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Simply Red – Money$ Too Tight (To Mention) (The Cutback Mix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Money’s Too Tight (to Mention)” (sometimes stylized as “Money$ Too Tight (to Mention)” in some of its single and album releases) is a song written and first recorded by The Valentine Brothers, John Valentine and Billy Valentine, and released as a single in 1982.

It was covered by the British pop/soul group Simply Red in 1985. The Valentine Brothers’ version peaked at #41 on the Billboard R&B charts, while the Simply Red single went to #13 on the UK charts in 1985 and #28 on the Billboard U.S. pop chart in 1986. It was Simply Red’s first UK single. The song was also an international hit, reaching the Top 40 in several countries.

The lyrics concern a person with economic problems, and mentions Reaganomics, a set of economic policies implemented by U.S. president Ronald Reagan in order to encourage the growth of the American economy. The lyrics include the lines “the old man that’s over the hill”, and “did the earth move for you, Nancy?” He wants to borrow money, first from his brother who responds,”Brother I’d like to help you but I’m unable to”, then to his “Father, Father, almighty Father” who then responds “Money’s too tight to mention”.

SIDE A:
Money$ Too Tight (To Mention) (The Cutback Mix) 8:36

SIDE B:
Money$ Too Tight (To Mention) (7″ Version) 3:46
Arranged By – Simply Red

Money$ Too Tight (To Mention) (Instrumental Dub Version) 6:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Money’s Too Tight (to Mention) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #28
1985 Money’s Too Tight (to Mention) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– ED 5088
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Funk/Soul

CREDITS:
Engineer – Femi “J”*
Mixed By – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Producer – Stewart Levine
Written-By – Caroline Wiggins*, John & William Valentine*

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “PICTURE BOOK”

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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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Simply Red – Come To My Aid (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th August 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Side A

“Come To My Aid” was the second single released by English soul and pop band Simply Red. The song was taken from the bands debut album “Picture Book”. Released in 1985 on Elektra records “Come To My aid” debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance chart on February 8, 1986 after spending eight weeks on the survey the song peaked at #13. In the United Kingdom the song reached #66.

SIDE A:
Come To My Aid (Vocal / Survival Mix) 6:42
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

SIDE B:
Come To My Aid (Heavy Dub Version) 6:00
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

Granma’s Hands (Vocal / Non-LP Bonus Track) 2:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Come To My Aid U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– ED 5112
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Stewart Levine

NOTES:
“Come To My Aid” from the LP “PICTURE BOOK”
Promotional Copy 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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Simply Red – It’s Only Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th February 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

Side A

“It’s Only Love” was the lead single taken from British soul band Simply Red’s third studio album, A New Flame released in February 1989. The song was originally recorded by American soul singer Barry White and titled “It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing”. The Simply Red cover had its greatest success by charting at #1 in Italy. In the UK the single peaked at #13 while in the US the song reached #57 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
It’s Only Love (Valentine Mix) 5:44
Remix – Michael Hutchinson
Written-By – Jimmy & Vella Cameron*

SIDE B:
Turn It Up 4:34
Written-By – L. Dozier*, M. Hucknall*

X 4:50
Recorded By – Daren Klein
Written-By – Joyce*, McIntyre*, Kirkham*, Kellet*, Bowers*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company sleeve)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 It’s Only Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #57
1989 It’s Only Love U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #19
1989 It’s Only Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra  ‎– 0-66713
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz, Pop
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Jazz-Funk
Credits: Engineer, Mixed By – Daren Klein (tracks: A, B1)
Producer – Stewart Levine (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP: “A NEW FLAME”

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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