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Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 7th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Losing My Mind” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim originally for the 1971 musical Follies for the character of a former showgirl, Sally Durant Plummer. The song became a popular top ten hit for singer and actress Liza Minnelli in 1989 on the UK Singles chart and in Europe. The song has been covered by many artists.

In the UK Singles Chart, the most successful version has been by American singer and actress Liza Minnelli, reaching number six. It was the lead single from her 1989 studio album, Results, produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The 12″ release peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Maxi Singles Sales chart. It also peaked at number twenty-six on the American dance chart.

The Pet Shop Boys demo version of “Losing My Mind” (which has Neil Tennant singing the vocal) was later remixed and released as a B-side on the Pet Shop Boys’ single, “Jealousy”. This demo version contains a scream that Minnelli opted not to include on her release.

SIDE A:
Losing My Mind (Ultimix Edit) 7:35
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub) 5:09
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

SIDE B:
Losing My Mind (Remix) 7:02
Losing My Mind (7″ Version) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #11
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: pic ‎– 49 68858
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
Mastered By – Vlado*
Other [Hair] – Teddy Antolin
Other [Makeup] – Kevin Aucoin
Other [Styling] – Joshua Jordan
Photography By – David La Chapelle*
Producer – Julian Mendelsohn, Pet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – S. Sondheim*

NOTES:
From the Epic LP “Results”

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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Password: burningtheground

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30 Responses to “Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (US 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. I hear the new 3cd/dvd version of Results is kicking up a storm with fans. I have the 2005 cd/dvd. Wondering if I need all those remixes???

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have the 2005 release also. I dodt buy the new one since I already have all the 12″ singles plus I have heard some negative reviews on the new release.

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    Todd Reply:

    The new box set is a mixed Result at best. Full of bad vinyl rips, odd inclusions (eg un-official and non-era remixes which don’t fit and even a video for a track that was issued four years on from Results). Not to mention poor mastering, flimsy packaging. It’s like a really bad bootleg. Avoid it and stick with the 2005 edition which at the very least had decent packaging and consistent mastering.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thank you Todd for your opinion on this Liza box set. You’ve made my decision for me as I will not purchase this. I really want a quality product and not something slipshod. Thank goodness we have our Paul in charge of beautiful vinyl rips. He cares so very much about the final result.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am always reluctant to buy Cherry Pop releases because you never know what you are going to get. I have bought several of their re-issues only to find that quality control is lacking. This could have been a definitive release if done properly.

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  2. pjanus Says:

    Thanks my Vinyl Master 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome pjanus 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    You’re such a class act Paul posting this incredible single by Ms. Liza!! Karen and I loved this version and the album it’s culled from. As Pet Shop Boys devotees, we thought it was a genius pairing. Oh those Boys and their “beat box tea party” productions that lavished disco sensibilities with haunting synths and melodies with a Broadway legend. Gosh Paul, you make our memories come back in gorgeous Technicolor and cinematic surround sound. What you do to us can’t be put into words, but it’s a major body ORGASM to say the least! I am thrilled to pieces that this single is here on your site. You really do matter with what you post!! Always remember that.

    Swooning (again)!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I appreciate you comment so much 🙂

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  4. Song_and_Dance Says:

    ooooooooh “it´s Liza with a z, not Lisa with an s” 🙂

    LOVE the Pet Shop Boys and adore Liza so the three of them together is almost to much to take. Although I love “So Sorry I Said” even more, “Losing My Mind” is such a great dance track.
    Never heard the Ultimixes, by the way. I only have the standard 12inch.

    Great. Thank you, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love “So Sorry I Said” too Song_and_Dance 🙂

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    Joey Reply:

    I agree, it sounds like a show tune, however I think it would have been vastly better if it had been a proper duet between Neil and Liza. I thought this album really needed one good vocal collaboration to seal the deal, and they held back for whatever reason, (ego, contract?). I also think PSB should have released their own version “If There Was Love” a somewhat lost classic, which rivals I’m Not Scared, at the very least, on one of their further listening discs.

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  5. AnthonyC Says:

    Results is exceptional and all of the work the Pet Shop Boys did on this campaign is simply off the scale! I love it all.

    This track is awesome!

    It would be amazing to hear the other 12 inch singles from this album.

    Thank you!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have all of them AnthonyC and plan to post them soon 🙂

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    AnthonyC Reply:

    Thank you so much, that will be awesome.

    It makes my mind boggle that a super-fan such as yourself can make faultless recordings yet the ‘professionals’ make a mess!

    It just doesn’t make sense!

    So thank you for your hard work!!!!

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  6. Thomas Says:

    Thanks for these! Hope to see more Results 12″s on your website soon.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You will Thomas I have all of the releases from “Results” 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    You are a KING and a GOD, Paul!!!!!! I can’t wait!!

    Jeff

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  7. Kaex Says:

    I just listened to it without reading anything and knew the pet shop boys were involved from only a few bars

    Interesting that I had never heard this even though it’s from my favourite pet shop boys time period.. The closer i listen it’s not their usual level of production excellence. The vocal is very compressed and soft through a channel phaser, also the master level seems down by like 3db. Your rips are master quality as usual Paul, so much so I can hear certain cues that made me think they phones this one in or just received the vocals on a tape in the mail.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for your comment Kaex 🙂

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  8. AnthonyC Says:

    Hi Paul

    Sorry to hijack this thread but have you seen the phenomenally good press release on https://www.georgemichael.com/

    This is particularly good news because at the time when George passed, the family did say there wouldn’t be any releases of previously unreleased material.

    Now that will all change!

    Hope this was ok to post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No worries. Thank you for the info 🙂

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  9. DanaDotCom Says:

    Glad to see this Liza album get so much interest lately. I’ve always maintained that it’s one of the best female albums of the 80s. Producer & artist could not have been a more perfect pairing, and it certainly sets a specific mood from the very first blip of “I Want You Now” and doesn’t let up until the street sounds of “I Can’t Say Goodnight” fade out. However, after first hearing the album back in ’89 I’ve always been perplexed about the single choices and the hack mixes of those singles. With such superior tracks like “If There Was Love” & “I Want You Now” waiting in the wings why lose momentum by dropping “So Sorry I Said”? I’ve decided to pass on this latest reissue of Results simply because there’s material overload. With innumerable mixes that sound practically identical I don’t need entire discs full music that sound like a single track. So, a supreme album, but the singles released deserved better treatments from more inspired mixers. I could go on & on about Results…but I’ll stop here! Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DanaDotCom thanks for your input. I do agree that single selection could have been better thought out. I am sure Epic had their hand in picking the singles. Would have also liked to see varied remixers on board 🙂

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  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    When I heard of this collaboration my first thought was, what an odd combination, until I heard the fantastic result. That PSB synth bass line is the killer! Every mix great in it’s own way.
    Paul it’s again wavs instead of 16bit flacs, you gettin’ sloppy lately, to much weed? LOL
    Could you check, you got email from me?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am “Losing My Mind” lol thank you for letting me know. Yes I will check my email 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Also I fixed the files they are now Flac on the 16bit 🙂

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  11. Kiki Says:

    What a great Dance Track !
    I remember I discovered at First that song as a “new on” from the PSB team in those years before being struggled by the fact that half of the album was made of covers …
    Anyway, the result was fantastic !

    Apart of that, did you know Paul, that the US 12″ includes the “Ultimix Edit”, which, in fact is the full version !? The UK 12″ of “So sorry, I Said” included the “Ultimix”… which in fact in a shorter fade edit at 6 min 35 sec…

    The 7” Version of “Losing My Mind” is also exclusive to the US with a shorter fade out in the end. The UK 7″ version is 5 second longer…

    In the end, Great job as usual ! Thanks !!!

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  12. John von Ahlen Says:

    Fabulous!! Thanks so much for posting this….it’s giving me Love Pains (hint!) hehe
    Keep up the excellent work.

    xxx

    John

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  13. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Didn’t listen to this album for ages. What a slick pop production by the PSB, masters of their craft. Not just the outstanding Losing my mind, great version of Love Pains, ok Twist In My Sobriety didn’t turn out that well as Tanita Tikarams, but her version of PSB Rent and especially Tonight Is Forever, wow, major coolness!

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