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Iam Siam – Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 7th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now)” is the 1984 debut single by short lived eighties group Iam Siam. Despite a ground breaking music video and heavy rotation from MTV, this incredible tribal pop anthem failed to connect with the masses. Iam Siam was not so much a band as a studio project. Mainly the brainchild of Stefan Vienna (Steven Weiner) who wrote most of the lyrics, Iam Siam also included Brian Rothschild songwriter, producer David Sonenberg and Larry Fast (of Synergy fame). The group only released one album titled “She Went Pop” before falling into obscurity.

SIDE A:
Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (Dance Mix) 6:18
Remix – Chris Lord-Alge

Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (Dub) 5:38
Remix – Chris Lord-Alge

SIDE B:
Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (Single Edit) 4:00
Remix – Chris Lord-Alge

Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (Album Version) 5:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 05086
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub, Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Audrey Satterwhite
Mastered By – Herbie Jr*
Other [Make Up / Body Design] – Helene Guetary
Photography – Patrice Casanova
Producer – Brian Rothschild, David Sonenberg, Larry Fast
Vocals – Brian Rothschild
Vocals [Background] – Freida Williams, Raymond Patterson (3), Stephen Pocock
Written-By – B. Rothschild*, S. Vienna*

NOTES:
Special versions from the Columbia Lp: “SHE WENT POP”
Mastered by Frankford/Wayne New York.

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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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Password: burningtheground

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29 Responses to “Iam Siam – Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now) (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this obscure new wave gem. Love it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. One of my favorites 🙂

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  2. Paddy Says:

    This was a nice find, never heard of them. The song has stood the time I must say.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Paddy. Enjoy!

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  3. Paddy Says:

    I will try to locate the full length LP as well. Just purchased it through Qobuz but had to cancel the purchase since it turned out their flacs where lossy sourced.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Paddy, do you mean in general at Qobuz or just this specific title?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s called a “transcode” they probably converted an mp3 to flac which is not good. In any case I already have the full album on vinyl it’s worth checking out.

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    woz Reply:

    The whole album is good!

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  4. Stefano Says:

    Nice one Paul. Much to my surprise. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano I hope nore people investigate it and like it 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    This looks interesting and extremely promising Paul. Thanks for the schooling on obscure/forgotten 12-inch gems. I can’t wait for this one and I’ll check out the video too. You’re the tops Paul!!!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    Just saw the official video and….WHOA…..AWESOME!! This is extraordinary Paul. I’m so glad you gave us the dance and dub mix!! I feel like I’m under the song’s spell. Great imagery in the video and such a tribal sound. Thanks for always sharing the choicest and coolest tunes with us. Man, they don’t seem to write them this way anymore. The 80’s was and will always be my favorite decade for music, especially in the dance/rock/alternative/New Wave 12-inch mix and remix. Paul, it’s tracks like this that really release the dopamine levels in my brain. A BILLION THANKS!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Jeff. I was blown away by the video such innovation. It got lots of MTV rotaion so I was surprised that it did not chart anywhere. They must have spent their entire budget on the production even the record sleeve. Glad that you are digging it 🙂

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  6. wolfie Says:

    Thanks Paul – never heard of this but I love Chris Lord Alge! Looking forward to howling along lol

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hopefully i’ll be able to hear you howling all the way down in Oklahoma Wolfie 🙂 Let me know what you think my friend 🙂

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  7. Ezequiel Says:

    I can’t wait to get home and hear this. Something tells me it’s just what I need.

    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ezequiel 🙂

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  8. woz Says:

    What a great song. Thanks for the rip, DJPT, it sounds fab 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  9. wolfie Says:

    LOVE IT! Started with the “Album Mix” and from the second it started I just knew it was gonna be fab!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great to hear Wolfie. Enjoy!

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  10. mothloop Says:

    I haven’t listened to this in a little bit. I forgot how cool even the sleeve art is. Thanks for the great quality rip… it’s quite an upgrade from the copy I had!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  11. ex15 Says:

    Love it!

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  12. VanceMan Says:

    Love this song (and I loved their whole LP as well). Thanks for posting this one.

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  13. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks for ripping this one! I have a very beat up copy that sure would not suffice for recording or reproducing images. Another great 80’s release that should have got more attention!

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  14. Cory Says:

    One of my favs from the 80’s! Great choice, thanks Paul!!

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  15. Douglas Says:

    Thanks. We did not get all the music from around the world in Latin America and I am so sorry I just discovered this on. It is such a great song. Thanks for sharing. Now it is on heavy rotation. I hope I can find more of their music. You really bring out great memories with known classics and these great tunes new to some of us. You rock.

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  16. Jacob Says:

    I grew up with new wave/synth pop, and it was the only – as in THE only – music I listened to all through my teen years in the 80s…and I have never heard this before today !!!
    How could I have missed this – it absolutely mesmerizing – thank you so much.

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