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Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 29th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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“Midnight Blue” is the first single released by Lou Gramm from his debut solo album Ready or Not in 1987. The single spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Album Rock Tracks, starting on February 14, 1987, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, Gramm’s highest-charting solo hit.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic calls the song the “last great single of the album-rock era”. Allmusic reviewer Bret Adams posits that, “despite its hit status, it’s one of the decade’s truly underappreciated singles”.

The song was covered by R.E.M. on their 1987 tour.

SIDE A:
Midnight Blue (Extended Remix) 5:23

SIDE B:
Chain Of Love 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 723-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Backing Vocals – Cookie Watkins, Mark Rivera, Sherryl Marshall
Bass Guitar – Stanley Sheldon
Drums – Ben Gramm
Engineer – Pat Moran
Engineer [Assistant] – Roger Talkov
Guitar [Lead] – Eddie Martinez
Guitar [Rhythmn] – Bruce Turgon
Keyboards, Programmed By – Phil Ashley*
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Producer – Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Written-By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm

NOTES:
Original Version Available on the Atlantic Album “READY OR NOT”

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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15 Responses to “Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue (Germany 12″)”

  1. Juliano Says:

    One of LOU GRAMM’s brightest moments!!!

    Also, do you happen to have JANE WIEDLIN’s single for “Inside A Dream”???
    If so, could you please post it???

    Thanx for the continuous effort on this superb website.
    Greetings from Brazil, Paul…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see if I can find it Juliano.

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    Juliano Reply:

    Thanx for the attention, Paul 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Again you make the gooseflesh appear Paul!! I am so stunned, because I L-O-V-E this song and I am thrilled that there is an extended remix to the record. Wow, how you delight me with all these musical treats!! I can not wait to experience this song under your expertise.

    Many Thanks!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. Hope you like it 🙂

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  3. Song And Dance Says:

    Great song, love it!

    Thanks, Paulie. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Without the usual traffic chaos, hopefully 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I had a wonderful time and avoided the traffic by staying home 🙂

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  4. Chris Says:

    One of hometown boy Lou Gramm’s best songs. Takes me back to college.
    Thanks, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris 🙂

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  5. pjanus Says:

    More Lou & … Foreigner, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    There is alredy a few Foreigner singles on the blog but will see what I can do 🙂

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  6. Daniel Says:

    Thank you so much Paul for this great rip. I’ve been looking for this remix for such a long time. I love this song so much. Wonderful choice. You’re the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Daniel. Enjoy 🙂

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  7. CL Says:

    Thanks!!!

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  8. Chris Says:

    Love this song. Thanks Paul!

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