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Various – The Monster Squad (US Limited Edition 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st October 2017

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“The Mobster Squad” is a limited edition 7″ single released by Mondo Records featuring two pop songs from the classic film The Monster Squad released in 1987 (“Rock Until You Drop” by Michael Sembello, and “Monster Squad” Rap by The Monster Squad). Neither of these tracks have ever been officially released. “Monster Rap” also features Michael Sembello on the chorus but he is not credited. The r7″ was released with several alternate covers and record colors.

The film features the Universal Monsters (re-imagined by a team of special effects artists, including Stan Winston), led by Count Dracula. They, in turn, combat a group of savvy kids out to keep them from controlling the world.

While not being a major success during its theatrical run and receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film has gained a positive reception from audiences and has become a cult classic in the years since its release.

The source material that Mondo used for this pressing was not the best I assume they could not find the original master tape. I have tried to restore this 7″ to the best possible quality. Still it will be fun for a spooky night of Tricks or Treats.

SIDE A:
Rock Until You Drop 3:08
Performed by – Michael Sembello

SIDE B:
Monster Rap 3:02
Performed by – The Monster Squad

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mondo (3) ‎– MOND-080
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, White With Red Splatter
Country: US
Released: 29 Apr 2016
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Dan Goldwasser, Michael Matessino

NOTES:
Limited Edition Dracula sleeve
From the motion picture “THE MONSTER SQUAD”

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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