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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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Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – Say Say Say (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th August 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL JACKSON!

“Say Say Say” is a pop single written and performed by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. The track was produced by George Martin for McCartney’s fifth solo album, Pipes of Peace (1983). The song was recorded during production of McCartney’s 1982 Tug of War album, about a year before the release of “The Girl Is Mine”, the pair’s first duet from Jackson’s album Thriller (1982). After its release in October 1983, “Say Say Say” became Jackson’s seventh top-ten hit inside a year. It was a number one hit in the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, and several other countries, reached number two in the United Kingdom, and peaked within the top ten in Australia, Austria, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and over 20 other nations.

Certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, the song was promoted with a music video directed by Bob Giraldi. The video, filmed in Santa Ynez Valley, California, features cameo appearances by Linda McCartney, La Toya Jackson and Harry Dean Stanton. The short film centers around two con artists called “Mac and Jack” (played by McCartney and Jackson), and is credited for the introduction of dialogue and storyline to music videos.

SIDE A:
Say Say Say (Special Version) 5:40
Performed By – Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

SIDE B:
Say Say Say (Instrumental) 7:00
Performed By – Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

Ode To A Koala Bear 3:45
Performed By – Paul McCartney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (promo stamp)

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Say Say Say U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1983 Say Say Say U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #3
1983 Say Say Say U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #2
1983 Say Say Say U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2
1983 Say Say Say U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-04169
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: Oct 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Pop/Rock
Credits: Producer – George Martin
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Demonstration Not For sale
Michael Jackson appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Special versions from the Columbia LP:
“PIPES OF PEACE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

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Wings – Goodnight Tonight (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A.-Front

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Goodnight Tonight” is a single by the band Wings notable for its disco-inflected sound and spirited flamenco guitar break. It peaked at number five in both the United Kingdom and United States during 1979. The track did not appear on Wings’ then-current album Back to the Egg (from which sessions this song was recorded); it was later included on the 1987 McCartney compilation, All the Best!. The 7″ version was released as a bonus track on the 1993 reissue of McCartney II.

“Goodnight Tonight” began as an instrumental backing track McCartney had recorded in 1978. Needing a single for Wings to accompany the Back to the Egg album, McCartney took out the track and brought it into the studio, where the full Wings line-up completed it. Since the track was over seven minutes long, an edited version was used as the single, with the full version available as a 12-inch single. A music video was made for the song, showing Wings performing in 1930s costumes; stills from the video were used on the single’s sleeve. In the US, the single was the first released under McCartney’s new deal with Columbia Records. In the UK, it was McCartney’s first post-Beatle release on Parlophone.

“Goodnight Tonight” was an international hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the UK Singles Chart. John Lennon, McCartney’s former songwriting partner, later commented that he did not care for the song, but enjoyed McCartney’s bass guitar on the single. The single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies.

SIDE A:
Goodnight Tonight (Special Disco Mix) 7:17

SIDE B:
Daytime Nightime Suffering 3:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Goodnight Tonight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1979 Goodnight Tonight U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI Electrola ‎– 1C 052-62579 YZ, Parlophone ‎– 1C 052-62579 YZ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Disco
Credits: Producer – Chris ThomasPaul McCartney
Written-By – Paul McCartney

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B.-Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

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Paul McCartney – No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Side

C. Hype Sticker“No More Lonely Nights” is a song written by Paul McCartney, which was first released in September 1984. It can be heard on the soundtrack, Give My Regards to Broad Street.

The single reached #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 1987, it was included in McCartney’s double album compilation, All the Best!.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was “an absolutely lovely mid-tempo tune graced by a terrific David Gilmour guitar solo.” In a radio interview prior to 1990’s Knebworth concerts, Gilmour told Jim Ladd that “No More Lonely Nights” was the last thing McCartney recorded for the film, and that he told McCartney to give his session fee to a charity of his choice.

The Arthur Baker remixes that appear on this US 12″ Promo are exclusive to this release and have never been released commercially.

SIDE A:
No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Edit) 4:14

SIDE B:
No More Lonely Nights (Special Dance Mix) 6:53

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Minnt

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 No More Lonely Nights U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1984 No More Lonely Nights U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #16
1984 No More Lonely Nights U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– AS 1990, MPL Communications ‎– AS 1990
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – George Martin
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – P. McCartney*

NOTES:
Taken from the Columbia Lp:
“Give My Regards To Broad Street”

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B. Side

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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Paul McCartney – Ou Est Le Soleil? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Ou est le Soleil?” which means “Where Is The Sun?” is less a 12” single, and more a 12”, double sided B-side. “Ou est le Soleil” is also the B-side on the late-80’s McCartney single “Figure of Eight”. This 12″ features remixes by the legendary Shep Pettibone with production by Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn. The original version of “Ou est le Soleil?” can be found on the LP “Flowers In The Dirt”.

“Ou est le Soleil?” peaked at #10 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart on December 21, 1989.

You may not be familiar with this track but give it a few listens I am sure you will grow to really enjoy it. This is one of those occasions that really makes me proud of “Burning The Ground” because I love giving new life to tracks that many people are not aware of. Enjoy!

SIDE A:
Ou Est Le Soleil? (Shep Pettibone Remix) 7:02

SIDE B:
Ou Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix) 4:27
Ou Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental Mix) 4:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Ou Est Le Soleil? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15499
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House
Credits: Producer – Paul McCartneyStephen LipsonTrevor Horn
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

NOTES:
Original version on the LP “Flowers In The Dirt”

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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Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Ebony and Ivory” is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 29 of that year. The song is featured on McCartney’s album Tug of War. The song reached number one on both the UK and the U.S. charts.

At the simplest level, the song is about the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano, but also deals with integration and racial harmony on a deeper level. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”. The figure is much older. It was popularised by James Aggrey in the 1920s, inspiring the title of the pan-African journal The Keys, but was in use from at least the 1840s.

Written by McCartney alone, the song was performed live in the studio by both McCartney and Wonder, though due to conflicting work schedules, both recorded their parts for the song’s music video separately (as explained by McCartney in his commentary for The McCartney Years 3-DVD boxed set).

“Ebony and Ivory” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the fourth-biggest hit of 1982. For McCartney, the song’s run atop the chart was the longest of any of his post-Beatles works, and second longest career-wise (behind “Hey Jude” with The Beatles); for Wonder, it was his longest-running chart-topper. It marked the first time that any single released by any member of the Beatles hit the Billboard R&B chart.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #59 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

CRITICAL RECEPTION:

Following the song’s huge chart success, it was derided as “saccharine” and was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine. On October 2007, it was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners. (In September 2010, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #9 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, stating that the song was “one much better by Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy [in Saturday Night Live]. Everybody: ‘You are blind as a bat and I have sight…'”) However, the song’s title was picked up by a journalist reporting on two stroke victims — one black, one white — who played a duo, one hand each.

This song has been parodied in many U.S. television shows, such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Father Ted, Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live, as well as movies such as Undercover Brother and Guess Who. The phrase, “Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don’t We?” was used for the title of the third album by Norwegian stoner rock band Thulsa Doom. The song and video were parodied in a commercial for the 2008 season of the USA Network show Psych.

“Ebony and Ivory” was banned for a while in South Africa during the Apartheid era.

SIDE A:
Ebony And Ivory 3:42
Vocals [Additional] – Stevie Wonder

SIDE B:
Rainclouds 3:08
Ebony And Ivory (Solo Vocal) 3:42
Vocals [Solo] – Paul McCartney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard US Hot Adult Contemporary Chart #1
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #8
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream rock Tracks #34

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone – 12R 6054
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – George Martin
Written-By – McCartney*

NOTES:
A-Side: From The Album “Tug Of War”
Stevie Wonder courtesy of Motown Records Inc.

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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