Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“Man on the Corner” is a song by British band Genesis, released on 5 March 1982. The song was written by Phil Collins. It peaked at number 41 in the UK Singles Chart.
The lyrics describe a man who spends his days on a street corner, shouting at passersby. According to the radio show In the Studio with Redbeard (which spotlighted the making of the Abacab album), the song was composer Collins’ first song about the homeless epidemic and society’s reluctance to help the homeless or find a resolution. Backed by a simple drum machine beat, the song takes a musically dark tone. Near the end of the 1980s, Collins would revisit the theme of homelessness in “Another Day in Paradise”. This song makes a prominent feature of the Roland TR-808 drum machine at the beginning, then switches to a drum set during the bridge.
NOTE ABOUT THIS TRANSFER:
For the A-side “Man On The Corner” I used the US 12″ promo because it sounded much better than it’s UK 7″ counterpart. For the B-side “Submarine” I used the UK 7″ restoring it as best as I could. I also included the artwork from the UK 7″ and the label from the US 12″ promo.
Man On The Corner (Special Mix) 3:40
Written-By – Collins*
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1982||Man On The Corner||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#40|
|1982||Man On The Corner||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#14|
Label: Atlantic – PR 425
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Credits: Engineer, Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
Producer – Genesis
Original version from the LP “ABACAB”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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