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King – Love & Pride (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 15th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Love & Pride” is the debut single by Coventry band King, produced by Richard James Burgess from their first studio album Steps in Time (1984). It was released in August 1984 and reached a chart ranking of #84 on the UK Singles Chart in May. When the group performed the song on Saturday morning television towards the end of the year, the single was re-released and became a hit in early 1985, reaching number two in the charts for three consecutive weeks and only being held off the top spot by “I Know Him So Well”, a duet by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson for the musical Chess. It later climbed to a peak of number 55 in the US Billboard Hot 100 in August 1985. Richard James Burgess remixed the single several times for B-sides and 12 inch versions and these fueled the international club success of the single and subsequent album, Steps in Time. The dance mixes of “Love & Pride” pushed it to a peak position of seventeen on the American dance charts. In this song a Prophet 5 synthesizer is used.

SIDE A:
Love & Pride (Extended Mix) 6:14

SIDE B:
Love & Pride (Dub Mix) 4:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Love & Pride U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #55
1984 Love & Pride U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 49 05236, Epic ‎– 49-05236
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Nick Knight
Producer, Remix – Richard James Burgess
Written-By –M. Roberts*, P. King*

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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24 Responses to “King – Love & Pride (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul a million.Love this single. Paul King was great. How many mixes of Won’t You Hold My Hand Now do you have as well?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar not sure how many I have.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    You’re all about Love and Pride DjPaulT!! I was really moved by yesterday’s posting and your and your readers’ comments. There is certainly a lot of love and pride out there and Burning The Ground has got it in bucket loads!! Thank you Paul for all you do and for being the beautiful person you are. You’re a hero to many and not just the music. It’s that lovely personality of yours that permeates the music and presentation.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Jeff it means a lot 🙂

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  3. omar Says:

    It says Error 404. Not found.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s working now.

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    omar Reply:

    thanks.

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    juspuk Reply:

    Clicking from the email download links gets me to an error page as well.

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  4. David Says:

    And what became of Paul King. He went to MTV to work as a VJ and when that came to and end he was seen on home shopping tv channels praising 80’s compilations. 🙂 Great upload Paul. I also remember the body and soul mix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Yeah, sunday evenings (in the Netherlands). Real cool vibes and music, mch more indie than at the regular hours. (And no, we did not make disco and call it hiphop or singersongwriter back then. Just fresh non-mainstream sillyness 🙂

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  5. RA Feutz Says:

    I always loved this track! Funny, again, I was just looking through my 12 inch collection of his yesterday. Just reminiscing about summer’s gone by. Thanks again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend 🙂

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  6. ex15 Says:

    Awesome..

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Good post Paul, King had a rwal good run of singles, don’t know how many of them made it to the US but Taste of Your Tears and Alone Without You were great songs too.

    A new music museum was set up in Coventry last year, and there’s a large King exhibit in there of memorabilia (including Paul’s green suit!) and artifacts, plus you can listen to early demos of Love and Pride (it has a horrific synth all the way through!) and other rare songs. Plus there’s displays of items and info on pretty much all other Cov bands, like The Specials, The Primitives, and the whole 2Tone scene etc…

    Worth checking out if any UK peeps are in the area, It’s hard to find (behind a parade of shops) but I think it’s only about £3 to get in!
    http://www.covmm.co.uk

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is so cool Jermajesty I would love to see that exhibit. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Do you perhabs know if they have Boy George’s 80’s dreads on display, too? Or did het make his 2013 goatee from that? 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Boy George wasn’t from Coventry, Dirk.

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    Dirk Reply:

    Strange to read the Coventry museum is solely for the benefit of Coventry gents and peeps and their music. I think it might limit their market.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    It is a celebration and showcase of music and musicians from Coventry, which it is open to all.

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  8. JPD Says:

    Love King and have all the mixes except the Alone Without You mixes from the US 12″. Any chance you have nice clean copies of the 3 mixes?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi JPD yes I have the Japan 12″ which has the US mixes will try to post it soon 🙂

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    JPD Reply:

    Thanks Paul. Your a star!

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