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Shakespear’s Sister – Break My Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 9th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

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“Break My Heart (You Really)”, also known as “Break My Heart”, is a song by British pop act Shakespears Sister, released in 1988 as the lead single from their debut album Sacred Heart. “Break My Heart (You Really)” was released in most territories as a Double A-side with “Heroine”, which according to Siobhan Fahey was to “give a more rounded picture of what I’m about”. In North American territories however, both songs were released as separate A-side singles. The single failed to have any chart success.

SIDE A:
Break My Heart (Copa Mix) 6:46
Engineer [Remix] – Charles Barwick
Programmed By – Ralph Falcon
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Danny Tenaglia

Break My Heart (Break My Dub) 3:47
Engineer [Remix] – Charles Barwick
Programmed By – Ralph Falcon
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Danny Tenaglia

Break My Heart (Instrumental) 3:40
Engineer [Remix] – Charles Barwick
Programmed By – Ralph Falcon
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Danny Tenaglia

SIDE B:
Break My Heart (Yesterday, Today Mix) 8:05
Engineer [Remix] – Charles Barwick
Programmed By – Ralph Falcon
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Danny Tenaglia

Run Silent (Revolution Mix) 7:04
Remix – William Orbit

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:FFRR ‎– 886 951-1
Format:Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:US
Released:1988
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Richard Feldman, Shakespear’s Sister
Written-By – Detroit*, Feldman*, Fahey*

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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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22 Responses to “Shakespear’s Sister – Break My Heart (US 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul a million. Do you also have Run Silent (Run Deep Mix) to post as well ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar I have two other singles Run Silent (Run Deep Mix) and Ypu’re History (Voodoo Remix) 🙂

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    Kyle Reply:

    Can’t wait!! Thank you so much for this. Dirty Mind 1990 extended mix is one of my favourites of hers.

    Very excited with this.

    Thanks again
    -Kyle

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  2. d-Wizz Says:

    Not often I get to be the first to comment on one of your posts, so I take this an an honour and thank you for posting Shakespear’s Sister. Do you have any more planned? I only became aware of this single last year when I saw a 7″ of it at a record fair. I’m interested to note the Revolution Remix of “Run Silent (Run Deep)”, which also appears on the 12″ single of that title. Also the catalogue number is VERY interesting, ask me if you want to know why….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have a couple more planned Run Silent (Run Deep Mix) and Ypu’re History (Voodoo Remix. Why is the catalog number interesting?

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    d-Wizz Reply:

    The reason for my interest in the catalogue number is that it appears to be out of sequence. Hope this doesn’t bore you….

    The London/ffrr numbering began with “820” numbers when the new PolyGram system started in 1983. When PolyGram decided to use separate catalogue numbering systems for albums and singles, the London singles started with “882” (Bronski Beat “Why” = 882 014-7). It took about four years to use the 1,000 numbers in that block, and the “886” series began in 1986 (Fine Young Cannibals’ “Blue” is 886 005-7). Another four years saw this series exhausted and the next one was the “869” series in mid-1990. From this point, the number of singles being released by London and affiliated labels dramatically increased, and the 869 series lasted just shy of two years before the 857 series was required.

    As for the record under discussion, the number 886 951 suggests a release date no earlier than April 1990. Record companies are, of course, not obliged to release items in numerical order. Consider some other 886 series releases and their release dates:
    886 361-7 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” – early 1989
    886 612-7 Shakespeare’s Sister “You’re History” – late 1989
    886 876-7 Beats International “Dub Be Good to Me” – April 1990
    886 892-7 Shakespeare’s Sister “Dirty Mind” – April 1990
    and just for context…
    869 012-7 Beats International “Won’t Talk About it” – August 1990

    I know very little about non-Australian pressings but if there is a matrix number in the dead wax, it could shed some light on when this was pressed. The 1988 date is merely the date of recording, not necessarily the date of release.

    The ramblings of this Asperger have come to an end…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Interesting the sleeve does say 1988 but after looking at the record label it says 1990.

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    d-Wizz Reply:

    …and there you go!

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    Song and Dance Reply:

    Cool! You´re a nerd 🙂 I love it. There was a time when it was important to me to know the running time of all my > 1,000 12inch a-sides. The average running time was
    7´12 if I remember correctly 🙂 🙂

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    d-Wizz Reply:

    Yes, I am a nerd and proud to be one! Nobody including myself knows exactly how much metadata is in my head… it’s seemingly endless lol

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  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul!
    …ooh I love this song,
    especially the House mix by Shep Pettibone (with the edits by Chep Nunez)
    that I hope you’ll post sooner.

    Respect to DJPaul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12”. I never bought the Pettibone 12″ because it was available on CD single at the time I may pick up a copy for future post. I do have the UK 12″ that contains the following:

    Break My Heart (You Really) (Extended Version) 5:38
    Heroine (Extended Version) 5:33
    Break My Heart (You Really) (Acidic Mix) 5:45

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  4. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Ooo — fab! Thank you so much. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard The Big Bunny 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    Very great discussions/comments here Paul. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! So looking forward to hearing this because it’s new to me. Very excited (more so) about the William Orbit mix on the B-side.

    You’re fantastic Paul. Thank you again for getting to people’s requests. You’re a musical dream maker!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love my readers Jeff you guys are so great. Hope that you like this record 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, yes, I like this record very much. And that flip-side is marvelous too. Mr. Orbit did a phenomenal mix in his own unique style. I really love these introductions to songs I have missed. You have steered me to so many fantastic songs AND MIXES, that I can hardly contain myself from all the excitement. Always a new surprise with you, and the fidelity of yours is FIERCE PAUL!! Gosh, if my ears were two mouths, they’d be drooling all over the place. You rock my world DjPaulT!! And, by the other glowing reviews on your site, I can see I’m not the only one.

    Cheers!!

    Jeff

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  6. MusicMan3 Says:

    Paul, you are my hero. Thank you for posting. Shakespear’s Sister was such a great duo and they released some exceptional singles. I love this song and can’t wait to listen!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome MusicMan3 🙂

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  7. Nubben Says:

    I have the EU CD version of this single and remember playing it A LOT! Thanks for another great post Paul!

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  8. Jim Says:

    Always liked this song. Missed buying it when it came out, a fellow dj had a copy and I put it on a cassette for car trips. It was the Shep Mix I am sure [ do not know, still have the cassette but no info, but it sound like his work ] and it is a great mix, a bit slower and much funkier. Worth getting if you get a chance. Do like hearing these mixes, they are new to me.

    I thought it had a Lene Lovich feel to it , think it came out about the same time as her ‘Wonderland’, they just reminded me of each other.
    Thanks so much!

    FYI really enjoy your posts, makes me go dig out a lot of forgotten old vinyl copies, but your rips are always better than my club-worn vinyl! i did a large purge on a cross country move years ago, so fun when some of those pop up here too.

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    Jim Reply:

    Ooops, gotta love youtube. Nope, not Shep, it is the Danny Tenaglia Copa Mix.

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