Posted by DjPaulT on January 13th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“China Girl” is a song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop’s album The Idiot . The song became more widely known when it was rerecorded by Bowie and released on his album Let’s Dance (1983) and as a single.
Paul Trynka, the author of David Bowie’s biography, Starman, claims the song was inspired by Iggy Pop’s infatuation with Kuelan Nguyen, a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
The UK single release of Bowie’s remake reached #2 for one week on 14 June 1983, behind “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, while the US release reached #10. david Bowie’s version features guitar by Nile Rodgers and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The long version of “Shake It Up” is exclusive to vinyl.
Shake It (Long Version) 5:21
Written-By – David Bowie
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1983||China Girl||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#10|
|1983||China Girl||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#51|
|1983||China Girl/Shake It||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#3|
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: EMI America – 7809
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock
From the LP “LET’S DANCE”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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