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Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 3rd, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
A. Front

Happy Easter

“Bring On the Dancing Horses” is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released on 14 November 1985. It was the only new single to be included on their 1985 compilation album Songs to Learn & Sing. According to the liner notes that accompany the CD release of the album, the song was recorded specifically for the John Hughes film Pretty in Pink, the soundtrack of which also includes it. The song reached number 21 on the UK Singles Chart and number 15 on the Irish Singles Chart.

In a retrospective review of the single, Allmusic journalist Stewart Mason said that the layers of synths on the song and Ian McCulloch’s overdubbed vocals on the chorus add to the “psychedelic haze of the track”. Mason wrote: “Bring On the Dancing Horses has a dreamily catchy chorus and a nice melody.”

This US 12″ promo comes housed in a custom Sire records sleeve the image appears only on one side.

SIDE A:
Bring On The Dancing Horses (7″ Version) 4:00

SIDE B:
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Extended Mix) 5:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– PRO-A-2398
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Laurie Latham
Written-By – McCulloch*, Pattinson*, De Freitas*, Sergeant*

NOTES:
From the LP: “SONGS TO LEARN & SING”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
Made In U.S.A.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

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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28 Responses to “Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    Fantastic! Was watching an old 1983 concert of theirs only this week on youtube. 🙂 (search: Rockpalast)

    Thanks Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty. I will check out that concert for sure 🙂

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  2. VanceMan Says:

    Another track that I didn’t know had an extended version! And it’s one of my favorite Echo & the Bunnymen songs. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    One of my favorites too VanceMan love how haunting and really beautiful this song is. Very overlooked 🙂

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  3. Chris Says:

    One of my all-time favorite 80’s songs. Definitely in the top 10.

    Keep it up, Paul. You’re batting 1000.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you chris 🙂

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  4. micmij Says:

    This is really appreciated, Paul! From memory there was a glitch on the CD re-issue version of the extended mix and this will probably sound better, anyway 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    thank you Micmij 🙂

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  5. Millcity7 Says:

    I love this song. I have a CD of the remix so I can’t wait to compare the difference.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you enjoy my transfer Millcity7 🙂

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  6. Mike C. Says:

    Wow. Fantastic week. Thank you so much!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike C 🙂

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  7. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  8. Dougal Says:

    It seem like such a minor quibble considering the work you put in but considering your drive for perfection… your site category tag is spelled wrong (“Echo and the Bunntmen”)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s taken care of Dougal. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  9. gonzalo76 Says:

    Thank you very much!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gonzalo76 🙂

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  10. Mike Says:

    LOVE this song. Didn’t notice it much when I first picked up the Pretty In Pink soundtrack. Now it’s probably tied for Killing Moon as my favorite E&TBm track. Thanks, Paul, and have a great weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I would agree Mike I love “Killing Moon” too 🙂

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  11. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. I didn’t know there was an extended version of this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jason 🙂

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  12. woz Says:

    Great song – thanks for the post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂

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  13. Jeff Says:

    Happy Easter Dear Paul! I actually waited to download the track today, Easter Sunday. I love how you’re so clever to give us this “Bunnymen” song on this weekend. Little touches like that bring so much joy into my heart and life. Thank you for such an incredible week of classic 80’s tracks. You do such a fabulous job touching on all the points of this decade’s music (and the 90’s too!). From the familiar to the not so familiar to those incredible obscure surprises, you pull out all-the-stops Paul! You are so perfect, I raise a chocolate bunny in your honor. Enjoy the day and thank you ever once again for your beautiful crusade to bring the world so much love and delight with all our favorite (and soon to be favorite) music!!!

    Big Hug,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Big hug Jeff thank you 🙂

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  14. Saucer People Says:

    Brilliant quality as always!

    All My Colours (Zimbo) is probably my favourite track overall along with the Crocodiles album but the Dancing Horses 12 inch mix comes pretty close – another great remix is the 12 inch ‘Discotheque’ remix of Never Stop from 1983 – It would be great to find all the single mixes on a single album!

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  15. Grant Says:

    Thank you for this!

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