Posted by DjPaulT on 19th June 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981
“Our Lips Are Sealed” is a song written by The Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin and The Specials and Fun Boy Three singer Terry Hall.
It was first recorded by The Go-Go’s as the opening track on their 1981 album Beauty and the Beat and served as their debut American single in June 1981. The single eventually reached top 5 in Australia and Canada, and top 20 in the United States. Although originally written and performed with three verses, it is an abbreviated version of the song that appears on Beauty and the Beat.
In 1983, Hall’s band, Fun Boy Three, released their version of “Our Lips Are Sealed”. Issued as a single, the track became top ten hit in the UK, and remains the best known version of “Lips” in that country — the Go-Go’s version, while a hit elsewhere, only made #47 UK.
In 2000, Rolling Stone named “Our Lips Are Sealed” one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time.
This special US 12″ promo contains the album track “Tonite” as well as the US #2 hit “We Got The Beat” which was the follow up single to “Our Lips Are Sealed”.
Although there are no remixes for this release it is still lovely to hear these tracks in their original vinyl format especially in 24 bit.
Our Lips Are Sealed 2:45
We Got The Beat 2:39
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1982||Our Lips Are Sealed||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#20|
|1982||Our Lips Are Sealed||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#15|
|1982||Our Lips Are Sealed||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#10|
Label: I.R.S. Records – SP 70956
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Promotional Use Only Not For sale
From the LP “BEAUTY AND THE BEAT”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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