Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd September 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
Blue Zone UK was a 1980s British synth-pop band (simply called Blue Zone in the UK, Europe and Australia; but adding the “UK” due to a naming dispute in the United States). The group consisted of Lisa Stansfield (lead vocals), Ian Devaney (trombone, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals) and Andy Morris (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic keyboards and backing vocals).
“Jackie” was the third single taken from the bands only album “Big Thing” which was released in 1988. “Jackie” became the groups highest charting single reaching #19 Sweden, #54US. In the bands native UK the single failed to chart. For the US single release non album track “Chance It” was used as the single’s b-side.
After the release of “Jackie” the trio and label Arista decided to focus on Stansfield’s solo career. Morris would co-write and co-produce the first three Stansfield albums, before departing the trio. Devaney and Stansfield would eventually marry, and now own a music publishing business, and continue to write and record together.
Jackie (Extended Dance Mix) 7:02
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1988||Jackie||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#54|
|1988||Jackie||U.S. Billboard Hot dance/Club Play||#37|
|1988||Jackie||U.S. Billboard Hot Maxi-Single’s Sales||#49|
Label: Arista – AD1-9726, Arista – ADI-9726
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Credits: Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Ric Wake (tracks: A to B2)
Written-By – Billy Steinberg (tracks: A to B2), Tom Kelly (tracks: A to B2)
Additional Production and Remix for Wake Productions.
“Chance It” Bonus Cut. Not available on album.
“Jackie” from the Arista LP:
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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Tags: 1988, Blue Zone U.K., Chance It, Jackie (Extended Dance Mix), Jackie (Instrumental), Jackie (Single Version), Lisa Stansfield, Ric Wake, US 12"
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