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The Cure – Primary (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st July 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

“Primary” is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the sole single from their third studio album Faith (1981).

The song is unusual in that both Simon Gallup and Robert Smith play bass, with the effects pedals on Smith’s giving the leads a unique sound. There are no guitars or keyboards played in the song.

“Primary” was released as a single on March 20, 1981. It reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart.

“Primary” was the first song by The Cure to be remixed as a separate extended mix for release on 12″ single (and not co-released on other formats, in the way the 12″ version of “A Forest” was also the album version appearing on Seventeen Seconds, for example). In fact, the original 12″ extended mix is, to this day, still only available on the original 12″ single, which has never been reproduced on any other album, making it quite a rare item. The main difference between the 7″ mix (also the album mix) and the 12″ mix is that the extended mix lengthens the instrumental introductions to the song’s verses.

This cover art is the first visual collaboration between the band & Porl and Undy, later better known as Parched Art.

SIDE A:
Primary (Extended Mix) 5:57

SIDE B:
Descent 3:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fiction Records ‎– FICSX 12, Fiction Records ‎– 2141 338
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk

CREDITS:
Artwork – Undy*, Porl*
Producer – Mike Hedges, Robert Smith
Written-By – Tolhurst*, Smith*, Gallup*

NOTES:
Cover by Porl and Undy

Rear sleeve says “Produced by Mike Hedges And The Cure”, labels say “Mike Hedges/Robert Smith”.

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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:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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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The Cure – The Love Cats (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

a-front

“The Love Cats” (sometimes rendered as “The Lovecats”) is a song by English band The Cure, released as a stand-alone single in October 1983.

It was the band’s first Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number 7, and number 6 in Australia. It later appeared on the compilation album Japanese Whispers.

At the time the song was written, Robert Smith was very interested in the work of Australian author Patrick White. According to a number of his fans, Smith was inspired to write “The Love Cats” after reading White’s novel The Vivisector (1970), although this claim is difficult to verify. In the novel, the protagonist, Hurtle, is appalled when his lover’s husband drowns a sack of stray cats. White draws a parallel between the way in which the cats are discarded, and the treatment of certain characters in the book; by extension, the cats symbolize the most innocent and vulnerable members of society, and the casual cruelty with which they sometimes meet their fate.

SIDE A:
The Love Cats (Extended Version) 4:38
Written-By – Smith*

SIDE B:
Speak My Language 2:41
Written-By – Tolhurst*, Smith*

Mr. Pink Eyes 2:44
Written-By – Tolhurst*, Smith*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20161, Sire ‎– 20161-0A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: Oct, 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Bass [Double] – Phil Thornally*
Cover – Parched Art
Drums – Andy Anderson
Engineer – Phil Thornalley
Engineer [Assistant] – Jean Yres*
Producer – Chris Parry, Phil Thornalley, The Cure
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Laurence Tolhurst
Voice, Guitar, Piano – Robert Smith

NOTES:
Made in USA

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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 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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The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (New Voice Club Mix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Boys Don’t Cry” was the second single to be released by the Cure, released in June 1979. It was released in the UK as a stand-alone single, and was included as the title track on Boys Don’t Cry, the American equivalent to Three Imaginary Boys.

In April 1986 it was re-released under the title “New Voice · New Mix”, in which the original track was remixed and the vocals re-recorded. The new version has not appeared on any subsequent release by the Cure, but can be heard in the music video for “Boys Don’t Cry”. It was released to promote Standing on a Beach; however, the original version of the song appears on the album.

SIDE A:
Boys Don’t Cry (New Voice Club Mix) 5:28

SIDE B:
Pillbox Tales 2:53
Do The Hansa 2:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fiction Records ‎– 883 937-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 08 Apr 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Post-Punk

CREDITS:
Producer – Parry* (tracks: A), Allen*, Smith*
Written-By –Tolhurst*, Dempsey*, Smith*

NOTES:
Made in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH
Track A resung & club mixed February 86, originally released June 79.
Tracks B1 & B2 previously unreleased, originally recorded February 79, remixed February 86.

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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 Cure – Pictures Of You (Limited Edition) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“Pictures of You” is the fourth and final single from the British rock band The Cure’s 1989 album Disintegration. The single dubuted on the UK singles chart on March 31, 1990 and peaked at #24. In the US the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 21, 1990 peaking at #7 the single also charted on the US Dance and Modern Rock tracks charts respectively.

Many of lead singer Robert Smith’s compositions are inspired by literature. “Pictures Of You” was based on an essay by Myra Poleo called The Dark Power of Ritual Pictures. Smith says that after reading it, he destroyed his old personal photos and many of his home videos in an effort to wipe away his past. He came to regret the decision a few days later.

Rolling Stone magazine placed “Pictures Of You” 278th on their 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

**The live tracks on the b-side are one continuous track totaling 10:05 on subsequent CD single versions the songs are split into two seperate tracks. I have left them as they were presented on the vinyl release.

SIDE A:
Pictures Of You (Extended Re-mix) 8:07
Producer – Allen*
Producer, Remix – Smith*
Remix – Parry*, Saunders*

SIDE B:
Last Dance (Live) 10:05
Engineer – Smudger (2)
Mixed By – New*, Smith*
Producer – Cure, The

Fascination Street (Live)
Engineer – Smudger (2)
Mixed By – New*, Smith*
Producer – Cure, The

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Pictures Of You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1990 Pictures Of You U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs #19
1990 Pictures Of You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fiction Records ‎– FIXPB 34, Fiction Records ‎– 877 081-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered, Translucent Green
Country: UK
Released: 31 Mar 1990
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave

CREDITS:
Artwork – Green Ink, Smith*
Written-By – Williams*, Tolhurst*, Thompson*, Smith*, O’Donnell*, Gallup*

NOTES:
Limited numbered edition #0052
Pressed on Green Vinyl.
From the LP: “DISINTEGRATION”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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 Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one back in September of 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip using my newer upgraded equipment. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Let’s Go to Bed” is a 1982 single by The Cure. It later appeared on the album Japanese Whispers.

In the aftermath of the bleak Pornography, Robert Smith returned from a month-long detox in the Lake District to write the antithesis to what The Cure currently represented. Written as a sarcastic reflection on sexual imagery in pop music, the single was a surprise hit. It was most successful in Australia, reaching #15.

The origins of “Let’s Go to Bed” lie in “Temptation”, one of the demos for Pornography. The song is a relatively upbeat, guitar-driven instrumental. In August of 1982, soon after Simon Gallup’s departure from the band, Smith demoed a vocal version of the track, entitled “Temptation Two”, a psychedelic piece not far removed from the Pornography album but somewhat lighter in tone. At the end of the song, Smith sings a string of wordless syllables, nearly identical to the “doo doo doo”s of the later song. The final version was debuted on Kid Jensen’s radio show on 27 November 1982.

Robert Smith has often stated that he wished its b-side, the darker “Just One Kiss” (also first performed during the session) was released as a single.

SIDE A:
Let’s Go To Bed  7:45

SIDE B:
Just One Kiss  7:18
Let’s Go To Bed (Edit) 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Let’s Go To Bed U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #109
1982 Let’s Go To Bed U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-29689, Sire – 9 29689-0A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Chris Parry
Written-By – Tolhurst*, Smith*

NOTES:
Front cover says: Specially Priced Maxi Single

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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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The Cure – The Antidote Mega Mix (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1991

Another nicely crafted Mega Mix from the ON-USound label. Released in 1991 this Mega Mix features The Cure. The mix includes some the biggest hits from the boys from Crawley, West Sussex.

The Cure are an English alternative rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album Three Imaginary Boys (1979); this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and New Wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre.

After the release of Pornography (1982), the band’s future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the 1982 single “Let’s Go to Bed” Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band’s music (as well as a unique stage look). The Cure’s popularity increased as the decade wore on, especially in the United States where the songs “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love” entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By the start of the 1990s, The Cure were one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004. The Cure have released thirteen studio albums, 10 EPs and over thirty singles during the course of their career. Since 2010, they have been working on a fourteenth studio album.

SIDE A:
The Antidote Mega Mix 14:32

SIDE B:
The Antidote Mega Mix 14:32

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ON-USound – CUR 12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Alternative Rock

NOTES:
Program Repeats On Both Sides

Tracklist:
Love Song
Just Like Heaven
A Forest (Tree Mix) With Vocals From Why Can’t I Be You?
Boys Don’t Cry
The Lovecats
Close To Me
Pictures Of You
Lullaby

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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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