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ABC – Ocean Blue (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 26th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Ocean Blue” is a song by the English new wave band ABC that was released as the fourth single from their third studio album How to Be a … Zillionaire!

The song peaked at No. 51 on the UK Singles Chart; the song failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was the only single from the album not to chart on the Hot 100; their next single to chart there would be “When Smokey Sings” the following year.

The single version was re-recorded with drummer David Palmer after the release of the album, also referred to as the “Pacific Mix”.

SIDE A:
Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix) 5:11
Arranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn

Tower Of London (Instrumental) 3:37
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn

SIDE B:
Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix) 4:46
Mixed By – Martyn Webster

Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix) 3:37
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Neutron Records ‎– NTX 110
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Martyn Webster
Photography By – David Levine (11)
Sleeve – Design KB*, Keith Breeden
Written-By, Producer – Martin Fry
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Mark White

NOTES:
From the LP “How to Be a … Zillionaire!”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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 “ABC – Ocean Blue (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Paul you’re a gem. The Pacific Mix is hard to find, and has never appeared on cd before. But your vinyl rip is awesome!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar I remembered you asked for this a while ago 🙂

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    Christian Reply:

    Hi Omar. Actually the single Pacific Mix is on the 2005 remaster of Zillionaire. https://www.discogs.com/ABC-How-To-Be-A-Zillionaire/release/619849

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The “Atlantic Mix” appeared on the very poorly mastered “Remix Collection”.

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    OMAR Reply:

    I thought the single mix and the Pacific mix were slightly different. On the Pacific Mix the female voice yelling at 2.25min is omitted from the standard single mix.

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    Christian Reply:

    I’ll be darned, you are right Omar! I stand corrected. What a subtle distinction. I’m now correcting my music library to differentiate the Single Mix from the Pacific Mix.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, it’s like a musical lottery with you in that we always get a winning jackpot from all the postings. I’m constantly surprised and delighted by your choices. I’m so psyched to hear this. You’re just monumental with what you deliver. We are all so lucky!!

    Thank you,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jeff 🙂

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Ditto. Were you gone, Paul, we’d all sink into deep depressions. Sometimes you are the sole bright point in a day. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you goodguy that was really thoughtful. I miss you guys when I am gone too 🙂

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  3. ex15 Says:

    Awesome..! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ex15 🙂

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  4. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks Paul!

    One of my favorites from them. Ironically, the only Ocean Blue I like better is the track from Secession, but that never had a single release, and the actual ocean scares me. 😀

    If this is the beginning of a rash of ABC postings, I’m all in.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy. Not an ABC run but I do have more to post 🙂

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  5. Christian Says:

    I so love the photo of Mark White on the back (swoon). Thank you for all you do, Paul. Hope you are feeling well!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Christian 🙂

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  6. memoryboy Says:

    Love, Love LOVE these remixes for ‘Ocean Blue’. I have this on vinyl already, but it’s Priceless to have it ripped so meticulously with such high quality by you Paul, so I want to thank you,, and look forward to listening to this on my iPod tomorrow on my walk to work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome memoryboy 🙂

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  7. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul!
    I’ve always loved this song,
    but the Atlantic mix is awesome!!!
    DJPaul FOREVER AND EVER.☺

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  8. Derek Says:

    Yay! This is one of my favorite singles ever! I have the vinyl, but nowhere as clean of a transfer as you’ve done here! 🙂

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  9. Derek Says:

    …which was a terrible way of saying thank you but… THANK YOU! 🙂

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  10. negative1 Says:

    thanks for posting this.
    huge abc fan.

    this is one of the weakest mixes they have ever made.
    the song is too slow too be interesting either.

    the tower of london instrumental is great though.

    later
    -1

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