Posted by DjPaulT on 9th November 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
Love did not save the day and I am heartbroken. We must keep fighting to break that glass ceiling.
“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” is a 1985 song recorded as a duet by the British pop duo Eurythmics and American soul/R&B singer Aretha Franklin. It was released as a single by RCA Records in October 1985, and was featured on both Eurythmics’ Be Yourself Tonight and Franklin’s Who’s Zoomin’ Who? albums.
“Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” is considered to be a modern feminist anthem and was written by Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. They had originally intended to duet with Tina Turner, who was unavailable at the time and so the duo approached Aretha Franklin instead.
The song was highly successful, reaching #9 on the UK Singles Chart and #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
The track also features three of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers; Stan Lynch on drums, Benmont Tench on organ, and Mike Campbell on lead guitar, plus session bassist Nathan East.
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 5:54
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (ET Mix) 7:56
I Love You Like A Ball And Chain 4:03
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1985||Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#18|
|1985||Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#10|
Label: RCA Victor – PW-14243
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Stereo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Artwork By [Design] – Laurence Stevens
Engineer – Adam Williams
Engineer [Additional] – Don Smith (tracks: A, B1)
Engineer [Assistant] – Jay Willis
Mixed By – Adam Williams (tracks: B2), Don Smith (tracks: B2), Eric Thorngren (tracks: B1)
Producer, Mixed By – David A. Stewart
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*
Both tracks from the album “Be Yourself Tonight”
Aretha Franklin Appears courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves is also included on Aretha Franklins’ album ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’
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)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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Tags: 12", 1985, Aretha Franklin, Eurythmics, I Love You Like A Ball And Chain, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (ET Mix), US
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