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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Secession – The Magician (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 24th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“The Magician” is a song by Scottish synth-pop band Secession. “The Magician” was the fifth single released by the band. Secession only released one full length album A Dark Enchantment in 1987.

SIDE A:
The Magician (Pecky Plus Mix) 6:58
Remix – Steve Peck

Magic Drums 3:21

SIDE B:
The Magician (Pecky Dub Mix) 5:30
Remix – Steve Peck

The Killing Season 4:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren (3) ‎– SIREN 31-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – DB*
Producer – Secession, Steve Peck (tracks: A1 to B1), Wilf Smarties
Written-By – Thomson*

NOTES:
The back of the sleeve calls track A1 the “Extended Re-Mix”.
Tracks A1 & B1 Remixed for Peck Productions
Mastered at Tape One.

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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33 Responses to “Secession – The Magician (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul for another great post!

    Do you know the story of this remix (if there is one)
    made by Steve Peck (Shep Pettibone’s engineer) ?

    I saw also the video, it’s very hot.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I did some research for this band BE.D12” however there is not much out there about them. Steve Peck being the remixer was one of the reasons I bought this single not many with Mr. Peckm alone at the remix helm 🙂

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  3. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks Paul! I had started into the recording & scanning of the entire Secession 12 inch catalogue a while back, but lost steam half way through. $$ was a bit tight too. I never got a chance to pick up the later 12 inches. I should have kept on! Anyway, great post and superb band that never got it’s due credit.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome RA I have pretty much all of their 12″ singles. Just digging them out one by one very underrated band.

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  4. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Interesting! Never heard that song before. I do have the “Touch” 12inch but never took real interest in the band back then.
    Thank you Paul. Great find for me.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song And Dance 🙂

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    MillCity9 Reply:

    Please consider posting ‘Touch’ as it’s one of favs.

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  5. Daniel Says:

    Wow Paul, what a big surprise with this post. This is totally new for me. I never heard about this band. Great song, great mixes and as always great mastering. I can never thank you enough Paul for all the joy you bring me again and again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel I’m very happy to introduce you to something new 🙂

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    Love this single! I appreciate your making it available in high resolution!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  7. MillCity9 Says:

    Great underrated band. I remember the video for ‘Touch’ and thought it was New Order for a moment. I’m saying a prayer for ‘Roller Over’ from The Thompson Twins for Friday or some time in the future.

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    Song_And_Dance Reply:

    Now THAT´s a great song, Roll Over. Especially with its remix versions Roll Over (Again) and Rollunder (b-side to King For A Day).

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  8. Jeff Says:

    Man Paul, it’s only now that I got to see what you posted today and I am thrilled out of my gourd!! This band intrigues me. First time I ever heard of them was through Razormaid! and a song called “The Animals Come Out At Night.” This was an interesting sample based track. Since then, I heard great things about the band. They certainly have a cult status. As a person with an avid interest in the occult and the supernatural, “The Magician” piqued my interest. I am so very thankful for you bringing this out for all of us. And Paul, I really can’t stop my elation when it comes to you. You are this crusader of all the great 12-inch mixes that were released. I am tickled and stroked into tumescence when I think of all the gifts you LAVISH on us. Whoa, you are the greatest of the GREAT!! You’re a magician yourself and a true GOD of the twelve inch.

    Tremendous thanks!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I will have to check out that Razormaid mix i’m not familiar with it. Big hug 🙂

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  9. john Says:

    thank you, could you post Howard Jones – The Prisones 12″ – Bang- Holding My heart 12″,
    Greetings…

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  10. Thomas Says:

    Wow! I was nearly floored when I sat down to my computer, pulled up your site and saw this as today’s post. What a fantastic finish to an otherwise crummy day for me today. I have been hoping you would get to this one for a very long time. THANK YOU! This is one of my favorite dance tracks of all time and I have a couple copies of this 12″ and the Canadian version of Promise with the Magician on B-side also. And what an incredible remix job from Steve Peck. One of the greatest engineers of the era, not too shabby of a remix/producer either. There is also a very rare 12″ of this track with Freddy Bastone remixes I have been looking for the 12″ for a very long time. I am lucky enough to be owner of a 1st generation PAL video cassette for the Pecky Plus mix video…very rare prized possession.

    Very excited to hear this with the DJPaulT treatment!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Thomas glad I was able to brighten a crummy day. It’s always nice to hear a good song when you are feeling low 🙂

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  11. shannon Says:

    LOVE IT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Shannon 🙂

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  12. lietz Says:

    thanks paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome lietz 🙂

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  13. Junior Says:

    I have never heard of this band, but i’m looking forward to hearing them for the first time.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior. Enjoy! 🙂

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  14. mothloop Says:

    Words can not express how much I love this band and this song in particular. Thank so very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop I hope to be posting more Secession in the future 🙂

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  15. Anonymous Says:

    Paul,
    Not sure if you had to do some audio correction which led to this, or if it’s that way on the 12″ but at 00:38 the wrong note is present in the “Pecky Plus” mix. I was able to easily correct it in Audacity by simply grabbing the correct note/downbeat from elsewhere in the song, but I thought that you should know. I’m familiar with this mix and have not heard this issue in other rips. I appreciate your upload very much!

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    Thomas Reply:

    I noticed this also. I think it was spliced and inserted incorrectly. Perhaps in an attempt to fix a noisy spot. Like you said an easy fix in any wav editor. It actually sounds kinda cool though like an intentional edit you might see in a “remix” service edit.

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  16. Synthpopper Says:

    GREAT BAND!

    Thank you

    SNEAKYVILLE by them is still one of my all-time favorite GOTH tracks!!!

    Happy Easter

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  17. Cory Says:

    Hey Paul!

    Wonderful surprise! Secession are quite possibly one of the most underrated bands of the 80’s.

    You mentioned you have most of their 12″ collection … any chance you have the rare 12″ Michael, featuring the Chris Lord-Alge remix??

    https://www.discogs.com/Secession-Michael/release/7744622

    If so, would you mind posting that soon? Pppppplease? 🙂

    Here’s the remix someone ripped/shared on YouTube:

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  18. memoryboy Says:

    I’m a little late getting to these ones. I only know of this song “The Magician″ and also “Touch”. I LOVE “Touch” and hope you post that Twelve-Inch someday. That’s an amazing track. I love this one too. I am not really familiar with any of Secession’s other songs, so look forward to any others you post. Thanks Paul.

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