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Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

“To Cut a Long Story Short” is a 1980 song by Spandau Ballet. It was their debut single and reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart. It appeared on the album Journeys to Glory.

The song has been speculated to be about a veteran, perhaps of Vietnam, who is drafted and suffers from PTSD; the lyrics are told from the man’s point of view as a boy being drafted, how he gets no answers as to why he must join the war. “To Cut a Long Story Short” was Vince Clarke’s inspiration to write Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”, to which the keyboard style bears a certain similarity.

The signature riff from “To Cut a Long Story Short” is used as a sample looping throughout the Freestylers track “In Love with You” on their album Adventures in Freestyle.

SIDE A:
To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1) 6:31

SIDE B:
To Cut A Long Story Short (Version) (Mix 2) 3:57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Reformation ‎– CHS 12 2473, Chrysalis ‎– CHS 12 2473
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 03 Nov 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Graphics – Graham Smith (5)
Producer – Richard James Burgess
Written-By – G. Kemp*

NOTES:
Packaged in a special embossed die-cut sleeve.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Band Aid – Band Aid Special (Japan LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Probably my biggest undertaking to date since I usually do not transfer full albums. I have been working on this off and on over the last rew days and I think it turned out nicely. The Japan pressings always sound very good. I realize this album was released on CD however I prefer vinyl and for those of you who share that love I really hope you enjoy this collection.

Happy, Merry Christmas! -DjPaulT

“Band Aid Special” is a 1985 album compiled by Mercury Records in Japan, released on March 31, 1985 a few months after the release of the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. This compilation contains all three mixes of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”that were originally released on 12” single. The rest of the album was filled artists that were involved with the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, along with other artists to fill out the album.

The album was re-issued in December 1985 under the title “Rock ‘Now” 12 Hits!”.

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists.was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. The 12″ version was mixed by Trevor Horn.

SIDE A:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? (12″ Mix) 6:13
Engineer – Trevor Horn
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Remix – Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

Big CountryIn A Big Country 3:52
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Big Country

Marilyn Calling Your Name 4:04
Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
Written-By – Marilyn, Caplin*

Status QuoMarguerita Time 3:27
Producer – Quo*
Written-By – Frost*, Rossi*

The Boomtown Rats Tonight 3:53
Producer – The Boomtown Rats
Written-By – Bob Geldof

GenesisThat’s All  4:23
Producer – Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Written-By – Genesis

SIDE B:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? 3:53
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

BBon JoviRunaway 3:51
Producer – Lance Quinn, Tony Bongiovi
Written-By – G. Karak*, J. Bon Jovi*

Elton JohnSad Songs (Say So Much) 4:48
Producer – Chris Thomas
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

ABCThe Look Of Love 3:29
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written-By – ABC

Tears For FearsMothers Talk 3:54
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Ian Stanley

Band AidFeed The World 4:16
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 25PP-161
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Among super hits of prominent names included on this special compilation album are songs by The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Genesis, Status Quo, and Marilyn who participated in the Band Aid project.

℗ 1985 Phonogram International, B.V.
Manufactured and Distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan

Find the LP on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Spandau Ballet – Through The Barricades (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

For our friends in Brussels you are in our hearts and prayers.

“Through the Barricades” is the title track of Spandau Ballet’s 1986 album Through the Barricades. Released as a single, “Through the Barricades” entered the UK singles chart on 1 November 1986 and became the band’s tenth and final top ten single, peaking at number six and spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.

The song, which is in the form of an acoustic ballad, has been described by AllMusic as “the best song by far” on its album.

SIDE A:
Through The Barricades (Extended Version) 7:08

SIDE B:
With The Pride (Live In ’85) 5:27
Mixed By – Gary Langan

Through The Barricades (Album Version) 5:55

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– SPANS T1, Reformation ‎– SPANS T1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Downtempo

CREDITS:
Design – Movat*
Producer – Spandau Ballet
Producer, Engineer – Gary Langan
Written-By – Gary Kemp

NOTES:
Made in England
“With The Pride” recorded live at The Ahoy Stadium, Holland.

Design by Movat, Assorted Images, London.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge:Ortofon OM Super
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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Spandau Ballet – Cross The Line (Spain 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th February 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Cross The Line” is a 1986 single released only in Spain by british new wave group Spandau Ballet. The track was taken from the bands fifth studio album Through The Barricades. “Cross The Line” did not chart in any country. The b-side is a live track titled “Virgin” which was also included on the home video “Through The Barricades… Across The Border” recorded at the NEC, Birmingham.

SIDE A:
Cross The Line (Extended Version) 6:15
Engineered By: – Gary Langan
Produced By: – Gary Langan & Spandau Ballet

SIDE B:
Cross The Line (Single Version) 4:08
Engineered By: – Gary Langan
Produced By: – Gary Langan & Spandau Ballet

Virgin (Live) 4:52
Mixed By: – Carey Taylor & Spandau Ballet
Recorded By: – Gary Langan

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– CBS 650879 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Spain
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
“Virgin” recorded live at the NEC, Birmingham.
Original versions appear on the LP: “THROUGH THE BARRICADES”

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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Spandau Ballet – Gold (Special Extended Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd August 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Gold” is a 1983 single by the British New Wave band Spandau Ballet from their flagship third album True.

The song is Spandau Ballet’s 2nd best-charting single behind their previous release “True”, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (being held off the top by KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Give It Up”), and #29 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. A music video was created for the single, which contains the longest-held note by any male artist in any song released during the 1980s.

The music video was directed by Brian Duffy and filmed on location in Carmona, Spain. The video featured Sadie Frost as a gold-painted nymph in one of her earlier roles.

SIDE A:
Gold (Special Extended Remix) 7:12

SIDE B:
Gold (Instrumental) 2:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Gold U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #29
1983 Gold U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – 4V9 42740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Spandau BalletSteve Jolley & Tony Swain
Written-By – G. Kemp*

NOTES:
From the breakthrough album “TRUE”

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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Spandau Ballet – Be Free With Your Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Be Free With Your Love” a great song with great lyrics. I thought it would be the perfect track for Good Friday and the Easter weekend. Enjoy!

After a hiatus from recording, during which Gary and Martin Kemp established themselves as credible actors in the gangster film The Krays, the band released Heart Like a Sky in September 1989.

The album was not widely released (not at all in the US) and was for the most part disregarded. It did, however, do well in Italy and Netherlands where the single “Be Free with Your Love” reached the Top 10. “Be Free With Your Love” peaked at #62 in the UK and #42 in Germany. Afterwards, Spandau Ballet, from whom Gary Kemp was already feeling estranged, split up.

SIDE A:
Be Free With Your Love (Extended Dance Mix) 6:36
Remix – Justin Strauss

SIDE B:
Be Free With Your Love (Dub Mix) 5:07
Remix – Justin Strauss

Be Free With Your Love 4:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS – SPANS T4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Arranged By [Brass] – Gary Barnacle
Backing Vocals – London Community Gospel Choir
Brass – Phantom Horns
Co-producer – Gary KempGary Langan
Engineer – John Brough
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Spandau Ballet album “Heart Like A Sky”

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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