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Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro (Italy 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Originally posted September 25, 2012

Limited Edition Italy-only 12″. 5000 copies exist.

“Paninaro” is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. Originally a B-side to the 1986 single “Suburbia”, it was released as a limited-edition single in Italy during the same year. “Paninaro” was produced by the band themselves, and is the first track which features Chris Lowe on lead vocals, although he speaks the lyrics, rather than sings them.

While all 7″ and 12″ releases of “Suburbia” contained only the 7″ version of “Paninaro”, the 12″ version was featured on “Disco: The Remix Album”. Another remix by Ian Levine was done, but only appears as the second track from the Italian 12″ single.

“Paninaro” was written entirely by Chris Lowe, and was originally based on an idea brought forth by Tom Watkins, who later removed himself from the project. The Paninari is the name of a 1980s Italian youth subculture known as the paninari; derived from the word panino, Italian for sandwich, they were known for congregating in restaurants serving sandwiches and in the first US-style fast food restaurants, as well as their preference for designer clothing and 1980s pop music such as the New Romantic music of Duran Duran. Neil Tennant has said that they were drawn to the concept due to having shared those preferences.

The band wanted to remove Versace from the lyrics because Vercase was not really a designer favoured by the Paninari, but it was edited out of every version except the 12″

There was in fact a video shot for ‘Paninaro’, even though it wasn’t a bonafide single. It featured shots taken around Milan and fed through a digital imaging processor to give it a pixelated feel. It was released originally on the “Television” video compilation and again on the “Pop Art” DVD.

“Paninaro” was remixed and released a second time in 1995 as “Paninaro 95” in conjunction with the b-sides compilation “Alternative”.

SIDE A:
Paninaro (Italian Remix) 8:36
Remix – David Jacobs*, Pet Shop Boys

SIDE B:
Paninaro (Ian Levine Mix) 9:54
Remix –  Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 14 2015626
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Italy
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

NOTES:
Italy-only single. 5000 copies exist.
Track 1 Listed as “The Pet Shop Boys Mix” on sleeve.

Made in Italy by EMI Italiana S.p.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
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 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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Pet Shop Boys – In The Night (7″ Edit Version) (Germany 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

a-front

“In the Night” is a song by UK duo Pet Shop Boys, about the subculture known as the Zazous, which appeared in France during the German occupation of France in World War II; concerned with fashion and music, and allied with neither the Nazis and Vichy France nor the French Resistance, they were distrusted by both sides. Tennant, having read about the movement in a book by David Pryce-Jones, asks, in the song, the question of whether this apathy essentially amounted to collaborationism.

The song was scheduled to be released as a single in Germany on March 4, 1987 but was withdrawn with only a 7″ promo being issued. The Artur Baker 7″ edit is exclusive to this release and has never appeared on CD to the best of my knowledge. The full Arthur Baker mix appeared on the album “DISCO”.

The same mix appears on both sides.

SIDE A:
In The Night (7″ Edit Version) 3:39

SIDE B:
In The Night (7″ Edit Version) 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 7P 518 702
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Promo
Country: Germany
Released: Feb 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – The Pet Shop Boys*
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe

NOTES:
“limited edition promotion-single”
1-trk German only release with the A-side pressed on both sides of the record.

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

b-back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
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

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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Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing (Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

a-front

“Domino Dancing” is a song recorded by the British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys which reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It was released as the lead single from their 1988 album, Introspective. The single missed the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #18, and was the duo’s sixth and, to date, last Top 20 pop hit in the USA. (In fact, they have not made the top 60 since Domino Dancing.) The song did reach #5 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, where the duo have seen more consistent success.

SIDE A:
Domino Dancing (Base Mix) 5:54
Arranged By [Brass] – Lewis A. Martineé
Backing Vocals – The Voice In Fashion
Brass – Dana Tebor*, Ed Calle, Kenneth William Faulk*, Tony Conception*
Engineer – Lewis A. Martinée*, Mike Couzzi
Engineer [Assistant] – Ceaser Sogbe*
Guitar – Nestor Gomez
Keyboards [Additional] – Fro Sossa, Mike Bakst
Producer – Lewis A. Martinée*
Producer [Associate Producers] – Pet Shop Boys
Remix – Lewis A. Martinée*, Mike Couzzi, Rick ‘Billy Bob’ Alonso*
Score [Brass] – Mike Bakst
Soloist, Trumpet – Tony Conception*

SIDE B:
Don Juan (Demo) 4:21
Engineer – Robert de la Garza
Producer – Pet Shop Boys

Domino Dancing (Demo) 4:46
Engineer – Robert de la Garza
Producer – Pet Shop Boys

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Domino Dancing U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18
1988 Domino Dancing U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 12RX 6190
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 12 Sep 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Latin, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Mark Farrow, Pet Shop Boys
Photography By – Peter Andreas (2)
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

NOTES:
Track A Produced for Pantera Productions. Recorded and mixed at International Sound, Miami, Florida, USA. The Voice In Fashion courtesy of EMI Manhattan Records.
Tracks B1 & B2 Produced & Engineered at Brain Storm Studios, Los Angeles.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

b-back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
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

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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Pet Shop Boys – It’s Alright (The Alternatives) (UK 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th November 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

C. Poster

“It’s Alright” is the 13th single from Pet Shop Boys and was released in the UK by Parlophone Records on 26 June 1989. It reached number 5 in the UK and, as of February 2009, it is the Pet Shop Boys’ 8th best-selling single. The song was originally written and performed by Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge and came to the attention of Pet Shop Boys on a house compilation.

The lyrics list a wide variety of serious political issues in the headlines at the time (“Dictation enforced in Afghanistan, revolution in South Africa taking a stand…”), and then offers the positive message of the title—that on its “timeless wavelength”, “music is our life’s foundation”, it “shall last” and ultimately “succeed all the nations to come”.

On the 10″ single there are additional lyrics with Neil Tennant speaking: “there’s a boy standing by a river, there’s a girl lying with her lover, there’s a statesman standing at a crossroads, there’s a soldier polishing his gun”.

SIDE A:
It’s Alright 4:44

SIDE B:
It’s Alright (Extended Dance Mix) 10:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 10R 6220
Format: Vinyl, 10″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jun 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: House, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve Designed By] – Mark Farrow
Engineer – Julian Mendelsohn, Stephen Lipson
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn
Percussion – Danny Cummings
Producer – Pet Shop Boys, Stephen Lipson, Trevor Horn
Vocals [Additional] – Tessa Niles
Written-By – Sterling Void

NOTES:
“Limited edition contains free poster”

“These two alternative versions of It’s Alright were recorded in January, 1989 and are available only on this limited edition ten-inch disc.”

Designed at 3a.

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
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

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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Password: burningtheground

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Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia (Special Arthur Baker Mix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th May 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Sticker

Side 1 Label

“Suburbia” is a song by UK synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was remixed and released as the fourth single from the album Please in 1986 and became the band’s second UK Top 10 hit, peaking at #8.

In the United States Arthur Baker was commissioned to do remixes for the 12″ promo with edits by Junior Vasquez. These remixes are exclusive to this release and have never appeared on any official Pet Shop Boys CD.

SIDE A:
Suburbia (Club Vocal Mix) 7:10

SIDE B:
Suburbia (Dub Version) 7:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #70
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #46
1986 Suburbia U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO9925/9926
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 22 Sep 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Don Wershba
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – Tennant – Lowe*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Only Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2 Label

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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Pet Shop Boys – Heart (Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th October 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Heart” is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys which reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in April 1988. This is also their last number 1 song to date. The song was included on the group’s second studio album, Actually. Although heavily played in dance clubs in the United States “Heart” failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts.

This 12″ is the second of two 12″ releases in the UK.

SIDE A:
Heart (Remix) 8:55
Engineer – Tony Phillips
Guitar – J.J. Belle
Producer – Andy RichardsPet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

SIDE B:
Heart (Dub Mix) 5:15
Edited By –  Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Dave Meegan
Keyboards [Additional] – Adrien Cook
Producer – Pet Shop Boys, Shep Pettibone
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) 4:52
Engineer – Mark Stent
Guitar – Steve Lipson*
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Programmed By [Fairlight], Organ [Hammond] – Blue Weaver
Vocals [Additional] – Dee LewisShirley Lewis
Written-By – Lowe/Tennant*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 12RX 6177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 21 Mar 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Mark FarrowPet Shop Boys
Photography By – Eric Watson (3)

NOTES:
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Mark Farrow at Three Associates

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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