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Grace Jones – Crush (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Crush” is a 1987 single by Grace Jones. The song was the third single from Grace Jones’ album Inside Story, chosen for the North America whereas Europe opted for “Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician”. The single was also released in an extended 12″ version, yet to be released on CD, with “White Collar Crime” on the B-side.

SIDE A:
Crush (Extended Remix) 8:05
Engineer – Michael Barbieri*
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Thompson
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix] – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbieri*

SIDE B:
Crush (Dub) 6:23
Engineer – Michael Barbieri*
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Thompson
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix] – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbieri*

White Collar Crime 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Crush U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56047
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Herbie Powers*
Producer – Nile Rodgers
Producer [Produced With] – Grace Jones
Written-By – B. Woolley*, G. Jones*

NOTES:
Original version of “CRUSH” appears on the LP “INSIDE STORY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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, 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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Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Party Girl (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

REQUEST

“Party Girl” is a single by Grace Jones released in 1986.

“Party Girl” blends pop and funk music, with an addition of Caribbean sound to it. It was released as the second single from Inside Story, an album Grace co-wrote and co-produced along with Nile Rodgers, in December 1986 in Europe and 1987 in the United States. The song was remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero for single release.

The song made little impact on music charts, however, it became a top 20 dance hit in the US.

SIDE A:
Party Girl (Extended Remix) 7:22

SIDE B:
Party Girl (Dub Version) 5:00
Party Girl (7″ Edit) 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Party Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56050
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Jackie Murphy
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Mix] – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – B. Woolley*, G. Jones*

NOTES:
From the album Grace Jones: “Inside Story”.
Mastered at Sterling.
Designed @ Koppel & Scher.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Love Is The Drug (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Front

“Love Is the Drug” is a 1975 song originally recorded by English band Roxy Music.

Grace Jones recorded “Love Is the Drug” on her Warm Leatherette album from 1980. The track was released as the second single, following “A Rolling Stone” in the UK while it was the first single to be released in Germany. After failing to chart in 1980, a remix of the Grace Jones version was released in 1986 following the 1985 compilation Island Life and then became a minor hit in the UK, peaking at no. 35. Music video was produced for the 1986 remix and directed by Matt Forrest and Bruno Tilley.

SIDE A:
Love Is The Drug (Remix) 6:58
Remix – Paul “Groucho” Smykle
Written-By – A. Mackay*, B. Ferry*

SIDE B:
Living My Life 5:21
Mixed By – Steven Stanley
Written-By – Grace Jones

The Apple Stretching 7:03
Mixed By – Steven Stanley
Written-By – Melvin Van Peebles

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records– 12 IS 266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Island Art
Illustration [Drawings] – John Paul Goude*
Lacquer Cut By – Jonz*
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell

NOTES:
A remixed by Paul “Groucho” Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.

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 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Love Bites (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1996

A. Front

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

Originally posted October 26, 2010

“Love Bites” is a UK promo-only single recorded by Jamaican singer Grace Jones to promote the Sci-Fi Channel’s Vampire Week from 4-9th November 1996, which consisted of a series of vampire-themed films aired on the channel. Jones sings the song from the perspective of a vampire, perhaps alluding to the theme of her 1986 feature film Vamp. The song was released for a promotional use only, and was not commercially available. “Love Bites” has not appeared on any Grace Jones compilation.

Additionaly there are no producer or renix credits listed on the sleeve or labels.

SIDE A:
Love Bites (12″ Fright Night Mix) 8:21
Love Bites (7″ Fright Night Mix) 3:40

SIDE B:
Love Bites (12″ Dark Night Mix) 7:35
Love Bites (12″ Deep Into The Night Mix) 6:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Not On Label ‎– GRACE 007
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop

NOTES:
An original song by the diva of Vamp
Sci Fi Channel exclusive.

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 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side A

REQUEST

“Nipple to the Bottle” is a single by the Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1982. “Nipple to the Bottle” was the lead single from Jones’ sixth studio album, Living My Life. The b-side “Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental)” is exclusive to the US 12″ and has not appered on CD.

The single met with a considerable success, reaching Top 20 on Billboard R&B and dance charts. It did exceptionally well in New Zealand, where it became a number 3 hit.

SIDE A:
Nipple To The Bottle (Vocal) 6:54
Written-By – S. Dunbar*

SIDE B:
Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental) 7:20

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Nipple To The Bottle U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles #17
1982 Nipple To The Bottle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 0-99964
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Steven Stanley
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell
Written-By – G. Jones*

NOTES:
“Nipple To The Bottle” from the forthcoming LP “LIVING MY LIFE”

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 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Living My Life (Portugal 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Living My Life” is a Grace Jones song released as a single in 1983.

The track was originally recorded for the album of the same name, but for unknown reasons (most likely that the pop-oriented record did not fit the overall reggae sound of the album) it did not make the final cut. It received a scarce 1983 release as a UK white label single and was officially released only in Portugal. Jones, however, performed the track on several TV shows. A remixed version was released as the B-side to the UK reissue single of “Love is the Drug” in 1986. This version appears on the 1998 compilation Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions. The original and dub versions are yet to be reissued on CD.

SIDE A:
Living My Life (Long Version) 7:44
Mixed By – John Owen Williams*
Mixed By [Assistance] – Andy LydenStephen Street

SIDE B:
Living My Life (Dub Version) 4:17
Mixed By – Stephen Street

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12 IS 118, Dacapo ‎– 12 IS 118
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Portugal
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Dub

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell

NOTES:
“Dub Version” is exclusive to this 12″

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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