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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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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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