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Imagination – Follow Me (Italy 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 30th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

REQUEST

“Follow Me” is a 1982 single by British three piece band Imagination. Released only in Italy “Follow Me” was a non-lp track but did appear as the b-side for the single “Looking At Midnight” (UK #59). The b-side “Changes” had also been previously released internationally as a single reaching #29 in the UK and #46 on the US R&B chart.

The version of “Follow Me” is a remix and exclusive to this Italian pressing.

SIDE A:
Follow Me (12″ Version) 4:32

SIDE B:
Changes 5:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Red Bus Records ‎– DM 943
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Italy
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Funk
Style: Downtempo, Soul

CREDITS:
Written-By – A. Ingram*, L. John*, S. Jolley-T. Swain*

NOTES:
Sigla DISCORING
Made in Italy

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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30 Responses to “Imagination – Follow Me (Italy 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Always liked this group, despite their dress styles!

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 I thought they were very ceative in the way they dressed 🙂

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  2. Richard F. Says:

    Thank you Paul. This is my favorite band!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard F. 🙂

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  3. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul for this. Love Imagination.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    I always liked this group because of their dress style. 😉

    Wow, what a treat, I didn’t know this existed. How odd that they should release it in one country only? How did they decide that this track was just what the Italians had been wanting all this time?

    Or I wonder if something particular to Italy influenced them to release it?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I like them too Jermajesty because they were so creative and fun. I’d love to know the answer to those questions too 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Italy seemed to be a testmarket for the music-industry (including its minions and bimbo-esque trainings for young singers). I wonder why. Really.

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  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul,
    Imagination-sound was unique in the early 80s!

    another great track as “sigla Discoring” (1985) from Italy
    was “Our revolution/We just” by Moses.
    Hope you got it.

    Love and devotion for DJPaul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! BE.D12”:)

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  6. Junior Says:

    Cool to see another post by Imagination.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  7. peter Says:

    Paul i have no words to say how happy you made me seeing you posted this wonderful maxi-single!
    And i am even more happy now that i’ve listened to it!!
    What a marvellous rip you did (but that’s no surprise).

    Imagination are among my favourite artists, and i really hope you will find the time and possibility to make some other posts with their fantastic 12” singles.
    The US edition of Changes, in particular, is at the top of my preferences, with an exclusive instrumental version on the b-side:
    http://www.discogs.com/Imagination-Changes/release/257018

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Peter glad you are enjoying this record 🙂

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  8. Jeff Says:

    Thanks Paul for another Imagination treat. As mentioned earlier, the only Imagination song I knew was their “Just An Illusion” record. Thanks for expanding my education to this wonderful band. You always aim to please.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff hope you had a nice holiday 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    I had a very nice holiday and thank you Paul. I hope you did the same. A lot of it was spent listening to the awesome music from you website. Yours is a gift that keeps on giving. A blessing of joy and excitement. It’s beyond,…BEYOND!!!

    Jeff

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Jeff – are you saying you’ve never heard Body Talk??!!

    It’s the *sexiest* song ever written!

    Go find it on YouTube and I promise it’ll get you and whoever else happens to be nearby in the mood.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I also posted it a few weeks ago 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Ah yes… with that awesome instrumental on the b-side.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Actually Jermajesty, it’s because of Paul that I know “Body Talk” and you are definitely right, it is so sexy. I love music that drips sex like this track. I mean, love making has it’s own rhythm in and of itself, but it’s really an orgasmic experience when there is a soundtrack that enhances all those “pelvic percussions” of skin on skin, and…well, you get the picture. I’m just so happy that Paul is schooling me to bands that I know little of their discographies. DjPaulT is a wunderkind and we are all better off because of him and his gifts.

    Have a great night Jermajesty.

    Jeff

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    Dirk Reply:

    Ooh, maybe you should try out Neneh Cherry’s instrumental of I got You Under My Skin (I’d set it to loop, if you have company) 😉

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Probably was released in Italy only ’cause an Italian producer remixed it, but google want find me who exactly the remixer is, so it’s pure speculation, and Follow Me is a good song but a little to weak for a single, just compare it to Changes which has the typical Imagination sound.
    It’s a common thing that some very popular European artist or club tracks never were so big in the US or vice-versa, but others became worldwide classics. Imagination very pretty big in whole of Europe. Sad that, it was sometimes very bizarre DJing in the 80s when I got to spin some 12″is the same week they got released and after the 1st hearing I knew it’s a monster hit, but the crowd wouldn’t care less.”Why the fuck they want dance”????? Even songs from the biggest artist like Michael Jackson or Madonna! Then after 3 months, when the songs already run on MTV and radio stations
    a million times, people started massively requesting it in the club: “Do you have the new song from Madonna”, only I couldn’t here it anymore, as I played the song to death for 3 month! The most funny was it with Salt’n’Pepas Push It, for 6 months girls came requesting that “new” song Push It. OK, I never got tired of spinning Push It or explaining girls how to dance to it! 😀

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    Dirk Reply:

    I recognize that feeling with a complete sound as well. Those gangnamstyle-keyboards were hot around 2001 but, now, almost the complete pop-and-dance charts are full of it.

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  10. SimonP Says:

    Saw these a few times back in that decade we all love. So camp and Leee would always get people out of the audience and up on stage so I always made sure I never had front row seats!

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  11. Kiki Says:

    It’s always a pleasure to hear when you find that kind of gems !
    Thanks a lot for this !

    For people who like 12ers, there is that french 3CDs compilation :
    http://www.discogs.com/Imagination-Greatest-Hits/release/5909930
    It contains most of their 12″ from 1981 to 1986, even if this particular Italian 12″ is not in !

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    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    I second that, check out this compilation, with some great mixes, especially the DJ friendly Just An Illusion (Correct Claps Mix)!

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  12. Dirk Says:

    Thanks Paul. Great production on this one, but a little to ‘square’for me. As if they were trying to get in the adult-contemporary charts, in contrast with Body Talk, I mean. Hope to see more of the obscure instrumental b-sides, too. The original artwork is a nice bonus (”just” – hah!).

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  13. NouveauDance Says:

    Thank you for this! AFAIK it’s not available on CD only the short version and a non-LP track, thanks again 🙂

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