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Wham! – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 4th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Side One

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another remix of Wham!’s 1982 classic Wham Rap!. This UK 12″ promo contains an exclusive remix on the b-side called “Special U.S. 7″ Remix”. The mix has a very interesting drumstick countdown during the intro. The 12″ comes in a plain white sleeve with a custom hype sticker. The labels are plain white with handwritten track titles.

SIDE A:
Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) 6:43

SIDE B:
Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. 7″ Remix) 3:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– XPR1227
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, White Label, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Carter
Remix – George Michael
Written-By – Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael

NOTES:
Side B is an exclusive mix.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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29 Responses to “Wham! – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) (UK 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    How did you get your hands on this test pressing, haha! Marvellous.

    Could you tell us (the poor Europeans) how the instrumental version of ‘Last Christmas’ sounds like? So anxious to find out – on this blog in a short while 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Bought it from a UK record shop 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Huh???

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  2. Hugh Says:

    thank you so much.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hugh 🙂

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  3. Silver Blue Says:

    Awesome! Thanks for all you do, DJPaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue 🙂

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  4. André Says:

    Thank you, Paul. have been searching for the B side mix for a long time! Love your Wham!/Geirge Michael posts!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome André 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    Again I’m stunned at your collection. It’s tremendous that your record buying prowess boggles the senses. I’m interested in hearing this B-side. You do such a fantastic job obtaining these rarities Paul. And thanks for sharing them with us in excellent quality.

    Cheers!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do indeed love the rare stuff Jeff 🙂

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  6. Guss Says:

    Excellent, thank you Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  7. Spring Says:

    Fantastic!
    Thank you dear Paul for another Wham!’s version of WR!(EWYD) song.
    You are right with this “anytime when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another remix…”
    As we all can see in your case it can be possible 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  8. giorgio-greece Says:

    i am speechless…………………………

    thank u dj!!!!!!!

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  9. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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  10. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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  11. ric Says:

    OH WOW!
    Paul, though you had exhausted all the What Rap remixes!
    And Wham! Bam! This!
    Goes to show what an incredible place this is and what an amazing guy you are!
    Thank you and TGIF!!!

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  12. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow, I’ve only just seen this, and never heard of it before, but can’t wait to get it tonite. You know I can’t get enough of Wham Rap versions. 😀 I think they show a really interesting side to the band, and the decisions they were making in their struggle to make it. (Big 😉 )

    Thank you for this fantastic surprise. 🙂

    BTW it’s been exclusively 1982 on BTG this week.. You gonna keep going for Friday’s post? 🙂

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  13. Bert Says:

    Paul, thanks for this record.
    I don’t want to spoil the exclusiveness of the b-side but this promo is the same as http://www.discogs.com/release/446811 (which I happen to have)
    Nevertheless a fantastic rip!

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  14. The Doctor Says:

    Y’know, it’s interesting that, aside from the chorus, the lyrics to the “Special US 7-inch Remix” are completely different from the ones you hear on every other mix…

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  15. Mark Z Says:

    Hi Paul. Will you be posting the ‘last Christmas’ instrumental from the new 12″ single? Also, I have read this week about a Japanese-only edit of the ‘Pudding Mix’, do you have this? And what about the 1996/7 mixes of ‘I’m your Man’ and ‘Everything she wants’? Glad to see you back, doing what you (and us!) love most! Hugs, M.

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  16. Conner Says:

    Life (and possible the new Donna Summer box set) has gotten in the way of my music listening, but i am excited to catch up here and see this gem! What a treat. Thank you!

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  17. Richard Says:

    Wow. with the “new” lyrics on the b-side it’s like listening to a new song.

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    Anfunny Reply:

    These lyrics are in fact the A-side/single version which was a hit in the UK… everyone seems to have forgotten that!

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  18. Christian Says:

    I don’t see that anyone has mentioned this, but the b-side mix is the same (minus intro clicks) as was used in the video. This is the best evidence that I can find on YouTube in the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tng4tiQfebE

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  19. woz Says:

    I love it and hope you still have more Wham to share in the future!

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  20. OPODER Says:

    😮 A versão é ligeiramente diferente. Bem legal!

    Thank you.

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