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Ministry – Work For Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 25th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Work for Love” is a single by industrial metal band Ministry, who at the time were a new wave/synthpop band. The song was released as the second single from the band’s debut album, With Sympathy. In the United States the song debuted on the Billboard dance chart on February 19, 1983 spending eleven weeks on the survey peaking at #20.

SIDE A:
Work For Love (Extended Version) 6:26

SIDE B:
Work For Love (Short Version) 3:57
Work For Love (Dub Version) 6:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Work For Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #20

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– CP 726
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Cover Design] – Brian Shanley (2), Jim Nash (2)
Producer – Ian Taylor, Vince Ely
Written-By – Al Jourgensen

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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31 Responses to “Ministry – Work For Love (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Omar Says:

    OMG!!! Paul you’re fabulous !! This is one of my favorite singles from the 80s . Thanks so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    I’m feeling a full-on RUSH!!! Paul, how many times can I possibly thank you for bringing this gem to light!! Even when they released Ministry’s album “With Sympathy” a few years ago, the 12-inch was sadly left off. I love this first incarnation of Ministry. I know that Alain Jourgensen loathes and despises anything to do with his Arista label, but I just can’t help but enjoy his output in the early eighties. I loved his faux British snarl on here and his “WORK!!” “FOR LOVE” and the wonderful background vocalists. That bass lined and keyboards. This is an all-time favorite of mine Paul and I am over-the-moon excited to go on home and check it out!! To this day, I sometimes will, for no apparent reason, exclaim, “Work!” “For Love!” Ah, the old days of Ministry. Ooh, so great to have the other versions because they have added vocals. Wow, Paul, you are just a Prince for doing this single and re-introducing a classic Classic to your fans here on your site!!! Thanks for all your…..”WORK!!!”

    Emotionally,

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    I meant to say, additional lyrics, not vocals. Sometimes, I just get too excited for what you do and what I hear and don’t fully concentrate on what I type. Oh Paul, I am just so elated and THRILLED by everything you do. My heart’s beating so fast right now. Only a few more hours to go, and then it’s Ministry worship (actually DjPaulT worship!!) You are a GOD Paul. A God!!!

    Reverently,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff you have superb taste. I hope that you have a great time listening to this 12″ 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Jesus H, Paul, I’m knocked over to see Ministry on BTG! I’d say this was second only to Somethin’ Outta’ Nothing in terms of things I’d least likely expect you to post – I love your surprises!

    BITD I’d only ever heard rumours of Ministry’s Synthpop past, But never found it myself (I’m talking pre-YouTube of course) so can’t wait to finally hear this!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You just never know what I have planned Jermajesty. I have such varied taste but I especially love new wave/synth-pop. I think you are gonna like this one 🙂

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  4. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks so much for this post. I thought for sure I had these mixes in my collection, but I didn’t (well, not until now!).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanveMan 🙂

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  5. Keith Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to find a good quality file of this track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Keith. Enjoy! 🙂

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Keith isn’t the only one! Paul, likewise, I’ve been waiting many, many years to have a decent quality transfer of the extended version of “Work for Love”! However, your transfer/remaster isn’t decent. It is stunning! At last! Thank you, again, Paul for your wonderful work!

    As others have mentioned, this 12″ of “Work for Love” was left off the 2012 Eastworld reissue of “With Sympathy”. Unfortunately, the sound on the reissue is terribly brick-walled, too, so it’s nice having better quality versions of this track.

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  6. Adrian Labat Says:

    I have to say I’m impressed with your work everytime I stop in BTG, I have lot of downloads to make, read (I definitely LOVE your comments, I use to save pages and audios.. I told you this loooooong time ago… in the old site) and listen the precious work you made in every case… too much fun!
    I use to return here time to time and I find GEMS and GEMS and MORE and MORE!
    I love all time music in general and I feel a connection in our tastes (Duran Duran, Olivia, Tina, George Michael, Madonna, Cyndi, etc….). I want to tell you I was involved in music all my life, but in my country (Argentina) was hard to find 12” and 7” imports during the 80’s, so in my travels I could bought some stuff in those days. Then I had stores and I kept my collection alive trying to find old and new stuff also in CDS. BUT you use to put the best editions.. those “impossible to find” remixes… My face use to be in a “wow” state… haha
    I follow you since the start in the old site and I still can’t believe the passion you still put here!
    I APRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK, your state of mind and heart: TO SHARE, your KINDNESS answering every visitor, you are a HUGE PERSON! .
    THANK YOU PAL!!!!!!!!! <3

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for sharing your memories with us Adrian Labat. It made me very happy reading your comment 🙂

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  7. Robert Says:

    Just an excellent, excellent choice Paul! Once in a while you just stop by my house and give me the digital rebirth of my favorite 12″es. This one is no exception. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Robert 🙂

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  8. Thomas Says:

    Excellent selection Paul. Definitely brought a smile to my face when I checked out the site today. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Thomas 🙂

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  9. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! Never heard this mixes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  10. Joey Says:

    Wow Paul. This is awesome! Thanks for posting this. A definite lost classic, but I am partial to “With Sympathy” era Ministry. Thank You.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jory 🙂

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  11. Jeff Says:

    I’m still in celebration over this wonderful rip Paul! You see, early Ministry was a big influence on my musical tastes. I first heard of them through a New Wave radio station out of Philadelphia who played the A-side’s tracks as singles. I had to get the album right away. “With Sympathy” was even the first compact disc I bought when it was later released on CD and I didn’t have a CD player yet. I still can’t believe that Al hates these songs because these are his compositions. Maybe he didn’t like being told “how” to record them, but looking back on him in concert footage, he certainly seemed to be enjoying himself performing them. I love this era of Ministry so very much. I’ve also been lamenting that his Arista twelve inches have not been put on any compilations. That’s why you are so very important with your crusade to preserve our lost sonic treasures. I love reading the comments here expressing gratitude for what you have done. Your passion certainly comes through with the end result. You have given our sonic memories beautiful fidelity better than we first heard them as radio does compress and limits the sound that we hear in the first place. Your dynamic range makes our “ears water” Paul. I haven’t heard this 12-inch proper in so many years. I especially love the short version because of the additional spoken part and the punchiness that comes through. Your certainly work miracles with the way you extract gold from grooves. Thank you for touching my life and so many other’s lives with what you do.

    All Hail Your Perfection!!

    Jeff

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    You nailed it, Jeff!

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thank you so very much Bellenger1981!! Paul is beyond BEYOND TALANETED!! And so generous!!

    Jeff

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  12. Dana Says:

    A gem. Thanks so much for posting. Love to see all the others vibed up about this great track!

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  13. woz Says:

    The world has needed a good lossless rip of this 12 inch and you have delivered!

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  14. Deeky Says:

    Thanks!

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  15. Jermajesty Says:

    OMG – Can I be the first to point out how much the Dub Version sounds like Wham’s Blue (Armed With Love)!! 😀

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  16. DJ Lollipop / Larry Says:

    Paul – you are the man!
    I’ve been a BTG fan since you started your blog and realized that it’s been some time since I left a comment to thank you for your precise vinyl transfers and dedication to uber-quality rips. You are obsessive-compulsive about only releasing the best transfers you can achieve, and as a fellow o/c, I truly appreciate all the time you put into it. Thank you buddy!
    This brought back great memories of my early years in Chicago. Al Jourgensen used to work the counter at a record store on Clark (or Halsted?) where he would buy my extra/unused promo records that I would trade for credit to purchase imports at the store (Early 80’s were ALL about the dance imports!) I also used to run into him at Trax Recording Studios when I was working on some early recordings. The main room (with the automated mixing board) I liked to use was generally considered “his” by the engineers, since his first big check from Sire payed for the “Twitch” LP recordings and Trax used the $$ to buy that big beautiful mixing board (was it a Neve?) Oh well, thanks for the quality rips and memories! 🙂
    DJ Lollipop / Larry

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  17. mixhunter Says:

    Paul thanks for BOTH the Ministry rips. So glad to finally have these clean! Too bad the re-issue of With Sympathy didn’t include all these mixes. Instead we got a terrible ”mix” of Revenge that sounds like a bad studio outtake. Now can some enterprising remix service do a cool mix of Work For Love from the Extended and Dub you preserved? Select Mix hello?

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