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Culture Club – It’s A Miracle/Miss Me Blind (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Miss Me Blind” is a song by English new wave band Culture Club. In the U.S. it was the third single released from Colour by Numbers, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1984. This gave the band its sixth consecutive Top 10 hit.

The single was also released in Canada (where it also reached number 5), Brazil, Australia and Japan. It was also the band’s biggest R&B hit, reaching #5 on Billboard’s ‘Soul’ chart.

The song includes a reference to the title of Culture Club’s previous album. Lead singer Boy George states in the song “But you know, I’m never really sure, If you’re just kissing to be clever”, the name of Culture Club’s debut album.

“It’s a Miracle”, was released on it’s own as the fifth and final single from Colour by Numbers. The song became the group’s sixth top-five hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number four. It reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit the top five in Canada. It was the band’s first US release to miss the Top 10; however, the song still received considerable airplay there during the summer of 1984.

A very popular 12″ was issued, gaining big success in American clubs and elsewhere. The popular extended 12″ version contained extracts of the other Culture Club hit of the spring, “It’s a Miracle”. In the US, the “Miss Me Blind” / “It’s a Miracle” 12″ single reached #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in May 1984.

Backing vocals on “Miss Me Blind” were performed by R&B singer Jermaine Stewart.

The B-side is a live rendition of “Love Twist”, a track from their first album. It was recorded in December 1983. An additional live track, “Melting Pot” (a cover of the song by the group Blue Mink), from the same show was available only on the 12-inch single.

SIDE A:
It’s A Miracle / Miss Me Blind (US Remix) 9:09
Composed By – Culture Club, O’Dowd*, Moss*, Craig*, Pickett*, Hay*
Producer, Remix – Steve Levine

SIDE B:
Love Twist (Live) 4:24
Composed By – Culture Club
Engineer – Paul Hulme, Peter Wandless*
Mixed By – Steve Levine
Producer, Mixed By – Jon Moss

Melting Pot (Live) 4:30
Composed By – Culture Club
Engineer – Paul Hulme, Peter Wandless*
Mixed By – Steve Levine
Producer, Mixed By – Jon Moss

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 It’s A Miracle/Miss Me Blind U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VIP-5916, Virgin ‎– VIRG-5196
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Gordon Milne
Mastered By – Tim Young (tracks: TY & timtom)
Photography By – David Levine (11)
Sleeve – Assorted Images
Vocals [Female] – Helen Terry

NOTES:
Multimix
Made In Japan
Also available the LP “COLOUR BY NUMBERS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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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Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

a-front

“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” is a song written and recorded by the British new wave band Culture Club. Released as a single in September 1982 from the group’s platinum-selling debut album Kissing to Be Clever, it was the band’s first UK #1 hit. In the United States, the single was released in November 1982 and also became a huge hit, reaching #2 for three weeks.

“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” was the third single released in Europe by Culture Club and their debut release in the United States and Canada. The song was picked up by BBC Radio 2 and became a UK #1 single for three weeks in October 1982. The song entered the American Pop chart the week ending December 4, 1982. It hit #1 in Cash Box magazine and held at #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March and April 1983 (kept from the #1 spot by Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”). The single achieved sales of 900,000 US copies and also hit #1 in Canada. It was also number one in Australia.

This was Culture Club’s first success, after their first two releases, “White Boy” and “I’m Afraid of Me” charted in the UK at #114 and #100 respectively. According to Boy George, it was their last chance to get an album deal.

The song rose rapidly in the UK charts after the group’s first appearance on Top of the Pops, which resulted in George’s androgynous style of dress and sexual ambiguity making newspaper headlines. The group were only asked to appear on Top of the Pops the night before the show, after Shakin’ Stevens pulled out.

In a retrospective review, Allmusic journalist Jose F. Promis described “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” as “a simple masterpiece, resonating with an ache that harked back to the classic torch songs of yesteryear.”

In 2007, Boy George said that the song was “not just about Culture Club’s drummer Jon Moss, my boyfriend at the time. It was about all the guys I dated at that time in my life.”

The B-side was a dub version featuring Pappa Weasel in many countries and “You Know I’m Not Crazy” on the US release. On the 12″ version of the record, the track “Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good)” was also included.

SIDE A:
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me 4:22
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Dub Version) 3:39

SIDE B:
Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good) 4:24

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1983 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #39
1983 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #8
1983 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 518-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1982
Genre: Reggae, Pop
Style: Reggae-Pop, Dub

CREDITS:
Bass – Michael Craig
Design [Cover] – Jik Graham
Drums, Percussion –Jon Moss
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Gordon Milne (tracks: A1, A2), Richard Lengyel (tracks: B1)
Featuring, Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Papa Weasel* (tracks: A2)
Guitar, Keyboards, Piano – Roy Hay
Mastered By – JA*
Mixed By – Jon Moss (tracks: A1, A2)
Photography By – Mark LeBon
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Steve Levine
Vocals – Boy George
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Helen Terry
Written-By, Performer – Culture Club

NOTES:
The debut album “KISSING TO BE CLEVER”

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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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Culture Club – Mystery Boy (Japan 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

I am going to see Culture Club live tonight at The Joint located at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino here in Tulsa. It’s the original band line up with Boy George, Jon Moss, Michael Craig and Roy Hay. Their current tour has been getting great reviews so I am excited to see them live for the first time.

“Mystery Boy” was a single only released in Japan in 1982. The mix on this single, and the Japanese album “Kissing To Be Clever” is an alternate version than what appeared in the US and UK where the song was a b-side. This alternate mix includes a piano break which was removed from the US and UK releases. The song was also used in a Japanese TV ad for Suntori brand whiskey with “Hot Whiskey” lyrics.

SIDE A:
Mystery Boy 3:35

SIDE B:
Murder Rap Trap 4:24

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Virgin ‎– VIPX-1667
Format:Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country:Japan
Released:1982
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Steve Levine
Vocals – Captain Crucial (tracks: B)
Written-By – Culture Club

NOTES:
Japanese only release in plain paper sleeve with full color lyric insert.
This version of “Mystery Boy” is an alternate version to the mix released in Europe and North America.

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

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Password: burningtheground

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Culture Club – Gusto Blusto (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Side A Label

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Originally posted April 3, 2010

“Gusto Blusto” was the second single released only in the US and Canada from Culture Clubs 1986 album “From Luxury To Heartache”. The song failed to chart and a music video was never filmed for the single.

SIDE A:
Gusto Blusto (Extended Dance Mix) 6:38

SIDE B:
Gusto Blusto (Rock Mix) 4:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 49 05916, Virgin ‎– 49 05916
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer, Mixed By, Edited By [Special Edits] – Arif Mardin
Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Lew Hahn
Written-By – Culture Club, Pickett*

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE”

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Side B Label

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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Boy George – Don’t Cry (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th April 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Don’t Cry” was the first single taken from the album High Hat by English singer and Culture Club front man Boy George. The single debuted on the U.K. singles chart on August 10, 1988 peaking at #60.

SIDE A:
Don’t Cry (In Full) 7:01

SIDE B:
Don’t Cry (Edit) 4″09

Leave In Love 5:03
Vocals [Vocal Solo] – Carroll Thompson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– BOY 107 12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Mx + Tex
Design [Sleeve Design] – Assorted Images
Mixed By – Mike Pela
Photography By – Brad Branson, Industria (3)
Producer – Bobby Z*
Written-By – Bobby Z*, O’Dowd*, Maidman* (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Mixed (for Powerplant London)
Thanks To: Fritz Kok & Debbie Bunn

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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Heartbeat U.K. – Jump To It (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 2, 2010

“Jump To It” is a single by British synth-pop band Heartbeat U.K.. Formed in 1987 by Culture Club drummer Jon Moss and Roman Holliday guitarist Steve Lambert. Unfortunately the single never took off and the group quickly disappeared never releasing a full album or further singles.

SIDE A:
Jump To It (Jump Mix) 6:10

SIDE B:
Jumping (Cave Mix) 5:03
Jump To It (Bonus Beats) 3:26

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS97212
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve] – Heartbeat UK / Gary Wathen / Stylorouge
Photography – Simon Fowler
Producer – Lew Hahn

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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Posted in Culture Club, Heartbeat UK | 16 Comments »