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Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge (Italy 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 30th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A

“Breaker’s Revenge” is a 1984 electro single by American record producer and DJ Arthur Baker. The song was taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Beat Street” from the film of the same name. The track also features vocals by American singer Gavin Christopher brother of house diva Shawn Christopher.

“Breakers Revenge” debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on August 18, 1984 spending nine weeks on the survey peaking at #19.

SIDE A:
Breaker’s Revenge (Extended Vocal Version) 7:27
Vocals [Featuring] – Galvin Christopher*

SIDE B:
Breaker’s Revenge (Dub Mix / Vocal) 6:52
Jazzy Breakdown (Instrumental) 5:03

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Breaker’s Revenge U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 78 6931-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Italy
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer – Andy Wallace
Mixed By, Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Arthur Baker

NOTES:
Featured in the movie “BEAT STREET”
Mixed at Shakedown Studios, NYC

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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23 Responses to “Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge (Italy 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Nice one Paul!
    Talking about Gavin Christopher: he had an excellent (and underrated) single in 1986 called ‘One Step Closer To You’, which was remixed for the 12 inch release by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero. That’ll be a good next post to follow-up this one, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano “One Step Closer” is a great 12″ I know I have it but I think it is in storage so I will have to find it. Tomorrow’s post I already have in the works and you’ll be happy to know it’s a re-rip 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Uh-uh-uh, I love re-rips! Will it be Promises, finally?? I do hope so. Been waiting for that one a long long time 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry to disappoint Stefano not “Promises” yet my friend 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Good Gosh Paul, I’m frozen in my seat after I found out what you posted today!! OMG!!! Arthur Baker (along with John Robie) are two of my favorite producers of all time and this 12-inch was one of my favorites. What a powerful machine record this is with fantastic vocal prowess from Gavin Christopher, intense Latin Rascal edits and samples from a few records Arthur Baker had a hand-on with, like Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and the vocal sample “Beat This!” from Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force’s “Looking For The Perfect Beat.” Oh, there’s “Confusion” by New Order too!! Tremendous stuff here Paul. Wow, AB works this record into a frenzy so it’s no wonder that this was THE ANTHEM of B-Boys and B-Girls everywhere. I’m too excited for words, just a HUGE THANK YOU for you breaking this out. Arthur could do no wrong with his producing skills. I’m a ravenous fan over his Goon Squad record as well. Anything with beats, synths and crazy, crazy edits put me in orgasmic pleasure!! Again, thanks for this rip of a CLASSIC classic!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love seeing you so excited Jeff! You’re music knowledge is impressive too. I think you will like tomorrow’s post too 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Just listened to this “BEAST” of a record, and it is so thrilling and bad ass!! It was so electrifying hearing the dub and jazzy instrumental again after all these years. Thanks Paul for bringing them back to life. WOW!!! It all sounds amazing. Gavin Christopher really does a bang-up James Brown impression here. And the piano solo, phew!! And those strings too!! I’m in ecstasy with a body blush. Oh, I almost forgot the samples. They are (I think I know them all):

    “Funky Soul MaKossa” by Nairobi and the Awesome Foursome
    “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
    “Looking For The Perfect Beat” by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
    “Play At Your Own Risk” by Planet Patrol
    “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
    “Confusion” by New Order
    “I.O.U.” by Freeez
    “I Want It To Be Real” by John Rocca

    Paul, monumental thanks for this killer cut!!! I’m worn out. And Arthur Baker really let the Latin Rascals go off with their edits. The drum machine had fierce programming too!!!

    Absolutely exhausted (but very,very, VERY SATISFIED!!!!!)

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    Oops, I forgot one more: “Walking On Sunshine” by Rockers Revenge

    Jeff

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    bfore Reply:

    Jeff, well said, makes me feel a few decades younger 🙂

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    woz Reply:

    Good ears, Jeff 🙂

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  3. kookoo Says:

    Many thanks for today’s post. I had never heard the dub version. All the best!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂

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  4. woz Says:

    Breakdance is where it’s at.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I second that Woz 🙂

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  5. bfore Says:

    Just a few days ago I heard from a fellow DJ that he’s alive & kickin’, heaven’t been in contact with him for ages.

    I remember, as it was yesterday, listening to his radioshow 30 years ago! LOL when he was spinnin’ this track and his comment:

    “Arthur has outdone himself with this one”! I couldn’t agree more back then, and even less today.

    Breaker’s Revenge surely withstood the test of time. Excellent mixes which sound fresh even after all this years, just a legendary producer in full effect!

    Your 12″ copy must be in mint condition, the 24bit rip sounds WHOAH!

    Paul, I must give you 5 stars ***** for the work on this one 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Bfore yes this copy was as close to mint as you can get without being sealed. This Italian pressing is also very good 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Then you were very lucky Paul, because Italian pressings are mostly awful in quality. Most Italian record plants used inferior recycled vinyl (cheaper) which gives additional clicks and nasty noise. And many many Italian records were spoiled by off centre pressings.
    I have a lot of Italian pressings of Italian artists (I’m half Italian, half Dutch), so I am a connoisseur on Italian pressings (unfortunately). Let’s say that I have cursed A LOT while playing my new purchased Italian records after my Italian summer vacations in the 80’s.

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks paul, love some early NY Electro, so am curious to hear this – I’m sure I’ll know it when I hear it, but I think I’ve only seen Beat Street once. :O
    (Breakin’ was more successful in the UK, and all the hits that came with it)

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  7. opoder Says:

    Let’s br-r-r-r-eak!

    Thank you!

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  8. Dj Edson Assis Says:

    Thank you prease my link download

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  9. Mike Says:

    Paul, you should give some time to his excellent Merge album from 1989. The ” its your time ” 2 x 12 pack has some of the best remixes from that year on.

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  10. pablo Says:

    cery good mr thank.-

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  11. Douglas Kelly Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for posting this. I still have this 12″ myself but no way to really digitize it to the level you are capable of. I did have a question though. Your Extended Vocal Version here does not have the voice saying Break, Break at the beginning. Rather, it starts right in with the drum machine. All other places I look such as youtube or compilations have that “Break, Break..” at the beginning. Could it be that the Italy release was slightly different in that regard?

    Best Wishes,
    Doug Kelly

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