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Thompson Twins – Get That Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

BTG Week OF LOVE!

“Get That Love” is a song by British pop group Thompson Twins, released in 1987 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Close to the Bone. It was written by Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey, and produced by Rupert Hine and Bailey. The single peaked at #66 in the UK, and spent 4 weeks within the Top 100. The single fared better in America where it peaked at #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Get That Love (Extended Version) 6:27

SIDE B:
Get That Love (7″ Version) 3:57
Perfect Day 4:24

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Get That Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista– TWINS 1212
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah*
Design, Artwork By – Andie Airfix, Satori (14)
Engineer – Stephen W. Taylor*
Photography By – Carrie Branovan
Producer – Rupert Hine
Producer [Associate], Executive Producer – Tom Bailey
Written-By – A. Currie*, T. Bailey*

NOTES:
From the Arista LP “CLOSE TO THE BONE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – The Gap (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

side-1

“The Gap” is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was the title track from the group’s 1984 album Into the Gap, and was also released as a single in certain countries though not in the group’s native UK. The single peaked at #69 in the U.S., spending six weeks on the US Billboard 100. It also charted in Germany where it peaked at #62. There was no promotional music video for this single.

The AOR (Album Orienred Rock) Version is exclusive to this 12″.

SIDE A:
The Gap (AOR Version) 3:53

SIDE B:
The Gap (Club Remix Version) 8:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Gap U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #69

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– ADP-9289
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Tom Bailey
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

NOTES:
From the LP “THE GAP”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

side-2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – King For A Day (Extended Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

a-front

“King For A Day” is a 1985 song by the British band the Thompson Twins. It was released as the third single from the band’s fifth album Here’s To Future Days.

It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway. The single peaked at #22 in the UK, spending six weeks on the chart and would be the band’s final UK Top 40 hit. The single fared better in America where it peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and also peaked at #13 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The B-side, “Rollunder”, was exclusive to this single with two versions; a shorter 7″ version and an extended version. It is a variation of the band’s song “Roll Over”, which was planned for release as a single earlier in 1985 but withdrawn from sale at the last moment.

SIDE A:
King For A Day (Extended Mix) 8:02
Edited By [Re-Edit] – Tom Bailey

SIDE B:
Rollunder (Extended Version) 6:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 King For A Day U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1985 King For A Day U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– TWINS 127
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah*
Artwork, Design – Andie Airfix, Satori (14)
Photography By – Rebecca Blake (2)
Producer – Nile Rodgers, Tom Bailey
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

NOTES:
Taken from the album/cassette: “HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

b-back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

 

REQUEST

“Lay Your Hands on Me” is a 1984 song by the British band Thompson Twins. It was the first single to be released from their 1985 album Here’s To Future Days, and was released in the UK almost a year in advance of the album. It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway. There are two main versions of the song, with various edits and remixes of the two. The first version was produced by Alex Sadkin & Tom Bailey was released in late 1984 in Europe and Australia. The 1985 version was a reworking co-produced by Nile Rodgers, adding electric guitar and a gospel choir and released as a single in the US (this version appeared on the album). The single peaked at #13 in the UK, spending nine weeks on the chart. The single fared better in America where it peaked at #6 on the US Billboard 100 and also peaked at #46 on the US Dance /Club Play Singles.

The B-side, “The Lewis Carol (Adventures In Wonderland)”, is an instrumental variation of the song and was exclusive to this single.

SIDE A:
Lay Your Hands On Me (Single Version) 3:57
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Nile Rodgers, Tom Bailey

The Lewis Carol (Adventures In Wonderland) 4:13
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Tom Bailey

SIDE B:
Lay Your Hands On Me (Extended Version) 6:00
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Nile Rodgers, Tom Bailey

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Lay Your Hands On Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1985 Lay Your Hands On Me U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #14
1985 Lay Your Hands On Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #46

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– AD1-9397
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah Currie
Design – Andie Airfix, Satori (14)
Mixed By – James Farber
Photography By – Rebecca Blake (2)
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

NOTES:
“Lay Your Hands On Me” taken from forthcoming album/cassette
“Here’s To Future Days”

Mastered at Masterdisk.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“You Take Me Up” is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was the third single to be taken from their 1984 album Into the Gap and was released in the UK on 23 March 1984. It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway, and prominently features harmonica and a melodica solo. The single peaked at #2 in the UK, making it their highest chart position for a song, and spent eleven weeks on the chart. In addition to the regular 7″ and multiple 12″ releases, Arista Records also released four different shaped picture discs for the single, three of which were part of a jigsaw.

In the US the single spent nine weeks on the Billboard 100, peaking at #44. The promotional music video for this single was directed by Dieter Trattmann.

The B-side of the single was a non-album track entitled “Passion Planet”.

The 12″ mixes together “You Take Me Up / Machines Take Me Over” and “Down Tools” making it one eleven minute track. I have left it this way to preserve the original continuity of the single. The remasterd CD release seperates the tracks.

SIDE A:
You Take Me Up / Machines Take Me Over/Down Tools 11:37

SIDE B:
Leopard Ray 3:21
Passion Planet 3:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 You Take Me Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– TWINS 124
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Partially Mixed
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah Currie, Nic Marchant*
Design – Satori (14)
Mixed By – Phil Thornalley
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Tom Bailey
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

NOTES:
“You Take Me Up” from the Arista LP “INTO THE GAP”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love ’88 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“In The Name Of Love ’88” is a 1988 single by Thompson Twins from the album The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes. The song originally featured on the 1982 albums Set, and In The Name Of Love, and was written by the early seven piece lineup of the band: Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman. The song was newly remixed by Shep Pettibone for the Greatest Mixes album. The single peaked at #46 in the UK, spending 3 weeks on the chart. The single fared better in America, where it peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.

SIDE A:
In The Name Of Love ’88 (Railroad Mix) 6:40
In The Name Of Love ’88 (Railroad Dub) 5:48
In The Name Of Love ’88 (Single Mix) 3:30

SIDE B:
In The Name Of Love ’88 (Extended Remix) 5:18
In The Name Of Love ’88 (Dub Mix) 6:20

Passion Planet 3:42
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Tom Bailey
Written-By – Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, Tom Bailey

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 In The Name Of Love ’88 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– ADI-9731
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By [Digitally] – Tuta Aquino (tracks: A1 to B2)
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone (tracks: A1 to B2), Steve Peck (tracks: A1 to B2)
Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to B2)
Producer [Additional] – Shep Pettibone (tracks: A1 to B2)

NOTES:
A1 to B2: Additional production for Mastermix Productions.

“In The Name Of Love ’88” From their new album “The Best Of Thompson Twins Greatest Mixes”.
“Passion Planet” Bonus cut. Not available on any album.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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