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Madonna – Dress You Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Dress You Up” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on July 31, 1985 as the album’s final single, by Sire Records. The song was the last track to be added to the album as it was submitted late by songwriters Andrea LaRusso and Peggy Stanziale. Madonna pushed for the song’s inclusion on Like a Virgin as she particularly liked its lyrics. Musically, the song is a drum beat driven dance track featuring instrumentation from guitars and vocals from a choir and a guitar solo played by Nile Rodgers, who also produced the song. The lyrics are an extended metaphor for fashion and sex, comparing dressing up with passion. A live performance from Madonna’s first tour was used as the music video.

Critics reacted positively to the dance-pop nature of the track. “Dress You Up” became Madonna’s sixth consecutive top-five single in the United States. It also reached the top-ten in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The song was performed on four of Madonna’s concert tours, most recently on the Rebel Heart Tour (2015–16). “Dress You Up” was added to the “Filthy Fifteen” list of the Parents Music Resource Center, due to the sexual nature of its lyrics.

SIDE A:
Dress You Up (The 12″ Formal Mix) 6:16
Engineer [Assistant] – Melanie West
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Andrea LaRusso, Peggy Stanziale

SIDE B:
Dress You Up (The Casual Instrumental Mix) 4:36
Engineer [Assistant] – Melanie West
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Andrea LaRusso, Peggy Stanziale

Shoo-Bee-Doo (LP Version) 5:16
Written-By – Madonna

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #32
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Nusic/Club Play #3
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #64

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20369
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Jeri McManus
Mastered By – RL*
Photography By – Neal Preston
Producer – Nile Rodgers

NOTES:
Produced for Nile Rodgers Productions, Inc.
From the LP “LIKE A VIRGIN”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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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Madonna – Angel/Into The Groove (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

a-front

“Angel” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin. It was released on April 10, 1985 by Sire Records as the third single from the album.

After its release, “Angel” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 on the issue dated April 27, 1985, while her previous single “Crazy for You” was at number-two on the chart. After ten weeks, “Angel” reached a peak position of five on the chart. The song tied Madonna with Olivia Newton-John, as the female artist with the most consecutive top-five hits on the Hot 100 at that time. “Angel” debuted on the Adult Contemporary chart for the issue dated May 11, 1985, and reached a peak of five. The song debuted at number 40 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart on June 1, 1985, and reached the top after three weeks. It also charted on a number of Billboard charts, such as reaching the top of the Hot Dance Singles Sales and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at position 71.

In the United States, due to similar problems with “Crazy for You” and “Material Girl” being released at the same time and competing with each other, it was decided against releasing “Into the Groove” as a 7″ single so it would not compete with “Angel”, the third single from the Like a Virgin. “Into the Groove” was eventually released as the B-side to the maxi-single of “Angel”, therefore it was ineligible to enter the Billboard Hot 100 or Hot Singles Sales charts. The song debuted at number 40 on Hot Dance Club Songs chart, as a double A-side with “Angel”, on the issue dated June 1, 1985. After four weeks, it reached the top of the chart and also reached number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Into the Groove” is Madonna’s most played song on Billboard’s Recurrent Airplay Chart. On July 30, 1985, “Angel/Into the Groove” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of one million copies across the US—the requirement for a gold single prior to 1989. It was the first 12-inch single to be certified gold since Frankie Smith’s “Double Dutch Bus” (1981). The song placed at number 12 on the Dance year-end charts and sold approximately 600,000 copies of the 12″; it also reached number-one on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

SIDE A:
Angel (Extended Dance Mix) 6:11
Mixed By – James Farber
Producer, Mixed By – Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
Into The Groove 4:42
Producer – Madonna, Steve Bray*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles #71
1985 Angel/Into The Groove U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20335, Sire ‎– 9 20335-0 A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Bill Kipper
Written-By – Madonna, Steve Bray*

NOTES:
A-side produced for Nile Rodgers Productions, Inc. Original version available on the Sire album Madonna – Like A Virgin.
B-side song from the Orion Motion Picture “Desperately Seeking Susan.”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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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Madonna – Gambler (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

RMHype

Originally posted June 15, 2011

“Gambler” is a song by American recording artist Madonna. It was the second single released from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Vision Quest, and was released on October 3, 1985, by Geffen Records.

After the recording of “Crazy for You”, the soundtrack single for the 1985 coming of age drama Vision Quest, Madonna approached John “Jellybean” Benitez to produce another of her self-written songs called “Gambler”. Subsequently, the song was added to the soundtrack of the film, as music producer Phil Ramone felt that it would be appropriate for using in the beginning shots of the flim. As the song was recorded on the Geffen label, a commercial issue of the single, in the United States was suppressed, at the request of Madonna’s Sire Records management. They feared that commercial availability of another Madonna single would have been detrimental to the other singles from the Like a Virgin album, and the already available, Geffen-distributed, “Crazy for You”. Hence “Gambler” was never released, or sent for airplay in the United States. The UK 12″ single, contained the Extended Dance Mix, Instrumental Remix, and the song “Nature of the Beach” by Black ‘n Blue. The 7″ single had the original version, and “Nature of the Beach”. The video for “Gambler” is similar to “Crazy for You”, with Madonna singing the song along with clips culled from Vision Quest. Madonna filmed her performance on November 22, 1983, at the Big Foot Tavern in Spokane, Washington. To date, “Gambler” remains the last self-written Madonna single.

“Gambler” was released in October 1985 in the United Kingdom, and debuted at position twenty on the UK Singles Chart. After two weeks, it peaked there at four, and was present for fourteen weeks. By the end of 1985, Madonna chalked up another record with the song, becoming the first female artist to have eight UK Top 10s in one calendar year. The song was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipment of 200,000 copies of the single. According to The Official Charts Company, the song has sold 295,000 copies there. In Australia, the song debuted on the Kent Music Report chart at fourteen, and reached a peak of ten. In Germany, the song debuted at thirty-nine on the Media Control Charts, and reached a peak of twenty-five after five weeks, being present on the chart for twelve weeks. Across Europe, the song reached the top-ten of the charts in Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Norway. It peaked at twelve in Japan, twenty-three in Switzeland and forty-five in New Zealand.

SIDE A:
Gambler (Extended Dance Mix) 5:36
Arranged By – Stephen Bray
Producer, Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Madonna
Performed By Madonna

SIDE B:
Gambler (Instrumental Remix) 3:53
Arranged By – Stephen Bray
Producer, Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Madonna
Performed By Madonna

Nature Of The Beach 3:45
Producer – Bruce Fairbairn
Written-By – St. James*, Thayer*
Performed ByBlack ‘N Blue

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records – TA 6585
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Tomcat (7)
Photography [Cover] – Armando Gallo © Retna Pictures Ltd

NOTES:
A & B1: Special version from the LP “Vision Quest”
A & B1: Produced and Remixed for Jellybean Productions, Inc.
Madonna appears through the courtesy of Sire Records Company

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EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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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Madonna – La Isla Bonita (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“La Isla Bonita” (English: The Beautiful Island) is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released as the fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, on February 25, 1987, by Sire Records. The instrumental version of the song was first offered to Michael Jackson before Madonna both accepted it and wrote the lyrics and melody. “La Isla Bonita” is noted for being the first Madonna song to have a Latino influence in it, with arrangements of Cuban drums and Spanish guitar, maracas, harmonicas and a mix of synthesized and real drumming. The lyrics of the song tell about a beautiful island and was a tribute to the beauty of the Latin people according to Madonna.

Following its release, “La Isla Bonita” received positive appreciation from critics. It also achieved worldwide popularity, topping the record charts in countries such as Austria, Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland. It became Madonna’s fourth number-one single in the United Kingdom, giving her the record for most number-one singles among female artists. In the United States, it reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

SIDE A:
La Isla Bonita 3:59

SIDE B:
La Isla Bonita (Instrumental Remix Edit) 4:24
Remix – Chris Lord-Alge

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 La Isla Bonita U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1987 La Isla Bonita U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1987 La Isla Bonita U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 7-28425
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Latin, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Herb Ritts
Producer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
Written-By – Bruce Gaitsch, Madonna, Patrick Leonard

NOTES:
From the Madonna album “TRUE BLUE”

Find the 7″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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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Madonna – Angel (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th December 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Angel” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin. It was released on April 10, 1985 by Sire Records as the third single from the album.

After its release, “Angel” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 on the issue dated April 27, 1985, while her previous single “Crazy for You” was at number-two on the chart. After ten weeks, “Angel” reached a peak position of five on the chart. The song tied Madonna with Olivia Newton-John, as the female artist with the most consecutive top-five hits on the Hot 100 at that time. “Angel” debuted on the Adult Contemporary chart for the issue dated May 11, 1985, and reached a peak of five. The song debuted at number 40 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart on June 1, 1985, and reached the top after three weeks. It also charted on a number of Billboard charts, such as reaching the top of the Hot Dance Singles Sales and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at position 71.

SIDE A:
Angel 3:42

SIDE B:
Angel (Dance Mix Edit) 4:57
Remix – James Farber, Nile Rodgers

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 7-29008, Sire ‎– 9 29008-7
Format: Vinyl, 7″
Country: US
Released: Apr 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Power Pop, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Madonna, Steve Bray*

NOTES:
From the album “LIKE A VIRGIN”

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

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: Manual
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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Madonna – You Can Dance (US Casstte Dub Versions)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Front

“You Can Dance” is the first remix album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on November 17, 1987 by Sire Records. The album contains remixes of tracks from her first three studio albums and a new track, “Spotlight,” which gained moderate airplay in the US. The cassette version of the album contained two dub versions that were not available on the CD or LP. “Spotlight (Dub Version)” and “Over And Over (Dub Version)”.

I decided to rip these two tracks because they are from analog source the same as viny and have not appeared digitally. The ripping technique is pretty much the same as what I do for vinyl transfers. Enjoy!

SIDE A:
Spotlight (Dub Version) 4:45
Producer – Stephen Bray
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

SIDE B:
Over And Over (Dub Version) 6:40
Producer – Nile Rodgers
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

CASSETTE GRADE:
Cassette: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire Records Company – 9 25535-4
Format: Cassette, Mixed
Country: US
Released: 15 Nov 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Contains special dub versions “Spotlight (Dub Version)” & “Over And Over (Dub Version)” available on cassette only.

Find The Cassette On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Cassette Deck – Sony BC-RX311
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
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
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
Cassette rip recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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