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The B-52’s – Summer Of Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 6th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Summer of Love” is the first single from the album Bouncing off the Satellites by The B-52’s. The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it their highest entry (1994’s “(Meet) The Flintstones” would reach the same position on the chart). The original version of the song was released on The B-52’s compilation album, Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation.

SIDE A:
Summer Of Love (Summer Party Mix) 6:04

SIDE B:
Summer Of Love (Love Dub) 7:47
Summer Of Love (Single Edit) 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Summer Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-20509
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Graphics [Photo Manipulation] – Elmi Graphics, John Barry (8)
Photography By – Keith Strickland
Producer – Tony Mansfield
Producer [Additional], Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – C. Wilson*, K. Pierson*, K. Strickland*, R. Wilson*

NOTES:
From the forthcoming 5-52’s album Bouncing Off The Satellites on Warner Bros. Records.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
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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25 Responses to “The B-52’s – Summer Of Love (US 12″)”

  1. Marty Says:

    Thank you so much, Paul! I just love this song so, so much! “Orange popsicles and lemonade”!!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marty 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    The perfect song to dream about warmer weather and to help us all thaw out from the winter doldrums. It’s also the perfect record to usher in the weekend. This has been such a grand week here on BTG. Once again, when you deliver, you deliver BIG TIME!! You provide the perfect escape from the humdrum Paul. I feel so much happier just stopping by your exquisite site everyday.

    Have a marvelous weekend and thanks for all the music!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oh yes I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Don’t forget to spring forward on Sunday 🙂 Have a great weekend Jeff.

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  3. NKelly Says:

    How fantastic! Can’t thank you enough for this. Sad it’s Friday i’d be hoping there was more of The B-52’s to come had these posts been Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu lol. Thanks loads

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You never know what might happen on Monday. I might have a surprise up my sleeve 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    As ever i look forward to each new Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on here but maybe just that little bit extra now for next week… 🙂

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  4. ex15 Says:

    Awesome, what more can I say!

    Thanks Paul.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ex15 🙂

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  5. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul for The B-52’s posts.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  6. 80spornstar Says:

    Many people might disagree but this is just my personal opinion… This is the best The B-52’s tune!

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    Thomas Reply:

    I agree!

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  7. Dean Says:

    I had this single many years ago. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Jason Says:

    Loved this album when it was released. Thanks for the B-52’s songs so far. Any chance we could get to hear “Love Shack” and/or “Roam. Thanks Paul.

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  9. Thomas Says:

    Love this song! One of my favorite B-52’s…a very under rated gem from their vast catalog. Great job Paul! Thanks.

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  10. cdmaniac Says:

    Love this!!! This & “She Brakes for Rainbows”, two of my favorite latter day B-52 tracks!!
    So light & airy &….Summmery. Thanks Paul.

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  11. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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  12. Junior Says:

    Thanks again Paul 🙂

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  13. Dirik Says:

    However much I appreciate all the listening opportunities you offer me with the remixes, with this song I still prefer the album-mix. That’s got a more slick but nostalgic RoxyMusic-vibe, which i like. Why is it that so much of the 80’s are full of generic handclaps since Let’s all chant? But since Shep’s got a huge following, i am probably annoying a lot of people, sorry on forehand 😉 But still an enormous thank you paul for crossing so many brigdes in the musical landscape, wouldn’t miss it 😉

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  14. Todd Says:

    One of my favourite B-52s songs. This was actually the first track of theirs I remember hearing… Loved it then, love it now. Thanks Paul!

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  15. Tyson Says:

    Thanks for all the B-52s posts Paul, they bring back so many wonderful memories!

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  16. Yog Says:

    Never heard this song before , always thought of this band as a one hit wonder with Love Shack as the big hit of their career.

    How I stand corrected !! I LOVE THIS SONG !!

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    NKelly Reply:

    One hit wonder lol. Rock lobster? Love shack? Roam? Good stuff? (Meet) The Flintstones? They deserve dozens of hits but way too ‘out there’ for most tastes / radio stations / people to give them a chance!

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  17. woz Says:

    Never heard this version before – thanks!

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