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Secession – Fire Island (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 16th, 2016


A. Front

“Fire Island” is a single released in 1984 by Scottish synth-pop band Secession.

The original demo of “Fire Island” (based around two sequences programmed on a Yamaha DX7) at Planet Studios in Edinburgh, which subsequently came to the attention of the Beggars Banquet Records A&R department.

After being signed by Beggars Banquet, the band re-recorded “Fire Island” at REL Studios in Edinburgh, later remixed by the production team associated with Freeez and John Rocca. The single failed to chart.

Fire Island (Extended Mix) 7:35

Fire Island (Extended Instrumental) 6:55

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Beggars Banquet ‎– BEG 112T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Artwork By [Design] – Iain Macleod
Guitar, Composed By – Peter Thomson
Keyboards – Carole Branston, Peter Thomson
Mixed By – John Rocca
Other [Management] – 291
Photography – Graham
Recorded By – Wilf Smarties
Synthesizer, Percussion – Charlie Kelly
Vocals – Carole Branston, Charlie Kelly, Peter Thomson

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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11 Responses to “Secession – Fire Island (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    You know Paul, it really makes me feel all-so-good to be exposed to more of Secession’s music. I do know of them, but there are a lot of gaps (for me) when it comes to their discography. Plus, with you, LIKE ALWAYS!!!!!!, I can depend on delectable vinyl rips that really showcase the full range of an artist’s vision. Your quest for developing your ART makes me and my ears know that we’re in the very best of hands. I love how you strive for the best possible sonic quality. I worship your many, MANY TALENTS!! So, thank you once again for this great gift. So looking forward to hearing this.

    You’re definitely a “Magician!”


    P.S. I hope you had a nice vacation. With everything that’s been going on, I do hope that you did find some time to rest and enjoy yourself. I will always be concerned for your happiness in things. You deserve it.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I did have a nice vacation lots of fun it was nice to get away. I have to admit though Sunday when we awoke to the horrible news we were all very sad. I am still feeling a great loss.


  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Thomas Says:

    Three awesome posts in 3 days…Thank you Paul! An underrated track from a very underrated band. Love it!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Thomas 🙂


  4. Dean Says:

    Excellent find!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dean! 🙂


  5. Jeff Says:

    I had to comment again Paul to let you know that this is one fantastic record. Now, this is music that really speaks to me. I’m a die-hard fanatic when it comes to this 1980’s new wave stuff and alternative dance records. Sure, I love my pop and such, but the alternative stuff drives me passionately. What a catalog of cutting-edge music you’ve assembled here with such care, precision and audio splendor. My heart over-flows with such joy and jubilation over it all. Thank you Paul for this and so much more.

    More than satisfied!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    So glad that you like it Jeff kinda thought you would John Rocca did a great remix on this one 🙂


  6. RA Feutz Says:

    I love Secession! I would be over the moon if you had the ‘Sneakyville’ 12 inch. It’s the only one I have yet to post. That’s only due to the fact that I don’t have the original record anymore to get quality scans like you provide! I hate using the low quality images from discogs. Also (not trying to be a pain), if you do have it, would there be anyway to get scans of the actual label on the record too? Thanks as always Paul.


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