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Bronski Beat – Why? (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th June 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

I am so saddened by what took place in Orlando over the weekend another senseless massacre at the hands of a gun. We are all Orlando, it could have been any one of us just out enjoying a night of music and dancing. It doesn’t matter what you believe or who you choose to spend your life with Love is Love. I chose to post this record because it is still relevant today. When will we wake up and stop the violence? #orlando

“Why?” is a single by British synthpop trio Bronski Beat and appeared on their 1984 album The Age of Consent.

The song, recorded at RPM Studios, NYC and mixed at Townhouse Studio, London, pursued an energetic musical formula, while the lyrics focused more centrally on anti-gay prejudice. The song opens with a questioning vocal by frontman and vocalist Jimmy Somerville and the shattering of breaking glass. It was the trio’s second Top 10 success in the UK, peaking at No. 6, also reaching the top 10 throughout Europe and in Australia and is today considered a popular gay anthem.

The drawing for the single cover, of a man with his head in his hands, was drawn for the band by Glasgow artist Robert McAulay, who was associated with the band at the time.

SIDE A:
Why? (Extended Mix) 7:45
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Julian Mendelsohn

SIDE B:
Cadillac Car (Long Version) 7:34
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Harvey Goldberg
Guitar – Steve*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Why? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27
1984 Why? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #20

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Forbidden Fruit ‎– BITEX 2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Robert McAulay
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Dominick Maita
Keyboards – Steve*
Keyboards, Programmed By – Laz*
Mastered By – Aaron Chakraverty*
Music By – Bronski Beat
Producer [Produced By] – Mike Thorne
Vocals, Lyrics By – Jimmy*
Written-By – Somerville*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
Why?: Dedicated To The Memory Of Drew Griffiths

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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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Bronski Beat – C’Mon! C’Mon! (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“C’Mon! C’Mon!” is a 1986 song by Bronski Beat from their album, Truthdare Doubledare. In its review of the album upon its release, Billboard identified “C’mon C’mon” as one of the stronger tracks that “should find mainstream and alternative fans.” Despite being recognized as one of the stronger tracks on the album, the single only reached No. 20 in the UK pop chart, indicating Bronski Beat’s popularity was beginning to wane. In the US the single became the groups last charting single peaking at #17 on the Billboard dance chart in July 1986.

SIDE A:
C’mon! C’mon! (Extended Dance Mix) 6:15

SIDE B:
C’mon! C’mon! (Tropical Mix) 10:32
Remix – Ian Levine

Something Special (Unreleased Track) 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 C’mon! C’mon! U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23630, London Records ‎– MCA-23630
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Peter Barrett (3)
Engineer – Tom Frederikse (tracks: A, B1)
Keyboards, Accordion [Piano Accordian], Guitar [Double Speed] – Steve Bronski
Keyboards, Marimba, Percussion – Larry Steinbachek
Management – Anthony Kawalski
Photography – Mike Morton
Producer – Adam Williams (tracks: A, B1), Bronski Beat (tracks: B2)
Vocals – John-Jøn*
Written-By –Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
C’mon! C’mon! From the LP “Truthdare Doubledare”

Thanks · Mike Myers · Major Minors
Thanx Pete
Forbidden Fruit – “The Byte Goes On”
Beat Boy Blessings

Recorded In England

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat. The single did very well on the US dance chart peaking at #7. In the US MCA Records issued a promotional 7″ single which included two exclusive edits of the song. The tracks are the US single version 3:13 and an edit of the US single version 3:07.

SIDE A:
Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version) 3:13
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version Edit) 3:07
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-52750
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
Exclusive US edits.

Track A/B: From the Motion Picture Soundtrack LP “Letter To Brezhnev” and the forthcoming LP by Bronski Beat FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE

Recorded in England
℗ 1985 London Records Ltd.

On Rear Of Sleeve –
Forbidden Fruit
“The Byte Goes On”
Dedicated To The Ones We Love

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st December 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat and appeared on their 1986 album Truthdare Doubledare. It became a popular dance hit and reached number three in the UK charts in November 1985 and reached the top ten in many European countries and across the world. The video for the song featured frontman and vocalist John Foster alongside the other two band members playing at a Liverpool club called “The State” as well as scenes from in and around Stanley Dock. The song also appeared in the British film and soundtracl “Letter To Brezhnev”.

In the US “Hit That Perfect Beat” debuted on the Billboard dance chart on March 15, 1986 peaking at #7 spending ten weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Remix) 8:26
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Original Mix) 6:25

Hit That Perfect Beat (Dub) 7:10
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23605, London Records ‎– MCA-23605
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album ‘Letter To Brezhnev’.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT-“THE BYTE GOES ON”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Bronski Beat – This Heart (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th June 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Side One

“This Heart” was a 1986 promo only 12″ single release by the British band Bronski Beat. The single was released only to dj’s to promote the album “Truthdare Doubldare” the bands first album to feature John Foster on lead vocals.

The A side is an extended remix with re-recorded vocals, although this is not credited on the release. The B side “What Are You Going To Do About It” is also an extended version taken from the “Truthdare Doubledare” album.

SIDE A:
This Heart (Extended Version) 7:15

SIDE B:
What Are You Going To Do About It (Extended Version) 6:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records ‎– Bitex 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Bronski Beat, John Gallan
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
Advance Dj Copy Only
Original versions from the LP “TRUTHDARE DOUBLEDARE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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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New Order / Bronski Beat – Blue Order (Mega-Mix) / Bonus Bronski Beats (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

Fantastic bootleg megamixes from the US based label ON-USound. The majority of the labels releases consist of single artist megamixes. These megamixes are highly sought after and pretty hard to find. For later releases the label changed it’s name to Euro-Mixx.

On this 12″ there are two New Order Mega-Mixes and a bonus Bronski Beat Mega-Mix.

SIDE A:
New Order – Blue Order (Mega-Mix) 13:02
Written-By – . Somerville*, P. Hook*

SIDE B:
New Order – Blue Order (Mega-Mix II) 9:52
Written-By – . Somerville*, P. Hook*

Bronski Beat  – Bonus Bronski Beats (Mega-Mix) 5:24
Written-By – J. Somerville*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ON-USound – NO 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Mixed, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

PW: burningtheground

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