Posted by DjPaulT on April 30th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
This is the first UK 12″ released for “Ghostbusters” this 12″ contains an alternate remix “Searchin’ For The Spirit” on the A-side. The second UK 12″ has already been posted back in 2012.
Over the years, the catchphrases “Who you gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost.” have been etched into fans’ memories. The famous “GB break dance/shuffle” performed by Murray and Aykroyd in the 1984 Ray Parker, Jr. music video,”The Real Ghostbusters” end credits and again in “Ghostbusters II” for the party Ray and Winston performed.
Many found the tune similar to Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug”. Others found the score’s synthesizer notes (that were held for several seconds) akin to the chord struck in Gary Numan’s “Cars”.
Ray Parker Jr. had to get pretty creative with this, as writing a song with the word “Ghostbusters” in it is quite challenging. In an interview with George Cole, author of The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991, Parker said: “It sounds easy now because you’ve heard the song. But if somebody told you to write a song with the word ‘Ghostbusters’ in it, it’s pretty difficult. That was the hard part – getting the title in the song.”
Parker added that he got his girlfriend and her friends to shout the title for the chorus, since he didn’t want to sing it. Parker, who was a renowned session musician, played most of the instruments on the track.
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984, staying there for three weeks, and at number two on the UK Singles Chart on September 16, 1984, staying there for three weeks.
Ghostbusters (Searchin’ For The Spirit) 5:27
Ghostbusters (Dub Instrumental Version) 5:33
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1984||Ghostbusters||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|1984||Ghostbusters||U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||#9|
|1984||Ghostbusters||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play||#6|
|1984||Ghostbusters||U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||#1|
The Blockbusting Theme from the Ghostbusting Movie
Remixed from the Forthcoming Soundtrack Album
Engineered and Mixed at Ameraycan Studios.
Made in Gt. Britain
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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