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Meco – Music Inspired By Star Wars (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977

In memory of Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

“Music Inspired By Star Wars” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. This version is an edit of the nearly sixteen minute album version. The track was further edited for 7″ release and titled “Star Wars/Cantina Band” which went on to become a #1 pop single in the U.S. and top ten in the U.K..

SIDE A:
Music Inspired By Star Wars 7:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Millennium ‎– MND 20605 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single Sided, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
Producer – Harold Wheeler, Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi

NOTES:
“Special AOR Edit”

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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Meco – Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977

A. Front

New 22015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding on to the spot for two weeks and peaked at no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining in the charts for nine weeks. To date it is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units, being the only one ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In the late 1970s CBS Sports used the song as opening music for its NFL coverage.

SIDE A:
Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band 3:30
Written-By – John Williams (4)

SIDE B:
Funk 3:36
Written-By – Wheeler*, Smith*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #18
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles #6
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Black Singles #8
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor – DDC 008 (XC 008)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
Producer – Harold Wheeler, Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi

NOTES:
Special versions from the album:
“Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk”

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 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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Meco – The Wizard Of Oz (Special Disco Version) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th March 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

A. Front

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

I thought this 12″ would be a fitting Disco Friday release since to the feature film “Oz The Great And Powerful” opens in theaters in the US. The film stars James Franco as Oz The Great And Powerful and is a prequel to the 1939 classic “The Wizard Of Oz”.

Meco (real name Domenico Monardo; born November 29, 1939) is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of a band or production team based around him. Meco is best known for his 1977 space disco version of the Star Wars theme from his album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk; both the single and album were certified platinum in the U.S.

In early 1978 came Meco’s third album , and this time it was the music from The Wizard Of Oz which got transformed into a disco album by the same name, as Meco described: “It is my best work bar none.” From this album came the hit single “Themes From The Wizard of Oz”. On October 2, 1978 the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #35, after spending three weeks on the chart.

This special one sided Disco 12″ is pressed on translucent yellow vinyl.

SIDE A:
The Wizard Of Oz (Special Disco Version) 17:51
Over The Rainbow
Cyclone
Munchkinland
We’re Off To See The Wizard (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)
Poppies
Optimistic Voices
The Merry Old Land Of Oz
The Haunted Forest (The Attack Of The Monkeys)
March Of The Winkies
Dorothy’s Rescue
Over The Rainbow
The Reprise: Delirious Escape • Over The Rainbow • Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead • Munchkinland

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 The Wizard Of Oz U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #35
1978 The Wizard Of Oz U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #30
1978 The Wizard Of Oz U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #35

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Millennium ‎– MND-20621-DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo, Single Sided, Yellow Transparent
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Meco MonardoTony Bongiovi
Producer, Arranged By – Harold Wheeler

NOTES:
℗ 1978 Millennium Record Co., Inc
Mastered At Sterling

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Side B

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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