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The Dream Academy – Indian Summer (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Produced by Hugh Padgham and Lindsey Buckingham “Indian Summer” was the first single from The Dream Academy’s second album “Remembrance Days”. The song is about reflecting on the past, especially with previous friendships and relationships. The scene of the song is set with a group friends on holiday who decide to stay during an Indian Summer. Critics had drawn many parallels with the song and their debut single “Life in a Northern Town”, especially with the chant at the end of the song.

The video was played regularly on VH1. Despite this, the single failed to chart, something that would plague the band’s subsequent singles until they split up in 1991.

SIDE A:
Indian Summer (Extended Version) 6:46
Producer – Hugh PadghamLindsey BuckinghamNick Laird-Clowes

SIDE B:
Indian Summer (LP Version) 4:24
Producer – Hugh PadghamLindsey BuckinghamNick Laird-Clowes

Heaven Part 1 3:25
Producer – Dream Academy, ThePaul Staveley O’Duffy

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Blanco Y Negro – NEG 27T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Songwriter – Gilbert GabrielNick Laird-Clowes

NOTES:
“Indian Summer” original version from the lp “Remembrance Days” BYN12

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

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The Dream Academy – Please Please Please (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” is a song originally performed by British group The Smiths. It was released as the B-side of “William, It Was Really Nothing” in 1984 and later featured on the compilation albums Hatful of Hollow and Louder Than Bombs.

The Dream Academy covered “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” in 1984. This version peaked at #83 in the UK Singles Chart. The instrumental version of the song is the better known cover version, since it was used in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (during the Art Institute scene) along with an other Dream Academy song “The Edge of Forever”. A similar (but vocal) single later appeared on the compilation album, Somewhere in the Sun… Best of the Dream Academy.

As a bonus track I have also included the US 7″ mix of “The Love Parade”. This mix is exclusive to the US 7″ single.

SIDE A:
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 3:05
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental) 3:05

SIDE B:
In Places On The Run 3:38
The Party (Acoustic Version) 3:45

BONUS TRACK:
The Love Parade (US 7″ Mix) 3:53
Producer – Alan Tarney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Blanco Y Negro – NEG 20T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – George Nicholson (tracks: B1)
Composed By – Gabriel* (tracks: B1), Marr* (tracks: A1, A2), Morrissey (tracks: A1, A2), Laird-Clowes* (tracks: B1, B2)
Engineer – Andrew Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Producer – David Gilmour (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Nick Laird-Clowes (tracks: A1, A2, B1)

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

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The Dream Academy – The Love Parade (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“The Love Parade” is the fourth single released by The Dream Academy. It was a more “edgy” song then their previous singles, with the theme being about adultery and erotic temptation. There were two additional singles released in the UK by Blanco y Negro, a 7″ shaped picture disc and a second limited edition release.

There were high hopes for the single, especially from Warner Brothers Records, and there was some degree of promotion of the song (such as a live performance on American Bandstand). However, the single failed to live up to the expectations of their debut single, “Life in a Northern Town”, just making the top 40 (#36) in the US but reaching #78 in the UK.

SIDE A:
The Love Parade (12 Inch) 6:13
Engineer, Mixed By – John Hudson
Producer – Alan Tarney

SIDE B:
The Love Parade (7 Inch) 3:45
Producer – Alan Tarney

Girl In A Million (For Edie Sedgwick) 3:47
Producer – Dream Academy, ThePaul O’Duffy*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Very Good Plus

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 The Love Parade U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36
1985 The Love Parade U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Blanco Y Negro – NEG16T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Screened By] – Art-O-Matic
Design – Peter Saville Associates
Written-By – Gabriel*, Laird-Clowes*

NOTES:
Also available the LP “THE DREAM ACADEMY”

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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The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th January 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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“Life in a Northern Town” is a pop song by The Dream Academy, an English dream pop group. The song is the first single from their 1985 self-titled debut, The Dream Academy. Reaching #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1986, it is also their highest-peaking chart single in the US.

The Dream Academy released the original version in 1985 as the first single from their self-titled album. It was a Top Ten pop hit for them, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

There were two different versions of the music video. The first one was made in 1984 and was filmed in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, England. It was directed by Tim Pope. The second version was filmed in 1985 and was directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams. It was filmed in and around Newcastle upon Tyne with some scenes filmed in Manchester in the UK and in the USA. The video featured footage from one of their first TV appearances, on the British music show The Tube.

The lyrics are references to English singer-songwriter Nick Drake, who suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life and often reflected those topics in his lyrics. Gilbert Gabriel, a member of The Dream Academy and co-writer of the song, has also said that the inspiration for the tune came from his experience at Dartington College of Arts. Nick Drake died of an antidepressant overdose in 1974 at the age of twenty six, but his music has influenced songwriters and guitarists well after his death. He was best known for sombre pieces composed on his favorite instrument, the guitar, and The Dream Academy intended the song as a tribute to Drake. The song, which took a year to record, also includes elements of classical music, an “african-esque” chant, and hints of psychedelia.

SIDE A:
Life In A Northern Town (Extended) 5:18
Test Tape No.3 5:04

SIDE B:
Life In A Northern Town (7″ Mix) 4:15
Poised On The Edge Of Forever 3:52

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Life In A Northern Town U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1986 Life In A Northern Town U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #7
1986 Life In A Northern Town U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #2
1986 Life In A Northern Town U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Blanco Y Negro – NEG 10T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Town & Country Planning
Photography By – Richard Haughton
Producer – David Gilmour (tracks: A1, B1), Dream Academy, The (tracks: A2, B2), George Nicholson (tracks: A1, B1), Nick Laird-Clowes (tracks: A1, B1)
Written-By – Gilbert GabrielNick Laird-Clowes

NOTES:
Dedicated to Nick Drake, Steve Reich & ‘Classics For Pleasure’

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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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