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Real Life – Catch Me I’m Falling (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 28th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Catch Me I’m Falling” is a 1984 song by Australian band Real Life, released on the album Heartland. It built on the success of “Send Me an Angel”.The song is about living out one’s dreams. In In Australia “Catch Me I’m Falling” was a top ten hit peaking at #8. In the United States the single reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

SIDE A:
Catch Me I’m Falling (Extended Version) 5:43

SIDE B:
Exploding Bullets 4:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Catch Me I’m Falling U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 885, Curb Records ‎– MCAT 885
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Steve Hillage
Written-By – D. Sterry*, R. Zatorski*

NOTES:
Recorded in Australia

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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21 Responses to “Real Life – Catch Me I’m Falling (UK 12″)”

  1. MillCity9 Says:

    I love this song. I always viewed it as the other great song from their Heartland album. It’s almost unheard of these days but during the time of its release it was minor hit according to the information above. I remember it as a minor hit as well and like the comment above it was fresh off the coat tails of “Send Me An Angle” (which is another great post on this blog). It’s nice to know these hard to find gems are still remembered and treated with care all these years later.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you MillCity9. I think Real Life was one of the most over looked bands of the 80’s they had some great writing and production 🙂

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    MillCity9 Reply:

    They must have been compelled to move to a more harder rock style but wished they made another album in the more synth-pop style.

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  2. Cory Says:

    One of my all time favs from the 80’s! Thanks Paul! Happy 2016!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory. Happy 2016!! 🙂

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  3. OMAR Says:

    This and Send Me An Angel are my favorite by them. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul. I actually like this song (slightly) more than Angel. And I absolutely love this mix. Cheers from Oz

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jason 🙂

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  5. 80spornstar Says:

    Flashback of very nice memories of summer of 1984 when this track reached its popularity. Thanks for posting this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 80spornstar 🙂

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  6. Jared Says:

    Wow, this is a great song. I’ve only known “Send Me An Angel.” Thanks for turning me on to this one 🙂

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    George Reply:

    This is my first time hearing this as well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! George 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jared 🙂

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  7. Peter Says:

    Many thanks for this great single. It’s a favourite of mine.
    By chance, have you got their ‘Master Mix’ EP? It includes 5 remixed songs from the ‘Heartland’ album (including Send Me An Angel and Catch Me I’m Falling).
    http://www.discogs.com/Real-Life-Master-Mix/master/81752

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Peter I do not have that one at this time but it is in my list to buy 🙂

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  8. Ray In Australia Says:

    Love, love, love this song 🙂 Had such a great sound comparable to some Berlin tracks circa “Love Life” 1984

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  9. Stephen Says:

    You
    Are
    A
    LEGEND

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  10. Ally Says:

    Thank you for posting this single. For those who are interested, the A-side extended version appears on the “Send Me An Angel: Best Of Real Life” CD.

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  11. AntBee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! I am only familiar with the Pretty Poison version of this song. Will have to check out the differences!

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