Posted by DjPaulT on May 15th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
New 2015 Re-Rip!
First time in 24bit Flac!
Originally posted October 3, 2011
“Obsession” is a 1983 song covered in 1984 by the group Animotion. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV.
“Obsession” was originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des Barres in 1983. This version was played in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, during a scene in which Christopher Atkins bumps and grinds in Lesley Ann Warren’s face in sync with the rhythm of the song. The song was featured on the film’s soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts. That version was also featured in the theatrical trailer to the 1986 film 9½ Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.
The Los Angeles-based synth-pop band Animotion recorded a version of the tune for their self-titled debut album, released in 1984. This version became a massive success, and it remains Animotion’s biggest hit.
Obsession (Dance Mix) 6:00
Obsession (Special Dub Mix) 5:31
Mixed By – Mark Berry
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#6|
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#35|
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||#3|
Label: Mercury – 880 266-1 Q
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Special versions from the LP “ANIMOTION”
Find the 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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