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Barbra Streisand – Promises (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 26th, 2015


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New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
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Originally posted July 22, 2011

“Promises” was the fourth single taken from Barbra Streisand’s twenty-second studio album Guilty. Produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees “Promises”, a more disco-oriented track released in May 1981, reached as high as number forty-eight. This song was also released on Streisand’s first commercially released 12″ single as a solo artist following her 1979 duet with Donna Summer, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, and two promotional singles released for “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)” in 1975, and “The Main Event/Fight” in 1979.

This US promo 12″ contains the “Special Version” on both sides.

Promises (Special Version) 5:55

Promises (Special Version) 5:55

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1981 Promises U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #48
1981 Promises U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #1


Label: Columbia ‎– 43 02089
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Pop
Style: Disco, Pop/Rock

Executive-Producer – Charles Koppelman
Producer – Albhy Galuten, Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson
Written-By – B. Gibb*, R. Gibb*

Special Version Of The Columbia Lp: “GUILTY”

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
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 Removal: 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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15 Responses to “Barbra Streisand – Promises (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Paul!! Stefano must be in orgasmic pleasure with this re-rip!! I’m so excited for him. So looking forward to this record too. Reminds me of the old disco Friday’s postings. I’m always amazed by what the community here likes by their comments and such. Things that I absolutely SWOON over, is sometimes met with not much excitement. Ah well, everyone has their faves and I have mine. I hope everyone responds passionately to this record. I love Ms. Streisand!!

    Thanks Paul for a fantastic week of postings. You deserve a wonderful weekend!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I alwys loved this track and wanted to really make the new rip shine so iy has taken a while to get it done. Now it’s here and it is such a great day for many. Enjoy and have a happy weekend 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    I love when you take your time with your records Paul. It certainly shows with the final product. All good things come to those of us who wait. And you’re right, this is a great day!!

    In Celebration!



  2. Stefano Says:

    Okay, first let me get some tissues. I’m all wet….
    You kept me waiting a long time Paulie! But today is the day we get the all new and excellent re-rip of this rare remix of ‘Promises’. Whoehoe, so verrrrry happy with it. Thanks a million. What a great way to end this week. And I believe, after the terrible massacre in Charleston last week, many people in the US are very happy today as well. Congrats to all the US gays, it took a while, but better late than never shall we say. I’m happy for you, equal rights is part of democracy.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I couldn’t agree with you more Stefano. It is a great day! I am so happy that you pleased with the rip my friend. Sorry for keeping you waiting so long 🙂


  3. John Says:

    This is a great re-rip. This one has so more presence in the higher partials, which adds sharpness to the treble and overall clarity. Is the difference in just the needle you’re using? Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    John it’s a combination of things mostly the needle plus I stopped using Click Repair and started manually removing clicks/pops. Another thing is my new turntable no more background hum from the motor. I have also upgraded the tube in my pre-amp. I would say however the biggest factor is the needle and manual declicking. Enjoy 🙂


  4. Joey Says:

    The sound isn’t too far off from Daft Punk. This whole album has always been a Guilty pleasure of mine. It reminds me of when I was a child and the family car had a cassette player and this was one of the tapes that got heavy rotation when we would go on trips. Fantastic rip by the way… Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joey 🙂


  5. ex15 Says:

    My wife and I, adored the album upon it’s release and I have to say this is one of the best (uptempo) tracks on the album. I never knew “dance/alternate” versions existed!

    Thanks for a real surprise and for the rip, Paul 🙂


  6. Radema Says:

    Hi Paul

    Could you please remaster again Stevie Nicks – I Can’t Wait (US 12”)?


  7. Junior Says:

    Wonderful production – Thanks Paul 🙂


  8. woz Says:

    I have only missed a few downloads before the files were taken down, and this was one of them. I have been anxiously awaiting a rerip. Today is a good day! Thank you 🙂


  9. Stefano Says:

    I have now listened to this re-rip a few times, I must say that it is FAR better than the original rip. Wow, what a difference. Sharper sound in the higher frequencies. A better pressing as well, if I’m correct. Thank you again Paul, I’m very happy with your re-rip.


  10. HiDefBear Says:

    Didn’t you use to offer “Shine, Shine (Extended Version)” by Mr. Gibb? I’ve recently gotten into FLAC playback and was looking for that track.


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