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Scritti Politti – Absolute (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Absolute” was the second single taken from the album Cupid & Psyche 85 by British/American synthpop group Scritti Politti. The single reached #26 in New Zealand and #17 in the UK in June 1984.

SIDE A:
Absolute 4:18

SIDE B:
Absolute (Version) 6:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 680-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By – David Gamson, Green*
Backing Vocals – B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee*
Bass – Will Lee
Drums – Steve Ferrone
Engineer [Recording] – Jason Corsaro, Lew Hahn
Guitar – Paul Jackson Jnr.*
Other [Thanks To] – Annabelle + Arnold, Fred Maher, Matthew Kay
Producer – Arif Mardin
Remix – Gary Langan
Synthesizer [Fairlight Assistance] – Ned EBN*, J.J.*
Synthesizer, Piano – David Frank, David Gamson, Green*, Robbie Buchanan
Vocals, Written-By – Green*

NOTES:
Recorded at: Power Station & Atlantic Studios, New York.
Remixed at Sarm Studios, London.

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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

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Password: burningtheground

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Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st April 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

This is the UK 12″ release of “Perfect Way” by British band Scritti Politti taken from the album Cupid & Psyche. The “Version – Extended Mix” contained on the b-side is exclusive to the UK 12″ and does not appear on elsewhere. “Perfect Way” peaked at #48 in the UK and #11 in the US.

SIDE A:
Perfect Way (Extended Mix) 4:30

SIDE B:
Perfect Way (Version – Extended Mix) 5:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard US Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 780-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Keith Breeden (DKB) with Green
Guitar – Allan Murphy*, Nick Moroch
Mixed By – François Kevorkian
Producer, Drums – Fred Maher
Producer, Keyboards, Written-By – David Gamson
Producer, Vocals, Written-By – Green Gartside
Recorded By – Howard Gray

NOTES:
Manufactured in U.K.

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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Scritti Politti – Perfect Way (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Perfect Way” was only a minor hit when released in the UK (#48) but it became the band’s biggest US single. “Perfect Way” entered the US Billboard Top 40 on October 26, 1985. The song remained on the chart for thirteen weeks peaking at #11.

Special note about this single: The version of “Perfect Way” on the ‘A’ side is unique and otherwise unreleased – it is different to the Kevorkian mix released on the standard UK/German 12″ singles and is longer than the US 12″ single version mixed by Alan Meyerson, Francois Kevorkian and Josh Abbey (AKA Committee). The time listed on the label is incorrect the actual duration is 7:21.

 

SIDE A:
Perfect Way (Way Perfect Mix Extended) 7:21
Mixed By – Alan MeyersonFrancois Kevorkian*, Josh Abbey

SIDE B:
Perfect Way (Single Version) 4:02
Mixed By – John Potoker

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 Perfect Way U.S. Billboard US Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records – PRO-A-2357
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Gamson*, Maher*, Green*
Recorded By – Howard Gray

NOTES:
Original version available on the Warner Bros. album CUPID & PSYCHE 85 (1-25302).

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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