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The Jets – Curiosity (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 21st, 2017


“Curiosity” was the first single released by the Jets from their critically and commercially successful debut album The Jets. This was a successful single on the R&B chart in the U.S., peaking at #8. In the U.K. the single reached #41.

In the U.K this 12″ was released containing two exclusive European only remixes of “Curiosity” remixed by Phil Harding and “Crush On You” which was a top five hit in the U.S. (#3) and U.K.(#5) remixed by Paul Dakeyne. “Burn The Candle” is a non album track.

Curiosity (Extended Mix) 7:45
Mixed By – Phil Harding

Crush On You (Crush Mix) 7:01
Remix – Dakeyne

Burn The Candle 3:40

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 1119
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Aaron Zigman, David Rivkin, Don Powell, Jerry Knight

Also available the debut LP “THE JETS”

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
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
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)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “The Jets – Curiosity (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I love how you dig deep into your collection for these exclusives Paul. Gosh, it’s like being back in the 80’s and going through the record shop’s import sections!! I love what you present to us everyday. Just amazing stuff.

    Many Thanks!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I remember this got some request a few months ago finally got around to posting it 🙂


  2. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks DJPaul,
    … and awesome audio quality.
    Please don’t forget “Cross my broken heart”!
    I’m addicted to You.☺


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12”. I have all of their 12″ singles so I am sure I will be posting “Cross My Broken Heart” at some point 🙂


  3. John Says:

    I remember hearing this in the 80’s, the vibe of the song reminded me of Five Star and that rhythm guitar had a funky Janet Jackson feel to it.

    Great post Paul, I was wondering do you have Duran Duran’s All She Wants Is (Eurohouse Dub II) there was actually quite a few mixes of this song, but this one is rare.

    These are all the versions of this fantastic song:

    All She Wants Is” (Album Version) – 4:33
    All She Wants Is” (45 Mix) / (7″ Version) – 4:32
    All She Wants Is” (US Master Mix) – 7:19
    All She Wants Is” (US Master Dub) / (Latino Dub) – 6:45
    All She Wants Is” (Euro House Mix) / (Euro Dub Mix) – 7:33
    All She Wants Is” (Euro House Dub I) / (Euro House Dub) / (House Dub) – 7:07
    All She Wants Is” (Euro House Dub II) – 5:43


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Pretty sure I have that one on the U.S. 12″ promo I will check 🙂


  4. Doug Says:

    Thanks for posting this rarity. I have many Jets 12-inches but have never heard the mixes on this one! I second the request for “Cross my broken heart” as well!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Doug 🙂


  5. Marinho Alf Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marinho Alf 🙂


  6. musicdivaSF Says:

    Wow! This is definitely one of more rare 80’s gems you’ve shared with us. Both mixes I have not heard till now and I just simply love, love it! One of the reissue wishes is to have their albums reissued with previously released singles and rare mixes, like this one, in it.

    Thank you so much for this post Dj PaulT!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome musicdivaSF 🙂


  7. mr8382004 Says:

    Thanks for posting this special 12 inch paul, hope you can post their ballads 12inch too not just these dance tracks. And btw do you have a good copy of Wham’s Last Christmas instrumental?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    mr8382004 I posted the Wham! 12″ a while back and have removed it. The pressing sounds pretty bad I have more than one copy and they all have this issue.


    mr8382004 Reply:

    Anyway thanks for your reply Paul, just hope you can post more Jets 12 inch especially their ballads Make it Real and You’ve Got it All. Thanks


  8. Dirk Says:

    Love it. Not for the music (have never heared of them) but for the sleeve.
    Jazzhands made me smile, and that’s a good thing.


  9. Conner Says:

    I LOVE The Jets! And didn’t have the 12″ version of Crush. So thanks!!!


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