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Level 42 – Hot Water (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 25th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Hot Water” is a single released in 1984 by the British musical group Level 42. It was released a couple of weeks before the album True Colours. The single reached #18 on the UK Singles Chart and was a top ten hit in the Netherlands and Norway. The song was produced by Ken Scott

In 1985, “Hot Water” and another True Colours song, “The Chant Has Begun”, were tacked onto the US version of Level 42’s breakthrough album, World Machine, in place of “I Sleep on My Heart,” “Dream Crazy” (which only appeared on the European CD version of the album), and “Coup D’Etat.” “Hot Water” was released as the US follow-up single to the World Machine breakthrough single, “Something About You” in 1986; it peaked at #87.

SIDE A:
A Hot Water (Mastermix) 10:11
Remix – Ken Scott

SIDE B:
Hot Water 3:38
Producer – Ken Scott

Hot Water (Live) 6:14
Mixed By – Gregg Jackman, Level 42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hot water U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #87

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 885 155-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Written-By – M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

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 “Level 42 – Hot Water (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Great to see a new (to the site) Level 42. Awesome and more please! Many thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂

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  2. Song_And_Dance Says:

    LOVE IT! I´ve always loved Level 42. I own each and every album cd and still got my 29 12inches, of course. The US 12″ sleeve differs from the European. It was obviously created in the style of the World Machine album. Never mind. I do like the remix version.

    Thanks, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song And dance 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul, how many times can you charge me up!?! I literally worship your musical tastes!!Its like a validation for my own preferences. You’re like this genie because you grant so many musical wishes; even those that I haven’t wished for….YET!! PLUS, the finished product is a work of art. So much of the Disc Jockey’s treasure is marred by all that manipulative handling of matching beats and sc-sc-sc-scratching mix tricks. You have rescued so many favorites and preserved them with the utmost care and clarity. Like they’re fossils of a lost time, frozen in amber. Beautiful jewels they are. Hey, if I could drool out of my ears, I certainly would over your ripping skills!! So proud and so blessed by you. Thank you Paul.

    Always and Forever!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I appreciate you so much my friend 🙂

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  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. Keep those 12″ singles coming.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. keeganskylar Says:

    Would love to see more LEVEL 42 excellent ! Thanks in my top 5 80s bands !! SO FUN ! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    There will be more keeganskylar 🙂

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  6. CL Says:

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂

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  7. Dana Says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!! Well worth the 13 months!
    Very much appreciated,
    d

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dana 🙂

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  8. Rick Says:

    Paul,

    Thank You…Thank You…Thank You! This has been my favorite Level 42 song for 31 years, and I finally have a copy of the FULL Mastermix (not the edit). Can we expect some other Level 42 gems anytime soon?

    Also, thanks for all your hard work on preserving these gems from my middle and high school years! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rick. Yes I will be posting more Level 42 in the future 🙂

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    Rick Reply:

    GREAT! I can’t wait to see which one is next! 🙂

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Always was the funkiest Level 42 song, great extended version and the 10 minutes of it are not to long at all. But such a funky song would have deserved a dance mix with much more heavier drums. Anyway nice rip!

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  10. Junior Says:

    I loved Level 42 throughout the 80’s, although the early 80’s were my favourite era for the group. This ties in nicely with that era of course.

    Thanks in abundance Paul 🙂

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  11. Osc Says:

    Oh man… This is so much back to hi school for me, it was VERY popular around here.

    Incidentally it was also one of my early experiences recording with sync – using one friend’s Yamaha RX-11 drum machine to drive another friend’s Roland JX3P via midi per drum note while outputting the rim shot alone at 24 ppq, recording both to a Fostex 2-input, 4-track cassette. Then syncing the drum machine to the recorded 24 ppq I could record another sequenced track, a metronome click for our drummer and finally some effects on the now freed up sync track. I then had my hands free to play the more interesting parts on my Roland Jupiter 4 and the hi school’s Korg Polysix. We were the tightest funk cover band in Rødovre, but the drummer still hates me for it. 🙂

    To be honest I miss the thrill of our rickety “ghetto” productions in the 80s. After I bought an Atari 1040STe and Cubase it all became too easy…

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  12. Casper Idol Says:

    Hallo Paul.

    Wie geht es Dir ?

    Fantastische Arbeit von Dir. Ich habe diese lange Version auch auf Platte, und muss schon sagen,
    das ist eine kleine Rarität, die du uns mal wieder zur Verfügung stellst.
    Vor einigen Monaten habe ich für meine eigene Sammlung mal eine neue Single Version dieses Stücks
    angefertigt. Um so überraschender fand ich es, das plötzlich Hot Water bei Dir auftauchte.

    Mach weiter so.

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  13. Michael Says:

    Still remember when a friend of mine brought this maxi-single. It had a different cover but same remix. Thanks a lot Paul!!!!

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  14. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul

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