Posted by DjPaulT on 28th February 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“A Trick Of The Night” is a ballad recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and released as the final single from Bananarama’s album True Confessions.
The song was remixed slightly for its single version, adding extra synthesizer lines and vocal harmony layering. It was also given a more “upbeat” remix by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) production trio, at the request of London Records for the UK release.
The cautionary message in the lyrics are directed towards a friend who has gone to seek his fortune in the big city and ended up a rentboy.
“A Trick Of The Night” was a top-forty hit in the UK, peaking at number thirty-two (the SAW-remixed version received the most airplay in their home country), while the ballad version stalled at number seventy-six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single made a very brief appearance on the Australian singles chart, where it peaked at number ninety-nine.
The song was included on the CD version of Greatest Hits Collection as a bonus track, it was not included on the vinyl version nor their 2001 compilation The Very Best of Bananarama.
It was included on the soundtrack to the 1986 American film Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
A Trick Of The Night (The Number One Mix) 8:14
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
A Trick Of The Night (Tricky Mix) 7:17
Producer – Jolley and Swain*
A Trick Of The Night (Dub Mix) 4:31
Producer – Pete Waterman
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1986||A Trick Of The Night||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#76|
|1986||A Trick Of The Night||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#39|
Label: London Records – 886 119-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Credits: Design [Sleeve Design, Assistant] – Andrew Biscomb
Design [Sleeve Design] – Peter Barrett (3)
Written-By – Jolley/Swain*
Tracks A & B2 produced for P.W.L. Productions.
Original version on the London album #422 828 013-1 R-1 “True Confesssions”
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
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VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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