Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd October 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Obsession” is a 1983 song covered in 1984 by the Synthpop-New Wave group Animotion. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV. Despite its relative obscurity, the original is generally regarded as being dramatically superior.
“Obsession” was originally written and recorded as a duet by songwriter Holly Knight and musician Michael Des Barres in 1983, although the recording did not perform well. This version was prominently featured in the 1983 film A Night in Heaven, most notably in a scene in which a male stripper gyrates his crotch in Lesley Ann Warren’s face in sync with the rhythm of the song. The song was featured on the film’s soundtrack, but did not receive enough attention to warrant much radio play or a place on any Billboard charts. That version was also featured in the theatrical trailer to the 1986 film 9 1/2 Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.
Contrary to popular belief, the song was never covered by Human League and has often been falsely attributed to them.
Obsession (Dance Remix) 6:00
Obsession (Special Dub Mix) 5:30
Mixed By – Mark Berry
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#6|
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#35|
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/maxi-Singles Sales||#3|
|1985||Obsession||U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles||#10|
Label: Mercury – 880 266-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Maxi-Single
Credits: Producer – John Ryan
Written-By – H. Knight*, M. Des Barres*
From The Mercury LP “Animotion” 880 266-1″
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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