Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Yello – Vicious Games (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 17th, 2015


Side A

2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!

Originally posted July 13, 2011

“Vicious Games” was released on 27 February 1985, with a video shot in Yello’s Rote Fabrik (Red Factory) working space, featuring Blank and actress Mirjam Montandon miming to female vocalist Rush Winters’ vocals (Winters was not available for the video shoot). “Vicious Games” was taken from the groufs fourth studio album Stella. The song peaked at the #8 position on the US Dance chart.

Viscious Games (Vocal/Remix) 6:45

Vicious Games (Vocal/Edit) 3:38
Vicious Games (Instrumental) 4:06

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (company sleeve)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Vicious Games U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8


Label: Elektra – ED 5039
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

Mastered By – D.K.*
Producer – Yello
Written-By – Boris Blank, Dieter Meier

From the LP “STELLA”
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
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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23 Responses to “Yello – Vicious Games (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Hope you make this a Yello week. Will you post Call It Love & The Rhythm Divine as well? Much appreaciated.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Omar these are the only two Yello singles I have. As more folks donate i’ll be able to get more 🙂


  2. Patric Says:

    i never Knew how much i love you 😉 Thank you so much for this track


    DjPaulT Reply:

    aah you’re very nice Patric. You’re welcome 🙂


  3. Paul Chapman Says:

    outstanding Paul

    Many thanks !


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Paul 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    Cue the Ear-Gasm!!! Paul, this is a delicious posting. I am floored and now, flushed. What a sexy single this is and I’m so freaking jazzed to hear your meticulous rip! You do make our 12-inch dreams come true that’s the truth. Wow, I feel all tingly! You are unbelievably extraordinary.




    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are making me blush Jeff lol 🙂


    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    LOL @ Paul, I’m sure Paul hopes Jeff is a girl 🙂

    BTW, nice re-rip!

    My name is Davos and I’m a 12inch Mixoholic 🙂


  5. Dougal Says:

    Looking forward to listening to this. It’s a shame you don’t have any more Yello tracks – I was looking forward to a themed week. Yello are such an underrated band, they were leading innovators of sampling back in the early 80s. I remember reading an interview with them when they said Boris Blank bought a disk of samples for his emulator (when you had to do that sort of thing) and 100 out of the 150 on the disk were sampled from Yello tracks (or something along those lines.)

    I do enjoy ‘theme’ weeks by the way – hoping for more of them although I guess if you actively dislike an artist then a weeks worth of rips may feel a bit of a grind. Things like film soundtracks, producers / remixers etc themes are always a good shout. Keep up the good work!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I try to do themed weeks when I can Dougal. As I get more Yello singles I will post them 🙂


  6. Junior Says:

    I was just listening to this the other day

    Glad you re-ripped this in 24bit

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  7. Osc Says:

    Fast service indeed. 😉 Thank you, Paul. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Osc. I aim to please 🙂


  8. Piffard Says:

    I remeber this!

    Remeber the video,how it sound…

    Was something of catcphrase in my mind,and still,sometimes…

    Thanks Paul,it’s something pleasant you made me remeber of.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Piffard 🙂


  9. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Was awaiting a re-up on this for some years!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Neil!


  10. Stefano Says:

    A new re-rip, that’s always great news! Thanks Paul.
    I hope you will re-rip Promises by Streisand soon, we’ve been waiting soooo long for that one…


  11. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for posting this. I have a big Yello collection, including this one, but your rips are obviously much cleaner than mine! I had the pleasure of seeing Dieter Meier in concert last year, and then met Boris Blank a few weeks later at the launch of his Electrified box set. Both were charming and charismatic, cool and stylish. Who says you should never meet your heroes? lol


  12. Jason Says:

    Thank you for this Paul.


  13. woz Says:

    One of my favorite tunes! Thanks!


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