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A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 9th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“I Ran (So Far Away)”, also released as “I Ran”, is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls. It was released in 1982 as the second single from their self-titled debut album. Since then, it has been their most successful single, topped the chart in Australia, and reached #7 in New Zealand #9 United States respectively.

The version featured on this 12″ is the video mix which omits most of the introductory section and begins with a cymbal crash but retains the full ending of the long version. This version was featured on some vinyl pressings of A Flock of Seagulls.

SIDE A:
I Ran (Edit Video Mix) 3:58

SIDE B:
Messages 2:50
Pick Me Up 3:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #8
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– JIVE T 14
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork – Pete Watson (2)
Engineer – Mike Shipley
Management – Checkmount Ltd.
Producer – Mike Howlett
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Recorded at Battery Studios, London.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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26 Responses to “A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (UK 12″)”

  1. pjanus Says:

    Thx, please more A Flock Of Seagulls 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome pjanus I will see what I can do 🙂

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    pjanus Reply:

    I’ll be waiting …

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Incredible Paul!! Of course, I know this new wave classic, but you always showcase something rare which is what I love. These video mixes are gold!!

    Please continue to take care of yourself and relax this weekend! Hey, I’ve preordered the box set too (Thank you Karen!!)!! I am really jazzed about the whole thing.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s cool Jeff I have been hearing on Facebook that they plan to release even more material 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul a million. Was this the same as the 7″?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No the 7″ is a bit shorter 3:13 and fades out.

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  4. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    T’anks! The version I wanted. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard The Big Bunny 🙂

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  5. Dirk Says:

    Good to have you back – and running 🙂
    Great Flock this one, nice for compilations – enjoyed the full one for decades already.. Man your site is confronting like a mirror sometimes 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dirk 🙂

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  6. Jon Says:

    This version is on many compilations. I don’t think the 3:13 single edit has ever been 🙁

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    Rob Reply:

    Actually it’s kind of the other way around. You can easily find the single edit (which actually runs 3:46) on Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the ’80s, Vol. 5. I don’t think there was ever a 3:13 version.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I got the 3:13 info from Wikipedia so it may not be accurate.

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    Jon Reply:

    After doing such research the standard 7″ version runs 3:59 “Video Edit”, some promo 7″ singles (like the US promo) has either 3:32 edit and a bit longer 3:41 edit.

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  7. Junior Says:

    I much preferred this single to “Wishing” This track was used for the game soundtrack in GTA Vice City in years to come.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Junior 🙂

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  8. risildowgtn Says:

    Thanks so much for this BUT i hope youre tasking it easy DJPaul
    Love this band. and this mix is boom! <3 xxxxxx take care..
    youre much appreciated out here and 1 of the few blogs still goin after decade + xxxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you risildowgtn i’m still taking it easy. BTG has been around almost ten years hard to believe 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Wow!! Almost ten years!! That’s incredible Paul and what a musical legacy you’ve created. Please do something special for the ten year anniversary. Hey, please take it easy and all. You certainly touch our lives and we would be forever lost without you.

    Forever Friends!!

    Jeff

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  9. d-Wizz Says:

    This short version is what is on the Australian 7″ single and is DAMN HARD to find on CD. Kudos for your rip, Paul.

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  10. Trebor Says:

    Thank you, still love this song as much as when I first heard it.

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  11. Trebor Says:

    Oh, and this track sounds better than on the cd I have (Japan ALCB-196).

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  12. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    IT’S TRUE. It does sound better!

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  13. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks Paul. 🙂

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  14. xrey® Says:

    everyone is correct: there was the original 5 minute 12″ with the long synth intro, 12″ promos of the 3:58 US video/ official single edit (predicated by their deal with Jive/Arista here in the US, 7″ singles of the 3:58 version (which I believe were the stock copies in the US, and if that wasn’t enough, the 7″ version was shortened for conservative radio stations with a fade-out (ecch!).

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