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Sinéad O’Connor – Mandinka (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 9th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Side A

“Mandinka” is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor from her 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra. The single was a mainstream pop hit in the UK, peaking at #17 on the singles chart, as well as her native Ireland. On January 30, 1988 “Mandinka” debuted on the US Hot Dance/Club Play Chart after spending ten weeks on the surevey the single peaked at #14. In 1989 O’Conner sang the song live on the Grammy awards.

In an interview in The Tech, 12 April 1988, O’Connor said: “Mandinkas are an African tribe. They’re mentioned in a book called Roots by Alex Haley, which is what the song is about. In order to understand it you must read the book.”

The music video for “Mandinka” debuted on MTV’s 120 Minutes on January 24, 1988 and went into heavy rotation on the network.

SIDE A:
Mandinka (Extended Version) 7:36

SIDE B:
Mandinka (Dub Version) 6:55
Mandinka (7″ Edit) 3:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Mandinka U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ensign ‎– VAS 2902, Chrysalis ‎– VAS 2902
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Translucent Black Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Indie Rock
Credits: Co-producer –  Kevin Moloney
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Producer – Sinéad O’Connor
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Justin StraussMurray Elias

NOTES:
From the album “THE LION AND THE COBRA”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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Password: burningtheground

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20 Responses to “Sinéad O’Connor – Mandinka (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    OMG top draw. Loved this back in the day still remember her perfomances of this on Top Of The Pops and The Roxy (both U.K. shows of course). Finally got to see her last year. She didn’t do this classic though. Still, she did do my personal favourites of ‘Thank you for hearing me’ and ‘Fire on Babylon’!

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  2. omar Says:

    thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. David Says:

    Thanks Paul, nice extended mix by Justin Strauss!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome David I enjoyed doing it 🙂

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  4. Max Says:

    Great memories! Thanks for that. Any chances you have I Want Your (Hand On Me) with the rap girl in the middle of the song?

    Thanks again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry I don’t have that one at this time. I will try to get a copy 🙂

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  5. Robert Says:

    Ooooh, thanks for this one Paul! I’d love to see you continue on through Sinead’s singles for a bit!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The only other single I hve by her is “Jump In The River” will try to post it at some point.

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    Robert Reply:

    “Jump In The RIver” would be great! It features a unique version compared to the track on her second record. Good luck getting through the Karen Finley remix however… now that is a difficult listen!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Won’t be a problem love Karen Finley 🙂

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  6. Stefano Says:

    Nice post! Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome!

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  7. Chwee Says:

    This is AWESOME Paul!! I was just listening to AM I NOT YOUR GIRL album last night!! Woohoo!! *muah!*

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Chwee nice to see you 🙂

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  8. ric Says:

    What a cracking debut from Sinead! Great mixes from Strauss…and I do think she has the most beautiful eyes ever!
    Thanks for your rip, Paul!

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  9. Dean Says:

    Thank you! I probably haven’t heard this since version 1988.

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  10. lordofvhs Says:

    great track;many thanks-nice weekend

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  11. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for this one. Jump In The River would be so cool but make sure you warn people about the language lol.

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  12. Grant Says:

    Thanks a lot for this, Paul!

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