Posted by DjPaulT on 10th October 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
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“Dancing in the Street” is a 1964 song first recorded by Martha and the Vandellas and is one of Motown’s signature songs.
In 1985 the song was recorded by Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo, as part of the Live Aid charity movement. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do. In 1968 Jagger and Keith Richards had already “borrowed” a line from the song in “Street Fighting Man” – “Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy.”
In June 1985, Bowie was recording his contributions to the Absolute Beginners soundtrack at Abbey Road Studios, and so Jagger arranged to fly in to record the track there. A rough mix of the track was completed in just four hours, at which point the pair went straight out to London Docklands to film a video with director David Mallet. Thirteen hours after the start of recording, this also was completed. Jagger arranged for some minor musical overdubs with Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero in New York.
The video was shown twice at the Live Aid event. Soon afterwards the track was issued as a single, with all profits going to the charity. “Dancing in the Street” topped the UK charts for four weeks, and reached number seven in the United States. Bowie and Jagger would perform the song once more, at the Prince’s Trust Concert on June 20, 1986. The song has been featured since on several Bowie compilations.
It was also shown in movie theaters before showings of Ruthless People, for which Jagger had recorded the theme song. It was the first instance in which a promotional clip was used outside of MTV or broadcast television.
Dancing In The Street (Extended Dance Mix) 4:40
Dancing In The Street (Dub Mix) 4:41
Dancing In The Street (Edited Version) 3:24
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||Dancing In The Street||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#7|
|1985||Dancing In The Street||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#3|
|1985||Dancing In The Street||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#4|
Label: EMI America – V-19200
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Stan Harrison
Artwork [Back Cover Logo] – David Bell (9)
Backing Vocals – Helena Springs, Tessa Niles
Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax] – Lenny Pickett
Bass – John “Skinny” Regan*, Matthew Seligman
Drums – Neil Conti
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain, Mark Saunders, Stephen Benben
Engineer [Assistant] – Alexander Haas*, Ira McLaughlin, Richard Sullivan, Steve Boyer
Guitar – Earl Slick, G.E. Smith, Kevin Armstrong
Keyboards – Steve Nieve
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Steve Thompson, Michael Barbiero*
Percussion – Jimmy Maelen, Pedro Ortiz
Photography By [Front Cover Photograph] – Jon Hoffmann
Producer – Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley*
Producer [Additional Production] – Michael Barbiero, Mick Jagger, Nile Rodgers, Steve Thompson
Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Lenny Pickett, Stan Harrison
Trumpet – Mac Gollehon
Written-By – I. Hunter*, M. Gaye*, W. Stevenson*
Vocals – David Bowie, Mick Jagger
Back cover logo © LIVE-AID Foundation 1985.
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Cartridge: Ortofon Super
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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