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S’Express – Original Soundtrack Megamix (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

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Originally posted November 12, 2010

“Original Soundtrack Megamix” is a UK promo only one-sided Megamix mixed by late English DJ/remixer Colin Faver released in 1989. The single contains tracks from the groups debut album “Original Soundtrack”. This limited edition promo contains a great David Little laser etching of the band on the flip side.

The Megamix includes:

Coma II (A.M/O.K) / Lolly-Pop / Have A Nice Day / Theme From S-Express / Superfly Guy / Blow Me Another Lollypop / Hey Music Lover (Miller Mash Glass Smash )/ L’Age Du Gateau / Superfly Guy (The Fluffy Bagel Mix) / Hey Music Lover (Spatial Expansion Mix) / Special and Golden with the occasional Todd Terry breakbeat thrown in for good measure!

Thank you to Mark Moore’s web site for some of the info.

SIDE A:
Original Soundtrack Megamix 18:13

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Rhythm King Records ‎– VOTG 2A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single Sided, 33 ⅓ RPM, Etched
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Acid House

CREDITS:
DJ Mix [Megamix] – Colin Faver
Mastered By – Mike’s*

NOTES:
B side is a laser etching picture of S’Express group : Mark Moore, Chilo, Michellé & Linda L

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Label

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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S’Xpress – Music Lover (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

“Hey Music Lover” was the third and final single taken from the debut album “Original Soundtrack” by British band S’Express. The single reached #6 in the UK Singles chart, #26 in the equivalent chart in Germany, and #6 in the U.S. Dance chart. For its U.S. release, the song was inexplicably titled just “Music Lover” (no “Hey”), even though the original title remained on the album. The U.S. editions contain exclusive remixes.

Vocals on Hey Music Lover by Billie Ray Martin and Eric Robinson. US mixes have a couple of extra lines sung by Billie Ray Martin that never made it onto any of the UK mixes (“I just want to sing to you ’cause playing bad is hard to do”).

Note change of spelling from S’Express to S’Xpress. Radio interviewers would ask “…so why did you drop the E?” and the band would burst into uncontrollable laughter.

SIDE A:
Music Lover (Music Lovers Bass Mix) 6:58
Edited By –Chep Nunez*, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix] – Goh Hotoda
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Music Lover (Music Lovers Dub) 3:46
Edited By – Chep Nunez*, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix] – Goh Hotoda
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Music Lover (Shep Zip Mix) 7:28
Edited By – Chep Nunez*, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix] – Goh Hotoda
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Music Lover (Glass Mix) 3:57
Engineer [Remix] – Blaise Dupuy
Remix – Kurt Munkacsi, Philip Glass

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Music Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15454
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Acid House

CREDITS:
Artwork By [All Typsetting] – Bats Repro
Artwork By [Art Direction] – D. Little
Artwork By [Computer Images] – David Little / Alex Quero
Artwork By [Design] – Pinky
Backing Vocals [B-vox Orgasmatron] – Michelle*
Brass – Gordon M*
Composed By – Sly Stone
Keyboards, Other [Great Semprini] – Linda Love
Keyboards, Other [Musical Assistance] – Brendan Beal*
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Other [Directed By] – Mark Moore
Performer [Noise & Electric Doormat] – Mark M*
Photography – Jaco
Producer, Mixed By – Mark Moore & Mark McGuire*
Sampler [Sampled Guitars Chords, Sampled Vox], Percussion – Chilo
Strings – Annie Stephenson*
Vocals [Additional Vox] – Billy Ray Martin*
Vocals [Vox] – Eric Robinson

NOTES:
US release of “Hey Music Lover”

Dedicated with L·O·V·E to Sly.

Recorded In England.

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

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S-Express – Superfly Guy (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Side 1

In both the US and Europe “Superfly Guy” was released with seperate alternate 12″ mixes, however the US 12″ promo included an exclusive remix titled “Superfly Guy (Do The Bourasa Mix)” which is similar to the original but Steve Bourasa who worked with Hot Tracks and Rhythm Stick remix services added some cool edits and thrown in snippets of “Theme From S-Express” and Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly”. This mix is extremely rare and only appears on this release.

The “Fluffy Bagel Mix” and “Visitor Mix” were both released in Europe as a limited edition 12″. The “Visitor Mix” is a very muffled dub sounding remix by Baby Ford.

SIDE A:
Superfly Guy (Fluffy Bagel Mix) 6:58
Remix – The Marks Brothers

Superfly Guy (Visitor Mix) 6:19
Programmed By [Additional Keyboard Programming] – Mr. Salt*
Remix – Baby Ford

SIDE B:
Superfly Guy (Do The Bourasa Mix) 6:20
Edited By, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Bourasa
Mixed By – The Marks Brothers

Theme From Funky Killer 4:55
Mixed By – Mark Moore, Pascal Gabriel

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-79432, Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-79433
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid House, House

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Mark Moore, Pascal Gabriel

NOTES:
Superfly Guy (Do The Bourasa Mix) is exclusive to this release.

Recorded In England

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

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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S’Express – Superfly Guy (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Superfly Guy” was the second single realesed by English dance music band S’Express, from their debut studio album, Original Soundtrack. The single reached #5 on the UK singles chart and #2 on the US dance chart. US copies of the single had samples replaced that differ from the UK release. According to Mark Moore’s web site “Funky Killer” became a secret weapon by djs such as J Saul Kane (Depth Charge) who would cover the label up on the 7″ and when asked, say it was a track from the 70s. The vinyl crackle in the track is meant to be there for effect.

For no reason the band changed their name from S-Express to S’Express.

The original 12″ mix has never appeared on CD.

PLATFORM 1:
Superfly Guy (12″) 7:38
Superfly Guy (7″) 3:45

PLATFORM 2:
Lolly-Pop 4:29

Funky Killer 4:55
Mixed By – Mark Moore, Pascal Gabriel

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Superfly Guy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15409
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Downtempo

CREDITS:
Bass [Acid Bass] – Ian Beta*
Engineer – Lucy Blundun
Mixed By – The Marks Brothers (tracks: A1 to B1)
Producer, Written-By – Mark Moore, Pascal Gabriel
Vocals [Additional] – Steam (3)

NOTES:
Original version of “Suprfly Guy” available on the LP “ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK”

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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S-Express – Theme From S-Express (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Theme from S-Express” is an acid house song by English dance music band S’Express, from their debut studio album, Original Soundtrack. It peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1988 for two weeks.

One of the landmarks of early acid house and late 1980s sampling culture, the single became an instant hit upon its release in April 1988. Written and produced by Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel the song samples liberally from many songs, including heavy sampling from Rose Royce’s “Is It Love You’re After” and TZ’s “I Got the Hots for You”. The hi-hat is sampled from an aerosol spray.

The track’s “S express” refrain makes reference to the 42nd Street Shuttle, or, as it is sometimes known, the “S Express”, a well-known line on the New York City Subway.

The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in April 1988. It fared less well in the United States where it scraped into the Billboard Hot 100 at number 91, but it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. It peaked at number 11 in Australia and number two in West Germany and the Netherlands.

The song prominently sampled Karen Finley’s “Drop that ghetto blaster” vocal. The song’s predominant “I’ve got the hots for you” hook has been described as “campy”.

PLATFORM 1:
Theme From S-Express (12″ U.S.A. Mix) 5:57
Theme From S-Express (7″ U.S.A. Mix) 3:56

PLATFORM 2:
The Trip (Microdot House Mix) 5:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Theme From S-Express U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #91
1988 Theme From S-Express U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15377, Rhythm King Records ‎– V-15377
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid House

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Strings & Orchestration] – Mark Moore
Artwork By [Sleeve Assembled By] – Kay-Ray-Zee At Bite It!
Engineer [Noise Engineer] – Mark M*, Pascal*
Hihat [Hairspray], Vocals [B Vox] – Jocasta (3)
Photography By – Kevin Davies (2)
Producer – Mark Moore, Pascal Gabriel
Trumpet [Noise Boogie Factor] – Mark D
Vocals [Vox], Clarinet [Microdot] – Michellé
Written-By – M. Moore*, P. Gabriel*

NOTES:
S-Express samples courtesy of:

Karen Finley “Tales Of Taboo”

T-Z “I Got The Hots For You”

Crystal Grass “Crystal World”

Debbie Harry “Feel The Spin”

Rose Royce “Is It Love You’re After”

Yazoos “Situation”

Rhythm King Music
Recorded in England
Printed in U.S.A.

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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