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Dalbello – Black On Black (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 14th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

REQUEST

“Black On Black” is a single by Canadian recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and voice actress Dalbello born as Lisa Dal Bello. In 1986, Dalbello wrote “Black on Black” for the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack, and worked with other artists including Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Heart, the band Nena, Glass Tiger and their producer Jim Vallance.

“Black On Black” was also the first single taken from Dalbello’s fifth studio album “She” released in 1987.

SIDE A:
Black On Black (Extended Version) 6:17

SIDE B:
Baby Doll 3:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 060-20 0830 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Lenny De Rose*
Producer – Michael Beinhorn
Producer, Keyboards, Vocals – Dalbello*

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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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21 Responses to “Dalbello – Black On Black (Germany 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul, I’m so glad you’re back today, hopefully feeling much better. I’m really excited to hear this 12-inch. I know the song from the 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack, but I always get really jazzed to find out that there’s a 12-inch extended version. That soundtrack was one of my all-time favorites. I’ll have to break it out again and listen for nostalgia’s sake.

    Have a wonderful day and week Paul!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s good to be back Jeff i missed you guys immensely. I think you will really dig this 12″. Have a great day 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Seriously Paul, I almost forgot how great this song is. I love the imagery and the lyrics and the way the lines are delivered. Smoldering!! And the 12-inch takes it a step up. Again, thanks for surprising me with such phenomenal records. It is beyond anything I could think of. You are a master DjPaulT. Many, many…MANY THANKS!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I knew you would like it Jeff it has that sexual tension and great lyrics.

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    Dirk Reply:

    I disagree on the niceness of the lyrics in combination with sexual tension.
    “..a virginal trembling hand
    a frightened sacrificial lamb
    from a blinding light a shadow falls
    a code of silence quakes the halls
    a whisper to a peircing scream..”
    .
    I do agree on the production and great vibe, but really, since i listened closely and looked it up, i am not comfortable anymore with it..

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  2. George Says:

    Hey Paul….
    First of all Welcome back. Secondly,I’m getting an Error 404 – file not found – when trying to download this particular release.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry about that George. Everything should be working now. Enjoy!

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    George Reply:

    It is. Thanks,Paul.

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  3. Omar Says:

    Glad to know you’re feeling better Paul. Keep the new wave coming !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar 🙂

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Glad to see you’re back and fit and well Paul.

    Funnily enough, I got ill a few days after your last post and was knocked out all last week too. Don’t know if I caught it off BTG. 😉

    I don’t know this track at all, but in the write up when it mentions working with John Taylor, did he play on this?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope BTg is not contagious Jermajesty lol. Hope you are feeling better. John does not play on this single I think Dalbello worked with him on his first solo project. There is a sort of duran/power station connection on her album Bernard Edwards plays bass on some of the tracks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    She also sings backup on John’s single “I Do What I Do” also from 9 1/2 Weeks soundtrack.

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  5. Isaiah Says:

    Thanks to this post I was able to track down (at last!) a video I saw once on an 80s music programme, All I could remember was the hairstyle, a possible Canadian connection, a slow motion freeze frame effect, and a very, very slight resemblance to a Laurie Anderson and Kate Bush type of track. As soon as I saw this post I thought, could that be the singer I’ve searched for? Turns out it is, and the video is for ‘Gonna Get Close To You’ so thank you DJPaul for helping to solve a decades-old mystery!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Isaiah glad I could help 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, Paul 🙂

    So cool you posted this catchy synth track, i also remember hearing it from the 9 1/2 weeks soundtrack.

    Thanks for the extended mix 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Junior 🙂

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  7. Sergio Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks so much for this. She also brings some backing vocals to Nena’s Feuer und Flamme/ It’s all in the game album. Also I’ve read that she made the translation of the whole album into English.

    Please, please if you have the single “Talk to me”- 12″ I’ll be very greatful, I love the extended version. Another great song from “She”.

    Thanks again!

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  8. Krynoid Says:

    Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God! Oh My God!

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this tune Paul.
    I was wondering if my requests were getting to you. I’m glad this one did! It’s an absolutely awesome tune. You rarely hear a singer with such conviction.

    🙂

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  9. Cory Says:

    LOVE this tune!! Thanks for sharing Paul!

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  10. mothloop Says:

    I know this one but I was surprised that so many other BTG readers do too. I assumed it was probably only really played on Southern Ontario/Western New York regional FM stations. A cool pick that I haven’t heard in a while!

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