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Wham! – Summer Fun Mega Mix (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

I originally posted this fun 12″ on George’s birthday way back in 2012. At that time I was still using ClickRepair and the old stylus this 12″ was way over due to have a new meticulous re-rip and 2017 remaster. Also created a new picture sleeve to go along with it!

On this 12″ we have the Wham! “Summer Fun Megamix”. A really nice mix featuring some of Wham!’s biggest hits including “Wham! Rap”, Freedom, I’m Your Man” and more. On the filip side is a megamix of early 80’s disco/funk/r&b tracks, including “Love Come Down” by Evelyn King, “Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, and “You’re The One For Me” by D-Train.

Black Wax was an an early 1990s bootleg remix label which put out remixes and megamixes of music covering everything from ’50s to ’90s music. Many of the single artist remixes have new production under them making them very unique.

SIDE A:
Wham! – Wham Summer Fun Mega Mix 5:44

A.1 Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)
A.2 Club Tropicana
A.3 Young Guns (Go For It)
A.4 Bad Boys
A.5 I’m Your Man
A.6 Freedom
A.7 I’m Your Man (Extended Stimulation)

SIDE B:
Various – Classic Grooves 3:13
B.1 Unique (5) – What I Got Is What You Need (Vocal Mix)
B.2 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up (West End Girls)
B.3 Evelyn King – Love Come Down
B.4 Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Dancing Tight
B.5 Terri Wells – I’ll Be Around
B.6 Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
B.7 D-Train – You’re The One For Me
B.8 D-Train – Music (Get Dancin’)
B.9 D-Train – Keep On

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Black Wax‎– BW4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 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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Wham! – Last Christmas (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

I originally posted this festive 12″ on December 12, 2010, wow six years ago. Since then I have really upgraded my equipment and fine tuned my ripping skills. I also stopped using ClickRepair and now manually remove every click/pop myself, the results are much better since using ClickRepair can degrade the audio. This year I wanted to bring new life into this 12″ so I gave it a brand new transfer. If you happen to have the old rip in your collection I think you will see this is the definitive transfer.

The mix used on this 12″ omits a verse and has additional backing vocals from George Michael and some slightly different keyboard arrangements towards the end. The record itself is labeled as (Pudding Mix) (Long Version) it is actually an alternate edit of the “Pudding Mix”.

I really hope that you enjoy the new transfer Seasons Greetings.

~ DjPaulT (December, 2016)

“Last Christmas” is a song by English pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in 1984, on a double A-side with “Everything She Wants”. Originally written and produced by George Michael, it has been covered by many artists since its original release.

Wham! had been a dominant force in the UK Singles Chart in 1984 and news that they were planning a Christmas single meant that a battle for the coveted Christmas #1 spot in the UK seemed set to be between Wham! and the year’s other big act, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who had achieved a third #1 in early December with “The Power of Love”. However, the Band Aid project, helmed by Bob Geldof, produced the #1 single. Wham!’s offering peaked at #2 for much of the period, although George’s involvement in Band Aid meant that Wham! still had an input. Wham! subsequently topped the monies raised by Band Aid by donating all of their “Last Christmas/Everything She Wants” royalties to the Ethiopian famine appeal.

“Last Christmas” did make #1 in various other countries.

The single sold well over a million copies and became the biggest selling single in UK chart history not to reach #1. A year later, it was re-issued for Christmas again (this time without a billed flip-side) and got to #6. A second re-issue at Christmas 1986 – by which time Wham! had split – stalled outside the top 40.

The song gradually sold in Japan, and finally became the best-selling single that did not reach that country’s top-10 chart, selling more than 600,000 copies and peaking on the chart at #12 in 1992.

“Last Christmas” has sold 1.8 million copies as of June 2016 and is the biggest selling single in UK chart history not to reach number one.

Due to perceived similarities between “Last Christmas” and the song “Can’t Smile Without You” as popularised by Barry Manilow, an out of court settlement was reached in which the first year’s royalties were donated to the one-year-old “Band Aid” charity.

The video to “Last Christmas” saw George and partner Andrew Ridgeley accompanying girlfriends to see friends at their home in an unspecified ski resort, although the cable-car that can be seen in two shots is from Saas-Fee, Switzerland. It became clear early on, however, that Andrew’s girlfriend had previously been in a relationship with George, and it was to her character the song was aimed. The video also featured the duo’s erstwhile backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, the boyfriend and future husband of Shirlie Holliman.

SIDE A:
Last Christmas (Pudding Mix Edit) 4:45

SIDE B:
Credit Card Baby 5:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic/Sony – 12·3P-575
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 21 Dec 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – George Michael

NOTES:
Released with a lyric insert and obi strip.
Side A is listed as “Pudding Mix” “Long Version” but actually plays the 4:45 version.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Wham! – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th December 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Side One

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another remix of Wham!’s 1982 classic Wham Rap!. This UK 12″ promo contains an exclusive remix on the b-side called “Special U.S. 7″ Remix”. The mix has a very interesting drumstick countdown during the intro. The 12″ comes in a plain white sleeve with a custom hype sticker. The labels are plain white with handwritten track titles.

SIDE A:
Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix) 6:43

SIDE B:
Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. 7″ Remix) 3:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– XPR1227
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, White Label, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Carter
Remix – George Michael
Written-By – Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael

NOTES:
Side B is an exclusive mix.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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: 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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Wham! – Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Netherlands 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” is a 1982 song by British pop duo Wham! Released in June 1982, this was the pair’s debut single. Credited to Panos/Ridgeley (ie George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), it was produced by Bob Carter on the Innervision label.

According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song “depicted the world as they saw it” although it was “hardly a rap as we know it today.” The message is that if you’re young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew’s brother) added backing vocals.

The first DJ to play “Wham Rap!” on BBC Radio was Peter Powell; it was chosen by the music paper Sounds as its single of the week, but could reach only #105 in the UK chart.

This 7″ includes the original 1982 version on the A side which is the video version. Side B is the “club mix” whic is an edit of the “social mix”.

SIDE A:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) 3:30

SIDE B:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Club Mix) 4:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPCA 2442, Inner Vision ‎– A 2442
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Carter
Written-By – Ridgeley*, Panos (2)

NOTES:
Printed in Holland

Find The 7″ 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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Wham! – Club Fantastic Megamix (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Club Fantastic Megamix” was a single released by Wham! in 1983, and was the last single release for the duo on Inner Vision Records. The single was released in both 7″ and 12″ formats. The 7″ contains a rare edit of the 12″ mix.

*A note about this transfer. The b-side “A Ray Of Sunshine (Instrumental Mix)” is taken from the UK 12″. I did this because the 7″ sounded pretty bad I usually do not do this but in this case it was necessary.

SIDE A:
Club Fantastic Megamix (Edit Version) 3:57
Mixed By, Arranged By – Megamix Club, The

(A.1) A Ray Of Sunshine
Written-By – George Michael

(A.2) Love Machine
Written-By – W Griffin*, W Moore*

(A.3) Come On
Written-By – George Michael

SIDE B:
A Ray Of Sunshine (Instrumental Mix) 5:40
Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Inner Vision ‎– A 3586
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
Photography – Chris Craymer
Producer – George MichaelSteve Brown

NOTES:
The album “FANTASTIC” also available on cassette.

Find The 7″ 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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Wham! – Where Did Your Heart Go? (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Where Did Your Heart Go?” is a song written by American musicians David Was and Don Was. The song was first recorded and released by the writers’ disco-dance-rock ensemble Was (Not Was).

“Where Did Your Heart Go?” was covered by the British pop duo Wham! in June 1986 as one of the three B-sides to “The Edge of Heaven” in the UK, where it reached #1. The song was also released separately as Wham!’s final single in several territories most notably in the US where it peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1986. It was produced and re-arranged by George Michael with engineering by Chris Porter. In common with most Wham! songs, Andrew Ridgeley’s contribution is notable by its absence, though he receives a co-writing credit for its b-side: “Wham Rap ’86”. “Where Did Your Heart Go?” was also included on the albums Music from the Edge of Heaven and The Final.

SIDE A:
Where Did Your Heart Go? (Edit Version) 4:59
Written-By – D. Was*, D. Was*

SIDE B:
Wham! Rap ’86 6:33
Written-By – A. Ridgeley*, G. Michael*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Where Did Your Heart Go? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #50

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 38-06294
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By – George Michael

NOTES:
Where Did Your Heart Go? is an edit of the album version.
Taken from the Columbia LP “MUSIC FROM THE EDGE OF HEAVEN”

Find the 7″ 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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Posted in Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael, Wham! | 21 Comments »