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A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“Space Age Love Song” is a 1982 single released by the British band, A Flock of Seagulls. It was their fourth single. Lead guitarist Paul Reynolds remarked on their 1984 video album “Through the Looking Glass” that he thought of the song’s title. He said that the band wrote and recorded it, but couldn’t come up with the title. He suggested “Space Age Love Song” because he thought it sounded like a space age love song. His idea stuck as the song’s permanent title.

“Space Age Love Song” peaked at No. 30 in the US Billboard Chart, No. 31 in New Zealand, No. 34 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 68 in Australia.

The 7″ Edit is about twenty seconds or so shorter than the album version. This version has a shorter intro and to my knowledge has not appeared on CD most compilations use the 3:47 album version.

SIDE A:
Space Age Love Song (7″ Edit) 3:22

SIDE B:
Windows 3:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #59

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– VS 2003
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Maude Gilman
Engineer – Mike Shipley
Mastered By – TC*
Photography By [Photo] – Elizabeth Baptiste
Producer – Mike Howlett
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Available for the first time in the U.S.

Printed in U.S.A.
Recorded at Battery Studios (London).

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
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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A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“I Ran (So Far Away)”, also released as “I Ran”, is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls. It was released in 1982 as the second single from their self-titled debut album. Since then, it has been their most successful single, topped the chart in Australia, and reached #7 in New Zealand #9 United States respectively.

The version featured on this 12″ is the video mix which omits most of the introductory section and begins with a cymbal crash but retains the full ending of the long version. This version was featured on some vinyl pressings of A Flock of Seagulls.

SIDE A:
I Ran (Edit Video Mix) 3:58

SIDE B:
Messages 2:50
Pick Me Up 3:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #8
1982 I Ran U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– JIVE T 14
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork – Pete Watson (2)
Engineer – Mike Shipley
Management – Checkmount Ltd.
Producer – Mike Howlett
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Recorded at Battery Studios, London.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
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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A Flock Of Seagulls – Nightmares (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th July 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983


“Nightmares” was the 7th single released by synth-pop band A Flock Of Seagulls. The single was taken from the the bands second album “Listen.” “Nightmares” peaked at #53 on the UK singles chart on April 16, 1983 and #62 on the US Billboard Dance Chart.

The two B-sides reveal the often-overlooked experimental side of A Flock of Seagulls. Slightly edited versions of “The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin” and “Rosenmontag” appeared on the original cassette and CD pressings of “Listen.” Both tracks are extended for this 12″ and have never appeared on CD. However the 2010 remastered CD version of “Listen” does contain the 12″ version of “Nightmares”.

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut and the first man in space. He orbited the earth in April 1961, a humilating blow to the U.S. spaceflight team which at the time was in heated competition with its communist counterparts. His “last flight” took place on March 27, 1968, when the UTI MiG-15 (an experimental jet he was piloting) crashed. He was 34 years old. The Apollo 15 astronauts put a plaque on the moon naming all of the men who’d died in the space race. Gagarin was honored among them.

“Rosenmontag” (German for “Rose Monday”) is a festival which takes place in Cologne, Germany in the days leading up to Lent. Rosenmontag is the Monday prior to Ash Wednesday. It is likely that the band learned about this Catholic holiday while in Germany during the recording of “Listen.” Coincidentally, it is also the title of a 1930 film directed by Hans Steinhoff.

SIDE A:
Nightmares 5:02
Producer – Mike Howlett

The Last Flight Of Yuri Gagarin 7:03
Producer – Mike Howlett, Mike Score

SIDE B:
Rosenmontag 8:01
Producer – Conny Plank, Dave Hutchins, Mike Howlett

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Nightmares U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #62

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive
Catalog#: JIVE T 33
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Apr 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Bass, Vocals – Frank Maudsley
Composed By [All Material], Performer – A Flock Of Seagulls
Design [Sleeve] – Pete Watson (2)
Drums – Ali Score
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Paul Reynolds
Lead Vocals, Keyboards – Mike Score
Management – Checkmount Ltd.
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Photography – Eric Watson
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Recorded at Conny Plank’s Studio, Neunkirchen, W.Germany.
Mixed at Union Studios, Munich

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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