Posted by DjPaulT on 30th March 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
“Im Nin’Alu” is a song by Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist Ofra Haza. The song is based on a Hebrew poem by 17th-century Rabbi Shalom Shabazi.
Ofra Haza became famous in Europe with the song in 1988, when a remixed version of the song, produced by Izhar Ashdot, reached the Top Ten in various countries and number one in several of these, most notably in West Germany where it topped the charts for nine weeks in the summer of 1988. In the UK the track was a Top 20 hit, peaking at #15 and in the U.S. it reached #15 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and #18 on Hot Modern Rock Tracks. British duo Coldcut produced a remix of Eric B. & Rakim’s “Paid In Full” which heavily sampled “Im Nin’alu”. The single reportedly sold some three million copies worldwide, making it one of the first world music recordings to cross over to mainstream pop chart success. Even though Haza’s version of the song shows her own interpretation, and its presentation was modern and popular, it still fits in with the Yemenite tradition that she represented.
The original version was included on the 1984 album Yemenite Songs, also known as Fifty Gates of Wisdom. The remixed version was part of her international debut Shaday of 1988.
Sadly Ofra Haza died on February 23, 2000, at the age of 42, of AIDS-related pneumonia.
Im Nin’Alu (Instrumental Dub) 5:40
Im Nin’Alu (Played In Full Mix) 5:39
Im Nin’Alu (7″ Version With English Vocal) 4:05
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1988||Im Nin’Alu||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#15|
|1988||Im Nin’Alu||U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||#18|
Label: Sire – PRO-A-3277
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
Producer – Izhar Ashdot
Promotional Copy Not For sale
Housed in a unique picture sleeve.
From the Sire LP “SHADAY”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge:Ortofon OM Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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: 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 Removal: Manual
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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