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John Cougar – Jack & Diane (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Jack & Diane” is a 1982 hit song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, then performing as “John Cougar.” It appears on Mellencamp’s album American Fool. It was chosen by RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century. The single spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, and, to date, is the biggest hit single ever for Mellencamp.

According to Mellencamp, “Jack & Diane” was written about a relationship he had with a girl that lived near his hometown of Seymour, Indiana named Diane. He said: “‘Jack & Diane’ was a terrible record to make. When I play it on guitar by myself, it sounds great; but I could never get the band to play along with me. That’s why the arrangement’s so weird. Stopping and starting, it’s not very musical.” Mellencamp has also stated that the clapping wasn’t supposed to be included in the finished song. It was recorded with the clapping in order to help keep tempo and then it was to be removed. However, he realized the song didn’t work without it.

SIDE A:
Jack & Diane (Long) 4:16

SIDE B:
Jack & Diane (Short) 3:45

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Jack & Diane U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Jack & Diane U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Riva Recordss – MK 209
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – Don GehmanJohn Cougar Mellencamp
Written-By – John Cougar Mellencamp

NOTES:
From the LP “AMERICAN FOOL”

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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

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