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Ferry Aid – Let It Be (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Although this single was recorded to help victims of a 1987 tragedy. Today we pray for those affected in Manchester, England.

Ferry Aid were a British-American ensemble group, brought together to record the song “Let It Be” in 1987. The single was released following the Zeebrugge Disaster, which had occurred on 6 March 1987 involving the capsizing of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry, which killed 193 passengers and crew. All proceeds from sales of the single were donated to the charity set up in the aftermath of the disaster. The recording was organised by The Sun newspaper, after it had sold cheap tickets for the ferry on that day. “Let It Be” was written by Lennon–McCartney and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1969.

Garry Bushell, then with The Sun newspaper, organised the recording of the song by recruiting record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. They then put an invitation out to the music industry for artists to contribute their vocals to the song. Although many stars were initially reluctant to join forces with the newspaper, eventually artists such as Boy George, Kate Bush, Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler agreed to take part. Original writer, Paul McCartney also contributed to the song, although his performance (and section in the accompanying video) were recorded independently in his own studios. In fact, it was later revealed that McCartney used his voice of the original recording of the 1970 Beatles track and added it to the Ferry Aid recording. The song was recorded over three days between 14 and 16 March 1987 and the single was released on Monday 23 March 1987. The first artist to record his part was Mark King (who also played bass guitar on the song) on the Saturday morning, while the last was Paul King on Monday evening.

In the original Beatles recording George Harrison did the guitar solo but for the purposes of this song – as shown in the video – the solo was divided with Gary Moore first, then Mark Knopfler, then back to Gary Moore with Moore’s parts being more ‘rock’ and Knopfler’s being more laid-back.

“Let It Be” reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week on 4 April 1987, and remained at that position for three weeks. It was the 13th best selling single of the year in the UK; it was certified gold for shipping over 500,000 copies. The single was also a number one hit in Norway and Switzerland, and reached the top 10 in several European countries.

Artists to have contributed and performed solo spots on the song are as follows:

Paul McCartney
Boy George
Keren Woodward and Nick Kamen
Paul King
Mark King
Jaki Graham
Taffy
Mark Knopfler (guitar solo)
Andy Bell
Pepsi & Shirlie
Mel and Kim
Gary Moore (guitar solo)
Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw
Edwin Starr
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
Ruby Turner
Kate Bush

The closing choruses of the song feature an ensemble choir featuring many of the above performers as well other recording artists. The back-up chorus consisted of:

The Alarm, John Altman, Debee Ashby, Al Ashton, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Simon Bates, Alison Bettles, Jenny Blythe, Errol Brown, Miquel Brown, Bucks Fizz, Jay Carly, The Christians, Nick Conway, Linda Davidson, Hazell Dean, Anne Diamond, Difford and Tilbrook, Doctor and the Medics, The Drifters, Drum Theatre, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Roy Gayle, Go West, Carol Hitchcock, Felix Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Imagination, Jenny Jay, Ellie Laine, Annabel Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence, Loose Ends, Linda Lusardi, Ruth Madoc, Bobby McVey, Suzanne Mizzi, The New Seekers, Sadie Nine, The Nolans, Hazel O’Connor, Mike Osman, Su Pollard, Tim Polley, Pamela Power, Maxi Priest, Princess, Jimmy Pursey, Suzi Quatro, Mike Read, Sally Sagoe, Nejdet Salih, Ray Shell, Mandy Smith, Neville Stapleton, Alvin Stardust, Steve Strange, Sylvia Tella, Terraplane, Bonnie Tyler, Maria Whittaker, Working Week.

SIDE A:
Let It Be 6:30
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Burni Adams, Jamie Bromfield

SIDE B:
Let It Be (Mega Message Mix) 6:11
Mixed By – Jamie Bromfield

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Profile Records ‎– PRO-7147
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Mark King
Drums – A. Lynn
Guitar – Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*

NOTES:
Recorded at PWL Studios.
Special thanks to: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

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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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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:
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David Bowie – Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Day-In Day-Out” is the first track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down. It was issued as a single in March 1987, ahead of the album’s release.

Bowie wrote the song out of concern for the treatment of the homeless in the US. The song’s R&B roots were reminiscent of some of Bowie’s R&B work in the 1970s with one author saying that the song is “an example of Bowie’s strength in the R&B genre.”

The single’s B-side, “Julie,” was described by one reviewer as the “catchiest” song of all the songs from Never Let Me Down, and lamented that the song was relegated to b-side status

This Limited Edition US 12″ contains the “Groucho Mix” remixed by Paul “Groucho” Smykle and is only commercially available on this 12″. It did also appear on a UK 12″ promo.

SIDE A:
Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix) 6:28
Remix – Paul “Groucho” Smykle

Day-In Day-Out (Extended Dance Mix) 7:15
Producer [Additional], Mixed By [Additional] – Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Mixing] – Steve Peck
Keyboards – David Cole

SIDE B:
Day-In Day-Out (Single Version) 4:11
Julie 3:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19239
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – David Richards
Producer, Written-By – David Bowie

NOTES:
From the LP “Never Let Me Down”

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
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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David Bowie – Day-In Day-Out (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd February 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Day-In Day-Out” is the first track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down. It was issued as a single in March 1987, ahead of the album’s release.

The song criticised the urban decay and deprivation in American cities at the time, concerned largely with the depths a young mother has to sink to feed her child, including attempting to shoplift and becoming a prostitute. The video was banned and censored as a result.

The single was modest hit, entering the top 10 charts in several countries worldwide.

This US 12″ promo contains special edits by Shep Pettibone exclusive to this release. The sleeve and labels also list track A2 incorrectly it is actually the “Extended Dub Mix”.

SIDE A:
Day-In Day-Out (7″ Dance Edit) 3:35
Day-In Day-Out (Extended Dub Mix) 7:17

SIDE B:
Day-In Day-Out (Edited Dance Mix) 4:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #21
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO 9996/9997
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Art, Set & Design] – Mick Haggerty
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck
Keyboards [Additional] – David Cole
Other [Set Construction] – Ron Oates
Photography – Greg Gorman
Producer – David Bowie, David Richards
Producer [Additional], Mixed By, Edited By – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – David Bowie

NOTES:
From the LP “Never Let Me Down”
Label and sleeve list track A2 incorrectly.

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:
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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David Bowie – Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st February 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Time Will Crawl” is the second track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down and was issued as the second single from the album. The single was a minor hit, breaking into the top 10 charts in the US.

This is the UK release of the 12″ which includes European only mixes of “Time Will Crawl” by Chris Lord Alge. Rumour has it that this 12″ was deleted after five days of it’s initial release in 1987.

SIDE A:
Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix) 5:34
Remix – Chris Lord Alge*

SIDE B:
Time Will Crawl (Dub) 5:15

Girls (Japanese Version) 4:01
Written-By – Erdal Kizilcay

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION
Label: EMI America ‎– 12EAX 237
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – David Bowie, David Richards
Written-By – David Bowie

NOTES:
Album version appears on “Never Let Me Down”

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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David Bowie – Time Will Crawl (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Time Will Crawl” is the second track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down and was issued as the second single from the album. The single was a minor hit, breaking into the top 10 charts in the US.

The song is generally considered the best song from an otherwise poorly received album, and in 2008 Bowie named the track as one of his favorites of his entire career.

The song was written about the pollution and destruction of the planet by industry (Bowie has cited hearing of the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986 as the genesis of the lyric). In an 1987 interview, Bowie said the song “deals with the idea that someone in one’s own community could be the one responsible for blowing up the world.” Bowie also stated at the time that it was his favorite song from the album, and later put the song on his list of all-time favorites by including a newly remixed version of the song (the “MM Remix”) on his iSelect album.

The b-sdie “Girls” is a non album track written by David Bowie and Erdal Kizilcay. The song was also recorded by Tina Turner for her album Break Every Rule.

SIDE A:
Time Will Crawl (Extended Dance Mix) 6:10
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – David Richards
Written-By – David Bowie

Time Will Crawl 4:18
Written-By – David Bowie

SIDE B:
Girls (Extended Edit) 5:35
Lyrics By – David Bowie
Music By – David Bowie, Erdal Kizilcay

Girls (Japanese Version) 4:01
Lyrics By – David Bowie
Music By – David Bowie, Erdal Kizilcay
Other [Japanese Coach] – Kiri Teshigahara
Translated By [Japanese Translation] – Hiro Hozumi

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Time Will Crawl U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19247
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Design – Mick Haggerty
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – David Bowie, David Richards

NOTES:
Album version can be heard on the LP, “Never Let Me Down”

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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David Bowie – Never Let Me Down (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Never Let Me Down” is the title track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down. It was issued as the third single from the album in August 1987, and would be Bowie’s last solo single until 1992’s “Real Cool World”, barring a remix of “Fame” (1990). The least successful single from the album, it failed to enter the top 10 singles chart in any country in the world (its highest placement was number 15 on the US rock chart), and it was Bowie’s last single to chart in the top 40 of the US Billboard Top 100 charts until his 2015 single “Lazarus”.

Bowie performed the song on BBC’s Top of the Pops on 16 September 1987, and it was aired on the first broadcast of the American version of the show.

Bowie described the song as a “pivotal” track for himself, calling it the most personal song he had written for an album to that point in his career. The song is about Bowie’s long-time personal assistant, Coco Schwab. Bowie described their relationship, saying:

It’s platonic. But there is a romance in it, I guess, inasmuch as it’s hard for two people to feel totally at ease in each other’s company for that period of time and not expect too much from each other. Always being prepared to be there if the other one needs someone, you know? There’s not many people you find in life that you can do that with, or feel that way with.

Bowie had started with his own chord structure for the song but wasn’t happy with it, calling it “ponderous and funereal.” Long-time collaborator and co-song writer Carlos Alomar reworked the chords for the song into the final version, which was recorded in one day during the last week of mixing the album at New York’s Power Station studios in early 1987.

The record sleeve and labels show the “Dub” and “Acapella” as two seperate tracks. They are actually one continuous song.

SIDE A:
Never Let Me Down (Extended Dance Remix) 7:02
Never Let Me Down (7″ Remix Edit) 3:57

SIDE B:
Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella) 5:59
Never Let Me Down (Instrumental) 4:02
’87 And Cry (Single Version) 4:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Never Let Me Down U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #27
1987 Never Let Me Down U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #15
1987 Never Let Me Down U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19255
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Alto Saxophone – David Eiland
Design – Mick Haggerty
Engineer – Steve Hodge (tracks: A1 to B4)
Keyboards [Additional] – Steve Hodge
Lyrics By – David Bowie
Music By – Carlos Alomar (tracks: A1 to B4), David Bowie
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – David Bowie, David Richards
Synthesizer [Additional] – Spencer Bernard

NOTES:
Album versions can be heard on the LP, “Never Let Me Down”

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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