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Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 15th, 2016


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Headed To The Mall Week.


“Electric Youth” is the seventh single from American singer-songwriter-actress Debbie Gibson, and the second from her second album Electric Youth. It became one of her most famous songs, peaking at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and fourteen on the UK Singles Chart.

Gibson had written the song as a statement about how young people of that era were seen and how their ideas were often ignored. As a teenager herself, she was a firm believer that the beliefs and ideas held by young people were just as important as those held by adults and the song reminded people of this. It also reminded them that the current youth would become the next generation of adults.

Electric Youth (Deep House Mix) 7:35

Electric Youth (Shep’s House Dub) 5:51
Remix – Shep*

Electric Youth (7″ Version) 4:55

Electric Youth (The Electro Mix) 6:37
Edited By – Tony Shimkin

Electric Youth (The Electro Dub Gone Haywire Mix) 6:32
Edited By – Tony Shimkin

We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix) 5:34
Mixed By – Bassy Bob Brockmann, Deborah Gibson*, Fred Zarr

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Electric Youth U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1989 Electric Youth U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3


Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86427
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Deep House, Synth-pop

Arranged By – Deborah Gibson*, Fred Zarr
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck (tracks: A1 to B2)
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Shep Pettibone (tracks: A1 to B2)
Producer – Fred Zarr
Written-By – Deborah Gibson*

Remixed from the LP “ELECTRIC YOUTH”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

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

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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20 Responses to “Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Love it! Just as i predicted on Facebook at 12:40am UK time for today’s post. Used to play this lots. Recognised the ‘We could be together’ (Campfire mix) immediately. Looking forward to hearing that again. It must have been years since i last heard that one! Not that i’m saying i’d still like it now. I was about 16 at the time. Many thanks


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You were just a baby Neil. Glad you have fond memories of this song 🙂


  2. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many many thanks Paul!
    I think this is one of the best Shep Pettibone remix (in house-style)
    and thanks to you there are all his versions (and in Your audio-quality).

    Have a great weekend.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree BE.D12” the “The Electro Dub Gone Haywire Mix” is epic 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    I loved this trip to the Mall week Paul!! It’s been so full of fun, froth and fabulousness that I could hardly contain myself!! AND, I’m surely not the only one who was enraptured by these songs too; so many of your readers really, really…REALLY like Miss Gibson!! I always kind of scratch my head on what people will respond to. Some tracks I feel should have more feedback, as they are probably new discoveries as opposed to old favorites. It’s really important that the community gives feedback to what you post. I love their input. The stories and details make the tracks so much more interesting to my ears and memories. This place is a thrill-ride for me Paul and becomes my own personal backbeat and rhythm bed to live my life on. And what a back catalog of musical diversities and treats and trips can be found here. You are “ELECTRIC” and we sizzle with the shocks of beautiful audio and artwork. You are our “Saint Rip” and “Sonic Scientist” who has got the best collection of dance tracks around. You know you make me feel so good DjPaulT!! You are a natural high and the dream maker of our musical desires. We all hope you hear our applause and praise directed to you. Have a terrific weekend.

    Standing Ovation!!!!!!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love you guys so much Jeff. I look forward to everyday seeing all of your comments. Have a great weekend 🙂


  4. Martijn Says:

    thanks, a lot of versions on this one I did not yet have!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Martijn 🙂


  5. Jon Lorenz Says:

    Paul! You have made my week. I was secretly hoping you would post this! I only wish the week was longer as I have still never heard the House Mixes of “We Could Be Together!” Bravo to all you do! Everything Jeff posted above. Thank you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jon. Maybe I will post those mixes at a later date 🙂


  6. Jon Lorenz Says:

    Hmm. I’m pretty sure this “Campfire Mix” is just the Album version. The Campfire Mix was Acoustic Guitar, Voice and percussion only. But it’s great to hear it from vinyl.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are correct they mislabeled all of the singles.


  7. Doug Says:

    Out of the Blue was my first CD, and Electric Youth was my second! Haha… I turned 8 years old in 1989, and my dad gave me a BMG music service catalog (where you could order CD’s through the mail– remember those?). They had a “buy 1 cd, get 3 free” deal, so he said I could pick four. I picked Electric Youth, Like A Prayer by Madonna, Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl, and Don’t Be Cruel by Bobby Brown– I listened to the radio all the time back then and knew all the pop hits by heart. I remember waiting to get the package in the mail, and it seemed like it took forever. It came in December, in time for the holidays. It seemed like such a big occasion. Today I could download all of those albums in 5 minutes, but it’s a lot less exciting!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is such a cool story Doug. I do remember BMG and Columbia House those sure were different times. Those are all cool titles that you chose too. Thank you for sharing your memories with us 🙂


  8. Carlos Says:

    Grandiosa maxigrafia de debbie!!! muchas gracias Pault


  9. DarrenWasHere Says:

    this 12″ mix is very familiar and it was riding in the edge of the big “house mix” trend. When I was in college I use to use the radio station’s two turntables, mixing board and reel to reels to make myself mix tapes (reediting dub mixes into the main remix with a razor blade, doing crossfades) for the car.

    (I’ve been transferring these to MP3 this past year)

    This remix I recall putting in a mix dated 4/1989, along with “we call it acieeeeed” “this is acid” “music lover” and a few housed up pop songs. It was never my favorite, I really wanted to like house. And this remix was one of the ways that I almost did, but I it was never my favorite Mixtape.

    But having this will improve the MP3 of the mixtape as I digitally splice it in amongst the hiss the other cassette transferred tracks will have.

    Thanks DJ Paul !


  10. PC Walker Says:

    The house mix of “Electric Youth” was made available to radio stations in edited form. When I opened up the CD, I wasn’t expecting to hear that mix. Radio usually played the single from 7-inch discs that came from the LP, so I don’t know why my vendor decided to include this mix on the CD.


  11. Locutus Says:

    Let the Gibster rule the roost a bit longer. lol
    Why Not? After all Anything Is Possible. That was a pretty good album too.
    Thanks for posting!!


  12. Fred Says:

    Late to the comments here, but just so you all know, all these EY mixes were widely available on CD5 format. Take a few minutes to visit whosampled.com and look up this song with the various mixes and you will see where Shep got his house mixes. 🙂


  13. Eric Says:

    Thanks so much for offering this, I have this on vinyl as well and have been wanting to listen to this again for years. Now I can, thanks to you, looking forward to this, thanks again.


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