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Breathe – Don’t Tell Me Lies (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

“Don’t Tell Me Lies” is the title of the debut single by the British pop group Breathe. It was written by group members David Glasper (lead vocals) and Marcus Lillington (guitar, keyboard).

The song was recorded in the mid 1980s, shortly after the formation of the original lineup of the group. Released as a single in the UK in early 1986, the song was a modest success, reaching #77 on the UK Singles Chart and providing the group with their first national exposure. By 1987, Breathe had secured an album deal, and the result of that was their debut, All That Jazz. Original pressings of the album did not contain “Don’t Tell Me Lies”, but the track was added on subsequent pressings soon after.

Following the international success of other singles from the album (“Hands to Heaven”, “How Can I Fall?”), “Don’t Tell Me Lies” was re-issued as a single in the UK and released as the group’s third single in the United States. The song made a bigger impact on the British pop chart this time round, peaking at #45 in March 1989. Following in the success of their previous singles in the US, the song became Breathe’s third consecutive Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #10; it was also embraced by adult contemporary radio, where the song reached #5.

The song is more uptempo than the ballads for which Breathe had become associated, with a greater emphasis on horns and percussion. To date, this was the group’s last US Top 10 hit.

SIDE A:
Don’t Tell Me Lies (Extended Version) 5:40

SIDE B:
Don’t Tell Me Lies (7″ Version) 3:44
Monday Morning Blues 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Don’t Tell Me Lies U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1989 Don’t Tell Me Lies U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren Records (8) ‎– SRNT 109
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Bill Smith Studio
Engineer – Chris Porter (tracks: B2)
Mixed By – Bob Sargeant (tracks: A, B1)
Photography – Peter Mountain
Producer – Bob Sargeant (tracks: A, B1), Chris Porter (tracks: B2)
Remix – – Tom Lord-Alge (tracks: B1)
Written-By – David GlasperMarcus Lillington

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP
“ALL THAT JAZZ”

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B. Back

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

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Breathe – Hands To Heaven (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A.-Front2

Although it was released as the first single from the group’s debut album All That Jazz, “Hands to Heaven” was not Breathe’s debut single; the group had recorded and released songs prior to signing an album deal with A&M Records. One of these songs, “Don’t Tell Me Lies”, reached #77 on the UK Singles Chart in 1986 before being included on Breathe’s debut album and subsequently being reissued.

“Hands to Heaven” was, however, Breathe’s breakthrough hit in both the UK as well as the United States. The ballad peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1988. In the US, it logged two weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that same month (kept from the summit by “Roll with It” by Steve Winwood) and spent 16 weeks in the Top 40. “Hands to Heaven” also peaked at #2 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.

The song also reached #4 in Norway and #14 in Sweden.

This song was one of a number of singles, many by British and Australian bands, that helped to shape the smooth jazz radio format in the US in the mid to late 1980s. Other associated artists include Swing Out Sister, Johnny Hates Jazz, Icehouse and Sade.

SIDE A:
Hands To Heaven (Extended Heaven) 6:25
Producer – Bob Sergeant*
Remix – Chris Porter

SIDE B:
Hands To Heaven (Radio Mix) 4:18
Producer – Bob Sergeant*
Remix – Chris Porter

Life And Times (Instrumental) 4:46
Mixed By – John Madden*
Producer – Breathe (3)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Hands To Heaven U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1988 Hands To Heaven U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren Records (8) ‎– SRNT 68
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Downtempo
Credits: Arranged By – Breathe (3)
Design – Arefin*
Photography By [Back] – Drew Carolan
Photography By [Front] – Eamon J McCabe*
Written-By – D.Glasper*, M.Lillington*

NOTES:
From the LP:
“ALL THAT JAZZ”

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B.-Back2

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

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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