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Alison Moyet – Is This Love? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 29th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Is This Love?” is a song performed by the English singer Alison Moyet and co-written by Moyet and Jean Guiot. The name Jean Guiot is a false one given by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics who actually co-wrote and produced the song. The song was released as the first single from the yet-to-be released album Raindancing in November 1986. The single peaked at #3 on the UK singles chart, #4 Ireland, #3 Norway and #2 South Africa. In the US the single failed to chart.

The music video was filmed at Carlyon Bay near St Austell in Cornwall at the now closed down Cornwall Coliseum entertainment venue, and along the Carlyon Bay beach.

SIDE A:
Is This Love? (L.A. Mix) (Extended Version) 5:23
Co-producer, Written-By – Jean Guiot
Mixed By – Mike Shipley
Producer –  Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Alison Moyet

SIDE B:
Is This Love? (Seven Inch Version) 3:57
Mixed By – Mike Shipley
Producer –  Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Alison Moyet, Jean Guiot

Blow Wind Blow (Long Version) 6:18
Engineer – John Fryer
Producer – Alison Moyet
Producer, Written-By – J. Bailey*
Written-By – Alison Moyet

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 06773
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [For Stylo Rouge] – Stylorouge

NOTES:
Special versions from the Columbia LP “RAINDANCING”

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

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43 Responses to “Alison Moyet – Is This Love? (US 12″)”

  1. Radema Says:

    Thanks Paul!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Radema 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    You’re unstoppable Paul!! These Alison Moyet singles are wonderful. I also love how the community here is raving about your rips and the celebration of Ms. Moyet as an artist! Thank you so very much.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I love making you guys happy 🙂

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  3. Todd Says:

    Most excellent! And I never knew Dave Stewart was involved with this – fascinating! Thanks Paul, fingers crossed the Moyet series continues. You don’t happen to have the European only 12″ of For You Only – it had a remix I’d love to hear…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Todd I just ordered a copy of that 12″ yesterday because I didn’t have it. It should arrive next week hopefully 🙂

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    Todd Reply:

    Wahoo! That’s great news. Look forward to finally hearing that one! Cheers Paul

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  4. ex15 Says:

    A very commercial track indeed (in the UK), doesn’t quite have the class of the ALF singles (or remixes!), still a pleasant mix.

    Thanks as always for the rip Paul.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 :0

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  5. esmix65 Says:

    Hi Paul!
    Yes!!Another one Moyet’s classic track!Thank you very very much! I have this one in my 12inch collection with a different cover.In Europe this cover was used for “weak in the presence of beauty”.

    Eric

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Esmix65 yeah they switched the sleeves around on us 🙂

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  6. Dean Says:

    Fantastic! I’m so grateful that you have these Moyet singles and am sure you’ve got “That Ole Devil Called Love” in there somewhere 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you dean 🙂

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  7. DJ WOLF e. Says:

    LOVING ALL THE ALISON MOYET . . . ! Please post “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty” . . .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you never know what I will come up with DJ WOLF E. 🙂

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  8. Isaiah Says:

    Very excited you posted this one, thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Isaiah 🙂

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  9. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! Nice collection of Alison’s singles!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  10. Omar Says:

    Paul I think your Alison Moyet posts have gotten the most responses so far this year. Am I correct? Please don’t stop. Your work is superb!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think so too Omar 🙂

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  11. Stefano Says:

    I get weak in the presence of all this Alison Moyet…
    Tomorrow hopefully we get even more weaker in the presence of all that beauty (hope you have that 12 inch too).

    Thanks for this excellent series Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  12. Jermajesty Says:

    I can’t beleive this didn’t even chart in the US.

    What on earth were people listening to that was better than Alison Moyet???

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    We must have been listening to Bon Jovi or something here in the US lol. Seems the rest of the world was embracing Ms. Moyet 🙂

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  13. mothloop Says:

    Dang, Paul! 22 comments by 2:03 p.m. ?!?? I think Omar is right, these twelves by Ms. Moyet have got to be your biggest hits so far. Thank you sir!

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    mothloop Reply:

    oh wait, some of those were your responses to comments… heh heh But still…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol 🙂

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  14. André Says:

    Oh, man! This is just too good to be true! This and the Wham! Posts have been your best ever! Thank you so much, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome André 🙂

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  15. Rene Ramone Says:

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rene 🙂

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  16. DjPaulT Says:

    Please refrain from posting download links to other sites. If you want to share something please do it via email. Thanks for understanding 🙂

    DjPaulT

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  17. VanceMan Says:

    Love this 12″ mix as well as the extended version of “Blow Wind Blow” (which is up there for me with “Winter Kills”as great Alison Moyet ballad moments.) I was lucky enough to see her in a play (in London) called Smaller with Dawn French a few years ago. The play itself was no great shakes, but Alison did two solo acoustic songs that were spine-tingling. I think the songs are on her LP called The Turn.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan I bet that show was great. Would have loved to have seen it. You are lucky my friend 🙂

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  18. giorgio-greece Says:

    hello dj!!!!!

    thanx for all your hard work for many years now!!!!!

    music make the people come together from all over the world!!!

    God bless you!!!!!

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  19. Phil Says:

    Thank you Paul for the superb Alison Moyet vinyl rips this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them – from the stupendous remixes to the rare and sublime b-sides. Please keep this up – we just can’t get enough of it! All the best, Phil

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  20. ric Says:

    Sorry, Bon jovi fans…but give me Alison Moyet any day over hair metal!
    When Alison Moyet returned with this single in Nov 86, it wasn’t a fast climber due to that Christmas rush. I was quite worried given her previous single The Ole Devil Called Love peaked at #2. Thankfully, it battled past those Christmas singles come January to leap into the Top 3.
    BTW, there is another Alison Moyet-Eurythmics connection. Alison and Annie both sang backup for Bob Geldof’s This Is The World Calling, and you can hear their perfect harmony especially on the 12” Version. I sure wished they’d done a proper duet – two of Britain’s Best Female vocalists!
    Thanks Paul for continuing your Moyet Mega Post!

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  21. wolfie Says:

    Howwwwwwwl!!!!! Wolfie is feeling the love for Paul with all these great Alison Moyet 12”ers xxx Thank you again xxx

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  22. DJ WOLF e. Says:

    Trust . . . if there was a Twelve Inch collection on CD or download I’d be first in line. But these . . . pure HEAVEN! Plus the sound quality is EXCELLENT . . . ! ! !

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  23. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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  24. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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  25. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    Somehow I missed this one – this is one of the very best songs and extended versions of the 80s in my opinion. Wonderful, thanks!

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