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David Bowie – Tonight (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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Originally posted January 19, 2012

“Tonight” is a song written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop for Iggy’s second solo album, Lust for Life, released in 1977. The song was later made into the title track for Bowie’s own album Tonight.

Bowie re-recorded the song with guest vocalist Tina Turner in 1984 for his album of the same name. The song was recorded as a duet but the single was only credited to Bowie. The original spoken word introduction of the 1977 version, establishing that the lyric is addressed to a lover dying of a heroin overdose, was excised for Bowie’s version because Bowie regarded the introduction as an “idiosyncracy” of Iggy Pop that did not match his own personal vocabulary. Bowie also stated that he didn’t want to “inflict” that part of the song on Tina Turner, either.

The reggae-flavoured song reached only #53 in the UK singles charts (the first ‘current’ Bowie single to miss the top 40 since “Be My Wife” in 1976). In the US the song also peaked at the #53 position on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix) 4:29

SIDE B:
Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix) 5:04

Tonight (Dub Mix) 4:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Tonight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #53
1984 Tonight U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #28
1984 Tonight U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America – V-7846-1/2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Reggae

CREDITS:
Design – Mick Haggerty
Engineer [Remix] – MIchael Barbiero
Photography – Greg Gorman
Producer [Additional Production] – Carlos Alomar, Steve Thompson
Remix – Steve Thompson
Written-By – D. Bowie*, I. Pop*

NOTES:
Recorded in England.
Album versions can be heard on “TONIGHT”

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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

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Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” is a 1985 song by Tina Turner. It was featured in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome which starred Turner and Mel Gibson. The song was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle.

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” was released on the heels of Turner’s multiplatinum album Private Dancer. The song’s lyrical content is written from the perspective of those being oppressed and not wanting to get their hopes up in yet another “hero” who may or may not save them. The song was released as a 7″ single, and an extended version was released as a 12″ single and on the film’s soundtrack album. In the UK, a shaped picture disc was also released.

In 1986, the song received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. As songwriters, Lyle and Britten received the 1985 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Turner was backed by a choral group from King’s House School in Richmond, London. One of the choir members who appeared on the record, Lawrence Dallaglio, became famous in a totally different field as a rugby union star and captain of the England national team.

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” became one of Tina Turner’s biggest worldwide hit singles. The single peaked at #2 on the United States Billboard Hot 100, behind only “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” by John Parr, at #3 in the UK and reached #1 in Canada, Australia, Germany, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.

SIDE A:
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Extended Mix) 6:08

SIDE B:
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Instrumental – Re-Mixed Dub Version) 6:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs #3
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #3
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #20
1985 We Don’t Need Another Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #23

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 12CL 364
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Shoot That Tiger!
Engineer – John Hudson
Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Geng
Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Amsel*
Producer – Terry Britten
Written-By – Graham Lyle, Terry Britten

NOTES:
From The Original Soundtrack Of The Warner Bros. Motion Picture “Mad Max – Beyond The Thunderdome”

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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

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USA For Africa – We Are The World (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th November 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
A. Front

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that we celebrate on Thursday November 27 here in the US. It’s a time to reflect and give thanks for all of the abundant blessings and freedom that we have. We gather around the table with family and friends to share a festive meal. We also spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same ….true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that – Giving !!!”

I will be spending some time with family and friends over the next few days and will return on Tuesday December 2.

001“We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

Following Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project in the UK, an idea for the creation of an American benefit single for African famine relief came from activist Harry Belafonte, who, along with fundraiser Ken Kragen, was instrumental in bringing the vision to reality. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song. The duo completed the writing of “We Are the World” seven weeks after the release of “Do They Know Its Christmas”, and one night before the song’s first recording session, on January 21, 1985. (The last recording session for the song was held on January 28, 1985.) The historic event brought together some of the most famous artists in the music industry at the time.

The song was released on March 7, 1985, as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, “We Are the World” received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, the song garnered mixed reviews from journalists, music critics, and the public. Fans enjoyed hearing racially and musically diverse recording artists singing together on one track, and felt satisfied in buying “We Are the World”, knowing that the money was going to charity. Other individuals, including many commentators in the rock press, were disappointed that the song did not challenge listeners as to why famines occur in the first place, and felt that the lyrics were self-aggrandizing.

Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a home video, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

Following the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded on February 1, 2010. Entitled “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, it was released as a single on February 12, 2010, and proceeds from the record aided survivors in the impoverished country.

SIDE A:
We Are The World 7:19

SIDE B:
We Are The World 7:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart #76
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #1
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #27
1985 We Are The World U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– US2-05179
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: March 7, 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Conductor – Quincy Jones
Engineer – Humberto Gatica, John Guess
Producer – Quincy Jones
Producer [Associate] – Tom Bahler
Written-By – Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson

NOTES:
Promo. Same versions on both sides.

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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: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Tina Turner – One Of The Living (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th November 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“One of the Living” is a 1985 song recorded by the American singer Tina Turner and became a hit in North-America, peaking in the top 15 in both U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Singles chart. The theme is played over the “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”‘s opening credits.

The track was one of two songs Turner recorded for the soundtrack for the Australian post-apocalyptic film (in which she also co-starred alongside Mel Gibson). The song was written by Holly Knight who also wrote The Best and Better Be Good To Me, two other mega hits for Tina Turner.

“One of the Living” won Turner a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female”. The song enjoyed a moderate success in Europe and also appears on Turner’s UK hits compilation The Platinum Collection.

SIDE A:
One Of The Living (Special Club Mix) 7:35

SIDE B:
One Of The Living (Dub Version) 4:45
One Of The Living (Instrumental Version) 5:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 One Of The Living U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #15
1985 One Of The Living U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #41
1985 One Of The Living U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 12CL 376
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer, Mixed By – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Design – Shoot That Tiger!
Producer – Mike Chapman
Written-By – Holly Knight

NOTES:
Featured on the Capitol Album & Cassette ‘Mad Max – Beyond Thunderdome’

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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

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Tina Turner – Better Be Good To Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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R E Q U E S T

“Better Be Good to Me” is a hit single from Tina Turner’s solo album, Private Dancer. The song had originally been released in 1981 by Spider, a band from New York City with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. The Turner version was successful in the United States on the Hot 100 and the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the US R&B/Hip-hop chart. At the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, this song won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, one of four Grammys won by Turner in that ceremony.

The song was featured in the tenth episode of Miami Vice and was included on the first volume of the Miami Vice soundtrack.

SIDE A:
Better Be Good To Me (Extended Version) 7:42
Producer – Rupert Hine

SIDE B:
When I Was Young 3:10
Producer – John Carter

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Better Be Good To Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1984 Better Be Good To Me U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #6
1984 Better Be Good To Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-8609
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock

NOTES:
Recorded In England
From the LP “PRIVATE DANCER”

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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

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Tina Turner – Afterglow (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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“Afterglow” is the name of a song recorded by Tina Turner, written and produced by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. It appeared on her 1986 album Break Every Rule, and featured Steve Winwood on keyboards. The song was the eighth and final song from the album to be released as a single, if only in the United States. It failed to crack the US Hot 100, but it reached #2 on the US dance charts and #20 on the Adult Contemporary chart. A promo video for the track was filmed as part of the Break Every Rule TV special in 1986, in which it was the opening number. It shows Turner performing the song in her dressing room at the club Le Zero in Paris as she is preparing to go on stage.

SIDE A:
Afterglow (12″ Vocal Dance Mix) 7:13
Afterglow (7″ Mix) 4:15

SIDE B:
Afterglow (Glowing Dub) 6:16
Afterglow (Tina’s House Mix) 6:38
Afterglow (Tinapella) 4:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (Generic)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Afterglow U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15349
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Deep House, Garage House
Credits: Edited By – Tuta Aquino
Engineer – Hugo Dwyer
Producer – Terry Britten
Programmed By – Eric Kupper
Remix – Justin StraussMurray Elias

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “BREAK EVERY RULE”

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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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