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Michael Davidson – Turn It Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 30th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Turn It Up” was the debut single by America singer/songwriter Michael Davidson and the fourth single taken from the platinum Madonna soundtrack “Who’s That Girl”. Produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and Phil Harding for Sire Records. “Turn It Up” became a massive club hit in the United States, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart on October 24, 1987 spending seven weeks on the survey peaking at #15. “Turn It Up” would be Michael Davidson’s only charting single.

SIDE A:
Turn It Up (In Full Cry Mix) 7:20
Turn It Up (Instrumental) 5:05

SIDE B:
Turn It Up (Miami Dub Mix) 5:12
Turn It Up (7″ Remix) 3:52

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Turn It Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #15

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20671, Sire ‎– 9 20671-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Mixmaster Phil Harding*
Photography By [Front And Back Photos By] – Andrew Eccles
Producer – Stock Aitken Waterman*
Written-By – F. Mercier*, M. Davidson*

NOTES:
Taken from the motion picture soundtrack “WHO’S THAT GIRL”
Produced for PWL

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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24 Responses to “Michael Davidson – Turn It Up (US 12″)”

  1. Gianni Says:

    An 80s PWL fave of mine. Too bad it didn’t catapult him to stardom. But apparently he’s doing good as a fine arts photographer. Thanks for this gem, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gianni 🙂

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  2. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Thanks Paul for posting one of my fave SAW produced song. This song is very catchy and has a nice melody to it! Do you have the UK version? I heard it had a different mix to this US edition. Also his other song called Warehouse please consider this on your future posting. Super excited about this Turn It Up post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Gilbert I only have the US edition. 🙂

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    Mark Z Reply:

    Thanks Paul, I love this track – ah, those cheesy synths are to die for! The UK 12″ has a different Extended Dance Mix, with new a new keyboard motif running throughout, so please put this on your ‘Future Rips for the S/A/W Freaks’ list!

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Again, I love when you “theme” your rips Paul. So happy that this is from the soundtrack of “Who’s That Girl” and a SAW production. Looking so forward to hearing it.

    You’re the tops (once again) at picking perfect records!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I really love this one and in my opinion the funnest track on the soundtrack 🙂

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  4. Christian Says:

    OMG, Paul, I’m loving the Who’s That Girl theme! I have always been incredibly in love with this song, maybe even more so than the Madonna tracks on the soundtrack (blasphemy!). I’m wondering if you are going to finish with the Coati Mundi single to make a full sweep?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s not blasphemy Christian I agree with you I always prefered this track to any of the others on the soundtrack. It was the entire package 🙂 Unfortunately I never bought Coati Mundi but I am gonna get a copy and will post it as soon as I get it.

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  5. Dirk Says:

    I shall keep it simple…and not trying to offend 🙂 ..just a : ..wOw

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Does that mean you like it Dirk 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Let me rephrase that to , yes i like him.
    (Personally i could do without ever hearing S/A/W-productions altogether again, but i understand they are widely popular and that’s fine with me 🙂

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  6. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    The instrumental and the dub are vinyl only (others are on cd on Who’s that Girl Japanese edition, Disco Fox 1 and Movie Klub 80 volume 1). I only had a shitty vinylrip so very nice I can replace those versions with the best vinyl rips on the internet, thanks DJPaul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Martijn Van Heeringen I appreciate your comment very much 🙂

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  7. Ziv Says:

    Wow… it was my request – thank you very much Paul.
    You posted it years ago in MP3 only and in fact it was the post that make me know about your blog back then.
    Can’t wait for your new rip to replace your previous MP3 rip… checking now.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow Ziv that was many years agogo when I was on blogger. This rip is waaay better. Enjoy!

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  8. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  9. PopRevolver Says:

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome PopRevolver 🙂

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  10. Darren Says:

    You are awesome, Paul! I have this single on Madonna’s Who’s That Girl CD and it is my favourite non-Madonna track after Scritti Politti’s. I’ve been looking for the 12″ version of this for years! Thank you! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Darren 🙂

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  11. chester Says:

    ei nice song. Good day. Pls Uplod Always On My Mind Vikki Morgan 12″ Version & Lee Prentiss You Plus Me (New York Dance Remix by Mary Berry) Thanks A Lot

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  12. Angelman Says:

    The 7” remix is different from the version on Who’s that Girl soundtrack.
    Thanks a lot Paul !

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