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Melissa Manchester – Thief Of Hearts (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Thief Of Hearts” is a 1984 single by American singer-songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer it was the theme song for the film Thief Of Hearts starring Steven Bauer, appearing in the film and on it’s soundtrack. “Thief Of Hearts” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1984 peaking at #88.

SIDE A:
Thief Of Hearts (Dance Mix) 6:11

SIDE B:
Thief Of Hearts (Instrumental) 4:32
Thief Of Hearts (Short Version) 4:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #88
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #18
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– 880-308-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

NOTES:
From The Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture “THIEF OF HEARTS”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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

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Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Australia 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th September 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 27, 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!

“You Should Hear How She Talks About You” is a 1982 Top Ten single performed by Melissa Manchester from her album Hey Ricky.

First recorded by Charlie Dore for her 1981 Listen! album, “You Should Hear…” was written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow. Arif Mardin who produced Manchester’s recording described the track as “a real departure for Melissa because it has a new wave dance quality and she had been known for her ballads”, Manchester having reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 with the ballads “Midnight Blue” (#6) and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (#10) and the previous Manchester/Mardin collaboration “Theme from Ice Castles” also being a ballad. Mardin continued: “But music is music. You can’t turn your back on new formats or styles.”

“You Should Hear…” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1982 to become Manchester’s highest charting record. It would also prove to be Manchester’s last Top 40 hit (her 1983 single “Nice Girls” would peak at #42). The track would earn Manchester the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the year 1982, besting nominated performances by Laura Branigan, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt; Manchester had previously been nominated in that category for the 1979 release “Don’t Cry Out Loud”.

A #10 A/C hit, “You Should Hear…” also gave Manchester a hit in Canada (#5), New Zealand (#20), and Australia (#4). In Australia, it ranked as the #25 single of 1982.

SIDE A:
You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Extended Version)  5:02
Written-By – Dean Pitchford , Tom Snow

SIDE B:
Long Goodbyes (Non-LP Track)  3:02
Written-By – Melissa Manchester

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Nusic/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – X-12011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition
Country: Australia
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Arif Mardin

NOTES:
Side A: Adapted from the Arista Album “Hey Ricky” L37759
Super Single 45 “Limited Edition”

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