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The Belle Stars – World Domination (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 2nd, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

REQUEST

“World Domination” is the twelfth single release by English new wave band The Belle Stars. The song failed to chart in the UK but did very well in the United Staes where it paeked at #2 om the Billboard dance chart in Ocyober 1986.

Track A is an especially remixed version for North America and differs from the Extended Version issued in Europe.

The instrumental on track B is based on the remix featured on the A-side.

SIDE A:
World Domination (Extended Version) 5:44

SIDE B:
World Domination (Instrumental) 5:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 World Domination U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23671
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design –Stephen Male
Edited By – Albert Cabrera
Engineer [Remix] – Michael R. Hutchinson*
Photography By – Nick Knight
Producer – Allen George, Fred McFarlane
Producer [Post] – Dominic Bugatti
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written By – Shone-Owen-Joyce-Bugatti

NOTES:
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville

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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21 Responses to “The Belle Stars – World Domination (US 12″)”

  1. OMAR HAMID Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is great. My favorite singles by them were Indian Summer and Sweet Memory.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. BE.D12'' Says:

    Great Paul!

    Why is the cover wrong,
    with the English credit of the remix by Paul Hardcastle
    and the B side with “Just a minute” and “Rock me to the top”?

    Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think MCA Records had already printed the sleeve and then decided to change the mix at the last minute without updating the sleeve. These mixes are exclusive to this 12″.

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    Ramona Louise Reply:

    My vinyl copy is just the same. I remember getting it as a promo back in ’86. Always wondered what the Paul Hardcastle version would’ve sounded like! This track deserved to be a huge crossover hit. Too bad it ended up being one of their last releases. 🙁

    Thank you, Paul.

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Another exclusive mix courtesy of Burning The Ground! Whoa, I’m in Heaven, again and again and again!! Delighted to have a mix by Shep with editing from Albert. Paul, you are exquisite in your choices. Here, it’s a rainy day and I can’t wait until work to end, when I see this great posting by you. You really make me smile with what you do. You’re the best.

    Many Thanks!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  4. Dirk Says:

    Did I trigger an eye-thing with an earlier comment I made perhaps? I’m sure those Belles were merely playing with black and white :-0
    By the way, I did not recognize this sound as a Belle Stars thing. A bit generic for my taste – but who am I to judge, I got spoiled with the first ep as an introduction to them. Thanx for all the opportunities to get to learn different ways outside of my box, Paul 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dirk 🙂

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  5. Tim Says:

    Yessss! I was so sad to see this missing from the “Complete” CD collection. Many thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Tim 🙂

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    So funny … this came up on shuffle play the other day and I said (to myself), “I wonder if this has ever appeared on Burning the Ground?”

    This mix did come out on a segued CD called Hit That Perfect Beat ! Vol. 2 on Oglio literally 20 years ago, but it’s great to have this version without the segue overlaid on it.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Oh Wow, thanks for bringing up this wonderful compilation VanceMan. I have both volumes and it’s so wonderful that Paul has a lot of these tracks in excellent quality on his site. I can’t believe it’s been this long. Paul is every musical wish of mine come true and it’s so great that he has some of the best music fans around commenting on his site.

    Jeff

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  7. Thomas Says:

    Great track. Love it, thanks for another fine rip Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Thomas 🙂

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  8. Kurt B. Reighley Says:

    Thank you so much, Paul. You totally made my day and I’m very grateful.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Kurt B. Reighley 🙂

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  9. Junior Says:

    Wonderful to see another Belle Stars post. Such catchy singles from them.

    Looking forward to hearing this, Thanks Paul:)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Junior 🙂

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  10. Ray in Australia Says:

    Never heard of this before but really enjoying it 🙂 With the Belle’s slimmed down to three the 3 part harmonies sound a little Bananarama’ish.
    Love me a bit of Shep too 🙂
    Thanks Paul

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  11. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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