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Depeche Mode – Strangelove (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Strangelove” is a single by Depeche Mode from their sixth studio album Music for the Masses. It reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart, number 2 in West Germany and in South Africa, and was a Top 10 success in several other countries, including Sweden and Switzerland. In the US it reached number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first of 9 number-ones on the US Dance charts, where it stayed for three weeks at the top.

The b-side “Pimpf” is a dark instrumental that is mostly piano, named after a magazine of the Hitler Youth organizations. “Pimpf” later shows up as the final track on Music for the Masses. There is also a remix available on some “Strangelove” single releases called “Fpmip” (“Pimpf” backwards).

This is the first US 12″ release for “Strangelove” released May 20th, 1987.

Significant to the US 12 inch single release (20696-0) is the “Blind Mix”. Unlike every other release of this mix worldwide, the US release fades the mix out prematurely (by a little under a minute). This abnormal mastering job was also available on the Sire Records promotional CD compilation “Hit It”, and on other US releases of the remix, until the 1991 CD single box sets.

SIDE A:
Strangelove (Maxi-Mix) 6:31
Strangelove (Midi-Mix) 1:40

SIDE B:
Strangelove (Blind Mix Edit) 6:09
Remix – Daniel Miller, Rico Conning

Fpmip 5:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Strangelove U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #50
1987 Strangelove U.S. Billboard Hot dance Music/Club Play #1
1987 Strangelove U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20696, Sire ‎– 9 20696-0, Mute ‎– 0-20696, Mute ‎– 9 20696-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: May 20, 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-po

CREDITS:
Design, Photography By – T&CP Assoc.*
Producer – David Bascombe, Depeche Mode
Written-By – M.L. Gore*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “MUSIC FOR THE MASSES”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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, ocenaudio
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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Depeche Mode – But Not Tonight (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“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.

SIDE A:
But Not Tonight (Extended Mix) 6:17
Producer [Remix], Engineer [Remix] – Robert Margouleff

Breathing In Fumes 6:04
Edited By [Assistant] – Thomas Stiehler

SIDE B:
Stripped (Highland Mix) 6:42
Remix – Flood

Black Day 2:37
Lyrics By [Words By] – M.L. Gore*
Music By – Alan Wilder, D. Miller*, M.L. Gore*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20578, Mute ‎– 9 20578-0 A, Sire ‎– 9 20578-0 A, Mute ‎– 0-20578
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Daniel Miller, Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones
Written-By – M.L. Gore* (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
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

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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Yazoo – Situation (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Situation” is a 1982 single by the British synthpop band, Yazoo. The song was originally released in the UK as the B-side to Yazoo’s debut single, “Only You”, which went to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Released as a single in North America, the song peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, and hit the top 40 in Canada, peaking at number 31. In late summer 1982 it became Yazoo’s first song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, remaining at number one on this chart for four weeks. It also crossed over to the R&B chart, peaking at number 31.

The song features a memorable synthesizer hook by Vince Clarke (similar to the work he had done with his previous band, Depeche Mode), combined with the vocals by Alison Moyet (including her laughter, which has since been sampled in countless other songs, including the international novelty dance hit “Macarena”).

SIDE A:
Situation 5:40

SIDE B:
Situation (Dub Version) 5:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #31
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-29950
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve] – Rocking Rick Lego
Engineer – http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+Potoker
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Producer – Daniel MillerEric RadcliffeVince Clarke
Remix [Remixed By] – François Kevorkian
Written-By – Moyet*, Clarke*

nOTES:
From the Sire LP:
“Upstairs At Eric’s”

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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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Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Highjack Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Strangelove” is Depeche Mode’s eighteenth UK single, released on 13 April 1987, and the first single for the then upcoming album Music for the Masses. It reached number 16 in the UK charts (Depeche Mode would fail to make the Top 10 of the UK singles chart throughout the second half of the 1980s), but hit number 2 in West Germany and in South Africa, and was a Top 10 success in several other countries (Sweden, Switzerland, etc.). In the US, “Strangelove” charted twice on the Billboard Hot 100 reaching #76 in 1987 and again in 1988 #50. “Strangelove”was the first of nine number-ones on the US Dance charts, where it stayed for three weeks at the top in 1987.

This special US only 12” features new remixes of “strangelove” by Bomb The Bass, Mark Saunders and Tim Simenon. This remix is also known as “Strangelove ’88”. Sire Records commissioned these new remixes because they were not satisfied with the original release in 1987.

Also included are Justin Strauss remixes of “Nothing”.

SIDE A:
Strangelove (Highjack Remix) 6:30
Remix – Bomb The BassMark SaundersTim Simenon

Strangelove (Remix Edit) 3:46
Remix – Bomb The BassMark SaundersTim Simenon

SIDE B:
Nothing (Zip-Hop Mix) 7:06
Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Programmed By [Additional] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional] –  Justin Strauss

Nothing (Dub) 6:40
Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Programmed By [Additional] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional] –  Justin Strauss

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Strangelove (1988) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #50
1988 Strangelove (1988) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-21022, Sire ‎– 9 21022-0, Mute ‎– 0-21022, Mute ‎– 9 21022-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 23 Aug 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Design, Photography – T&CP Assoc.*
Producer – David Bascomb*, Depeche Mode
Written-By – M.L. Gore*

NOTES:
Original versions appear on the Sire album:
“MUSIC FOR THE MASSES”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Side 1

Released in October 1984 “Blasphemous Rumours” is Depeche Mode’s twelfth UK single. The song was taken from the album Some Great Reward. In the UK the single peaked at #16 while in the US it did not chart.

This rare US 12″ promo features a superb ‘two-face’ custom picture sleeve unique to this release. According to Depeche Mode’s official site the two edits are actually the single versions and were mislabeled by Sire Records.

SIDE A:
Blasphemous Rumours (Edit) 5:06

SIDE B:
Something To Do (LP Version) 3:45
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (Edit)* 4:13

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – PRO-A-2271, Mute – PRO-A-2271
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Daniel MillerDepeche ModeGareth Jones
Written-By – M. L. Gore*

NOTES:
From the Sire album “Some Great Reward” (1-25194)
*From the Sire 12″ Maxi Single (0-20283)
Promotional Only Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

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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Depeche Mode – It’s Called A Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th September 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“It’s Called A Heart” is a single by Depeche Mode released on September 16, 1985. It was included as one of two new songs on the compilation The Singles (81-85) the same year, along with “Shake the Disease”. It reached number 18 in the UK singles chart. In America the album was titled Catching Up With Depeche Mode.

Martin Gore and Alan Wilder have often been quoted as saying “It’s Called a Heart” is their least favourite single ever recorded by Depeche Mode, and is not particularly well-liked by many fans either. On the documentary included on the remastered edition of Black Celebration, it is revealed that the band wanted to release “Fly on the Windscreen” as a single, but the Mute Records publicist nixed that idea, as the song starts with the word “death”.

The “Emotion Remix” and “Emotion Dub” mixes of “It’s Called A Heart” were done by Joseph Watt, who is one of the remixers of the Razormaid remix service. These mixes, however, are not the actual Razormaid mix of the track. These remixes of are exclusive to this 12 inch single, and to the digital collection “The Complete Depeche Mode”, from iTunes. They have not appeared on any official CD release.

The “Deportation Mix” of “Flexible” is practically identical to the “Pre-Deportation Mix”, but for some unknown reason, it doesn’t fade out. The “Pre-Deportation Mix” has a fade ending, but this mix just goes until it stops cold. The effect is similar to a tape machine running out of tape – it just stops. This mix has never appeared on an official CD release.

SIDE A:
It’s Called A Heart (Emotion Remix) 6:48
Engineer – David Heilmann
Remix, Engineer – Joseph Watt

It’s Called A Heart (Emotion Dub) 5:33
Engineer – David Heilmann
Remix, Engineer – Joseph Watt

SIDE B:
Flexible (Deportation Mix) 4:38
Producer – Gareth Jones

It’s Called A Heart (Single Version) 3:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20402, Mute – 0-20402
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – T + CP*
Illustration [Illustrations] – Tamara Capellaro
Producer – Daniel MillerDepeche Mode
Written-By – M.L. Gore*

NOTES:
Sticker on shrink wrap says “Special Collector’s Edition – New Remixes”.
Original versions available on the Sire album “Catching Up With Depeche Mode”.

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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