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Berlin – Sex (I’m A…) (Australasia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

12 Inches of “Sex…”

“Sex (I’m A…)” is a song by the American band Berlin from their second album Pleasure Victim. The song was co-written by group members John Crawford, Terri Nunn and David Diamond and sung as a duet by Crawford and Nunn.

Released as the album’s second single in February 1983, the single became a cult hit on American radio and brought the group into the mainstream. Despite the significant attention, the song’s racy lyrics resulted in it being banned from several radio stations. Perhaps because of this, the single ultimately peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late March and early April 1983.The song was also the first single release from the band’s new label, Geffen Records.

As a bonus I have included the “Instrumental Version” which I lifted from the U.S. 12″ promo.

SIDE A:
Sex (I’m A…) (Extended 12″ Version) 8:06
Remix – DVP (2), The Maomen
Written-By – Diamond*, Nunn*

SIDE B:
The Metro 4:11
Sex (I’m A…) (Instrumental) 5:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Sex (I’m A…) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #62
1983 Sex (I’m A…) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #10
1983 Sex (I’m A…) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 812 571-1, M.A.O. Records ‎– 812 571-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australasia
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Daniel R. van Patten*
Written-By – Crawford*

NOTES:
Manufactured in Australasia.

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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

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Password: burningtheground

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Berlin – A Matter Of Time (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

REQUEST

“A Matter Of Time” was the debut single by American new wave band Berlin released in early 1979 on Zone-H Records. The single was re-issued in 1980 featuring a replacement vocalist, Virginia Macolino, after Terri Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career. This was followed by the album Information.

The original 1979 version of “A Matter Of Time” featuring Terri Nunn on vocals was released on the compilation The Best Of Berlin in 1988.

The b-side “French Reggae” is an instrumental non album track.

SIDE A:
A Matter Of Time 3:47
Written-By –  John Crawford
Vocals [Uncredited] – Virginia Macolino

SIDE B:
French Reggae 2:22
Written-By – Jo Julian

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Zone-H ‎– IR 9015, I.R.S. Records ‎– IR 9015
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve Design] – Jewel (13)
Photography By [Back Photo] – Junichi*
Photography By [Front Photo] – Michael Nadeau
Producer – Jo Julian
Vocals [Uncredited] – Virginia Macolino

NOTES:
Manufactured and Distributed by A&M Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

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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 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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Berlin – No More Words/Dancing In Berlin (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“No More Words” is a 1984 song by Berlin and the first single off the album Love Life. It was also their first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 23 on May 12, 1984. The song was featured in the 1985 film Vision Quest. In the United States, the song was re-released in 1985 as a B-side to Madonna’s single, “Crazy for You”, which was also featured in the film.

The song was produced by the Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and Richie Zito. The 7″ single included the b-side Rumour Of Love. The 12″ single was paired with Dancing In Berlin and featured the Dance Remix of both songs. The mixes were made by Giorgio Moroder.

The music video saw the band re-enact a Bonnie and Clyde-style car chase and shoot-out, it was directed by Evan English & Paul Goldman, and appeared in Berlin Video 45 videocassette compilation in 1984. It received a lot of airplay in the early days of MTV.

SIDE A:
No More Words (Dance Remix) 5:44
Engineer –  Mick Guzauski

SIDE B:
Dancing In Berlin (Dance Remix) 5:16
Engineer [Mixing] –  Mick Guzauski
Engineer [Recording] – Brian Reeves

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 No More Words U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1984 No More Words U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #25
1984 No More Words U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 9 20195-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Richard Seireeni
Management [Personal Management] – Peregrine Watts-Russell
Photography – Phillip Dixon
Producer – Giorgio Moroder, Richie Zito
Written-By – John Crawford

NOTES:
From the Geffen LP “LOVE LIFE”

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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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Berlin – The Metro (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“The Metro” is a new wave song written by John Crawford for his band, Berlin. The song first appeared on Berlin’s breakthrough album Pleasure Victim, released on the independent label Enigma in 1982 and re-released on Geffen in 1983. “The Metro” became the third single from the album, and the second to appear on the Geffen label. It was produced and engineered (as was most of the album) by the band’s then-drummer and drum programmer, Daniel Van Patten.

The song is known as epitomizing the new wave genre, for showing the genre for what it essentially was: a blending of punk rock and pop, with heavy use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer. Terri Nunn said the song, which was a breakthrough hit for Berlin, “defined us and defined that period of music.”

The single surpassed the Hot 100 peak of their previous cult hit, “Sex (I’m A…)”, going to #58, and it remains their third-highest charting single in the U.S.

Special note about this single: 

This 7″ is the original 1981 US release on the now obsolete M.A.O. Records label.  The single contains the original mixes that were re-recorded for the Pleasure Victim EP. Not available elsewhere. The single also has alternate artwork and the labels list the sides as “E” and “W”.

 

SIDE E:
The Metro 4:12

SIDE W:
Tell Me Why 4:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 The Metro U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #58

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: M.A.O. Records ‎– MAO-S4
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Daniel R. Van Patten
Written-By – Crawford*

NOTES:
Original mixes that were re-recorded for the Pleasure Victim EP. Not available elsewhere.

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

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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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