Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
“Real Love” was the first single from Jody Watley’s second album, Larger than Life. “Real Love” became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.
On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, “Real Love” rocketed into the Top 40 from #51 to #37, the week of April 1, 1989. The single lingered in the Top 10 for six weeks, peaking at #2 for two weeks, beginning May 20, 1989, held out of the top position by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl”.
During the summer of 1989, Watley’s “Real Love” video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson’s video “Scream” received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The song was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best Female Single. The music video premiered in March 1989 on Cable television networks.
There are some exciting things about this US promo. It features the sought after “Drive Time Radio Edit” which was only released on the UK “Real Love” 12″. Also included as a bonus is the “Bassapella” taken from the standard US 12″.
Real Love (Extended Version) 6:59
Real Love (Drive Time Radio Edit) 5:40
Real Love (U.S. Radio Edit) 5:16
Real Love (Extended Instrumental) 7:40
Real Love (Dub Version) 6:15
Real Love (Bassapella) 4:28
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#2|
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Black Singles||#1|
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#1|
YEAR END CHARTS:
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#46|
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Black Singles||#25|
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#5|
|1989||Real Love||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 12-Inch Singles||#17|
Label: MCA Records – L33-17792
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By [Special] – Greg Royal
Producer – André Cymone
Producer [Additional] – Jeff Lorber
Remix – Louil Silas Jr.
Original version appears on the MCA LP “Larger Than Life”
Promotinal Copy – Not For Sale
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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