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Debbie Harry – French Kissin’ (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th February 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“French Kissin” a.k.a. “French Kissin’ in the USA” is a song recorded by the American singer Debbie Harry. Released in 1986, it was the first single to be taken from her album Rockbird. It was written by Chuck Lorre, who would later create the hit television sitcoms Dharma & Greg and Two and a Half Men among others.

The song was released as the album’s first single in November 1986, and became a moderate radio hit in the US, peaking at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also Harry’s biggest success in the UK, where it reached #8 (her only solo Top 10 single there to date).

For promotion, Harry did a live performance of “French Kissin” and “In Love with Love” on Saturday Night Live, as well as a handful of television interviews in the UK and U.S. in late 1986. A music video was also made and subsequently played on video stations. Besides the regular formats 7″ and 12″ the single was also released as a limited edition 12″ picture disc in the UK.

Harry also recorded a French language version of the track which was released as the B-side of other Rockbird singles and was also included on the 1988 Blondie/Debbie Harry remix compilation Once More into the Bleach.

A cover of the song by Carol Chapman was also featured in the 1989 movie Troop Beverly Hills.

SIDE A:
French Kissin’ (Dance Mix) 7:25
Remix – Latin Rascals, The

French Kissin’ (Edit) 4:09

SIDE B:
French Kissin’ (Dub Version) 8:02
Remix – Latin Rascals, The

Rockbird (LP Version) 3:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 French Kissin’ U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #57
1986 French Kissin’ U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 0-20575
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits:  Arranged By, Producer – Seth Justman
Design [Cover] – Stephen Sprouse
Layout – John Pasche
Painting [Background] – Andy Warhol
Photography By – Guzman

NOTES:
Original version on the LP “ROCKBIRD”

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B. Back

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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