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Band Aid – Band Aid Special (Japan LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Probably my biggest undertaking to date since I usually do not transfer full albums. I have been working on this off and on over the last rew days and I think it turned out nicely. The Japan pressings always sound very good. I realize this album was released on CD however I prefer vinyl and for those of you who share that love I really hope you enjoy this collection.

Happy, Merry Christmas! -DjPaulT

“Band Aid Special” is a 1985 album compiled by Mercury Records in Japan, released on March 31, 1985 a few months after the release of the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. This compilation contains all three mixes of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”that were originally released on 12” single. The rest of the album was filled artists that were involved with the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, along with other artists to fill out the album.

The album was re-issued in December 1985 under the title “Rock ‘Now” 12 Hits!”.

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists.was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. The 12″ version was mixed by Trevor Horn.

SIDE A:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? (12″ Mix) 6:13
Engineer – Trevor Horn
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Remix – Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

Big CountryIn A Big Country 3:52
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Big Country

Marilyn Calling Your Name 4:04
Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
Written-By – Marilyn, Caplin*

Status QuoMarguerita Time 3:27
Producer – Quo*
Written-By – Frost*, Rossi*

The Boomtown Rats Tonight 3:53
Producer – The Boomtown Rats
Written-By – Bob Geldof

GenesisThat’s All  4:23
Producer – Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Written-By – Genesis

SIDE B:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? 3:53
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

BBon JoviRunaway 3:51
Producer – Lance Quinn, Tony Bongiovi
Written-By – G. Karak*, J. Bon Jovi*

Elton JohnSad Songs (Say So Much) 4:48
Producer – Chris Thomas
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

ABCThe Look Of Love 3:29
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written-By – ABC

Tears For FearsMothers Talk 3:54
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Ian Stanley

Band AidFeed The World 4:16
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 25PP-161
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Among super hits of prominent names included on this special compilation album are songs by The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Genesis, Status Quo, and Marilyn who participated in the Band Aid project.

℗ 1985 Phonogram International, B.V.
Manufactured and Distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan

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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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Password: burningtheground

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Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (’88 Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“In the Air Tonight” is the debut solo single by the English singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins. It was released as the lead single from Collins’ debut solo album, Face Value, in January 1981.

In 1988 the song was re-released with a new remix by Dutch DJ, Producer and Mastermixer Ben Liebrand. The flip side features a remix by Hugh Padgham and Phil Collins along with the Motown influence “I Missed Again” also from the Face Value LP.

The ’88 remix charted internationally reaching #4 (UK), #3 (Germany) and #17 on the Dutch Singles Chart.

SIDE A:
In The Air Tonight (Extended Version) 7:34
Producer [Additional] – Ben Liebrand

SIDE B:
In The Air Tonight (’88 Remix) 5:09
Remix – Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins

I Missed Again 3:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VST 102
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Hugh Padgham
Producer – Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins
Written-By – Phil Collins

NOTES:
Manufactured in the U.K.

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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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Phil Collins – 12″-ers (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th May 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

REQUEST

“12”-ers” is a remix EP released on November 28, 1985 by English singer and drummer Phil Collins.The EP was originally only released in Japan on Cassette and 12″ vinyl formats containing four tracks. In 1987/88 the EP was re-issued on CD containing six tracks. All of the songs were remixes taken from the hit album “No Jacket Required”.

The original Japanese vinyl and cassette pressings feature an exclusive version of “Take Me Home” not found on the CD re-issues or the original 12″ single. This exclusive version has a running time of 6″46 instead of 8:03 found on CD and 12″.

SIDE A:
Sussudio (Extended Mix) 6:33

Take Me Home (Extended Mix) 6:46
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
Don’t Lose My Number (Extended Mix) 6:34
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

One More Night (Extended Mix) 6:20
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Arif Mardin

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– P-6218
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 28 Nov 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock, Soft Rock

CREDITS:
Liner Notes [対訳] – 加納一美*
Producer – Hugh Padgham
Producer, Written-By – Phil Collins

NOTES:
“Take Me Home (Extended Mix)” is an exclusive version.

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins) – Easy Lover (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th November 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 3, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Easy Lover” is a hit song performed by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins (both born in the same year, 1951), and written by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East. The song appeared on Bailey’s solo album Chinese Wall and was released in November 1984.

The song was a hit in several countries worldwide. In the US it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 kept out of the top spot for two weeks by I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, and in the UK it reached #1, staying there for four weeks. The single sold over a million copies in the United States and has only been certified Gold — not Platinum — since the RIAA requirement for a Platinum single wasn’t lowered to 1,000,000 units until 1989. In addition Easy Lover has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 400,000 in the UK and platinum in Canada by Music Canada.

“Easy Lover” won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986.

The lighthearted video for the song was filmed in London, England and is essentially a music video about the making of a music video.

SIDE A:
Easy Lover (Extended Dance Remix) 6:18
Vocals [Duet With] – Phil Collins
Written-By – N. East*, P. Collins*, P. Bailey*

SIDE B:
Woman 5:04
Written-By – G. Skardina*, M. Sharron*, S. Mitchell*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #15
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #5
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-05160
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: Nov 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Nick Tokes
Producer – Phil Collins
Remix – John Potoker (tracks: A)

NOTES:
Special version from the Columbia Lp “CHINESE WALL”
Phil Collins appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.

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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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Genesis – Man On The Corner (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

C. 12'' Label

“Man on the Corner” is a song by British band Genesis, released on 5 March 1982. The song was written by Phil Collins. It peaked at number 41 in the UK Singles Chart.

The lyrics describe a man who spends his days on a street corner, shouting at passersby. According to the radio show In the Studio with Redbeard (which spotlighted the making of the Abacab album), the song was composer Collins’ first song about the homeless epidemic and society’s reluctance to help the homeless or find a resolution. Backed by a simple drum machine beat, the song takes a musically dark tone. Near the end of the 1980s, Collins would revisit the theme of homelessness in “Another Day in Paradise”. This song makes a prominent feature of the Roland TR-808 drum machine at the beginning, then switches to a drum set during the bridge.

NOTE ABOUT THIS TRANSFER:

For the A-side “Man On The Corner” I used the US 12″ promo because it sounded much better than it’s UK 7″ counterpart. For the B-side “Submarine” I used the UK 7″ restoring it as best as I could. I also included the artwork from the UK 7″ and the label from the US 12″ promo.

SIDE A:
Man On The Corner (Special Mix) 3:40
Written-By – Collins*

SIDE B:
Submarine 4:32
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Man On The Corner U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1982 Man On The Corner U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – PR 425
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Credits: Engineer, Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
Producer – Genesis

NOTES:
Original version from the LP “ABACAB”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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

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Genesis – Mama (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

A. Front

“Mama” was the first single from Genesis’ 1983 self-titled album. It is recognizable for its harsh drum machine introduction composed by Mike Rutherford, which leads into minimalist synthesizer lines in minor keys and finally Phil Collins’ reverb-laden voice. It remains the band’s most successful single in the UK, reaching No.4 on the UK Singles Chart. It also made the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands. It was less popular in the United States, only reaching No.73 on the Billboard Hot 100. A 1992 re-release of the single managed to scrape into the Top 40 in Germany.

A live drum kit, modified with the “gated reverb” effect, is used in the final verse.

The song resurfaced in 2007 as part of the Turn It On Again tour, albeit transposed down a tone to account for the deepening of Phil Collins’ voice as he grew older.

The song’s theme involves a young man’s longing for a particular prostitute. On the DVD The Genesis Songbook, the band and producer Hugh Padgham revealed that the inspiration for Collins’s laugh came from rap music pioneer Grandmaster Flash’s song “The Message”.

SIDE A:
Mama (Long Version) 7:28

SIDE B:
It’s Gonna Get Better (Long Version) 6:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 mama U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1983 Mama U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – MAMA 1-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Cover – Bill Smith (19)
Engineer – Hugh Padgham
Producer – GenesisHugh Padgham
Written-By – Rutherford*, Collins*, Banks*

NOTES:
Special Versions From The LP “GENESIS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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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