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David Cassidy – The Last Kiss (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 22nd, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

R.I.P. David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017)

“The Last Kiss” was the first single taken from the seventh studio album Romance by American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Cassidy.

The song features backing vocals by George Michael.”The Last Kiss” peaked at UK #6, Ireland #9, Denmark #10 and #60 in Australia. The single was not released in the U.S..

On February 20, 2017, Cassidy announced that he was living with dementia, the condition that his mother suffered from at the end of her life. He retired from performing in early 2017 when the condition became noticeable during a performance in which he forgot lyrics and otherwise struggled.

On November 18, 2017, it was announced that Cassidy had been hospitalized suffering from liver and kidney failure, and was critically ill in a medically-induced coma. He was out of the coma two days later, but remained in critical but stable condition, with doctors hoping to keep him stable until a liver became available for transplant. Cassidy died on November 21, 2017, aged 67.

SIDE A:
The Last Kiss (Extended Mix) 6:47
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – George Michael

SIDE B:
The Letter 4:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– 601 653
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Europe
Released: Feb 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Stylo Rouge*
Lacquer Cut By [Cut At Tape One By] – John Hudson
Photography By [Photo] – Leon Lecash
Producer – Alan Tarney
Written-By – A. Tarney*, D. Cassidy*

NOTES:
Taken from David’s forthcoming LP/Cassette “”Romance”.

Produced at R.G.Jones Studios.
Remixed at Mayfair Sound Studios.

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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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19 Responses to “David Cassidy – The Last Kiss (Europe 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    ‘I Think I Love You’ was one of my favorite singles from the 70s. I used to watch The Partridge Family on TV often. And I recall that I was very puzzled about the crush my older niece had on David. Didn’t know yet he was a pop idol at that time with girls screeming during his whole concert.

    Nice tribute to the man who died too young.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    A lot of people don’t realize that at one point his fan club had more members than Elvis or The Beatles. This song also features backing vocals by George Michael.

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  2. George Price Says:

    First it was Tom Petty, then it was Malcolm Young, and only a day ago, Mel Tillis…now we lost David Cassidy…….what is going on? Geez….another part of my childhood is gone. And,I don’t think David ever did the one type of album he ever wanted to do,an all out Rock album where he could show he wasn’t JUST “Keith Partridge”,ya know?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    He was very talented and over looked as a musician. I think his personal life over shadowed what he could have done musically. Thanks for your comment George 🙂

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    George Price Reply:

    Anytime,Paul. Anytime.

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  3. Daniel Says:

    I always loved that song which features George Michael’s backing vocals. I’ve been waiting for a crystal clean rip of this Extended Mix for such a long time but I’m so sad to learn about the death of David Cassidy. Like George Michael, this is another great artist who passes away much too soon. Thanks a million Paul for this post that is also a nice tribute.

    R.I.P. David Cassidy

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Daniel. I love this 12″ wish it could have been a hit in the U.S. and reached a broader audience. It is really cool that George contributed to this their voices sound great together 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    I too am quite sad about David Cassidy. It’s just a shame that so many of the artists we grew up with are leaving us way too soon. Thank you for this tribute to Mr. Cassidy, Paul. It’s also a nice tribute to George Michael’s memory as well, since he’s on backing vocals. Thank you Paul for your big heart and paying homage to the ones we have lost.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  5. Jay65 Says:

    Rest In Peace David x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂

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  6. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Gosh I LOVE that song. Not sure I have ever heard the 12inch mix. So sad to hear he is gone.
    I loved his voice.

    Another good one gone. Life is hard.

    s´n´d

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Life is hard but we press on 🙂

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  7. AnthonyC Says:

    This record is stunning!

    I appreciate this thread is in great respect to David Cassidy but I have to say I have always loved the George Michael parts to this record – simply beautiful.

    RiP DC!

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  8. ex15 Says:

    I’ve never heard this before, apart from the single release, always liked the original single, but I love the steady build up in this mix.

    So many of the stars of my youth have gone 🙁

    Thanks for the rip, Paul 🙂

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  9. Kent H. Says:

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for sharing. Count me as one that wasn’t aware of this 12″ single. Pulled up the youtube video, I liked it and don’t know why it wasn’t released in US. To me the single would fit in with the ’85 music.
    Thanks again.
    Kent 🙂

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  10. Richard Says:

    While I can’t say that I followed David’s career after the Partridge Family ended, there is no denying the popularity that he had. But certainly as a child I loved watching the Partridge Family and there was no denying the charisma that David had. Even at that age one could tell that David was the only one who was really singing on their sings. And those songs were perfect for the younger audience that the show attracted. The #1 hit “I Think I Love You” outsold the Beatles “Let It Be”.

    It’s truly sad that we are now at the point where so many of our music heroes are disappearing so frequently.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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  11. Joey Says:

    Nice tribute. It is difficult to see someone like David Cassidy as an old man dying of dementia; his youthful image forever burned into my psyche. Come on get happy….
    I really have to wonder why he was not utilized more after his teen idol phase. He must not have had the greatest management. Thanks for the rip Paul.

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  12. CL Says:

    🙂

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