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Cerrone – Supernature ’86 (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 21st, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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New 2015 Re-Rip!
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Originally posted February 4, 2011

“Supernature” is title track of French disco drummer, composer, record producer Cerrone’s 1977 album “Supernature (Cerrone III)”. “Supernature” has a sci-fi theme: it’s about the rebellion of mutant creatures — created by scientists to end starvation among mankind — against the humans. It also featured “Sweet Drums”, a three-minute-and-ten-second drum breakdown. The single crossed over to both the pop charts, where it peaked at #70, and the soul charts, where it peaked at #72. The lyrics were written by a young Lene Lovich, though she was not credited.

“Supernature” is one of Cerrone’s best known tracks. It was re-released in 1986 and remixed by David Ford. The song was also covered by Erasure in 1989 as a b-side track for the single “You Surround Me”.

SIDE A:
Supernature ’86 9:12
Engineer [Remix] – Dave Ford
Remix – Cerrone

SIDE B:
Supernature (Original Full-Length Version) 13:21

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 Supernature (Original Version) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #70
1978 Supernature (Original Version) U.S. Billboard R&B singles #72

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Music Of Life ‎– MOLIF 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Producer – Cerrone
Artwork By [Design] – Federation
Other [Special Thanks] – Chris France , K.C.
Written-By – Wisniak* , Cerrone , Lenolovich*

NOTES:
A Side Remixed in London- July 1986

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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35 Responses to “Cerrone – Supernature ’86 (UK 12″)”

  1. Carlos Says:

    Muchas gracias Pault por resubir este post, lo esperaba.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    de nada Carlos 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Nice shot! Will have to listen closely to this 86 remix, don’t think I know this version. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  3. OMAR Says:

    A rare classic. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. juspuk Says:

    Lene Lovich is credited, as “Lenolovich”.

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  5. Nicki Ali Says:

    Thank you Paul.!!!!

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  6. David Gerard Says:

    I only just noticed how much this sounds like “Space Invaders” by Player One/Playback.

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    David Gerard Reply:

    or rather, how much “Space Invaders” sounds like this 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Paul!! Oh Paul!!! Praise you PAUL!!!! I love how you pick these classics. And it’s so supernatural of you too because this is my favorite time of the year and I love songs that can fit within the Halloween music canon. I am so pleased that this 1986 remix is backed with the original disco version of the song. Cerrone is a genius and this song has a powerful message at its core. I loved Erasure’s version of this song too and I think Ben Liebrand did a mix to it as well, although I can’t be absolutely positive. And to know that Lene Lovich wrote the lyrics makes it twice as awesome. Thanks for this “paranormal platter” Paul.

    Quite Pumped!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff This such a fun but kinda scary track perfect for halloween 🙂

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  8. BE.D12'' Says:

    What incredible cover, Paul!!!
    Make me think of you when you work on your vinyl collection
    to give us your best quality sound!

    Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” that does kinda look like me the mad vinyl scientist 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    That’s perfect Paul, “the Mad Vinyl Scientist.” The way you pour all of your talent and time over recorded music, just boggles my mind. This one must have taken quite a while too. Flat-out Flawless!!

    Jeff

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  9. Manu Says:

    A big thank you for this one Paul.
    I can confirm the Ben Liebrand remix of Supernature : credited as Ben Liebrand Old School Mix

    The Original Full-Length Version (btw note the typo “orginal”) is also a hard to find version : not on the different reissues but on the Grand 12-Inches volume 1, compiled by Ben Liebrand.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for pointing out the typo Manu. I will have to look for the other mix 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thank you too Manu. I wasn’t so sure.

    Jeff

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  10. Alex G Says:

    “Original Full Length Version” on this single appears to be a lift from the album that also includes most of the track after it. They should really have billed it as “Supernature / Sweet Drums”.

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  11. NKelly Says:

    Looking forward to hearing this in the full versions. Love the Erasure cover since release! Great song

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  12. Davos Via 45 Says:

    This classic seem to be around forever and ever, and it sounds just like that, it goes on and on… 13 minutes, what a treat! Also all those remixes thru the 80′, 90′, 00′ and further on, just helped to increase the popularity of this track. Even if you dislike some, or all of the remixes, or the cover versions, they show how huge this song is in the clubs!
    http://www.discogs.com/Cerrone-Supernature/master/223931
    and of course there’s this special Symphony
    http://www.discogs.com/Cerrone-Cerrone-Symphony-Variations-Of-Supernature/master/674950

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  13. vuoksenniska Says:

    I always loved “Supernature” and this 13 mins version is just great. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Vuoksenniska 🙂

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  14. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, again thank you for this mix. I don’t believe I’ve heard the full original version until now. It’s scary beautiful!! I played the original before the remix to gain some sort of perspective. I thought the remix was so well done as it kept so much of the integrity of the original version. Mr. Ford really tightened things up and gave us an awesome mix. This fits perfect into my new 2015 Halloween CD compilation.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re so very welcome Jeff I bet your Halloween CD is gonna be cool 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Well, with all of the great tracks you’ve posted over the years, how can it not be great? Thank you Paul for the coolest and rare music that’s out there. A lot of the tracks haven’t been available in years and if they were available, they’re not up to the lovely standards that you have preserved them in. You have the best of taste in music my friend!!

    Jeff

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  15. jas Says:

    Hi Paul … this was your 1.412th vinyl post … I just wanted to know so I added the numbers on the left … congrats!

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    Jeff Reply:

    This is monumental!! Wow, such an incredible milestone and something to be proud of. If only there was an award to hand out to Paul for his amazing and precise work. It just gives me chills of excitement.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jas how did you come up with that number? Did you look at every post and add them all up? I know that I have made well over 1200 posts 🙂

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  16. Cory Says:

    Cool – thank you Paul! I love both Cerrone and Erasure’s cover of the track – each has their own appeal!! Thanks for sharing this gem!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  17. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite tracks from this era.

    Thanks indeed Paul 🙂

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  18. ex15 Says:

    A great track from an epic era, but “Love In C Minor” is oh so special..

    Thanks, as always, for the rip, Paul 🙂

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  19. DjAmora Says:

    DjPaulT …. you’re the man! … You are the man! … You are the man! … You are the man! … Congratulations on this post! Long await it. You made me very happy today! .. Very, very, thank you! … Long live and prosper for you !.

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  20. Roger Says:

    Outstanding! One of my all time favorites! I’ve never heard of the ’86 remix. I think I like it better than the original. And the sound quality, omg! Outstanding! Thanks so much!!! =)

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