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Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics. The song is the title track of their album of the same name and was released as the fourth and final single from the album in early 1983. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide. Its music video helped to propel the song to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single released by Eurythmics in the US.

The original recording’s main instrumentation featured a sequenced analog synthesizer riff, which Stewart accidentally discovered in the studio when he played a bass track backwards. Apart from the synthesizer, the arrangement also uses a Movement Systems Drum Computer, a piano in the middle eight, and Lennox’s multitracked harmony vocals.

The b-side “I Could Give You a Mirror” is different from the one found on the album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

This 12″ features the full length version of “Sweet Dreams…” Most of the LP’s and CD’s and 7″ singles have the shorter, 3:36 version.

SIDE A:
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Full Length Version) 4:55
Producer – David A. Stewart

SIDE B:
I Could Give You (A Mirror) (Alternate Version) 3:57
Producer – Stewart*, Crash*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #16
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #36
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PD-13502
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Laurence Stevens
Photography By – Lewis Ziolek
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
From the album “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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
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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Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Love Is a Stranger” is the fifth single by the British rock/pop duo Eurythmics. Originally released in late 1982, the single was commercially unsuccessful, but it was rereleased in 1983 when it became a hit, reaching the UK Top Ten. The single was re-released again in 1991, to promote Eurythmics’ Greatest Hits album.

Originally released in November 1982 in the United Kingdom, the song reached a disappointing #54 on the singles chart. Following the huge success of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” the following year, the song was re-released and reached #6 in April 1983. In the United States, the song was the second single from the Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album and it was released just as the title track reached number one. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 on 17 September 1983 and peaked at #23 on 12 November of that year. The song was in the charts for thirteen weeks.

The b-side for the 12″ release “Let’s Just Close Our Eyes” is a newly recorded version of “The Walk” with a more synth-oriented instrumentation and is exclusive to vinyl. The song blends into another non-LP track “Monkey, Monkey” therefore I made an artistic decision not to seperate the tracks in keeping with the original 12″ continuity. There is pleny of audio editing software if you want to seperate them yourself.

SIDE B:
Love Is A Stranger 3:36

SIDE B:
Let’s Just Close Our Eyes/Monkey, Monkey 9:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Love Is A Stranger U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1983 Love Is A Stranger U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– DAT 1, RCA ‎– PC 5525, RCA ‎– PB 5525
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Nov 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Other [Special Thanks To] – Alan Harrison
Photography By – Lewis Ziolek
Producer, Engineer – Adam Williams, David A. Stewart
Sleeve – Laurence Stevens
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
“Let’s Just Close Our Eyes” (Special 12″ Bonus Track), appears on back of sleeve.
“Love Is A Stranger” from the LP “SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This)”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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
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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Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin – Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

a-front

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.

SIDE A:
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 5:54

SIDE B:
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (ET Mix) 7:56
I Love You Like A Ball And Chain 4:03

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PW-14243
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Stereo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
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*

NOTES:
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

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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Eurythmics – The King And Queen Of America (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“The King and Queen of America” is a song recorded by pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart with Jimmy Iovine. The track appears on their album We Too Are One and was released as the album’s third UK single in January 1990 peaking at #29.

The song’s music video showed Lennox and Stewart in a variety of costumes and settings which parodied various aspects of American pop culture, including a game show host and hostess, singing cowboy and cowgirl à la Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Although not released as a single in the United States, “The King and Queen of America” received a fair amount of airplay on MTV.

SIDE A:
The King And Queen Of America (Dance Mix) 6:11
Remix – Duncan Bridgeman

SIDE B:
The King And Queen Of America (Dub Mix) 4:52
Remix – Duncan Bridgeman

See No Evil 4:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Poster: Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– DAT 23
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – David A. Stewart, Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
contains free colour poster.
From the LP “We TOO ARE ONE”

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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The Catch – Borderline (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th December 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977

A Side

“Borderline” is the only single from The Catch released in 1977. “Borderline” was the first ever published recording by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. The Catch was a trio with Peet Coombes, later they would form the band The Tourists. After the trio split Dave and Annie would go on to form Eurythmics.

SIDE A:
Borderline 2:40

SIDE B:
Black Blood 3:20

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Logo ‎– GO 103
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1977
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Ray Russell
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*, Coombes*

NOTES:
The Catch are:
Ann Lennox
Dave Stewart
Peet Coombes

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

B Side

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: 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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Eurythmics – The Walk (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd December 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

REQUEST

“The Walk” was Eurythmics’ fourth single, produced by band member David A. Stewart and Adam Williams (ex-bassist of The Selecter), self-funded at Eurythmics own 8-track home studio. As with their previous three singles, it was a commercial failure, reaching only #89 in the UK Singles Charts.

All the non-album tracks from this single were omitted from Sony BMG’s remastering of 2005, and remain unavailable on CD. “Invisible Hands” had been the working title for what became the group’s Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, but in the end was dropped from the album altogether.

SIDE A:
The Walk 4:36

SIDE B:
Invisible Hands 6:07
Dr. Trash 3:18
Written-By – Adam Williams
The Walk (Part 2) 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA  ‎– RCAT 230, RCA  ‎– PC 5498
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Producer, Engineer – Adam Williams, David A. Stewart
Written-By – Lennox* (tracks: A, B1, B3), Stewart* (tracks: A, B1, B3)

NOTES:
A side: 45 rpm
B side: 33⅓ rpm

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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: 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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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