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Alison Moyet – Invisible (The Transparent Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 26th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Invisible” is a song recorded by Alison Moyet in 1984, written by Lamont Dozier (of the songwriting team Holland–Dozier–Holland), from her album Alf.

Reaching #21 on the UK Singles Chart, the song went as high as #6 in Ireland, and gave Moyet her third Irish top 10 hit of the year. The single went even higher in New Zealand, peaking at #4, her second consecutive top ten hit after “All Cried Out” reached #6. The song is also the first American release from the album and is Moyet’s most successful single in that country, reaching #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1985 and becoming her only US Top 40 hit, either solo or with Yazoo, thus far.

The b-side was the Marvin Gaye song “Hitch Hike” on which she receives backing from Darts.

SIDE A:
Invisible (The Transparent Mix) 6:34
Engineer [Assistant] – Roger Dobson
Engineer [Recording] – Richard Lengyel
Producer – Tony Swain And Steve Jolley*
Written-By – L. Dozier*

SIDE B:
Hitch Hike 2:38
Engineer – Walter Samuel
Featuring [Special Guest] – Darts
Producer – Alison Moyet, Darts
Written-By – C. Paul*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Invisible U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-05163
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [For Stylo Rouge] – Rob O’Connor, Stylorouge
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)

NOTES:
Special version from the Columbia LP “ALF”

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
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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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51 Responses to “Alison Moyet – Invisible (The Transparent Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. Osc Says:

    Thank you, never heard a remix of Invisible before. 🙂
    I don’t recall it was ever featured on state radio here in DK, I only remember it as an album track. Alison unfortunately (and ironically) petered out after All Cried Out in these parts.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Osc 🙂

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  2. omar Says:

    Thankyou Paul a zillion times!! Alison’s 12″ mixes are awesome. Please try and make this an Alison Moyet week.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome a zillion times Omar 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul, again, you are a mind reader. I was just thinking of this song and, believe it or not, it materializes on your site!! I get so humbled by all of your offerings to us, your adoring public. So many of our favorite 12-inch singles never, EVER get to see the light of day. You ALWAYS come to the rescue with your rips and re-rips. So much artful talent you place on each of your “releases” and I well up when I think about all the gifts you give us. How beautiful you are and wonderfully generous with this superior work. I really do get flabbergasted by what’s being offered here on Burning The Ground. Your discography alone is becoming epic. You really are a DEITY in my book and such a lovable guy you are. You are representing a musical macrocosm to all of us and I am forever deeply grateful.

    The Highest of Regards to You Paul!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Well you have great taste in music Jeff so I am not surprisewd we were on the same wave length. Thanks a again for your loyalty to BTG 🙂

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  4. Guss Says:

    Excellent!!! Thank You Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  5. Radema Says:

    Thanks for this one. Please if you have the others 12”s by Alison can you remaster them too?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Radema. I’ll see what I can do 🙂

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  6. Todd Says:

    Nice one! Was hoping you’d get round to some Alison! We need a special deluxe edition of her wonderful Alf album. So many great tracks, remixes etc… Here’s hoping you post more. More Moyet!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Todd 🙂

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  7. mothloop Says:

    Nice one, Paul. I can’t really add much, though, since once again Jeff has beaten me to all the good words… hahaha 🙂 Your readers really are the nicest bunch I’ve come across. Thanks as always and cheers to all your blog followers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Youre welcome Mothloop. Indeed I do have the nicest readers on the net. Love you all 🙂

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  8. Seb Says:

    Wow! Very lovely song, and the best mix. Thank you very much for sharing Paul, a true gem, with the great DjPaulT treatment!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Seb 🙂

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  9. Tony Says:

    Fantastic rip – THANK YOU.
    More Alison Moyet singles, please! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony 🙂

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  10. Rene Ramone Says:

    Love Alison Moyet! Thanks for this rip, & I second the “Alison Moyet Week” Idea!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome rene Ramone 🙂

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  11. Spring Says:

    Ohh! Thank you very much for this one Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  12. André Says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! One of my favourite vocalists. Her 12″ mixes have been criminally ignored by her record label. Thank you for bringing us this incredible woman’s voice with this particular rip. More Alison, please! I beg you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you are most welcome André 🙂

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  13. Michael Says:

    Thank you so much Paul!

    I am proud to say that i am a long time fan of you. I have the “weak in the pressence of beauty” 12″ rip from the early days of burningtheground 🙂 Still listens to it!

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow! Michael you have been following a long time. Thank you 🙂

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  14. charly Says:

    Still can’t believe it, this is awesome.
    Further waiting for Heaven 17 Let me go.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Charly 🙂

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  15. jbird Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Happy 2015 and all the best!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nice to see back around Jbird 🙂

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  16. ric Says:

    Wooh! The Transparent Mix finally getting its BTG touch!
    There is another Extended Version but this is the more superior remix. Especially love the “ring ring” sound effect!
    I’ve always seen Adele as the Alison Moyet of the ’00s. Had there been internet in the 80s, i’m sure Alison would’ve made a bigger impact in the USA.
    Ironic her biggest US hit is her first to miss out on the Top 20 in the UK. I guess it boils down to bad timing as this was released in November 84, when competition was really tough. Queen’s Christmas single also failed to do the same.
    Once again, Paul, thanks for making my day in both your choice selection and your impressive rips (and re-rips)!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re most welcome Ric glad I could help make your day better 🙂

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  17. Dean Says:

    YAY, thank you!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Dean 🙂

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  18. Chris Says:

    Another excellent one. Thanx very much!

    Chris

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Chris 🙂

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  19. Michael Says:

    Great track! Thank you 🙂

    Alison Moyet’s “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty (Extended Remix)” would be another perfect song for future choices.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Michael 🙂

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  20. Stefano Says:

    Hi Paul, finally a new post of Alison Moyet. Make this an Alison Moyet week, please! I bet you have lots of other 12 inches in your vaults by Alison Moyet.

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    Stefano Reply:

    And I forget the most important thing to say: thank you for this post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re very welcome Stefano 🙂

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  21. wolfie Says:

    HOWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLL 🙂 Thank you Paul xxx Love this 12” soooooo much xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I can hear you Wolfie 🙂

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  22. ex15 Says:

    Wonderful stuff, love this track, never knew of a 12″ mix!

    Thanks for the rip Paul.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ex15 🙂

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  23. CastorMix Says:

    una gran rola la escuchaba mucho en una gran estacion ya desaparecida que se llamaba ROCK 101 FM. aqui en la ciudad de mexico en mi epoca de secundaria gracias paul por subir esta rola una de mis favoritas.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada CastorMix 🙂

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  24. Isaiah Says:

    Enjoying this one, thank you!

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  25. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. I didn’t know there was a remix of this song.

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  26. gonzalo76 Says:

    Invisible, what a lovely song!
    Thank you very much Paul!!!!

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  27. woz Says:

    Thanks for the wonderful post!

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