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Eurythmics – This Is The House (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 2nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“This Is the House” was Eurythmics’ third single, recorded in 1982 on their own 8-track home studio in north London, built with a personal bank loan from group member David A. Stewart’s bank manager rather than record company support. Although the following year it was included on the group’s hugely successful Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, the single itself was a commercial flop, failing to chart. No music video was made for the single.

The recordings were produced by Stewart and Adam Williams, ex-bassist of 2 Tone Records band The Selecter. They showcased a new sound and direction from the group, focusing on synthesizers and drum machines as opposed to the psychedelic guitar-based band sound of their In the Garden album.

The 12 inch single featured an extended remix of the track, plus four songs recorded on Eurythmics 1982 tour. This extended mix, plus the live version of “Your Time Will Come”, were omitted from SonyBMG’s 2005 remaster package, and remain unavailable on CD.

Special note about the live tracks: There is some distortion that is due to the original mastering. This distortion can also be heard on the 2005 CD remaster of “In The Garden”. I made every attempt to clean this up but some noise is still present. I also seperated each live track into seperate files because they are banded into seperate tracks on the 12″. The tracks will however flow together when played all at once.

 

SIDE A:
This Is The House (12″ Version) 6:17
Backing Vocals [Men’s Backing Vocals] – Adam Williams, Dave Stewart*
Bass Guitar – Andy Brown
Chorus [Street Chorus] – Chantal Arnaud, Emily McLeod, Nadine Masseron, Pauline Stride
Guest [Special Guest] – Mercedes (9)
Guitar – John Turnbull
Horns – Dick Cuthell
Synthesizer [Brass Section Synthesisers] – Dave Stewart*, Reynard Falconer
Synthesizer [Synthesisers], Sequenced By [Sequencers] – Dave Stewart*
Voice [South American Girl] – Maria El Vira Behro-Garcia

SIDE B:
Eurythmics Live !!

Your Time Will Come (Live) 7:28
Never Gonna Cry Again (Live) 4:39
Flute [Duet] – Ann Lennox*
4/4 In Leather (Live)3:05
Take Me To Your Heart (Live) 5:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA  ‎– RCAT 199, RCA  ‎– PC 5468
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Adam Williams (tracks: B1 to B4), Tim Wheater (tracks: B1 to B4)
Bass [ARIA Twin Neck], Guitar [Six String], Synthesizer [Roland SH 09], Other [Wasps] – David A. Stewart (tracks: B1 to B4)
Instruments [All Instruments Played By] – Dave Stewart*, Tim Wheater (tracks: B1 to B4)
Keyboards [Casio Keyboard], Synthesizer [Korg Synthesiser], Flute [Chinese Classical Flute, Concert Flute] – Tim Wheater (tracks: B1 to B4)
Management – Lloyd Beiny
Photography By – Gered Mankowitz
Producer – Adam Williams, Dave Stewart*
Recorded By [Recorded Live Direct On To Revox], Mixed By [Mixed On Stage] – Adam Williams (tracks: B1 to B4)
Vocals – Ann Lennox*
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
Side A: 45 RPM
Side B: 33 RPM

Special thanks to Sadies Diner, Tilly’s, Ferdinands and Jack Steven.
Management for Metro Communications.

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: Manual
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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43 Responses to “Eurythmics – This Is The House (UK 12″)”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul

    Many thanks for posting this – a true rarity! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and you’re heading back to full fitness.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jonathan. I had a great Thanksgiving. Was planning to be back yesterday but we got stuck in weather on the way home lol. It’s all good though 🙂

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  2. Tony Says:

    AMAZING!! Thank you very much!
    I recently bought the Eurythmics ‘Boxed’ set – which does not include 2 of the tracks from this 12”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony 🙂

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  3. ex15 Says:

    Another great rip, the A side was at the time never chart material, but they were just months away from the big time.

    Love the live tracks.

    Thanks as always for the rip Paul.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  4. Sven Says:

    Thank you. I never liked the early stuff . For me the story began with “Love is a stranger”. But i’ll give this one a go and will try again. What i really loved was the Stewart/Lennox-Project before the Eurythmics, called “The Tourists”. Really great Powerpop/New Wave Rock. “So good to be back home” was on heavy rotation back in the days.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you enjoy this one Sven 🙂

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  5. RA Feutz Says:

    Paul,did you repost my post? No issues if you did. I added this to my blog several weeks ago. All art included! 😉

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    RA Feutz Reply:

    Your scans are far better than my pics. Gotta give you that for certain! I had a friend do the recordings for me. Perhaps you can make the comparison and let me know how they sound to you. All is good! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have two copies of this one. Both copies have some distortion on the live tracks especially 4/4 In Leather it’s also present on the CD so it must be in the master.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    NO RA this is my own rip just finished it this morning. One thing you can ALWAYS be sure of is that I only post my own rips. It’s very easy to compare the wave forms in Audition or other editing software to make sure. I got several requests for this one and “The Walk” which I plan to post tomorrow.

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    RA Feutz Reply:

    No accusations. We’re all good! We probably had the same person requesting it! 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    What’s your blog, please, RA Feutz?

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    RA Feutz Reply:

    Feel free to ask Paul regarding that. I’d rather not advertise my work on his page, but thank you for inquiring.

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    Dirk Reply:

    Paul has already foreseen lots of emails about this some time ago 😉 He allowes the poster to use his or hers website within the post.
    The name from the poster is the clue : the blue ones are a direct link.

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  6. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this lovely gem. Early Eurythmics singles are a rarity. Have you also got The Walk?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Omar planning to post it tomorrow 🙂

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  7. Tyson Says:

    Thanks Paul, I love this song and the b-sides too. I ripped my own copy years ago and I’m sure yours will sound much better!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tyson 🙂

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  8. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul! So happy to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and that you’re feeling better each day. This is a great post on your return. I love how you care so much about quality. Before the labels put anything out, they really should have you do the final checking, especially if they use vinyl rips. You’re just too cool!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I hope your’s was a great Thanksgiving too. Thank you for sharing all of your love and support for BTG 🙂

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  9. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul. Another fantastic rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dean 🙂

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  10. VanceMan Says:

    I had no idea this existed; thank you so much for sharing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  11. John Says:

    YES YES YES!!! Thank you! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome John 🙂

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  12. Patrick R Says:

    Wow! Thanks so much! Again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  13. Joey Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. This is one of my favorite, prized 12″ singles. And this will definitely be the best this record can sound. I remember finding this rarity in the shops….too many years ago. Years ago, I even transferred this one for myself digitally and found the recording to have a lot of distortion and some grainy sound. But what a trippy live performance. They were so modern and strange at this time,I love it. This era of the band is so sadly underrepresented in the digital realm, including the other rarities that featured on the corresponding 7″ singles. It reminds me a lot of the dark new wave of the time, like Marc and The Mambas and early The The. Anyway, thanks again Paul for bringing Christmas a little early and I hope you are feeling better after your surgery. BTW did you happen to nab the new record store day Wham! 12″ of Last Christmas?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joey indeed a very rare 12″. “The Walk” is the same way with the distortion and poor mastering guess they were on a budget at that time. Yes I was lucky enough to get two copies of the Wham! 12″ 🙂

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  14. Stefano Says:

    Hope you got your hands on the US Record Store Last Christmas 12 inch Paul, because the BTG’ers at the other side of the Atlantic are of course very anxious to finally hear the instrumental version after 30 years.

    Great Eurythmics post by the way. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I did indeed Stefano, I got two copies!!

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    Stefano Reply:

    That’s VERY good news! We are safe, pfew! Now looking forward to that post of course…

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  15. NU Says:

    Thanks for posting this! I bought the 2005 reissue and was disappointed this material was not included. Great to have the chance to finally check it out. Ditto for The Walk as well. Much appreciated.

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  16. Ray in Australia Says:

    First time listening to the 12″ mix of “This is the House”…… It’s been a hard week in my part of the world here, but you’ve really helped my sad frame of mind.

    Thank you, thank you…… Ray xoxox

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  17. Khayem Says:

    Paul, thank you for another exemplary post. This was one of my favourite Eurythmics songs, but it was many years before I got to hear the 12″ version and accompanying live tracks. It was worth the wait and your rip is even better. Thanks again!

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  18. Paul Chapman Says:

    another incredible Eurythmics post

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  19. Conner Says:

    Cannot wait to hear this! Thanks!

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  20. Ramone Says:

    CLASSIC EURYTHMICS – TITH will always be in my top 5 Eurythmics songs ..along with any live version of the song as well .. (I watch the ‘Live from Heaven’ dvd at least once a week)

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  21. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul I love this song. Looking forward to hearing this mix.

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  22. woz Says:

    I’m not familiar with this song – so thanks for sharing it!

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