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48th Birthday

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th February 2017

Hi guys,

Today I turn 48 years old and decided to take the day off. I feel everyone should celebrate their birthday in one way or another. No matter what cards we are dealt in life birthdays are a special gift. I am just gonna hang out today and go with the the flow. I love all of you and appreciate you so much.

Cheers!

Paul

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An Apology…

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th November 2016

After seeing some of my most loyal readers become disappointed that I made a partisan political post, I decided not to use BTG for a political endorsement. I want to apologize for muddying up this great musical adventure at BTG with any political pressure or tension. I don’t want to lose loyal readers over this election. People have really strong feelings in this election, and I’m no exception. I have a positive view of my preferred candidate, not a fearful one. Perfection is not on the ballot, and it never will be, but I trust my readers to make their own decisions to vote for the candidate who is closest to his or her ideals in character and policy, and then we the people are put to the task of holding them accountable. That is the positive outlook that has been the pride of American democracy throughout our history and in our finest moments. I’m glad we can have a friendly disagreement. Whoever you vote for, get out and vote!

~DjPaulT

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Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

a-front

Released 30 years ago today.

“Notorious” is the 14th single by Duran Duran. It was released internationally by EMI on 20 October 1986. “Notorious” was the first single issued from the album Notorious, and the first released by Duran Duran as a 3-piece band after the departure of Roger and Andy Taylor. It was a success worldwide, reaching #7 in the UK, and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, behind “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, and was a success in various other countries.

“Notorious” marked the debut of the new streamlined trio version of Duran Duran, as Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor had left the band by the time the album was released. In fact, the acrimonious nature of Andy Taylor’s departure was reflected in the song to a certain degree. According to songwriter Simon Le Bon, the lyric “Who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit” was a direct dig at the guitarist.

As a trio, the band had enlisted the help of Nile Rodgers to take over production duties. His funk influences can be heard throughout the single – for example, the tempo and the use of The Borneo Horns brass section. Rodgers also played the guitar on the single along with Warren Cuccurullo.

For the first time, the B-side to the 7″ single was not an original recording; “Winter Marches On” was an unaltered version of the Notorious album track. Before this, Duran Duran had always provided either completely original songs or previously unheard remixes on the B-side.

As a first for the band, “Notorious” was released as two separate 12″ singles. The first had a Nile Rodgers produced “Extended Mix” while the second featured a remix by The Latin Rascals.

I have taken the “Extended Mix” from the first US 12″ release of Notorious and added it as an “Extra Cut”.

SIDE A:
Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) 6:21
Remix, Edited By, Engineer – The Latin Rascals

SIDE B:
Notorious (45 Mix) 3:59
Winter Marches On 3:24

EXTRA CUT:
Notorious (Extended Mix) 5:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Frank Olinsky
Mastered By – RL*
Mixed By, Engineer – Daniel Abraham
Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Producer – Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Le Bon*

NOTES:
…Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the groove…

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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Jody Watley – Don’t You Want Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

a-front

“Don’t You Want Me” is the third single from singer Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame and written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Paul Bryant.

Watley’s previous single, “Still a Thrill,” fared well in dance and R&B markets, but less-so in the mainstream. This prompted her label, MCA, to go in a more pop-friendly direction. “Don’t You Want Me” was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching top ten on the Billboard pop and R&B charts and becoming a number-one dance club hit.

“Don’t You Want Me” landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song reached #6 on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks.

Internationally the single reched #55 U.K., #46 New Zealand and #24 Canada.

SIDE A:
Don’t You Want Me (Extended Mix) 6:48
Don’t You Want Me (A Cappella) 4:12

SIDE B:
Don’t You Want Me (Radio Edit) 4:17
Don’t You Want Me (Dub Version) 7:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23785, MCA Records ‎– MCA 23785
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Lynn Robb
Management [Direction] – Bennett Freed Management
Mastered By – Herb Powers, Jr.*
Photography – Victoria Pearson
Producer – Bernard Edwards
Remix, Producer [Additional Production Assistant] – Dennis Mitchell
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Francois Kevorkian*, Michael Hutchinson
Written-By – D.P. Bryant*, F. Gold*, J. Watley*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP, “JODY WATLEY”

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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Doctor Today

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th August 2016

Hi guys just wanted to let you know that I have a couple of doctor appointments today so I will not be posting. I will return tomorrow. I also want to send out thoughts and prayers for our friends in Louisiana, Myanmar and Italy we are thinking of you.

Have a great day/night,

Paul

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Shakespear’s Sister – Run Silent (The Run Deep Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

“Run Silent” (also known as “Run Silent, Run Deep”) is a song by British-based pop act Shakespears Sister, released as the fourth single from their debut studio album Sacred Heart by FFRR Records. The single failed to reach the success of “You’re History”, being the first of a string of singles failing to peak within the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart.

SIDE A:
Run Silent (The Run Deep Mix) 6:10
Remix – Boo Boo Watkins, Manu Guiot
Written-By – Detroit*, Feldman*, Fahey*

SIDE B:
Run Silent 3:43
Remix – Boo Boo Watkins, Manu Guiot
Written-By – Detroit*, Feldman*, Fahey*

Mr. Wrong 3:56
Written-By – Fahey*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: FFRR ‎– FX 119, FFRR ‎– 886 757-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Tim Young
Producer – Richard Feldman, Shakespear’s Sister

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

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

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