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Golden Earring – When The Lady Smiles (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“When the Lady Smiles” is a 1984 song by Dutch band Golden Earring. It was the first single from their album N.E.W.S. (NorthEastWestSouth). Following their top 10 “Twilight Zone”, “When the Lady Smiles” was a U.S. chart disappointment, only reaching #76 on The Billboard Hot 100 chart. With a total of 5 “Hot 100”-releases, Golden Earring are by far the most successful Dutch band on the international charts. Dutch actor Huub Stapel has a cameo in the music video as an elevator mechanic, referencing the movie De Lift. Also appearing in several scenes (metro car, window washer) is Hans Vandenburg, lead singer of Gruppo Sportivo.

The video for this song, shot by Dick Maas, was controversial. In one scene, a man attempts to rape a nun. This particular scene was quickly removed from the video (the full cut was only shown after midnight). The bold video may have hurt the sales of the single in the New World, although it climbed to the number 3 position in the charts in Canada. In the Netherlands “When the Lady Smiles” became Golden Earring’s fifth number one.

Hillary Clinton used this song during her campaign for the US presidency of 2008, baffling the band given the song’s lyrics and controversial video.

SIDE A:
When The Lady Smiles 6:16

SIDE B:
Orwell’s Year 4:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 When The Lady Smiles U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #76

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: 21 Records ‎– 2.120
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – John Kriek
Producer – Shell Schellekens
Written-By – B. Hay*, G. Kooymans*

NOTES:
Made In Holland
From the film of the same name
From the album “N.E.W.S.”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
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
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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Password: burningtheground

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Golden Earring – Twilight Zone (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side 1

“Twilight Zone” is a 1982 hit by the Dutch band Golden Earring. It was written by the band’s guitarist George Kooymans, who got the inspiration from a book by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity. “Twilight Zone” appears on their 1982 album Cut. It was the group’s sole Top 10 Pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart, the band’s only No. 1 hit in America.

The spoken lines in the introduction, the first verse (ending with “the gun is still warm”) and the chorus are performed by Kooymans, while Barry Hay sings the lead vocal part for the verses throughout.

While the original album version runs 7:55 this US 7″ promo contains two unique edits of “TWilight Zone”.

SIDE A:
Twilight Zone (Long Version) 4:44

SIDE B:
Twilight Zone (Short Version) 3:59

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Twilight Zone U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1982 Twilight Zone U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: 21 Records ‎– T1 103 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – John Kriek
Producer – Shell Schellekens
Written-By – G. Kooymans*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
Special versions from the album “CUT”

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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