Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Boy George – Don’t Cry (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Don’t Cry” was the first single taken from the album High Hat by English singer and Culture Club front man Boy George. The single debuted on the U.K. singles chart on August 10, 1988 peaking at #60.

SIDE A:
Don’t Cry (In Full) 7:01

SIDE B:
Don’t Cry (Edit) 4″09

Leave In Love 5:03
Vocals [Vocal Solo] – Carroll Thompson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– BOY 107 12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Mx + Tex
Design [Sleeve Design] – Assorted Images
Mixed By – Mike Pela
Photography By – Brad Branson, Industria (3)
Producer – Bobby Z*
Written-By – Bobby Z*, O’Dowd*, Maidman* (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Mixed (for Powerplant London)
Thanks To: Fritz Kok & Debbie Bunn

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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20 Responses to “Boy George – Don’t Cry (UK 12″)”

  1. Patrick Says:

    link not found

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    NKelly Reply:

    Yes still the same 16 FLAC works but not the 320 MP3 at present. I’m sure Paul is sorting as i type now that you have informed him!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    They were still uploading should be working now guys.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s working now.

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    Patrick Reply:

    Thank You

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Phew you’re back! Was hoping for some Prince (as much as i do love The Boy – we’re even friends on Facebook)! Do you have any Prince that you could or rather (as i know you will) post in the near future? Plenty of vinyl only Prince in existance of course. Almost as bad as Madonna!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have been on the fence over posting Prince. He was very much against streaming and downloading Out of respect for him I am not sure what I am going to do yet.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Yes very good point i didn’t think about that. I think this site is small enough not to offend plus you do the music such amazing justice unlike some of the record companies via compression. But as i say i completely get your point!

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    David Reply:

    There is a Prince connection to this Boy George record, though- It was produced by Bobby Z of The Revolution. Subtle tribute, Paul, probably the sort Prince would have liked.

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  3. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Thomas Says:

    Well there is a Prince connection here. The Producer and Co-writer of this song is none other than Bobby Z, Prince’s long time drummer from ’78 to throughout peak years of the Revolution days! Thanks for the good work Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Thomas. Thanks for the education you taught me something new 🙂

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  5. Modernaire Says:

    Woa, you didn’t realize this Paul?!

    That’s kind of a crazy coincidence!

    Bobby Z. brother of David Z, the Rivkin brothers. Met him once, cool man, very close and loyal to Prince.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Guess I just over looked that part when I was researching this record. I am a Prince fan but not so die hard that I knew all the details. That’s why I am grateful I have you guys 🙂

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  6. Joey Says:

    Awesome unintentional Prince tribute. It just goes to show just how great a mark he left on popular music. Bravo Mr.T!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joey. You are absolutely correct he was a genius 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I had chills when you posted this Boy George single. When Prince passed away suddenly, Boy George was one of the first to comment and that really touched me. Karen and I have always felt that George has one of the best voices in music….EVER!! And I so love the fact that you post wonderful records all the time. You are a wunderkind and we’re so appreciative of all the work you do. I also love the fact that, out of respect for Prince’s feelings about streaming and downloading, you are careful to honor his wishes. I’ve been listening to a lot of his music these past few days, even made a CD compilation called “Purple Reign: 1958-2016” for myself. Thought of you the whole time while making it too because you do inspire me so much Paul. Thank you for the records of Prince that you have posted too. That “Party Man” single absolutely ROCKS!!. As always, you’re the best.

    Forever Grateful!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. I was planning to do some Prince posts but then I heard on the news how unhappy he was with streaming etc. So I thought about it and decided maybe I shouldn’t. I’m not saying that I won’t post some related material. We’ll just have to see. Thank you for understanding my decision. It is cool that this turned out to be related after all, I just had a feeling I should do this rercord. Weird how things happen.

    Paul

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    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, you are just so special and I (and the readers here!) love you lots!! Thanks for being so extraordinary!!

    Hugs,

    Jeff

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