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Alison Moyet – Weak in the Presence of Beauty (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Sleeve

Side A

“Weak in the Presence of Beauty” is a song written by Michael Ward and Rob Clarke which was first released by their band, the British soul and jazz-influenced pop group Floy Joy, in 1986. The song was later covered by singer Alison Moyet in 1987 and became a hit for her.

Over the last decade, Moyet has revealed that the song was only recorded as she knew it would be a hit single, and that she is not actually fond of the song at all. To promote her 2004 album Voice, Moyet appeared on This Morning. On the show the introductory clip used was a snippet of the song’s music video. Immediately after Phillip Schofield commented “You just said you hate that song? Why’d you hate that song?” Moyet stated “Oh, because I know how cynical I was being when I recorded it. I recorded it ’cause I knew it was a hit rather than the fact that I loved it, and that will teach me, you know? You have a massive hit with something you’re not particularly fond of, and it’s not a good feeling.” Schofield added “Of course it’s gonna haunt you forever then.” Moyet stated “Oh yeah it does, you know?”

In an interview by Ian Wade for The Quietus in May 2013, Wade had commented “You seem much happier that you have fuller control over everything.” Moyet mentioned the song in her response, where she stated “What I must say is that it’s sometimes very easy to sit there and rescind responsibility, but sometimes I couldn’t be arsed. That’s the truth of it. We can all make the right choices, but sometimes we’re just too lazy to. And sometimes I was just too lazy to do it myself. “Love Letters” and “Weak in the Presence of Beauty” – neither song I enjoy now – they’re both my fault. I found them. That was when I was feeling smart, thinking that I knew what a hit was – I don’t know what’s a fucking hit! But they were hits, and now I’m forever to fucking sing them years later!”

In a June 2013 interview by Chi Ming Lai for The Electricity Club, Moyet spoke of the song and her reason for recording the track. Lai asked “Was that the same circumstances when you released “Love Letters” after the success of “Raindancing”?” Moyet replied “Love Letters” was me shooting myself in the foot! That was me being a show-off! That was me showing I had an A&R thing… “oh, I know what a hit is”! I did that twice, I did it with that and with “Weak in the Presence of Beauty”! Two times that I recorded songs knowing they were hits as opposed to the fact I loved them! I say that honestly, that’s the only time I’ve ever recorded anything cynically!”

“Weak In The Presence Of Beauty” failed to chart in the US but was a top ten hit in the UK peaking at #6. The song also charted in several other countries, Ireland #4, New Zealand #7, Norway #4 and #9 in France.

SIDE A:
Weak In The Presence Of Beauty (Extended Remix) 6:07
Mixed By – Scott Litt

SIDE B:
Weak In The Presence Of Beauty (Single Version) 3:40
Mixed By – Scott Litt

To Work On You 4:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 06940
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Jimmy Iovine
Producer [Associate] – Mike Shipley

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “RAINDANCING”

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Alison Moyet – Is This Love? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Is This Love?” is a song performed by the English singer Alison Moyet and co-written by Moyet and Jean Guiot. The name Jean Guiot is a false one given by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics who actually co-wrote and produced the song. The song was released as the first single from the yet-to-be released album Raindancing in November 1986. The single peaked at #3 on the UK singles chart, #4 Ireland, #3 Norway and #2 South Africa. In the US the single failed to chart.

The music video was filmed at Carlyon Bay near St Austell in Cornwall at the now closed down Cornwall Coliseum entertainment venue, and along the Carlyon Bay beach.

SIDE A:
Is This Love? (L.A. Mix) (Extended Version) 5:23
Co-producer, Written-By – Jean Guiot
Mixed By – Mike Shipley
Producer –  Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Alison Moyet

SIDE B:
Is This Love? (Seven Inch Version) 3:57
Mixed By – Mike Shipley
Producer –  Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Alison Moyet, Jean Guiot

Blow Wind Blow (Long Version) 6:18
Engineer – John Fryer
Producer – Alison Moyet
Producer, Written-By – J. Bailey*
Written-By – Alison Moyet

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 06773
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [For Stylo Rouge] – Stylorouge

NOTES:
Special versions from the Columbia LP “RAINDANCING”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Alison Moyet – All Cried Out (The Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“All Cried Out” is a song by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet. It was written by Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for her debut studio album Alf (1984). Released as the album’s second single in the autumn of 1984, the track peaked within the top ten on both the Irish and the UK Singles Chart, also reaching the top twenty in Switzerland.

SIDE A:
All Cried Out (The Remix) 8:05

SIDE B:
Steal Me Blind 3:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– QTA 4757
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Producer, Written-By –  Steve Jolley And Tony Swain*
Design [Sleeve] – Stylo Rouge*
Design [Symbol] – Da Gama
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2))
Written-By – Moyet*, Jolley/Swain*

NOTES:
From the LP “ALF”

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B. Back

 

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection (Love Injected Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Love Resurrection” is a pop song written by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for Moyet’s debut studio album Alf (1984). Released as the album’s first single in June 1984, it reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. It was released in the US in summer 1985 following “Invisible” and reached number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August.

SIDE A:
Love Resurrection (Love Injected Remix) 8:48

SIDE B:
Baby I Do 3:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Love Resurrection U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #82
1984 Love Resurrection U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #47

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– TA 4497
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – Moyet*, Jolly/Swain*

NOTES:
Label says (Long Version) and not (Love Injected Remix) as on cover.

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Alison Moyet – Invisible (The Transparent Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Invisible” is a song recorded by Alison Moyet in 1984, written by Lamont Dozier (of the songwriting team Holland–Dozier–Holland), from her album Alf.

Reaching #21 on the UK Singles Chart, the song went as high as #6 in Ireland, and gave Moyet her third Irish top 10 hit of the year. The single went even higher in New Zealand, peaking at #4, her second consecutive top ten hit after “All Cried Out” reached #6. The song is also the first American release from the album and is Moyet’s most successful single in that country, reaching #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1985 and becoming her only US Top 40 hit, either solo or with Yazoo, thus far.

The b-side was the Marvin Gaye song “Hitch Hike” on which she receives backing from Darts.

SIDE A:
Invisible (The Transparent Mix) 6:34
Engineer [Assistant] – Roger Dobson
Engineer [Recording] – Richard Lengyel
Producer – Tony Swain And Steve Jolley*
Written-By – L. Dozier*

SIDE B:
Hitch Hike 2:38
Engineer – Walter Samuel
Featuring [Special Guest] – Darts
Producer – Alison Moyet, Darts
Written-By – C. Paul*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Invisible U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-05163
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [For Stylo Rouge] – Rob O’Connor, Stylorouge
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)

NOTES:
Special version from the Columbia LP “ALF”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Yazoo – Situation (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Situation” is a 1982 single by the British synthpop band, Yazoo. The song was originally released in the UK as the B-side to Yazoo’s debut single, “Only You”, which went to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Released as a single in North America, the song peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, and hit the top 40 in Canada, peaking at number 31. In late summer 1982 it became Yazoo’s first song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, remaining at number one on this chart for four weeks. It also crossed over to the R&B chart, peaking at number 31.

The song features a memorable synthesizer hook by Vince Clarke (similar to the work he had done with his previous band, Depeche Mode), combined with the vocals by Alison Moyet (including her laughter, which has since been sampled in countless other songs, including the international novelty dance hit “Macarena”).

SIDE A:
Situation 5:40

SIDE B:
Situation (Dub Version) 5:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #31
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-29950
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve] – Rocking Rick Lego
Engineer – http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+Potoker
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Producer – Daniel MillerEric RadcliffeVince Clarke
Remix [Remixed By] – François Kevorkian
Written-By – Moyet*, Clarke*

nOTES:
From the Sire LP:
“Upstairs At Eric’s”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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