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Liza Minnelli – Love Pains (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

“Love Pains” is the fourth and final single from Liza Minnelli’s Results album. It was released in the US and Europe by Epic Records. The track was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn.

Steve “Silk” Hurley was commissioned to create several mixes for “Love Pains” which are spread across the single’s various formats. The single almost reached the top 40, stalling at number 41 in the UK. In the US “Love Pains” peaked at #40 on the Billboard Dance chart making it her second US dance hit behind “Losing My Mind”.

“Love Pains” was originally recorded by Yvonne Elliman in 1979.

I have included as a bounus track the Razormaid Mix remixed by Art Maharg taken from the Razormaid vinyl compilation “This Is Only A Test!”.

SIDE A:
Love Pains (Hurley’s Remix) 5:34
Love Pains (Hurley’s Radio Edit) 3:56
Love Pains (Hurley’s Instrumental) 4:08

SIDE B:
Love Pains (Deep House Pains) 5:06
Love Pains (Deep Dub) 4:41

BONUS TRACK:
Love Pains (Razormaid Mix) 6:49
Remix [Digital Mix] – Art Maharg

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Love Pains U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #41

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 49 73166, Epic ‎– 49-73166
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Mix] – “Silk”*
Producer – Julian Mendelsohn, Pet Shop Boys
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Edited By [Edits] – Steve “Silk” Hurley
Written-By – D. Walsh*, M. Price*, S. Barri*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Epic LP “RESULTS”

Bomus Track taken from Razormaid “This Is Only A Test!”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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burningtheground.net

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, ocenaudio
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 – West End Girls (Benelux 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“West End Girls” is a single by British duo Pet Shop Boys.

This edition is the original releases of “West End Girls” as produced by Bobby Orlando. It was a minor club hit when first released on indie labels in April 1984. The original production’s success was eclipsed by the fully re-recorded, Stephen Hague-produced version, first released in late 1985 on Parlophone and other EMI-related labels.

The b-side “Pet Shop Boys” is a mainly instrumental, hip-hoppish number that features barking dogs, howling coyotes, and other zoological sounds as well as repetitive “vocoderized” vocals that are largely unintelligible aside from the words “Pet Shop Boys.” The composers are listed as “Orlando/Tennant/Lowe,” Orlando of course being Bobby O himself.

SIDE A:
West End Girls (Extended Mix) 7:52
Producer – B. Orlando*
Written-By – M. Tennant-L. Lowe*

SIDE B:
Pet Shop Boys 5:19
Producer – B. Orlando*, Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – B. Orlando*, Tennant-Lowe*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ChanneL Records ‎– CHAN. 12-19
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: Benelux
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Prod. for Nunzio Brocheno Prod. Ltd.
Publ.: CBS Inc.
Made in Belgium
Channel Records distributed by ARS Records for Belgium
Exclusively distributed by Turning Point for the Netherlands

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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, ocenaudio
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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Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Losing My Mind” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim originally for the 1971 musical Follies for the character of a former showgirl, Sally Durant Plummer. The song became a popular top ten hit for singer and actress Liza Minnelli in 1989 on the UK Singles chart and in Europe. The song has been covered by many artists.

In the UK Singles Chart, the most successful version has been by American singer and actress Liza Minnelli, reaching number six. It was the lead single from her 1989 studio album, Results, produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The 12″ release peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Maxi Singles Sales chart. It also peaked at number twenty-six on the American dance chart.

The Pet Shop Boys demo version of “Losing My Mind” (which has Neil Tennant singing the vocal) was later remixed and released as a B-side on the Pet Shop Boys’ single, “Jealousy”. This demo version contains a scream that Minnelli opted not to include on her release.

SIDE A:
Losing My Mind (Ultimix Edit) 7:35
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub) 5:09
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

SIDE B:
Losing My Mind (Remix) 7:02
Losing My Mind (7″ Version) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #11
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: pic ‎– 49 68858
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
Mastered By – Vlado*
Other [Hair] – Teddy Antolin
Other [Makeup] – Kevin Aucoin
Other [Styling] – Joshua Jordan
Photography By – David La Chapelle*
Producer – Julian Mendelsohn, Pet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – S. Sondheim*

NOTES:
From the Epic LP “Results”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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, ocenaudio
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 and Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“What Have I Done to Deserve This?” is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, featuring singer Dusty Springfield.

When released as a single in late 1987, it peaked at number 2 in the UK and also at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the fourth top ten hit for Pet Shop Boys as well as the biggest hit of Springfield’s career in the US. It was kept from the top spot by “Seasons Change” by Expose and “Father Figure” by their fellow British singer George Michael on that chart. The single made it to number 1 on the Irish singles chart, where it was Pet Shop Boys’ second number 1 hit in the space of just six weeks.

The song’s success helped revive Springfield’s career and led to a resurgence of interest in her music. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield performed the song for the 1988 BRIT Awards. Following the duet the Pet Shop Boys wrote and produced the singles “Nothing Has Been Proved” and “In Private” for Springfield, both included on her 1990 album Reputation.

The music video was filmed in a music hall, featuring a female chorus line and male members of the pit orchestra. It made significant use of the theater drapes and stage curtains for dramatic effect. Like all of the singles taken from the Actually album, the song also appears on the film It Couldn’t Happen Here, where it is briefly played in instrumental form, without vocals.

In North America the 12″ single included alternate Shep Pettibone remixes with “Rent” and “I Want A Dog” as the b-side tracks.

SIDE A:
What Have I Done To Deserve This? (The Shep Pettibone Remix) 8:30
Edited By – Junior Vasquez, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Producer – Stephen Hague
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Stephen Hague
Written-By – Allee Willis, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant*

What Have I Done To Deserve This? (Dub Mix) 6:50
Edited By – Junior Vasquez, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Producer – Stephen Hague
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Stephen Hague
Written-By – Allee Willis, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant*

SIDE B:
Rent (The François Kevorkian Remix) 7:02
Keyboards [Fairlight] – Andy Richards
Producer, Engineer – Julian Mendelsohn
Remix – François Kevorkian, Michael Hutchinson
Written-By – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe*

I Want A Dog 4:57
Engineer – David Jacob, Mike Nielson*
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
ysWritten-By – Neil Tennant Chris Lowe*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 What Have I Done To Deserve This? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1988 What Have I Done To Deserve This? U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #14
1988 What Have I Done To Deserve This? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI-Manhattan Records ‎– V-56080
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By – Willis* (tracks: A1, A2), Tennant/Lowe*
Design [Sleeve] – Mark Farrow At (3)*, Pet Shop Boys
Photography By – Eric Watson (3)
Photography By [Dusty Springfield] – Val Wilmer*

NOTES:
Printed in the U.S.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 – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” is a song by UK duo Pet Shop Boys, released as a single in 1985 and then in 1986, gaining greater popularity in both the United Kingdom and United States with its second release, reaching number 11 in the UK Singles Chart and number 10 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song’s indirect attack on its subject matter has come to exemplify the Pet Shop Boys as ironists in their songwriting.

This 12″ is for the 1986 re-release which becam a worldwide hit and features remixes by noted 1980s producer Shep Pettibone.

Shep Pettibone did not mix “Was That What It Was?”; he was booked to do so, but missed his plane, and his manager, Jane Brinton, mixed the song in his absence. It is unknown if Shep Pettibone was consulting the manager over the phone. This fact went unnoticed until Pet Shop Boys revealed it in the liner notes for the Alternative anthology of B-sides and rarities (1995), though Jane Brinton gets a “Thanks to” mention on the 12″ cover.

SIDE A:
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Shep Pettibone Mastermix) 7:20
Engineer [Mix] – Andy Wallace
Producer [Additional Production] – Stephen Hague
Producer [Original Production] – J.J. Jeczalik, Nicholas Froome
Recorded By [New York Overdubs By] – Ron Dean Miller
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Reprise) 4:28
Engineer [Mix] – Andy Wallace
Producer [Additional Production] – Stephen Hague
Producer [Original Production] – J.J. Jeczalik, Nicholas Froome
Recorded By [New York Overdubs By] – Ron Dean Miller
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Original Dance Mix) 6:47
Producer – J.J. Jeczalik, Nicholas Froome

Was That What It Was? 5:14
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Mixed By [Uncredited] – Jane Brinton
Producer – Pet Shop Boys

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1986 Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3
1986 Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– S 75146
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Canada
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Sleeve – Mark Farrow, P.S.B.*
Written-By – N. Tennant-C. Lowe*

NOTES:
A1, A2, and B2 remixed for Mastermix Productions

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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Password: burningtheground

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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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