Posted by DjPaulT on 13th April 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
1984 Front Cover
Roger Meddows-Taylor (born 26 July 1949 in Dersingham, Norfolk, England), known as Roger Taylor, is a British musician best known as the drummer, backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a drummer he is known for his “big” unique sound and is considered one of the most influential rock drummers of the 1970s and 1980s. As a songwriter he contributed songs to the band’s albums from the very beginning, composing at least one track on every album, and (in the early days) usually sang lead vocals on his own compositions.
In addition to his drum work, he routinely played the guitars and bass on his own songs and, during the 1980s, he formed a parallel band known as The Cross, in which he was the singer and rhythm guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine named Taylor the 74th greatest drummer in rock music on their list of the “100 Greatest Drummers”, and in 2005 he was voted the 8th greatest drummer in classic rock music history in a poll conducted by Planet Rock Radio.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List he is worth £65 million as of 2009.
In July 1984 when, after Mercury rejected a lot of Roger Taylors songs for the Queen album, The Works, Taylor realised he had more than enough for a full album. The album became Strange Frontier. The cover of the album is a ‘pixelated’ singing of his portrait photo that appeared in the liner notes of the Works album. “Man On Fire” was the third and final single to be released from Strange Frontier and becoming a live favourite for him in later years.The single peaked at #66 on the UK singles chart.
The b-side “Killing Time” features Freddy Mercury on backing vocals.
Label: EMI Records
Catalog#: 12 EMI 5478
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Richards* , Mack (2)
Producer – David Richards , Mack (2) , Roger Taylor
Written-By – Taylor*
Queen Music Ltd./EMI Music Publ. Ltd.
© 1984 Raincloud Productions Ltd.
℗ 1984 Original sound recording made by Raincloud Productions Ltd.
Taken from the album “Strange Frontier” EJ 24 01371 RTA1
also available on cassette EJ 24 01374 TC-RTA1
(A) Man On Fire (Extended Version) 6:05
(B) Killing Time 4:57
All vinyl rips are recorded in full 24bit 96khz resolution and then resampled to 16/44 and encoded from wave to FLAC Lossless level 8.
FLAC files can be played using Foobar2000 media player and it’s free!
What Is FLAC?
Vinyl 12″ Single
From My Personal Collection.
Artwork Scanned from Original 12″ Single @ 600 dpi
With Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Edited and Restored Using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 10
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Recording (32bit/96kHz float using ASIO drivers)
*Manual removal of remaining clicks
*Editing and splitting of tracks
*DC bias correction
CLICKS REMOVED USING CLICKREPAIR
DeClick Level: 10 DeCrackle: Off
Converted Wav to very high quality Mp3/320 kbps using dBpoweramp 13.1