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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 31st, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat and appeared on their 1986 album Truthdare Doubledare. It became a popular dance hit and reached number three in the UK charts in November 1985 and reached the top ten in many European countries and across the world. The video for the song featured frontman and vocalist John Foster alongside the other two band members playing at a Liverpool club called “The State” as well as scenes from in and around Stanley Dock. The song also appeared in the British film and soundtracl “Letter To Brezhnev”.

In the US “Hit That Perfect Beat” debuted on the Billboard dance chart on March 15, 1986 peaking at #7 spending ten weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Remix) 8:26
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Original Mix) 6:25

Hit That Perfect Beat (Dub) 7:10
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23605, London Records ‎– MCA-23605
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album ‘Letter To Brezhnev’.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT-“THE BYTE GOES ON”

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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48 Responses to “Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 12″)”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Another great gift from you Paul. I love this one. I have the 12 inch single only with the Original Mix, so it’s fine to get the “Levine Remixes” here. Thanks again and happy new year 2016 to you and to all your friends here on BTG.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel. Happy New Year!

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  2. David Says:

    Is there a Bronski run in our future? 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is a possibility in the new year David 🙂

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  3. Marceloide Says:

    Muchas gracias DjPaulT por este excelente regalo de fin de año. espero que lo pases maravilloso junto a todos tus seres queridos. Un abrazo!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Marceloide, Muchas gracias! Prospero Año a todos tus seres queridos. 🙂

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  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Junior Says:

    Thanks for posting this Paul.

    Happy New Year to yourself & your readers 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior. Happy New Year!

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  6. Steveasian Says:

    Have a Happy & Prosperous 2016 Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Steveasian 🙂

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  7. Stephen Says:

    And a hugely happy new year to you too Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Stephen 🙂

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  8. Conner Says:

    One of the defining songs of my life. One of my prize possessions is the US Promo 7″ with the US single version and an edit of that version. Thanks so much for this!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I knew you would love this one Conner. Happy New Year!

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  9. Martin L. Gore Says:

    LOVE THIS SONG!!!

    thank you

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Martin!

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  10. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul. Loved this song when it came out. Never heard this mix so I am looking forward to it. Have a Happy New Year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jason. Have very Happy New Year!

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  11. Jay65 Says:

    Just want to wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR Paul !! Hope 2016 brings you much happiness and good health 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Jay65!

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  12. miran0019 Says:

    This song is still awesome after 30 years. I hope you have some of the other remixes lined up. Loved both incarnations of Bronski Beat, but it’s a shame the band mostly fizzled after this album. Jimmy did considerably better. Anyways, great post to end the year. Thanks, Paul, for bringing us the beats. Happy New Year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do have more Miran0019. Happy New Year!

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  13. Joey Says:

    This song is simply pure 80’s awesomeness. The voice on the chorus sounds so much like early Ministry I would mistake it as a collaboration. Here’s to 2016, Happy New Year Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree with you Joey. Happy New Year!

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  14. Patric Says:

    Happy New Year from the other Side of the Ocean. What a night 🙂
    Best wishes for 2016, take care of yourself.
    Pat.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Pat!

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  15. mothloop Says:

    Generally I wasn’t a fan of the Jimmy Somerville-less Bronski Beat, but I thought this was a cracking dance track. Here’s hoping your holidays have been joyous!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop. Happy New Year!

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  16. Rikard Says:

    Love the Dub version! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rikard 🙂

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  17. Jermajesty Says:

    Only just seen this post Paul, but rest assured we had this on at our NYE party last night (not this mix tho)!

    Hope you had a great night yourself and all the best for 2016. xx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    All the best to you Jermajesty. Happy New Year!!

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  18. Manu Says:

    Happy New Year from France, Paul.
    A Big Thank you for this post. I always loved this song and the Dub mix is new to me.

    Next in playlist : your rip of Bronksi’s This Heart 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Manu!

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  19. musicdivaSF Says:

    No way! Yay, yay, yay! Hittin’ that perfect beat in this new year. Thank you, thank you! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year MusicdivaSF!

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  20. Martin L. Gore Says:

    I hope you also have Bronski Beat ‎– Smalltown Boy ’94

    The acoustic versions are beautiful

    http://www.discogs.com/Bronski-Beat-Smalltown-Boy-94/master/107576

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  21. NKelly Says:

    OMG adore this! Happy new year Paul. And may i say let’s hope 2016 brings us plenty more gems from yourself. Many thanks for 2015!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Neil! 🙂

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  22. archiefax Says:

    Happy New Year to Paul and all the ‘Burners’!

    Am I right it in saying the U.S. Mix and Dub are the same as the U.K.s Instant Mix and Instant Dub? I was always unsure if I’d missed out on a different mix of the track, which is an all-time 80’s classic in my eyes!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Archiefax! I think you may be correct 🙂

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  23. CL Says:

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year CL 🙂

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  24. Marcos Says:

    Thanks Paul. I wish you and your family the best for this new year. My greatest appreciation for their hard work on its website. Greetings and a big hug from a distance.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Marco. Happy New Year!

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  25. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you so much for this 12″. One of my fav among the BB songs!

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