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Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“No One Is to Blame” is a song by British musician Howard Jones. The song, in its original version, can be found on his second studio album, Dream into Action, which was released in 1985. Following the success of the previous singles taken from the album, the original track for “No One Is to Blame” was re-recorded to give the song a more radio-friendly sound. Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham produced the re-recording, with Collins adding his own backing vocals and drum work. This new version of the song was included on the 1986 US EP Action Replay as well as the CD version of Jones’s 1986 studio album, One to One.

“No One Is to Blame” was released as a single in March 1986 and became Jones’s biggest hit in the United States, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also became the first of his two #1 songs on the U.S. adult contemporary chart (“Everlasting Love” would top this chart in 1989). The song was also a top 10 hit in Australia and a #16 hit in the U.K..

The song is about unfulfilled attractions, saying that they’re normal and commonplace (“We want everyone – no one ever is to blame”). It uses a number of metaphors, such as “You can look at the menu, but you just can’t eat” and “It’s the last piece of the puzzle, but you just can’t make it fit,” to describe the frustration of experiencing attraction but being unable to act on it, for whatever reason. On a deeper level it describes the frustration and pain of unfulfilled desires and dreams inherent in the human condition.

“The Long Mix” is significantly shorter than the single; it is actually not a remix, but an entirely different piano and vocal-only version of the song recorded in session for the BBC Radio 1 Janice Long show.

SIDE A:
No One Is To Blame (Extended Mix) 5:14
Backing Vocals – Afrodiziak
Bass – Mo Foster
Drums, Vocals – Phil Collins
Engineer – Hugh Padgham
Engineer [Assistant] – Paul Gomershal*, Steve Chase*
Guitar – Phil Palmer
Keyboards, Vocals – Howard Jones
Mixed By – Steve Nye
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Producer – Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins

SIDE B:
The Chase 2:54
Mixed By – Mike Roarty
Music By – Howard Jones
Producer – Howard Jones

No One Is To Blame (The Long Mix) 3:09
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Producer – Barry Andrews

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 No One Is To Blame U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 No One Is To Blame U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #20
1986 No One Is To Blame U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA Records Ltd. ‎– HOW 9T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 15 Mar 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Hand Colouring] – Tansy Spinks
Design [Sleeve] – Stylo Rouge*
Photography By – Trevor Rogers (2)

NOTES:
Track A: Recorded at The Farm, Surrey, England.
Track B2 produced for Radio 1 Janice Long Show. Released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd ℗ BBC Enterprises Ltd.

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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:
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

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Password: burningtheground

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Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A Label

RMHype

 

Originally posted April 9, 2010

“Pearl in the Shell” is the fourth and final single released by musician Howard Jones from the album Human’s Lib. Released in May 1984, the song reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart. It features a saxophone solo by Davey Payne of Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads.

Unlike Jones’ previous singles, the 12″ single edition did not feature an extended mix of the main track, though a nearly 9 minute remixed version did appear on the US 12″ promo which has never appeared on CD. A 6 minute mix did appear on the 12″ album.

SIDE A:
Pearl In The Shell (Remix Version) 8:57

SIDE B:
Pearl In The Shell (LP Version) 3:53

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– ED 4992
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Rupert Hine
Written-By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones

NOTES:
This mix is unique to this release. An edited version of it is available on “The 12″ Album”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B Label

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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Howard Jones – You Know I Love You… Don’t You? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th June 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

bluehype

Originally posted April 11, 2010

“You Know I Love You… Don’t You?” was a single from Howard Jones’s third studio album One to One. It was his first single not to enter the UK Top 40, peaking at #43, faring much better in the US reaching #17 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

SIDE A:
You Know I Love You… Don’t You? (Dance In The Field Mix) 7:21
Edited By [Additional Edits] – Arif Mardin
Edited By, Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

You Know I Love You… Don’t You? (Instrumental) 5:59
Edited By [Additional Edits] – Arif Mardin
Edited By, Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
You Know I Love You… Don’t You? (Edit Of LP Version) 3:48

Roll Right Up (Non-LP Track) 4:47
Engineer –Mike Roarty
Producer – Howard Jones

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 You Know I Love You… Don’t You? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1986 You Know I Love You… Don’t You? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #46

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– 0-66831
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 18 Nov 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Kevin Killen (tracks: A1 to B1)
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Producer – Arif Mardin (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
Mastered at Sterling

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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Howard Jones – Life In One Day (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th June 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

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Originally posted March 25, 2010

“Life In One Day” was the third single from Howard Jones’ 1985 album Dream Into Action, an uptempo number, which lyrically warned against wishing one’s life away. It reached #14 in the UK Singles Chart, and #19 on the United States Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Life In One Day (LP Version) 3:38

SIDE B:
Life In One Day (Part 1) (Remix Version) 6:49
Life In One Day (Part 2) (Remix Version) 7:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Life In One Day U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #19
1985 Life In One Day U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #16
1985 Life In One Day U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– 0-66895
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Rupert Hine
Recorded By, Mixed By – Stephen W. Tayler
Written-By – Howard Jones

NOTES:
Produced for Gestalt.

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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Howard Jones – A Personal Christmas And New Years Message (Japan 7″ Flexi Disc)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Released as a special red vinyl flexi disc in Japan 1984 British pop singer Howard Jones sends out a special Christmas and New Years message to fans. This special flexi disc was was released to the Japanese fans only, and Howard talks about his love of Japan, the new album and tour.

As with most flexi discs they often don’t sound that great. This flexi disc was in very nice condition. I made every attempt to make it sound as good as possible. Merry Christmas!!

SIDE A:
A Personal Christmas And New Years Message 2:24

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– PS-1024-1
Format: Flexi-disc, 7″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Red
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Genre: Non-Music, Stage & Screen
Style: Spoken Word

NOTES:
Limited Edition Red Vinyl Flexi disc in picture sleeve with Japanese text on reverse

Find The Flexi 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: 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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Howard Jones – Look Mama (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th August 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on May 25, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

Released as the second single from Howard Jones’ 1985 album Dream Into Action, “Look Mama” reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart. It was not released as a single in the US, but a different mix to those issued in the UK was included on the US-only remix album Action Replay.

The introduction to the song features some spoken dialogue sampled from the 1974 film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

“Look Mama” is written from the standpoint of a child pleading with its over-protective mother to be allowed greater independence and room to develop its own personality.

SIDE A:
Look Mama (Extended Mix) 9:05
Producer – Rupert Hine
Recorded By, Mixed By – Stephen W. Tayler

SIDE B:
Learning How To Love 5:20
Engineer – Andrew Scarth , Mike Roarty
Mixed By – Mike Roarty
Producer – Howard Jones

Dream Into Action (Live) 4:44
Mixed By – Mike Roarty

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA Records Ltd. – HOW 7T, 249090-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 20 Apr 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Graphic Design] – Rob O’Connor
Music By, Lyrics By – Howard Jones
Photography – Simon Fowler

NOTES:
Track B2 recorded live at the Manchester Apollo on March 15th, 1985.

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

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