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Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 21st, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

This is the UK 12″ release of “Perfect Way” by British band Scritti Politti taken from the album Cupid & Psyche. The “Version – Extended Mix” contained on the b-side is exclusive to the UK 12″ and does not appear on elsewhere. “Perfect Way” peaked at #48 in the UK and #11 in the US.

SIDE A:
Perfect Way (Extended Mix) 4:30

SIDE B:
Perfect Way (Version – Extended Mix) 5:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard US Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 780-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Keith Breeden (DKB) with Green
Guitar – Allan Murphy*, Nick Moroch
Mixed By – François Kevorkian
Producer, Drums – Fred Maher
Producer, Keyboards, Written-By – David Gamson
Producer, Vocals, Written-By – Green Gartside
Recorded By – Howard Gray

NOTES:
Manufactured in U.K.

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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25 Responses to “Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (UK 12″)”

  1. Fred Says:

    Thank you SO much! This rocks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂

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  2. Steven UK Says:

    Thank you Paul. I love the Cupid and Psyche 85 material – just perfect pop music in my opinion

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Steven 🙂

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Great new wave stuff.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome omar 🙂

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  4. Chris Says:

    Paul,
    One of my favorite songs from the ’80s, thank you so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris 🙂

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  5. Da'Ron Says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You! for all the great music you post! i know it’s a labour of love.
    I hope this is the beginning of a scritti politti wave of posts 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Da’Ron 🙂

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  6. ex15 Says:

    Having already released 4 tracks from the album (in the UK), this was one step too far, but perhaps just released on the success of the album (and a great album, which bizarrely has not received a worthy deluxe release, to date)..

    Look forward to this, thanks as always Paul..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15. Enjoy!

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  7. Stefano Says:

    Great post! Thanks Paul.
    Hope you’ll do ‘Absolute’ very soon. That’s one of my favourite 80’s song, I got hooked on that beat right away and still go a bit crazy when the song is up…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will try to get to that one as soon as I can Stefano 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Would be AWESOME Paul! Can’t wait…

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  8. Cory Says:

    Cool! Thanks for this gem Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  9. giorgios-greece Says:

    what a perfect song to start a perfect week!!!!!

    dj!!!you’re just perfect!!!!!!

    greetings from Greece!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    A very perfect comment. Thank you Giorgio 🙂

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  10. Dan Says:

    So many different mixes it makes my brain hurt – but thank you Paul for uploading them all across the years. Good stuff!

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  11. JTF Says:

    Thanks Paul!

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  12. ric Says:

    Cupid & Psyche is one of my top albums of 1985, with so many wonderful singles! I’m most partial to The Word Girl, but this is almost as excellent! Very surprised but very happy with its success in the US.
    Thanks for the Version, Paul!

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  13. Junior Says:

    Great band, nice song.

    Thanks for your masterful rips 🙂

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  14. Ally Says:

    Thank you, the B-side is excellent. It’s odd that the A-side is called the extended mix, when it is the same as the US album version, which is shorter than (and different from) the UK album version.

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. A great song.

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