Posted by DjPaulT on 18th June 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
Talk Talk were an English musical group, active from 1981 to 1991. The group had a string of international hit singles including “Talk Talk”, “It’s My Life”, “Such a Shame”, “Dum Dum Girl”, “Life’s What You Make It” and “.
In their later years the band’s commercial appeal receded, but their critical reputation increased as they moved from synthpop to a more experimental form. Their final two albums, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, were highly acclaimed and remain influential to experimental alternative rock genres, especially post-rock.
“It’s My Mix” was a compilation EP released in 1985 in Canada and Italy only (this is the Italian pressing) and contains six extended remixes of Talk Talk hits. It also features a giant size poster of the photograph on the sleeve.
‘Why is it so hard’ was originally written by Talk Talk as a song for Michael Apred’s film “First born”. The 7″ version of the track was first released on EMI’s compilation album “Asides Besides” in 1998. The 12″ US remix is only available on this EP – and has so far not been released on CD.
Why Is It So Hard? (12″ U.S. Remix – Extended Version) 6:05
Written-By – M. Hollis*
Such A Shame (12″ U.S. Remix – Extended Version) 6:25
Written-By – M. Hollis*
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: EMI – 62 2403071
Format: Vinyl, EP, Compilation, 33 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Cover – EMI Italiana Creative Services
Executive Producer – Bob Buziak (tracks: A1), Burt Berman (tracks: A1)
Photography By [Front Cover Photographs] – Sheila Rock
Producer – Colin Thurston (tracks: A2), Rhett Davies (tracks: A3), Tim Friese-Greene (tracks: A1, B1 to B3)
Remix – Steve Thompson (tracks: A1, B2, B3)
The manufacturing date, inscribed on the vinyl in the dead wax, is 11-2-85.
Also contains a 90×120 cm mega poster and a promo sheet showing the poster image and with “Special Price – 11.500″ printed on it.
Find The EP On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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