Posted by DjPaulT on 25th February 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), formally better known as Vanity, but sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian-born Christian preacher and was a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model from the 80′s until the early mid-90′s . She was the lead singer for the female trio Vanity 6, which recorded the 1982 R&B hit “Nasty Girl”.
n 1982, she met Prince at the American Music Awards, where she was working as a model for the night. Prince re-named her Vanity, stating he saw his female reflection when he looked at her. That same year, Prince having learned that she could sing asked her to become the lead singer of the group Vanity 6.
After one album, Vanity decided to leave her role in Vanity 6 and the proposed film Purple Rain in 1983. She signed a record deal with Motown Records in 1984. “Under the Influence” was the first single released from Vanity’s second solo lp Skin On Skin. The song peaked at #56 on the US Hot 100 singles chart but did much better on the dance chart peaking at #6.
Under The Influence (Mid-Day Mix – Vocal) 6:25
Under The Influence (Early Morning Mix – Dub) 5:41
Under The Influence (Late Night Mix – Vocal) 5:45
Under The Influence (Radio Edit – Vocal) 3:33
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1986||Under The Influence||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#56|
|1986||Under The Influence||U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||#9|
|1986||Under The Influence||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#6|
Catalog#: 4558 MG
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Soul
Credits: Arranged By – Robbie Nevil
Engineer [Remix] – Joe Arlotta
Executive Producer – “The Buck”
Producer, Arranged By – Skip Drinkwater , Tommy Faragher
Remix – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
Written-By – R. Nevil* , T. Faragher* , Tony Haynes (tracks: T. Haynes)
Special 12″ Version
“Under The Influence” album version in “Skin On Skin” 6167 ML
For Promotional Use Only Not For Sale
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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