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The Associates – Waiting For The Loveboat (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 3rd, 2015


A. Front

“Waiting For The Loveboat” was a 1984 single by Scottish post punk/new wave band The Associates. Front man Billy Mackenzie loved The Human League so as well as working with Martyn Ware, he roped in “Dare” producer Martin Rushent to handle producing duties. “Waiting For The Loveboat” was released on August 17, 1984 and debuted on the UK singles chart on August 25, 1984 peaking at #53.

The b-side contains a dramatically different arrangement of “Waiting For The Loveboat” taken from the John Peel sessions.

Waiting For The Loveboat (Extended Version) 8:18
Producer – Martin Rushent

Waiting For The Loveboat (Peel Session) 5:00
Producer – Dale Griffin

Schampout (Extended Version) 5:59
Producer – Billy MacKenzie, Dave Allen*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: WEA ‎– YZ 16T, WEA ‎– 249306-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

Layout [Sleeve] – Caryn Gough
Photography By – Richard Haughton
Written-By – Billy MacKenzie

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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Password: burningtheground

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11 Responses to “The Associates – Waiting For The Loveboat (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for your execellent work. I love this single by The Associates.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it’s my favorite too Omar 🙂


  2. Dirk Says:

    Wow.. words escape without a sound. I think you will know why. Just a THANK YOU.
    (And, before i forget, now that i am over that surprisingly selfish moment because of the loveboat and such) : congratulations for you and yours and ofcourse the little one. Best wishes!)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are quite welcome Dirk. Thank you 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    I love how you keep your promises Paul!! Here you’re delivering more of The Associates’ 12-inch singles and I’m so enjoying myself with them. You are tremendous. Looking forward to this release because I very much enjoy Martin Rushent as a producer/mixer. Ah, you really touch on people’s favorites Paul. Such a dear soul you are. Just AWESOME!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff this release is one of my favorites. It has it all great production, lyrics, vocals and that fabulous artwork. Enjoy!


  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Can’t wait to hear this, thanks Paul – you could post Associates for a fortnight and I don’t think anyone would complain! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I would love to Jermajestybut I don’t think I have enough material to go a fortnight maybe half of that. I have been enjoying seeing you comment though 🙂


  5. KuLDEEP Says:

    Yo Bro you are great Music Lover Like me …i want to say you something about dead links ! when you re-upload any of Dead link please inform Or Notify me , and i want a suggestion for a turntable .. i want to buy a turntable please suggest me which one better for me . and tell me also about these turntable How’s it is :- 1. Audio Technica AT LP60 USB Turntable 2. Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable 3. Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC). please reply thank you


  6. Joey Says:

    Thanks Paul,

    This beats my old copy by a country mile. Nice series of Associates this week. Very cool.
    And Congrats on the new addition to your family.


  7. Junior Says:

    I heard this on my local radio station recently, It’ll be great to hear it in tip-top quality.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


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