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Commodores – Nightshift (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th August 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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“Nightshift” is a 1985 hit song by the Commodores and title track from the album of the same name. The song was a tribute to Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, two famous R&B musicians who had died in 1984.

This song was the first hit attained by the Commodores following Lionel Richie’s departure from the group. It was also their biggest hit after Richie’s departure, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and rising to number one on the Hot Black Singles chart, as well as number three in the UK Singles Chart. Although the band was against the label’s decision to release it as a single, it won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Vocal R&B Performance by a Duo/Group. The song features the lead vocal from drummer Walter Orange, whose lead appeared years before on the hugely popular “Brick House”.

The Commodores re-recorded a version dedicated to Michael Jackson in 2010.

SIDE A:
Nightshift (Edit Of Club Mix) 4:48

SIDE B:
Nightshift (Club Mix) 7:02
Nightshift (Instrumental) 7:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company sleeve)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Nightshift U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1985 Nightshift U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles #1
1985 Nightshift U.S. Billboard Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown
Catalog#: 4533MG
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: R&B
Credits: Engineer – Joe Arlotta
Mixed By – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
Producer – Dennis Lambert

NOTES:
Original version on the Lp “NIGHTSHIFT”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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Commodores – Take It From Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th August 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“Take It From Me” was the the second single released by The Commodores from their 1986 album United on Polydor Records.

The song was a Top 40 hit on the R&B charts in the United States peaking at #38.

SIDE A:
Take It From Me (12″ Club Remix) 6:29
Take It From Me (7″ Version) 3:55

SIDE B:
Take It From Me (Dub Mix) 4:57
Take It From Me (Bonus Beats) 1:28
I Wanna Rock You 5:24
Producer – James Anthony Carmichael, Milan Williams

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Take It From Me U.S. Billboard Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #38

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 885 538-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Disco
Credits: Mastered By – Jose Rodriguez* (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
Producer – Dennis Lambert (tracks: A1 to B2), Jeremy Smith (2) (tracks: A1 to B2)
Remix, Edited By – Dave Ogrin (tracks: A1, B1, B2)

NOTES
From the Lp “UNITED”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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Commodores – Goin’ To The Bank (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st August 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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From 1986 this is the UK edition of “Goin’ To The Bank” featuring a whole new set of mixes. The single peaked at #43 on the UK single chart.

SIDE A:
Goin’ To The Bank (Club Remix) 6:49
Remix – Matthew Kasha, Tony Prendatt
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Jeremy Smith (2)

Goin’ To The Bank 4:19
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Jeremy Smith (2)

SIDE B:
Goin’ To The Bank (Dub Mix) 4:43
Remix – Matthew Kasha, Tony Prendatt
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Jeremy Smith (2)

Serious Love 4:02
Producer – Greg Mathieson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Goin’ To The Bank U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #65
1986 Goin’ To The Bank U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: POSPX 826
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Funk
Credits: Executive Producer – Dennis Lambert

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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Commodores – Goin’ To The Bank (Credit Card Mix) (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th July 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“Goin’ To The Bank” was the first single released from the album United by The Commodores in 1986 as the follow-up to their extremely successful Nightshift album from the previous year. This album included one of The Commodores’ last significant hits “Goin’ to the Bank,” and it has been the group’s last major charting album to date, even though they have gone on to release several albums since. “Goin’ to the Bank” climbed to #2 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. The single also charted in the UK peaking at #43.

This is the second 12″ featuring the “Credit Card Mix” and “New Dub Mix”. These mixes are exclusive to the German and US singles.

SIDE A:
Goin’ To The Bank (Credit Card Mix) 7:15
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette
Remix, Edited By – Matthew “Krash” Kasha*, Tony Prendatt
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Jeremy Smith

SIDE B:
Goin’ To The Bank (New Dub Mix) 6:59
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette
Remix, Edited By – Matthew “Krash” Kasha*, Tony Prendatt
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Jeremy Smith

Serious Love 4:02
Arranged By – Greg Mathieson, Walter Orange
Recorded By – Bino Espinoza, Don Murray, Mick Guzauski
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski
Producer – Greg Mathieson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Goin’ To The Bank U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #65
1986 Goin’ To The Bank U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 885 490-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk
Credits: Executive Producer – Dennis Lambert

NOTES:
Original version on the Lp “UNITED”
Made in West Germany

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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Commodores – Animal Instinct (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th July 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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The Commodores made one final stab at regaining R&B glory when Lionel Richie and producer/arranger James Anthony Carmichael both left in the mid-’80s. J.D. Nicholas became their lead singer, and Dennis Lambert assumed production duties.

“Animal Instinct” was the second single released from the album Nightshift. Regarded as an out-of-the-ordinary track for the Commodores, “Animal Instinct,” featuring Orange on lead vocals, was released almost six months after the hit “Nightshift,” and petered out at #22 on the R&B charts, while only making it to #43 on the US pop charts and #74 in the UK.

SIDE A:
Animal Instinct (Club Mix / Dub Mix) 9:46
Remix – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
Arranged By, Producer [Associate] – Peter Wolf (3)
Written-By – M. Page*

SIDE B:
Lightin’ Up The Night 4:05
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Jeff Lorber
Arranged By [Horn] – Jerry Hey
Written-By – D. Warren*, J. Lorber*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (company sleeve)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Animal Instinct U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #43
1985 Animal Instinct U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #22
1985 Animal Instinct U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown
Catalog#: 67211
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Dennis Lambert

NOTES:
Album version in “NIGHTSHIFT”

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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