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U2 – Desire (9:23) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 17th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Desire” is a song by U2 taken from their 1988 album, Rattle and Hum. Released as the album’s lead single, “Desire” was the band’s first number-one single in the UK and Australia. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and topped both the Modern and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, the first song to reach the top of both of these charts simultaneously. It reached number two on the Dutch Top 40. In 1989, “Desire” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

This version is longer, but similar, to “Desire (Hollywood Remix)”, 5:23, that is to be found on the retail 12″. The 9:23 version is exclusive to the UK 12″ and Cassette promo releases. The 12″ is housed in a glossy black sleeve with text on the front cover only.

SIDE A:
Desire 9:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks #1
1988 Desire U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12 ISX-400
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Single Sided, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Remix [Uncredited] – Louil Silas Jr., Taavi Mote

NOTES:
The flip side has silent grooves

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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35 Responses to “U2 – Desire (9:23) (UK 12″ Promo)”

  1. Fred Says:

    Fantastic! I’ve been looking for a nice rip of this for a VERY long time! Thanks so much again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Fred 🙂

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  2. Ziv Says:

    WOW… I have the “Hollywood Remix” Maxi CD and also the 12″.
    I never know that it was in fact an edit of another version.
    Thanks Paul.
    BTW: very good quality.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ziv 🙂

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  3. NKelly Says:

    Very rare indeed just looked on Discogs. What a post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂

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  4. Don Says:

    Who is U2? Have they been in the news recently? 🙂 Seriously, thanks for this. A nice, rare remix from the days of yore.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Don!

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  5. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Thank you… Just wondering what was on the B-side? Was it same or no grooves?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s just one sided nothing on the b-side except grooves 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Awesome Paul!!! You are so timely with your “releases” as this coresponds to U2’s new album which was gifted to the public on I-Tunes. I can’t wait. I love U2’s dance versions and this one I’m excited to hear the long version of.

    You rock!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I also like U2’s dance mixes 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Just heard this absolutely stunning version and Paul, you just flat-out amaze me!! I so love your technical skills. The new stylus and your ripping expertise make me SWOON!!! Each goose bump has a mouth and is screaming in aural ecstasy!! I had to pick myself off the floor. Thanks for this rare gift and your many, many, many talents!!!

    Panting,

    Jeff

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  8. Ken Says:

    How dare you force us to take this U2 record for free! I feel so violated!!

    🙂

    (Some people have waaaay too much time on their hands)

    Thanks again for all the good tunes.

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    Christian Reply:

    I thought of Ken’s comment when I saw this on Facebook: (Fingers crossed the link works as intended)
    https://www.facebook.com/reddevilsf/photos/a.10150453034741272.363291.46666181271/10152326133071272/?type=1&relevant_count=1

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  9. Todd Says:

    Very cool! Had no idea there was a longer edit of the Hollywood Remix! Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd 🙂

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    Paul Chapman Reply:

    Yes, it was edited down to 5+ minutes to fit the at the time UK chart rules otherwise the 12″ would have been considered an album !

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  10. partytimeboy Says:

    Thanks for sharing this gem with us, but most of all… thanks for the tieme invested on the rip.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Most welcome Partytimeboy 🙂

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  11. Mike C. Says:

    Wow — first the looooong edition of Pictures Of You, and now this. Thanks very much!! Wonder what else you have up your sleeve for us gluttonous audiophiles?!?!?!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    thank you Mike C 🙂

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  12. woz Says:

    Awesome rip! Always nice to have some U2 mixes. Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome woz!

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  13. James Says:

    Wow, I didn’t know this existed – I bought the album at the time, and two versions of the Desire single, but never saw or heard of this extended version. Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome James 🙂

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  14. Stefano Says:

    What a great rare post. Awesome. Thanks Paul.

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  15. Guss Says:

    Never heard this version, thanks Paul !!!

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  16. Marcelino Says:

    Back in 1989 or 90 I thought I didn’t like U2 because I was on electronic stuff and I hated rock… then I listen Desire and I remember I thought “man, this band have to be something if they come with such powerfull song”, then I listened to other U2’s albums… My favorite Rock band since then…
    Thank you very much for this one Paul.

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  17. DJBenW Says:

    I’ve always LOVED this remix back from when they played a remix video of it on MTV. Have only come across poor rips, so I am utterly thrilled that you’ve ripped this. Thank you so much!

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  18. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Didn’t know this version existed. You come up with some great rare versions and then rip them perfectly.

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  19. Paul Chapman Says:

    Wow !! the full unedited 12″ version !! (unlike the edited version on the CD single & vinyl)

    & of course like all your other rips, sounds fantastic !!

    I’ve paypal’d you 20USD to say thanks !!

    Paul (soundstoryuk)

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  20. gonzalo76 Says:

    I have it in MP3 in a very poor sound…
    I’ve been looking for a lossless version for a VERY long time!
    Thank you so much Paul!!!

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