Posted by DjPaulT on February 2nd, 2017
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981
Released on this day 1981.
“Planet Earth” is the debut single by the English pop rock band Duran Duran, released on 2 February 1981.
It was an immediate hit in the band’s native UK, reaching #12 on the UK Singles Chart on 21 February, and did even better in Australia, hitting #8 to become Duran Duran’s first Top 10 hit anywhere in the world.
The song later appeared on the band’s eponymous debut album Duran Duran, released in June, 1981.
For most countries, the B-side track for the “Planet Earth” is a concert favorite called “Late Bar” which was one of the earliest songs Duran Duran had written together after their classic Le Bon/Rhodes/Taylor/Taylor/Taylor lineup had solidified. However, the B-side track for the North American release of “Planet Earth” is “To The Shore”.
Beginning with “Planet Earth”, Duran Duran began creating what they called “night versions” for each of their songs: extended versions that were featured on their 12-inch singles. Back in 1981, the technology to do extended remixes was still quite rudimentary, so the band chose instead to create a new arrangement of the song, loosely based on the version they were playing live at the time. This formed the basis for the “night version”.
The “Night Version” of “Planet Earth” appeared in place of the original on some early US releases of the Duran Duran album.
In addition to the 12″, the night version of “Planet Earth” was included on the EPs Nite Romantics and Carnival.
Planet Earth (Night Version) 6:17
Planet Earth 4:02
Late Bar 2:57
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: EMI – 12 EMI 5137
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Released: Feb 2, 1981
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Mastered at Utopia.
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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