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Michael Sembello – Maniac (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side 1

“Maniac” is a synthpop song performed by Michael Sembello. The song was used in the 1983 film Flashdance.

“Maniac” appears during an early scene in Flashdance and is used as the backing track of a montage sequence showing Alex (Jennifer Beals) training strenuously in her converted warehouse.

The song was included in Flashdance after Sembello’s wife sent a tape to executives at Paramount Pictures who were looking for music to use in the film.

“Maniac” reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning on September 10, 1983 and is one of the highest-grossing songs ever written for a film. In addition to producing “Maniac”, Phil Ramone produced the song that would dethrone it from the top spot, Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It”. The Original Soundtrack of Flashdance won the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special.

The song was nominated for an Academy Award. Another song from the film, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” performed by Irene Cara, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1984.

 

About This Rip.You all know that I am constantly trying to improve my rips. I have been doing some research and studying different ripping and mastering techniques. I decided to implement some of what I have learned on this 12″. I think it sounds much better than my previous work. If the feedback is positive this will be how I do all of my rips from now on. Please let me know what you think.

I have also provided a second set of links to the untouched version of the files. These files have not been compressed or “Brickwalled”. Just so they can be compared.

 

SIDE A:
Maniac (Vocal) (Re-Mix) 5:53

SIDE B:
Maniac (Instrumental) 5:08

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Maniac U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 Maniac U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #34
1984 Maniac U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #34
1984 Maniac U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– 812 516-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Jay Mark
Producer – Michael Sembello, Phil Ramone
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – D. Matkosky*, M. Sembello*

NOTES:
“Special Remix Version of Michael Sembello’s MANIAC from FLASHDANCE.

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Side 2

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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Michael Sembello – Automatic Man (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Automatic Man” was the second single released by American musician and songwriter Michael Sembello. Produced by Phil Ramone the single was taken from Sembello’s 1983 debut album Bossa Nova Hotel. Released in September 1983 “Automatic Man” became a US top 40 hit peaking at #34. On the US dance chart the single reached the #14 position. “Automatic Man” became Sembello’s last single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

The b-sdie “Summer Lovers” is the theme song for the 1983 Warner Brothers film of the same name starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah.

SIDE A:
Automatic Man (Extended Remix) 7:01
Producer – Phil Ramone
Remix – Danny “Ho-Daddy” Keaton*, Michael Sembello, Thom Wilson

SIDE B:
Automatic Man (Instrumental Remix) 4:02
Producer – Phil Ramone
Remix – Danny “Ho-Daddy” Keaton*, Michael Sembello, Thom Wilson

Summer Lovers (Long Version) 5:04
Engineer – Tommy Vicari
Producer – George Duke

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Automatic Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #34
1983 Automatic Man U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-20153
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Bernie Grundman

NOTES:
“Automatic Man” from the LP: “BOSSA NOVA HOTEL”
“Summer Lover’s” from the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Soundtrack “SUMMER LOVERS”

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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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Michael Sembello – Gremlins…Mega Madness (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Gremlins…Mega Madness” is a 1984 single by American musician and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Michael Sembello. The song is featured on the soundtrack for the film “Gremlins” starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Corey Feldman. “Gremlins…Mega Madness” was released as a single in the US, Europe and Japan but failed to chart.

This US 7″ promo contains the same track on both sides and is issued in a picture sleeve. According to the back of the sleeve a 12″ Extended Dance Remix was supposed to be released however to the best of my knowledge Geffen Records shelved the project.

SIDE A:
Gremlins…Mega Madness 3:52

SIDE AA:
Gremlins…Mega Madness 3:52

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 9 29255-7, Geffen Records ‎– 7-29255
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Mark Hudson, Michael Sembello
Written-By – Don Freeman, Mark HudsonMichael Sembello

NOTES:
From the Warner Bros. motion picture GREMLINS · From the original motion picture sound track on Geffen Records GREMLINS.

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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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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