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Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“Life’s What You Make It” is a song by the English band Talk Talk. It was released as a single in 1985, the first from the band’s album The Colour of Spring. The single was a hit in the UK, peaking at no. 16, and charted in numerous other countries, often reaching the Top 20.

Filmed at Wimbledon Common, London, the promotional video for the single shows the band performing in the early hours in a natural history setting. The video, directed by Tim Pope, enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV.

The “Dub Version” is exclusive to the U.S. and Canada “12 release. An alternate “Extended Version” was release in the U.K..

SIDE A:
Life’s What You Make It (Extended Mix) 6:54
Mixed By – James Farber
Remix – T. Friese-Greene*

SIDE B:
It’s Getting Late In The Evening (7″ Version) 5:44
Mixed By – James Farber

Life’s What You Make It (Dub Version) 6:06
Remix – Mark Berry

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Life’s What You Make It U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #22
1986 Life’s What You Make It U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19203
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Illustration – James Marsh
Mastered By – Wally*
Producer – T. Friese-Greene*
Written-By – M. Hollis*, T. Friese-Greene*

NOTES:
Recorded in England
Mastered by Capitol
Printed in U.S.A.

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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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Talk Talk – Such A Shame (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“Such a Shame” is a song written by Mark Hollis for the English band Talk Talk’s second album It’s My Life (1984).

It was released as the album’s second single in 1984 and became a big hit in continental Europe in 1984 and 1985, reaching the Top 10 in several countries, and becoming a number one in certain territories (their third number one single after the remixed version of their song “Talk Talk” which topped the South African charts in 1983 and the single “It’s My Life” which was number one in the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in 1984); but strangely this single was largely ignored in the UK. In the US, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100, and was a Top 20 hit in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.

The Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero US remixes are exclusive to the US 12″ releases.

SIDE A:
Such A Shame (Extended Mix) 6:21

SIDE B:
Such A Shame (Single Version) 3:55
Such A Shame (Dub Mix) 6:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 such A Shame U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #89
1984 Such A Shame U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO-9155 / 9156
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Barbiero
Mastered By – Hw*
Producer – Tim Friese-Greene
Remix – Steve Thompson
Written-By – Mark Hollis

NOTES:
Album Version can be heard on “IT’S MY LIFE”
Recorded In England
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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Talk Talk – It’s My Mix (Italy 12″ EP)

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.

SIDE A:
Why Is It So Hard? (12″ U.S. Remix – Extended Version) 6:05
Written-By – M. Hollis*

Talk Talk (12″ Mix – Extended Version) 4:32
Written-By – E. Hollis*, M. Hollis*

My Foolish Friend (12″ Mix – Extended Version) 5:27
Written-By – M. Hollis*, S. Brenner*

SIDE B:
It’s My Life (12″ Mix – Extended Version) 6:18
Written-By – M. Hollis*, T. Friese-Greene*

Dum Dum Girl (12″ Remix – Extended Version) 5:21
Written-By – M. Hollis*, T. Friese-Greene*

Such A Shame (12″ U.S. Remix – Extended Version) 6:25
Written-By – M. Hollis*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Poster: Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI – 62 2403071
Format: Vinyl, EP, Compilation, 33 RPM
Country: Italy
Released: 1985
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)

NOTES:
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

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

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Talk Talk – Talk Talk (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Talk Talk” is a 1982 song by the British New Wave band Talk Talk. It is a cover of a 1976 song “Talk Talk Talk Talk” by British punk group The Reaction, released on the Beggars Banquet compilation album Streets. Released as the second single from Talk Talk’s debut album, The Party’s Over (1982), it peaked at #52 in the United Kingdom upon initial release. It was reissued later in the same year where it peaked at #23 in the UK and #75 in the United States. The single also reached #1 in South Africa in 1983.

SIDE A:
Talk Talk (Extended Mix) 4:34
Producer – Colin Thurston
Written-By – E. Hollis*, M. Hollis*

SIDE B:
? 4:07
Producer – Colin Thurston
Written-By – Harris*, M. Hollis*, Webb*, Brenner*

Talk Talk (Version) 2:37
Engineer – Mike Robinson
Producer – John Sparrow
Written-By – E. Hollis*, M. Hollis*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Talk Talk (Reissue) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #75

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI  – 12EMI 5284
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography By – Mike Putland*

NOTES:
rack A: listed as (Long Version) on the sleeve.
Track B2: listed as Talk Talk (Produced at B.B.C. Maida Vale Studios for the David Jensen Show) on the sleeve.
Track B2: Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios for David Jensen Show.
Released by arrangement with BBC Records.

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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