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Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 3rd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Is It A Dream” is a 1982 single by English new wave band Classix Nouveaux. Released in March 1982 “Is It A Dream” was the bands highest charting single in their native country the United Kingdom peaking at #11. The single was taken from the bands second studio album La Verité.

SIDE A:
Is It A Dream 7:13

SIDE B:
Is It A Dream (Short Version) 3:57

Where To Go 3:15
Producer, Written-By – Mik Sweeney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Liberty ‎– 12BP409, Liberty ‎– 12BP 409
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Sal Solo

NOTES:
Mastered at Utopia.
From the LP “La Verité”

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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25 Responses to “Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream (UK 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    Excellent song! Always loved their sound. Such an underrated band.

    Thanks for this one, Paul 😎

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I very much agree Woz. Love them 🙂

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  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Classic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you!!

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  4. ex15 Says:

    I think this was their biggest UK hit, an underrated band yes, but so much of their material was not happening (and typical of so many in the 1980s trying to follow suite)..

    Thanks as always Paul, for the rip! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it was their biggest hit in the UK #11.

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  5. Claudio P. Says:

    Thanks! It was the first time I listened to this single.

    I like Classix Nouveaux’s sound, and I like a lot Sal Solo’s voice, but for some reason I find “Guilty” (and the first album overall) to be the most original, from what I have heard. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Claudio P. 🙂

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  6. Claudio P. Says:

    BTW, I just registered at Discogs (after years of use) and added you as a friend. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Claudio P.!

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    Claudio P. Reply:

    The thanks should all go to you: as already said, your digitization work with all its accuracy is a labor of love. 🙂

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  7. mothoop Says:

    There’s a big ol’ world of top music out there to be discovered courtesy of an often maligned decade (or two). Keep ’em informed and keep ’em guessing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Good advice Mothloop 🙂

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  8. Jermajesty Says:

    Awesome!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty 🙂

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  9. Mono Says:

    Love Classix Nouveaux, pure New Romantic goodness.
    I hope you can post their The End… Or The Beginning 12″ someday, if you have of course. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do Mono 🙂

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  10. brett Says:

    Thank you for posting this track. Classix Nouveaux’s ‘Guilty’ was the only song to chart in Australia. The track ‘Never Again’ did get some play on our local music TV show. But I don’t think it charted.

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  11. Jeff Says:

    Paul, thank you for filling in gaps for me. Yeah, I’ve heard about this 12-inch, but never had the opportunity to listen to it. You really are more than sweet sharing these “classix” with us. You’re so important to music and as always you make my day.

    Best,

    Jeff

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  12. Jay65 Says:

    Dear Paul

    Thank you so much for this.

    Loved this band, and extremely happy to have “Where To Go”
    (a track I didn’t know until now)

    Bravo

    PS Hope you’re feeling well. Take good care.

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  13. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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  14. risildowgtn Says:

    Awesome post DJ Paul. LOVE this band.. any chance of the Classix Nouveaux never never comes/ Manitou extended? 12″???

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  15. Maggi M Says:

    Luv this, pure 80’s all the way.
    Also i remember Because You’re Young, Never Again and Forever and a Day (all very nice 12″)

    Thanx
    MM

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