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Ferry Aid – Let It Be (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Although this single was recorded to help victims of a 1987 tragedy. Today we pray for those affected in Manchester, England.

Ferry Aid were a British-American ensemble group, brought together to record the song “Let It Be” in 1987. The single was released following the Zeebrugge Disaster, which had occurred on 6 March 1987 involving the capsizing of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry, which killed 193 passengers and crew. All proceeds from sales of the single were donated to the charity set up in the aftermath of the disaster. The recording was organised by The Sun newspaper, after it had sold cheap tickets for the ferry on that day. “Let It Be” was written by Lennon–McCartney and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1969.

Garry Bushell, then with The Sun newspaper, organised the recording of the song by recruiting record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. They then put an invitation out to the music industry for artists to contribute their vocals to the song. Although many stars were initially reluctant to join forces with the newspaper, eventually artists such as Boy George, Kate Bush, Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler agreed to take part. Original writer, Paul McCartney also contributed to the song, although his performance (and section in the accompanying video) were recorded independently in his own studios. In fact, it was later revealed that McCartney used his voice of the original recording of the 1970 Beatles track and added it to the Ferry Aid recording. The song was recorded over three days between 14 and 16 March 1987 and the single was released on Monday 23 March 1987. The first artist to record his part was Mark King (who also played bass guitar on the song) on the Saturday morning, while the last was Paul King on Monday evening.

In the original Beatles recording George Harrison did the guitar solo but for the purposes of this song – as shown in the video – the solo was divided with Gary Moore first, then Mark Knopfler, then back to Gary Moore with Moore’s parts being more ‘rock’ and Knopfler’s being more laid-back.

“Let It Be” reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week on 4 April 1987, and remained at that position for three weeks. It was the 13th best selling single of the year in the UK; it was certified gold for shipping over 500,000 copies. The single was also a number one hit in Norway and Switzerland, and reached the top 10 in several European countries.

Artists to have contributed and performed solo spots on the song are as follows:

Paul McCartney
Boy George
Keren Woodward and Nick Kamen
Paul King
Mark King
Jaki Graham
Taffy
Mark Knopfler (guitar solo)
Andy Bell
Pepsi & Shirlie
Mel and Kim
Gary Moore (guitar solo)
Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw
Edwin Starr
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
Ruby Turner
Kate Bush

The closing choruses of the song feature an ensemble choir featuring many of the above performers as well other recording artists. The back-up chorus consisted of:

The Alarm, John Altman, Debee Ashby, Al Ashton, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Simon Bates, Alison Bettles, Jenny Blythe, Errol Brown, Miquel Brown, Bucks Fizz, Jay Carly, The Christians, Nick Conway, Linda Davidson, Hazell Dean, Anne Diamond, Difford and Tilbrook, Doctor and the Medics, The Drifters, Drum Theatre, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Roy Gayle, Go West, Carol Hitchcock, Felix Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Imagination, Jenny Jay, Ellie Laine, Annabel Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence, Loose Ends, Linda Lusardi, Ruth Madoc, Bobby McVey, Suzanne Mizzi, The New Seekers, Sadie Nine, The Nolans, Hazel O’Connor, Mike Osman, Su Pollard, Tim Polley, Pamela Power, Maxi Priest, Princess, Jimmy Pursey, Suzi Quatro, Mike Read, Sally Sagoe, Nejdet Salih, Ray Shell, Mandy Smith, Neville Stapleton, Alvin Stardust, Steve Strange, Sylvia Tella, Terraplane, Bonnie Tyler, Maria Whittaker, Working Week.

SIDE A:
Let It Be 6:30
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Burni Adams, Jamie Bromfield

SIDE B:
Let It Be (Mega Message Mix) 6:11
Mixed By – Jamie Bromfield

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Profile Records ‎– PRO-7147
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Mark King
Drums – A. Lynn
Guitar – Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*

NOTES:
Recorded at PWL Studios.
Special thanks to: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

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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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Nick Kamen – I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“I Promised Myself” is a song written and originally performed by Nick Kamen. It was released as a single twice: first from his album Move Until We Fly in 1990, then as a remix in 2004. The original version achieved success in Austria and Sweden where it topped the charts reaching #1. It was covered by 1980s band Dead or Alive, and in 2004, the song was covered by A-Teens. In 2009 the song was covered by eurodance artist Basshunter.

SUDE A:
I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix) 5:38
Mixed By – Steven W. Tayler*
Producer – Paxman*, Muggleton*
Written-By – Kamen*

SIDE B:
I Promised Myself (Single Version) 3:57
Mixed By – Steven W. Tayler*
Producer – Paxman*, Muggleton*
Written-By – Kamen*

You Are 3:58
Producer, Written-By – Guirey*, Kamen*, Andersen*
Written By – Kamen/Andersen/Guirey

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86161
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the Atlantic album: “MOVE UNTIL WE FLY”

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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

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Nick Kamen – Tell Me (Ltd. Edition UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Tell Me” is a 1988 single by English singer Nick Kamen it was the first single from Kamen’s secon album “Us” produced by Patrick Leonard. Madonna again made an appearance as a backing vocalist on “Tell Me”, this time without contributing to the songwriting or production.

“Tell Me” debuted on the UK singles chart on May, 28, 1988 peaking at #40.

The “Dub Mix” only appears on this limited edition poster bag 12″.

SIDE A:
Tell Me (Dub Mix) 5:31
Producer, Composed By – David Williams (4), Patrick Leonard
Remix – Michael Hutchinson
Backing Vocals – Madonna

SIDE B:
Tell Me (Extended Mix) 5:58
Producer, Composed By – David Williams (4), Patrick Leonard
Remix – Michael Hutchinson
Backing Vocals – Madonna

Tell Me 4:21
Producer, Composed By – David Williams (4), Patrick Leonard
Remix – Michael Hutchinson
Backing Vocals – Madonna

Better Be Good Tonite 3:31
Producer, Composed By – Geoff Gurd, Martin Lascelles

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Poster Bag: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– YZ 184TW, WEA ‎– (247 916-0)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Poster Bag
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Lyrics By – Nick Kamen
Photography By – Carlos Reynosa

NOTES:
From the LP: “Us”

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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

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Nick Kamen – Nobody Else (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Nobody Else” was the second single released in the US and the third in the UK from Nick Kamen’s self titled debut album. Even with several remixes by Jellybean and Arthur Baker the single failed to chart in the US. The single chart internationally peaking at #47 UK, #19 Ireland and #97 in Italy.

The Us 12″ combines the UK Arthur Baker remixes and the US only Jellybean remixes with edits by Junior Vasquez.

The b-side track “Any Day Now” was written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard in 1962. It has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including notable versions by Chuck Jackson in 1962, Alan Price in 1965, Elvis Presley in 1969, and Ronnie Milsap in 1982. In 1987 Kamen recorded it for his debut album.

SIDE A:
Nobody Else (12″ Version) 6:17
Remix – Jellybean*

Nobody Else (Jellybean Dub) 5:50
Remix – Jellybean*

SIDE B:
Nobody Else (Extended Remix) 7:22
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Producer [Additional], Remix – Arthur Baker

Nobody Else (Arthur Baker Dub) 7:27
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Producer [Additional], Remix – Arthur Baker

Any Day Now 3:49

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20750, Sire ‎– 9 20750-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Garage House

CREDITS:
Producer – Stewart Levine

NOTES:
From the debut album “NICK KAMEN”

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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
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

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Nick Kamen – Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” is a song written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Stevie Wonder originally recorded in 1966 by the Four Tops, on the Motown label. In 1987 English male model, songwriter and musician Nick Kamen recorded the song for his self titled debut album. “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” was the second single taken from the album debuting on the UK singles chart on February 28, 1987 peaking at #16. In Italy the song reached the #1 postion on the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) chart. The single was not released in the US.

The b-side “Baby After Tonight” is a reggae flavoured track which did not appear on the album.

SIDE A:
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Extended Dance Mix) 6:15
Engineer, Mixed By – Glenn Skinner
Producer – Stewart Levine
Written-By – I. Hunter*, S. Wonder*

SIDE B:
Baby After Tonight 3:57
Producer – Mike Paxman, Paul Muggleton

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Instrumental) 3:44
Engineer, Mixed By – Glenn Skinner
Producer – Stewart Levine
Written-By – I. Hunter*, S. Wonder*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– YZ 106T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Stevie Hughes

NOTES:
From the album “NICK KAMEN”

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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

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Password: burningtheground

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Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Each Time You Break My Heart” is a 1986 song recorded by singer Nick Kamen. It was his debut single from his album Nick Kamen, released in 1987. The song achieved success in many European countries, including Ireland, Italy, UK, Swiss, and in the U.S. it was a top five hit on the dance charts.

Written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, it also cracked both the U.S. dance chart (remix by Shep Pettibone) and the Top 50 in Canada. Madonna had originally written and recorded the song for her “True Blue” album, but it did not make the cut. Her original version remains unreleased officially, but has leaked onto the internet. It is almost identical in melody and structure to Kamen’s version.

SIDE A:
Each Time You Break My Heart (Extended Version) 8:32

SIDE B:
Each Time You Break My Heart (Dub) 8:49
Each Time You Break My Heart (Radio Mix) 3:55

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Each Time You Break My Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #8
1987 Each Time You Break My Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20632, Sire ‎– 9 20632-0 A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer – Steve Peck
Producer – Madonna, Stephen Bray
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

NOTES:
From the album “NICK KAMEN”

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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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