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Cock Robin – The Promise You Made (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 7th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“The Promise You Made” is a song by Peter Kingsbery. Originally written for Kingsbery’s band Cock Robin, the song was recorded in 1984 for the group’s self-titled debut album. It was released as a single in 1986 and became a hit in Europe.

SIDE A:
The Promise You Made (Extended Version) 6:36

SIDE B:
The Promise You Made 3:56
Have You Any Sympathy? 4:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– CBSA 12.6764, CBS ‎– A 12.6764
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Steve Hillage
Written-By – Peter Kingsbery
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker

NOTES:
Taken From The CBS LP:“Cock Robin”
Made In Holland

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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Password: burningtheground

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25 Responses to “Cock Robin – The Promise You Made (Europe 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for your dedicated hard work. Do you have any UK new wave stuff lined up ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    of course i do Omar 🙂

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  2. lordofvhs Says:

    thank you very much.nice week

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lordofvhs 🙂

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  3. Denniz Says:

    Myriad thank you’s, Cock Robin is a sorely overlooked 80s band.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Denniz 🙂

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  4. Eduardo Montenegro Says:

    Hello: This is a great song, i still have the Cd (first edition CBS) released in 1985, like the compact discs of 80′ & 90′ have a good sound, however the vinyl rip that DjPaulT have published is AMAZING!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Eduardo 🙂

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  5. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! Nice song.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  6. woz Says:

    This is one of the greatest 80s songs out there. Really beautiful sound. Excellent post! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Woz 🙂

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  7. SimonP Says:

    Not exactly an exclusive, I’m afraid, as the same disc was posted a few days ago on the eightiesvinyl blog. Only in mp3 over there, though…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    When I say “Burning The Ground Exclusive” that means that you can be sure that I ripped the record myself. Some other bloggers search the internet and post stuff from other sites. Not on BTG all rips are ripped by me.

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  8. Kiki Says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for your fantastic work !
    Just a few notes about Cock Robin … In fact, the band released twice this song “The Promise You Made”. While the first release went confidential, they had a great success with their second single “When Your Heart Is Weak”… That’s when the Record Company decided to Re-release the song as the “second official” single… Big idea they had, because it became their major success !

    Cock Robin is an american band which achieved success in Europe only…
    After the first album, the band reduced drastically to only Peter Kingsbery and Anna LaCazio, and enjoyed success with their 2nd and 3rd album before disbanding in 1991…
    They reformed in 2006 and continue touring since then, after having released more confidential albums -not released on major label- (Take A Listen at their “I Don’t Want to Save The World” album, it is excellent !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome kiki thanks for the info 🙂

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  9. ric Says:

    I first heard Cock Robin when they cracked the US Top 40 with the tender mid-tempo ballad When Your Heart Is Weak in 1985. I immediately bought the album based on that awesome single. Then, they followed it up with The Promise You Made, which strangely did nothing in the US but, as mentioned earlier, is their breakthrough in Europe. Such an awesome pop-rock duet, and the Potoker Mix here gave it a club edge. This is another favourite of mine for 1986.
    Cherry Pop will release a remaster of their album with remixes. But I will stick to your rip any day, Paul. Hope you will do their US hit in the future.
    Thanks for this aching 80s nugget!

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  10. cdmaniac Says:

    Their first 2 albums are gorgeous…timeless.
    Thanks Paul!

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  11. Don Says:

    This, along with the other two singles from the first album, was a bit hit here in Holland. Great to hear the extended version in great quality. Again, thank you very much Paul!

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  12. Ziv Says:

    WOW… great song Paul.

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  13. Marcelino Says:

    I was singing this song for the las month! We are connected man…

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  14. Robert Says:

    great song!! i´m fan Thanks paul

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  15. Junior Says:

    Great song. As ever thanks for all your hard work, Paul 🙂

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  16. Ronald Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is very much an 80s defining track to me. And that’s before i had a good look at the front cover 🙂

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  17. qat Says:

    ty

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