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Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 13th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“Down To earth” is the second single released by British band Curiosity Killed The Cat. Released in early 1987 “Down To Earth” became the bands first top 3 hit in the UK. The band’s first album, Keep Your Distance, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one in April 1987, and stayed in the Top Ten for 13 weeks.

In the U.S. “Down To earth” did not chart.

SIDE A:
Down To Earth (Extended Version) 6:00

SIDE B:
Shallow Memory 4:30
Down To Earth (Instrumental) 3:51

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 888 167-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Glen Skinner*
Producer – Stewart Levine

NOTES:
“Promotional copy not for sale” on label.
Original version appears on the LP “Keep Your Distance”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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24 Responses to “Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Perfect follow-up to yesterday’s Level 42 single. Oh Paul, I am relishing all of these 12-inch versions because, even me, a dance single aficionado, still haven’t heard a lot of these classic records. Now, thanks to you, I can say that I have. Really looking forward to this song and mix. Hey, like the saying goes: “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back!” You’re awesome Paul!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ha ha thank you Jeff. Hope you like the record 😉

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  2. Christian Says:

    So will this be the week of “Sophisti-Pop”? 😉
    Great tunes so far!
    Kind regards,
    Christian

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure Christian I have a few things in mind but not set in stone until the needle actually touches the record 🙂

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  3. Song_and_Dance Says:

    “Shooting stars in midnight pastures and hanging out on clouds beneath the moon”

    Classic. Wonderful song. Did not manage to enter the Top20 in Germany, though. Shame.
    I liked “Misfit” as well, DTE stands out head and shoulders, though.
    Hadn´t heard it in a while. Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance. I think “Misfit” was their only charting single in the USA such an over looked band 🙂

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  4. Daniel Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is a great one and the remix is awesome. I love it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel 🙂

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  5. OMAR Says:

    Excellent Paul. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. John Says:

    I remember in the mid 90’s when I went to a UK nightclub and Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot was guest DJ.
    “Down To earth” Loved this track, I even copied the same style peaked fisherman’s hat as the lead singer, got some funny looks, but hey, it was the 80’s.

    Do you happen to have INXS’s Need You Tonight (Mendelsohn Extended Mix) by Julian Mendelsohn (1988).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will check for you John. Thanks for sharing you memory with us 🙂

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  7. Junior Says:

    One of my favourite singles from this group. Looking forward to hearing the 24bit FLAC.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. David Says:

    Thank you! One of my favorite “guilty pleasures”. I know back in the day, I felt like they would fill the gap left by the break-ups of groups like Culture Club or Wham; they never managed to get anywhere near that level of success, but still better than the average “boy band” that they were constantly marketed to be. Some of their best songs aren’t A-sides, though- my personal favorite is a deep album cut called “Curiosity Killed The Cat”. “Man”, the B-side to debut single “Misfit” is another standout.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree David this is a great band that has been seriously over looked 🙂

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  9. AnthonyC Says:

    Such an awesome band! This track is so smooooth!

    Their single ‘Free’ is one of my favourites!

    Paul – could you be so kind to double check the artwork file. It seems odd across the top – thank you!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for letting me know AnthonyC. I have changed out the artwork at the top of this post and re-uploaded the files so you can download again if you choose. 🙂

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    AnthonyC Reply:

    Awesome, thank you very much!

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  10. Sergio Says:

    Thank you Paul
    I’ve been a fan of CKTC since the beginning. Same soulfulness as Level 42. Talented kids…

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  11. donunus Says:

    I am really digging the sound quality of this latest setup. 2m bronze stylus plus however you setup the software. Great Stuff! Are you ever planning on putting out 12 inch LPs (full albums)?

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  12. Clive Says:

    This mix was their shining moment—such a lush, sensuous mix. It has never felt like it was extended; rather, this version feels more organic than the regular mix, as if this was how it was always meant to sound. All the instruments and arrangements have room to breathe and their own moment in the spotlight, but it never loses pace or feels drawn out. It really is just perfection.

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  13. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Smooth, cool, laid back and flows forever and ever. 6 min. and not a sec. to long!
    What a re-discovery with a superior 80s sounding production.

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  14. negative1 Says:

    i always liked this band, and thought they were under rated.

    their first album and singles were much better than their
    second one. they just weren’t able to capture the sound.
    and the first album is a classic.

    thanks again,

    later
    -1

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