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Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 16th, 2014


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 2, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Break My Stride” is a reggae/new wave song co-written and performed by American musician Matthew Wilder, released as the first single from his debut album I Don’t Speak the Language on October 26, 1983. It was a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984, becoming a multiformat success in the U.S., charting on the Pop, Black, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts.

Break My Stride (Remix / Club Version) 5:10

Break My Stride (Dub Version) 4:02

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983/84 Break My Stride U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1983/84 Break My Stride U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #4
1983/84 Break My Stride U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #76
1983/84 Break My Stride U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17


Label: Epic– A 12-3908
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Bill Elliott, Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff
Remix [Special Re-mix] – Paul Sabu, Rusty Garner
Written-By – G. Prestopino*, M. Wilder*

Original version from the album “I DON’T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE”
Produced for Ripe Productions.
“An Endless Music Mix”

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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: Manual
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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14 Responses to “Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    This is such a good record, I bought the UK 12″ back then, played it to death!

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul.. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  2. partytimeboy Says:

    Yay one of my favorites songs!!! thanks for upgrade this Maxi Single Rip. Hope you’re doing better. I though you’re going to take a break for a while to recover, but your sharing spirit is awesome, Thanks again DjPaulT


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Partytimeboy. Well they do things much different now days gallbladder surgery is pretty easy just glad i’m back 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul!!! So incredibly cool to have certain things back!! This was another tune I wanted way back when, but somehow missed out on purchasing it. And it’s sad too because I do look for these things to come out on compact disc. So many compilations abound, but they do have the same track listings. With you, quality is such the standard (and gift!!) that now we can groove under a pristine master-rip. You are so good to all of us. I love it, love it, love it so!!

    All smiles and goosebumps!



  4. Stefano Says:

    Yes, another re-rip I was hoping for. Great tune, nice to have it ripped in higher quality. Can tick this one off my list, thanks Paul.
    I always loved this song and also his next single The Kid’s American.


  5. ric Says:

    This single is in my Top 3 of 1983!
    So glad you did a re-rip of this, Paul!
    And very glad to hear that you’re recovering fast and well!
    Well, I remember WILLING this single and praying so hard every week on AT40 that it would climb faster and higher. It did work for a while, but my will and prayers could only do so much. LOL! This definitely deserved a #1 or at least a Top 3!
    Funny how singles and chart placing could affect us so much as teens. I wonder if kids these days feel the same, because A LOT of that anticipation is lost as they will already know the chart placings online even before the official chart is released.


    Jeff Reply:


    I so appreciate what you had to say. I did this all the time with certain records that I believed deserved to get to the upper reaches of the charts. Sometimes it worked, other times…well, not so much. That’s why Burning The Ground and Paul means so much. Here, songs that I loved are getting a second chance to be discovered and re-discovered all over again. Plus, you guys are so terrific with your comments. Paul is a genius for creating this very special place on earth and cyberspace.



  6. CL Says:

    Great memories, thanks Dj!!


  7. Ray in Australia Says:

    oh wow 🙂 I love “Break my Stride”

    I’ll enjoy hearing this 12″ mix

    Thanks 🙂


  8. cdman Says:

    my friend, hay algunas versiones “extended” que superan el original, este es uno de los casos, AMAZING!!!!!
    Thank you Paul


  9. Richard Says:

    Thank you for the great re-rip of Break My Stride. This is one of my favorite records of the 80″s which I find very uplifting. The quality is amazing while listening to this on headphones.


  10. woz Says:

    If I remember correctly, you originally posted this after having to deal with a setback? It was a good response. Love this record and his other music is great too.


  11. Muff Diver Says:

    Some sweet memories when I hear this tune. Thanks for sharing this one, Paul.


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