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Blancmange/West India Company – Lose Your Love/Ave Maria (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

R E Q U E S T

“Lose Your Love” is a 1985 single by English synthpop duo Blancmange. The song was released as the second of three singles from the band’s third studio album Believe You Me.

After the previous leading single “What’s Your Problem?” peaked at #40 in the UK, “Lose Your Love” showed a big decline in Blancmange’s popularity, with the single peaking at #77 for a total of 2 weeks in the UK. It fared better in America, where it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart.

In the official American Billboard Magazine of December 14, 1985, the song was listed under the Hot Dance/Disco section, based on club play and sales. The song was listed under “Breakouts”, explaining that the single had future potential, based on club play for the week.

In the 1986 Sci-Fi film Flight of the Navigator, Blancmange appear on David’s TV with the music video for “Lose Your Love” when he is introduced to music videos by Carolyn, played by a young Sarah Jessica Parker.

“Lose Your Love” was remixed for the single version, instead of using exactly the same version as the album version. The single’s B-Side was the instrumental album track “John”, also taken from Believe You Me. Like “Lose Your Love”, the track was also written by Arthur and Luscombe.

The single was released in the UK, Canada, Japan and all throughout Europe via London Records, whilst it was released in America through Sire Records.

In America only, a specially-priced maxi 12″ vinyl single featured the “Extended Version” of “Lose Your Love”, whilst the B-Side was by West India Company, a band relating to Blancmange, and featuring Luscombe. The track was an “Extended Version” of “Ave Maria”, featuring Vince Clarke as guest musician on pyrotechnics. “Ave Maria (Om Ganesha)” was originally the West India Company’s debut single in 1984.

SIDE A:
Blancmange – Lose Your Love (Extended Version) 10:12
Backing Vocals – Katie KissoonStevie Lange
Drums – Justin HildrethEngineer – Gary Hellman
Engineer [Assistant] – Renney Hill*
Guitar – David Rhodes
Mixed By, Edited By – John Luongo
Producer – Stewart Levine
Written-By – Neil ArthurStephen Luscombe

SIDE B:
West India Company – Ave Maria (Extended Version) 7:30
Featuring – Vince Clarke
Producer – Pandit DineshStephen Luscombe
Written-By – Asha BhosleJohn Sutton TalbotPandit DineshStephen Luscombe

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Lose Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20412
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By – Steel / Assorted Images

NOTES:
‘Ave Maria’ by West India Company features Vince Clarke as guest musician on pyrotechnics

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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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