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Feargal Sharkey – Loving You (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 12th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend

“Loving You” is pop vocalist Feargal Sharkey’s second single as a solo artist, released in 1985. The single’s two tracks did not feature on Sharkey’s self-titled 1985 debut album Feargal Sharkey.

The B-side for the single, “Is This An Explanation?” was exclusive to the single, written by Sharkey and Jo Callis who was a member of popular band The Human League. The A-side was also written by Sharkey and Callis.

The single peaked in the UK at #26 for a total of 11 weeks, where Sharkey’s previous debut single “Listen to Your Father” peaked at #23.

The A-side featured Queen’s percussionist Roger Taylor on additional drums and synths. Taylor also produced the A-side along with David Richards whilst Sharkey produced the B-side. Richards has also worked with Queen and David Bowie.

A promotional music video was created for the single. Sharkey also performed the song on the popular UK music show Top of the Pops.

SIDE A:
Loving You (Extended Version)
Producer – Dave Richards*, Roger Taylor

SIDE B:
Is This An Explanation?
Producer – Feargal Sharkey

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– 601 886, Virgin ‎– 601 886-213
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve Design] – Caryn Gough
Photography By – Richard Haughton
Written-By – Sharkey*, Callis*

NOTES:
Printed In Western Germany

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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23 Responses to “Feargal Sharkey – Loving You (Germany 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul for this rare gem.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Yes Paul, thank you for this gem of a record. A perfect song for the Valentine’s Day weekend!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Valentine’s day Jeff 🙂

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  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Amazing choice for this Valentine’s Day weekend!

    Hope you’ll post “A good heart” too.
    (also if there isn’t an extended version,
    but only the album version)
    I need it in your Paulity audio-quality.
    Have a great weekend! 💛

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    NKelly Reply:

    There is an extended mix and it’s awesome. Owned and loved it for many a year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Can you point me to it Neil? Thanks

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  4. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite artists from the 80’s.

    Thanks Paul for this rarity 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  5. wolfie Says:

    WOW! Happy Valentines Day sweetcheeks! Awesome choice xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Same to you Wolfie. Hugs 🙂

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  6. SaNDMaN Says:

    Thanks so much for this, Paul. My copy is scratched to hell 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome SaNDMaN 🙂

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  7. NKelly Says:

    I’d so love for a BTG rip of ‘Listen to your father’ with it’s Madness connections. Also the awesome 12″ of ‘A good heart’ which is wonderful!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    See what I can do Neil 🙂

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  8. Michael Says:

    One of my heros 🙂
    Feargal Sharkey is simply brilliant!!!
    Thanks a lot for the post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Michael 🙂

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  9. Daniel Says:

    Wow Paul, what a big surprise for me to discover this wonderful post. After Saga’s The flyer this is another dream coming true for me. This is one of my very favourite songs of the 80s and the remix is so well done. And it’s so perfect for Valentine’s day. Paul you make me feel so good, it’s just unbelievable. A thouusand thanks. This was a fantastic week for me. I cherish the day when I found BTG. I wish you a great weekend and a happy Valentine’s day.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    So happy to do it Daniel I love this song. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  10. Stephen Says:

    When “A Good Heart” came out and took over Australia I was impressed, but not as impressed as “You Little Thief” which blew me away. Bought the single, got the album when it came out, and since then I haven’t been impressed by Feargal … until today.

    And really, I’m not impressed with Feargal, but with an immensely knowledgable DJ named Paul who constantly surprises me with his astonishing in-depth knowledge of bizarre and little-known facts.

    Never heard of this before. You continue to amaze me Paul.

    Happy Birthday / Valentine’s Day / Book-Giving Day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stephen 🙂

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  11. Cory Says:

    Wow – nice surprise today! Thanks for sharing this Paul!!

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  12. MillCity9 Says:

    I have to admit that I did not know these tracks existed. I had his 1985 album release featuring ‘A Good Heart’ and I think he also had a follow up album. This a good song and I like the production. It’s a treasure to be able to listen too them and a great companion to ‘A Good Heart’ which is a song I love and has been apart of my 80s list for years. Thank you.

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