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Bananarama – A Trick Of The Night (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th February 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“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.

SIDE A:
A Trick Of The Night (The Number One Mix) 8:14
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*

SIDE B:
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 GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records ‎– 886 119-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve Design, Assistant] – Andrew Biscomb
Design [Sleeve Design] – Peter Barrett (3)
Written-By – Jolley/Swain*

NOTES:
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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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Bananarama – Do Not Disturb (UK 12:)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st February 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Do Not Disturb” is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was written and produced by the production duo of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. Originally released as a stand-alone single in 1985, the track was later added to Bananarama’s third album True Confessions which was issued by London Records a year later. “Do Not Disturb” was released in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan but only charted in the UK.

Bananarama did not like the song. Group member Keren Woodward later said of the True Confessions album, “It is all our ideas, it is what we wanted to sound like and sing about. Except ‘Do Not Disturb’ which Swain and Jolley wrote and which we don’t think is very good. Thats why there’s eleven songs on the LP instead of ten”. When released, “Do Not Disturb” was a mid-charting single, peaking at number thirty-one.

In the UK the single was released as two seperate 12″ singles. The first 12″ included the “Instrumental Dub” version of “Do Not Disturb”. The second 12″ was released as a limited Edition and featured “Do Not Disturb” (Bananamix) a megamix featuring most of their hits up to this point. The only difference in the sleeves is a custom hype sticker. “Do Not Disturb” (Bananamix) is exclusive to this 12″.

SIDE A:
Do Not Disturb 6:08
Producer – Tony Swain & Steve Jolley*
Written-By – Jolley, Swain*

Do Not Disturb (Instrumental Dub) 3:43
Producer – Tony Swain & Steve Jolley*
Written-By – Jolley, Swain*

SIDE B:
Ghost 4:03
Producer – Patrick Seymour
Written-By – Seymour*, Bishop*, Dallin*, Fahey*

Do Not Disturb (Bananamix) 10:50
Producer – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
a) Do Not Disturb
b) Rough Justice
c) Na Na Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
d) Shy Boy
e) Robert De Niro’s Waiting
f) Really Saying Something
g) Cruel Summer

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records ‎– NANAM 9
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Laurence Stevens
Performer [Bananarama Are] – Keren*, Sarah*, Siobhan*
Photography – Robert Erdman

NOTES:
Very limited edition – large white sticker on sleeve. The B2 Bananamix is an exclusive Hits Megamix

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Bananarama – The Wild Life (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th February 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“The Wild Life” is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. Written in two days, the track was composed for and included in the 1984 American film of the same name The Wild Life, (starring Christopher Penn) and on its soundtrack. Bananarama’s second, self-titled album had already been in stores for several months when this single was issued, and for a time the album was re-released with “The Wild Life” included. The song was released as a single in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan. The UK was instead given the song “Hot Line to Heaven” as the album’s final single.

“The Wild Life” peaked at number seventy on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and did not chart in any other countries. The Bananarama track listing was reverted to its original sequence shortly thereafter and “The Wild Life” did not appear on CD until the 2002 hits package The Essentials.

The music video features the girls performing the song in a studio filled with colourful fabrics that they play around with. Their footage is intercut with excerpts from the film.

This video marked a break with their earlier work as it lacked any attempt at a storyline, and focused on their performance of the song with random images.

SIDE A:
The Wild Life 3:51

SIDE B:
State I’m In (Extended Version) 4:38
The Wild Life (Dub Mix) 7:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Wild Life U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #70

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records ‎– LDSX 218
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – Woodward*, Dallin*, Fahey*, Steve Jolley & Tony Swain
Artwork By [Art & Design] – Laurence Stevens

NOTES:
From the Universal Picture “The Wild Life”
From the Bananarama cassette and album “Bananarama”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Various – Happy Christmas From The Stars (UK 7″ Flexi-disc)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Custom Sleeve

Label

Happy Christmas From The Stars is a promotional-only flexi-disc single featuring many pop stars from the 80’s, released in the UK by Smash Hits / Levi’s / Lyntone during 1982.

The single contains spoken word Christmas messages by various musical artists, which was given away with 9-22 December 1982 issue of the British music magazine Smash Hits.

This was a promotional item by Levi’s, for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans. The idea for the single came from the Pet ShopBoys band member Neil Tennant, who was Smash Hits news editor in 1982 and Assistant Editor the following year.

Special note about this single: Since this single is a flexi-disc which are notoriously known for not being of the best quality. So the sound quality is not perfect. I have made every attempt to restore it as best I could. I did however leave some of the crackle from the disc. This I think leaves some of the charm of the original recording. I left the recording in it’s entirety including the black Levi’s segments. I also hope you like the custom sleeve.

Enjoy and Happy Christmas!

~ DjPaulT.

SIDE A:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 1) 6:12

SIDE B:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 2) 6:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Very Good
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Smash Hits! Magazine – none, Levi’s – none, Lyntone – LYN 12570, Lyntone – LYN 12571
Format: Flexi-disc, 7″, 33 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Non-Music
Style: Spoken Word
Credits: Concept By [Idea] – Neil Tennant
Featuring –  ABBAABCAdam*, BananaramaBucks FizzCaptain SensibleCulture ClubDuran DuranFun Boy ThreeHaircut One HundredImagination,Jam, TheMadnessMari WilsonMusical YouthPiranhas*, Police*, Steve StrangeToyahUltravox
Producer – Trevor Dann
Recorded By – Mark Ellen

NOTES:
Smash Hits promotion for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans by Levi’s.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Bananarama – Bananarama Megamix (Ltd. Edition UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th September 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Bananarama Megamix” is a megamix of songs by English girl group Bananarama. This rare UK only Limited Edition 12″ promo was released to promote the 1988 “Greatest Hits Collection”. The version contained on this 12″ is the full 8:15 version and differs from the 7″ “Greatest Hits Megamix”.

As far as I know this mix is exclusive to this 12″ promo. The same mix appears on both sides of the record.

SIDE A:
Bananarama Megamix 8:15
Tracks include:
Love Truth Honesty
Na Na Hey Hey (brief sample)
Love Truth Honesty
Love in the First Degree
I Can’t Help It
I Heard A Rumour
Shy Boy (brief sample)
I Want You Back
Venus

SIDE B:
Bananarama Megamix 8:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: FFRR – MEGA 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Label states:
All Original Tracks As Featured On Bananarama Greatest Hits Collection (RAMA 5/KRAMA 5/828 106-1)
Special Limited Edition Promotional Single

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th December 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Robert De Niro’s Waiting…” is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was the second single released from their self-titled second album in 1984.

The single is one of the group’s strongest performing releases, peaking at number three in the UK singles chart (the single to date stands in a three-way tie as Bananarama’s highest-charting UK hit). It made a brief appearance on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ninety-five.

An extended version of the song was available on the 12″ single. The B-side of both 7″ and 12″ singles was a song called “Push!”. Also included on the 12″ single, was an unlisted track; a different version “Link” from Bananarama.

SIDE A:
Robert De Niro’s Waiting (Extended Version) 5:43

SIDE B:
Untitled 1:47
Push! 4:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Robert De Niro’s Waiting U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #95

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records – 820 033-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Da Gama
Performer [Bananarama] – Keren*, Sarah*, Siobhan*
Photography By – Allan Ballard
Producer, Arranged By – Tony Swain and Steve Jolley*
Written-By – Woodward*, Dallin*, Fahey*, Jolley/Swain*

NOTES:
Track A listed as “Robert De Niro’s Waiting… Extended Version” on the back cover.
Track B1: No title or credits are listed for this track.
Tony Swain and Steve Jolley courtesy of Red Bus Records (International) Limited.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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