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Midge Ure – If I Was (Extended Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 2nd, 2014


A. Front

“If I Was” is a popular song written by Midge Ure and Danny Mitchell. It reached #1 on the UK singles chart for a single week in October 1985. This was Ure’s third number one, coming after his success with Slik in 1976 (“Forever and Ever”) and Band Aid in 1984 (“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”). The song features Mark King of Level 42 on bass guitar.

If I Was (Extended Mix) 6:45
Bass Guitar – Mark King
Remix – Brian Tench
Written-By – D. Mitchell*, M. Ure*

Piano 2:27
Written-By – M. Ure*

The Man Who Sold The World 5:30
Written-By – D. Bowie*

VinyL: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Chrysa lis‎– UREX 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 13 Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design – PSA*
Mastered By – Pounda
Photography By – Trevor Key
Producer [Production], Instrumentation By – Midge Ure

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B. Back

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

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

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “Midge Ure – If I Was (Extended Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Great track, most welcomed, since the 2010 double CD of Midge Ure’s The Gift has this brick-walled..

    Thanks as always Paul.. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  2. Omar Says:

    Great single Paul. Saw Howard Jones & Tom Bailey last night in SF too.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Omar bet it was a great show 🙂


  3. Ally Says:

    Thanks, I saw him perform this at the Retro Futura Tour in LA last week.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ally 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    It just gives me chills at what you present to us each day in such gorgeous sonics. You are fantastic Paul. I love this record and it’s the first time I ever heard its extension. I love the flip-sides too.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend. You work so hard that I’m always happy you take some time off for yourself.

    All the very best to you Paul.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you as always Jeff 🙂


  5. Mike C. Says:

    Thank you. I’m seeing Retro Futura soon, and am VERY unfamiliar with Mr. Ure. I know he was in the original Visage lineup, and understand he is playing 1-2 Visage songs at these shows. Can’t wait for that, and to hear his other stuff.


    Mike C. Reply:

    Wow – he covered Nirvana.

    JK. Had to.


  6. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks for this Paul…not that I didn’t have a feeling this was coming. 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy 🙂


  7. Cory Says:

    I remember buying his album on cassette and hearing this song for the first time and thinking how AWESOME it sounded! I wore that tape down before eventually buying the CD. Great memories, and great song! Thanks for posting this Paul!! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂


  8. Chris Says:

    well, thanks again for another great rip from my collection. 😀


  9. Ray In Australia Says:

    Oh Brilliant!

    Love this song, the chorus comes at you like a steam-train and Midge’s passionate vocals really get under my skin just as “Love’s Great Adventure” does too 🙂

    Thanks Paul


  10. dazz22 Says:

    good song ill grab this one


  11. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite singles from 1985

    Thanks for your faultless rips 🙂


  12. Jermajesty Says:

    Only just seen that this contains that Bowie cover… a must listen!


  13. derek Says:

    Such a great 12″ single! I think I’ve purchased three copies of it over time, but thanks for a nice, clean BTG mastered version! 🙂


  14. woz Says:

    Amazing song and extended version. Thanks!


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