Posted by DjPaulT on July 28th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
**Great quality control by MCA Records. I bought this record for the requester thinking it included the “Extended Version” as shown on the sleeve and labels. However once playing it I discovered it was only the 4:00 version. Also the “Instrumental Version” is not listed on the sleeve or labels. Really irritates me that I could not deliver what I had planned. I will have to find another copy that actually contains the “Extended Version” for a later post.**
“Mr. Telephone Man” is a 1984 song by New Edition, and the second single from their eponymous second album, New Edition.
“Mr. Telephone Man” included lead vocals from Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown with a rap by Michael Bivins and was written by Ray Parker, Jr. The song was originally recorded by teenage singer Junior Tucker, who included the song on his self-titled debut album on Geffen Records in 1983. It is almost exactly the same song as Parker’s earlier hit “A Woman Needs Love”. He also produced the original version as well as the cover by New Edition.
The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was the group’s third number-one single on the Black Singles chart.
Mr. Telephone Man (Instrumental) 3:59
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1984/85||Mr. Telephone Man||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#12|
|1984/85||Mr. Telephone Ma||U.S. Billboard Not Black Singles||#1|
Label: MCA Records – MCAT 938
Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Mispress
Style: R&B, Synth-pop
Track A1 is mislabeled as “Extended Version” it is actually the 4:00 version
Track A2 isn’t credited on the sleeve or labels.
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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