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Talk Talk – Such A Shame (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 24th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“Such a Shame” is a song written by Mark Hollis for the English band Talk Talk’s second album It’s My Life (1984).

It was released as the album’s second single in 1984 and became a big hit in continental Europe in 1984 and 1985, reaching the Top 10 in several countries, and becoming a number one in certain territories (their third number one single after the remixed version of their song “Talk Talk” which topped the South African charts in 1983 and the single “It’s My Life” which was number one in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in 1984); but strangely this single was largely ignored in the UK. In the US, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100, and was a Top 20 hit in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.

The Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero US remixes are exclusive to the US 12″ releases.

SIDE A:
Such A Shame (Extended Mix) 6:21

SIDE B:
Such A Shame (Single Version) 3:55
Such A Shame (Dub Mix) 6:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 such A Shame U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #89
1984 Such A Shame U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO-9155 / 9156
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Barbiero
Mastered By – Hw*
Producer – Tim Friese-Greene
Remix – Steve Thompson
Written-By – Mark Hollis

NOTES:
Album Version can be heard on “IT’S MY LIFE”
Recorded In England
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Password: burningtheground

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35 Responses to “Talk Talk – Such A Shame (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Great post! Wow, this is one of my all time favourite 12 inches of the 80’s. Excellent remix, of course. What can we say about Thompson & Barbiero, legendary guys. They made some great mixes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree with you Stefano they are legendary 🙂

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Love T&B of course and like TT but not too familar with this. I shall be listening very soon. Many thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Neil 🙂

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  3. mothlooop Says:

    I know everyone praises Talk Talk’s final two albums, but they’ve always left me cold. And bored. Give me the pop version of the band like on this release. Love it. I’m in total agreement with Stefano up there. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul for this excellent single.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Maggi M Says:

    Great posting Paul….i think only the dub mix is an exclusive on this promo.
    That was never released anywhere else.
    Cheers from Iceland
    MM

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The single version is as well Maggi M 🙂

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    Khayem Reply:

    The Dub Mix did appear on the CD singles compilation “Asides Besides” in 1998. Much as I like the original 12″ Mix, I really love the Thompson/Barbiero Extended Mix. Interestingly, listen to the band’s live versions of the song from circa 1984-1986 which seem closely based on this latter mix and you might suppose they felt the same way! Thanks Paul, another superlative entry in the Burning The Ground archive. Best wishes, Khayem

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    micmij Reply:

    The Dub Mix was also on the UK 12″ of Dum Dum Girl

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  6. BE.D12'' Says:

    Another great post, Paul!
    is the single version on this US promo 12″ different from the UK 7″ ?
    or is it only the intro that have been changed ?

    any chance to see posted Murray Head (or Robey) “One night in Bangkok” ?
    many thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it is different BE.D12”.

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  7. Jeff Says:

    I’m in agreement with everyone here Paul. This is a great record! Thanks for making it available to us in your own special and remarkable way!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  8. David Says:

    Thanks Paul
    Been after the exclusive 7″ mix on this 12″ forever!!
    Cheers and squeezes
    David

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Squeeze 🙂

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  9. ex15 Says:

    A real favorite of mine, this group.

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul! 🙂

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  10. Daeman Says:

    Thank you so much for this post! Talk Talk are near the top of my list for 80’s pop perfection – thoughtful lyrics and melancholy melodies over 100% danceable rhythms and that incredible fretless bass sound – Appreciate this Dj PaulT!

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    woz Reply:

    I couldn’t have said it any better.

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  11. Alex G Says:

    Regardless of the music, there’s really no excuse for that sleeve.

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  12. Thomas Says:

    Great song Paul. Thanks for the post. There is also a German 12″ with the US mix of Such a shame but on the b-side the somewhat rare US mix of It’s My Life. Any plans to give that one the DJ PaulT treatment?

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  13. micmij Says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Thanks SO much , Paul 🙂

    Like a few others I’m super-psyched to get the US 7″ mix of this track in excellent quality (I’ve only got a scratchy old 7″). I’m hoping you’ve got the Dennis Weinreich remix of “Life’s What You Make It” (UK 12″) to come at some point. I never managed to pick that one up…

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  14. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for this one. I was living in the UK when this came out and missed it completely. However, I remember “Dum Dum Girl” from the same Talk Talk LP being played to death on UK radio.

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  15. Chris Says:

    Thanks for this, Paul.

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  16. Davos Via 45 Says:

    This was a monster hit in Europe! How they missed it in the UK is a mystery to me. Was and is, one of the coolest 80s song. Superb US mixes, still prefer the original 7″, but the US Remix is far better then the standard Extended Mix, and the Dub Mix a special bonus treat!

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  17. Neil Says:

    The Dub Mix is also on 12×12 Original Remixes. Such A Shame (12″ U.S. Remix – Extended Version)was on It’s My Mix and in CD form appears on Maxi Singles 80 Volume 2.

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  18. Conner Says:

    This is a FANTASTIC run of posts the last few days. It’s like Christmas, but with new wave. Thank you!

    Also, going to Columbus, OH in August. Recommendations would be most helpful. 🙂

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  19. Junior Says:

    Great post Paul. Thanks! 🙂

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  20. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! i love this remix.

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  21. Jason Says:

    Such a great song. Thank you Paul.

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  22. woz Says:

    Awesome post, Paul!

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  23. dreamtime Says:

    Thanx for this rip, Paul!
    Might have to revisit my dreamtime mix of this song now…

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  24. Erik Says:

    Lovely, I had this one in the eighties on vinyl. Then someone borrowed it, and I had only a lousy copy on a tape for 30 years. Thanks for this post,

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