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Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 16th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“Life’s What You Make It” is a song by the English band Talk Talk. It was released as a single in 1985, the first from the band’s album The Colour of Spring. The single was a hit in the UK, peaking at no. 16, and charted in numerous other countries, often reaching the Top 20.

Filmed at Wimbledon Common, London, the promotional video for the single shows the band performing in the early hours in a natural history setting. The video, directed by Tim Pope, enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV.

The “Dub Version” is exclusive to the U.S. and Canada “12 release. An alternate “Extended Version” was release in the U.K..

SIDE A:
Life’s What You Make It (Extended Mix) 6:54
Mixed By – James Farber
Remix – T. Friese-Greene*

SIDE B:
It’s Getting Late In The Evening (7″ Version) 5:44
Mixed By – James Farber

Life’s What You Make It (Dub Version) 6:06
Remix – Mark Berry

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Life’s What You Make It U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #22
1986 Life’s What You Make It U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19203
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Illustration – James Marsh
Mastered By – Wally*
Producer – T. Friese-Greene*
Written-By – M. Hollis*, T. Friese-Greene*

NOTES:
Recorded in England
Mastered by Capitol
Printed in U.S.A.

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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25 Responses to “Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    And so it comes to an end to one of the most perfect weeks you’ve ever posted Paul!! And what a high note it is. I think this is the version everyone has been waiting for. Bonus too for the dub version by Mark Berry, a favorite of mine!! It is all so glorious and all and I so tip my hat to you in appreciation. I also tip the glass back to you as well with the perfect toast to celebrate you, DjPaulT, our sonic savior, our Saint Rip, our audio archivist. You are the man, an eighth world wonder. The BEST!!

    Have a fabulous weekend Paul!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Jeff this has been a great week. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Love Talk Talk.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. Daniel Says:

    Thank you Paul for this great rip. I love this band and I’m happy to get the Dub Mix which is totally new for me. I didn’t make any comment since your comeback, I’m so happy for you that everything went well. Have a great weekend and keep taking it easy.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Daniel. Hope you enjoy this record 🙂

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  4. Joey Says:

    Wow, thanks Paul, I dont know if I’ve heard this version before. Truly, the last week and a half has featured an amazing selection.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Joey 🙂

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  5. Junior Says:

    This is one of my favourite singles of all time. Your superior rip just makes it sound even better than before.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Junior. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  6. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul and what a week!

    I hope You got also the UK (8.26″) extended version.

    Have a great weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do have it BE.D12” 🙂

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  7. john Says:

    Love it! thank you, overall the dub one, great! i’m still tunning on about kajagoogoo hang on now 12 i’m sure you´ll post soon, another uk huge group like this, thanks, bye .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am planning to post it soon John 🙂

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  8. NKelly Says:

    Another absolute cast iron classic. Many thanks for this and enjoy your weekend, my friend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂

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  9. micmij Says:

    Awesome post, Paul! Talk Talk are one of the most interesting bands of all time, and this is one of their best tracks. Looking forward to the UK 12s at some point 🙂

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  10. Dean Says:

    Oh, how I love Talk Talk! Thank you, Paul 🙂

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  11. Kasper Says:

    Thank you sir!
    (Again!)

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  12. Jermajesty Says:

    Awesome single. You’re on a roll Paul. 🙂

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  13. MAN Says:

    Nice track … First time to here the DUB version…. Thanks

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  14. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul

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  15. James Says:

    Great share, this really is a rarity! I have the record but never had the gear to record it. Any chance you can put up the US version of It’s My Life or the US version of Living In Another World? They’ve still never appeared on CD.

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  16. Grant Says:

    I was so glad to find this on your site – thank you DJPaul!

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  17. Disco-D Says:

    Had to come back to say…. THANK YOU, Paul!
    Splendid rip, as always.
    The Mark Berry Dub Mix is great alternative sound the ‘normal’ versions.
    I wish EMI had released the Mark Berry Vocal Mix too.
    It’s sat in a vault gathering dust 🙁

    Could I ask that you post the Dennis Weinreich Extended Version/Remix 8mins 26secs of “Life’s What You Make It”, please? UK 12in – 12 EMI 5540
    Thank you once again!

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