Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“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.
Maniac (Vocal) (Re-Mix) 5:53
Maniac (Instrumental) 5:08
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|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|
Label: Casablanca Records – 812 516-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Genre: Electronic, Pop
“Special Remix Version of Michael Sembello’s MANIAC from FLASHDANCE.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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