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Cyndi Lauper – She Bop (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

B. Front Obi

A. Front

“She Bop” is a song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released as the third single from her debut studio album She’s So Unusual. It reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1984. Worldwide, the song is her most commercially successful single after “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time”, and reached number 46 on the UK Singles Chart and number 6 on the ARIA Singles Chart. “She Bop” was her third consecutive Top 5 on the Hot 100.

The song was considered controversial, as it dealt with the subject matter of masturbation. It was also included on the Parents Music Resource Center’s “Filthy Fifteen” list, due to its sexual lyrics; this led to the creation of the Parental Advisory sticker. (Other songs on the “Filthy Fifteen” list included tracks by Madonna, Prince, and AC/DC.) In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Lauper stated that she recorded the vocals of the song while nude.

Lauper said she wanted little kids to think the song was about dancing, and to understand the real meaning as they got older. It could receive airplay as she never directly stated in the song what the meaning was.

Lauper stated at a concert during her 2013 She’s So Unusual anniversary tour that she recorded the song topless in a dark room and tickled herself under her arms, which is why there is her laughter on the track.

“She Bop” was released on July 2, 1984 and became a success. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #52 in the issue dated July 21, 1984, and spent a total of twenty-five weeks on the chart, reaching a peak position of #3 in the issue dated September 8, 1984. It was the third single from Lauper’s debut album to make the top 10 of the Hot 100. The single also reached number ten on the Hot Dance/Club Play Songs chart the week of September 15, 1984 and placed at 34 on the Billboard year-end chart of 1984. On April 17, 1989, the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the shipment of a million copies across the United States.

SIDE A:
She Bop (Special Dance Mix) 6:25

SIDE B:
She Bop (Instrumental) 5:21

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 She Bop U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1984 She Bop U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait ‎– 12・3P-543
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Rick Chertoff
Remix – Arthur Baker

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “SHE’s SO UNUSUAL”
Manufactured in Japan.

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C. 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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Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

B. Front Obi

A. Front

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by Robert Hazard. However, it is better known as a single by Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. It was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist and the lead-off single from her debut album She’s So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by an award-winning video. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists.

The single was Lauper’s breakthrough hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984. It remains one of Lauper’s signature songs and was a widely popular song during the era of its release, the 1980s. The “Rolling Stone & MTV: ‘100 Greatest Pop Songs’: 1-50”, “Rolling Stone: “The 100 Top Music Videos”” and the “VH1: 100 Greatest Videos” lists ranked the song at No. 22, No. 39 and No. 45, respectively. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

SIDE A:
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version) 6:07

SIDE B:
Fun With V. Knutsn (Instrumental) 7:09
Xtra Fun 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Girls Just Want To Have Fun U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1984 Girls Just Want To Have Fun U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait ‎– 12・3P-509
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Elliot Scheiner
Engineer [Assistant] – Tom Swift
Executive-Producer – Lennie Petze
Mixed By – Arthur Baker
Producer – Rick Chertoff
Written-By – R. Hazard*

NOTES:
Special version from the LP “SHE’S SO UNUSUAL”
Manufactured in Japan.

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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USA For Africa – We Are The World (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th November 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
A. Front

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that we celebrate on Thursday November 27 here in the US. It’s a time to reflect and give thanks for all of the abundant blessings and freedom that we have. We gather around the table with family and friends to share a festive meal. We also spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same ….true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that – Giving !!!”

I will be spending some time with family and friends over the next few days and will return on Tuesday December 2.

001“We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

Following Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project in the UK, an idea for the creation of an American benefit single for African famine relief came from activist Harry Belafonte, who, along with fundraiser Ken Kragen, was instrumental in bringing the vision to reality. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song. The duo completed the writing of “We Are the World” seven weeks after the release of “Do They Know Its Christmas”, and one night before the song’s first recording session, on January 21, 1985. (The last recording session for the song was held on January 28, 1985.) The historic event brought together some of the most famous artists in the music industry at the time.

The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, the song garnered mixed reviews from journalists, music critics, and the public. Fans enjoyed hearing racially and musically diverse recording artists singing together on one track, and felt satisfied in buying “We Are the World”, knowing that the money was going to charity. Other individuals, including many commentators in the rock press, were disappointed that the song did not challenge listeners as to why famines occur in the first place, and felt that the lyrics were self-aggrandizing.

Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a home video, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country.

SIDE A:
We Are The World 7:19

SIDE B:
We Are The World 7:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart #76
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #27
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– US2-05179
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: March 7, 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Conductor – Quincy Jones
Engineer – Humberto Gatica, John Guess
Producer – Quincy Jones
Producer [Associate] – Tom Bahler
Written-By – Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson

NOTES:
Promo. Same versions on both sides.

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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: 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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Cyndi Lauper – Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th November 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)” is a song recorded by pop singer Cyndi Lauper for her 1988 film Vibes. It was written by Richard Orange, formerly of the band Zider Zee.

Characterised by a frenetic, fast pace and soaring delivery of the title lyric, the song is considered by some fans a little-known underrated gem. The single was released in 1988 as a track from her first starring-role film, Vibes, co-starring Jeff Goldblum. The song failed to find an audience in all but Australia and New Zealand, where it reached the Top 10. The song is considered, among Lauper fans, a rarity.

Lauper was also getting ready to release an album later that year called “Kindred Spirit” but the release was canceled, most likely due to the backlash of this release. Later on when Lauper released the album, now titled A Night to Remember, the track was not included on most formats of the album. It was only included on the Japanese edition as a bonus track and on the Japanese edition of Twelve Deadly Cyns…and Then Some.

SIDE A:
Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) 4:00

SIDE B:
Boy Blue (Live)** 5:37

Maybe He’ll Know (Special Version)** 3:42
Remix – Phil Thornally

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #54

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 652813 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Stacy Drummond
Engineer, Mixed By – Gary Lyons
Executive Producer – Dave Wolff
Photography – Annie Leibovitz
Producer – Cyndi LauperLennie Petze
Written-By – C. Lauper* (tracks: B), R. Orange* (tracks: A), S.B. Lunt* (tracks: B)

NOTES:
From the Columbia Motion Picture “VIBES”
** Special versions taken from the LP “TRUE COLORS”

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Cyndi Lauper – What’s Going On (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th September 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

I don’t usually post on Sunday’s but today is a special day and I thought this 12″ quite fitting.

We will never forget September 11, 2001.

– DjPaulT

 

“What’s Going On” is a song originally recorded by Marvin Gaye for his groundbreaking 1971 Motown album What’s Going On.

Cyndi Lauper covered “What’s Going On” on her second album, True Colors, in 1986. In March 1987, it was released as the third single from the album.

On the album version, the song starts off with a series of gunshots in reference to Vietnam, while the single release is a remix with an alternate vocal used in the intro. It is the single version that most often appears on compilations. Lauper’s “What’s Going On” was a modest hit around the world, even reaching #17 on the U.S. dance chart, thanks to its club remixes by Shep Pettibone.

The video for the song was also popular and aired heavily on MTV. It was nominated for an award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1987. An extended mix of the song is used in the music video.

SIDE A:
What’s Going On (Club Version) 6:30
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Engineer – Steve Peck

What’s Going On (Long Version) 6:22
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Engineer – Steve Peck

SIDE B:
What’s Going On (Instrumental) 6:25
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Engineer – Steve Peck

One Track Mind 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 What’s Going On U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1987 What’s Going On U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi Single Sales #7
1987 What’s Going On U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #17
1987 What’s Going On U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #15

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait – 4R9 06740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Stacy Drummond
Executive Producer – David Wolff
Photography – Annie Leibovitz
Producer – Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze

NOTES:
The song inspired, of course by Marvin Gaye and the children of the world.
Cover photo inspired by Man Ray.
Special Version From The Album “TRUE COLORS” (OR 40313)

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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Cyndi Lauper – Change Of Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

REQUEST

“Change of Heart” is the second single released by Cyndi Lauper from her second album, True Colors in 1986. The single went gold in the US and peaked at #3 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song has become a fan favorite and Lauper still often performs it. Lauper re-recorded it acoustically, and her official site later made it available free as a digital download.

A music video was filmed in Trafalgar Square in London. It features Lauper and her band performing the song in front of a large group of people.

The song also features The Bangles on backing vocals on the original version.

SIDE A:
Change Of Heart (Extended Version)   7:52
Backing Vocals – Bangles, The
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck
Executive Producer – David Wolff
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Lyrics By [Additional] – C. Lauper*
Producer – Cyndi Lauper , Lennie Petze
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – E. Mohawk*

Heartbeats 4:49
Backing Vocals – Bangles, The
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck
Executive Producer – David Wolff
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Lyrics By [Additional] – C. Lauper*
Producer – Cyndi Lauper , Lennie Petze
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – E. Mohawk*

SIDE B:
Change Of Heart (Instrumental)   5:52
Backing Vocals – Bangles, The
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck
Executive Producer – David Wolff
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Lyrics By [Additional] – C. Lauper*
Producer – Cyndi Lauper , Lennie Petze
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – E. Mohawk*

Witness 3:38
Engineer [Mix – Ed Thacker
Executive Producer – Lennie Petze
Producer – Rick Chertoff
Written-By – C. Lauper* , J. Turi*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Change Of Heart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1986 Change Of Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Music Maxi Single Sales #9
1986 Change Of Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play #4
1986 Change Of Heart U.S. Cash Box Top 100 Singles #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait
Catalog#: 4R9 05974
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography – Annie Leibovitz

NOTES:
Side A: Special version from the Portrait lp “TRUE COLORS” 40313
Side B: Taken from the Portrait lp “SHE’S SO UNUSUAL” 38930
Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Some copies have gold promo stamp

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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