Posted by DjPaulT on July 19th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
Originally posted April 12, 2010
“Turn Your Back On Me” was the third single released by Kajagoogoo (Known as Kaja in the US) from the album “Islands” also known as “Extra Play” in the United States. The song was recorded without Limahl, who had been fired by the band in mid-1983 and went on to pursue a solo career. Bass player Nick Beggs, already the group’s main backing singer, took over lead vocal duties, and also wrote the lyrics. The song was produced by the band themselves, now a four-piece group, along with Colin Thurston, who had also produced their debut, “White Feathers”.
“Turn Your Back On Me” did well on the US Dance Charts peaking at #2 for two weeks. In the UK the single peaked at #47.
After Limahl’s departure, the bands second album (from which “Turn Your Back On Me” comes) was released in the U.S. as Kaja, but still Kajagoogoo in other markets. Finally, in 1985 after another member left, the remaining members officially renamed themselves Kaja in all markets.
The remixes on this 12″ are exclusive to the US market.
Turn Your Back On Me (Flipped Disc Mix) 6:58
Turn Your Back On Me (Dub Mix) 5:32
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1984||Turn Your Back On Me||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#2|
Label: EMI America – V-7850-1/2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Edited By, Mixed By – Steve Thompson
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Barbiero
Producer – Colin Thurston, Kaja
Producer [Additional] – Steve Thompson
Written-By – J. Strode*, N. Beggs*, S. Askew*, S. Neale*
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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