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Spirit Of The Forest – Spirit Of The Forest (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd April 2015

BTG EARTH DAY EXCLUSIVE 1989

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 22, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day I thought it would be great to re-rip this gem from 1989 I really hope that you like it and that you get it’s message.

The first-ever collaboration of top musical artist to help rescue the Earth’s fast disappearing tropical rainforests. “Spirit of the Forest”, conceived, written, and produced by the English environmentalist band, Gentlemen Without Weapons, is a heart-wrenching anthem designed to draw international attention to this unparalleled global environmental crisis.

Over the course of several recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York, London, Rio, and the Brazilian rainforest itself (with native Caraja Indians), the final version of the song was completed. Among the artists heard on the record are David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Olivia Newton-John, Belinda Carlisle, Ringo Starr, Thomas Dolby, Mick Fleetwood, Brian Wilson, Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, Donna Summer, Taylor Dayne, Deborah Harry and Joni Mitchell. In addition, Brazilian artists Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, and Djavan have also joined in.

Although covering just 7% of the world’s land surface, the equatorial rainforest belt contains half of all known species of plants and animals, and acts as a global atmospheric regulator. As third world nations, like Brazil, continue to burn, harvest, and plough under the forests for short-term human corporate gain, the Earth faces increasing danger from global greenhouse warming and desertification. Additionally, deforestation drives indigenous peoples from their ancestral homes. Scientists around the world agree that destruction of the rainforest is a planetary catastrophe of the first magnitude. The aim of “Spirit of the Forest” is to alert people everywhere that this is an issue of utmost importance to all life on earth.

Every minute, an expanse of rainforest the size of twenty football fields is destroyed. That equals an area the size of the state of New Hampshire every day! The release of “Spirit of the Forest” is designed to raise both the voices and funds in this unprecendented challenge to all life on Earth.

The power of music is very strong – the message of this record is very direct:
LET IT BE HEARD.

SIDE A:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ A) 5:16
Solo Vocals:

  • Chris Rea
  • Mr. Mister
  • XTC
  • Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • Brian Wilson
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Ringo Starr
  • Fish
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Deborah Harry
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kate Bush
  • Little Steven
  • Jon Anderson
  • Sam Brown
  • The Escape Club
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Louise Goffin

SIDE B:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ AA) 5;09
Solo Vocals:

  • Iggy Pop
  • Ramones
  • Donna Summer
  • Chris Rea
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Was (Not Was)
  • Kim Wilde
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Brother Beyond
  • Richie Havens
  • Louise Goffin
  • Jon Anderson
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Lacy J. Dalton

Theme To Spirit Of The Forest (12″ Mix) 5:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – 796551-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Vocal

CREDITS:
Producer – Gentlemen Without Weapons
Backing Vocals: Africa Bambaata, Amy Sky, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, B-52’s, The, Big Country, Bruce Foxton, David Clayton-Thomas, Dolette McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Gentlemen Without Weapons, It Bites, Johnnie Warman, Jungle Brothers, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet, Marc Jordan, Michael De Barre, Plasmatics, Raging Hormones, Shikisha

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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 Removeal: 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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Donna Summer – Work That Magic (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1991

C. Hype Sticker

Side A

“Work That Magic” is a song from the album Mistaken Identity by Donna Summer. In some countries’ editions of the album (including the UK), the version of the song was a remix by ISA. This version was released as a single in the UK (in place of “When Love Cries”, which had been a single in America and Europe). While most of the album had quite an urban feel, this song was much more of a dance number. It peaked at number 74 in the UK Singles Chart.

SIDE A:
Work That Magic (Extended ISA Remix) 6:20
Work That Magic (ISA Remix) 5:00

SIDE B:
Work That Magic (Capricorn Remix) 4:34
Let There Be Peace (LP Version) 3:59

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic stickered)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-85925
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, RnB/Swing
Credits: Producer, Mixed By, Remix, Written-By – Keith Diamond
Remix, Mixed By – George Karras
Written-By – Anthony Smith (tracks: A1 To B1), Donna SummerEve Nelson (tracks: A1 To B1), Larry Henley (tracks: A1 To B1)

NOTES:
From the LP “MISTAKEN IDENTITY”

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Side B

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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Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

“Hot Stuff” is a hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Hot Stuff” won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

“Hot Stuff” was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time. The song also topped the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. This limited edition UK 12″ was pressed on sexy red vinyl and plays the full 6:45 version of “Hot Stuff” with the album track “Journey To The Center Of Your Heart” as the b-side.

SIDE A:
Hot Stuff 6:45
Written-By – H. Faltermeyer*, K. Forsey*, P. Bellotte*

SIDE B:
Journey To The Centre Of Your Heart 4:37
Written-By – G. Moroder*, P. Bellotte*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records – CANL 151
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM, Red Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder

NOTES:
Taken from the album “Bad Girls” CALD 5007
Pressed on Red Vinyl
Made In England

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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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Donna Summer – With Your Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

Produced by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte and recorded by Donna Summer “With Your Love” is a 1978 disco song taken from the film”Thank God It’s Friday”. The song originally appeared on the soundtrack album but was edited to 4:00. “With Your Love” also appeared on the Donna Summer compilation “The Dance Collection”. The vinyl release included the full 7:35 version however the CD release edited the track to 6:06.

Released by Casablanca Records this one sided limited edition promo-onyl 12″ contains the full length 7:35 version of the song. The single is housed in a custom promo die-cut movie sleeve. To my knowledge the full version has never appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
With Your Love 7:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records – NBD 20117 DJ
Series: Collectors Gift Series –
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Single Sided, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Giorgio MoroderPete Bellotte
Written-By – D. Summer*, G. Moroder*, P. Bellotte*

NOTES:
128 BPM
Special one sided single
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
From The Original Motion Picture soundtrack “THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY”

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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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Donna Summer – State Of Independence (New Bass Mix) (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st May 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

 

“State of Independence” is a song originally written and recorded by Jon and Vangelis for their 1981 album The Friends of Mr. Cairo.

Donna Summer covered “State of Independence” on her 1982 album Donna Summer produced by Quincy Jones. In 1990 the single was re-released to promote a compilation album titled “The best of Donna Summer”. The single featured fresh remixes by Boilerhouse. The 1990 remix debuted on the UK singles chart on October 11, 1990 and peaked at #45. The song features an all-star choir including among others Michael Jackson, Brenda Russell, James Ingram, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Loggins, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder.

SIDE A:
State Of Independence (New Bass Mix) 5:49
 State Of Independence (Original) 5:50

SIDE B:
State Of Independence (No Drum Mix) 5:48
State Of Independence (N R G Mix) 5:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EastWest – SAM U 2857
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo
Credits:Producer – Quincy Jones
Remix – Boilerhouse (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
Written-By – Jon AndersonVangelis

NOTES:
Promo only not for resale

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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Donna Summer – Donna Summer Mega-Mixx (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th May 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

DONNA SUMMER “THE QUEEN OF DISCO”! Her list of hit records seems endless. She was directly responsible for the success of Casablanca Records one of the major disco labels in the 70’s.

Five time Grammy winner Donna Summer was the first artist to have 3 Consecutive #1 double-disc albums on the US pop charts !!! This ultra rare nearly 15 minute mega-mixx showcases some of her biggest hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

This 12″ was only circulated to DJs and radio personnel in limited quantities by the now defunct US based remix service Mega-Mixx Industries Ltd. The year of release is unknown but probably in the late 80’s or early 90’s.

*Please Note: This is not an officially released single therefore the vinyl mastering may not be perfect. However I have made every attempt to restore this rare gem. In addition I have also included custom artwork and a scan of the record label.

SIDE A:
Donna Summer Mega-Mixx (Mega-Mixx) 14:41
Dj Mix [Megamix] – Carlos Sarli
a) This time I Know It’s For Real
b) Walk Away
c) I Don’t wanna Get Hurt
d) Hot Stuff
e) Dim All The Lights
f) Spring Affair
g) Bad Girls
h) Love’s About To Change My Heart
i) Last Dance
j) I Feel Love
k) Our Love
l) On The Radio
m) Heaven Knows
n) Love Is In Control

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mega-Mixx Industries Ltd. – ME-01
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released:?
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Custom Artwork: DjPaulT

NOTES:
This disc is Side C of a two disc set.

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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