Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Archive for the 'Jacksons' Category

Jacksons – Body (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

DISCO FRIDAY!  Has been hijacked this week by the Jacksons. But don’t worry it’ll be back next week.

“Body”, the third single released from The Jackson’s 1984 album Victory, became a moderate hit peaking at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song features lead vocals by Marlon Jackson. A music video was filmed for the song however Michael Jackson does not appear in it.

SIDE A:
Body (Extended Version) 5:45

SIDE B:
Body (Instrumental) 6:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #47
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks #73
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #39

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – TA 4883
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Funk
Credits: Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Producer – Marlon Jackson

NOTES:
Taken from the Epic LP “Victory” (EPC 86303)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Jacksons | 12 Comments »

Jacksons – Torture (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the band, The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield, the song is about someone ending a relationship, and the torture that a person can receive whilst trying to end it. Jackie was originally going to sing the song with his brother, Michael, but Jackie’s role instead went to Jermaine Jackson, whose availability for the album was in question until the last minute. The rest of the Jacksons sang the chorus along with Michael and Jermaine.

The song received a mixed reaction from critics. The music video was most well known for Michael not being available, in which case a dummy had to be put in his place throughout the video. Paula Abdul choreographed the video, in which various scenes of torture are displayed, with the Jacksons being on the receiving end of most of the torture. The song peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the second best selling single on the album, behind “State of Shock”. It also peaked at number 26 on the UK charts.

Reception for the song was mixed.The Philadelphia Inquirer said that the song was “a hard-rock dance tune with blaring synthesizers and buzzing guitars.” The reviewer however, didn’t like the song, summing up their distaste in one word, “Yawn.” The Sacramento Bee complimented Jackie Jackson for being the only person “besides Michael,” to “rise above the generic,” citing “Torture” as one of the two songs by Jackie that were more than exceptional on the album.

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic considered the song a “Track pick”, and mentioned that the song’s popularity probably had to do more with the fact that Michael Jackson was involved. “So, here one has the ludicrous situation of an album in which Marlon Jackson has as prominent a role as Michael Jackson. That’s how it sounded to listeners in 1984, anyway, and they weren’t fooled — “State of Shock”, on which Michael shared vocals with Mick Jagger, was a gold Top Ten hit, and “Torture”, which teamed Michael with Jermaine, made the Top 40, while the album went platinum. But the tracks by other group members went virtually ignored,” Ruhlmann said.

SIDE A:
Torture (12″ Dance Mix) 6:15

SIDE B:
Torture (Instrumental) 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks #12
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic– 49 05075
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk
Credits: Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Producer – Jackie Jackson

NOTES:
Also Available: the Epic lp “VICTORY” (QE 389946)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Jacksons | 18 Comments »

Jacksons – State Of Shock (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“State of Shock” is a 1984 hit single by The Jacksons featuring frontman Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger. It was written by Jackson and guitarist Randy Hansen. “State of Shock” charted number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was originally to be sung with Freddie Mercury as a duet with Jackson, and was later slated for the Thriller album; however, due to differing time schedules, Jackson ended up recording it with his brothers and Jagger.

“State of Shock” was the biggest hit from The Jacksons’ Victory album, reaching number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 14 on the UK SinglesChart. The song was originally recorded with Freddie Mercury, as Jackson and Mercury had been working on several tracks at that time (1981–83), e.g. the unreleased title track “Victory” for the eponymous album and “There Must Be More to Life Than This” from Mr. Bad Guy. The final version featured lead vocals by Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger. “State of Shock” was the last top ten hit for The Jacksons, as well as their last single to be certified gold. The song was later revised by Jagger when he performed it with Tina Turner during their 1985 performance at Live Aid.

SIDE A:
State Of Shock (Dance Mix) 5:40
Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonMick Jagger
Lyrics By – Michael Jackson (Mijac Music)*, Randy Hansen

SIDE B:
State Of Shock (Instrumental) 4:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 State Of Shock U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1984 State Of Shock U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #42
1984 State Of Shock U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2
1984 State Of Shock U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – 49 05022
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk
Credits: Arranged By [Music], Composed By, Music By, Producer – Michael Jackson

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Epic album “VICTORY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger | 27 Comments »