Posted by DjPaulT on 28th November 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“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.
Space Age Love Song (7″ Edit) 3:22
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1982||Space Age Love Song||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#30|
|1982||Space Age Love Song||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#59|
Label: Jive – VS 2003
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
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*
Available for the first time in the U.S.
Printed in U.S.A.
Recorded at Battery Studios (London).
Find the 7″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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