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Laura Branigan – Moonlight On Water (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th August 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“Moonlight on Water”, also known as “Moonlight on Water (Sex on the Beach)”, is a song written by Steve Kipner, best known for writing Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”, and Andy Goldmark.

The song was originally recorded by Kevin Raleigh for his 1989 album Delusions of Grandeur and was released as a single. It reached #60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 24 June 1989.

The song was covered by American singer Laura Branigan and was the first single taken from her self-titled album released in 1990. The song was only a minor hit in the U.S peaking at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 Hot Dance/Club Play charts.

SIDE A:
Moonlight On Water (Sex On The Beach) (12″ Mix) 7:55

SIDE B:
Moonlight On Water (Sex On The Beach) (Sex On The Beach Dub) 5:52
Moonlight On Water (Radio Remix) 4:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Moonlight On Water U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #59
1990 Moonlight On Water U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86195
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Garage House

CREDITS:
Engineer – Frank Heller
Producer – Richard Perry
Remix – David Frank, Mojo Nicosia*
Written-By – Andy Goldmark, Stephen Kipner*

NOTES:
Tracks subtitled ‘Sex On The Beach’ on the label, but not on the sleeve.
From the Atlantic album “LAURA BRANIGAN”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Password: burningtheground

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Laura Branigan – Shattered Glass (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th August 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

Remembering Laura Branigan.

Ten years ago today we lost one of the brightest lights in popular music Laura Branigan.  Branigan’s powerful voice and her countless contributions to the music world are deeply missed. She was truly one of the greats.

~ DjPaulT

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on November 10, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Shattered Glass” is a song written by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe which was recorded by Laura Branigan with the Stock/Aitken/Waterman production team to serve as the first single released from Branigan’s fifth album, the 1987 releaseTouch.

The song had originally been produced by Mitchell and Coe for Scottish singer Ellie Warren in 1980; Warren recalls “all the [radio] stations and media were totally behind [“Shattered Glass”], but the record wasn’t serviced properly. When the radio was playing it to death, you couldn’t buy it in the shops – a ludicrous situation.”

“Shattered Glass” was one of two tracks Branigan cut with the Stock/Aitken/Waterman team. Originally the Touch album was to totally be a collaboration with producer David Kershenbaum but after completing her recording with Kershenbaum, Branigan, who had an especial interest in scoring a strong hit single as her previous album release Hold Me had only produced a mild hit in “Spanish Eddie” (#40), made an overnight foray to the UK to record at the PWL Studios in London with Stock/Aitken/Waterman, that team currently enjoying massive chart success with releases by such acts as Rick Astley, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue. Besides “Shattered Glass”, the PWL session produced Branigan’s recording of “Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)” a Stock/Aitken/Watrman original previously recorded (1984) by Hazell Dean.

“Shattered Glass” was issued as a single in the US in June of 1987 with “Statue in the Rain”, a track recorded for Touch with David Kershenbaum and omitted from the album to accommodate the inclusion of the Stock/Aitken/Waterman tracks, serving as the B-side; the 12″ single version of the track was remixed by Pete Hammond. A music video was made to promote “Shattered Glass”, featuring Afa Anoa’i, a wrestler known, with his brother, as one of The Wild Samoans. A performance by Branigan on the 9/5/1987 broadcast of American Bandstand gave “Shattered Glass” the distinction of being the final track to be promoted by a guest star on the major network edition of American Bandstand but by the time of Branigan’s American Bandstand appearance the failure of “Shattered Glass” as a comeback vehicle for Branigan was evident, the single having stalled at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August.

Billboard did afford “Shattered Glass” hit status on its dance charts: #13 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and #15 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales, and also on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart (#27). “Shattered Glass” was also the last Laura Branigan single to register in several international markets, although it only attained significant chart impact in Switzerland at #26 and Denmark at #6, the last-named being the final evident Top Ten placing by Branigan on a national chart.

Bryan Buss of AllMusic would later write that, from an album that contained “so many…successfully evocative cuts…lead single ‘Shattered Glass’…stand(s) out; you can hardly hold back from caroling along” – “[Branigan’s] big, boomy voice…has never sounded better”.

SIDE A:
Shattered Glass (12″ Vocal Mix)  7:14
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Mixmaster Pete Hammond*
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Written-By – Bob Mitchell , Steve Coe

SIDE B:
Shattered Glass (LP Vocal Version)  3:40
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Mixmaster Pete Hammond*
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Written-By – Bob Mitchell , Steve Coe

Statue In The Rain (Vocal)  4:16
Engineer, Mixed By – David Holman*
Producer – David Kershenbaum
Written-By – Mathew Garey* , Rick Palombi

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #48
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #27
1987 Shattered Glass U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: 0-86699
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Art Direction/design] – Janis Wilkins
Photography – Victoria Pearson

NOTES:
From The Atlantic Album “TOUCH”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Laura Branigan – Spanish Eddie (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th April 2014

 BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Side

C. Hype Sticker

“Spanish Eddie” is a song by American singer Laura Branigan released as the lead single from her fourth album, Hold Me. The single was produced by Jack White and arranged by Harold Faltermeyer. Released in July 1985, the record became Branigan’s sixth Top 40 hit in the U.S. in two and a half years, peaking at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #37 on the Cash Box singles chart. A 12″ dance version featuring an extended remix of the Branigan-penned B-side, “Tenderness”, as well, gave her highest U.S. peak for the song, at #26. The Billboard Adult Contemporary chart peak for “Spanish Eddie” was #29.

Branigan’s single fared better overseas. “Spanish Eddie” achieved Top Ten status in South Africa (#6) and Austria (#8), and was a sizable hit in Sweden (#11) while hitting the Top 40 in Australia (#24), Canada (#34) and Germany (#36). The song also charted in France (#73) and the UK (#87).

SIDE A:
Spanish Eddie (Vocal / Extended Remix Version) 5:31
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer
Written-By – Chuck CochranDavid Palmer (4)

SIDE B:
Tenderness (Vocal / Extended Remix Version) 5:50
Arranged By – Ed Arkin
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey
Arranged By, Producer [Associate Producer], Written-by – Mark Spiro
Written-By – Jack WhiteLaura Branigan

Spanish Eddie (Vocal / LP Version) 4:08
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer
Written-By – Chuck CochranDavid Palmer (4)

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #29
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86868
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

NOTES:
From the LP “HOLD ME”

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B. Side

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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