Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd April 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
R E Q U E S T
Big Pig were a seven-piece Australian pop/rock band that existed from 1985-1991.
Formed in London in 1985 by Australian drummer Oleh Witer with singer Nick Disbray, the pair returned to Melbourne later that year and recruited the new line-up that would make the hit records.
In May 1986, after self financing an independent E.P. and with only five live shows under its belt, every major record and publishing company in the country offered lucrative contracts to the group. Mushroom Records Australia became the band’s label and their first album BONK was recorded in Melbourne in 1987 and mixed in London later that year. The album went gold, then platinum in Australia with three top-twenty singles (“Hungry Town”, “Breakaway” and “Big Hotel”).
In the U.S. “Breakaway” reached #60 on the Billboard magazine top 100 pop charts and was used in the opening sequence of the movie Bill & Ted’s ExcellentAdventure.
“Breakaway” remains a classic anthem about race and acceptance.
Breakaway (Extended Version) 5:43
Mixed By – Roli Mosimann
Breakaway (12″ Popper Mix) 6:02
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Nick Launay
Breakaway (New Edit) 3:45
Remix – Roli Mosimann
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1988||Breakaway||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#60|
|1988||Breakaway||U.S. Billboard Hot dance/Club Play||#7|
Label: A&M Records – SP-12259
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Released: Mar 1988
Credits: Design, Photography [Front Cover] – Jeremy Pearce, John Warwicker, Oleh Witer
Photography [Group] – Mark Lebon
Written-By – Zekley*, Bottler*
Original version appears on the A&M album “BONK”
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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