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Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 5th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A Label

RMHype

 

Originally posted April 9, 2010

“Pearl in the Shell” is the fourth and final single released by musician Howard Jones from the album Human’s Lib. Released in May 1984, the song reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart. It features a saxophone solo by Davey Payne of Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads.

Unlike Jones’ previous singles, the 12″ single edition did not feature an extended mix of the main track, though a nearly 9 minute remixed version did appear on the US 12″ promo which has never appeared on CD. A 6 minute mix did appear on the 12″ album.

SIDE A:
Pearl In The Shell (Remix Version) 8:57

SIDE B:
Pearl In The Shell (LP Version) 3:53

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– ED 4992
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Rupert Hine
Written-By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones

NOTES:
This mix is unique to this release. An edited version of it is available on “The 12″ Album”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B Label

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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19 Responses to “Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I am shaking over this one Paul!! Thanks so much for restoring your Howard Jones posts. I’ve been LOVING THEM ALL!! We can ALWAYS count on you for delivering the goods that make us feel so very, very good. This is really amazing. I love these promos Paul. You spoil us so very much. The fireworks are still shooting off in fantastic displays.

    Very much appreciated!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jeff 🙂

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  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Was there a UK remix as well ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The edit of this mix appeared on the 12″ album.

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  3. Bob Says:

    Love the posts as always, but I believe that this 12′ version appeared on Howard’s 3CD reissue (Action Replay + 12+ Album + Specially Selected Remixes) from 2011.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah had forgotten it ended up on the remaster.

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  4. AnthonyC Says:

    I love this mix – it’s great!

    At the time it was just an exclusive USA remix and was very rare indeed.

    I’m glad Howard included this in his remasters projects as that was the time time I had ever heard this mix.

    Thanks for the awesome new rip from the lovely sounding vinyl!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Anthony 🙂

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  5. NKelly Says:

    Many thanks was hoping for a return to the number one HoJo (ref to Holly Johnson post comment i made on Friday). Hope we get more HoJo posts in 2016! Awesome!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil more HoJo is coming in 2016 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    fantastic news!

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  6. DJ Jeff Says:

    Hey, Paul….

    Just FYI………for the past 3 weeks or so I’ve been able to download without entering a password. There are no saved passwords in my browser (I’ve checked each time), and my browser cache automatically clears when I close it.

    Not sure if you’ve stopped password-protecting or if there’s some strange WordPress fluke going on. (I use them for my site and sometimes weird stuff happens).

    Cheers,
    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jeff I am aware of it somehow the password/username function is broken I am trying to restore it. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  7. CL Says:

    🙂

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  8. Joey Says:

    A rare one indeed. Even the rare CD version is long out of print. Speaking of vinyl only rarities, I also love the “new version” of New Song that featured on the Things Can Only get Better 12″ which has a clean intro compared to the version on the 12″ album. I saw Howard Jones once play in a club, His parents ran the merchandise stand. It was good show, and a small crowd, it was just him with his sequencers, and then the sequencer broke and about 45 minutes later after being unable to fix it, he continued the show, playing the whole thing live on his own – amazing, a great show that I will never forget. I walked away from that show knowing he is a truly talented person.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Great story!!

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    Neil Reply:

    New Song (New Version)with the clean intro is on 12 Inch Dance 80s Synthpop released in 2014.

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    Joey Reply:

    Thanks for the heads up on that one. I was really considering buying that compilation for that one track, but could not tell if it was the typical fade in version. Cool!!!

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    Jeff Reply:

    Wonderful story Joey. This is another reason I love Paul’s site so much because we get these very interesting anecdotes, opinions and expressions of love and devotion. I have such a renewed interest in Mr. Jones because of all this information and I am grateful to Paul and the great community here on BTG. Have a fantastic day Joey and thanks for this cool story.

    Jeff

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