Posted by DjPaulT on 27th March 2017
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” is a 1983 song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It was composed by Jo Callis and Philip Oakey, and produced by Martin Rushent (which would be the last song he produced for the band for seven years).
The song features vocals from four of the band members, including lead singer Philip Oakey, female co-vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall, and a rare vocal role from keyboardist and guitarist Jo Callis.
The single was designated ‘Red’ on the Human League’s short-lived, self-imposed labeling system of ‘Blue’ for pop songs and ‘Red’ for dance tracks.
The single was released in the UK on 11 April 1983 as a non-album single, and went to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It was incorporated into the band’s EP Fascination!. Released in the US a month after the UK release, the single reached number 1 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (their first single to do so) and number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 that summer.
This Greece 12″ contains a unique picture sleeve and is the only 12″ to contain the instrumental b-side track “Total Panic”, which only appears on 7″ in other countries.
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version) 4:59
Remix – Chris Thomas
(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation) 6:13
Total Panic 3:28
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1983||(Keep Feeling) Fascination||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#8|
|1983||(Keep Feeling) Fascination||U.S. Billboard Black Singles||#56|
|1983||(Keep Feeling) Fascination||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#1|
|1983||(Keep Feeling) Fascination||U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||#14|
Made in Greece
B-side listed as “(Keep Feeling) Total Panic” on sleeve.
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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Tags: (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version, (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Improvisation), 12", 1983, Chris Thomas, Greece, Martin Rushent, The Human League, Total Panic
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