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Alan Rankine – The Sandman (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 5th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“The Sandman” is the debut solo single by Scottish musician and record producer Alan Rankine best known as keyboardist/guitarist for the new wave band Associates, which he co-founded with Billy Mackenzie in the late 1970s.

“The Sandman” was taken from Rankine’s second studio album “She Loves Me Not”. A very underrated track “The Sandman” failed to chart and ends up as one of my recommended 12″ singles.

SIDE A:
The Sandman (Remix) 7:06
Engineer – Michel Andina

SIDE B:
Can You Believe Everything I See (Part 3) 6:19

The Sandman (7″ Version) 3:44
Engineer – Michel Andina

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VST 1003
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Alan Rankine

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “SHE LOVES ME NOT”

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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15 Responses to “Alan Rankine – The Sandman (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    These DjPaulT Recommended 12″ singles are such a highlight in my book. Paul, you have impeccable tastes, of course, but these songs are really magic. I get extra excited whenever you post something that’s near and dear to your heart and sensibilities because these records are very special. I can’t wait to check this one out later on today!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hope that you do like this Jeff. The Associates are one of my favorite bands and Alan’s solo work is really good 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Paul!! I feel as if I’m in a delirium after listening to this phenomenal track!! I love when you have the passion over certain records and this one certainly leaves a deep impression on my psyche!! Very addictive and I just don’t know why this didn’t chart. Amazing stuff. The remix is WONDERFUL!! The nursery rhyme so adds to the overall affect of this piece. Whoa, I’m in a twilight, like a deep, deep sleep. Oh, the B-side is awesome too!! Thank you Paul for sharing your favorites with us as they become our favorites too!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yay! I am so happy Jeff 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Didn’t even know about this. Keep the new wave coming .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I have another 12″ by Alan that I will also post at some point 🙂

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  3. Conrad Zimmer Says:

    Paul

    The Sandman was also on his first album, The World Begins To Look Her Age. Great track – thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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  4. Dirk Says:

    What? I am the first to comment on this incredible cover?
    Sultry voice by the way – perfect match. And his own music. I got so distracted by the music of the associates, I must have overlooked them being so handsome. Or maybe puberty hadn’t fully kicked in?

    (If I could turn back time, I hear Cher sing in the back of my mind, I like his singing better, how does one tune out Cher?)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    He is very handsome indeed 🙂

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    Thank SO much for this one … Alan Rankine did such good solo work, and it’s great to see you feature some of it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  6. Kaex Says:

    “Can you believe everything you see (part 3)”

    I can’t believe I’m the only one that has mentioned it but that sounds uncannily like Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove”

    Crazy. Really good rip though. Yet another one I have never heard of.

    Nice one Paul.

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  7. Jeff Says:

    I thought the same thing actually. It’s amazing how certain songs just gel together. Would be a nice two-tracker or, in today’s vernacular, a mash-up. I really liked this song. Would like to hear parts 1 and 2.

    Jeff

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  8. Locutus Says:

    A very nice track. I love the chorus & how it slowly draws you in.
    Thanks for another old but new to me track.

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