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Tracie Spencer – Symptoms Of True Love (PWL Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 24th, 2016


A. Front


“Symptoms of True Love” is the second single from Tracie Spencer’s self-titled debut album. The single was released in 1988. It was written by German composer team Irmgard Klarmann and Felix Weber. Unlike her first single (which was a ballad), this song was an uptempo club/dance track. The theme of the song focuses on Spencer discovering that she is suffering from “symptoms of true love” and lists the causes.

“Symptoms of True Love” was Tracie’s first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 38. On the Hot Black Singles chart, it peaked at a respectable number 11.

Symptoms Of True Love (PWL Remix) 7:11
Remix – Pete Hammond*

Symptoms Of True Love (Piano Dub) 5:06
Remix, Producer [Additional Productions] – David Todd

Symptoms Of True Love (Instrumental) 4:18

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Symptoms Of True Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #38
1988 Symptoms Of True Love U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #11
1988 Symptoms Of True Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14


Label: Capitol Records ‎– 060-20 2789 6, EMI Electrola ‎– 060-20 2789 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Europe
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Euro House

Executive-producer – Stan Plesser, Wayne Edwards (2)
Photography By – Dennis Keeley (2)
Producer – Ron ‘Have Mercy’ Kersey*
Written-By – F. Weber, I. Klarmann*

Side A:
Remixed for PWL

Side B:
B1: Additional Production & Remixed for Watchout Productions, Inc.

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 “Tracie Spencer – Symptoms Of True Love (PWL Remix) (UK 12″)”

  1. Dsico D Says:

    Thanks, Paul!
    I have this 12″ remix and the original 12″ in my collection.
    One of my 80s faves. One that got away!
    Great choice 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Disco D 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Is this the same Tracie Spencer who did “This House” Paul? I loved that record, but this one is new to me. Very cool to have you give us another PWL remix. I can’t wait to check it out. I’m so happy it’s Friday and the weekend is ahead. Every time you post things Paul, it’s like a little bit of “Friday” and all is right in the world. Hope you have a marvelous weekend and I’ll be speaking to you soon.

    All the best!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jeff yes it is the same Tracie Spencer I loved “This House” there was a remix service version that I loved that had elements of the big bad wolf in it “I’m Gonna Blow Your House Down” can’t remember which service it was.


  3. Gilbert Says:

    OMG, this is a rare treat since i do not think the PWL remix has surfaced on any CD, digital downloads, before! Therefore, this is one of a kind remastering. The intro is a killer! Thanks again Paul.

    Paul, i’m dying for a remastering of Never You Done That (12″) by General Public and also Abandoned Ship by April Showers!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Gilbert I have looked for the April Showers 12″ and it is extremely expensive if a I ever find a clean affordable copy I will get it.


  4. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many many Thanks Paul!!!
    I think this is a great european remix
    thanks to the PWL sound and to Pete Hammond
    (that I think is better than Phil Harding).

    Only you could give us this incredible 12″.
    … If Love could rule the world!

    Have a great weekend.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” have a wonderful weekend 🙂


    Jean-Michel Reply:

    Phil Harding was different than pete hammond, not better…
    Harding was specialist for hi-nrg (dead or alive, divine) or soul (Princess..Diana ross)
    big fan of Motown sound
    1987, PWL needed another mixmaster…
    if I remember the 1st mix for pwl by Hammond was “Mel&Kim Respectable” in contribution with Harding.


  5. Jean-Michel Says:

    thanks incredible sound.. ultra HQ


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jean-Michel 🙂


  6. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Absolutely brilliant!
    Thanks very Much for this Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy 🙂


  7. musicdivaSF Says:

    Oh.My.Gawd.! No way, but i know it’s more like Yes way!! Yay!! I can’t even string along a coherent statement / comment because I am just filled with excitement seeing this post. Thank you, thank you! This is beyond awesome! Mwah! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think that means you love this one lol. Have a great weekend MusicdiaSF 🙂


  8. music_fan Says:

    I’ve heard of Spencer Tracy (the actor) but not Tracie Spencer! LOL

    The songs sounds a bit ‘Five Star’ ish.


  9. rmonton Says:

    Hi!.. Just found your amazing site!!.. Your rips are awesome!!..
    BTW, your RSS feed doesn’t work.


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