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Maria Vidal – Body Rock (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Maria Vidal (born August 1, 1957) is an American singer, who had one minor hit single with the song, “Body Rock” (#48 on the Hot 100) (the theme song to the film Body Rock) in 1984; it also reached #8 on the US dance charts, and #11 in the UK. The track was produced by Phil Ramone and remixed by John “Jellybean Benitez.

Vidal was originally a member of the band, Desmond Child & Rouge, but went solo with a self-titled debut album released in 1987.

Vidal contributed backup vocals to the The Smithereens’ 1984 single “A Girl Like You”. She also appeared in the 1985 Jim Carrey film, Once Bitten, as a member of a high school band and contributed two songs to the soundtrack.

Maria sang backing vocals for Lindsay Buckingham and company, as well as various works with KISS. Buckingham co-wrote “Life on the Train”, which is on her 1987 LP. Vidal also wrote the 1989 Belinda Carlisle hit “Summer Rain”.

Vidal is married to music producer and songwriter Rick Nowels.

SIDE A:
Body Rock (Dance Mix) 5:58

SIDE B:
Body Rock (Dub Mix) 4:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Body Rock U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #48
1984 Body Rock U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America – V-7836
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Executive Producer – Phil Ramone
Producer – Phil Galdston, Sylvester Levay
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Vocals – Maria Vidal
Written-By – J. Bettis*, S. Levay*

NOTES:
Remixed for Jellybean Productions, Inc.
From the New World Motion Picture “Body Rock”

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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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