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New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 28th, 2015


A. Front


**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 (Extended Version) 4:00
Executive-Producer – Jheryl Busby
Written-By, Producer – Ray Parker Jr.

Mr. Telephone Man (Instrumental) 3:59

Delicious 4:36
Executive-Producer – Jheryl Busby
Producer – Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph
Written-By – D. Sembello*, D. Batteau*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
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
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: R&B, Synth-pop

Design – Torchlight (2)
Mastered By – JA*

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

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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16 Responses to “New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    First things first, I love the cover art for today’s and yesterday’s postings Paul. You showcase the best artwork for our favorite records. Thanks for binging this record back to our present conscious. You’re the best!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jeff. It’s been a kind of a rough day first my internet provider was down most of the day so that put me behind schedule. Then I realized as I explained above that the record sleeve and labels listed the mixes incorrectly aardh. So I kind of feel that this post was a waste of time. I will have to buy another copy that actually contains the “extended version”. Oh well it happens.


    Jeff Reply:

    It’s such a shame Paul. I’m so sorry to hear of things going all wrong for you. It’s been one of those days for me as well. Maybe there’s something happening astrologically that’s affecting the day. Who knows! Please know that I’m really happy to have this pristine rip from you. You work so hard and every effort you put forth I value more than you’ll ever know. I hope the rest of the day and week for that matter goes smoothly for you Paul.

    Most sincerely,



  2. woz Says:

    Keep your chin up! I appreciate your efforts 😎


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Woz I will 🙂


  3. mjb Says:

    Hey, if a whole 12″ side is devoted to just the one song, it will almost surely be the highest quality pressing of this song on vinyl! Best signal-to-noise ratio, at least…well worth the effort and expense.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I know Mjb. The label really messed up this release I was unaware of the “extended version” mistake as it wasn’t listed on Discogs. I have fixed the release on Discogs so maybe someone else won’t have the same issue. I have ordered a copy of the US 12″ promo to replace this one.


  4. Radema Says:

    the other remix paul please!!!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Radema I explained what happened with this release above. I will be posting the other remix soon.


  5. Radema Says:

    tks Paul!


  6. David Says:

    Sometimes the lack of quality control works in our favor. Like when you posted David Bowie’s “Cat People” and it was actually much longer than the sleeve said, but yeah it is irritating. I’ve bought a few singles on E-bay that weren’t what they said also so I feel your pain!


  7. Carlos Says:

    Hola paula grandioso post lo buscaba hace mucho tiempo muchas gracias


  8. Carlos Says:

    Sorry escribi mal pault


  9. Dirk Says:

    Gee-wizz, Paul. Now you’ve mentioned Ray Parker’s A woman needs Love, it’s hauntingly the same. Stock Aitken And Waterman, Modern Talking, Pitbull, and in some ways Meatloaf – eat your heart out. But as long as it nicely done and the sleeves are cool, who cares 😉 Sound is deep, low and asking for sampling, thanx again Paul.


  10. Carlos Says:

    Hola Pault no olvides publicar la otra remezcla, muchas gracias.


  11. alexis Says:

    after 2 days thanks to you finaly i find the clear instrumental no any vocals!!!!!
    amazing music in my life.


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