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Limahl – Only For Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 20th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Only For Love” is the debut single by former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl, following being fired from the group by his bandmates in 1983. The song was featured in the first UK version of Now That’s What I Call Music, and later included on Limahl’s 1984 debut solo album, Don’t Suppose. The song became his first UK Top 20 hit, peaking at No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains his second most popular single in the UK as a solo act (the first being “The Neverending Story”). The song also reached No. 5 in Switzerland, No. 9 in Austria and No. 51 in the U.S..

Limahl performed the song with Beth Anderson on the TV show American Bandstand on March 9, 1985.

The song also played a part in the singer meeting producer Giorgio Moroder, while he was performing the song at a rock festival in Tokyo the following year. Moroder would help Limahl reach greater international success later in his career.

*These mixes are exclusive to the  U.S. 12″. The “Instrumental Mix” is vinyl only.

SIDE A:
Only For Love (Dance Mix) 6:41

SIDE B:
Only For Love (Dub Mix) 4:41
Only For Love (Instrumental Mix) 6:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Only For Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #51

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7861
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Paul Sabu
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Producer – De Harris, Tim Palmer
Producer [Additional], Remix – Rusty Garner
Written-By – Limahl

NOTES:
“An Endless Music Mix”.
Mastered at Precision.
Tritec Music Ltd.

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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23 Responses to “Limahl – Only For Love (US 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Just lovely, Paul. I love your choices so very much. They seem to reflect all of my musical needs. I can’t wait to hear this 12-inch.

    Grateful!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  3. Daniel Says:

    Thanks Paul. I love the eighties singles of Limahl. It´s great to get the exclusive Instrumental Mix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel 🙂

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  4. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    Thx for this. Surprisingly enough, I now see that the instrumental version which is on your vinyl, was not included in the 2014 Cherry Red Deluxe edition of the Don’t Suppose album.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Martijn van Heeringen 🙂

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  5. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    I know you always get questions like these, but if you had Inside To Outside (The Happening Mix) (12 Inch Vinyl) that would be great. It is also not issued on cd.

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    Song_and_Dance Reply:

    I just love the 12inch mix of Inside To Outside. Got that 12inch too, of course 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I have it Martijn van Heeringen I will post it eventually 🙂

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    Matt Reply:

    Thank you! I’ve been hunting high and low for the 12″ of Inside To Outside for literally years. Best Hump Day ever! Thanks, Paul.

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  6. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Oooooh I love it, Paul. Got the 12inch, of course, but its sound quality is far from your rip.
    What a great song. You cannot fight singing along and tappig your feet.
    It just puts you in a good mood.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Song and Dance this song just makes you feel happy inside 🙂

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  7. John Says:

    I actually forgot about this track, and now I remember it, so thanks Paul.
    Radio Caroline would play this track a lot, there is also two video versions of this song, one version (might be U.S) reminds me of a Miami Vice episode. Now I have the chorus stuck in my head.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love the US video it is very much like a Miami Vice episode 🙂

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  8. juspuk Says:

    In fact, all the mixes are ‘exclusive to the U.S. 12″’. In the UK (and Europe), the 12″ came with the ‘regular’ extended version titled ’12” Mix – When She Moves In Close’ (5:43), without any mix credits. Discogs lists this version for all countries except the US – where it apparently was decided that a different mix was needed (not that it’s markedley different!). The non-US release also includes the non-LP track “O.T.T. (Over The Top)”.

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    Song_and_Dance Reply:

    Hello Juspuk
    “not (…) markedly different”? When have you last listened to the alternative versions? 🙂 They are completely different, the standard “European” mix providing us with sloppy rough cuts. Let alone the silly “Only. Only-Only” beginning….
    My German edition of the 5.43 mix is almost mint whereas the US 12inch has become almost unplayable 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I meant that it does not appear on the CD re-issue of “Don’t Suppose” I should have worded it differently 🙂

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  9. juspuk Says:

    The US mix is more “straightforward”, it has a steady beat and even a guitar solo that I think is added – maybe better suited for US clubs? In this respect it’s less of a departure from the original than the UK 12″ mix which has the breaks and quirky edits. Still, the UK mix is quite typical to what was released on 12″ in Europe in 1983.

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  10. Dean Says:

    Thank you, Paul. Those Limahl singles were really good.

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  11. Jonathan Says:

    I have this 12″ , on of mi first maxi singles !

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  12. Conner Says:

    This is so very cool. Thank you.

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