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Spelt Like This – Contract Of The Heart (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 8th, 2016


A. Front

C. Insert

Contract Of The Heart” is the debut single by UK synth-pop band Spelt Like This. The single was produced by proilfic British pop production and songwriting team Stock, Aitken & Waterman under the Pseudonym W.A.S.P. the only time the organisation used this alias.

“Contract Of The Heart” reached #91 on the UK singles chart in 1985. The band had recorded a full album according to guitarist Alan Rawlings but it was shelved.

The b-side “12 Inch Extensive Massacre” is an instrumental track filled with samples from ganster movies.

Contract Of The Heart (S Mix) 6:00

12 Inch Extensive Massacre 4:59
Written-By – Rawlings*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: EMI ‎– 12SLT 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – W.A.S.P.*
Written-By – Richards*, McKenzie*

Housed in picture sleeve with insert

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

D. Insert

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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18 Responses to “Spelt Like This – Contract Of The Heart (UK 12″)”

  1. David Says:

    Never heard of this band before your post yesterday, and now I’m wishing they would have done a full album. Or an entire catalog of full albums!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    That makes me so happy when I introduce you guys to something new and you love it 🙂


  2. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Brilliant. You are a true hero my friend and so looking forward to download this. I so, so love this song. Really big thanks for this Paul. X


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul!!! Floored, once again by what you do!! Absolutely pumped to go home and download this!! And I’m very piqued to hear the flip-side. I love music with samples galore too and you just know how to pick them. I love that you set your GPS system on locating the “perfect beat,” and BEATS!!! And oh my, what a provocative cover too!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know love the sleeve very cool. Hope you like this one Jeff 🙂


  4. Dsico D Says:

    Love this! Thank you, Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Disco D 🙂


  5. Carty Says:

    I remember buying this 12″ purely based on seeing its cover in the record store. I must have read about first in a music magazine, or something.

    Fortunately, it was a damn good track too!

    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ypu’re welcome Carty 🙂


  6. Daniel Says:

    Thank you so much Paul for this great post. This single is very catchy. You make me so happy with these amazing rips.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Daniel 🙂


  7. Gilbert Says:

    OMG, another rare PWL record! Thank you.


  8. mike Says:

    EMI spent a fortune on this lot, the hype was enormous, the record sales not!


  9. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


  10. Dana Says:

    I too got sucked in by the sleeve. The 7″ had eight cut out squares over select letters that disappeared when you pulled it open, always tried to suss out if it, or the inside sleeve, or the back cover spelled out something, but…
    Loved the tune nonetheless.

    Thanks so much!


  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    Interestingly enough, I was going through my SAW Sing;es Collection Box and happen to flip to this single when I saw your post. Never heard of the band but now I do, thanks to You. And oh, interesting inserts. 😉


  12. Dirk Says:

    I dislike almost all s.a.w. produced, really. So I wont’even sample this one.
    But I do encourage you to post stuff with artwork like this 😉 Could be close ups shot by Helmut Newton – on molly.
    (Although it might be blocked in Japan I am told..)


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