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Soft Cell – Loving You, Hating Me (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th February 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Loving You, Hating Me” was the proposed third UK single from the album The Art of Falling Apart by English synth-pop duo Soft Cell. It was never actually released in the UK and only saw release as a single in the US. The “Special Mix” contained in this US 12″ promo is unique to this release and has not appeared on CD. The duration of this track is printed on the sleeve as 6:59 while the label lists 7:50. The label is correct.

“Loving You Hating Me” is a song about the battle of the sexes – a punch up rather than a full blown war! In a January 1983 interview with Soft Cell published in Melody Maker, Marc Almond explained: “Everybody has sadomasochistic tendencies, most people love to be hurt because of the drama and it’s pleasurable hurting somebody else because, afterward, you can feel really sorry for them”.

SIDE A:
Loving You, Hating Me (Special Mix) 7:50

SIDE B:
Heat 6:14
Loving You, Hating Me (LP Version) 4:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – Sire ‎– PRO-A-1096, Some Bizzare ‎– PRO-A-1096
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Mike Thorne, Soft Cell
Written-By – Ball*, Almond*

NOTES:
From The Sire album The Art Of Falling Apart
Made in the U.S.A.

Find the 12″ at DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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

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Soft Cell – Bedsitter (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

“Bedsitter” is a song by British synthpop duo Soft Cell, from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Released as a single in October 1981, it reached no. 4 in the UK.

A song that explored the underbelly of the London club scene of the time, it has been described by critic Jon Savage as one of the greatest songs of the 1980s.

Early Morning Dance Side:
Bedsitter 7:52
Written-By – D. Ball*, M. Almond*

Late Night Listening Side:
Facility Girls 7:19
Written-By – Ball*, Almond*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Vertigo ‎– 6400 516, Vertigo ‎– 64 00 516
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: New wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Padded Cell] – Huw Feather
Other [Make Up] – Vivien P
Photography By – Peter Ashworth
Producer – Mike Thorne

NOTES:
German release under license from Some Bizarre.

Made in West Germany

Find the 12″ at DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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

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Marc Almond – Tenderness Is A Weakness (UK 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Tenderness Is A Weakness” is the third single released by British singer/songwriter Marc Almond from his début solo studio album Vermin in Ermine. The song reached #88 on the UK singles chart in November 1984.

“Tenderness Is A Weakness (With Instrumental Overture)” did not appear on the recently released Marc Almond box set Trials Of Eyeliner (The Anthology 1979/2016).I am unsure about the other tracks on this 10″.

SIDE A:
Tenderness Is A Weakness (With Instrumental Overture) 7:14
Written-By – Almond*

SIDE B:
Love For Sale 3:25
Written-By – C. Porter*

Pink Shack Blues 6:02
Written-By – Almond*

The Heel 3:19
Written-By – Wilson*, Ferre*, Robinson*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Some Bizzare ‎– BZS 2510
Format: Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Lounge, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Strings] – Bill*, Gini*, Martin*
Bass – Billy McGee
Cello – Martin McCarrick
Design – Huw Feather
Drums – Steven Humphries*
Engineer – Tom Thiel
Featuring – The Willing Sinners
Guitar – Richard Riley
Percussion – Martin Ditcham
Photography By [Cover Photos] – Peter Ashworth
Piano – Annie Hogan
Producer – Mike Hedges
Trumpet – Enrico Tomasso
Violin – Gini Ball

NOTES:
A-side plays at 45rpm.
B-side plays at 33rpm.

Recorded at Hartmann Digital, Bavaria

On this release, The Willing Sinners are:
Annie Hogan, Billy McGee, Martin McCarrick, Richard Riley, Stephen Humphries.

Thanx to all who helped in some way.

Fins the 10″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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

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Marc Almond – Ruby Red (Re-Edited And Re-Structured) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Ruby Red” was the first single taken from British singer/songwriter Marc Almond’s third studio album Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters. The single debuted on the U.K. singles chart on October 18, 1986 peaking at #47.

As with my previous Marc Almond posts this single did not appear on the recently released Marc Almond box set Trials Of Eyeliner (The Anthology 1979/2016).

The track listing is incorrect on the back of the sleeve this edition has a white sticker indicating it is an alternate edition containing the Re-Edited And Re-Structured mixes.

SIDE A:
Ruby Red (Re-Edited And Re-Structured) 10:05

SIDE B:
Ruby Red (Special Re-Recorded Extended Dance Mix) 7:35

I’m Sick Of You Tasting Of Somebody Else 3:30
Performed By – Marc Almond With The Willing Sinners
Backing Vocals – Audrey Riley, Jane West
Dulcimer [Yang T’chin] – Martin McCarrick
Recorded By – Charlie Gray*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– GLOW 3 13
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Programmed By – Haydn Bendall (tracks: A, B1)
Design [Cover By] – Huw Feather
Mixed By – Mike Hedges (tracks: A, B1)
Producer – Marc Almond (tracks: B2), Mike Hedges
Recorded By – Ian Grimble (tracks: A, B1)
Written-By – Almond*

NOTES:
Manufactured in the U.K.
Original version appears on the LP “Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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

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Marc Almond – You Have (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“You Have” is a single by British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. “You Have” was taken from Almond’s debut solo album “Vermin in Ermine”. Produced by Mike Hedges who also produced The Cure, U2 and The Associates “You Have” debuted on the UK singles chart on January 9, 1984 peaking at #57.

The versions contained on this 12″ do not appear on the Marc Almond 10 CD Box set “Trials Of Eyliner”.

SIDE A:
You Have (Long Version) 6:18
Joey Demento 6:45

SIDE B:
Split Lip (Long Version) 17:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Some Bizzare ‎– BZS 2412
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Strings] – Bill*, Ginni*, Martin*
Bass [Bowed & Plucked] – Bill McGee*
Cello, Keyboards – Martin McCarrick
Design, Artwork [Hand Colouring] – Huw Feather
Drums – Steven Humphreys
Engineer – Mike Hedges, Tom Thiel
Guitar [Guitars], Banjo – Richard Riley
Percussion – Martin Ditchum*
Performer – The Sinners*
Photography By [Back Photo] – Marc Almond
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Peter Ashworth
Piano, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Annie Hogan
Producer – Mike Hedges
Saxophone [Saxes] – Gary Barnacle
Trumpet, Flugelhorn [Flugel Horns] – Enrico Tomasso
Violin – Ginni Ball*
Written-By – Almond*

NOTES:
Dedicated to Los Oliviados and to Wayne. Mike Hedges did most of the engineering but we’re giving Tom the credit because we’re kind.

Recorded at Hartmann Digital, Bavaria.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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

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Password: burningtheground

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Marc Almond – The Boy Who Came Back (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

a-front

“The Boy Who Came Back” is the début solo single by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. “The Boy Who Came Back” is another winner from Marc Almond’s Vermin in Ermine album, with a more overtly rock & roll touch thanks to Richard Riley’s chugging guitar. Produced by Mike Hedges who also produced The Cure, U2 and The Associates “The Boy Who Came Back” debuted on the UK singles chart on June 2, 1984 peaking at #52.

The versions contained on this 12″ do not appear on the upcoming Marc Almond 10 CD Box set “Trials Of Eyliner”.

SIDE A:
The Boy Who Came Back (Loud Cut) 5:08
Backing Vocals – Nancy Peppers

SIDE B:
Joey Demento (Extended Version) 6:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Some Bizzare ‎– BZS 2312, Some Bizzare ‎– 822 240-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: May 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass [Basses], Vocals – Billy McGee
Cello, Vocals – Martin McCarrick
Design, Artwork By [Hand Colouring] – Huw Feather
Engineer – Tom Thiel
Featuring – The Sinners*
Guitar, Vocals – Richard Riley
Photography By [Back Cover] – Marc Almond
Photography By [Front Cover] – Peter Ashworth
Piano, Organ, Vocals – Annie Hogan
Producer –Mike Hedges
Saxophone – Gary Barnacle
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Enrico Tomasso
Written-By – Almond*

NOTES:
Recorded at Hartman Digital, Bavaria

1) “Dedicated to some young vagabond.”
2) “Dedicated to three young brats in Marrakesh.”

Find the 12″ 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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