Posted by DjPaulT on 28th October 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“Twilight Zone” is a 1982 hit song by the Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring. It was written by the band’s guitarist George Kooymans, who got the inspiration from the book by Robert Ludlum The Bourne Identity, “Twilight Zone” appears on their 1982 album Cut. It reached #10 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, the band’s only #1 hit in the country.
Lead vocals on the song are performed first by George Kooymans (who speaks the lines up to, and including, the line “the gun is still warm”), then by Barry Hay who sings the rest of the song. If the first 5 or 6 seconds of the song is played in reverse, the words “Sirens in my head, my whole life spins into” can be heard which are from two lines and chords later in the song. The full lines, “Yeah, there’s a storm on the loose, sirens in my head” and “Cannot decode – my whole life spins into a frenzy” are partly masked because the vocal track is being played at a much lower volume than the reversed chords are.
The song is often misnamed “Bullet Hits the Bone,” due to the line’s prominence in the chorus. However, during a Rockpalast performance in 1982, Kooymans introduced the song as “When the Bullet Hits the Bone.”
*PLEASE NOTE: The bonus tracks are taken from the US 7″ Promo single.
Cover: Near Mint
Vinyl: Near Mint
Twilight Zone (Full Length Album Version) 7:55
Written-By – G.Kooymans*
Twilight Zone (Long Version) 4:44
Twilight Zone (Short Version) 3:59
Catalog#: MERX 122
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Credits: Engineer – John Kriek
Producer – Shell Schellekens
Sticker on front cover “Full Length Album Version 7min 55sec”
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
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 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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