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The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one on December 15, 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 with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“What a Fool Believes” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals and Michael Jackson backing voice). The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979, remaining in that position for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

“What a Fool Believes” was one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1979. The song lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with a former lover and attempts to rekindle the relationship with her, only to realize she never really loved him and shows no interest in continuing an affair with him.

Michael Jackson claimed to have contributed at least one backing track to the original Doobie Brothers recording, but was not credited for having done so.

SIDE A:
What A Fool Believes (Disco Mix)  5:25
Engineer [Remix] – Andy Abrahms*
Percussion – James Maelen*
Remix – Jim Burgess
Written-By – Kenny Loggins , Michael McDonald

SIDE B:
Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels 3:28
Written-By – Jeff Baxter , Michael Ebert , Patrick Simmons

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

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 What A Fool Believes U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1979 What A Fool Believes U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #22
1979 What A Fool Believes U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #72
1979 What A Fool Believes U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: WBSD 8778
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Disco
Credits: Engineer – Don Landee*
Producer – Ted Templeman

NOTES:
Side A Remixed from the LP version, as indicated by Remix Engineer credit.
“A Jim Burgess Mix”

“From the Warner Bros. Album BSK 3193
“MINUTE BY MINUTE”
Track times are incorrect on labels.

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Side B

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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