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Rose McDowall – Don’t Fear The Reaper (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Don’t Fear The Reaper” is a song originally recorded by American band Blue Oyster Cult in 1976.

Rose McDowall from the Scottish female new wave duo Strawberry Switchblade covered the song in 1988. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” was her first aborted solo release following the break up of Strawberry Switchblade. Originally rush-released in 1988 by a collaborator and without her consent, Reaper quickly vanished and has become a highly sought after item.

Track B1 is wrongly called “Crystal Days” instead of “Crystal Nights”.

SIDE A:
Don’t Fear The Reaper (Extended Version) 3:31

SIDE B:
Crystal Days 3:09
Written-By – Rose McDowall

Don’t Fear The Reaper (Instrumental) 3:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Rio Digital ‎– 12RDS3
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Executive-Producer – Brian Adams, Van Kaiser
Photography By [Uncredited] – Mike Morton (3)
Producer – Ray Hedges
Written-By – Blue Oyster Cult*

NOTES:
“Rose McDowall is the former lead singer of the highly successful “Strawberry Switchblade”.

Recorded Padded Cell Colnbrook Slough Berks 1988

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
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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