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The B-52’s – Channel Z (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Channel Z” is a single by The B-52’s from their 1989 album Cosmic Thing. The song was the first single from Cosmic Thing, but did not achieve as much success as the follow-ups “Love Shack” and “Roam.” The single was reissued with a new 12″ Mix after these two singles and before “Deadbeat Club.”

The song was about a fictional radio station whose motto was “Channel Z: All Static, All Day, Forever!”.

The song peaked at number 61 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, it topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song’s music video features The B-52’s playing on stage in front of an audience, along with clips of them running through a forest. It was shot outside of New York City, according to the credits of The B-52’s 1979–1989.

SIDE A:
Channel Z (Rock Mix) 6:20

SIDE B:
Channel Z (Remix / Edit) 4:10
Channel Z (Rock Dub) 5:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Channel Z U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– W 2831 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – Don Was

NOTES:
From the LP “COSMIC THING”

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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 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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The B-52’s – Give Me Back My Man (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

“Give Me Back My Man” is a song written and recorded by the American rock band The B-52’s. It was released as the second single from their 1980 album Wild Planet and is one of many solo vocal performances from Cindy Wilson in the band’s earlier years.

“Give Me Back My Man” was a staple in The B-52’s concerts in the 1980s and was usually one of the first few songs played. Early on, it was played just as it was on the record, with Schneider playing extra synth and glockenspiel. After the release of the Party Mix! album in 1981, the band performed “Give Me Back My Man” and others in the extended style in which they were presented on that album. The song was re-integrated into the set of the B-52’s 2008 Funplex tour.

The “Party Mix” of the  song charted on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart along with album track “Party Out of Bounds” and prior single “Private Idaho”, reaching number five (chart rules at the time allowed multiple album tracks to occupy the same position together). Released as a single in the UK, it hit number sixty-one on the UK Singles Chart.

SIDE A:
Give Me Back My Man 3:53

SIDE B:
Give Me Back My Man (Version) 3:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– WIP 6579
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Design – Bruno-Christian Tilley*
Executive-producer – Chris Blackwell
Producer – Rhett Davies
Written-By – C. Wilson*, F. Schneider*, K. Strickland*, R. Wilson*

NOTES:
Manufactured and distributed by EMI Records Limited.

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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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Spirit Of The Forest – Spirit Of The Forest (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd April 2015

BTG EARTH DAY EXCLUSIVE 1989

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 22, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day I thought it would be great to re-rip this gem from 1989 I really hope that you like it and that you get it’s message.

The first-ever collaboration of top musical artist to help rescue the Earth’s fast disappearing tropical rainforests. “Spirit of the Forest”, conceived, written, and produced by the English environmentalist band, Gentlemen Without Weapons, is a heart-wrenching anthem designed to draw international attention to this unparalleled global environmental crisis.

Over the course of several recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York, London, Rio, and the Brazilian rainforest itself (with native Caraja Indians), the final version of the song was completed. Among the artists heard on the record are David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Olivia Newton-John, Belinda Carlisle, Ringo Starr, Thomas Dolby, Mick Fleetwood, Brian Wilson, Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, Donna Summer, Taylor Dayne, Deborah Harry and Joni Mitchell. In addition, Brazilian artists Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, and Djavan have also joined in.

Although covering just 7% of the world’s land surface, the equatorial rainforest belt contains half of all known species of plants and animals, and acts as a global atmospheric regulator. As third world nations, like Brazil, continue to burn, harvest, and plough under the forests for short-term human corporate gain, the Earth faces increasing danger from global greenhouse warming and desertification. Additionally, deforestation drives indigenous peoples from their ancestral homes. Scientists around the world agree that destruction of the rainforest is a planetary catastrophe of the first magnitude. The aim of “Spirit of the Forest” is to alert people everywhere that this is an issue of utmost importance to all life on earth.

Every minute, an expanse of rainforest the size of twenty football fields is destroyed. That equals an area the size of the state of New Hampshire every day! The release of “Spirit of the Forest” is designed to raise both the voices and funds in this unprecendented challenge to all life on Earth.

The power of music is very strong – the message of this record is very direct:
LET IT BE HEARD.

SIDE A:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ A) 5:16
Solo Vocals:

  • Chris Rea
  • Mr. Mister
  • XTC
  • Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • Brian Wilson
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Ringo Starr
  • Fish
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Deborah Harry
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kate Bush
  • Little Steven
  • Jon Anderson
  • Sam Brown
  • The Escape Club
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Louise Goffin

SIDE B:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ AA) 5;09
Solo Vocals:

  • Iggy Pop
  • Ramones
  • Donna Summer
  • Chris Rea
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Was (Not Was)
  • Kim Wilde
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Brother Beyond
  • Richie Havens
  • Louise Goffin
  • Jon Anderson
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Lacy J. Dalton

Theme To Spirit Of The Forest (12″ Mix) 5:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – 796551-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Vocal

CREDITS:
Producer – Gentlemen Without Weapons
Backing Vocals: Africa Bambaata, Amy Sky, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, B-52’s, The, Big Country, Bruce Foxton, David Clayton-Thomas, Dolette McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Gentlemen Without Weapons, It Bites, Johnnie Warman, Jungle Brothers, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet, Marc Jordan, Michael De Barre, Plasmatics, Raging Hormones, Shikisha

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 Removeal: 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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The B-52’s – Loveland (France 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Loveland” and “Cake” are tracks recorded by American new wave band The B-52’s. Both tracks were produced by David Byrne of Talking Heads. Both songs were taken from the EP Mesopotamia. The original Island Records vinyl & cassette release in the UK contained the extended versions of “Loveland” and “Cake”. This was an error, and the discs were quickly recalled and reissued with the correct version of “Cake” however the extended Loveland remained. These versions never appeared on the American release.

In France both songs were issued as a special 12″ promo. As far as I know neither of these mixes have appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Loveland 8:33

SIDE B:
Cake 7:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 6863 177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: France
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – Butch Jones
Producer – David Byrne

NOTES:
Disque Hors-Commerce. Vente Interdite.

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B. Back

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 Removeal: 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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The B-52’s – Summer Of Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Summer of Love” is the first single from the album Bouncing off the Satellites by The B-52’s. The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it their highest entry (1994’s “(Meet) The Flintstones” would reach the same position on the chart). The original version of the song was released on The B-52’s compilation album, Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation.

SIDE A:
Summer Of Love (Summer Party Mix) 6:04

SIDE B:
Summer Of Love (Love Dub) 7:47
Summer Of Love (Single Edit) 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Summer Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-20509
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Graphics [Photo Manipulation] – Elmi Graphics, John Barry (8)
Photography By – Keith Strickland
Producer – Tony Mansfield
Producer [Additional], Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – C. Wilson*, K. Pierson*, K. Strickland*, R. Wilson*

NOTES:
From the forthcoming 5-52’s album Bouncing Off The Satellites on Warner Bros. Records.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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 Removeal: 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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The B-52’s – Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!

Originally posted September 22, 2011

“Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland” is the second single off the album Bouncing off the Satellites by The B-52’s. The single peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, their fourth Top 10 entry on that chart.

SIDE A:
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Extended Mix) 8:56
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Single Edit) 3:58

SIDE B:
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (12” Mix) 7:05
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The

Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Dub) 7:02
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTOEY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 0-20588
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Steve Peck
Guitar – Ricky Wilson (3)
Keyboards, Bass – Keith Strickland
Performer [The B-52’s] – Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson (3)
Producer – Tony Mansfield
Producer [Additional], Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Vocals – Cindy Wilson
Written-By – C. Wilson*, K. Pierson*, K. Strickland*, R. Wilson*

NOTES:
Additional Production and Mix for Mastermix Productions
Original Version available on The B-52’s album “Bouncing Off The Satellites” on Warner Bros. Records.

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B. Back

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 Removeal: 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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