrap up a Whammy week, Paul.
    Thank you music maestro!
    Looking forward to your preview of the exciting continuation next week, especially the US promo oddity the Wham! U.K. Mega Mix

    Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric enjoy your weekend 🙂

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  11. Marc Says:

    Hi I can’t read the file with any music player. Usually I have JRiver.
    Is someone have the same problem ?

    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Marc please download again I think I fixed everything. Sorry for the trouble 🙂

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  12. NKelly Says:

    Hi. I re-downloaded them but i think the tags are still wrong. Don’t know what ID3 tags are but when i click on file it reads 1. Club fanastic 2. A ray of sunshine but when i play them on my VLC media player they both come up as Club fantastic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi NKelly please download once again I think I fixed the problem 🙂

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  13. giorgios-greece Says:

    what a week!!!!!!!

    thank u dj for this Wham-mania!!!!!!!!!

    i just love it!!

    and it seems to be going on!!!!!!

    thanx a lot in advance for the more Wham singles coming!!!!!!!

    we all love Wham and DJPaulT!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Giorgio 🙂

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  14. Hugh Says:

    would u consider the 7″ version of this please….

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