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Rick Springfield – Human Touch (Mexico 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 4th, 2015


A. Front


“Human Touch” is a 1983 single by Australian singer Rick Springfield from his album Living in Oz. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It was also his most successful hit in the UK, peaking at number 23; this also led to a performance on Top of the Pops. Because of this being Springfield’s only top 40 single in the UK, he is considered a one-hit wonder in England, despite the fact that Jessie’s Girl is his biggest hit world wide. However, that song only peaked at 43 in 1984 for Springfield, 3 years after its release in the UK.

This Mexican 12″ is pressed on yellow translucent vinyl and has a picture sleeve unique to this release.

Human Touch (New Mix) 7:17
Remix – John Luongo

Human Touch (Instrumental) 5:04

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Human Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18


Label: RCA ‎– DISCO – TEC 132
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Yellow Translucent
Country: Mexico
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Producer – Bill Drescher, Rick Springfield
Written-By – Rick Springfield

Original version appears on the LP “LIVING IN OZ”

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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17 Responses to “Rick Springfield – Human Touch (Mexico 12″)”

  1. Scott Says:

    Hot dog!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Scott! 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    This is a fantastic 12-inch Paul! I love it when you post dance rock twelves!! You have the best tastes in music and you constantly surprise me with your choices everyday!

    Many Thanks!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂


  3. woz Says:

    Love it! Thank you 😎


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂


  4. John Says:

    Yea! What a fun song. RS was SO hot back in the day. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree John. Enjoy!


  5. ross Says:

    i didn’t know about this new mix. the only thing i heard was the long version..thanks for posting this.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ross. Pretty sure the “New Mix” is the same as the “Long Version” they just titled if different on this release.


    1980-F Reply:

    There is a “long version” of ‘Human Touch’ on the ‘Best of Rick Springfield’ CD, which is just a kind of longer album version, whereas the “new mix” seems to be identical to the “extended remix” by John Luongo. The remixed and the instrumental version both can also be found on the ’12inch Collection’ CD (only released in Japan).


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah this is the same mix found on all other 12″ releases by John Luongo.


  6. Frank S. Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Rick is one of the most underrated pop/rock songwriters of his era.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I totally agree Frank and he is till going strong recording and touring. He also has a new movie out now with Meryl Streep called “Ricki and the Flash”.


  7. Carlos Says:

    !! Wooooow!! Pault muchas gracias


  8. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul


  9. Stefano Says:

    Great track. Nice to have the instrumental. Thanks for this post.


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