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Erasure – Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 9th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Who Needs Love Like That” is the debut single released by British synthpop duo Erasure. The song was released in the UK on Mute Records in 1985 as a prelude to their debut album Wonderland.

In the UK the “Who Needs Love Like That” was a minor hit peaking at #55 while in the US the single did much better peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot/Dance Club Play chart and #13 on the Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

SIDE A:
Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix) 6:09
Engineer – Sten*
Guitar – Maurice Michael

SIDE B:
Push Me Shove Me (Tacos Mix) 5:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Who Needs Love Like That U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #8
1985 Who Needs Love Like That U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Maxi-Singles Sales #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– L12 Mute 40
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 02 Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve], Illustration – Health And Efficiency
Producer – Flood
Producer [Assistant] – A. Clay*
Remix – Joseph Watt
Written-By – Clarke*

NOTES:
Special Edition
Erasure; Vince Clarke & Andy Bell

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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21 Responses to “Erasure – Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    ^ Dirty spammer alert!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Took care of it Neil 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Cool!

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Think i have this on the CD Singles Box Set 1 but i wouldn’t mind betting that the quality here is better!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it is on the singles box and the remaster of “Wonderland” but for those who prefer the uncompressed warm sound of vinyl I hope my version wins 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul, your dedication to Erasure is wonderful!!! It’s my wife Karen’s favorite band and I can’t wait to tell her that you posted this mix. Joseph Watt is an incredible remixer. I’ve had the pleasure to talk with Joseph on occasion and he is so amazingly phenomenal. His company Razormaid! Productions is responsible for some of the best dance remixes ever. AND, it’s still going strong!! They’ve just celebrated their milestone 30th anniversary which makes them the oldest running remix service in the United States. I’m so proud of Joseph and his Razormaid! legacy. He and Art built a beautiful company that was pushing musical trends since the beginning. And the quality of each release is stunning.

    Thank you for this very special posting, like always. I just love what you rip. It’s like having the ultimate kindred spirit with the same musical tastes that I have. PLUS, you always manage to surprise me with things that are exciting and new. What a legacy you’re creating Paul and I’m so grateful!!!

    Many cheers!!!!!!!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Wow what a lucky guy you are to get to talk with one of the great remixers. It is so wonderful that Razormaid is still going strong. I hope that Karen enjoys this post. Erasure is one of my favorite bands too I can’t wait for the new album which I have already pre-ordered 🙂

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Seriously, ditto is my only response, short of speaking to Joseph personally! 🙂

    I do wish he was a tad less litigious when it comes to the dissemination of his past work, at least that which isn’t currently offered/in print. Not that any artist doesn’t have that right, but, unlike the response (or lack thereof) Paul might get here from artists or labels, Razormaid has cracked down on sharing more than most. I have a few RM service 12″s, but not many, and I’m not likely to secure more any soon short of finding them in a box of vinyl on the curb somewhere. 🙁

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  4. Cory Says:

    Thanks Paul!! Erasure is an amazing duo with countless amazing songs! Especially cool to hear these rare remixes! 😀

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  5. Wolfie Rankin Says:

    The vocals sound a lot like Alison Moyet.

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Funny, that. 😉

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  6. Wolfie Rankin Says:

    Noticed Koo De Tah missing from your list, and Kissing The Pink 🙂

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  7. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  8. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you for posting Erasure!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Venus De Milo 🙂

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  9. Goodguy Says:

    Paul, I said I love you, but you won’t won’t stop fanning the flames of passion here. 🙂

    If you actually went as far as posting the same Ltd Edt Yellow Brick Mix 12″ of Heavenly Action…at one time the “rarest” commercial retail vinyl ever issued for Erasure…well, I might just actually swoon. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Goodguy. I think you might be swooning soon lol 🙂

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  10. Ray In Australia Says:

    Gotta say, that is a great mix (never knew it existed)… I missed so much Erasure!

    😀

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  11. derek Says:

    Thanks for this! This is my favorite song by Erasure!

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  12. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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