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Wham! – I’m Your Man (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 27th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

A. Front (no obi)

“I’m Your Man” is a song by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1985 on Epic Records in the UK and most of the world, and Columbia Records in the U.S. It was written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo.

The song was long-awaited, as Wham! had spent much of 1985 touring and then resting. A groundbreaking appearance in China had been followed by a stint at Live Aid, but there had been no new Wham! material until November and the release of “I’m Your Man”, a straightforward song of seduction through personality.

The video was similar to that of previous hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (which had been a huge success the previous year), in that it was essentially an “as live” performance of the song in front of a crowd of fans. It was also shot in black and white rather than colour. It was shot inside and outside of London’s historic Marquee Club.

“I’m Your Man” became Wham!’s third #1 but did not feature on a studio album, and was essentially an isolated single which was only followed up by a re-issue of the previous year’s Christmas hit, “Last Christmas”. Already the signs were there that George, now bearded, was ready to move his career into an adult market. The song also reached #3 in the US singles chart, prevented from further chart movement by “Burning Heart” by Survivor and “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne and Friends.

Within six months of “I’m Your Man”, Wham! had announced their split. They had a fourth and final number one and released a farewell album, prior to a concert at Wembley Stadium, at which “I’m Your Man” was the last song Michael performed with partner Andrew Ridgeley.

An extended mix of the song was released on Wham!’s 1986 album Music from the Edge of Heaven (the U.S. version of their final album The Final).

SIDE A:
I’m Your Man (Extended Stimulation) 6:52

SIDE B:
Do It Right (Instrumental) 4:04
I’m Your Man (Acappella) 4:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 I’m Your Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1985 I’m Your Man U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #13
1985 I’m Your Man U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #42
1985 I’m Your Man U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #55

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 12.3P-699
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Poster
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael
Recorded By – Chris Porter

NOTES:
Includes 1986 calendar / poster / lyric insert.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back (no obi)

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! – I’m Your Man (Japan 12″)”

  1. Ziv Says:

    WOW…
    thanks Pual!
    I was looking for a good transfer of this 12″.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Ziv 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. By the way do Japanese releases have a better sound quality than other releases ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. In my opinion Japanese pressings sound much better than others. The Japanese always put much care into their releases.

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  3. Todd Says:

    Awesome! Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    This entire Wham! series has been “Extended Stimulation” for me Paul. Thanks for this 12-inch. I’m loving the instrumentals especially and way-cool about the accapella mix included. Absolutely AWESOME!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It certainly has been “Extended Stimulation” Jeff. Enjoy!

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  5. Fred Says:

    I love how so many Labels/producers have multiple definitions of “acappella”. 🙂 This is more of a “percappella” which is what many MCA Label’s produced back in the day.

    Regardless, great rip! Thanks again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Frd 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Cool, thank you. 🙂 Haven’t heard this mix since I offloaded that Final Box Set!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Jermajesty 🙂

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  7. Christian Says:

    I’m also thankful for the furry picture of George 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol 🙂

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  8. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  9. Maggi M Says:

    Thanx for this Wham ride PaulT
    I agree that japanese releases are superior, not only in music but also Blu-Ray’s and DVD’s.
    They really put effort into releasing the best (as u do)

    Cheers
    MM

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree MM I always buy Japanese imports when available 🙂

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  10. Yog Says:

    For someone like me who was not born in that era , but loved Wham! and George Michael , these last 2 weeks have been just plain amazing 🙂

    Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Yog. Enjoy!

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  11. Stefano Says:

    Thanks Paul for this Wham! series. Really appreciated. These rips are a great addition to your blog.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  12. ric Says:

    If you’re gonna do it, do it right…RIGHT?!
    You sure do it right, Paul!
    Thanks you for a Whamtastic series!
    This I see is as a prequel to I Want Your Sex…the Extended Stimulation is especially blush-inducing and not a remix you want to listen to in the same room as your parents. LOL!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol you’re welcome Ric 🙂

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  13. Junior Says:

    Bravo PaulT!

    Thanks for your great effort 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  14. Hugh Says:

    how can i donate more vinyl to you for these amazing rips….and by tht i mean the real scare stuff.

    suggestions sir…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Hugh just send me an email and we can talk about it. You can find my email above under the contact tab then click the blue envelope. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Paul

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  15. NKelly Says:

    Awesome as usual. One of the better Wham! songs IMHO. From ‘Everything she wants’ onwards they took it to the next level. Many thanks.

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  16. GGNYC Says:

    Thanks Paul! I have question. Chris Porter recorded this track so does this also include remix and editing? I have to agree with the last commentator, this song took Wham!up another notch. It was later end of the year when Wham!fans got the surprising news the group was breaking up. =O

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