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Modern Romance Featuring John Du Prez – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 19th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted June 27, 2011

“Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” or “Cerezo Rosa” or “Ciliegi Rosa” or “Gummy Mambo”, is the English version of “Cerisiers Roses et Pommiers Blancs”, a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950. French lyrics to the song by Jacques Larue and English lyrics by Mack David both exist, and recordings of both have been quite popular. However, Perez Prado’s recording of the song as an instrumental with his orchestra featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, whose trumpet sound would slide down and up before the melody would resume, was the most popular version in 1955, reaching number one for 10 weeks on the Billboard chart. Perez had first covered this title for the movie Underwater! (1955), where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to the song.[1] Billboard ranked this version as the No. 1 song of 1955. The most popular vocal version in the U.S. was by Alan Dale, reaching No. 14 on the chart in 1955

In 1982, the British pop group Modern Romance (featuring John Du Prez) had a UK Top 20 hit with the vocal version of the song. This single was also the last involvement of band member Geoff Deane who left the band to start a solo career.

SIDE A:
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (Extended Remix) 5:16
Producer – Tony Visconti

SIDE B:
Who Is John Du Prez? 2:25
Composed By – David Jaymes, Geoffrey Deane
Composed By, Producer – John Du Prez

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– K19245T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Latin, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Special Remix
Manufactured in the UK.

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 “Modern Romance Featuring John Du Prez – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul a million. Do you also have Walking In The Rain,Can You Move,Tonight and Burn It by Modern Romance?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Omar I think the only other single I have is “High Lofe”.

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    Dave Reply:

    I have those. I plan to digitize them soon.

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    Dave Reply:

    I seem to have hit ‘enter’ too quickly. Thanks much for posting this! I was fortunate enough to exchange an e-mail with Geoffrey Deane a number of years back. He told me that he was working as a writer for BBC TV and had had a TV film produced called ‘A Many Splintered Thing.’

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, I’m thrilled that you re-ripped this one. You see, growing up, my Mom and Dad loved the original hit instrumental to this song. I really did enjoy it myself too. Well, flash forward a couple of decades and Modern Romance came on the scene. I loved their “Can You Move” or “Everybody Salsa” which were HUGE on the dance radio station 92KTU out of New York. I never got to hear their other hits proper until a CD compilation came out a few years ago and here was this song. I had no idea it had lyrics, but I fell in love with this song. I actually was working out to the record just the other day. AND NOW, dear Paul, you have brought me the extended version. I am so delighted and excited that I can’t wait to go on home and download this track from BTG. Man Paul, I’m loving this week of releases from you. Yesterday made me so happy, but that Tom Tom Club record, I can’t get out of my head. THANKS TONS for all that you do. You just have no idea what you mean to me with these records. I come here everyday to find sanctuary in the beautiful rips you sweat lovingly over to bring out the best sound possible. Oh yes, I do say it all too much, but really know that I am so intensely grateful for all the labor you do. When I was buying records way back when in the 80’s and the 90’s I would first see if the releases came out on CD5 (compact disc single)because I sought out the best representation of the song’s sound. I couldn’t stand the surface noise of vinyl and the dust. I tried to keep my twelves in pristine shape, by cleaning them and using a Discwasher anti-stat gun on my Technics turntable. But, sometimes the pressing was bad and they didn’t have a CD single of the song. Well, on the net, there are representations of my favorites, but none quite like the ones you provide in such stellar and gorgeous fidelity. It’s like hearing these tracks for the first time, but so much better, without the compression we got from radio the first time we heard them. You are like this divine sound engineer who has the patience and the equipment and the TALENTS to make these grooves come alive. It’s like getting the studio master tapes the first time they were pressed on vinyl. So many times you have made me swoon to your perfection. I’m no audiophile like you Paul and like some of your fans, but I do know what I like, and I really, really, really, REALLY like what you do. You are such the blessing and the Deity when it comes to making our sonic dreams come true.

    With ever loving affection and gratitude,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. That was my goal when I decided to start ripping my vinyl and create BTG. I wanted to try to create the best possible rips I could from vinyl. I also wanted to be able to bring back memories for my readers. I love so much that I have people like you who love music as much as I do 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    AMEN!!!!

    Jeff

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  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Hi Paul,
    what incredible re-rip!!!
    …for the choice and the sound-quality.

    It’s possible to have (if you got it) Kid Creole & The Coconuts “My male curiosity” ?

    many many thanks.
    DJ Paul forever

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” I will see what I can do I think I have the US promo.

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  4. mothloop Says:

    Love this and Latin-funk-disco in general. Kid Creole is indeed a fine representation of the style, as pointed out by BE.D12” Thanks for this and also for Was (Not Was) yesterday!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  5. Tony Says:

    Thank you for the re-upload! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony 🙂

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  6. ex15 Says:

    Awesome week so far…

    Thanks for the time and effort Paul… 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  7. Carlos Says:

    Excelente Pault muchas gracias

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Carlos 🙂

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  8. Cdman Says:

    Don’t take my coconuts was a BIG hit in our country!!! Hope you can post someday! All the best my friend

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Cdman 🙂

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  9. Junior Says:

    I’m pleased you reposted this one. Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  10. acat Says:

    thank you very much 🙂

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  11. woz Says:

    Thank you!

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