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Band Aid – Band Aid Special (Japan LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Probably my biggest undertaking to date since I usually do not transfer full albums. I have been working on this off and on over the last rew days and I think it turned out nicely. The Japan pressings always sound very good. I realize this album was released on CD however I prefer vinyl and for those of you who share that love I really hope you enjoy this collection.

Happy, Merry Christmas! -DjPaulT

“Band Aid Special” is a 1985 album compiled by Mercury Records in Japan, released on March 31, 1985 a few months after the release of the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. This compilation contains all three mixes of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”that were originally released on 12” single. The rest of the album was filled artists that were involved with the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, along with other artists to fill out the album.

The album was re-issued in December 1985 under the title “Rock ‘Now” 12 Hits!”.

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists.was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. The 12″ version was mixed by Trevor Horn.

SIDE A:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? (12″ Mix) 6:13
Engineer – Trevor Horn
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Remix – Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

Big CountryIn A Big Country 3:52
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Big Country

Marilyn Calling Your Name 4:04
Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
Written-By – Marilyn, Caplin*

Status QuoMarguerita Time 3:27
Producer – Quo*
Written-By – Frost*, Rossi*

The Boomtown Rats Tonight 3:53
Producer – The Boomtown Rats
Written-By – Bob Geldof

GenesisThat’s All  4:23
Producer – Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Written-By – Genesis

SIDE B:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? 3:53
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

BBon JoviRunaway 3:51
Producer – Lance Quinn, Tony Bongiovi
Written-By – G. Karak*, J. Bon Jovi*

Elton JohnSad Songs (Say So Much) 4:48
Producer – Chris Thomas
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

ABCThe Look Of Love 3:29
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written-By – ABC

Tears For FearsMothers Talk 3:54
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Ian Stanley

Band AidFeed The World 4:16
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 25PP-161
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Among super hits of prominent names included on this special compilation album are songs by The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Genesis, Status Quo, and Marilyn who participated in the Band Aid project.

℗ 1985 Phonogram International, B.V.
Manufactured and Distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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, ocenaudio
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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Posted in ABC, Band Aid, Big Country, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi, Boy George, Culture Club, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Elton John, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Genesis, George Michael, Heaven 17, Holly Johnson, John Taylor, Marilyn, Midge Ure, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, Status Quo, Sting, Tears For Fears, The Boomtown Rats, U2, Ultravox, Various Artists | 32 Comments »

Genesis – Man On The Corner (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

C. 12'' Label

“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.

SIDE A:
Man On The Corner (Special Mix) 3:40
Written-By – Collins*

SIDE B:
Submarine 4:32
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Man On The Corner U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1982 Man On The Corner U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – PR 425
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Credits: Engineer, Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
Producer – Genesis

NOTES:
Original version from the LP “ABACAB”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Genesis – Mama (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

A. Front

“Mama” was the first single from Genesis’ 1983 self-titled album. It is recognizable for its harsh drum machine introduction composed by Mike Rutherford, which leads into minimalist synthesizer lines in minor keys and finally Phil Collins’ reverb-laden voice. It remains the band’s most successful single in the UK, reaching No.4 on the UK Singles Chart. It also made the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands. It was less popular in the United States, only reaching No.73 on the Billboard Hot 100. A 1992 re-release of the single managed to scrape into the Top 40 in Germany.

A live drum kit, modified with the “gated reverb” effect, is used in the final verse.

The song resurfaced in 2007 as part of the Turn It On Again tour, albeit transposed down a tone to account for the deepening of Phil Collins’ voice as he grew older.

The song’s theme involves a young man’s longing for a particular prostitute. On the DVD The Genesis Songbook, the band and producer Hugh Padgham revealed that the inspiration for Collins’s laugh came from rap music pioneer Grandmaster Flash’s song “The Message”.

SIDE A:
Mama (Long Version) 7:28

SIDE B:
It’s Gonna Get Better (Long Version) 6:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 mama U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1983 Mama U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – MAMA 1-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Cover – Bill Smith (19)
Engineer – Hugh Padgham
Producer – GenesisHugh Padgham
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*

NOTES:
Special Versions From The LP “GENESIS”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Genesis – Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th December 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” is the second track on the 1986 album Invisible Touch by Genesis. It peaked at number three in the U.S. and number 18 in the UK as the fourth single from the album. The working title was “Monkey, Zulu”.

The single included an edited version of the song (at 4:28) and the first part of “Domino” (“In The Glow of the Night”) as the B-side. This shorter version was used in the later compilation Turn It On Again: The Hits. Some singles that included the full version of the song included the second part of “Domino” (“The Last Domino”) as the B-side. Other releases contained the rare track “Paperlate” and a 12″ remix of “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”.

The song was performed in concerts in support of Invisible Touch between 1986 and 1988. A shorter version (which segued into “Invisible Touch”) was played on the We Can’t Dance and Turn It On Again tours, albeit transposed down a key to account for the deepening of Phil Collins’ voice over the years.

SIDE A:
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Remix) 4:32
In The Glow Of The Night (Part One) 4:28

SIDE B:
Paperlate 3:16
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Special 12″ Remix) 11:44
Remix – John ‘Tokes’ Potoker*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1987 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #45
1987 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86722
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Arranged By – Genesis
Design – Assorted Images (London)*, Baker Dave
Engineer – Hugh Padgham
Producer – GenesisHugh Padgham (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Written-By – M. Rutherford*, P. Collins*, A. Banks*

NOTES:
A2: From Atlantic LP 81641 “Invisible Touch”
B1: From Atlantic LP 2-200 “Three Sides Live”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Genesis – Land Of Confusion (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th December 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Land of Confusion” is a song written by the band Genesis for their 1986 album Invisible Touch. The song was the third track on the album and was the fourth track from the album to become a single, which reached number 4 in the US and number 14 in the UK in late 1986. It made number 8 in the Netherlands. The music was written by the band, while the lyrics were written by guitarist Mike Rutherford.

The song’s video featured puppets from the 1980s UK sketch show Spitting Image.

The “Edit Of Remix” is exclusive to the US 7″ and 12″ Promo pressings.

SIDE A:
Land Of Confusion (Vocal/Edit Of Remix) 3:53
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

Land Of Confusion (Vocal/LP Version) 4:45

SIDE B:
Land Of Confusion (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:55
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Land Of Confusion U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1986 Land Of Confusion U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – PR 984
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Genesis
Producer, Engineer – Hugh Padgham

NOTES:
Special versions taken from the Atlantic LP 81641 “Invisible Touch”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Genesis – Invisible Touch (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th November 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Invisible Touch” is the title track of the 1986 Genesis album of the same name. It is the most successful single in the band’s lengthy history and was their first and only #1 single in the United States. It went to number four in Canada, but only reached number 15 in the United Kingdom.

Its B-side is the second part of “Domino”, titled “The Last Domino”. (The album includes both parts of “Domino” combined together.)

“Invisible Touch” came about during a jam for the second part of “Domino,” Rutherford playing a riff while Collins improvised the line “She seems to have an invisible touch”. It was recorded at The Farm in Surrey during 1984, 1985 and 1986.

In the summer of 1986, “Invisible Touch” was succeeded in the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 by the Multi-Grammy nominated “Sledgehammer”, performed by Genesis’ former lead singer, Peter Gabriel.

SIDE A:
Invisible Touch (Special Remix Version) 5:55
Engineer – Tokes*
Remix – John Potoker

SIDE B:
Invisible Touch 3:26
Engineer – Hugh Padgham

The Last Domino 6:15
Engineer – Hugh Padgham

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86816
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – GenesisHugh Padgham
Written-By – M. Rutherford*, P. Collins*, T. Banks*

NOTES:
From the Atlantic album “Invisible Touch”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Posted in Genesis, Phil Collins | 27 Comments »