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Mike + The Mechanics – Nobody’s Perfect (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

R E Q U E S T

“Nobody’s Perfect” was the first single from Mike + The Mechanics sophmore album “Living Years”. The single failed to make much impact on the charts only peaking at #63 on the US Hot 100 and #80 UK. Thankfully it served a far better purpose as the albums opening track giving it an instant distinction with it’s industrial chimes and up front lyrics. The song also appeared in the Miami Vice episode “Hard Knocks”.

SIDE A:
Nobody’s Perfect (12″ Remix) 6:20
Remix – Greg Walsh

SIDE B:
Nobody Knows 4:22
All I Need Is A Miracle 4:01

VINY GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Nobody’s Perfect U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #63
1988 Nobody’s Perfect U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86482
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer – Nick Davis
Producer – Christopher NeilMike Rutherford

NOTES:
Also available the LP, Cassette and Compact Disc “Living Years”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Mike + The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th September 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“All I Need Is a Miracle” is a pop rock song performed by Mike + The Mechanics. Written by guitarist Mike Rutherford and producer Christopher Neil, it was first included on their 1985 self-titled debut album, and later released as a single, where it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

“All I Need Is a Miracle” was the second single released by Mike + The Mechanics, following “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, which also reached the top ten. “All I Need Is a Miracle” featured lead vocals by former Sad Café vocalist Paul Young. It is the only US Top 10 hit from the band to feature Young on lead vocals; the band’s third (and as of 2010, last) Top 10 hit was 1989’s “The Living Years”, which featured Paul Carrack on lead vocals.

In 1996, a new version of the song, titled “All I Need Is a Miracle ’96”, was included on their greatest hits package Hits.

This double A Side US Promotional 12″ includes the same track on both sides.

SIDE A:
All I Need Is A Miracle (Vocal – Extended Remix Version) 6:28

SIDE AA:
All I Need Is A Miracle (Vocal – Extended Remix Version) 6:28

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #7
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Single #24
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – PR 860, Atlantic – ST-PR-49302
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Geoff Callingham, Paul Gomersall, Simon Hurrell
Producer – Christopher Neil
Remix – Greg Walsh
Written-By – Christopher Neil, Michael Rutherford*

NOTES:
Same mix appears on both sides. Two different catalog numbers are given. ST-PR-49302 appears in the runout groove and PR 860 appears on the label.
Original version appears on the Lp “MIKE + THE MECHANICS”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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