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The Members – Working Girl (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 5th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Working Girl” is a single by British band The Members originally released in 1981 and produced by Steve Lillywhite. The Lillywhite version failed to have any chart success. In 1983 the song was remixed and produced by Martin Rushent this version was used on the album Uprhythm, Downbeat peaking at #34 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in March 1983.

This 7″ contains the original 1981 Steve Lillywite mix.

SIDE A:
Working Girl (Steve Lillywhite Mix) 4:33
Written-By – Carroll*, Tesco*

SIDE B:
(Holiday In [Tribute To Jimi (Pretentious…Moi?)] Tanga-Nika 3:21
Written-By – The Members

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Albion Records ‎– ION 1012
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Indie Rock

CREDITS:
Artwork By – Assorted iMaGes
Photography – Barry Kay
Producer – Steve Lillywhite

Find the 7″ 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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16 Responses to “The Members – Working Girl (UK 7″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, you’re starting my week off right with this one. I loved the first one you introduced me too, but I am intrigued by this song because of the comments about it on the other song’s posting. You are such a man of your word. People will be so pleased by this. You’re the best Paul. Excited about the week and your musical surprises.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. Hope you like this one 🙂

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  3. mothloop Says:

    Ahhh, the early days of MTV. That’s where I first heard this one. Loved it then and still do now. Thanks to you, so nice!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop 🙂

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Ah, yes, a great promo video clip, too! I love the video and think that it fits the song very well.

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  4. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Thank you, Paul!!! I knew that this would be a stunning transfer from you, and you did not disappoint! Wow! This sounds so much better than the shoddy vinyl transfer on the official 2005 reissue/remaster of “Uprhythm, Downbeat”. What a difference! No crackling and distortion here! Amazing!

    I love the Martin Rushent version of this song, and it’s always been my favorite. However, there’s something very special about the original ’81 Steve Lillywhite version, too. Now, with your wonderful transfer, I am growing a new fondness for the ’81 version. I love the extra “hey! hey! hey! …” at the end of this version. Overall, a great track in either version!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Bellenger1981. I was going to check out that remastered CD but now after hearing what you have to say about it I think I will pass. It’s really a shame the labels don’t put more thought into re-issues. Enjoy my friend 🙂

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    It’s also a shame that people like you aren’t hired to do the vinyl transfers. It amazes me how many crackly, distorted transfers make it on official releases.

    The main issue with the 2005 reissue of “Uprhythm, Downbeat”, other than the shoddy vinyl transfer of the ’81 version of “Working Girl”, is the loudness factor. It’s been brick-walled. It is not the worst offender by any means, but it’s still too loud. The integrity of the original recordings has been somewhat lost.

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  5. Richard Says:

    Interesting to hear the difference between the two mixes, this one being more of an upbeat anthem whereas the charted version is more soulful Thanks for this!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard 🙂

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  6. dan Says:

    Thanks much …this one of those that takes me back to the beginnings of MTV (when it was cool)
    Quality work sir ☺

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Dan 🙂

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  7. Jay65 Says:

    Very nice choice Paul 🙂 Was the Martin Rushent remix ever a single ?
    If it was, it would be a good companion to this (hint, hint) 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it was released in 1983 and also used as the album version.

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