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Eddy Grant – Romancing The Stone (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one on December 15, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

In 1984 Eddy Grant had a minor hit single in the US with his original song written to accompany the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner film, Romancing the Stone. Despite being commissioned by the film’s producers, all but the guitar solo would be cut from the film during its final edit. The song did not appear on its soundtrack. Grant released the song as a single with the original video that featured scenes from the film until it was re-edited without the Romancing the Stone clips.

The song did appear on Grant’s 1984 album Going For Broke. In May of 1984 the single peaked at #26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #52 on the UK singles chart.

SIDE A:
Romancing The Stone (Edit) 3:31
Romancing The Stone (Long Version) 9:07

SIDE B:
My Turn To Love You (A Live Recording From The Movie “Eddy Grant At Notting Hill Carnival”) 8:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #26
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #39
1984 Romancing The Stone U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait
Catalog#: 4R9 04993
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Shoot That Tiger!
Engineer – Frank Aggarat
Engineer [Final Mix] – Alan Smart (tracks: A1, A2)
Mastered By – Herbie Jr*
Photography – Martin Goddard
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Eddy Grant

NOTES:
Produced at Blue Wave Studios, St. Phillip, Barbados.
Mastering by Frankford/Wayne, New York.
Taken from the Portrait LP:
“GOING FOR BROKE”

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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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Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Electric Avenue” is a song by Eddy Grant, from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. It was released as a single in 1982, and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and in the United States. The song’s lyrics refer to the 1981 Brixton riot, the title referring to Electric Avenue, a market street in the Brixton area of London.

Some interesting chart timing on this song: it made #2 in the UK in January, 1983, but didn’t reach that position in the US until July. The difference was MTV, which popularized the song when they put the video into rotation not long after Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” made the network much more accepting of black artists.

SIDE A:
Electric Avenue (Extended Version)
Arranged By – Eddy Grant

SIDE B:
Walking On Sunshine (American Version)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1983 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #12
1983 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #18
1983 Blue Jean U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ICE ‎– ICET 57
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jan 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Reggae
Credits: Producer, Written-By – Eddy Grant

NOTES:
Track A is a special version from the LP:
“Killer on the Rampage”

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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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