Posted by DjPaulT on September 10th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“Party Fears Two” is a 1982 single by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates, released from their second studio (and third album in total) Sulk. The song became their breakthrough Top 20 and best-known hit, peaking at #9 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted on the Irish Singles Chart at #16. With its iconic honky tonk piano line, “Party Fears Two” was a magnificent song about dealing with the perils of schizophrenia.
The band performed the song on the BBC television show Top of the Pops.
“Party Fears Two” has been covered by several artists, including The Divine Comedy, Heaven 17, King Creosote and Dan Bryk. “Party Fears Two” was used as an instrumental section for the theme music on BBC Radio 4 satirical current affairs series Week Ending.
The b-side “It’s Better This Way” is a radically different version from both the UK and US album versions.
Party Fears Two (Extended Mix) 5:34
It’s Better This Way 3:43
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
“Party Fears Two” is an uncredited extended mix.
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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
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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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