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Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 24th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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Logo2After several requests and all the buzz surrounding the newly unearthed 12″ remix of “A View To A Kill”. I decided to post the only official U.S. 12″ of the Duran Duran classic. Sure it’s just the original single version, but for those of us who are audiophile’s hearing the track in it’s original uncompressed vinyl glory is a real treat especially in 24 bit.

In November 2014 – The James Bond site MI6 revealed a previously unreleased 7:30 extended remixed 12″ version of the song and it has since been mentioned on Duran Duran’s website which suggests that it might be the real deal. MI6 claim that Steve Thompson created the 12″ mix in Paris with the band, although John Taylor says “I don’t remember hearing it at the time”. The remix can be heard of MI6-HQ’s page on Soundcloud. November 22, 2014, Steve Thompson confirmed to Super Deluxe Editions that he, Mike Barbiero and the band was there except John Taylor had made the 12″ version of the song in a Paris studio.

“A View to a Kill” is the thirteenth single by Duran Duran, released in 6 May 1985 and created for the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. It was a stand-alone single, and remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to number 2 for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart.

In 1986, John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for A View to a Kill. The song was the last track recorded by the original five members of Duran Duran until their 2001 reunion. It was played at their 1985 performance at Live Aid in Philadelphia, their final performance prior to their first split, while still at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
A View To A Kill 3:35

SIDE B:
A View To A Kill 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 A View To A Kill U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-9391
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – John Barry
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro
Producer – Bernard Edwards, Duran Duran, Jason Corsaro
Sampler [Digital] – Jonathan Elias
Written-By – Duran DuranJohn Barry

NOTES:
Same track appears on both sides
From the James Bond Movie “A VIEW TO A KILL”

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@
Click Removal: Manual
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
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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Password: burningtheground

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37 Responses to “Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    That was indeed very exciting news last week on SDE. Hopefully it will be available as digital download somewhere real soon or a bonus cut on the anniversary soundtrack.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’m hoping it gets a limited edition 12″ release. Maybe a record store day exclusive would be cool.

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Got the CD on order should be here this week featuring that recently unearthed jem!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The bootleg CD titled “Unleashed”? I ordered it too but hopefully an official 12″ will be released so we can here it as it would have been in 1985.

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  3. Silver Blue Says:

    Thanks for this, and thanks for the alert about the unreleased 12″. Went to their soundcloud page and listened. It sounds great!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue 🙂

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  4. gonzalo76 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gonzalo76 🙂

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  5. gonzalo76 Says:

    A View To A Kill (12 Extended Remix) is fantastic!
    Is it available anywhere?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Gonzalo76 it has not been officially released anywhere.

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  6. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Yes AWTAK (12″) has indeed created a big scene in the Duran Duran fan community. It’s excellent i think.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Thanks for this Paul! I have heard the extended mix and I find it excellent. I would love it if they did indeed release a vinyl twelve for people like you who adore analogue pressings. You never know in this day and age. I believe if there is an interest, it might come to fruition. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    i’ve got every thing I can cross, crossed Jeff 🙂

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  8. Bodyalive Says:

    I’ve listened to the thompson remix and i must say that it’s one of his worse remix. It’s basically an extended version with cheap echoes on vocal track.

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    Mark Kram Reply:

    Sorry, it’s the best I can find. 🙁

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    Bodyalive Reply:

    it’s not about the audio quality..it’s about the remix itself
    Thanks for sharing Mark Kram

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Mark I was asked to remove the links.

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    Mark Kram Reply:

    It’s ok.

    I guess this was also the reason why the original MI6 link went missing.

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  9. ex15 Says:

    I’m a life long fan of James Bond, in particular the music, one of the better tracks from the 1980s..and quality vinyl rips, I just can’t get enough!!!!!

    Thank you as always Paul for the rip (you have excelled yourself since your return!).. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Ex15 🙂

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  10. Pat Says:

    I got the remix. I went to the soundcloud page before it was taken down and downloaded it with my Audio / Video downloader. If anybody wants it, let me know. Just visit my blog and click on the DJ Insanity / Contact tab and fill out the form. I’ll get it to you.

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    Andy Reply:

    For us newbies where can i find that blog? Thanks!

    Andy

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    Andy Reply:

    Thank you!

    Andy

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    Chris Reply:

    Please help me with this remix dl!! Email address found thru PaulT.

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    Chris Reply:

    Thanks!
    BTW, this track still exists in Soundcloud 🙂
    Weird thing is that Thompson claims the mix is 7.30mins long,
    although the one we hear is almost exactly 7.20 (10 sec is missing?).
    Anybody?

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  11. Mark Z Says:

    Hey, Paul! Firstly (and most importantly), it’s great to see you back, and I trust your recovery is going well? It was a blast to see you chip in comments on SDE, and the remix (and this superb rip!) has really brightened the week (for a DD/JB tragic such as I!) All the best!

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  12. Cory Says:

    Thank you!!! 😀

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  13. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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  14. dazz22 Says:

    cheers for this sure ive got it but your quality is better )

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  15. jaymie37 Says:

    Is the new remix much different or better than the Peter Fenton remix? Duran Duran – A View To Kill (Art Of Mix) it was called.

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  16. Jaymie37 Says:

    If anyone wants the unleashed bootleg uploaded let me know (if its allowed here)

    Send me a message on Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/jaymiebell

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    Chris Reply:

    Can you reply this message via e-mail? I,m kinda off with the facebook 🙂
    Thanks.

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    Chris Reply:

    pan.kiwi@gmail.com

    Just send any info, tried to get my FB – disabled (this morning isn’t just for me..), so I have only one option.

    Thanks again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Please do not share any links to download that track. Thanks guys 🙂

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  17. Chris Says:

    forgot the follow-up check..

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  18. Muff Diver Says:

    Thanks again Paul!

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