Posted by DjPaulT on 18th March 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“But Not Tonight” is a single released in the United States by synth-pop band Depeche Mode. In the UK the single was flipped and “Stripped” was the A-side released as the first single from Black celebration. The band’s U.S. label Sire Records, however, decided to use the B-side “But Not Tonight” on the soundtrack to the movie Modern Girls and included the song on US editions of Black Celebration. As a result, the single was flipped, and released as “But Not Tonight” in the United States to help promote the movie. The band was not happy with this decision, seeing “But Not Tonight” as a useless pop track recorded in less than a day. The single did not chart. Surprisingly, despite previous criticism of the song by the band, an acoustic version of “But Not Tonight” was sometimes performed by Martin Gore on Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Tour and is included in the 2014 album “Live in Berlin.
The two B-Sides are “Breathing in Fumes” and “Black Day”. “Breathing in Fumes” was a new song using samples from “Stripped”, mixed by the band and Thomas Stiehler. “Black Day” is an acoustic, alternate version of “Black Celebration” sung by Martin Gore, and is co-written by him, Alan Wilder, and producer Daniel Miller – the only Depeche Mode song where Miller receives a writing credit.
The 7″ and 12″ versions on the US “But Not Tonight” single are different versions than used on the UK singles – they were remixed by Robert Margouleff.
But Not Tonight (Extended Mix) 6:17
Producer [Remix], Engineer [Remix] – Robert Margouleff
Breathing In Fumes 6:04
Edited By [Assistant] – Thomas Stiehler
Stripped (Highland Mix) 6:42
Remix – Flood
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Sire – 0-20578, Mute – 9 20578-0 A, Sire – 9 20578-0 A, Mute – 0-20578
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
A1 recorded & mixed at Hansa Tonstudio, Kreuzberg.
A2 to B2 recorded & mixed at Westside Studios, Shepherds Bush
“But Not Tonight” also featured on the Warner Bros. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Modern Girls”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
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Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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