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Camouflage – The Great Commandment (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 2nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Hype Sticker

A Side

“The Great Commandment” is the debut single from German synthpop band Camouflage, taken from their debut album Voices & Images. The single had originally been recorded three years prior and was re-recorded in 1987, giving Camouflage their only number one dance hit. “The Great Commandment” stayed at the top spot for three non-consecutive weeks. The single became popular on independent stations and crossed over to the mainstream American pop charts, peaking at number fifty-nine in 1988. In their native Germany, “The Great Commandment” went to number fourteen, and reached the top ten in over twenty countries.

This is the second US 12″ released for “The Great Commandment” it features three previously unavailable remixes by Justin Strauss.

SIDE A:
The Great Commandment (Justin Strauss Remix) 7:18
The Great Commandment (Just Right Dub) 5:35
The Great Commandment (Original 7″ Single) 3:12

SIDE B:
The Great Commandment (Acid Commandment Vocal) 6:42

The Great Commandment (Great Commandment Luongo Mix 12″) 6:11
Edited By – Gary Hellman, John Luongo
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Gary Hellman

Pompeji 5:25
Producer – Heiko Maile
Recorded By, Mixed By – Axel Henninger*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #59
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot Alternative Songs #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86474
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid House, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Axel Henninger* (tracks: A1 to B2)
Edited By – Toddy Tod Culver* (tracks: A1 to B1)
Engineer [Remix] – Mark Partis (tracks: A1 to B1)
Producer – Camouflage (tracks: A1 to B2)
Producer [Additional], Remix – Justin Strauss (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Programmed By [Additional Keyboards] – Eric Kupper (tracks: A1 to B1)
Written-By – Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig

NOTES:
From the LP “VOICES & IMAGES”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B Side

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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42 Responses to “Camouflage – The Great Commandment (US 12″)”

  1. Gene Savage Says:

    Whoo-hoo! Been needing this one; thank you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Gene 🙂

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  2. Murdock Says:

    The Great DjPaulT 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Murdock 🙂

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  3. Jonathan Says:

    awesome masterpiece of Synthpop !
    i was searching for a good rip , i have the so80s collection , but cannot findo the Justin Straus remix !
    Thanks!! I love this Music!
    Greetings from Brazil !!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jonathan. There are actually two more Justin Strauss remixes that appear along with these on the US 12″ Promo. I will be posting it in the future 🙂

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  4. Guss Says:

    Nice!!!!!! Thank you Paul!!! =)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  5. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! Looks very interesting

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very welcome Spring 🙂

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  6. carlos Says:

    Grandioso, gracias Pault

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Carlos 🙂

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  7. omar Says:

    Excellent choice Paul. Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  8. Harry Wave Says:

    genial me gusta mucho este tema gracias!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Harry!

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  9. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Paul, i love this post. Thank you so much! One of my fave New Wave/ Synth Pop group ever! This US release has mixes not find on imports! Thank you again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Gilbert it’s one of my favorite groups too 🙂

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  10. Eduardo Montenegro Says:

    Paul, Thanks for sharing, this a very good and great song, a classic of late 80′, with a good quality record, i remember that when i was a young audiophile i bought the American Atlantic Maxi-single, and after i sold this disc, because came the compact disc fever in the beginning 90′, I bought the albums of this Germany band, and his Maxi-cd’s, also this song appear in the vol. 2 of Pop And Wave cd collection of Sony Music Germany published in 1992. Thanks for this great work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eduardo 🙂

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  11. Jeff Says:

    (Cue the sound of an intense orgasm!!!) Dear Paul, it just boggles the mind at what you dig up and present to us daily. we are so, so, so, sooooooooooo…….. lucky!!! You certainly deserve these heaps of praise lavished on you. God bless your ears and talented execution. I just am bowled over!!!

    Jeff

    P.S. Thanks for yesterday’s Wham single. I posted a comment but, for some reason, it wouldn’t show up. Just please know, that I loved that gift as well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very, very welcome Jeff. I understand sometime’s the message box is a bit glitchy 🙂

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  12. Goodguy Says:

    An inspired choice, Paul! 🙂

    Do you also have Love Is a Shield? That and this are my two favorite Camouflage singles.

    You might want to listen to some Celebrate The Nun and Cetu Javu too, if you’re considering a German synthpop tangent. 😉

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    Gilbert Gonzales Reply:

    Goodguy, excellent choices you posted here. May I add No Name – Fashion (1989). Extremely popular at Chicago club scene!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love No Name Gilbert 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Goodguy yes I do have “Love Is A Shield” I hope to get it posted soon 🙂

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  13. Ezequiel Says:

    So many nights, so much fun, so many friends, and a bulk of precious memories gather around this song. God bless you for that.

    Hugs!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know exactly how you feel Ezequiel. Hugs!

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  14. F.Mix Says:

    What a wonderful post … You have the single from the Pajama Party – Yo No Se?!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No sory not at this time.

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  15. Chris Says:

    excellent stuff (as always…). Thanks for this!

    Chris the Swiss

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chris the Swiss 🙂

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  16. thagirion Says:

    Hi DjPaulT,

    I write to you from Hungary. I don’t speak english well (as you see) but I have to say thank you for this post and your work in generaly. Camouflage was one of my favourite band of my youth. This fantastic music takes me back into the great 80’s and brings up countless bautiful memories. THANK YOU!

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    Gilbert Gonzales Reply:

    @Thagirion. Your English is way better than my friends here. Take care!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Thagirion you englis is great! 🙂

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  17. Michael Says:

    The German Depeche Mode!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Michael!

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  18. Mike Says:

    Great post, Thanks!!!!

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  19. Tom Says:

    Fun fact, you can download the original Justin Strauss mixes from Justin Strauss’ own soundcloud page.

    Great post Paul nonetheless!

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  20. Paul Says:

    Excellent – thank you – as mentioned before, dropping by your site always makes the day cooler. This track is A1

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  21. Dell Says:

    Thanks so much for this, Paul! I have been a long time fan of your site. Thanks for your hard work on this. I have this single, but it sounds like a static filled FM station any more from all the play I’ve given it. It’s great to hear a clean rip of it from vinyl again! Any chance “Love is a Shield” is coming sometime soon? 🙂

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  22. Cédric Says:

    Hey Paul!

    Please more Camouflage tracks!

    Thanxx

    Cédric.

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