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The Three Degrees – The Runner (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

“The Runner” is a 1978 Disco single by American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Three Degrees.

In 1978, The Three Degrees signed to Ariola Records in Europe and the US and began working with Giorgio Moroder, who had become famous as a disco producer following his work with Donna Summer. “the Runner” was the third single taken from the album New Dimensions the single peaked at #10 on the UK singles chart.

SIDE A:
The Runner (Long Version) 8:13

SIDE B:
The Runner (Short Version) 3:43

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola Records America ‎– PRO 7746
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – Sheila Ferguson

NOTES:
Promotional Copy

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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28 Responses to “The Three Degrees – The Runner (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Mike Says:

    Only recently introduced to this. I really like it! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike 🙂

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  2. Lulu Says:

    Yay! Thanks for this!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lulu 🙂

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  3. Johan Says:

    Thank you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johan 🙂

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  4. Doug Says:

    Thanks!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Doug 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Aaah, I was boping for a Diana Ross post….
    But this one is great too of course. I think it’s their best single from their Ariola era. Strong production, great vocal arrangement and a wonderful extended remix, apart from one tiny flaw which irritates me personally: an out of synch harmony in the beginning of the song.
    It’s Disco Friday with The Three Degrees!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Was planning to do Diana Stefano but couldn’t get any of them to sound right so instead of wasting too much time she is on hold for a while 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    What do you mean by out of sync harmony? I recently listened to both the extended versions (original band version and the remix) and never noticed myself. As a dj/mixer i am curious now.

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    Stefano Reply:

    It’s about the ‘He’s a runner’ part. Listen for yourself.

    Long version:
    * 1:03 out of synch
    * 1:44 out of synch
    * 2:14 good
    * 2:17 good
    * 6:58 good
    * 7:02 good
    * 7:20 (Runaway) good
    * 7:24 (Runaway) good
    * 7:28 (Runaway) good
    * 7:29 good
    * 7:31 (Runaway) good
    * 7:54 good
    * 7:58 good

    Short version:
    * 1:03 good
    * 1:07 good
    * 3:17 good
    * 3:21 good
    * 3:25 good
    * 3:28 good

    So there are no out of synch parts in the short version. There are 2 out of synch parts in the long version, which are exclusive to the long version.
    The long and short versions on this 12 inch are of course remixes to the original album version and the original single edit (which was released on 7 inch in mostly the European territories). The latter two are fully in synch, so Moroder made a mistake on the long version or wanted the first 2 parts out of synch by purpose (which I don’t actually believe, because it sounds really ugly). If someone know Giorgio Moroder, we can ask him.

    Pfew, that’s more than enough for now 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maybe Moroder did it on purpose I frankly didn’t notic eit either.

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    Dirk Reply:

    Ahaa, now i see what you mean. I am used to those kind of out-of-syncs. With the 70’s analog recordings it sometimes happens the drummer or bassplayer speeds up during the recording taking the whole track with it. When cutting and pasting vocals or solo’s from one part over the other, one has to choose where the sync should vary.
    Sometimes the little variations are done to create a tension for the listener or dancer (it worked – ha! ) or for the purpose of not having all frequencies emphasize on a single spot and creating a little trouble for the needle.
    Yeah let’s ask GM himself when you see him. What do i know 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    I strongly feel it’s some sort of an error (or else: a bad decision), because if you are in the mixing process, you are fully aware what you’re doing: or you do them all in synch or all out of synch (I reckon).
    I have the intention one day to create a new version with the 2 out of synch parts corrected.

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    Dirk Reply:

    HAha, the tension becomes unbearable?
    I recognize the freaky (sorry :-p) ambition to correct a masterpiece.. I get a little jumpy sometimes to at moments, just not this one. For me it is the sloppy drumwork on old intro’s, my ableton comes in very handy to quantize by hand 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Well, what REALLY freaks me out are bad – terrible sounding – edits. Aaahhh…

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    The Doctor Reply:

    You mean, like the hatchet job they did when they edited Chicago’s “Make Me Smile” into the 7-inch single cut? 😀 That one must’ve been handed off to some intern at four in the afternoon on a Friday, or something, because whoever butchered that mix didn’t even try to make any of the edit points match. (I mean, granted, it was 1970, and they were still having to do those kinds of edits by physically splicing the tape, but still…)

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  6. ex15 Says:

    Roll on Disco Friday..

    Love this hypnotic disco track…………..awesome!

    Thanks as always Paul (for the rip)..:)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Ex15 🙂

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  7. Brian Says:

    love 3 Degrees and love this song. Thanks DJPaul
    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brian 🙂

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  8. Christian Says:

    Later the Three Degrees and Donna Summer would go on to share Stock Aitken Waterman for production.

    Thank you for this post, Paul. I frankly only know the Three Degrees’ work with SAW.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Christian 🙂

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  9. Max Says:

    One of my favourite tracks…ever! 🙂

    Many thanks

    x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Mine too Max 🙂

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  10. Nicki Says:

    Thanks Paul for all your hard work, love the classic trks.!!!!!

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  11. Andrew McMeekin [sometimes adam] Says:

    Hi,

    I’m sure I signed up for your RSS feeds and to have posts sent to my email.
    They did for a while but stopped a long while back & when I went to press the ‘button’ just to re-check I get………..
    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

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