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Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1984 Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 13th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

R.I.P. Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017)

“We Are Family” is a 1979 dance hit song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play. It eventually went Gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the US charts in 1979. Along with the tracks, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number one on the disco charts. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1984 the song was remixed by Bernard Edwards and re-released where it chated again in the UK at #33.

SIDE A:
We Are Family (Long Version) (1984 Remix) 7:12
Remix – Bernard Edwards
Producer – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
My Guy / Canadian Sunset 3:43
Producer – Sister Sledge

All American Girls 4:43
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Co-producer – Sister Sledge

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Cotillion – 796 910-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “WE ARE FAMILY”

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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24 Responses to “Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1984 Remix) (Germany 12″)”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Thanks Paul for this nice tribute to Mrs. Joni Sledge. I always loved this song and the Edwards Remix is great.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Thanks for this tribute Paul. I had the feeling you would do something to honor Joni Sledge. This track takes me back. I don’t know this remix, however, I am excited to hear it very, very soon. Although I love my New Wave and alternative music, I still am a deep disco-head. You’ve got some serious classics here on your site. Thanks for giving us dance music from the 70’s sometime.

    You’re the best!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. Hope that you are doing ok with the nasty weather I see is hitting the North East 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thank you Paul for your well wishes. The storm hasn’t started yet, but we are safe at home and, hopefully, we don’t lose power.

    Again, thanks for this remix. I like to think that this song is perfect for all of us here at Burning The Ground. You make us feel so much like family. Thanks for spoiling us so!

    Jeff

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  3. Dirk Says:

    My younger musical life would not have been such fun without these sisters.
    Great music, great performers, those girls. Wonder where that familiar sound came from Wink-Wink-Nutch-Nutch.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Mine either Dirk great fun 🙂

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  4. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul for this awesome remix!
    Though I’m very sad for another passed artist.

    Respect.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂

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  5. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Oh! Sadness takes hold of my heart. I hadn´t heard.
    Thank you for your tribute, Paul. Can we hope for “Lost” and “Dancer”? 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance 🙂

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  6. rafael Says:

    Frankie German 12″ Please!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry I do not have that one at this time 🙂

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    Spencer Reply:

    I will try to get a near-mint copy and send it to you (along with a donation). The ’85 remix of He’s The Greatest Dancer is absolutely essential (and only on that 12″!)

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  7. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    How fabulous! Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Richard 🙂

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  8. CL Says:

    🙂 THANKS!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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  9. Antknee Says:

    I think I read somewhere that Simon Le Bon did background vocals on this remix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Antknee Simon does backing on the “Lost In Music” ’84 remix 🙂

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    John Reply:

    Simon Le Bon and Andy Taylor did the backing vocals for the 1984 remix of Lost In Music.
    A 12″ was released featuring Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix).

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  10. Stefano Says:

    Ah , a great idea to re-rip this one Paul. This remix still isn’t available on CD, so your pristine rip is the one we have to cherish.
    A big loss for the sisters (they still performed), and a great loss for their fans. She passed away far too young!

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  11. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    Only saw just now Joni passed away at 60. So many good songs Sister Sledge did with the Chic organisation! thx for posting!

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  12. Conner Says:

    Thanks for honoring Joni and thanks for this. I was certain I had all versions of this song, but I was wrong :). I am grateful that you keep introducing me to amazing things, year after year.

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