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Michael Sembello – Automatic Man (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 22nd, 2014


A. Front

“Automatic Man” was the second single released by American musician and songwriter Michael Sembello. Produced by Phil Ramone the single was taken from Sembello’s 1983 debut album Bossa Nova Hotel. Released in September 1983 “Automatic Man” became a US top 40 hit peaking at #34. On the US dance chart the single reached the #14 position. “Automatic Man” became Sembello’s last single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

The b-sdie “Summer Lovers” is the theme song for the 1983 Warner Brothers film of the same name starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah.

Automatic Man (Extended Remix) 7:01
Producer – Phil Ramone
Remix – Danny “Ho-Daddy” Keaton*, Michael Sembello, Thom Wilson

Automatic Man (Instrumental Remix) 4:02
Producer – Phil Ramone
Remix – Danny “Ho-Daddy” Keaton*, Michael Sembello, Thom Wilson

Summer Lovers (Long Version) 5:04
Engineer – Tommy Vicari
Producer – George Duke

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Automatic Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #34
1983 Automatic Man U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14


Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-20153
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Bernie Grundman

“Automatic Man” from the LP: “BOSSA NOVA HOTEL”
“Summer Lover’s” from the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Soundtrack “SUMMER LOVERS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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16 Responses to “Michael Sembello – Automatic Man (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    What a wonderful surpirse this one is!! It was so excellent of you to post this especially since I just mentioned it yesterday!! I’m thrilled, to say the least! It’s been years since I last heard this. Actually, it was the year it came out and I was in college at a dance marathon a sorority on campus presented. The DJ just bought the 12-inch and played it there for the first time. I am really excited about this rush of nostalgia. Thank you Paul.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I had the record pulled and was considering posting it. Then you mentioned it and that was all I needed. Enjoy!! 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    Great Michael Sembello series! Maniac next?
    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Didn’t have it planned but we’ll see Stefano.


  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. Conner Says:

    Very very cool. Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂


  5. woz Says:

    He’s no ordinary man…he was made to break your heart…
    So sad! 🙁


  6. CL Says:

    Many thanks Paul.
    Please don’t forget “Maniac”..


  7. Fernando Says:

    This is amazing indeed. Love this song and didn’t know there was a 12 inch!!! Thanks a lot DJPaulT.


  8. musicdivaSF Says:

    Sumer Lovers?!? Summer Lovers!!! I love that single and played that soundtrack over and over again. Unfortunately, my folks wouldn’t allow me to watch the movie for obvious reasons. 😉 Thank you DjPaulT for this fantastic post!

    PS: I can’t seem to remember Automatic Man but I’m sure I’ll love it. 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    It’s great that you mentioned the film Summer Lovers. I really liked the movie a lot and especially the song “Do What You Wanna Do” by The Cage featuring Nona Hendryx. That 12-inch was superb. All the songs fit well into the theme of the movie which my parents wouldn’t let me watch either. It was great that when I was older, I finally saw the film and it left an impression on me.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I never saw the movie but I do have that Nona Hendryx 12″. Guess I will have to seek out that movie 🙂


    woz Reply:

    Jeff is right, the movie does leave an impression on you. It’s not your typical love story. Greece is a fantastic land – good music throughout the movie as well 🙂


  9. Tony Says:

    Do you have “Maniac” as well ?


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