Posted by DjPaulT on 12th February 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend
“Loving You” is pop vocalist Feargal Sharkey’s second single as a solo artist, released in 1985. The single’s two tracks did not feature on Sharkey’s self-titled 1985 debut album Feargal Sharkey.
The B-side for the single, “Is This An Explanation?” was exclusive to the single, written by Sharkey and Jo Callis who was a member of popular band The Human League. The A-side was also written by Sharkey and Callis.
The single peaked in the UK at #26 for a total of 11 weeks, where Sharkey’s previous debut single “Listen to Your Father” peaked at #23.
The A-side featured Queen’s percussionist Roger Taylor on additional drums and synths. Taylor also produced the A-side along with David Richards whilst Sharkey produced the B-side. Richards has also worked with Queen and David Bowie.
A promotional music video was created for the single. Sharkey also performed the song on the popular UK music show Top of the Pops.
Is This An Explanation?
Producer – Feargal Sharkey
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Printed In Western Germany
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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