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Howard Jones – Look Mama (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 28th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on May 25, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

Released as the second single from Howard Jones’ 1985 album Dream Into Action, “Look Mama” reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart. It was not released as a single in the US, but a different mix to those issued in the UK was included on the US-only remix album Action Replay.

The introduction to the song features some spoken dialogue sampled from the 1974 film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

“Look Mama” is written from the standpoint of a child pleading with its over-protective mother to be allowed greater independence and room to develop its own personality.

SIDE A:
Look Mama (Extended Mix) 9:05
Producer – Rupert Hine
Recorded By, Mixed By – Stephen W. Tayler

SIDE B:
Learning How To Love 5:20
Engineer – Andrew Scarth , Mike Roarty
Mixed By – Mike Roarty
Producer – Howard Jones

Dream Into Action (Live) 4:44
Mixed By – Mike Roarty

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA Records Ltd. – HOW 7T, 249090-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 20 Apr 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Graphic Design] – Rob O’Connor
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Photography – Simon Fowler

NOTES:
Track B2 recorded live at the Manchester Apollo on March 15th, 1985.

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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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26 Responses to “Howard Jones – Look Mama (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    So excited that you’re re-ripping your classic posts Paul!! I love Howard Jones and I love this song. Such awesome quality!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Don’t know if you downloaded the previous rip I did of this but I can tell you my new rips using the Ortofon Super OM 30 sound way better 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    I’m absolutely dazzled by this new rip Paul. Utterly flawless and exquisite. Ooooh, I’m in ecstasy!!!!

    Jeff

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  2. ex15 Says:

    Awesome, this guy can do no wrong!

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Fabulous! Grabbed it last time, HJ was one of my faves growing up, thanks. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You should grab it this time Jermajesty it sounds 100 times better 🙂

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this. I love Look Mama. Both Howard Jones and Tom
    Bailey are touring with China Crisis and Midge Ure as we speak . Wonder if anyone here has seen them. I’m going on Sunday to see them.

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Saw them in NYC, and it was so much better than I had hoped for. Tom’s voice REALLY holds up. HoJo pulled out the stops with the stage show – lots of whistles and bells – and Midge really belted out Vienna. Katrina (ex The Waves) and China Crisis were good lead ins, but I have to say I’d have preferred longer sets from Tom/Howard/Midge. I know I can’t wait for Tom to take to the road again when this tour is through.

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  5. Carlos Says:

    Woooooowww Pault muchas gracias por este 12″

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Carlos 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    Great to have some more Howard Jones using your newer stylus.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  7. RA Feutz Says:

    I just saw HoJo last night in Chicago for the Retro Futura Tour! It was superb, especially HoJo & Tom Bailey. Thanks for the re-rip and the awesome reminder of last night! This track wasn’t played in his set. (Rob)

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Yeah, he sacrificed at least one track doing an Eric Prydz “And Do You Feel Scared?” reprise of Things Can Only Get Better. Fun, but Look Mama or Life In One Day would have been better. Still, as great as his set was, Tom may or may not come back for another tour (who can say), and that was the real “get” here. Howard is a touring machine, and I know we’ll see him back before long; with or without major supporting acts.

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  8. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks for this Paul. I’m sure (at least hope) you pulled it out due to the tour. If so, maybe a Midge Ure and another Twins post for the trifecta? 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I knew these guys were on the road so thought it would be perfect timing 🙂

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  9. Stefano Says:

    Re-rips, I love them 🙂

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  10. Marcelino Says:

    Thank You Very Much Paul! I didn’t knew HJ work, rader than one song. The first time I heard Howard Jones it was with “No One Is To Blame”, I began to learn to play the piano with that song and is still my favorite…
    And here comes the request… Is there a way you could post “No One Is To Blame” 12″? I will really apreciate it.

    Again… THANKYOUVERYMUCH!

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  11. matthew chance Says:

    Yes, one of the best tracks off his “Dream Into Action” album, The remix kicks ass! Is there a 12″ for “Assault & Battery” from the same album? I love your blog, it’s fantastic. Thanks for posting

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  12. Dan Says:

    Nice one Paul. Many thanks!

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  13. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I missed this last time so I’m so glad I now have a pristine copy to replace my vinyl with.

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  14. derek Says:

    Thanks for this! HoJo singles are so great to come by. My version of this is so full of static from being played so many times!

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  15. woz Says:

    Thanks for the rip!

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  16. James Says:

    Thanks so much for this – Howard Jones was THE dude for me when this song came out!!!

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  17. Matteo Says:

    Hi,
    is the extended version here the one intended for the US market as you described in the notes?
    Thanks
    Matteo

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