Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2010
BURNING THE GROUND DISCO EXCLUSIVE 1978
“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.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (generic)
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: WBSD 8778
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Disco
Credits: Engineer – Don Landee*
Producer – Ted Templeman
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.
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
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 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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