Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd June 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who.
“Take Me Home” was a single taken from Roger Daltrey’s seventh solo album Can’t Wait To See The Movie released in the U.S. in June, 1987. According to Daltrey, the song “Take Me Home” was actually based on a real life experience. During a tour with The Who, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle were required to board one plane while Roger Daltrey and Kenney Jones were required to board another, both eventually reaching London (the final leg of their tour). Townshend and Entwistle left with no problems, but due to a mix up in the plans Kenney Jones boarded the second plane without Roger Daltrey and left for the Berlin transfer alone. During this time, Roger reportedly shouted numerous times to the staff of the airport for them to “Take him home”, one of whom a Japanese customs officer he eventually fell in love with and wrote the song about. Kenney Jones reportedly attempted to turn the plane around by talking to the pilot, saying “I’m in The Who, really!” but no one believed him. Pete Townshend would later allude to these events in the lyrics to his 2006 tune “In The Ether”; this move would cause additional friction between them and led to a backstage brawl on the 2007 tour.
“Take Me Home” was only released in the US where it peaked at #46 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart in June 1987.
The 12″ is actually mixed by Phil Harding, but he is not credited on the record, this info comes from Phil’s book).
Take Me Home (Vocal / Extended Dance Remix) 7:10
Take Me Home (Dub Mix) 7:22
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company)
|1987||Take Me Home||U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||#46|
Label: Atlantic – DMD 1055
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 RPM, Promo
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Alan Shacklock
Written-By – Axel Bauer, Eli*, Nigel Hinton, Roger Daltrey
Remix [Uncredited] – Phil Harding
Special remix from the Atlantic album
“Can’t Wait To See The Movie”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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