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Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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“Midnight Blue” is the first single released by Lou Gramm from his debut solo album Ready or Not in 1987. The single spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Album Rock Tracks, starting on February 14, 1987, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, Gramm’s highest-charting solo hit.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic calls the song the “last great single of the album-rock era”. Allmusic reviewer Bret Adams posits that, “despite its hit status, it’s one of the decade’s truly underappreciated singles”.

The song was covered by R.E.M. on their 1987 tour.

SIDE A:
Midnight Blue (Extended Remix) 5:23

SIDE B:
Chain Of Love 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 723-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Backing Vocals – Cookie Watkins, Mark Rivera, Sherryl Marshall
Bass Guitar – Stanley Sheldon
Drums – Ben Gramm
Engineer – Pat Moran
Engineer [Assistant] – Roger Talkov
Guitar [Lead] – Eddie Martinez
Guitar [Rhythmn] – Bruce Turgon
Keyboards, Programmed By – Phil Ashley*
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Producer – Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Written-By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm

NOTES:
Original Version Available on the Atlantic Album “READY OR NOT”

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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 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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Foreigner – Say You Will (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Say You Will” is a song by British-American rock band Foreigner. It was the first single released from the album Inside Information (1987), and was co-written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones . The single reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became their fourth #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, holding the top spot for four weeks, starting on December 19, 1987.

“Say You Will” was one of Foreigner’s last two Top 10 chart hits in the United States, followed by the 1988 release of the single “I Don’t Want to Live Without You” (which reached #5 on the Hot 100 chart). The song also became the band’s third-highest charting hit in Germany, where it reached #22, faring even better in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and particularly Norway, where it reached #4. The video clip for this song, directed by David Fincher, peaked at #2 in MTV’s Top Ten chart in December 1987.

Allmusic noted that the single was a “good example” of the band’s “balancing act” as “the guitar-heavy style of their early work gave way to slick arrangements that pushed electronics to the fore…temper(ing) its rock guitar edge…and Lou Gramm’s quasi-operatic vocals…by thick layers of chiming synthesizers and an array of electronic textures.”

SIDE A:
Say You Will (Extended Remix) 5:27

SIDE B:
Say You Will 4:00
A Night To Remember 3:52

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Say You Will U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1987 Say You Will U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #41
1987 Say You Will U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 629-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: pop Rock

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Frank Filipetti
Producer – Mick Jones (2)
Written-By – L. Gramm*, M. Jones*

NOTES:
From the LP “INSIDE INFORMATION”

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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 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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Foreigner – Reaction To Action (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

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

Originally posted August 19, 2011

“Reaction to Action” was the third single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner, in the U.S. only. This song was remixed for this release. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones. The single peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 6, 1985.

SIDE A:
Reaction To Action (Vocal/Long Version) 7:17

SIDE B:
Reaction To Action (Instrumental) 5:45
Reaction To Action (Vocal Edit) 4:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Reaction To Action U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #54
1985 Reaction To Action U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86880
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2)
Written-By – L. Gramm*, M. Jones*

NOTES:
Special versions taken from the Atlantic album “Agent Provocateur”

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 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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Password: burningtheground

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Foreigner – That Was Yesterday (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A

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

Originally posted August 17, 2011

“That Was Yesterday” was the second single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and produced by Alex Sadkin. The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reached #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also reached the Top 40 in the UK (#28), the Netherlands (#19), Switzerland (#29) and Germany (#31).

Allmusic critic Bret Adams called the song “a terrific hit single,” citing its “catchy chorus” and “nifty synthesizer lick.”

SIDE A:
That Was Yesterday (Vocal/Extended Version) 6:12

SIDE B:
That Was Yesterday (Instrumental Version) 5:14
That Was Yesterday (Orchestral Version) 3:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (company sleeve)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: DMD 827
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released:1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2
Written-By – L. Gramm*, Mick Jones (2)

NOTES:
Promotional Copy. Not For Sale.
From the LP “Agent Provocateur”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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Password: burningtheground

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Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

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

Originally posted August 18, 2011

“I Want to Know What Love Is” is a 1984 power ballad recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the UK and the U.S. and is the band’s biggest hit. It remains one of the band’s best known songs and most enduring radio hits, charting in the top 25 in 2000, 2001 and 2002 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart.

Written by Mick Jones, and produced by Jones and Alex Sadkin, it was the first single released from the album Agent Provocateur (1984). The song features backing vocals from the New Jersey Mass Choir (of the GMWA), Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday, and the Thompson Twins. The choir appears in the song’s music video.

“I Want to Know What Love Is” reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 15 January 1985 and stayed there for three weeks. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985 where it stayed for two weeks. It was Foreigner’s first and only pop chart topper in either country, although the band had four #1 Mainstream Rock and one #1 Adult Contemporary radio hits in the US. This was the band’s third of four #1 singles on the mainstream rock chart. The song spent five weeks at #1 in Australia and also hit the top of the charts in Canada, Norway, and Sweden, peaking at #2 in Switzerland and South Africa.

The song was also issued as a 12″ single with a slightly longer time length of 6:21. This version contains a slightly longer intro and an extended vocal chorus/fadeout ending.

The single’s B-Side “Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)” is an instrumental track originally appearing on The Official Music of the XXIII Olympiad – Los Angeles 1984 and later on the band’s 2-CD compilation Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology in 2000.

Soon after Foreigner’s single topped the charts, the New Jersey Mass Choir released its own similar-sounding version of the song on an album also titled I Want to Know What Love Is. Their single peaked at #37 on the Hot Black Singles chart and #12 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The Foreigner song was ranked by Billboard as the number four Hot 100 single of the year 1985. It was the band’s fourth Gold single in the U.S. and their first and only Gold single in the UK.

In 2004 “I Want to Know What Love Is” was voted #476 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. In 2006 this song was included on VH1’s program “Top 100 Songs of the 80’s” at #65.

SIDE A:
I Want To Know What Love Is (Extended Version)
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2)

SIDE B:
Street Thunder
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2)

Urgent
Producer – Mick Jones (2), Robert John “Mutt Lange”*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #85
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #3
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – A 9596 (T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: Dec 1984
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock, Classic Rock

CREDITS:
Written-By – M. Jones*

NOTES:
“I Want To Know What Love Is” from the forthcoming album “Agent Provocateur”.

“Urgent” from the album “4”

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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 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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