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Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 6th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“You Take Me Up” is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was the third single to be taken from their 1984 album Into the Gap and was released in the UK on 23 March 1984. It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway, and prominently features harmonica and a melodica solo. The single peaked at #2 in the UK, making it their highest chart position for a song, and spent eleven weeks on the chart. In addition to the regular 7″ and multiple 12″ releases, Arista Records also released four different shaped picture discs for the single, three of which were part of a jigsaw.

In the US the single spent nine weeks on the Billboard 100, peaking at #44. The promotional music video for this single was directed by Dieter Trattmann.

The B-side of the single was a non-album track entitled “Passion Planet”.

The 12″ mixes together “You Take Me Up / Machines Take Me Over” and “Down Tools” making it one eleven minute track. I have left it this way to preserve the original continuity of the single. The remasterd CD release seperates the tracks.

SIDE A:
You Take Me Up / Machines Take Me Over/Down Tools 11:37

SIDE B:
Leopard Ray 3:21
Passion Planet 3:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 You Take Me Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– TWINS 124
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Partially Mixed
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah Currie, Nic Marchant*
Design – Satori (14)
Mixed By – Phil Thornalley
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Tom Bailey
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

NOTES:
“You Take Me Up” from the Arista LP “INTO THE GAP”

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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32 Responses to “Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up (UK 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Wow refreshed my page after 10 minutes to see this. Literally had to do a double take and was baffled for a few seconds as i’m not kidding i’ve just wrote something seconds before on a certain site containing the letters NWO about Thompson Twins. Plus i thought this had been posted in the past. No doubt something similar and i will check that now. Awesome. All i have to say is… More Thompson Twins please! And many thanks once again

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Neil 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Just checked and was amazed to spot not only that the 12″ isn’t on the site in any capacity but also not on my hard drive. Could’ve sworn i’d seen this here in the past! Do you have the Runaway 12″ by any chance? Wonderful song!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see if I can locate that one Neil.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Wow that would be truly awesome. It’s on the remaster (‘Set’ i recall) but some reports were bad quality. I have it of course but no idea it sounds OK to these ears…

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  2. David Says:

    Another great choice, thanks! Glad to see you posting more familiar artists, I like the obscure stuff, but I was afraid you were drifting further and further way from 80’s top 40.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    David I do love to give the obscure stuff a second chance so much of it is very under rated. I am still very much into the more known artists too 🙂

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    MillCity9 Reply:

    A good song is a good song. This blog is the perfect for finding hard to find, rare or unheard musical gems. Please “hit us” with the popular synth-pop tunes as well because the quality is great and these days even songs like “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League is hardly broadcast these days.

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  3. Chris Says:

    How about “Hold Me Now”, ” Doctor! Doctor!” and ” Lay Your Hands On Me”? I love those 7″ US edits plus other different mixes 🙂 Do you have some?? Keep doing what you do! And thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do indeed have more of the Thompson Twins Chris 🙂

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  4. Junior Says:

    Thanks Paul!

    This was one of my fave singles by TT 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    I am all smiles over this posting Paul. I just love this song!! And this extended version is so awesome. It’s probably one of my top favorites TT have ever done.

    And Paul, the music you post is so healing. So many times, if I’m blue, I can ALWAYS count on you and BTG to perk up my emotional, mental and spiritual states. Like Carly Simon once sang: “Nobody Does It Better!” DjPaulT, you’re the best!!!

    Great big bear hug!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s good to hear Jeff when the music makes you smile. Bear hug back to ya! 🙂

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  6. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Everything the TT did was awesome.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  7. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Paul, what can I say… WOW!!! I requested this not so long ago and you have delivered the goods! An absolute massive thanks for this. I have tried so hard to get this particular mix and you have managed it. Brilliant and awesome.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy I had fun working on this one 🙂

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  8. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul! I didn’t have this single. THANKS VERY MUCH! 🙂 🙂

    Kent

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂

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  9. archiefax Says:

    First Mel & Kim, then Bronski Beat and now the Thompson Twins! It’s as though your inside my brain picking out my all-time favourite Eighties music!

    Hmmm… but can you possibly predict who’s next on the list???

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Archiefax there really is now way of predicting what I will post next. I can give you a clue just Live It Up 🙂

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    archiefax Reply:

    I’d have to be mental as anything to be able to guess that!!! lol

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  10. Mike C. Says:

    Thanks! And, Tom Bailey has recorded new music, too!

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    NKelly Reply:

    Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey new material due out later in the year of course…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike C. 🙂

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    archiefax Reply:

    it’ll be interesting to see if the new music owes more to the original Thompson Twins sound or International Observer.

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    Mike C. Reply:

    Either way works for me. I always imagine Tom singing over certain songs such as Lampedusa, Cellphone Dub and Flip-Flop Cemetery.

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  11. mothloop Says:

    In typical fashion Edsel botched up their 2 cd reissue from a few years back. This track suffered in particular. Brilliant to have it in such wonderful quality. Probably in my top five TT tracks!

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    NKelly Reply:

    But they did at least issue a new CD2 which amended the mistake didn’t it? I got the replacement disc

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    mothloop Reply:

    Hmmm… did not know that. Probably too late for me, but I shall look into it. Thank you NKelly!

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    NKelly Reply:

    Yes i assumed from your words that you didn’t know. Never too late their mistake. Indeed seek out your replacement Mothloop!

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