Posted by DjPaulT on August 23rd, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
“Hey Music Lover” was the third and final single taken from the debut album “Original Soundtrack” by British band S’Express. The single reached #6 in the UK Singles chart, #26 in the equivalent chart in Germany, and #6 in the U.S. Dance chart. For its U.S. release, the song was inexplicably titled just “Music Lover” (no “Hey”), even though the original title remained on the album. The U.S. editions contain exclusive remixes.
Vocals on Hey Music Lover by Billie Ray Martin and Eric Robinson. US mixes have a couple of extra lines sung by Billie Ray Martin that never made it onto any of the UK mixes (“I just want to sing to you ’cause playing bad is hard to do”).
Note change of spelling from S’Express to S’Xpress. Radio interviewers would ask “…so why did you drop the E?” and the band would burst into uncontrollable laughter.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1989||Music Lover||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#6|
Label: Capitol Records – V-15454
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Style: House, Acid House
Artwork By [All Typsetting] – Bats Repro
Artwork By [Art Direction] – D. Little
Artwork By [Computer Images] – David Little / Alex Quero
Artwork By [Design] – Pinky
Backing Vocals [B-vox Orgasmatron] – Michelle*
Brass – Gordon M*
Composed By – Sly Stone
Keyboards, Other [Great Semprini] – Linda Love
Keyboards, Other [Musical Assistance] – Brendan Beal*
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Other [Directed By] – Mark Moore
Performer [Noise & Electric Doormat] – Mark M*
Photography – Jaco
Producer, Mixed By – Mark Moore & Mark McGuire*
Sampler [Sampled Guitars Chords, Sampled Vox], Percussion – Chilo
Strings – Annie Stephenson*
Vocals [Additional Vox] – Billy Ray Martin*
Vocals [Vox] – Eric Robinson
US release of “Hey Music Lover”
Dedicated with L·O·V·E to Sly.
Recorded In England.
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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