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John Waite – Missing You (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 6th, 2016


A. Front


“Missing You” is a song co-written and recorded by English musician John Waite. It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from the album No Brakes. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of 22 September 1984, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Original MTV personality Nina Blackwood said in the book VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave that Waite had written the song about her. She later told the Tampa Bay Times that Waite confirmed this to her after the book’s publication.

Missing You (Extended Version) 7:03

For Your Love 3:39

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #7


Label: EMI America ‎– V-7833
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

Engineer – Gary Hellman (tracks: A)
Engineer [Assistant] – Ken Stiger (tracks: A)
Mixed By – John Luongo (tracks: A)
Producer – David Thoener, Gary Gersh
Producer, Written-By – John Waite
Written-By – Chas Sandford (tracks: A), Curly Smith (tracks: B), Donnie Nossov (tracks: B), Gary Myricktracks: B), Mark Leonard (tracks: A)

Special version from the LP “NO BRAKES”

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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17 Responses to “John Waite – Missing You (US 12″)”

  1. cdman Says:

    excelent choice!!!
    thank you


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cdman 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    One of my all-time favorite songs is given a wonderful mix by John Luongo. Paul, I love this 12-inch. For the longest time I’ve been secretly hoping that you might have it in your collection and, if so, someday you’d get to posting it. Well, that day is here and now and I feel all giddy inside. Thanks in advance for another slice of nostalgia for me in your high definition rip. You’re glorious in making our favorites see the light of day!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. One of my all-time favorites too 🙂


  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks DJ Paul,
    great track.

    a curiosity: why in some country the 12″ run to 33 1/3 rpm
    and in other (especially in Germany) they run to 45 rpm?
    which is the best audio quality in your experience (and why this different choices)?
    Thanks again.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    The US usually pressed 12″ singles at 33 ⅓ RPM and Europe and the rest of the world 45 RPM. Some say 45 RPM sounds better. Here is a pretty good article that explains the differences.



    Dirk Reply:

    The websitepage you provided is not only informative but highly amusing as well 🙂 if you catch my drift.


    Muff Diver Reply:

    Thanks for the link Paul. This helps to explain an awful lot of questions I had 🙂


  4. Martijn van Heeringen Says:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Martijn 🙂


  5. Stephen Says:

    Loved this song since it first came out – never knew there was a remix, and it’s a corker! Thanks again Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stephen 🙂


  6. ToBAlive Says:

    (teary eyed)… Thank you Paul. Rickie


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rickie 🙂


  7. John Says:

    YES! Thank you!


  8. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thank you Paul! This is a fantastic 12″! Appreciate the excellent rip!


  9. Michael Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul,
    A wish came through 🙂


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