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Bobby “O” & His Banana Republic Feat. Claudja Barry – Whisper To A Scream (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 8th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Whisper To A Scream” is a Hi NRG dance track by American record producer, dance music artist Bobby Orlando and singer-songwriter and actress Claudja Barry released in October 1985. The song was featured in the film Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.

The single debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on October 19, 1985 spending five weeks on the survey peaking at #27.

SIDE A:
Whisper To A Scream 9:04

SIDE B:
Whisper To A Scream (Dub) 6:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Whisper To A Scream U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metronome ‎– 883 581-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG

CREDITS:
Vocals – Bobby Orlando, Claudja Barry
Written-By – B. Orlando*, C. Chase*

NOTES:
BPM 134

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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 “Bobby “O” & His Banana Republic Feat. Claudja Barry – Whisper To A Scream (Germany 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    How cool are you Paul posting a song used in a horror film!! I’ve always been a fan of Mr. Bobby “O” but I don’t know this track. I almost thought it was a cover version of Icicle Works’ song. I’m so looking forward to hearing this. Mr. Orlando’s records were alway such fun.

    Thanks Paul!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. I first heard this one while watching Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. I loved it and had seek it out. Oddly the soundtrack did not feature any of the songs from the movie only score.

    I hope that you love this one 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    You’re right Paul, I do love it. And like Gianni stated below it soooooo reminded me of “Unexpected Lovers” by Lime. Bobby Orlando was famous for exploiting sounds from other records, but still made the productions his own. This was so cool and disco-ish!! Takes me back to the Hi-NRG sound of the 1980’s.

    Jeff

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  2. Tim Says:

    Always a thrill to check out the rare tracks I’ve never heard before. Thanks!

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  3. Gianni Says:

    Yes, the song from Nightmare on Elm Street 2! Also, note the similarity of this song to Lime’s “Unexpected Lovers”. Thanks for the post.

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    woz Reply:

    I don’t remember this from the movie but now I want to watch it again! I had never heard ‘Unexpected Lovers’ before, but I checked it out and you are right, it is similar. Good ears!

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    Gianni Reply:

    Unexpected Lovers packed the dance floor back in the day

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    woz Reply:

    It is a great tune. I can see why it packed the dance floor! Can’t go wrong with Lime 😎

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  4. Jonathan Says:

    A Scary Themed Week?
    Very Cool , Thanks !!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jonathan 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Don’t think I know this one (but the pressing on quality label Metronome should be perfect). I’m curious to find out.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The pressing is great Stefano 🙂

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  6. mothloop Says:

    All hail Bobby ”O”, King of Hi-NRG! So excited for the dub version of this! Speaking of exploiting sounds from other records, do you happen to have Barbi & The Kens 1980 EP (Mr. Orlando must have been a B-52’s fan)? The world would be a better place if a top quality rip were available. Jus’ askin’… thanks once again and cheers!

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    Jeff Reply:

    Oooh, so hoping someone would mention the Barbi & The Ken’s record. I love this and the B-52’s were definitely a huge influence. I love the break with the James Bond theme in there too. Mothloop, you’ve got excellent taste. I’m quite sure Paul knows this and if not, he’d flip for it.

    Jeff

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    mothloop Reply:

    You know what they say about birds of a feather…

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    woz Reply:

    Those early Barbie and the Kens tracks are pretty good stuff. I really like “Falling In Love With Myself” too, which I think came many years later – not even sure it was the same band lineup as the original EP.

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  7. woz Says:

    Thank you!

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    woz Reply:

    Can’t get enough of Claudja Barry. Her Boney M and solo stuff is awesome! She casts a spell on me 😉

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  8. woz Says:

    On the topic of Bobby O: Did you ever listen to The Flirts, Paul? They had some excellent songs 😎

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I like The Flirts I have one or two 12″ ers by them.

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  9. Salty the Wonder Dog Says:

    So this is not a cover of the Icicle Works track? Hmmm… Well that’s not a title I thought I’d ever see twice. Bobby O was a little before my time, but I have heard of him. Am I wrong, or didn’t he produce stuff for Divine?

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