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The B-52’s – Loveland (France 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 9th, 2015


A. Front

“Loveland” and “Cake” are tracks recorded by American new wave band The B-52’s. Both tracks were produced by David Byrne of Talking Heads. Both songs were taken from the EP Mesopotamia. The original Island Records vinyl & cassette release in the UK contained the extended versions of “Loveland” and “Cake”. This was an error, and the discs were quickly recalled and reissued with the correct version of “Cake” however the extended Loveland remained. These versions never appeared on the American release.

In France both songs were issued as a special 12″ promo. As far as I know neither of these mixes have appeared on CD.

Loveland 8:33

Cake 7:45

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Island Records ‎– 6863 177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: France
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

Engineer – Butch Jones
Producer – David Byrne

Disque Hors-Commerce. Vente Interdite.

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B. Back

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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21 Responses to “The B-52’s – Loveland (France 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow Paul! You really bowl me over! Now this is something quite surprising. I’m so excited to check these rarities out. Thanks for starting the week off right my friend!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂


  2. Dean Says:

    Wow, another amazing find. Thank you for these!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dean 🙂


  3. NKelly Says:

    Awesome my friend. Can’t thank you enough! It’s a real shame that this 12″ didn’t include the 1 other alternative version that being ‘Throw that beat in the garbage can’ at 5.48.


    VanceMan Reply:

    I was just coming to say that the UK version of Mesopotamiaalso contained an extended, remixed version of “Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can.” (I have the UK version and can verify it). I didn’t know any of the three alternate mixes were issued outside of the UK, so today’s post is a surprise for me.


  4. Junior Says:

    I’m really enjoying these B-52 posts

    Thanks again Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  5. Todd Says:

    Really enjoying the B-52s series Paul. Never heard this one – thanks for sharing such a rare find.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd 🙂


  6. dj biffy Says:

    Great post Paul. Knew this existed, but never could find it. Hung out backstage with the band years ago at the Mizner Center in Boca Raton, Florida. They are as funny backstage as they are on stage. Had the whole audience up on their feet & dancing in the aisles through the whole show. Once again, thank you,


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dj Biffy. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Sounds fun 🙂


  7. Jason Says:

    WOW Thank you Paul. Never knew these versions existed. Can’t wait to hear them.


  8. mothloop Says:

    I believe you are correct that these versions have never been officially released on CD. Unfortunately Warner Bros. felt it necessary to include the Mesopotamia remixes on the Mesopotamia/Party Mix CD. As you and VanceMan stated, there were few places where Mr. Byrne’s intended versions of the tracks were distributed. From what I understand, Warners were underwhelmed with the more experimental sound Mr. Byrne crafted for the band. I spent a good deal of time tracking down a ”decent” FLAC copy of the unremixed 1982 MLP release, and it’s really, really terrific (not the quality of the rip, but the music… hint, hint 🙂 Anyway, I usually don’t say all this much so I’m tired now. Thanks for all you do!


  9. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul with your B-52s posts. Do u also have Channel Z?


    Jason Reply:

    I forgot about that one. What a great song. Altogether now – “gettin’ nothin’ but static” lol


    rough-diamond Reply:

    “Channel Z” is available in the “Love Shack” maxi CD!


  10. Dave Says:

    Thanx Paul for all the B-52’s posts! I’d heard of these tracks but never heard them before (these original versions, anyway)


  11. Ezequiel Says:

    Hello again, hello
    Just came to say hello
    I know it has nothing to do
    With the B-52’s,
    And I know it’s late
    But I couldn’t wait,



  12. Jermajesty Says:

    I’m not a massive fan of B-52s or David Byrne, but he also produced one of my favourite and most perfect albums of the 80s (Waiting by Fun Boy Three). This B-52s track came out a year before the FB3 album so am keen to hear how he cut his teeth. 🙂


  13. woz Says:

    Great post! Thanks


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