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Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 24th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Shattered Dreams” is a song by English group Johnny Hates Jazz. Written by the band’s lead singer Clark Datchler, their major-label debut single was a worldwide hit.

“Shattered Dreams” entered the UK Singles Chart in March 1987 at #92 but gained popularity through extensive radio play and video rotation on MTV and quickly climbed the charts, peaking at #5 in May 1987, spending three weeks at that position and a total of 16 weeks in the chart. It went on to become a top 20 hit throughout Europe, and even reached the top 10 in some countries.

The song fared even better the following year in the U.S. There, “Shattered Dreams” was released early in 1988 with a totally different music video, shot entirely in black and white and directed by David Fincher, which Datchler actually preferred. The single peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for one week and #2 for a week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, kept from the top spot by “Anything for You” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine and also “One More Try” by George Michael. A midtempo club remix of the track was released on 12″ vinyl.

Billboard magazine ranked “Shattered Dreams” as the #26 song of the year 1988 in their December 31 issue.

SIDE A:
Shattered Dreams (12″ Extended Mix) 5:12

SIDE B:
Shattered Dreams (7″ Mix) 3:28
My Secret Garden 3:21

VINYL BRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1988 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎–Virgin ‎– VS 948 12, Virgin ‎– VS 948-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer [Mix] – Bob Kraushaar
Percussion – Frank Ricotti
Photography – Simon Fowler (2)
Sleeve [Design] – Stylorouge
Written-By – Calvin Hayes (tracks: B2), Clark Datchler (tracks: A, B1), Mike Nocito (tracks: B2)

NOTES:
Made in the UK
Special thanks to Ronnie Prowse for spiritual and financial guidance

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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32 Responses to “Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams (UK 12″)”

  1. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Thanks so much for this Paul. Love this big time.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Roy 🙂

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  2. ex15 Says:

    Hi Paul,

    That was a touching thought yesterday..

    I bought this back in 87, nice to have it again. But the title just sends another message about recent events here..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know it’s hard to get past anything that doesn’t send a message in some way now days. Everyday it’s some kind of bad news.

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    ex15 Reply:

    Thank you Paul..

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  3. OMAR Says:

    A epic single from JHJ. Please post all JHJ 12″ singles you have Paul. Thanks!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will do my best Omar 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    Thank you Paul for this single. I love getting the opportunity to get to listen to a 12-inch version courtesy of your site. I love the song and I’m feeling I’m going to love it more because of the record’s mix.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  5. Ryan Says:

    Thank you SO MUCH Paul! One of my all time 80’s faves.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Ryan 🙂

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  6. julio Says:

    Thanks Paul. A Sophistipop classic of 1987
    I hope hear more 12″ers from JHJ

    Best regards and thanks for share!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Julio I have several of their singles and will be posting more 🙂

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  7. Junior Says:

    One of my all time favourite 80’s singles.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. amos Says:

    THANK YOU!!! Love this song!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Amos 🙂

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  9. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Thank you, Paul, I love this song, too. Very much so. And I DON´T even have the 12inch 🙂
    Bought the album cd back then and still love to listen to it. It´s a
    great cd, and I love “Turn Back The Clock” even more that “Shattered Dreams”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance. Always a favorite of mine too 🙂

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  10. Gecko Says:

    Not the best band of the 80s wrote one of the best songs of the 80s. Pretty weird

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Gecko one of the best songs of the 80s 🙂

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  11. Jonathan Says:

    Thanks Paul , JhJ . Roxy Music make me remember my times fo High school . I have the German 7″

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jonathan 🙂

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  12. Robert Says:

    Thanks paul. my secret garden is excelent, one of my favourite jhj tracks. I cant wait for “me and my foolish heat 12 mix”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Robert 🙂

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  13. RollingStoner Says:

    Thinking of making a “mix tape” of jazzy 12er of the 80s. Got this, some Sade, and the jazzy version of ABC’s Poison Arrow. Any suggestions?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Joe Jackson
    Swing Out Sister
    Simply Red
    Curiosity Killed The Cat
    Matt Bianco
    Aztec Camera
    Basia
    The Blow Monkeys
    Hue And Cry
    Everything But The Girl
    The Style Council

    Just to name a few 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Jazzy 80’s eh? Maybe album tracks by –
    Kid Creole & The Coconuts
    Shakatak
    Yellow
    and uhm..
    Blues Trottoir – Un Soir De Pluie
    Donna Summer – Lush Life
    Please let me stop..

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    Jonathan Reply:

    Bryan Ferry – Dont tstop the Dance 12 ”
    Climie fischer – Love changes everythinh 12 ”
    Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer ( dont have 12 version )
    Roxy Music – More Than this ( ) Dont have 12 version , but have a Dreamtime mix in the stylo of 80s )

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  14. Christophe Says:

    Thanks for this memory !
    This band has been so much underrated !

    Their original formation only made one LP , but gave really strong melodies, such as this one, but also “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”, “Heart Of Gold” as beautiful singles, or “Listen”, “Foolish heart”…

    Did you know that Calvin Hayes had an affair with… Kim Wilde !! By the time they were together, so she ended up doing some backing vocals for the album …

    Anyway , back to this 12” : The track “My Secret Garden” is a non LP track, and was unreleased on CD until the “Very best of” was released in 1993…

    “Shaterred Dreams” was not a big hit everywhere, but it had this powerful melody, with that beautiful typical sound of the 80’s… Each time I Listen to it, I’m in love with it !
    So thanks again Paul for this !

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  15. Devotion Says:

    Thanks, Hi-Quality sound for a vinyl…no noise, expanded stereophony, a warm sound

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  16. Sergio Says:

    This was the first post of my blog elcassetteperdido.blogspot.com in 2008 !!! Thanks and keep the good music!! Hugs…

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