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Plan 8 – Undecided (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 20th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

REQUEST

“Undecided” is a 1985 single by Australian synth-pop duo Plan 8 formed by members Cat Critch and Phill Colville. The short lived duo only released two singles and then fell into obscurity. Plan 8 never released a full length album.

SIDE A:
Undecided (Extended Mix) 8:07

SIDE B:
Work Of Art 3:53
Undecided (Second Mix) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Very Good Plus

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– ED-137
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Phill Colville
Lyrics By, Vocals – Cat Critch
Producer – John Bee, Plan 8
Written-By – Critch*, Colville*

NOTES:
Recorded July 1985

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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23 Responses to “Plan 8 – Undecided (Australia 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for the rare stuff.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, thanks for starting off the week right for me. I’ve always heard of the band, but I can’t say I’ve heard the record. So, it’s a new discovery for me. I absolutely love these and I appreciate the requests you get too as it helps fill in the gaps to my own likes and favorites. As you know, I’m obsessed with the 12-inch and welcome any new mixes that will make me move!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. I absolutely love this track that loungy acapella intro then a huge synth-pop dance beat. Great record should have been massive 🙂

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    woz Reply:

    Holy crap, you ain’t kidding! That beat is good!

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    Jeff Reply:

    This record is superb! Thank you Paul and for the one who requested this one in the first place. The song and mix is epic and driving and everything I could ever dream about in the perfect 80’s record. How did this one escape our airwaves, clubs and ears!?! Thanks Paul for your extreme generosity.

    Jeff

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  3. Wolfie Says:

    Wolfie loves it so much when something obscure and unheard of (by him) appears! Thanks for making me howwwwwl with delight again xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think I can hear you Wolfie 🙂

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  4. Wolfie Says:

    So many unheard of 12” singles that I never knew existed Paul – a great treasure trove of goodies – thanks again x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wolfie 🙂

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  5. micmij Says:

    Wow, I’m from Australia and have never heard of this, Paul! I’ll give it a listen, though 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Micmij hope you enjoy it mate 🙂

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  6. woz Says:

    Thank you to whoever requested this and to you, Paul, for introducing this great track. Never heard of the band before. Love it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is good to know Woz I never know how my readers will react to these obscure singles 🙂 One of my favorites.

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  7. mono Says:

    I second everyone in the comments, as much as I listen to 80s music I had never heard this band before, so thanks for the nice synthpop treat! While looking for more of this band, I found the channel of the lead singer: https://www.youtube.com/user/MsCatCritch/videos

    Lots of unreleased New Wave-Synthpop tunes there. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It is a fun channel Mono 🙂

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  8. Dirk Says:

    Great discovery for me, thanx Paul! Geniusly put together, this Plan-8-sound. Hi-energy, new wave, disco, jazz, early house-vibes. Cool voice with a smokey subculture-cured edge. Annie lennox, some banshees, Giorgio Moroder and aerobics-on-dietpills come to mind spontaniously. Nice to see Divine’s hairdresser branched out in the 80’s 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I could not have described it better Dirk 🙂

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  9. Erwin Says:

    Paul, can I utter multiple thanks over and over again for doing this for me. So pleased the vinyl reached you safely and even more pleased that you love the track as well!

    I first saw Plan 8 at a Sydney gay pub that many of their youtube videos are also shot in. They were hugely popular on the Sydney pub/club scene – sad that Phil passed away a couple of years after this track was recorded and release. I believe Cat Critch now resides in Perth (my home town) on the west coast of Australia. I wonder if I’ll ever ‘bump’ into her.

    So glad you applied your magic touch to reviving this lost 12″. You’re fantastic!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Erwin it was a lot of fun to work on. So sorry to hear about Phil so many great artists passed away during that time period. Please let us know if you ever bump into Cat 🙂

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    Erwin Reply:

    Phil, bumping into Cat would be wonderfully random.

    I’ve also become aware that there’s a Facebook page “Plan 8 : Phill Colville & Cat Critch” that you can follow and has so many of their videos that isn’t distributed by the Cat Critch youtube channel someone had mentioned previously.

    Seems their could be a documentary about Plan 8 in production late last year as Cat mentions a “movie” in a post late in 2014. Anyway you’ll ‘hear’ a lot more of their music through the Facebook page.

    Again – you’re a champ!

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  10. pd Says:

    fyi: There’s a Plan 8 Live LP entitled: “You Were There”.
    released in 1987 Triple Deuce / Mighty Boy Records MB222 L3
    recorded live at the Albury Hotel, 1985

    Track List:
    Side A: Highway | He’s The One | I Love This Hell | Venus |
    Side B: I Can’t Take It Back | Steps of Reality | I Love You | Strange Sweetheart | Undecided | Loose Change |

    Thank-you for all your great work

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  11. skippystu Says:

    Thanks for this brilliant upload. I have the 12″ of this incredible track and had attempted my own Audition cleanup – but your skills far surpass mine. Thank you so much!

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