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Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia (Special Arthur Baker Mix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 19th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Sticker

Side 1 Label

“Suburbia” is a song by UK synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was remixed and released as the fourth single from the album Please in 1986 and became the band’s second UK Top 10 hit, peaking at #8.

In the United States Arthur Baker was commissioned to do remixes for the 12″ promo with edits by Junior Vasquez. These remixes are exclusive to this release and have never appeared on any official Pet Shop Boys CD.

SIDE A:
Suburbia (Club Vocal Mix) 7:10

SIDE B:
Suburbia (Dub Version) 7:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #70
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #46
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO9925/9926
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 22 Sep 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Don Wershba
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – Tennant – Lowe*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Only Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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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27 Responses to “Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia (Special Arthur Baker Mix) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    PAUL!!!!! So stimulated that you’re back!!! What an excellent choice for your return!! I’m hoping to download this later on tonight, but I had to write and lavish praise. I am a HUGE Arthur Baker fan and I don’t believe I’ve ever heard this mix. I can’t wait. I love PSB and now with A.B. providing the mix, I feel I will be in ecstasy later on!!!

    BTW, how’s the new stylus? I hope it’s everything you wanted and more.

    Cheers and thanks again.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hope that you like this set of mixes Jeff Arthur takes the track to new heights great mixes 🙂 I am enjoying the new needle it was desperately needed thanks again 🙂

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  2. Brian Says:

    glad to see you back Paul. thanks a million 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brian 🙂

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  3. DjAmora Says:

    Thanks Paul, thank you very much for this post. I really like the Pet Shop Boys. Now request. Write a new link for Cerrone.

    great Hug

    DjAmora,

    AMAZON – BRAZIL

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DjAmora 🙂

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  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. Good To have you back in action.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Great you’re back (that quick).
    Superb post, very rare, I don’t think I know these mixes at all. Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano 🙂

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  6. Ziv Says:

    WOW… I have this 12″ promo in mint condition but I don’t have your rip equipment.
    Thanks DJ Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ziv 🙂

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  7. Sean Says:

    Thank’s a true classic 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sean 🙂

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  8. Will Says:

    I have my own rip of this mix, but I’m going to trash mine in favor of your far-superior version.

    I love this version. It was my favorite song of off “Please” and the version on “Disco” didn’t have the urgency that the album version did. Arthur Baker’s version did, in spades.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Will 🙂

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  9. Junior Says:

    Glad you are back Paul 🙂

    Great stuff from Pet Shop Boys. Arthur Baker did a fantastic job.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Junior 🙂

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  10. Maggi M Says:

    Thanx for this rather rare 12″
    More PSB please 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Maggi 🙂

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  11. ex15 Says:

    Ah..

    I have a mountain of PSB Cd’s..Any more of the PSB’s 12″ would be most welcome.

    A great track and I look forward to this Paul.

    Thanks as always…………. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  12. ric Says:

    Welcome back, Paul!
    I love both the Mendelsohn and Baker mixes…different treatment creating different mood. This is one of my favourite PSB singles of all time!
    Let’s check out your new “needlework”! LOL!

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  13. woz Says:

    Awesome post!

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  14. Goodguy Says:

    I bow to you Paul. This is one of those “should have” promos, in that it was so sought after for so long, and didn’t get the full release it should have a the time. It’s akin to Shep’s “Out Of The Blue” US promo 12″ for Erasure’s Blue Savannah. Another “almostshouldabeenwhythehellwasn’titretail” release like this one.

    I’ve heard the rights generally need to be renegotiated for commercial releases of these types of commissions, but I do believe the Erasure track got a US compilation release somewhere. Still, a UK issue never occurred, and I guess this won’t either.

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul. Looking forward to listening to this mix.

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  16. Neil Says:

    Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul! Words fail me. Every now and then I get time on the internet, and tonight when looking for the mixes of Body Rock to compliment my 7″ rip, I find your post for that 12″ and then this one. Wowser. Thanks so much for your continued dedication and excellence 🙂

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