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Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Taco Ockerse (born July 21, 1955), better known by his stage name Taco, is an Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer who started his career in Germany.

In 1981, Taco signed his first record contract with Polydor (Germany) for two record releases, whereon he released his first single, “Puttin’ on the Ritz. Not long after, in 1982, his single, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” was picked up by RCA for US release. The single was widely played throughout the U.S. by late summer of 1983 eventually peaking at #4 in September, 1983 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #1 on the Cashbox charts. Although the single eventually earned him a Gold-certification in USA for selling over one million copies, it was Taco’s only top-40 hit in the U.S. In 1983 and 1984, he toured extensively throughout Europe. While the single “Puttin’ on the Ritz” topped the charts in Sweden and New Zealand, it entered the Top 5 in numerous countries including Norway, Austria and Canada. His subsequent album release of After Eight was released in over 40 countries and managed to reach #4 in Norway, #5 in Canada, #11 in Austria, #17 in New Zealand and #23 in U.S. and #59 in Germany. The album earned Taco number of Gold certifications including one in Finland for selling over 25,000 copies.

SIDE A:
Puttin’ On The Ritz (Extended Version) 6:03
Written-By –  Irving Berlin

SIDE B:
Livin’ In My Dream World 3:06
Written-By – John David Parker-Tanja*, Werner Lang

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Puttin’ On The Ritz U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1983 Puttin’ On The Ritz U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #12
1983 Puttin’ On The Ritz U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PD-13575
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – David Parker

NOTES:
From the album “AFTER EIGHT”

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B. Back

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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