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I Start Counting – Letters To A Friend (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“Letters To A Friend” is the debut single by electronic music duo from North London. The band consisted of David Baker and Simon Leonard.

In 1984, the duo was signed by Mute and released its debut single, the quirky “Letters to a Friend.” “Letters to a Friend” easily distinguished itself from the glut of synthesizer-laden records from the mid-’80s with Baker’s distinctly British talk-sing style and the psychedelic feel of the keyboards. The single was produced by British producer and founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller.

I Start Counting gained a significant cult following in the U.K. and the U.S., especially among American suburban teens who were discovering Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk in dance clubs.

In 1985 the duo released their debut album My Translucent Hands.

SIDE A:
Letters To A Friend (Sunrise Mix) 8:04
Engineer – Trigger (6)

SIDE B:
Adman’s Dream (Admix) 4:58
Engineer – John Fryer

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– 12 MUTE 034
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Still From “Topology And Mechanics: Flows On The Torus.”] – David Laidlaw, Hüseyin Koçak, Prof. Tom Banchoff*
Mastered By – timtom* (tracks: A), TY* (tracks: B)
Photography By – David Margolis
Producer – Daniel Miller

NOTES:
Dying Art
Track A engineered at Aosis Studios
Track B engineered at Blackwing Studios

Still from “Topology and Mechanics: Flows on the Torus”. Courtesy Prof. Tom Banchoff, David Laidlaw and Hüseyin Koçak.

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:
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, 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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