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A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 28th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“Space Age Love Song” is a 1982 single released by the British band, A Flock of Seagulls. It was their fourth single. Lead guitarist Paul Reynolds remarked on their 1984 video album “Through the Looking Glass” that he thought of the song’s title. He said that the band wrote and recorded it, but couldn’t come up with the title. He suggested “Space Age Love Song” because he thought it sounded like a space age love song. His idea stuck as the song’s permanent title.

“Space Age Love Song” peaked at No. 30 in the US Billboard Chart, No. 31 in New Zealand, No. 34 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 68 in Australia.

The 7″ Edit is about twenty seconds or so shorter than the album version. This version has a shorter intro and to my knowledge has not appeared on CD most compilations use the 3:47 album version.

SIDE A:
Space Age Love Song (7″ Edit) 3:22

SIDE B:
Windows 3:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #59

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– VS 2003
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Maude Gilman
Engineer – Mike Shipley
Mastered By – TC*
Photography By [Photo] – Elizabeth Baptiste
Producer – Mike Howlett
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Available for the first time in the U.S.

Printed in U.S.A.
Recorded at Battery Studios (London).

Find the 7″ 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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19 Responses to “A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (US 7″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Welcome back Paul!! I trust you and yours had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoyed mine very much and thankfully, after having four days off, we have you giving us a great song to start our Monday!! I’ve always loved this song by this group. Actually, I prefer this one over their great “I Ran” record. And again, it’s cool to have a version that’s a bit different than the album version. You’re so excellent to share these treasures with us.

    Well, have a great day and Cyber-Monday shopping spree.

    Best,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I had a great time ate too much of course but it was a nice time off 🙂

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  2. Osc Says:

    One for the collection. I have the UK 12 inch (JIVE T17) which has the full album version… ^_^
    Thanks again. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have the UK 12″ also and was disappointed that their wasn’t a remix.

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  3. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul a trillion times. Many AFOS 7″ singles are hard to find. Please keep them coming!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. pjanus Says:

    Thanks my Vinyl Master 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome pjanus 🙂

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  5. Don Says:

    Paul, this is an awesome post. My second-favorite song by my favorite early 80s band. One of the highlights of my young life was jumping on stage to sing the chorus to “Telecommunication” with Mike Score at a small club in 1986.

    Don

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is so cool Don what a fun memory. Love hearing stories like this 🙂

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  6. memoryboy Says:

    Yes! Love this song! Thanks for posting the 7″ Edit, not sure I’ve heard it before. Didn’t know it even existed.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome memoryboy 🙂

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  7. cdmaniac Says:

    Thanks Paul! Love Flock!
    DorA Boom BoX update:
    http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/dead-alive-sophisticated-youthquake-errors/

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cdmaniac. Wish they would have been able to correct more of the errors. However I am thankful that they addressed the issues.

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    cdmaniac Reply:

    Agreed!

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    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    LOL @ demonmusicgroup, what a bunch of amateurs!

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  8. Song And Dance Says:

    Great b-side! Never heard that before. Should have become an A-side.

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  9. Don Says:

    “Windows” and “Lost Control” and “Living In Heaven” are all awesome B-sides from this era. I like “Living In Heaven” the best… it’s got a great beat, and the creepy tone is very early AFOS.

    Don

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    This reminds me to go thru their Best Of CD, I got it somewhere, some great songs on it, other the just I Ran, which is the most exposed and mostly used on 80s compilations.

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