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Sade – Paradise (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Paradise” is a song by English band Sade from their third studio album Stronger Than Pride (1988). It is Sade’s most successful track on the US Billboard Hot R&B chart, peaking at number-one for one week, and peaking at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Paradise” was also a hit on the dance charts, where it peaked at number 21.

SIDE A:
Paradise (Extended Mix) 5:33

SIDE B:
Super Bien Total (Extended Mix) 6:50
Paradise (Extra Beats) 2:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1988 Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #1
1988 Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #6
1988 Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Epic ‎– 49 07823
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:US
Released:1988
Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Sade
Co-producer – Ben Rogan, Mike Pela
Design [Sleeve Design] – Graham Smith (5)
Engineer – Ben Rogan, Mike Pela
Engineer [Assistant] – Heff Moraes
Photography By – Chris Roberts (10)
Producer – Sade

NOTES:
From the LP “STRONGER THAN PRIDE”

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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Sade – Never As Good As The First Time (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th June 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
A. Front

“Never As Good As The First Time” was the third single taken from “Promise” the second album by English band Sade. The single peaked at #89 in May 1986 in the UK and #20 in March 1986 in the US. The song also reached the top ten on the US R&B (#8) and Adul Contemporary chart (#6) respectively.

The song was remixed for the 7″ and 12″ releases.

SIDE A:
Never As Good As The First Time (Extended Remix) 5:12

SIDE B:
Keep Hanging On (Live Instrumental) 2:59

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Never As Good As The First Time U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1986 Never As Good As The First Time U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #6
1986 Never As Good As The First Time U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait ‎– 4R9 05375
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Downtempo

CREDITS:
Engineer, Remix – Ben Rogan, Mike Pela
Producer – Ben RoganMike Pela
Remix – Sade

NOTES:
Special Version from the LP: “PROMISE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Sade – Smooth Operator (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd June 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on February 17, 2011. 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!

“Smooth Operator” is a song by the English group Sade, released as the fourth and final single from their debut album Diamond Life (1984).

This was Sade’s first Top Ten hit in the U.S., peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks in May 1985. The song spent thirteen weeks in the Top Forty, and also topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. Although “Your Love Is King” remains Sade’s biggest hit in the UK to date, “Smooth Operator” is the band’s breakthrough hit on the U.S. charts, and their most successful single internationally.

Ray St. John, who co-wrote “Smooth Operator” with Sade Adu, was previously a member of Adu’s former band Pride, although he was not a member of the band Sade. The pair co-wrote the song in 1982 while still members of Pride, yet did not get around to recording it because St. John left Pride shortly after Sade joined. St. John later went on to play guitar with the band Halo James, which scored a UK Top Ten hit with “Could Have Told You So” in February 1990.

“Smooth Operator” is about a fashionable man who lives a jet-set lifestyle. He is popular with women and breaks many hearts. The lyrics “Coast to Coast, LA to Chicago, Western Male, Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale” imply that he uses women to sustain himself. It is also clear that he does not return the affections of these women, as Adu sings near the end, “His heart is cold.”

This song is noted for Sade’s spoken recitation in the song’s introduction. Some radio edits have omitted the spoken Introduction, and proceeded with the opening sung line of the title of the album, “Diamond Life”. Some radio edits have shortened the instrumental saxophone solo, as well as the first repeat of the lines that come after the Chorus portions.

The US 12″ promo contains an exclusive nearly nine minute version.

SIDE A:
Smooth Operator (Long Version)   4:56
Smooth Operator (Short Version) 3:52

SIDE B:
Smooth Operator 8:53

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Smooth Operator U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1985 Smooth Operator U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1985 Smooth Operator U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
1985 Smooth Operator U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait – AS 2013
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Downtempo

CREDITS:
Producer – Robin Millar
Written-By – St. John* , Adu*

NOTES:
Taken From The Portrait LP: “DIAMOND LIFE”
Demonstration. Not for sale.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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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Sade – Hang On To Your Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th June 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on February 18, 2011. 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!

“Hang on to Your Love” is a song by the English group Sade from their debut album, Diamond Life (1984). It was released in late 1984 as the album’s first U.S. single.

SIDE A:
Hang On To Your Love
(12″ Long Version) 6:00

SIDE B:
Hang On To Your Love (Short Version)   4:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Singles #102
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #14
1984 Hang On To Your Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Portrait – 4R9-05122
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM,
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz, Rock
Style: Lounge, Soul-Jazz, Soul, Contemporary Jazz

CREDITS:
Producer – Robin Millar
Written-By – Adu* , Matthewman*

NOTES:
Special Version From The Portrait LP: “DIAMOND LIFE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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