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Animotion – I Engineer (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 6th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“I Engineer” is a 1986 song by American new wave band Animotion. Released as the lead single from the bands second studio album Strange Behavior. “I Engineer” failed to chart in the UK but reached #2 in Germany, #6 Switzerland and #16 Austria. In the US the song peaked only at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 while doing better on the dance chart reaching #27.

The 12″ also includes a remix of the bands biggest hit “Obsession” ny Mark Berry.

SIDE A:
I Engineer (Remix) 5:51
Mixed By – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Producer – Richie Zito

SIDE B:
I Engineer (Dub Version) 5:07
Mixed By – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Producer – Richie Zito

Obsession (Remix) 7:25
Producer – John Ryan
Remix – Mark Berry

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 I Engineer U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #76
1986 I Engineer U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– 884 433-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Europe
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Remixed at Mediasound, NYC

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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Password: burningtheground

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28 Responses to “Animotion – I Engineer (Europe 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow!! Paul, coming here everyday is truly an obsession of mine. I love how you select perfect 12-inch remixes to keep us all thoroughly delighted. I only know this song by seeing it listed on the charts but never had the opportunity to hear the thing. I’m super pyched about it too. I love Thompson and Barbiero as remixers. They are from the rock side of things and this makes their mixes ones that I covet. PLUS, the flip-side is Mark Berry and he’s just so awesome. This guy has appeared on early electro-pop records by Alisha, worked with John Robie and has a terrific discography too. You are the champion of a lot of my favorite producers and mixers Paul. Not just the artists, but these Gods behind the dance records I love. Man, I love how you put me in an extended Ear-Gasm!!

    Tremendous Stuff Paul!! I’m grateful!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    This is a pretty good set of mixes jeff. I just know you will like them. Have fun 🙂

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  2. BE.D12'' Says:

    Great post, DJ Paul.
    More electro-pop records!!!

    Have you got Alisha’s “Baby talk” (remixed by Shep Pettibone and probably with a little editing in the middle by The Latin Rascals) or any other 12″ of her?
    I need of your sound quality for this tracks.
    Respect.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will try to post it as soon as I can 🙂

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  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Forgot this one.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Magnus Says:

    New heading looking Good Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Magnus 🙂

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  5. CL Says:

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂

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  6. Martin L. Gore Says:

    AWESOME!!! Thank you so much … love this song!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Martin 🙂

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  7. Cdman Says:

    👏👏👏👍👍👍 good choice my friend!! Muchas gracias

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    denada Cdman 🙂

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  8. Jay65 Says:

    Nice to hear this. Nearly everyone thinks of Obsession when they think of Animotion.
    This is another great track from them. Thanks for spot-lighting this Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jay65 🙂

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  9. Cory Says:

    Nice, thanks Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Both songs have been very big in Europe, excellent mixes as an addition to the original versions, the huge synth riff from Obsession must be one of the trademark sounds of the 80s Synth-pop!
    Also can only recommend this Best of CD release as it has all this mixes in a very good mastering quality, note that the Remix and Dub version of I Engineer appear as one track on this CD.
    http://www.discogs.com/Animotion-Obsession-The-Best-Of-Animotion/release/222492

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Don’t understand why they left it as one track. That’s not how it appears on the original single.

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    Martin L. Gore Reply:

    that’s what’s beautiful about this release. So far, I only had the version where the two mixes are blended to a 10 minute remix. I am glad to finally have them separated!

    thank you again

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  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    Thank you Dj PaulT for this post. Animotion was one of my fave groups growing up and this one is such a treat to see today. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicgivaSF 🙂

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  12. MillCity9 Says:

    Can’t wait to hear this one.

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  13. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul. This is my favorite single of theirs and great to have the extra mixes.

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  14. CL Says:

    Thanks again!

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  15. wolfie Says:

    Another slice of 80’s heaven. Thank youoooooooooo for making wolfie Howl with delight again xxx

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  16. dan Says:

    Just a couple of weeks ago I played my vinyl copy of the album, I had forgotten what a good song “I Engineer” was. Awesome to see the remix here.

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