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George Michael – Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) (Canada 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 9th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Hard Day” is a song by English singer George Michael from his debut studio album, Faith (1987). It was released on 30 October 1987 as the album’s third single. The song was written and originally produced by Michael, and was released solely in the United States and Australia. No music video was made for the song.

“Hard Day” reached the top five on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and the top 40 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

This Canada 12″ promo includes the 6:30 Shep Pettibone remix on both sides. As a bonus I have included the “Special Remix” and “Radio Edit” which I transfered from the U.S. 12″ promo (Columbia ‎– 44 07466). The “Radio Edit” has never appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) 6:30
Remix – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Hard Day (Special Remix) 9:03
Edited By – The Latin Rascals, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Steve Peck
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Hard Day (Radio Edit) 4:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 12CDN 397
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: Canada
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By – George Michael

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “FAITH”

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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31 Responses to “George Michael – Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) (Canada 12″ Promo)”

  1. Marko Says:

    That is really rare. Thanks so much.
    As long is I know the Remix has also not appeared on any CD.

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    Richard F. Reply:

    Marko this mix appeared on Faith Remastered in 2010

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    Marko Reply:

    Richard, the 2010 Remaster has the 9.05min version. So i believe, the 6.30min is not on any CD so far.

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    Richard John Reply:

    the 6.30 mix of “Hard Day” appeared as one of two bonus tracks on the original CD and cassette issue of Faith, alongside “A Last Request” (I want your Sex part 3).

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    LeeUK Reply:

    I think you are both confusing the issue – the Radio Edit has never appeared on CD. The 9.05 version was remastered for Faith (2010) and the 6.30 version was included on the original CD/cassette released of Faith (1987)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marko 🙂

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  2. Dreamtiger Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Best wishes during your recovery this week!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dreamtiger. Thank you 🙂

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  3. Hugh Says:

    Thank you so much

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hugh 🙂

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  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. This should’ve been a major hit for him. One of the best tracks on Faith.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Omar should have been massive 🙂

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  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul!
    as a Shep remix I always thought that this hasn’t been
    one of his bests (although edited by The Latin Rascals).
    Too bad this was a George Michael’s song.
    What’s your opinion about this?

    Regards and finger crossed for your surgery.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you BE.D12” 🙂

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  6. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Cheers, Boo!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cheers!

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  7. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Such a great song from a fantastic album. Would have love some alternative cuts of Hand To Mouth as well.
    Thank goodness I own no 739 of the 2000 Limited edition collectors box sets of Faith. Mint in a box, never been opened. And never will be, I guess 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Always loved “Hand To Mouth” 🙂

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  8. Conner Says:

    Well this is pretty awesome. Thank you!

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    Conner Reply:

    And random: I had no idea the Radio edit on the US 12″ was a remix. So COOL.

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  9. Mark Says:

    Thanks for posting all the George Michael. I still can’t believe he’s gone 🙁 Being an 80’s kid he was a large part of the soundtrack of my life.

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  10. Dhanavarsh Reddy Says:

    Thanks Paul

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  11. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thanks Paul, for this excellent post!

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  12. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Nice post, not that strong as the other singles from Faith, but great remixes!

    Again the 24-bit files actually have a 16-bit depth, somewhere in the process you probably saved as WAVE legacy format type 1. The 16-bit flacs have around 60% compression ratio, the 24-bit flacs around 30%, that can’t be right, mailed you about that. Same thing happened with the 24-bit tracks 1 & 2 by Aretha & George – I knew you were waiting, but track 3 is ok!?!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Been doing everything the same. Any suggestions I am a bit lost.

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  13. AnthonyC Says:

    I’ve always loved this track – absolutely incredible.

    If you were to listen to Fantastic, Make It Big, Music From The Edge Of Heaven and Faith you see in just five years how George’s songwriting and producing was developing and changing at a supersonic speed.

    Thank you.

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  14. Jeff Says:

    I can only imagine how tough these postings are for you Paul. I know how much you loved George so the process of ripping must be so bitter sweet. While I was away, George’s passing weighed heavily on my mind. He really meant a lot to me. That voice, that look of his, everything he did in music was fascinating to me. It’s extremely painful that he’s gone.

    Thank you for these past few days of great songs. “Hard Day” was indeed a favorite of mine. When I first heard it, I thought of Prince, in a way, because of the pitched up and down vocals in part of the remix. Prince did this at times during his career. This record of George is a funk work out, and those HUGE BEATS really affected me. Of course, having Tony and Albert (The Latin Rascals) slicing and dicing them made it infinitely better for me. Too bad there wasn’t a dub version. Oh, and the “Won’t You Give Me A Break Now!!” always gave me chills of excitement. Thank you for all the versions you have Paul of this record. I can’t wait to listen and jam, however, there will be tears in my eyes as well. You are so thoughtful and generous to give us these singles with such care and perfection.

    And please take it easy. I’m very worried about you Paul. I can’t help it. You mean so much to all of us that I wish I could do something for you. We are praying and thinking positively. We love you.

    Jeff

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  15. Junior Says:

    I don’t believe i remember these Shep remixes. Looking forward to hearing them.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  16. Peter Says:

    awesome remix,thx ~!~

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  17. neko011 Says:

    Thank you, Paul!
    Thank you so much!!

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  18. LeeUK Says:

    Many thanks for ripping these Paul – I will be making a donation as soon as i’m paid! To have the Radio Edit in pristine condition is amazing and i’ve waited so long to have it as part of my ‘Faith’ collection.

    I was always under the impression that I want your sex and Hard day were a double A side state side and a b-side everywhere else?

    Needless to say, the Pettibone mixes of this track remain in my top5 of 80s remixes!

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