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Level 42 – Lessons In Love/Something About You (UK 12″ EP LTD. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 12th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Lessons In Love/Something About You” is a Limited Edition 12″ single released as a double A side in Europe by British band Level 42, the single includes remixes of the band’s two biggest UK and US hits “Lessons In Love” (UK #3 US#12) amd “Something About You (UK#6 US#7). The single also includes a live version of “Hot Water”.

As far as I know “Lessons In Love (Extended Version” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn has not appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Lessons In Love (Extended Version) 7:00
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Recorded By – Nick Froome*
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, W. Badarou*

Hot Water (Live) 6:13
Mixed By – Gregg Jackman, Level 42
Written-By – M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

SIDE AA:
Something About You (U.S. Remix) 8:03
Edited By [Edits] – Shep Pettibone, The Latin Rascals
Engineer – Andy Wallace
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPA 790
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Red Ranch
Management – Outlaw Management
Photography By – Nick Night

NOTES:
Track A2 featured on the Polydor album “A Physical Presence” POLH 23
Track AA original version on the Polydor album “World Machine” POLH 25
Track AA mixed for Mastermix Productions.
Made in England

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

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27 Responses to “Level 42 – Lessons In Love/Something About You (UK 12″ EP LTD. Edition)”

  1. Love Karlsson Says:

    The Mendelsohn mix was released on the CDV single and also on the 3CD compilation The Ultimate Collection II – B-Sides Remixes & Rarities. Still, not many have those, and this 12″ has the best mix 🙂

    Thx for ripping this 🙂

    /Love

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome. Thanks for the info Love Karlsson 🙂

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Well that’s great timing. I’m seeing them tomorrow night! Many thanks can’t beat Level 42, especially live!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a good time.

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I have the 2cd deluxe of World Machine, which is awesome. My favorite remix of theirs is the 12″ version of Children Say.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar.

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  4. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Got this 12inch of course 🙂 Together with the German standard edition and a white label promo.
    LOVE Level 42. Envy NKelly seeing them at Dingwalls (London) tomorrow. As I have a couple of days off maybe I should hurry and fly to London. It´s only an hour´s flight from here 🙂

    Enjoy, NKelly.

    Thank you Paul. Keep them coming 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance 🙂

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  5. Junior Says:

    I love Level 42 and didn’t know about this release. I have enjoyed your past posts for this band.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  6. Jeff Says:

    Many thanks Paul and tons of enthusiasm for Level 42! I love how you give us these most precious twelves and cleaned up, just in case ours is a bit over played. That’s one of the best things about coming here everyday to your site. So many records (dance records) are lost. You care about them and rescue them from oblivion and make them “new” to our ears because of your love and respect of them. You are such a blessing and I am always humbled by the quality and the selection. You are an artist your self!! This is a great “Music Museum” and gallery of aural paintings!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  7. Paul Says:

    Great stuff, thanks Paul! This has to be my favourite period of Level 42..I bought this very 12 inch single and absolutely love the Shep Pettibone remix of ‘Something About You’ which is far superior to the standard ‘Sisa Mix’ 12 inch. Need a section on Shep Pettibone alone and his remixes! Awesome work Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Paul love that mix it’s got so much more punch 🙂

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  8. rough-diamond Says:

    available in “80’s 12inch Special” a japan 2 CD set

    https://www.discogs.com/Various-80s-12inch-Special/release/845473

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks rough-diamond 🙂

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  9. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! I love Level 42.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    It’s also on the Blank & Jones So80s vol.8 compilation, surprisingly not brick walled, in fact just minimal compression or no compression used for mastering the CD.
    I compared them in an audio editor with studio monitors and studio headphones, levelled out the loudness. There’s no notable difference! If it wasn’t for the occasional hiss sound from the vinyl rip, I wouldn’t know which is which. There should be some hearable difference due to unequal mastering for CD and vinyl. But it’s too subtle to be noticeable
    for my ears. Astonishing rip, again!

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    Jeff Reply:

    Davos Via 45, I’m in awe of your critique of Paul’s mastery! I’m so impressed with audiophiles and their ears. I think it’s so important when someone like you can really give a summation of Paul’s work. You’re someone whose opinion really counts. Not saying that mine or anyone’s else’s doesn’t matter, but I love when Paul gets recognition for all the hard work he does. Gosh, I love this place and all that come to visit. Thank you for your incredible statements concerning our beloved DjPaulT.

    Have a great day!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Davos Via 45 I appreciate your valuable input. I am still learning how to get rid of the vinyl hiss. Do you have any advice? Also I am in the market for some new headphones what kind do you use? I already have studio monitors Rokit KRK5.

    Thank you again 🙂

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    Davos Via 45 Reply:

    Paul & Jeff
    No fancy high-end audiophile equipment here, just a decent sounding home
    studio setup and experienced ears.

    Audition has some powerful noise reduction tools, you gotta teach yourself,
    Paul, in most cases less is more, it’s difficult to give some advice, I’d
    rather that you don’t use any hiss-reduction at all. If the vinyl is in bad shape, there’s nothing much you can do, as you know better than me. If it’s
    in near mint condition, the distortions are minimal anyway.

    Considering headphones, Beyerdynamic and AKG have been studio standards for decades, but there are many others. What’s to my liking, doesn’t mean, it’s
    also to yours. Ask yourself the usual questions, for what do I need the headphones, recording, mixing, editing or just listening to music for long ours? Do I really need studio headphones, maybe I’m better off with some good
    Hi-Fi ones? How much money do I want to spend? Also, there are a few different types of studio monitors. Here’s a good starting point!
    https://ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-recording-studio-headphones
    Maybe go to your local dealer with music examples that you know well and check out different headphones. Or if you have the bucks just buy a few of the best ones, go home and enjoy! LOL

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  11. ricardo rodrigues flores Says:

    belissimo single . dj Pault que versão linda ….muito obrigado e me desculpe por escrever em portugues …thanks thanks thanks

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  12. Edward Says:

    I used to have this 12″ when it first came out. Thank you for the memories.

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  13. Mirko Says:

    In Germany there was also a series (Blank & Jones presents so80s), where the extended version was released on CD1 at Volume 8 (2013).

    Thank you for your time and effort to provide us with great extended versions and remixes.

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  14. CL Says:

    🙂

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  15. negative1 Says:

    love level 42,
    thanks for putting up more great mixes paul.

    already had them, but thanks again.

    later
    -1

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