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Pseudo Echo – Listening (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 26th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi”

“Listening” is the debut single from Australian pop group Pseudo Echo. The song was released in November 1983 as the lead single from their debut studio album, Autumnal Park (1984). The song peaked at number 4 on the Australian Kent Music Report. Following the international success of “Funky Town”, a remixed version of “Listening” was released in 1987 for the movie “North Shore” starring Nia Peeples.

Pseudo Echo were formed in Melbourne in 1982 and were performing around Melbourne when music journalist Molly Meldrum attend one of their shows, at Melbourne’s ‘Jump Club’. Meldrum was impressed, spoke highly of the group and convinced them to perform on the music TV show Countdown where they performed a demo version of “Listening” on 28 June 1983. While it wasn’t unusual for Meldrum to speak in glowing terms about an up-and-coming artist, Pseudo Echo were the first unsigned artist to perform live on the show.

Meldrum’s introduction was: “We’re about to present a group, a local group, who have got no record contract. We saw them at a gig. I think they have loads of potential, so all you record companies out there, have a look at them, and the public, you judge for yourselves. We think they’re pretty good. A young group, they go under the name of Pseudo Echo. Here they are with “Listening”. Go boys!”

Shortly after, Pseudo Echo were signed by with EMI Music and producer Peter Dawkins (who had worked with Australian Crawl, Dragon) was at the helm for the studio to re-record “Listening” and made an immediate impact upon its release in November 1983.

The 12″ single with remixes was only released for the U.S. market in 1987.

SIDE A:
Listening (Dancing Koala Bear Mix) 4:21
Mixed By – Pseudo Echo

Listening (7″ Edit) 3:13
Remix – William Wittman

SIDE B:
Lonely Without You 4:33

Listening (Instrumental) 3:05
Remix – William Wittman

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– 6619-1-RD
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Brian Canham, Mark S. Berry*
Written-By – B. Canham*, T. Lugton*

NOTES:
Made in U.S.A.

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, ocenaudio
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 “Pseudo Echo – Listening (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul, I am so happy you went with this Pseudo Echo song instead of the more obvious one. You always try and expand the minds and listening tastes of your fans and for that I am highly grateful. Thank you ever so much for this one. I love the name of the mix too, as I think Koala bears are most adorable. Can’t wait to check this one out. You’re the best!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think you’ll like it Jeff. Mark S. Berry was one of the producers. One of my favorite Pseudo Echo tracks 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Man, through your schooling me Paul, I have a new favorite track! You are so outstanding with what you do in that you do EXPAND our horizons to the music we all love. I get such a rush from ‘new’ music, even from bands I may know, but songs that are new to my ears. I can’t stress the importance of you dear Paul. Through the New Wave Outpost, I read about a lot of new compilations coming our way, but, there is so much that is missing. You archive so much. One of your brilliant readers, referred to BTG as a musical museum and that’s what it is. Each ‘exhibit’ is carefully chosen by you with the outmost respect and love. Gosh Paul, I would be lost without you. You light up my life. Your space is saturated with goodness and love and this is so rare on the Internet these days. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do. We all love you!!

    Jeff

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    RollingStoner Reply:

    Of course we would love the obvious one too! Funky Town is a classic for both Pseudo echo and Lipps Incorporated.

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    Jeff Reply:

    You’re right RollingStoner about “Funky Town.” I do love this song as well, and would certainly flip-out if it were to make its appearance on Paul’s site some day. I just get really carried away when I get to hear something off the beaten track. Always can rely on our DjPaulT for his incredible selections. He always comes through for us.

    Have a nice day RollingStoner!

    Jeff

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  2. Daniel Says:

    Another great post. Thank you Paul. I love the early works of Pseudo Echo.

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thank you Paul. Forgot these guys. I think I have Autumnal Park on vinyl somewhere.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. John von Ahlen Says:

    Thanks for posting this Paul!
    There were sooooo many amazing Aussie bands in the 80s. I hope we get to see a few more of them here.
    Have a great day xxxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree many were overlooked. I do have a few more in my collection. 🙂

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  5. miran0019 Says:

    Thanks very much, Paul. Love this band!!! Hoping you have some more of their remixes in the works. Are you familiar with The Australian Models? (They were just called The Models in Australia.) Don’t think they were as successful as Pseudo Echo, but they were decent – for one album, at least, which came out around 1985/86.

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    Jeff Reply:

    I love The Models too. Their, “Outta Sight, Outa Mind” was one of my very favorite records. You have excellent taste. I love Australian bands!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love The Models miran0019 🙂

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  6. Cory Says:

    Love this tune! Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  7. Stephen Says:

    You are my daily little ray of sunshine. Thank you for brightening up the world!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Stephen 🙂

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  8. Stu Says:

    Another awesome upload, bought this in ’87 having been a big fan of the band and seen them live on a few occasions in Melbourne, the 7″ version here was performed on the final ever Countdown episode in Australia, the Dancing Koala bear mix has always been a favourite and has never seen the light as a digital copy, so thanks heaps!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stu. I think you are correct it’s never been released 🙂

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  9. memoryboy Says:

    Sorry I’m getting around to listening to this a few days after it was posted,… I’m really digging it so far. Paul do you ever see this later comments after you’ve posted?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you memoryboy 🙂

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  10. Christopher Says:

    MORE Pseudo Echo PLEASE!!!!

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  11. Jermajesty Says:

    Thought this sounded familiar, but then I realised his voice sounds *very* much like Tom Baily from The Thompson Twins in this. Must be coincidence as The Twins weren’t all that well known at this point.

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  12. Damien Says:

    Listening, listening. Listening, listening.

    Opps sorry I wasn’t… Listening, listening. 😉

    So wanted to share that I saw these guys live on an oval. There is an oval just up the road. So one day I’m there with friends and/or family and Pseudo Echo were playing live! I got my first hand stamp that day. And we sat on the lawn with a blanket. What a great day that was. That also saw me becoming a fan and buying some more 12 inchers. 🙂

    Walking. Walking…

    Okay walking away now. 😀

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