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Thomas Leer – Heartbeat (Cardiac Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 17th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

REQUEST

“Heartbeat” is a 1985 single by Scottish musician Thomas Leer who as well as releasing a number of albums and singles in his own right, was also one half (the other being Claudia Brücken) of the 1980s synth-pop band Act. “Heartbeat” was taken from Leer’s fifth studio album The Scale Of Ten.

SIDE A:
Heartbeat (Cardiac Mix) 7:53

SIDE B:
Control Yourself (Out Of Control Mix) 8:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– LEER 222
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Da Gama
Photography By – Peter Anderson (5)
Producer – Dave Allen*
Written-By – Thomas Leer

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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23 Responses to “Thomas Leer – Heartbeat (Cardiac Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    I left this page open from yesterday. Refreshed it. Slow internet. My anticipation building. Had to wait almost 6 seconds for the page to refresh. Then it loads. Whammo! I am filled with joy! Thank you for this post, Paul. You are the best! Always loved this song! 😎

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    woz Reply:

    Paul, this rip sounds fantastic! I have not heard this mix before – only heard the extended mix on the hardest hits volume 1 compilation. The b-side of this record is really good too!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Woz i hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Although not familiar with this song, I do like the band ACT. Thanks for another cool new 12-inch for me Paul. You’ve been introducing me to some great tracks over the past year and I’m grateful. Have a super weekend.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you end up making this one a new favorite Jeff. Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Incredible record Paul! I’m so happy I have it now courtesy of you! It’s making my weekend! Thanks so very much!

    Jeff

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  3. Martijn Says:

    You are remastering a lot! I know how long it takes you so I appreciate it. This is an excellent version of yet another ‘alternative’ track from the 80s, so far only on ‘Hardest Hits’ cd’s and the like that probably used vinyl masters like you did, so, as often, your version is probably better!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Martijn 🙂

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul . I always thought TL was a synth pop genius . However is the Ext. version different from the Cardiac mix?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it is Omar :0

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks so much for this terrific posting. I was listening to Thomas Leer just yesterday, so this was a perfect moment of synchronicity for me.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You have great taste VanceMan 🙂

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  6. Gareth Says:

    Thank you so much for this Paul, a keenly anticipated update. You sir, are the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gareth 🙂

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  7. mothloop Says:

    Oh man, this one is right up my street! Why the A-side to this was left off the 2004 reissue of Scale Of Ten is a mystery. An absolute favorite! As for Act, to me the idea of that pairing is far more wonderful than the reality. Both Mr. Leer and Ms. Brücken are brilliant artists nonetheless and I thank you for this as always.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are most welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  8. Cory Says:

    Yeah baby! LOVE this track – thanks for sharing Paul! As always, you rock!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  9. RA Feutz Says:

    I completely agree with ‘Mothloop’! Thanks for this fine 12 inch!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome RA 🙂

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  10. Jimmy Says:

    Wow, somehow I’d missed this mix! The whole album was really terrific.

    Will you be putting up any 12″ singles from Act? He made some truly underrated tracks with Act.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Jimmy 🙂

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  11. Saucer People Says:

    Many thanks as always for this Paul – I had totally forgotten about this particular mix of Heartbeat, so it was a real pleasure to rediscover it.

    For anyone new to Thomas Leer, I would really recommend checking out his earlier, more shall we say ‘experimental’ music he did, especially with Robert Rental in the late 70s and early eighties, particularly “The Bridge” album – I know the great ‘DIEORDIY2’ blog is a good source.

    This is what I love about BTG, where else can you find such diversity in the choice of music coupled with outstanding rip quality – nowhere, that’s where!

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