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The Associates – Take Me To The Girl (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 1st, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Take Me To The Girl” is a single released by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates released on October 11, 1985 as a one off single. “Take Me To The Girl: debuted on the UK singles chart on November 19, 1985 only managing to peak at #95. After the release of this single there would be a three year gap before the next Associates release in 1988.

SIDE A:
Take Me To The Girl (12″ Mix) 6:29

SIDE B:
The Girl That Took Me 4:48
Perhaps Perhaps 4:16
Take Me To The Girl (Instrumental) 4:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– YZ 047T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Caryn Gough
Photography By [Photo] – Alan McDonald*
Producer – Greg Walsh (tracks: B2), Martyn Ware (tracks: B2), Peter Henderson (tracks: A, B1, B3)

NOTES:
Track B2 Produced (Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.) for BEF

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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22 Responses to “The Associates – Take Me To The Girl (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Welcome Back Paul!! I hope everything with your sister-in-law went smoothly. Congratulations again to the whole family!!

    Thanks for another record by The Associates. I enjoyed the last one and even broke out my Yello CD’s to hear Billy’s wonderful voice! I think it’s so great that you’re helping me to discover a band I only heard about. Plus, with the rare 12-inch postings, makes the discovery all the more to be celebrated. I just love how you pick and choose records, no matter their chart success or not. It’s all music for music’s sake. I love the aural art that you showcase here so much. And the stellar “framing” YOU do to bring out the best fidelity. I really rejoice in and for your artistry Paul.

    Well, thanks again, and I’m so happy you’re a new Uncle!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jeff yes everything went smoothly she had an 8lb baby girl. I have had these singles for a long time just waiting to unleash them. I think I am more into them now than I was during the bands hey day. Love this music and Billy so Much 🙂

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  2. OMAR Says:

    Beautiful. Paul do you also have Waiting For The Loveboat?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar. Yes I have that one 🙂

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  3. ex15 Says:

    This is a very enjoyable track, but clearly not commercial enough in the singles sense. Still should have fared better..

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  4. idris Says:

    sorry message was cut before i ended hehehe, i meant you delight us with the rip of the Breakfast 12″ inch, the B side was incredible as well as the instrumental and extended version of Breakfast

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Gotcha Idris no worries. I will see what I can do for you “Breakfast” is a wonderful single 🙂

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  5. mothloop Says:

    I just returned from an extended weekend of celebration for my niece’s birthday. Take me to the girl indeed. Congratulations!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothlpoop 🙂

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  6. Jonathan Says:

    Congratulations to you and your family, Paul.

    Thanks for another Billy upload. Always been a huge fan and have pretty much everything he ever released, so it’s great to get your crystal clear versions. It should’ve been a big hit and I remember seeing the video getting shown on a late night music show.

    I’m a huge Yello fan too, so his collaborations with them are some of my favourite listening. One to look out for is the Call It Love (Trego Snare Version 2) 12″, which was a limited release available only in HMV stores as a freebie with One Second. It features exclusive extra verses sung by Billy.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jonathan. I am planning to do some Yello posts in the near future 🙂

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    I originally discovered this single after the Associates had ended but Billy was still alive. I fell head over heels in love with it and it’s still a favorite track. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I already loved his music but while doing these tracks I have fallen even more in love 🙂

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  8. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Great post, Paul! I first discovered this 12″ on a volume of “Retro:Active”. Great song! Thanks for your transfer/remaster!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Bellenger1981 🙂

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Your transfer/remaster sounds amazing, by the way. So crisp and so clean! This is such a great track, too … perhaps my favorite from The Associates. I’m surprised at how poorly it performed on the U.K. singles chart.

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    Hey Paul this is a new one on me, but excited to explore more of their catalogue. 🙂

    Was desperately trying to think of some appropriate baby-arrival/song-name pun all Monday but drew a blank! 😀 Congratulations anyway! x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty. Yeah there just are not enough baby arrival titles lol 🙂

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  10. Regina Says:

    Goodness me – this run of Associates posts is truly wonderful.

    But the jewel in the crown is this B side “The Girl That Took Me”. A late night, smoky, whisky-sipping, Parisienne-style version which I’ve been desperately trying to locate for years. It brings me back to a visit a very young Regina made to London in ’85 when I picked up the 12″ in the much-loved and now sadly departed mahoosive HMV store in Oxford Circus.

    Thanks for the memories Paul!

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Regina,

    “The Girl That Took Me” is pure beauty. It’s such an amazing arrangement and vocal performance. What a gem! I hadn’t heard it previous to Paul’s posting of this 12″. What a great find!

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  11. Jonathan Says:

    I meant to add in my earlier comment that the 10″ release of this is worth checking out as the flip includes 3 live tracks from his performance at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. Amazing stuff!

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