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Real Life – Send Me An Angel (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 29th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted September 1, 2011

“Send Me an Angel” is a 1983 song by Australian band Real Life. Initially released on Real Life’s debut album Heartland, it is the band’s most well-known song. This version originally peaked in early 1984 in the US at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s biggest chart success, however, was in 1989, where an updated version entitled “Send Me an Angel ’89” surpassed the original version from 1983. “Send Me An Angel ’89” reached a peak of No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1989 in the US. Both versions are very similar; the 1989 version is missing the louder “claps” in the chorus and the drums sound much less electronic, more like an acoustic kit, as opposed to the typical 1980s electronic drums sound heard on the original. The song is prominently featured in the 1989 film The Wizard, the 1986 film Rad, and the 1987 film Teen Wolf Too.

SIDE A:
Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) 5:42

SIDE B:
Send Me An Angel 3:54
Like A Gun 3:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORT:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Send Me An Angel U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #29
1983 send Me An Angel U.S. Billboard Dance Club Plays #54

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Curb Records ‎– MCA-13977, Wheatley Records ‎– MCA-13977
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Cover [Cover Concept], Art Direction – Peter McArthur
Photography By – Gilles Terrier
Producer, Mixed By – Ross Cockle
Written-By – D. Sterry*, R. Zatorski*

NOTES:
Recorded at AAV Studios, Melbourne, Australia

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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 Removal: 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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23 Responses to “Real Life – Send Me An Angel (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Paul you’re an angel! Thanks so much. The original mix of this song was far better than the late 80s remixes!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    I can’t resist Paul, but you surely are an Angel yourself for re-posting this classic record. I so love the original and I also loved the ’89 version too, but no one really plays this version anymore, so that’s what makes you so extraordinary because you present these wonderful archives of an artists’ back catalog in beautiful fidelity. I love this band and really enjoyed their other singles as well.

    This has been a super week Paul for music. Thanks so much (AGAIN) for all of your tireless hard work! This seems to be the year of the re-rip and you’re making all of us so very happy to get all the great songs that we couldn’t get when we discovered BTG! Ah, you’ve put me in a divine mood!

    Enjoy your weekend and many, many thanks!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I have been trying to re-rip as many of the old catalog as I can while throwing new stuff too. It’s fun looking back at records that I have already stored away. It feels like I am seeing them for the first time again. Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    I can imagine how fun it must be, looking at the records that you once posted, but have taken them out again. Sort of like reacquainting oneself with old friends. Oh Paul, thanks for making this an almost mission in your life giving old dance records a chance to touch a new generation of listeners and for those of us who adore this type of music. I’m getting chills just typing these words. There’s so much you’ve already done and will continue to do. I’m just happy and enthused that you have a loyal fan base who loves what you do too. I love the fans here on Burning The Ground. These folks have fantastic tastes in music and I love all the tidbits they add as well to flesh out the postings even more. AND, most of all, I believe these tracks have never sounded better than when they come out through your diligence. We are hearing them like we have new ears. They are exquisite. You are a Super Hero Paul when it comes to rescuing, preserving and relishing music. You make the artists/producers/mixers/remixers so proud!!

    Best,

    Jeff

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  3. Stefano Says:

    All these re-rips these last days, great work! Hopefully you’ll do ‘Promises’ real soon, because I can hardly wait any longerrrrr 🙁 🙂

    Nice to give this track a rebirth. I like the original version more than the remix. Thanks! And have a great weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano. I am working on “Promises” I promise lol. Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Okay, okay, I won’t beg anymore 🙂

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  4. BE.D12'' Says:

    Finally I’ve got it!
    Many thanks to you, Paul!!!
    you’re incredible.

    Any chance to see posted also Secret Service “Flash in the night” ?
    or Industry “State of the nation” ?
    thanks again, have a great weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12”. I know I have the Industrial 12″ will try to post it soon 🙂

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    BE.D12'' Reply:

    I don’t if it is the same band but the song is “State of the nation” (1983),
    a great success!
    thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah that’s the one typo 🙂

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    Christian Reply:

    Tragically that track never had any remixes or extended versions, AFAIK. Just album version and edit.

    Similar to Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer”, that suffered the same fate…

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  5. Robert Says:

    And this one, just fabulous. Thanks as always DJPT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Robert 🙂

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  6. Jason Says:

    Great song and IMHO this version blows the remix away. As an aussie it’s always great to hear some of the local music meticulously ripped by you. I have begun to do some myself but they never come out as well as yours. If you get a chance see if you can find and listen to a band by the name of Koo De Tah. They have a couple of great songs “Too Young For Promises” and “Think Of Me”. Cheers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Keep trying Jason you’ll get there. I have two of koo De Tah’s single’s “Body Talk” and “Too Young For Promises” I will be posting those soon 🙂

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    Jason Reply:

    That would be great thanks Paul. If you can get a copy of Think Of Me grab it. It’s a great song.

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    Kyler Reply:

    All awesome singles..! Also, “Missed You All Along” by them is really good, too!!

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  7. Davos Via 45 Says:

    This was mega huge in Europe, even no.1 in a few countries. One of those great songs that you immediately associate with the 80s decade. Thumbs up!

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  8. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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  9. naram Says:

    Thank You , is great track , by chance you do not have anything box – Living in Oblivion (The Living Mix), I would greatly appreciate if you have it and you can climb. a greeting.

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  10. Grant Says:

    I’d never heard this song before – cool one! Thanks!

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