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Sharpe & Niles – Famous People (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 22nd, 2015


A. Front


“Famous People” was the second single and title track from British musician Bill Sharpe’s debut solo album. The track featured lead vocals by English singer Tessa Niles. Niles is best known for singing backing vocals for a variety of contemporary artists such as Duran Duran and Pet Shop Boys. The single failed to attract any attention and failed to chart.

The “Dub Version” is exclusive to this release.

Famous People (U.S. Remix) 7:15
Performed By – Sharpe & Niles
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Michael Brauer*
Written-By – W. Sharpe*, R. Odell*

Famous People (Dub Version) 6:05
Performed By – Sharpe & Niles
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Michael Brauer*
Written-By – W. Sharpe*, R. Odell*

Peace 4:08
Performed By – Bill Sharpe
Producer [Associate], Engineer – Nick Smith (4)
Producer, Vocals [Uncredited] – Bill Sharpe
Written-By – W. Sharpe*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Polydor ‎– POSPX 735-DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

Photography By – Steve Cartwright

Photography taken at Julie’s, Holland Park

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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 “Sharpe & Niles – Famous People (UK 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Paul!!! Ooh and Ah!! What a way to start the week. I’m not familiar with this song, but I’m really excited that the Latin Rascals are involved with it. You’ve been filling in so many gaps over the years to my Latin Rascal collection and I really have to hand it to you. So looking forward to when I get home to check this one out. Thanks and more THANKS!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I think you will like this one lots of fun Rascaly edits 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    What a fantastic song this is Paul. Thanks for turning me on to this track and again for a record with Latin Rascals’ edits! Tony and Albert did a mice job with this one. Nothing too crazy, but great percussive effects. Loved the cowbell here. Sort of reminded me (in a way) of Boytronic’s “You” with the percussion. Loved the vocals and I’m looking forward to more from this band.

    Thanks again!



  2. omar Says:

    Paul you’re awesome. Thankyou. This is really a rarity. Bill Sharpe’s collaboration with Gary Numan is also excellent.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar I have a couple Sharpe & Numan singles 🙂


  3. ex15 Says:

    Horrified I don’t have any Bill Sharpe in my archive!
    Sorted now..

    Thanks Paul, 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Ex15 :0


  4. NKelly Says:

    Please tell me there’s some Sharpe & Numan to come… That would be really awesome!!!


  5. BE.D12" Says:

    Amazing Paul,
    especially for the dub version (only for this UK 12″ promo)!!!

    …now I’ll be waiting for the Sharpe & Numan “Change your mind”,
    and hope that you got also Thomas Leer “Heartbeat”[cardiac mix].


    woz Reply:

    That Thomas Leer – Heartbeat is fantastic. Good call!


    Gareth Reply:

    I’ll second the request for Thomas Leer Heartbeat (Cardiac Mix. In fact any Thomas Leer from the Scale of Ten era


  6. VanceMan Says:

    The Sharpe / Niles and Sharpe / Numan collaborations were terrific. Happy to see them here! Thank you.


  7. Andrew Says:

    Ditto what Jeff said Paul. Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing this, for the first time. Love me some Latin Rascals stuff.


  8. Thomas Says:

    Great selection Paul. I have the extended mix on Bill Sharpe’s CD, but very happy to get the dub which is only on the promo 12″. Thanks for this one.


  9. woz Says:

    I try not to request much, but if you happen to have Radio Heart – Radio Heart lying around….


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