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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 11th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

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“Spy in the House of Love” is a song by American eclectic pop group Was (Not Was). Taken from the album What Up Dog?, it became a large hit for the group in the U.S. and the UK in 1988. In the UK the single reached #21 while in the U.S. it became a #1 dance single and a top twent Hot 100 entry.

SIDE A:
Spy In The House Of Love (Jeffrey B. Young & Dangerous Mix) 6:33
Remix – Jeffrey B. Young*

Spy In The House Of Love (Streetsahead Mix) 5:30
Remix – Streetsahead*

SIDE B:
Spy In The House Of Love (Derek B. Mix) 4:54
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Derek B

Spy In The House Of Love (Single Mix) 4:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales #4
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #77

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 43262
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: House, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Written-By – David Was, Don Was

NOTES:
From the LP “What Up Dog?”
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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22 Responses to “Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love (US 12″)”

  1. JD Says:

    Loved Was (Not Was)…..Have you got the 1992 version of Was (Not Was) “Shake Your Head” with Kim Basinger alongside a re-recorded Ozzy Osbourne on vocals.
    The original with Ozzy was released in 1983, but I like the 90’s version.
    Again Paul another great post.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry I do not have that one JD maybe I will look for a copy 🙂

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    updj1 Reply:

    According to discogs there is also an accidental release of Shake Your Head with Madonna instead of Kim Basinger on vocals from an earlier take. It appears only on this UK double vinyl compilation – https://www.discogs.com/Various-Now-Dance-92/release/566373

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Burning The Ground is a celebration!! And Paul, I celebrate you most highly!! It was so nice of you posting this record after yesterday’s incredible posting. What an excellent mix, especially since it has those great samples from the Muppet Show’s resident critics. I can’t wait to re-visit this one also. You really are putting together, for me personally, so much of my beloved record collection. I am overjoyed with all that you do.

    Thank you……TONS!!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    More delicious samples in this one too Jeff and great lyrics. Enjoy!

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  3. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Hurrah! Thank you so much. 😎

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard The Big Bunny 🙂

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  4. Junior Says:

    I’m glad you posted another single from Was (Not Was)

    Thanks in abundance Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jumior 🙂

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  5. Mark Says:

    Brilliant!! Thank you so much Paul- you’re a star!!
    Very greatly appreciated, as is all the awesome stuff you post 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Mark 🙂

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  6. Mark Says:

    Thought I was going mad- could’ve sworn I remember James Bond Samples on one of the mixes… after a bit of digging turns out theres an alternate mix on the UK 12″ (alas I no longer own it) the ‘Spy In The House Of Love (My Name Is Young, Jeffrey B. Young, Licensed To ‘Ill Mix)’.
    Someone has made a video on youtube syncing a lot of the samples up- well worth a look alongside Paul’s excellent rip of the US 12″ above 😉
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fum37We-B1A

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah that is a cool mix Mark unfortunately I didn’t buy the UK ” thanks for the link 🙂

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  7. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanx Mr.Paul.
    So this single was released first of “Walk the dinosaur” in the US?

    Great production by Paul Staveley O’Duffy,
    even if “The Dangerous Mix” and especially the other versions of this 12″
    has got a more house-sound!
    Regards.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” I believe it was released first 🙂

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  8. cdmaniac Says:

    I Loooooooove this song! Thanks so much, I dont think I have these mixes!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s great cdmaniac enjoy the music 🙂

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  9. Josephine Says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I love this thank you so much DJ PaulT – you’re amazing!
    Again Thank you so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Josephine 🙂

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  10. updj1 Says:

    Thanks for sharing this Paul. Always loved the song and the Streetsahead and Derek B mixes! They were eclectic and really fit in with the whole sample scene going on at the time. Streetsahead also cut up Simon Harris “Bass (How Low Can You Go)” in a similar way. It is challenging trying to identify all the samples. The Derek B Mix was titled the Dr. X In Full Effect Mix on the imports. Mark mentioned the other remix not on the US 12” which I think was also named the In-House Mix on one or two UK 12”. Can’t find my vinyl but I have a clean rip of that James Bond sampling mix if needed.

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    Mark Reply:

    Would love a rip of the Bond Sampling mix if you have one Updj1, alas my 12″ copy has long since gone.

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  11. Jasons2 Says:

    This my favourite Was Not Was song. Thank you Paul.

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